Event Agenda (EST)

Thursday, October 28th

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM EST


VIP Pre-Show Experience – Canapés with Crawford

Elevate your gala experience by joining acclaimed Food Network Star and Bestselling Author,Chef Lynn
Crawford for a culinary experience like no other. Accompanying Chef Lynn will be Two Sisters Vineyards
Head Wine Maker Adam Pearce, who will highlight the special “CNF Celebrate with Sparkling” wine trio.

Access to this session is exclusively available to VIP Ticket holders.


Follow along with the experience by purchasing the Celebrate with Sparkling trio, or any of the select
CNF Wine Bundles available through Two Sisters Vineyards. Thanks to TSV, a portion of each sale will be
donated back to CNF.

View and purchase your wine packages HERE.

To receive your wine in time for the event, we ask that you please place your purchase before October 8th within Ontario, and by October 4th outside of Ontario.

Two Sisters CNF Wine Bundles will be available for purchase until December 28, 2021.

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST


Event Networking

Beginning at 6:30 PM EST, join your fellow gala attendees from across the country to network and celebrate in our open Networking Video Session.

Various audio and video chat rooms will be open to connect with sponsors, attendees from the same province, and more!

Not interested on being on camera? Our text chat will also be available all evening.

7:15 PM – 8:45 PM EST


Main Stage Program

Our main program to celebrate and honour our #ThankANurse nominees alongside Canadian talent, members of the nursing community, and Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast!


Traci Melchor



The 2021 MaskerAide will be hosted by none other than ETALK's Traci Melchor. Beloved for her outgoing and lively personality, Traci Melchor (@stayfabulous) has been an icon on the Toronto entertainment scene for more than a decade.


Your VIP Ticket gets you exclusive access to a pre-show culinary experience crafted by Food Network Star and Bestselling Author, Chef Lynn Crawford, accompanied by Two Sisters Vineyards' Head Winemaker Adam Pearce.

Elevate your experience by purchasing the CNF Celebrate with Sparkling trio, curated by Two Sisters Vineyards, with a portion of each sale being donated back to CNF.




Join us in congratulating Michael Bublé as he accepts the HOLLIBLU Hero Award. The award honours individuals who make exceptional contributions to nurses and nursing through fundraising, advocacy work, and leadership.