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The Great Big Dig for the IWK

Saturday, November 14, 2015  | 
The Cunard Centre, Halifax

The Event

Welcome to The Kent Great Big Dig – The region’s most anticipated and exciting fundraising evening for the IWK Health Centre. The Kent Great Big Dig is an event that has raised over 2 million dollars in the past 12 years! This year’s event promises to carry on the tradition of success and generosity by raising over $250,000 during an unforgettable evening of food, entertainment, spectacular auction items and prizes. This year the funds from The Kent Great Big Dig will go towards purchasing a piece of much needed equipment for the IWK Health Centre.

The Purpose

This year the Great Big Dig has made a commitment to help purchase eight ventilators for the IWK, one of the highest priority equipment needs! Ventilators are life support machines, or breathing machines, that are used for any patient whose breathing is compromised. These machines can breathe for crucially ill patients that can’t breathe on their own and also support them when they are having breathing difficulty. Seven of these ventilators will be used in the critical care units of the IWK while one ventilator is recommended for home care and can be used in the transition of patients to a home care environment.


The Stanfields

Everyone has a story to tell about The Stanfields – if you don’t, give it time. The Stanfields attract fans of all classes and creeds across North America and Europe with their rhythm-fueled hard rock laced with traditional roots sounds. Recently they created an acoustic show that has been selling out theatres across the Maritimes. The Stanfields tour incessantly across Canada and Europe and have been honoured with a handful of awards including Nova Scotia Entertainer of the Year.

The Mellotones

Bringing tight harmonies, powerful horns and a funky rhythm section, the ‘Tones energetic stage show keeps the party going. Performing so regularly, the band has camaraderie and a tightness that crowds cannot deny. Audiences from across North America have witnessed this band’s extreme talent and they are never short of completely impressed. Any Halifax local will tell you, The Mellotones are the best dance band in town!

Evening Schedule

6:30pm Reception & Silent Auction Viewing
7:30pm Dinner & Entertainment
10:30pm After Party

The Westin Nova Scotian is pleased to offer Kent Great Big Dig attendees a special room rate of $132 based on availability. Call 1-877-993-7846 or 902-496-8585 or click here for more information and booking.

Formal Attire | Complimentary Parking

Title Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


John Wills
Event Chair

Jennifer Parkhill
Event Coordinator
Parkhill Events

Adam Newhouse

Allison Deveau
Atlantic Cat

Andrew Doucet

Brian Paquette
Bird Construction

Christina Bradshaw

Dan Rudisuela

Duane Saulnier
Grant Thorton

Elizabeth Hallett
IWK Foundation

Jackie Casey
Parkhill Events

Jeremy Stewart
Marco Group

John Flemming
Ocean Contractors

Keith Courage

Kyla Dixon

Liz Rigney

Mike Bagnall

Nicole Epp
Parkhill Events

Victoria Stanhope
Stanhope Simpson Insurance

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