2020 CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA GALA UPDATE

The members of the “Friends for the Cure” organizing committee wish to thank guests and sponsors wholeheartedly following their 20th-anniversary fundraiser held at Le Mont Blanc on Saturday, February 15, 2020


The evening, under the theme “Carnevale di Venezia”, was a tremendous success with more than 700 guests in attendance. The milestone event formally began with a number of video messages, including former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, as well as newly-appointed Montreal Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia, who lost a brother to cancer.

The SophisticOcassion showband ensured guests made their way to the dance floor and even began the evening wearing gondolier attire. Members of the band later wore disco-era garb for a dance set, which easily filled the dance floor.

The menu that followed a vast international buffet was as special as the milestone, culminating with lamb shank as the main dish, served by a very professional and attentive staff.

The main raffle featured a trip to Italy as the grand prize, courtesy Delta Airlines, and Vacances Préférences. 

The fundraiser raised $125,000, which will be forwarded to the Montreal General Hospital’s Peri-Operative Program, which provides crucial cancer care.

Once again, a huge thank you to one and all for a very memorable evening.