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“L’air du temps”: opening concert for the Montreal Chamber Music Festival

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival opens its 2019 season with a spectacular concert event: a one-man show by the incredible Gregory Charles! In its Montreal premiere, L’Air du Temps takes a bilingual look back upon the past 250 years of western music, from Baroque to hip-hop and from the French Revolution to the digital revolution. This one-of-a-kind evening, featuring the most passionate troubadour of our time, takes place at Pollack Hall (555 Sherbrooke Street West) on Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m.

Following the show’s debut in Quebec City, Le Soleil’s Normand Provencher called Gregory Charles’ talent breathtaking, commenting: ” Let it be said, Gregory Charles is not a human being. He is a pure creature of artificial intelligence, a cyborg to which scientists have grafted a processor allowing it to play the piano and sing the entire history of music, a state-of-the-art replicator also able to make laugh and move.” That evening’s completely improvised show, fueled by audience requests, included everything from Beethoven to Édith Piaf to Coldplay.

Date and Time: Friday, June 7th at 8:00 p.m.

Location: Pollack Hall, McGill University (map)

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Take part in one of North America’s most prestigious wine events!

Montréal Passion Vin, the premier fall event, will take place on November 22 and 23 at the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay. Grab your chance to have an unparalleled experience together with your co-workers and clients!

Over the course of the weekend, you’ll sample some of the world’s best vintages, while having the privilege of meeting the winemakers who create them with skill and passion. The full lineup includes five tastings, two tastings with lunch, and a banquet no true epicure can afford to miss. Choose one of the three packages and take advantage of all the event has to offer!

For this 18th edition, you’re in for a real treat: Château Haut-Brion, one of Bordeaux’s finest grand crus! At the lunch tastings, Domaine Laroche and Maison Champy will be paired with Club Chasse et Pêche, and Hoogan et Beaufort will be concocting the meal for the Luciano Sandrone tasting. At the banquet, guests will enjoy a meal concocted by Daniel and Raphaël Vézina of Laurie Raphaël fame. Great discoveries await!

Benefiting the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation, Montréal Passion Vin supports a true revolution at HMR: cell therapy. By participating, you will help speed the development of stem cell treatments so that more patients will benefit sooner.

Hurry, spots are limited!

For information/reservations:

Éliane Tessier
Event Advisor
Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation
514 252-3435, ext. 5620
etessier@fondationhmr.ca

Purchase your package

AQPAMM survey: how workers perceive psychological and mental health issues in the workplace

The Association québécoise des parents et amis de la personne atteinte de maladie mentale (AQPAMM) created a survey to better understand how workers perceive psychological and mental health issues in the workplace and to better equip managers and employees to deal with these issues.

It only takes ten minutes to complete. Please answer to the best of your knowledge. Survey respondents cannot be identified by the information collected. You have until June 17, 2019, to participate.

Thank you all for your generous participation!

For more information, contact:

Justine Razafindramboa, Project Manager, AQPAMM
justine@aqpamm.ca
514-524-7131

AQPAMM website

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Attend the St-Jean-Vianney Foundation’s 11th lobster dinner

The St-Jean-Vianney Foundation is organizing its eleventh lobster dinner at the prestigious Club de golf le Mirage in Terrebonne on May 24, 2019.

Last year, this event brought together about 385 people from the business community. The event aims to encourage young people from east-end Montréal and Lanaudière to continue their high school education.

We’re asking you to support this initiative by purchasing tickets for the event. The Foundation will provide its guests with a tax receipt for all tickets purchased.

About the Foundation

The St-Jean-Vianney Foundation encourages young people to adopt healthy lifestyles. It’s thanks to the Foundation that the Centre sportif et culturel du Collège St-Jean-Vianney was built in 2009. With its soccer stadium, arena and multiple outdoor fields (soccer, basketball, volleyball and football), the Centre helps young people in the Montréal and Lanaudière regions maintain an active lifestyle and develop a passion for sports. The Antony-Carola soccer stadium, which opened in September 2010, was built in memory of Antony Carola who died of cancer at 14. Antony was a popular young student remembered for his courage, altruism and great passion for sports. He continues to inspire our Foundation today. Thank you for your valuable support.

