To help us continue to expand the important services we offer, MDAM is hosting the 2019 In the Mood Gala on February 23rd, 2018  at the Fort Garry Hotel in the Grand Ballroom. 

We are celebrating two major milestones at this years Gala; not only is this the 10th anniversary of our Gala, but it is also the 35th anniversary of MDAM! Our In the Mood Gala continues to be our most significant fundraiser each year and its success is critical to maintaining and growing the services we offer. 

This event celebrates those who have positively contributed to the field of mental health care through the Hope, Healing and Health Award. The evening includes a four course dinner and silent auction followed by live music and dancing.

Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships Online

Payment method for online ticket purchases is credit card. 


Individual Tickets - $200

Patron Tickets - $300

Table of 8 - $2,000

Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships by Email/Mail

Payment options are cheque or invoicing. 

Please download and fill out the below form (it is a fillable PDF) and return it to  If you have any questions, please call Rachel at 204-560-1468. 

2019 In the Mood Gala Sponsorship and Ticket Sales Form - Fillable PDF


Four-time Olympian Silken Laumann is one of Canada’s most inspirational leaders, a best-selling author, a child and mental health advocate and a highly recognizable and beloved athlete.

Silken’s Olympic story is legendary and inspirational.  As reigning world champion, Silken fought back from a devastating rowing accident, to win a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Silken is authentic and honest about her life journey.

In her memoir, Unsinkable, Silken shines a spotlight on all the obstacles she has encountered—and overcome. Silken speaks candidly about her athletic success and triumph over physical adversity, but also the intense personal challenges of her past and the fierce determination she applies to living a bold, loving and successful life today.

Most recently, Silken is working on the launch of her new social impact project called Unsinkable. Unsinkable is a multi-media platform sharing the stories of Canadians with the vision of inspiring people on their journey to physical, mental and spiritual health.

Dr. Modirrousta completed her medical school in Tehran, Iran, and then earned her PhD in neuroscience from McGill University. In 2012, she completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Manitoba and then pursued a fellowship in clinical neuropsychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In 2010, Dr. Modirrousta received two important awards: the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada research award; and the American Psychiatric Association award (Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators). Dr. Modirrousta has initiated ground breaking work through the St. Boniface rTMS machine which stands for repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and is helping those with depression by offering an important alternative therapy.

Tina Holland had a successful 29 year carrier in Real Estate. Upon retiring, Tina began her second career as a peer support worker and educator in the mental health field for Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba. She presented over 120 workshops a year teaching about recovery, mental illness and addictions. She wrote a Cognitive Behaviour Course from a lived experience and self-help perspective.  Mrs. Holland developed over 43 topics to all age groups about mental illness, always with a positive perspective. She is a life coach and a Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Through sponsoring the In the Mood Gala you are demonstrating to your clients/customers/staff that you support those living with a mood disorder. If you are interested in sponsoring please fill out the below form and email it to If you have any questions, please call Rachel Westman at 204-560-1468. 

2019 In the Mood Gala Sponsorship Package

2019 In the Mood Gala Sponsors and Supporters

Major Sponsors

Trip Sponsor

Hope Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Audiovisual Sponsor

Wine and Reception Sponsor

Silent Auction Donations