Bucket List Gala

This life inspiring gala is one of Hospice’s premier fundraising evenings. The Bucket List Gala is meant to inspire us all to create a bucket list and to start living our best lives now. The gala features a fantastic meal, a silent auction full of experiences to be won, and a premium list of live auction items like a Muskox Hunting Trip in Nunavut. Every year a special guest speaker is asked to encourage and excite our attendees with their story of living out their bucket list of life wishes. In the past, Leon Logothetis from The Kindness Diaries spoke. The 2019 guest speaker was best selling author and TV personality, Robin Esrock who hosts World Travels on the National Geographic channel.

One of our 2019 guest speaker, Jason Keller of PG, attended our first Bucket List Gala in 2017 and decided to create an attainable list and to start ticking off his items and goals right away. One of his goals was to be the guest speaker at a future Bucket List Gala. It took him a couple of years, but in 2019, Jason was our guest speaker and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. He recounted the effect of his struggles to recover from a life-threatening accident that should have left him institutionalized for the rest of his life. He was given a second chance and decided to take life by the horns with the inspiration he learned from at the inaugural Bucket List Gala. Jason encouraged everyone to make goals that were attainable while shooting for the stars.