– AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area - To assist and support all persons infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C and to limit the spread of the viruses through eduction, awareness and outreach strategies.

ACNBA Paint the Town Red Gala (November 24, 2012)

Gala photographs by Nathan Snider


All eyes were drawn to the Gala ice sculpture of ACNBA’s 20th anniversary logo. The great finger food around it helped too!


This was what greeted Gala attendees as they walked through the entrance to the Wall. Spectacular job by the decorating crew on board with the Student Centre!


HIV Educator Dennis Chippa, Communications Coordinator Kirk Titmuss, Nipissing MP Jay Aspin, board chair Jason Maclennan and executive director Stacey Mayhall all dressed up with someplace to go!


North Bay mayor Al McDonald attended solo due to wife Wendy being out of town but said he had a terrific time and hoped ACNBA would do this again real soon!


Our Gala was such a hot ticket even Johnny Depp attended! Actually it’s Union of Ontario Indians IT Specialist Ray St. Louis and his lovely wife Sarah!



Handling the financial and ticket side of the Gala at the front door, book keeper Robert Palangio and Office Administrator Charlene Lalonde.


Dr. Ken Runciman, Supports Services Coordinator Steve Lamb and Stacey Mayhall talk shop.


Psycho-Social Support Services Coordinator Tina Mooney, Dr. Ralph Dell’Aquila, Women & HIV Coordinator Kathleen Jodouin (back to camera) and Hep C Nurse Keri McGuire-Trahan (far right) chat near the bar.


Board chair Jason Maclennan’s father enjoys some light-hearted conversation.


Tina Mooney and partner get ready for their close-up!


Board member Todd Horton sees an opportunity to up bid one of the many great silent auction items on display.


A guest wears the red ribbon symbolizing the cause.


Nipissing marketing professor Pierre Fournier and guests Marnie and Jacquelyn Martini are ready for the big night!


Guest speaker Dr. Gretchen Roedde and Jason Maclennan share a photo op.


Union of Ontario Indians AIDS Education Coordinator Jody Cotter and husband Jim get up close and personal.


Kirk Cederwahl makes a point during discussions with Steve Lamb (left) and Dr. Ken Runciman.


North Bay pianist Glenn Paul sets the mood at the keyboard during the early hours of the Gala.


Jeff and Shana Sullivan owners of Helicopters Canada and friends enjoy the evening of fine dining and entertainment.


Dr. Gretchen Roedde shares her experiences working with women and children in third world countries and her ongoing work with HIV/AIDS.


Jake and the Fundamentals take the stage and take the Gala into the late hours with two tremendous sets of  the rocking blues.


The legend himself, Jake Thomas rips through another song with his signature guitar riffs.


DJ Neon Nomad takes over from the Fundamentals keeping the dance floor hopping until the Gala wraps up in the wee hours.