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Annual Gala Dinner

Each spring, the Nova Scotia Salmon Association and the Atlantic Salmon Federation host a joint fundraising dinner and auction in Halifax. This event has become very popular over the years and is now a pre-fishing season 'must'. Money raised is used to help fund the good works of both organizations in the fight to save the Atlantic salmon.

The evening begins with a land based smoked salmon reception and viewing of the live and silent auction items. Auction items range from trips, fishing and other, to original artwork, limited edition prints, sculptures, fishing equipment, classic flies and more.

Special Guests at the Gala Dinner include the recipients of the Lieutenant Governors Award for Excellence in Atlantic Salmon Conservation, the Atlantic Salmon Federations Role of Honour Recipient, and NSSA's Dave Symonds Award and the NSSA Affiliate of the Year Award. Presentations are made by the Lieutenant Governor and the Presidents of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and the Nova Scotia Salmon Association.

Upon the arrival of the Lieutenant Governor, guests are seated and enjoy a sumptuous meal complete with main course, dessert, wine and coffee all skilfully prepared by a professional staff of chefs.

Following a great dinner, the live auction begins for the big-ticket items and moves at a fast pace. Guests also bid on some fantastic items in the silent auction. Combined with a generous raffle table and door prizes, it is difficult to come away from this event empty handed. All this and a chance to make new friends swap fishing stories with old friends and get yourself primed for the upcoming fishing season make this dinner one of the events of the spring. We even offer an income tax receipt for a portion of your dinner ticket. It's a great time and it helps raise important funds for Atlantic salmon conservation. We hope to see you at the next one!

For more information on the gala dinner or to donate an item, contact

A great deal of organization and planning goes into making this dinner a success each year. The Halifax Dinner Committee is comprised of NSSA volunteers and ASF staff members with support from the ASF headquarters in New Brunswick.

Many thanks to all those who help organize this dinner and provide items for the auctions. With your support we all make a difference.

2017 Dinner Chairman

Jim Lawley

2017 Dinner Committee

Andrea Brinton
Carl Purcell
Clark Udle
Donald MacNeil
Eric Thomson
Gregg Peet
Jon Clark
Katharine Mott
Lewis Hinks
Matt Ramsay
Michael Blades
Paul Scott
Robert Pace
Ron Wilson
Sean Graham
Stacy Wentzell

Atlantic Salmon Federation and Nova Scotia Salmon Association – 28th Annual Halifax Dinner 

Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
6:30 pm Reception & Silent Auction 
7:30 pm Dinner & Live Auction 

Smoked Salmon Reception - The smoked salmon served at this event is grown in a marine (salt water) land-based, closed containment facility in Advocate Harbour, NS by Canaqua Seafood Ltd.

After harvest, the sustainably-grown salmon is smoked locally by St. Mary’s River Smokehouses.

Individual seat(s) - $175.00 each
Sponsor - Table of Eight - $1,800
Conservation - Table of Eight - $2,500
Patron - Table of Eight - $5,000
Benefactor - Table of 8 - $10,000

Tax receipts are issued for the charitable portion of each ticket. All contributions are fully tax deductible.

To obtain or reserve tickets please contact ASF to confirm your participation: / 506-529-1387 / 1-800-565-5666 
You can also register at the ASF website at: