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2023 Negev Gala Concert

2023 Negev Gala After Party

Tables and Tickets will be on sale in early 2023. For more information please call the office at: 204-947-0207 or email us We look forward to celebrating with you in May!


Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. and Dr. Michael Paterson

JNF is thrilled that Gail Asper and Michael Paterson have agreed to be the 2022 Negev Gala honourees and how fitting that the most ambitious of JNF Canada projects be connected to two people that have always taken on the big challenges – advocating for human rights and tackling the climate crisis. With their passion and energy, Gail and Michael are a positive force for change and both have been recognized and received the highest honours for their community service and work.

Gail fulfilled her father Izzy Asper’s dream of creating The Canadian Museum for Human Rights — the first of its kind in the world and the first National Museum outside Ottawa.

Michael has dedicated his career to finding solutions to water quality problems. He is the Chief Research Scientist at The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). As a cornerstone of freshwater science in Canada and abroad, the Institute’s work takes place at its Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), a world-renowned pristine freshwater area.



The Climate Solutions Prize, powered by JNF Canada, aims to curb the climate crisis by channeling the creative ingenuity of Israel, also known as the Start-Up Nation, with a $1-million annual prize for the best and most impactful climate solutions.

The initiative is becoming not just Israel’s largest incentive prize, but a platform and catalyst for change. This can preserve our collective work, and world, for future generations while helping develop Israel into a global leader in clean technology.

The Climate Solutions Prize is a natural extension of JNF’s core environmental mission rooted in afforestation, water management and green Research and Development, as well as a reaffirmation of its guiding principle of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). Partners in execution include Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL) who is providing matching funds, as well as Start-Up Nation Central (SNC) and the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation (PCPI). Applications will be vetted down to a small group of finalists by teams from KKL, JNF and PCPI and the finalists will be chosen by a high-profile international judging panel. Winners will be announced during a gala ceremony as part of a Green Mission in Israel, which will include a Climate Innovation Festival showcasing Israeli and global ideas and innovations.


Special Performance

Join us from the comfort of your homes for a spectacular musical showcase . The evening of entertainment includes homegrown singers, dancers and musicians performing Broadway Showtunes, Classic Rock & original material highlighting our honourees. Kayla Gordon and Brenda Gorlick of Winnipeg Studio Theatre have assembled an incredible cast of players backed by the Chai Folk Ensemble band. You are in for a special treat!

Kayla Gordon
Producer and Director of Entertainment

Brenda Gorlick
Co-Director and Musical Staging

When and Where

Our Virtual Gala will take place on:
RBC Convention Centre
375 York Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023.

A link will be sent to registrants on the day of the event.




For general inquiries about the 2022 Negev Gala please contact our office: 204.947.0207

For sponsorship and tribute opportunities please contact:

David Greaves, Executive Director 204.947.0207