From October through February, Social Notes columnist Jennifer Campbell has the details on galas, cocktails and other fundraisers
It’s that time again, Noties! The Social Season resumes with gusto and glam, and we have your master-planning list. Please note that certain events may have been moved to more congenial listings. For the latest “see and be scene” updates and all things epic-party, go to diaryofasocialgal.com. Stay tuned, too, for the official high kickoff of Social Notes on Oct. 21.
Oct. 14: Lachine Hospital Foundation Palliative Care Fundraising Breakfast. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Barbie’s Restaurant, 15 Bouchard Blvd. Adults $15, children under 11 $5. To reserve: 514-934-1934, Local 77333, or purchase at door.
Oct. 14: Montreal Chinese Hospital Foundation annual Gala — A Chinese Fashion Story. Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René Lévesque Blvd. W. Promises to dazzle. $300. Linda Yee, 514-871-0961, Local 248, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 15: Montreal Urban Aboriginal Health Centre fundraiser. Boutique Vieux-Port, 80 St-Paul W. 5-8 p.m. 50 per cent of sales supports centre. Featuring traditional food by Codex, drum songs and more. facebook.com/Aboriginalhealthcentre.
Oct. 15: Cedars Cancer Foundation Run For Ovarian Cancer. Benefiting the Dove Project, specializing in early detection. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 60 Roosevelt Ave. 10K $55, 5K $50, 2K $40. Co-chair, Dominique Dagenais. 514-656-6662, Local 228, cedars.ca.
Oct. 15: AGI’s Amazingly FUN Race! Benefiting Alzheimer support services provided by AGI. Exciting team-building experience combines adventure, intriguing challenges and thrill of the chase. The search is on for family and corporate teams. Teri, 514-485-7233, email@example.com.
Oct. 17: VIP preview of Lysa Lash A/W 18 Collection presented with the Lise Watier Foundation. Partial proceeds support the foundation. Ritz-Carlton Residences, 1280 Sherbrooke St. W., RSVP mandatory: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 18: FIFA (Festival International du Film Sur L’Art). 6:30 p.m. CCA. Featuring a 60-minute documentary film on Phyllis Lambert followed by silent auction and cocktails. Limited availability (210 tickets). Isabelle Rondeau, 514-276-5149, email@example.com.
Oct. 18: Youth Employment Services (YES) Tine into YES Benefit Concert and Silent Auction. Helping local entrepreneurs, artists and job seekers succeed in Quebec. 5:30-10 p.m. St-James Theatre, 265 St-Jacques St. Fun-filled evening chaired by Elisabeth Laett and Evan Bush features entertainment by amazing live karaoke band URockaoke, plus open bar (beer, wine and soda), food, silent auction, prizes and more. $125 (partial tax receipts issued). Limited number of VIP table packages also available. Tickets: tuneintoyes.com, 514-878-9788, Local 307, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 18: Third annual gala benefit, A Brilliant Night. Supporting the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) and Hospital. Le Salon Richmond, 550 Richmond Ave. Third year promises to shine brighter than ever. $200. 514-398-1851, abrilliantnight.com.
Oct. 19: CHW Montreal VIP Evening With David Drebin At Galerie de Bellefeuille II, 1366 Greene Ave. Honourary co-chairs, Francine and Robert Wiseman. VIP $180 (includes admission to VIP evening and CHW Annual Art Auction on Nov. 1 at Kandy Gallery), $118 (admission to Art Auction only). 514-933-8461, chw.ca/artauction2017
Oct. 20: Annual Trafalgar Ross Lecture. Supporting Trafalgar Ross Foundation and student bursaries. A Trafalgar Homecoming Reunion Weekend event. 1 p.m. Guest lecturers: Jennifer Moroz and Carolyn Taylor. Kelly Carrier, 514-935-2644, Local 219, email@example.com.
Oct. 20: Kidney Foundation of Canada (Quebec Branch) New Lease On Life Benefit Concert with Orchestre Métropolitain. 7:30 p.m. Maison Symphonique. $250 (VIP) $150 (general). Tax receipts issued. Tickets: kidney.ca/concert, Dany Babin 514-938-4515, Local 232, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 20: 19th Celebration of Life. Supporting the MUHC Organ Transplant Program. An event forming part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation, supporting the Royal Victoria Hospital and Research Institute at the Glen site. Le Crystal, 5285 Henri Bourassa St. W. Lisa Mastroianni, 514-934-1934, Local 35633, email@example.com.
