Saturday, February 8, 2020


Nova Centre – Halifax, Nova Scotia


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Our Cause


2019 was a big year for Hospice Halifax through the generosity of Feeling the Love supporters, our spectacular volunteers and community, we were able to realize our organizations dream of opening the very first hospice in Nova Scotia. Since our opening in May 2019, we have been able to deliver on our mission of providing the very best end-of-life care possible to families in our community, and are on track to serve 150 families within our first year of operations.

From around-the-clock professional nursing care, to warm, inviting spaces, good food, licensed counselling and social work support, and on site family accommodations, Hospice Halifax offers all its services without associated fees. The hospice residence is an inclusive space where patients and their families receive personalized, dignified end-of-life care.

Every year, we will welcome about 150 patients who have a terminal illness and are nearing the end of their lives. About 1,800 community members – patients’ extended family, friends and colleagues – will also have access to support at hospice.


Hospice Halifax is a compassionate and supportive community of staff members, volunteers, and donors dedicated to helping patients and families experience the best end of life possible. To learn more, please visit www.hospicehalifax.ca


The Event


Dinner and dance. Silent auction. And loads of fun! 

Meet up with longtime friends and colleagues at the Halifax Convention Centre and start the evening with a round of drinks. Peruse our exclusive silent auction. Next, head into the grand ballroom with your guests and take a seat at your reserved table for a gourmet meal. Our spectacular sweet dessert buffet closes the meal and kicks off the night as we welcome nearly 400 additional guests for the post-dinner party and dance. Back by popular demand, live bands Asia & NuGruv will keep dance floor moving, and new this year, DJ Dollar will turn up the heat towards the end of the night, for a second wave of fun.

The evenings schedule looks something like this:

6:00 PM – Doors open for our pre-dinner reception & silent auction
7:00 PM – Guests transition into the ballroom for dinner
8:30 PM – Dance guests arrive, live music begins and dessert is served
1:00 AM – Everyone has thoroughly felt the love and heads on home (or maybe to an after party!)

With the new hospice residence in it’s first year of operation, attending Feeling the Love is a great way to show your support!

Dress: classy, chic, cocktail attire!

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Silent Auction

We have received some amazing support from the community, and are pleased to present to you just some of the amazing packages at this year’s Feeling the Love Silent Auction:

Who isn’t a fan of Sid “the Kid? Even those of us who are not avid hockey fans are proud of our local hero. Attendees at Feeling the Love on February  8th will have the opportunity to bid on a framed autographed Sidney Crosby jersey. It would make an awesome gift or keep it for your own sport memorabilia collection.


Girls day out or couples fun, climb on board the Magic Wineries Bus, a British double-decker that will whisk you away for an incomparable day of tasteful adventure in the heart of Nova Scotia wine country. This package includes 8 tickets and 5 bottles of wine. Just another great item in our Feeling the Love Silent Auction.


Have you ever dreamed about hosting a dinner party catered by a chef and a sommelier ? Imagine 8 of your friends or family gathering at your home for an evening of great food and wine pairings. It could happen if you are the successful bidder on this item at Feeling the Love on Feb 8th.


Enjoy dinner and an evening of music with East Coast Music Award winner and fellow Nova Scotian Bruce Guthro. Bruce’s Song Writing Circles at Casino Nova Scotia are consistent sellouts which makes this silent auction item one to watch.


Nova Scotia fans are thrilled to host the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship with venues in  Halifax and Truro. Do you and a friend want to see the best female hockey players in the world? Win 2 passes for all games in Halifax and two Hockey Canada jerseys if you are the successful bidder on this item at our silent auction during Feeling the Love on Feb 8th.


Ladies, don’t let the cold and snow of winter get you down. Maritime Beauty has generously donated a basket of beauty products that will ensure you feel pampered as you glide into spring. Come check it out at Feeling the Love on Feb 8th.


Close your eyes and feel the wind in your hair, smell the sea breeze. Yes, summer will come again and you could be enjoying a cruise for 10 people on the Silva courtesy of Murphy’s on the Water. Just one of the amazing silent auction items donated to Hospice Halifax for Feeling the Love on Feb 8th.


Wishing you had been there in Atlanta to see the Patriots win the Super Bowl in 2019. Sorry you missed it but would winning two (2) tickets for a 20-21 regular season NFL Patriots game with hotel accommodations make you feel better? Investigate this package and so many other great items at the Silent Auction at Feeling the Love on February 8th.


Calling all Leafs fans: Check out the Silent Auction at Feeling the Love on February 8th and bid on two platinum tickets (Row 2 at the Blue line) to see the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the New Jersey Devils at the Scotiabank Centre in Toronto on March 17. What a St. Patty’s day that will be!


