great life celebration

I want to live in a world where life is celebrated, community is supported, and love is spread far and wide.

A world where everyone has access to flowing, fresh water. Because, water changes everything.

If you want to live in this world too, then I have just the thing for you.

At the Great Life Celebration we gather to celebrate each other and life. All profits are donated directly to charity: water.

Over the years we’ve raised enough money for to help 459 people in krintar Mul, Nepal; 200 people in May Seraro, Ethiopia; and 215 people in Mayeif, Ethiopia access clean water – that’s a lot of lives!

On May 12, 2016, we’re celebrating in Calgary, Alberta from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the Lougheed House. Here’s how …

My friend Chris Guillebeau is coming to town to help us celebrate. He’ll be talking about how to find the work you were born to do. You can pre-order his book here and bring it to the event for him to sign.

Speaking of books, my book Your Great Life! a soulful and strategic guide to designing a life you love will be available and I’ll be donating all the profits to charity: water.

We’re raising money for Fort McMurray Fire Relief with a silent auction featuring gorgeous art by Belinda Fireman, malas by Precious Malas, gift certificates for Om WellBeing, fiber art, makeup lessons styling sessions, and more!

There will also be music by DJ Soulshine, a photo booth, card reading, a letter writing station with old fashioned typewriters {spread love!}, community acupuncture by Urban Roots Wellness, delicious food and drinks available for purchase, and other fun surprises.

Ready to go? Here’s your action plan. 


Register for the party by popping your information in below! Please make sure you register — we have to make sure we don’t go over capacity. If your name is on the guest list, you’re in!

STEP 2. DONATE {optional}

Make living easier for a community of people by heading over to charity: water to make a donation. Whether it’s $1 to $1000, every little bit makes a difference. Or, if you’re my generous benefactor, you can always give more.


The Great Life celebration on May 12th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm and is located at a historic mansion, downtown Calgary. You can find the party at the Lougheed House – 707 13 Ave SW.

There is free parking in the two parking lots at the mansion – one located off 13th Avenue and one off 14th Avenue  {just west of the house}. Public street parking is also available in the area but payment may be required. It’s just a few blocks from the c-train if public transit is more your style.

Want to know the Great Life Celebration story?

Once upon a time…

I lived in a small village in rural Guyana where the entire community gathered their drinking and washing water from a hole in the ground.

This community generously hosted myself and a group of do-gooding youth, but our presence depleted their water – that hole in the ground would not fill up as quickly as we drank its supply.

I lived on 1/4 of a bucket of dirty water for three months. My cells remember what I drank. My heart aches for those who can’t escape what I left behind. My soul demands change.

99% of this party is about celebrating you and raising money for charity: water. The last 1% is about my birthday; this is my birthday party. My birthday wish is to live in a world where life is celebrated, community is supported, and love is spread far and wide.

I am inviting you to come and celebrate with me and make a donation to charity: water.

Life deserves to be celebrated. And, everyone deserves to live a Great Life.

Deep thanks for helping me celebrate my life and for making life easier for an entire community across the world.

Keeping adding love.