A Carnival
of Sight, Taste and Olfactory Pleasures

Carnival Cocktails took place April 26th, 2015 and was a smashing success! They were able to donate $46,000.00 for the cause dedicated to the memory of the late, great and fabulous Jennifer Gardiner aka Jen Unplugged.!

This year they plan to turn up the dial having even more great food, more great cocktails and MORE fun! Adding some extra surprises and entertainment for this years guests. The date is set for their second annual event which will take place May 1st, 2016. From 7Pm – 10PM. At the Hotel Arts in Calgary, tickets are already on sale!

Carnival Cocktails for Cancer is an evening of amazing food and creative cocktails featuring some of Alberta’s most talented bartenders and chefs.

As you enter their carnival’s big top their goal is to re-create the excitement of the midway unlike any you’ve seen before. Talented teams from some of Calgary’s best restaurants will be serving dishes inspired by classic carnival fair, while the city’s top bartenders craft carnival themed cocktails.

For thoughs that did not know; Jen also became an inspiration to others fighting their own battles with cancer, starring in a documentary entitled “The Uplife Project” and becoming a spokesperson for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Jen encouraged others to “live fiercely, to live out loud, and to be present in every second of life”, which is a motto she herself lived courageously until her last days

All proceeds from Carnival Cocktails for Cancer will be directed to support clinical trials in Jens name through the Alberta cancer foundation.

This vision is bold. To realize it, we have to do things differently. We take a strategic approach to investing donor dollars, toward initiatives and programs that will lead to:

  • Research and programs that have a clear impact for patients
  • Earlier detection
  • Improved treatments and an enhanced quality of life.


A word from organizer Jesse Willis:

“Food, wine, cocktails, fashion and friends were some of Jen’s great passions in life. This event is one that we had always talked about hosting together. Unfortunately Jen passed before we had the chance to realize that dream, but I am honored to organize Carnival Cocktails for Cancer in her memory. With your support, and the support of our amazing sponsors, volunteers, and partners, it will be a fabulous evening worthy of Jen."

Here at the Lost we feel so honored to be invited to be part of this!!  Some of Alberta's top venues under the same roof for a great cause... raising money to fight cancer. We would like to thank everyone for making it possible for us to partake in this year’s Carnival Cocktails for Cancer; and hope that you will take part in this event as well. Hope to see you all there.  We are setting up a special link to the ticket booth on our web site I you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask any of our staff.