Were you among the 6000 plus fans who came out to see the HFX Wanderers home games last year? If not, we know where you could win use of a 20 person private suite for a Halifax Wanderers home game in the upcoming season of the Canadian Premier Soccer League. Join us at Feeling the Love on February 8th and see this and many other great items in our Silent Auction.


Take your friends to centre ice in March for the 2020 University Cup at Scotiabank Centre. Explore our Silent Auction tables at Feeling the love and bid on this 8 pack of corporate tournament passes for this ever-popular event.


March 10th, 7:00pm take in this amazing game with some outstanding seas, directly behind the Canadians bench.

We’ve received some amazing support this year from the following:

Aerobics First The Halifax Herald The Quarterdeck Resort
Archway Insurance Halifax Hockey – 2020 IHF Women’s World Championship Red Oak Financial
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax Thunderbirds Remedy Facial Bar & Spa
Atlantic Acura Holiday Inn Express Moncton Rhubbarb Restaurant
Atlantic Dental & Dr. Suzanne Hamlyn Hospice Halifax Ritch Williams and Richards
Atlantic Lotto Corporation and Red Shores Racetrack and Casino House of Moda Robie Street Station and El Chino
Be Gorgeous Insight Optometry Rodd Hotels & Resorts
Bedford Highway Veterinary Hospital Italian Canadian Cultural Association Sage & Sweetgrass
Belmont Health & Wealth Karen Young Sarah Wishart
Benjamin Bridge Keller Williams Select Realty Scotia Fuels
The Bertossi Group Le Bistro by Liz Seaboard Transport
Boston Pizza – Bayer’s Lake Lot 6 Bar and Restaurant Sensea Nordic Spa
CAA Atlantic Magic Winery Bus Solterre Design
Casa Dante Maritime Beauty Supply Spirit Urban Spa
Casino Nova Scotia Marriott Halifax Harbourfront Sports & Entertainment Atlantic
The Church Brewing Co. McInnes Cooper Terry MacEachern
Clearwater Moxies Atlantic The Compassionate Closet
Compass Distillers Murphys on the Water Timothy Richard Photogrpahy
Cox and Palmer Napa Auto Parts Halifax Tire Craft
The Tuna Blue Inn Narrative Research Ventura Realty Ltd.
David Muir Photography Nine Locks Brewing Company Wilsons Gas Stops
The Discovery Centre Northumberland Ferries Limited Wilsons Heating, Wilson Security
East River Outfitters Norwex The Wooden Monkey
Eckler Ltd Nova Trucking Ltd.
Ed Coleman O2 Wellness
Eliot & Vine Ocean Contractors Limited
Emera Inc Oceanstone Seaside Resort
Equity Associates Inc. Palooka’s Gym
Fisherman’s Market International Inc. Golf PEI
Gordon Neal Pier 21



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Asia & NuGruv

Asia & NuGruv is a group of dynamic musicians who reach for the sky every time they hit the stage. The band features an exceptional five-piece rhythm section, two incredible horn players (trumpet & saxophone), and a female vocalist who always delivers a "show stopping" performance. Performing Old & New Skool R&B, Soul, Classic Motown and Funky Blues.

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DJ Dollar

New this year, DJ Dollar will take over the night with a live mix from our FTL stage, keeping the room hot and bodies moving. This will totally change the vibe and keep the party going late into the night.

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Price: $250 per person
Time: 6:00pm

Enjoy a pre-dinner reception and elegant gourmet meal. To top off the culinary experience, enjoy our spectacular dessert buffet while you dance the night away with Asia & NuGruv plus DJ Dollar.



Price: $50 per person
Time: 8:30pm

Dance the night away with Asia & NuGruv plus DJ Dollar. Our spectacular dessert buffet offered at the top of the night will fuel your dancing!




Presenting: $25,000 | Champion: $12,000
Gold: $6,000 | Table Sponsor: $3,000 | Tables of 8: $2,000

Bob MacKinnon, NSGC at 902.424.5081
or bmackinnon@gamingns.ca

Kimberley King, LimeLight Group at 902-452-6369
or kim@limelightgroup.com



  • Bob MacKinnon, NSGC
  • Kimberley King, LimeLight Group
  • Gordon Neal, CEO Hospice Halifax
  • Kelly Manning, Silent Auction
  • Michelle Higgins, Silent Auction
  • Kathy MacGillivray, Silent Auction
  • Maria Hayes, Silent Auction
  • Lori-Anne Coffin, Silent Auction
  • Glenna Thornhill, Volunteer Coordination
  • Paul Herron, Freedom 55 Financial


  • Paul Bent, Chair
  • Dr. Rob Horton
  • Bob MacKinnon
  • Cynthia Dorrington
  • Glenna Thornhill
  • Jim Torbert
  • Jack Flemming
  • Jonathan Caldwell
  • Margaret Chapman
  • Cynthia Dorrington
  • Keith Fraser
  • Phil Otto
  • Lisa Murphy