Splash of Red 2018 – Thank You!

Alisha Ostberg News

We want to thank you for your support of the 6th Annual Splash of Red benefit. Together with our approximately 250 people that attended the event, we raised HIV awareness and $69,124 for our prevention, education and support programs in Calgary and across Southeastern Alberta.

From stilt walkers, to live neo soul music, Splash of Red Masquerade filled May 5th with an evening of entertainment, fundraising and dancing. Thanks to our supporters and friends at BassBus, Splash of Red offered performances from Rondel Roberts Band, ManUp, Girls on Decks DJ Collective, and burlesque shows from the Bombshell Brigade. We also want to thank Shauna Starr, Krystal Starr and Sister Visa DeKline for their amazing drag performances. Our exclusive TV and radio partners were Global Calgary and 770 CHQR. Thank you to TD, our Silver Sponsor, and to our Bronze Sponsors: Global Public AffairsMcLeod Law LLP, and Twisted Element.

A special thank you to our Splash of Red Volunteer Committee, who worked hard to provide an amazing experience, and to the artists, donors, patrons, volunteers and staff who helped make this event possible. We raised $18,340 from our silent and live auction, featuring work from local artists such as Amy Gaulin, Jason Carter, Ella and Emilia Charette, and Albert Decruyenaere, a live art piece by Rich Theroux, and some fantastic experiences. The event was supported by incredible wine donors.

We were pleased to have welcomed the Honourable Brandy Payne, Associate Minister of Health, Brian Malkinson, MLA for Calgary-Currie, Michael Connolly, MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood, and Deborah Drever, MLA for Calgary-Bow. We would also like to thank Deputy Mayor Evan Woolley for his words and attendance at Splash of Red.

See you next year!