Oct. 21: Trafalgar School For Girls Homecoming Reunion Weekend Events: Alumnae yoga and brunch, school tours, alumnae reunion cocktail/dinner 6 p.m. St. James Club. Includes presentation of Distinguished Alumna Award. All events benefit the Trafalgar Ross Foundation and bursaries. Kelly Carrier, 514-935-2644, Local 219, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 21, 22: St. Thomas à Becket Parish Arts & Crafts Fair. Supporting Catholic Women’s League Charities. 4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds. Oct 21: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 22: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Gina Robertson, 514-626-3648, email@example.com.
Oct. 21: Union United Church Men’s Choir’s 18th Gospel Concert. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. 7 p.m. 3007 Delisle St. Featuring the choir with special guest artists. $25. 450-676-7089.
Oct. 22: Jewish Eldercare Auxiliary Gala Honours Dynamic Duo: Louise Wendling, retired CEO, Costco Canada and Morris Shamis, president /CEO Stilro Corp. 6 p.m., Le Living Room, 5687 Paré St. Special benefit eve includes silent auction (6 p.m.), dinner (7 p.m.), valet parking, entertainment. Reservations, 514-738-4500, Local 8105.
Oct. 23: Chaya Mushka Seminary — Ben Weider Educational Centre’s annual Feast Of The Nations Gala featuring Lior Raz, co-creator/star of Sauda. Shaar Hashomayim, 450 Kensington Ave. Honouree, Barbara Seal C.M. 438-800-1062, Local 225.
Oct. 24: Concerts Dans Les Grandes Maisons fundraising event benefiting the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. 5:45 p.m. 2064 Marlowe Ave. Gorgeous concert soirée presented under the auspices of Phyllis Lambert, features artist Nikki Chooi, Timothy Chooi, Barry Shiffman, Denis Brott, Stéphane Tétreault and includes cocktail dînatoire. $300, $550 for 2 (tax deductible receipt for the eligible amount). Julie Brott, 514-489-7444, firstname.lastname@example.org, festivalmontreal.org.
Oct. 24: Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) Intimate Evening Discussion with Professor Homa Hoodfar, Dennis Edney, and David Grossman. Moderated By CCIJ legal director Amanda Ghahremani. Organized in collaboration with Amnistie Internationale Canada francophone. Benefiting the work of CCIJ. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Centre for Sustainable Development, Clark Hall, 50 Ste-Catherine St. W. $50-125, open to public, ccij.ca/event/diplomacy.
Oct. 24-27: Annual Au Contraire Film Festival, challenging myths and changing perspectives on mental illness via the presentation of juried films from around the world that entertain and educate. All have post screening panel discussions. Opening night benefits Donald Berman UP House. $100. 514-764-5599, uphouse.org.
Oct. 25: Benefit auction and show for Fondation Les Petits Rois. 7 p.m. Ogilvy’s Tudor Hall, 5th floor, 1307 Ste-Catherine St. W. $200. Includes cocktail and show. Marie-Lise Lacroix, 514-771-2130.
Oct 25: Saving Station Foundation fundraising gala. Supporting Saving Station’s commitment to eliminating youth substance abuse. 5:30 p.m. Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke St. W. Inspiring eve features Alvin Powell, plus emcee Terry DiMonte, live & Chinese auctions and very special guest. Kathy Holland, 514-421-5510 savingstationfoundation.com.
Oct. 25: Auxiliary Jewish General Hospital Accessoirée — Fashion and Lifestyles Accessories for Women. Benefiting the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health. 3 p.m.-8 p.m. JGH Main Lobby, 3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Rd. Stylish event introduces fall’s latest trends in jewelry, handbags, furs, scarves, gloves, hats, activewear, skin care, makeup and more. Chairs, Rona Ellen, Gabi Rosberger, Barbara Singer, Merle Torchin. 514-340-8216.
Oct. 25: Montreal Lakeshore University Women’s Club’s annual Scholarship Fundraiser: BRAVO BROADWAY with the Lyric Theatre Singers. 7:30 p.m. Lakeside Academy Auditorium, 5050 Sherbrooke St., Lachine. $42. For tickets, 514-683-5685, 514-637-9598, mluwc.com.
Oct. 25: Samosa Fundraiser benefiting the Centraide Campaign. Concordia University — SGW Campus, 1515 Ste-Catherine St. W., EV Bldg., lower level, outside Concordia Gym. 3 samosas $3, 6 for $9, 12 for $15. Preorders available. Andrea Renaud, 514-848-2424, Local 5895.
Oct. 26: Château Ramezay’s Heritage 375 Gala. 6:30 p.m. Le Windsor, 1170 Peel St. $200, tables of 10 $2,000. Reservations / information: 514-861-3708, Local 241, email@example.com, chateauramezay.qc.ca/en/fundraising-events.
Oct. 26: Gala des Émilie benefiting Montreal Sacré-Coeur Hospital Foundation. 6 p.m. Hotel Sheraton Laval, 2440 Autoroute des Laurentides. Honourary co-chairs, Tania Trottier-Perusse, Martin Thibodeau, president, RBC Royal Bank, Que., Robert Bouchard, CEO, Guillevin International, Que. Headquarters. Featuring a cocktail, 4-course dinner, dancing with live band, and Pénélope McQuade as emcee. 514-338-2303, Local 9.
Oct. 26: Le Festin de Babette. Benefiting Dr. Andrea LeBlanc’s Alzheimer’s research. Cabaret du Casino de Montréal. Claude Krynski, 514-340-8222, Local 25835.
Oct. 26: Chabad Lifeline Participates in the Au Contraire Film Festival. Supports Chabad Lifeline. 7 p.m. MMFA. Featuring a screening of “32 pills: my sister’s suicide,” a moving documentary on addiction and mental illness. Includes Q&A with director Hope Litoff after the screening, followed by dessert reception. Tickets: LifelineFilmSeries.com.
Oct. 27: Pink in the City Masquerade Ball. Supporting the purchase of an ultrasound machine for the MUHC Breast Clinic. An event forming part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation, supporting the Royal Victoria Hospital and Research Institute at the Glen site. Embassy Plaza, 1003 Curé-Labelle Blvd. Lisa Mastroianni, 514-934-1934, Local 35633, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 27: Young Leaders Circle of Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Bal Incognito. Benefiting pediatric medical care and H.B. Williams Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit. 9 p.m. Entrepôts Dominion, 3968, St-Ambroise St. A fab masked ball for young professionals. Dress: Formal attire with mask. $125. Stephanie, 514-934-4846, Local 29270, email@example.com, montrealincognito.com.
Oct. 27: Annual Theresa Foundation Benefit Concert. An evening of music and dancing with the Stephen Barry Band, Linda Morrison and many more, supporting the grandmothers and children of Mnjale, Fuze and Chilundu in Malawi. 7:30 p.m. Westmount Park Church, 305 Lansdowne Ave. General $25, students $15. Ann Lambert, firstname.lastname@example.org, theresafoundation.com.
Oct. 28: Share The Warmth Partageons la PUCK! Hockey Fundraiser with Marc Bergevin. St. Charles Arena, 1055 Hibernia St. Registration: sharethewarmth.ca.
Oct. 28: A Night to Remember for the Alzheimer Society of Montreal. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. WAVE Event Centre, 5524 St-Patrick St., Suite 110. $125. Mark Broady 514-991-3937, email@example.com, nighttoremember.ca.
Oct. 28: Kids For Life Foundation Night of the “Giving” Dead annual Halloween fundraising party. Supporting the Montreal Children’s Hospital’s Social Services of the Child Life Department. 7:30 p.m. Auberge Universel, 5000 Sherbrooke St. E. $90. 18+. Facebook: kidsforlifefoundation. George Theodoropoulos, 514-262-8811, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 29: Culinary Showdown presented in collaboration with the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. Benefiting Heredity Breast Cancer Research at the Segal Cancer Centre. Arsenal. Honouree, Nadia Saputo. Honourary patron, Dr. André Lisbona. Chairs, Etty Bienstock, Irwin Kramer, Joan Prévost. Stephanie Roza, 514-340-8222, Local 22587.
Oct. 31: Kids For Life Foundation’s annual Halloween Trick or Treat Adventure. Benefiting the Montreal Children’s Hospital’s Social Services of the Child Life Department. 7:30 p.m. 4075 Farrand Rd. For children of all ages and their parents. Facebook: kidsforlifefoundation. George Theodoropoulos, 514-262-8811, email@example.com.
