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Thank you for helping us celebrate our silver anniversary and 25 years of holiday luncheon memories!

Cakes and wreaths and trees, oh my!  Thank you to everyone who attended, organized and volunteered for the 25th Shannex Holiday Luncheon.  Together, we can continue to make an incredible difference in the lives of Nova Scotians living with mental illness and their loved ones. 

Thank you for helping us change the way people think about mental illness in 2016.

Your Hosts

Heidi Petracek & Cyril Lunney CTV Morning Live Atlantic

Heidi Petracek & Cyril Lunney
CTV Morning Live Atlantic

We were thrilled to welcome back Heidi Petracek and Cyril Lunney as hosts for the Shannex Holiday Luncheon.

Heidi Petracek is the co-host and producer of CTV Morning Live.  She not only informs the morning show audience but she also interacts with them via social media – keeping track of trends and breaking news. 

Viewers never know what to expect from CTV Morning Live’s funnyman Cyril Lunney. Cyril has driven a race car, jumped out of an airplane, played basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters and fed a mountain lion.


Twelve Days of Christmas Raffle

Wreath Auction

Cake Auction

This year's 12 Days of Christmas Raffle featured 12 gifts, including fashionable and foodie gift cards and baskets, accommodations at the beautiful Oceanstone Seaside Resort, $200 towards the Mahone Bay Trading Co., tickets to the RBC Black Tie Gala and a top prize of $2,500 cash.  We definitely had some very lucky winners in the room!










25 wreaths for 25 years! This year we had 25 exquisitely decorated holiday wreaths on display and up for silent auction. 











25 cakes to celebrate 25 years!  This year we had 25 beautifully decorated and oh-so-delicious cakes on display and up for silent auction

2016 Signature Ornament

This year's signature Christmas tree ornament,  designed by Chez Glass Lass, reflected on our 25 years of festival and changing the way people think about mental illness.  This silver keepsake ornament promises to dazzle and sparkle for many years to come!


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Contact Kate Udle, Events Coordinator at or call 902.464.3099