David Chilton Announced as 2024 Gala Keynote Speaker

SARNIA & PETROLIA – March 6, 2024 – Bluewater Health Foundation, with generous support of NGL Supply Co. Ltd., is delighted to share that Canadian author and television personality David Chilton will be the keynote speaker for the 2024 Gala, which will be held at the Badger Hangar at the Chris Hadfield Airport on May 9, 2024.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have David Chilton speaking at this year’s gala; it is always exciting to feature a hometown hero at community events like this,” says Kathy Alexander, Executive Director, Bluewater Health Foundation. “David is such a well-known and well respected figure in our community and he brings a positive and upbeat energy to everything he does – we can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve for the gala!”

Born in Sarnia and raised in Waterloo, Chilton is known for his bestselling book, The Wealthy Barber, and is also a former Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. He is the publisher of the Looneyspoons cookbook series, and lover of all things Sarnia (except its cell phone coverage).

“I'm truly thrilled to be speaking at this year's gala,” says Chilton. “We've been trying to arrange this forever but finally had no schedule conflicts. Fantastic cause and I promise to bring my A game (I have one, honest!) with lots of new material for a great Sarnia audience. See you there!”

The proceeds from this year’s gala will once again benefit the redevelopment of Bluewater Health’s Cancer Clinic. The $3.7 million project is occurring in five phases throughout 2024 and 2025, and will see the space expanded and updated to continue providing the highest standard of care for patients and their families, close to home.

“The cancer clinic is seeing more patients as the Sarnia-Lambton community continues to grow,” says Dr. Kenneth Yoshida, Oncologist, Bluewater Health. “This space is so important to the health and wellbeing of our community; this expansion will have a major, positive impact on those we are caring for each and every day.”

The annual gala would not be possible without the continuous support of the Sarnia-Lambton community and the Foundation’s generous sponsors.

“NGL Supply Co. Ltd., is proud to continue supporting the Foundation’s 2024 Gala as presenting sponsor, as we have done now for over ten years,” says David Palmer, Chief Commercial Officer, NGL Supply Co. Ltd. “Supporting local healthcare is a cause close to our hearts, and we value all of the work that Bluewater Health Foundation puts in to supporting Sarnia-Lambton’s community hospital.”

Tickets to Bluewater Health Foundation’s gala are now available for purchase by contacting Adelle Stewardson at 519-464-4439 or [email protected]. Tickets are $250 each and include a $100 tax receipt.