MDAM's 11th Annual
In the Mood Gala

*Please note the MDAM Gala has postponed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for details!*

To help us continue to expand the important services we offer, MDAM is hosting the 2020 In the Mood Gala on March 21st September 26th at the Fort Garry Hotel. Our In the Mood Gala continues to be our most significant fundraiser and its success if critical to maintaining and growing the services we offer at MDAM. 

MDAM has had its doors open 365 days a year for the past 36 years to offer peer support to those in Manitoba who need it. Peer support is a core component of recovery from mental illness and addictions and we at MDAM need your help to ensure we can continue to offer this much needed peer support to Manitobans.


Your support is crucial in ensuring our 11th annual In the Mood Gala is a successful fundraising event! When you purchase tickets, become a sponsor or donate, you will be helping to ensure we continue to operate and expand our services.

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Evening Program

March 21, 2020

September 26, 2020

Hotel Fort Garry, Grand Ballroom

Reception at 6 p.m. 

Dinner at 7 p.m.


2020 In the Mood Gala Award Recipient

Maria Mitousis has practised law in her home city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, since 2006. Prior to that she studied Classics, Greek and Latin at both the University of Manitoba and at Queen’s University.

In the fall of 2014, she joined Petersen King, now Mitousis Lemieux Howard Law Corporation, a family law boutique of seven women lawyers, where she primarily practises family law ranging from litigation to collaborative law.

She volunteers with many non-profit groups in Winnipeg including Manitoba Opera and the Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre.

In the summer of 2015, Maria was injured, losing her right hand, when a voice recording device rigged as a bomb exploded in her hands. Two other explosive devices intercepted that day had been delivered to Maria’s client and to the lawyer representing the man who was later convicted of four counts of attempted murder.

Since returning to practice, she has been grateful to share her experience with members of the legal profession. She provides her perspective and insight on topics affecting everyone who works in family justice including facing adversity in our work and personal lives, the importance of self-care, and personal integrity and responsibility in the practice of law.

Can't Attend? 

If you can't attend the 2020 In the Mood Gala but would like to show your support, you can make a donation through the button below.





More sponsors coming soon!


More sponsors coming soon!