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On April 20, 2018, hundreds of people will come together under a common goal: seeing an end to the destructive disease that is diabetes. Come join us for an evening in a mystical enchanted garden, where the world is green and bright and the fairy-lights twinkle.

The Alberta Diabetes Foundation hosts this signature gala event every year as part of our annual commitment to raising $1 million for life-changing diabetes research. This year’s Gala has the goal of raising $500,000 towards research and programming here in Alberta. Together, we can work to make the reality of a world without diabetes come true.


The 2017 Hummingbird Gala was once again an immense success. The collective efforts of the guests, sponsors, donators, volunteers, staff, and supporters made this year's event one of our best ever! We are truly lucky to have such an amazing group of people supporting diabetes research in Alberta. Please take a moment to read our press release for more details on 2017's event.
Gala Press Release PDF

Canadian country music legend George Canyon is continually melding his love of family with his passion for music; his integrity and dedication to his family are reflected through the songs he writes and the stories he tells. A multi-JUNO award winner and PLATINUM selling artist, Canyon’s latest album I Got This finds him back in the saddle; a culmination of two years of writing, and working with incredibly talented writers, producers and musicians.
A Nova Scotia native, Canyon was recently inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame and has been widely decorated with a number of accolades including multiple CCMA and ECMA Awards in addition to his multiple JUNO Award wins. As the national spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and a vocal advocate and supporter of the Canadian Military, Canyon was also presented with the CCMA “Humanitarian of the Year” Award in recognition of his philanthropic endeavours with both organizations.

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