Nov. 1: CHW Montreal Annual Art Auction at Kandy Gallery. 7:30 p.m. 5629 Ferrier St. Featuring hors d’oeuvres, cocktails (MK). Honourary co-chairs, Francine and Robert Wiseman. General $118 (VIP $180, includes Art Auction and VIP Evening, on Oct. 19). 514-933-8461, chw.ca/artauction2017.
Nov. 1: Gregory Charles in Concert benefiting the Lachine Hospital Foundation. 8 p.m. L’Entrepôt, 2901 St-Joseph Blvd. $95. 514-637-2351, Local 77333. Tickets also available at door.
Nov. 1: Auxiliary Mount Sinai Hospital’s Literary Breakfast Club. 9:15 a.m. Beth-El Synagogue. Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend to be reviewed by Brian Peters. $25 at the door. 514-369-2222, Local 1337, firstname.lastname@example.org, mountsinaiauxiliary.org.
Nov. 1: Atwater Library and Computer Centre Annual Benefit Cocktail Party. Supporting the library’s community educational and cultural programs. 6 p.m. Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave. Honouree, Michael St. B. Harrison. Fun filled eve features emcee Amanda Jelowicki, Dave Turner Jazz Trio, smoked meat, and silent auction. $150 ($125 tax receipt). Online purchase atwaterlibrary.ca or Tanya Mayhew, 514-935-7344.
Nov. 2: Share The Warmth Share Spirit annual Fundraising Evening Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction. Share the Warmth, 625 Fortune St. $100. Katina Vanasse 514-933-5599, Local 222, email@example.com.
Nov. 2: 16th annual Peter Hall School Foundation Wine and Cheese Evening. Benefiting the foundation. 6 p.m. Le Crystal Congress Center, 5285 Henri- Bourassa W. Tickets / information, Luc Desjardins, 748-6727, Local 2221, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 3: Annual St. Mary’s Ball. 6:30 p.m. champagne cocktails, Windsor Station, 1100 des Canadiens Ave. Co-presidents, Andrew and Geoff Molson. Luxe eve features Paul Chacra and 1945, silent auction, dancing, catering by Ristorante Beatrice, and more. Attire: Black-tie and gowns. Cynda Heward, 514-345-3511, email@example.com. qc.ca.
Nov. 4: 47th anniversary of Barbados House Montreal. 6 p.m. Gabbiano Buffet, 1550 Lapierre St. Banquet and ball hosted by Barbados House supports the association’s mandate and celebrates independence, under the patronage of Yvonne Walkes, SCM JP, high commissioner of Barbados for Canada. Featuring entertainment by DJ Leslie. 514-365-9672.
Nov. 4: CHSLD Bayview Bazaar. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring Christmas items, jewelry a bake table, trash and treasures and raffles. 27 Lakeshore Rd. Sharon Bellows, 514-695-9384, Local 253.
Nov. 4: Grosse Île: The Musical Benefit Evening. A musical history of the Irish community in Quebec. Supporting the John Abbott College Foundation. 8 p.m. Oscar Peterson Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. $75 (includes meeting cast post performance). Barth Gillan, 514-457- 6610, Local 5393, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 4: Annual Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) ball, The Western, in the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion For Peace, 1380 Sherbrooke St. W. Organized by the MMFA Foundation. Ball co-presidents Pierre Pomerleau, François-Charles Sirois, Kim Thomassin. Steering committee co-presidents, Johanne Champoux, Claire Webster. 6.30 p.m. cocktails, photos, 8 p.m. dinner, dancing, music. Black tie/evening gown. $1,250 and up. 514-285-1600, Local 105, email@example.com.
Nov. 4: Cedars Cancer Foundation annual Splash Dash For Sarah’s Fund. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 475 Pine Ave. W. Fun-filled day of swim-bike-run races supports Sarah’s Floor. 514-656-6662, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 4: Cedars Cancer Foundation Soirée en Or. 7 p.m. Le Gare Viger, 755 Berri St. Anna Burgos, 514-656-6662, Anna.email@example.com.
Nov. 5: Larger Than Life presents: An evening of Dinner and Dancing with renowned Bee Gees cover band Night Fever. Supporting the improvement of the lives of children with cancer. Plaza Centre Ville (EVO), 777 Robert Bourassa Blvd. $150. 514-953-5717, firstname.lastname@example.org, largerthanlifeusa.org.
