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YW Calgary proudly presents actor, former NFL player and one of TIME Magazine’s 2017 “Person of the Year”, Terry Crews as keynote speaker at the 8th annual YWHISPER Fundraising Gala on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

In addition to his successful and ongoing acting career, Mr. Crews is an outspoken activist on the topic of masculinity and gender roles having been called “one of the most progressive and thoughtful voices in gender criticism” by Jezebel.

This has been a year of speaking out and speaking up for women and with women across North America. Mr. Crews has been a significant part of the energy as the first man in Hollywood to speak up in support of the #MeToo movement. He is an insightful and thoughtful advocate for gender equality and recognized as a “Silence Breaker.”

Men and boys are important allies and partners in helping end gender-based violence in our communities. Mr. Crews often speaks out on the critical role men play in gender equality and advocates for changes to modern day masculinity and what ‘being a man’ really means. His passion and honesty make him a great choice to speak at the 2018 YWHISPER Gala.


You can still be part of the excitement with this year’s YWHISPER Raffle and Silent Auction. You do not have to be present at the Gala to win!


Enter to win two (2) International Business Class round-trip promotional tickets, valid for travel to/from any 220+ destinations worldwide served by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge scheduled flights. Click here for prize details.

For the Air Canada raffle rules, click here.

Enter to win a stunning original drawing by renowned artist, Cathy Daley. Click here for prize details.

For the Cathy Daley Artwork raffle rules, click here.

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Silent Auction

This year’s YWHISPER Gala will feature a silent auction with over 50 exciting packages! All bidding will take place online. You can start bidding at any time!

The auction will close Tuesday, November 20 at approximately 9:00 p.m. (MST). Auction participants do not have to be present at YWHISPER Gala to win their item.

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For more information please contact Robyn Jackson, Development Officer at rjackson@ywcalgary.ca or 403. 705.0138



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