In May of 1995, the Alzheimer Society of Montreal held its very first ball at the Museum of Contemporary Art. For over a decade now, the Alzheimer Society has been successfully organising this fundraising event which, over the years, has become the most important ball dedicated to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease in Montreal.
2012 Gala Evening
Thursday, September 27, 2012
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2011 Gala Evening – Creating Memories
On September 15th, 2011, the Alzheimer Society of Montreal, under the joint chairmanship of Mr. José Placido and Mr. François de Gaspé Beaubien, had the pleasure of greeting partners and friends at its Gala Evening that was held at Le Marché Bonsecour’s ballroom.
The night was animated by Brigitte Bédard. Among the guests, we had the pleasure of receiving the Minister Responsible for Seniors Mrs. Marguerite Blais. As the ASM nears its 30th anniversary, we celebrated the present, the past and the future of our organization that is committed to continuously better serving our community.
More than $312,500 was raised for the Alzheimer Society of Montreal. The programs and services for people living with Alzheimer’s and the research will greatly benefit from all the generosity of the participants and the donations of this event.
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2010 Annual Ball: A successful evening of recognition
This last November 4th, 2010, the Alzheimer Society of Montreal under the joint chairmanship of Mr. André Chagnon and Mr. J.C. Roger Warren, had the privilege to receive partners and friends on the occasion of the 2010 Ball in the sumptuous decor of the Hilton Montréal Bonaventure Hotel.
This fundraising evening was brilliantly hosted by Simon Durivage. Among the guests, we had the pleasure of receiving the Minister Responsible for Seniors Mrs. Marguerite Blais.
The event which became a tradition over the years, allowed the Alzheimer Society of Montreal to recognize the work of our partners whom supported and committed to the cause with invaluable efforts. The Ball also allowed to raise more than $ 190, 000 to finance research, programs and services intended for people living with Alzheimer’s or related diseases and their family.
The Alzheimer Society of Montreal wishes to thank all its partners and sponsors for a successful evening of recognition:
- Fairmont – The Queen Elizabeth
- Picchio Pharma
- OVOS Natural Health Inc.
- Power Corporation of Canada
- RBC Royal Bank of Canada
- Scotia McLeod
- Building Products of Canada Corp.
- Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
*The Guardians of Memory are:
- Roberto Bellini, Vice-President, Business Development, Bellus Health Inc.
- Tony Loffreda, C.P.A., Regional Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services, Quebec West, RBC Royal Bank of Canada
- Jacques Maurice, Administrator, Scotia McLeod
- Gary Schmid, President and Chief Executive Officer, OVOS Natural Health Inc.
- Michael L. Turcotte, Chairman of the Board, Hydro-Québec
- Pierre Larochelle, Vice-President, Investment, Power Corporation of Canada
The evening in pictures : 2010 Edition.
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2009 Edition: “Forget-Me-Not” Benefit Event
An Unforgettable Evening at Fairmont - The Queen Elizabeth
The Guardians of Memory* as well as many distinguished guests gathered, on October 21, in the enchanting atmosphere of Fairmont - The Queen Elizabeth at the Forget-Me-Not benefit event. The event raised the sum of $175,000 dollars for the Alzheimer Society of Montréal.
Led by singer Marie-Michèle Desrosiers, the evening quickly took the form of a quiz, in which the guests had fun while testing their knowledge on the history of the City of Montreal and Alzheimer’s disease. "Each new person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease carries with them a piece of our collective memmory," said Gérald Hubert, Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Montreal. The quiz was well connected to the theme of the collective memory of Montrealers, as well as the typical Quebec menu, elegant checkered tablecloths and vintage images that scrolled on screen throughout the evening.
The Alzheimer Society of Montreal wishes to thank all its partners and sponsors for the success of this event.
The evening in pictures : 2009 Edition
The 2008 Edition : A Success Not to Be Forgotten
On September 17, the Alzheimer Society of Montreal held its 15th Annual Alzheimer Ball, in the enchanting atmosphere of the Windsor Hotel. The honorary co-presidency was assured by Mr. Roberto Bellini, Vice-President Director, Picchio Pharma, and by Mr. Gary Schmid, Chief of the Direction, OVOS Santé Naturelle. A total of $400, 000 was raised by the organizing committee of this prestigious event, which helps financing the programs and services offered to the people touched by the disease and their family, as well as research.
Among the other distinguished guests who joined the cause: respected radio personality Ms. Dominique Bertrand; well-known artist and respected businesswoman Ms. Mitsou Gélinas; as well as several notable members of Montreal business community, including Mr. Guy Savard, from Merryl Lynch Canada, and Mr. Jean Rizzuto, from Gestion Beaurivage.
Last Updated: 04/11/13