Canadian Magen David Adom Calgary is celebrating its Annual Gala on May 29

(AJNews) – The Calgary Chapter of Canadian Magen David Adom is celebrating its Annual Gala on May 29, 2022 at the Carriage House Inn. It is going to be an engaging and enjoyable event for a wonderful cause, Israel’s national ambulance, blood services and disaster relief organization.

Special guest speaker will be Dr. Shafir Botner, Director of Magen David Adom’s Paramedic School. Dr. Botner has been a veteran MDA paramedic for nearly 20 years. He is one of only a handful of first responders serving in MDA’s Helicopter Service. Dr. Botner oversees a comprehensive program that trains more than 90,000 people annually, including members of the general public, institutions, physicians and nurses, as well as MDA first responders.

The gala will also feature Rabbi Russel Jayne, spiritual leader of the Calgary Beth Tzedec Congregation, as well as guest speaker Chief Lee Crowchild, a third generation Chief of Tsuu’tina. Chief Crowchild is a passionate advocate for the environment and sustainable energy practices and he led the charge to protect the water that runs through his nation and on into Calgary.

A special performance by jazz and swing singer Barry Shaw will be another highlight of the gala. Barry performs across Canada and the USA at variety of venues and special events. He has performed before two American Presidents and three Canadian Prim Ministers. His reputation as a world class jazz and swing vocalist with his ability to connect with an audience is legendary.

The reception will include interludes by violinist Steven Klevsky.

This is going to be an exceptional evening. “Help us save lives in Israel,” says event chair Leonard Shapiro.  A full kosher meal will be served and COVID safety measures will be observed. For tickets and information, contact sfraiman@cmdai.org or call 587.435.5808.

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