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 3.1 million dollars in the past 16 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.
Funds raised in 2018 will go towards the purchase of a new Heart Lung Bypass Machine. This specialized piece of equipment is vital to performing open heart surgery. During open heart surgery, the heart needs to stop beating so it can be repaired so patients are put on bypass using the Heart Lung Bypass Machine.This amazing machine acts as a patient’s heart and lungs during the surgery – filtering, heating or cooling, and oxygenating blood and pumping it back into the body. The Heart Lung Bypass Machine is essential to performing open heart surgeries and providing the best care possible right here in the Maritimes!
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!
Rosanna Burrill is a singer/violinist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is one fifth of the indie-rock band Hillsburn. Rosanna is emerging as one of the strongest musicians to front a band out of Halifax. Her band is taking stages by storm across Canada and most recently a tour in Europe. Rosanna holds an undergraduate degree in violin performance from Dalhousie University.
Jon Landry is the lead singer of The Stanfields. His voice is a staple of the east coast music scene. You'd never call The Stanfields traditional, but being from Nova Scotia, they can't help soaking up those influences, especially the storytelling. "It's in my blood," confirms Landry. "Somebody told me that I sound like I write songs from 100 years ago, which is a fantastic compliment for my sake. Jon's band have won countless ECMA and Music Nova Scotia Awards and has toured several times across Canada and Europe.
Reeny Smith is a powerhouse on the stage and in the studio. As a 25-year-old singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, her age - and her modest disposition - may be deceiving. Whether she is playing with a full band, as a trio with her backup singers or solo on the keys, Reeny delivers magic every time, lighting up the room. Her extraordinary vocals, confident stage presence, and energetic live show make for a truly unforgettable, entertaining experience.
|6:30pm||Reception & Silent Auction Viewing|
|7:30pm||Dinner & Entertainment|
The Westin Nova Scotian is pleased to offer Kent Great Big Dig attendees a special room rate of $135 based on availability. Call 1-877-993-7846 or 902-496-8585 or click here for more information and booking.
Formal Attire | Complimentary Parking