Ice Crystal Gala

Nov 17, 2019

The Ice Crystal Gala is a truly unique event for families and Foundation friends, raising funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Since its inception, the Gala has raised over $1 million to support pediatric care at the Children’s Hospital and research at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. With amazing entertainment, kids world and auctions to delight many, the Ice Crystal Gala has truly become a tradition for Winnipeg families.

The Ice Crystal Gala is held at the RBC Convention Centre, located at 375 York Ave.



  • Doors open: 4:00 p.m.
  • Reception, Children’s World, and Youth Lounge: 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Dinner and Program: 5:30 pm (Children’s World & Youth Lounge closed)
  • Live Auction and Fund the Need: 6:00 p.m.
  • Children’s World & Youth Lounge reopen: 7:00 p.m.
  • Dance: 7:00 p.m.
  • Interactive Auction and Treasure Chest Raffle close: 8:00 p.m.
  • Treasure Chest Raffle Draw: 8:15 p.m.
  • Silent Auction prize pick up: 8:15 p.m.
  • Rainbow Auction Draws: 8:30 p.m.


At The Gala

Get your magic carpet ready as we get together for this year’s Ice Crystal Gala! Prepare your party of guests for elaborate treasure chests, a fortune teller, henna tattoos, a braiding booth and entertainment that will dazzle all ages. This event is where the magic happens!

The Ice Crystal Gala is a ticketless event. Simply show up to the event registration table to check in and enjoy the night!

Interactive Auction

Visit our Auction to bid on some great prizes, with more being added daily! Auction name is goodbear. Auction closes Nov. 17th at 8pm.


Children’s World
In Children’s World this year there will be glitter tattoos, face painting, bouncers and crafts! You can also take some Aladdin dance lessons with Kids’ Etc. and make your way through Abu’s Obstacle Course! And back by popular demand, there will be the 4squareFoto booth! Get ready to make some funny faces!


Youth Lounge
For the kids between ages 12-17 your wishes have come true! You have special passes to the Youth Lounge where you can play giant Jenga or do some Virtual Reality gaming! Here you’ll also have the opportunity to get some braids or a makeup touch up by Aveda Institute. And close by is “Escape Agrabah” a themed escape room for you and your friends to try!


Be a Genie and Fund The Need

Experience being a genie by funding the life-saving equipment and machines needed to support our communities’ sickest children when they are admitted into the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children’s Hospital. In the PICU, kids fight for their lives. Your generosity will show over 500 children a year and their families that you care during their most difficult time. Be a real-life genie and help save a child’s life. Please plan to bid on the Fund the Need Auction on November 17.


In the Marketplace

Dr. Goodbear

Introducing this year’s collectable hero – the Gala-themed Dr.Goodbear!

This limited edition bear is only available at the Ice Crystal Gala.

For $20 this bear has the mystical power to keep your family happy all night!



Feel extravagantly regal in these fancy purple dress socks – featuring our newly refreshed Dr. Goodbear!

For just $10, you can be playfully stylish while also helping your local hospital. Makes a great holiday gift!


Dr. Goodbear Collector’s Pin

Show that you support the kids all year!

For $10, let it shine on your lapel or dress and feel proud of the difference you are making in the lives of sick and injured children.


Gala Bracelet

Imagine the magic of the iolite and tassel bracelet that has been hand-crafted by our friends at Hilary Druxman!

This design can be fit to most wrist sizes and looks splendid with many colours thanks to iolite’s unique quality of changing shades!



2019 Ice Crystal Gala Sponsors


Sultan Sponsor


Shining Sponsor


Genie Family Sponsor

Claude Cloutier Family
Kines Family/Venture Healthcare


Shimmering Sponsor

Caspian Construction


Soaring Sponsor

Acadian Insulation Inc

Boston Pizza

BPL Sales Limited

BSD Solutions Ltd.

Code Ninjas

Deloitte Management Services


E.H. Price

Eastside Ventilation

Exchange Income Corporation

Fillmore Riley LLP

Jade Ellement

James A. & Leney Richardson

Kristie & Doug Pearson-Pollard & Special Guests

Linden Market Dental Centre & Oral Surgery Group

Maple Leaf Construction Limited

Midwest Engineering

Monika Cloutier

Nancy Cipryk & Special Guests

Oral Surgery Group

Paramount Services

Republic Architecture

Scott Stewart

Stewart – Renouf Group

The Gail Asper Family Foundation

Urbanmine Inc.

Village Orthodontics

Winnipeg Building and Decorating Limited


Splendid Sponsor

Argus Industries


Dept. of Pediatrics and Child Health


Gift In Kind Sponsor

Adesa Auctions

Air Canada

BZ Inflatables

City Press


Freeman Audio Visual

Glitter and Glue Parties

Heather’s Pretty Parties

Pink Panda

St. John Ambulance

The Keg

Tripwire Media Group