Évènement Montréal Bal de la St-Valentin

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Évènement Montréal Bal de la St-Valentin

Évènement Montréal Bal de la St-Valentin

C’est sous le thème à la fois chaleureux et mystérieux « AMAZONIA » que la 16e édition du Bal de la Saint-Valentin a pris place le 14 février dernier à la Gare Windsor. Immanquable rendez-vous philanthropique de la région de Montréal, cet événement a une fois de plus ravi ses quelques 600 convives, issus du monde des affaires. Des invités de marque réunis autour d’une seule et même cause : la prévention de la détresse psychologique chez les jeunes. Cette année le Bal de la Saint-Valentin de la Fondation Jeunes en Tête a permis de récolter un bénéfice net de 585 000 $, jeudi le 14 février: une somme extraordinaire qui permettra à notre Fondation de sensibiliser davantage de jeunes à l’importance d’une bonne santé mentale, pour un avenir meilleur 

Toute l’équipe de la fondation tient d’ailleurs à remercier les coprésidents d’honneur de cette belle soirée pour leur apport exceptionnel : madame Danielle Lavoie, vice-présidente principale et directrice du portefeuille, Cadillac Fairview et de monsieur Laurent Ferreira, vice-président exécutif et cochef Marchés Financiers à la Banque Nationale.

Parmi les temps forts de la soirée, nous retiendrons les émouvants témoignages vidéos de Mia et de son père Jean-Nicolas Verreault. À tout juste 14 ans, Mia vit avec un trouble d’anxiété généralisé. Son histoire nous a tous touché et a entraîné un incroyable mouvement de solidarité; l’encan philanthropique dédié au développement de notre nouvelle animation, et étroitement lié à l’histoire de Mia, nous a en effet permis de récolter une somme de 80 000 $.

De cette soirée nous retiendrons également l’accueil des convives par les jeunes du Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf; l’incroyable décor équatorial imaginé par Cava Rose ainsi que le repas gastronomique aux accents exotiques élaboré par Tuck Shop; la brillante coanimation de François Gadbois et Mélanie Boucher, notre directrice générale; sans oublier les prestations musicales enlevantes du DJ Kleancut et des Dirty Players!

Vicky Kheira

 

 

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Évènement Montréal Bal de la St-Valentin

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Event Montreal Bal de la St-Valentin

Event Montreal Bal de la St-Valentin

This year marks the 16th edition of the Fondation Jeunes en Tête annual Valentine’s Day Ball and for the occasion, award-winning event producers Cava Rose choose to transport guests far away from the snow and plunge them in the middle of the lush Amazon jungle. The event was held at The Gare Windsor, the prestigious venue in the heart of Montreal. The event raised $585,000 net. 

As the 620 guests entered the Windsor Station, live exotic birds greeted them and the sounds of the Amazon jungle filled the air. A gigantic floor to ceiling, wall to wall screen projected and HD waterfall. Later, guests would have to walk through this waterfall to enter the dining room. This gave the impression that guests were entering a mysterious, secret spot of the jungle. 

An impressive silent auction including the ever-popular whisky and wine auction and an array of high end items and experiences were up for grabs, as well as an exclusive ‘pop-up shop’ with 10 pieces of Shan’s capsule collection with Marie St-Pierre. 

Once guests passed through the waterwall, the were entered a true hidden jungle complete with hundreds and hundreds of feet of vines, dozens of gigantic chandeliers made of real palm leaves, columns of 15’ real palm trees, and the enter wall of flickering lights integrated in the curtains to mimic fireflies. The waterfall video continued to play on giant screens at either end of the room. And the most remarkable detail of the décor were the serpentine tables that snaked its way through the room, topped with huge greens only centrepieces comprised of an array of large tropical leaves – creating trees of the tables.

The MC’s of the evening were the talented François Gadbois, actor entertainer and the Foundation’s own Executive Director, Mélanie Boucher. Entertainment of the evening included DJ Kleancut and the band Dirty Players, elaborately dressed Amazon jungle ‘characters’ and real exotic birds circulating among the guests.

Guests were treated to the gourmet stylings of one of Montreal’s favourite restaurants (and on every critics’ Top 10 list) – Tuck Shop Restaurant, who created a special Brazilian inspired menu including a colourful salad, a delectable fish and seafood dish with pan de queijo (traditional Brazilian cheese bread that was baked on-site at the Windsor Station!), a Brazilian-inspired braised beef dish, black bean and rice, l’os à moelleand finishing with an irresistible chocolate cake with homemade ice cream and fresh mango. 

The event raised $585,000 net. 

The Fondation Jeunes en Tête’s mission is to prevent psychological distress among youth aged 11 to 18 in Quebec. They accomplish this mission by reaching out to teenagers in schools through their Partners for Life program, and by supporting recognized community organizations that complement their work. They also create a synergy among all youth advocates and stakeholders in order to maximize their joint impact on young people.

Among the highlights of the Ball was an epic philanthropic auction dedicated to raise funds for the Foundation’s new presentation, intended for students in grades 7 and 8, which will promote good mental health among adolescents as they enter high school. This new presentation is part of the Foundation’s Partners for Life Program that already raises awareness about depression and among students from grades 9 to 11. Universally touching, this project had awakened the interest of guests who have not failed to contribute generously; a total of $80,000 was raised for this new initiative in a matter of minutes!

Vicky Kheira

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