Nov. 6,7, 8: Cummings Centre annual Craft Show. Benefiting the centre. Nov. 6: Vernissage 12-4 p.m., Nov. 7: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 5700 Westbury Ave. Featuring unique gifts for the whole family made by artisans of the craft centre and wood shop. All welcome. 514-342-1234, cummingscentre.org.
Nov. 9: Collège Jean-Eudes Foundation fundraising gala. Collège Jean-Eudes, 3535 Rosemont Blvd. Information/organizer: Cava Rose 514-282-0767, Local 220.
Nov. 9: Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation’s La soirée À Votre Santé! Benefiting the future Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Integrated Cancer Centre. 6 p.m. Cruise Terminal, Port of Montreal, 200 de la Commune St. W. Bubbly reception, featuring perfect pairings of Bollinger Champagnes with bite-sized delicacies kicks off Montréal Passion Vin weekend in style while honouring the cocktail’s sixth anniversary and celebrating spokesperson Dominique Michel’s sixth year of remission. Katia Stewart-Gagnon, 514-252-3435, email@example.com.
Nov. 9: Fundraiser and Raffle for Kiki4Kids, committed to improving the moral and quality of life of children battling illness with proceeds helping to reduce the financial burden of families with sick children at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. 5-9 p.m. Champlain College, 900 Riverside Drive, St-Lambert. 10$ at eventbrite.com.
Nov. 10: West Island Women’s Centre’s (WIWC) annual Silent Auction, supporting the WIWC’s commitment to improving women’s quality of life through classes, seminars, support groups, outreach activities. 7-10 p.m. St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave. $10 in advance at wiwc.ca, $15 at door. Karen Henchey, 514-695-8529.
Nov. 10: Casino Night and Auction benefiting Light A Dream, assisting young adults with intellectual disabilities and autism. 7 p.m. Beaconsfield Golf Club, 49 Golf Ave. Casino committee, Jodie Lennon, 514-244-3727, Diana Zuleeg, 514-695-3310.
Nov. 11: Socrates Educational Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Gala in honour Of Dr. W.V. Papanastasiou. Supporting trilingual education. 7 p.m. William Gray, 421 St. Vincent St. Fabulous gala fête features musical entertainment by the Sophis tOccasion Showband, Orla Johannes as emcee, complimentary valet parking. Denise Chrissulis 514-558-1599 firstname.lastname@example.org, socratesef.org.
Nov. 11: Gala benefiting Liana’s Dream Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Plaza Volare, 6600 Côte-de-Liesse Rd. A beautiful evening for a beautiful cause. Natania De Cicco, 514-955-0383, email@example.com, lianasdreamfoundation.org.
Nov. 11: Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Ball. Benefiting the hospital. 6 p.m. Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, 800 Place Leigh-Caprel. Great food, fine wine and live entertainment. Information: fondationlakeshore.ca, Katherine Jolin, 514-630-208, Local 3.
Nov. 12: Shield Of Athena Family Services’s annual Art Auction. Benefiting Shield services and the new Second Step Resource for women and children victims of family violence. Le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetière St. W. Exhibit and silent auction 2-3:30 p.m., live auction 4 p.m. $75. Includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. 514-274-8117, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 15: Benefit Concert at Congregation Shaare Zion supporting the Centre for the Arts in Human Development, Concordia University. 7 p.m. 5575 Côte St-Luc Rd. Featuring Centre participants with special guests, cantors Adam Stotland and Daniel Benlolo. $20. 514-481-7727, 226. concordia.ca/cahd
Nov. 16: McGill IBD Research Group’s annual Laugh Your Butt Off fundraiser, featuring Comedian Modi. Supporting patients and families affected by IBD. Includes cocktail dînatoire. For tickets/donations: mcgillibd.ca.
Nov. 16: 60 million girls’ annual Fundraising Conference. Supporting girls’ education projects in the developing world. 6-9 p.m. BAnQ, 475 de Maisonneuve Blvd. E. Featuring cocktails and canapés. $100 (tax receipt $75). 514-234-1174, 60milliongirls.org.