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Be one of the lucky ones to attend the 25th edition of the Fondation Collège Marie-Victorin fashion gala!

Sylvain Mandeville, director general of the Cégep Marie-Victorin, and André-Paul Turcot, president of the Fondation, invite you to the 25th edition of the Fondation Collège Marie-Victorin Gala Mode.

The benefit is taking place Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6 p.m., at the CEGEP’s Salle Désilets.

During this evening hosted by Lolitta Dandoy, fashion journalist and a fashion marketing graduate from Cégep Marie-Victorin, you will have the chance to watch a fashion show featuring some of the most beautiful creations by fashion design graduates and discover the winners of the 11th edition of the Mode Académie competition.

The money raised will go to educational and international projects, merit scholarships and financial support for students in need to encourage them to continue their studies.

Tickets: $75
The ticket price includes the cocktail reception, the fashion show, parking and the coat check.

Get your ticket now by completing the registration form and returning it to fondation@collegemv.qc.ca.

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Become a stay-in-school ambassador!

Every year for the past 25 years, the program Opération Bonne Mine has been rewarding young people from underprivileged areas by offering them stay-in-school scholarships to recognize their commitment to and efforts at school. The scholarships are awarded at an exclusive gala taking place this year at the Montreal Science Centre.

This year, the program goal is to recognize the efforts of 50 students by awarding 25 scholarships of $250 to primary school students and 25 scholarships of $500 to high school students.

How you can help
1- Fund a stay-in-school scholarship: Recognize the work of students who are staying in school and make a difference in their lives. (A tax receipt will be provided.)

2- Share this great initiative with your network: The fight against early school leaving is everyone’s business. Help us develop a support network for future generations.

For a better idea of the program and the gala, watch the video!

Help us reach our goal!

I will fund a scholarship!

Écomusée du fier monde – Benefit auction

Around sixty works of art of Québécois and Canadian artists are put up for auction for the benefit of the Écomusée du fier monde!

When? Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Cocktail: 5 pm
Auction: 7 pm

Online catalogue: ecomusee.qc.ca
Regular price auction ticket: $50
To purchase tickets: 514-528-8444

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Are you organizing a company event? A team dinner?

La Maison des greffés Lina Cyr offers gourmet packages for enjoying the magnificent fireworks that are part of the International des Feux Loto-Québec. This is an opportunity to spend a pleasant evening while supporting a great cause!

La Maison des greffés Lina Cyr has a lovely terrace with a breathtaking view of the fireworks competition. The terrace is reserved for you from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and residents will join you for the fireworks starting at 9:45 p.m.

A package for 15 people includes:

  • 5 hors d’oeuvres per person, which you choose from our menu
  • 8 bottles of wine
  • Sparkling water
  • A musical, festive ambiance

Reserve your date now! A number of dates are available: Saturday, June 29; Wednesday, July 3; Wednesday, July 10; Wednesday, July 17; Saturday, July 20; Wednesday, July 24; Saturday, July 27.

Price: $1000 for 15 people

Address: 1989 Sherbrooke St. East, Montréal, QC H2K 1B8

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Tickets are now on sale for WICA’s annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser!

Once again, this event is generously sponsored by Frank Lyman Design. This year, our honorary chairman is Beryl Wajsman and emcee is Kenny Bodanis.

The annual wine tasting event is our most important fundraiser of the year. Thanks to the support of our festive wine connoisseurs, West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) can provide much-needed practical, emotional and social support to the most vulnerable members of the West Island since 1976.

Join us as we explore Portuguese wines paired with hors d'oeuvres and delicacies. Live entertainment, silent auction, half and half and so much more all for a great cause!

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Place: Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
1335 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval, Québec
514-694-5850
Cost: $100
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