Nov. 16: JDRF DIA-BEAT-IT Gala. Supporting Type 1 Diabetes research. 6 p.m. St-James Theatre, 265 St-Jacques St. W. Honourary president: Réjean Tremblay, CCO/ marketing director Canada, East — Aon Hewitt Canada. Featuring cocktails (6 p.m.), dinner (7 p.m.), raffle, live and silent auctions. 514-744-5537, email@example.com, diabeatit.ca.
Nov. 17: Montreal Bach Festival benefit gala concert featuring orchestra Collegium 1704 from Prague. Honouree Julie Payette. Maison symphonique de Montréal, 1600 St-Urbain St. Concert 7 p.m. Gala cocktail dinatoire reception 9 p.m. $250. Concert only $25-80. Clemence Modoux, 514-843-3414, firstname.lastname@example.org, festivalbachmontreal.com.
Nov. 17: St-James Drop-In Centre Gala Dinner Fundraiser. Supporting the St-James Drop-In Centre and employment program, StreetSuds. 6:30 p.m. McGill University Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 McTavish St., stjamescentre.ca, Alain Spitzer, email@example.com.
Nov. 17: 10th anniversary of Rock for Dimes Montreal. Benefiting March of Dimes Canada’s programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. 7 p.m. Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile, 2490 Notre-Dame St. W. Fun-filled corporate battle of bands features amateur musicians competing for the title of their city’s best corporate band before a roster of Canadian music industry professionals. 1-800-263-DIME (3463), Local 7258, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 18: St. Lambert United Church Women’s annual Christmas Tea and Sale. 2-4 p.m. Memorial Hall, 415A Mercille Ave. $10. Carolyn Gould 450-671-5820, email@example.com.
Nov. 18: Viennese Ball of The Austrian Society, presented under the patronage of Ambassador Stefan Pehringer. Benefiting SOS Children’s Villages; Schulich School of Music, L.O.V.E., Alexander von Humboldt International School, DSQ German language schools, and others. 7 p.m. Marriott Château Champlain, 1 Place du Canada. 2017 theme: the 300th birthday of Empress Maria Theresia featuring live orchestras, debutante presentation, door prize, casino, silent auction, Viennese wine tavern until 3 a.m., and more. Ball president, Astri Prugger. $275, $175 (under 30). 514-909-3119, firstname.lastname@example.org, balviennoisdemontreal.org.
Nov. 18: ADATH annual Comedy Night Raffle Event. Benefiting Adath community programs. 8 p.m. 223 Harrow Crescent. Raffle tickets, $136 for two, $36 per student. Tickets 514-482-4252, adath.ca.
Nov. 18, 19: Fête Polonaise. Nov. 18: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 19: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. St-Antonin Church, 5361 Snowdon St., métro Snowdon. Funds support Committee for Relief to Children and Seniors With Disabilities. Featuring hot and cold traditional Polish dishes and desserts, display and sale of amber and handmade jewelry, folk art, Peruvian Alpaca products, clothing, books, cosmetics and more. 450-433-1321.
Nov. 19: Cedars Cancer Foundation Symphony for the Bell. 4 p.m. The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Redpath St., 514-656-6662, email@example.com.
Nov. 19: Just for Kids Foundation’s Annual G!EE High School Showdown. 1-4 p.m. Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal high school students partake in singing and dancing competition to raise funds for medical equipment for the MCH. Chair, Ali Greenberg. 514-989-7673, firstname.lastname@example.org, jfkfoundation.ca.
Nov. 21: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) Angel Circle’s Creativity and Crustaceans Soirée / Workshop, combining pen and ink, with a talk on creativity in business by museum experts. Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, 1380 Sherbrooke St. W. An evening offering a harmonious blend of music, fine food and art, in the presence of a surprise guest. Angel Circle membership: $1,000/year. Céline Choiselat, 514-285-1600, Local 347, mbam.qc.ca/vip.
Nov. 22: Concordia Has Talent for Centraide. Supporting Concordia’s Centraide Campaign. 12-1 p.m. Concordia University, SGW Campus, EV Building, 1515 Ste-Catherine St. W. $15. Reservations appreciated, only 120 tickets available. Nancy Curran, Concordia Centraide volunteer, 514-355-3816.
Nov. 22: Gala Des Grands Chefs Gourmet Dinner. Dedicated to the Montreal business community; organized by the Canadian Cancer Society (CSC). 5:30-10 p.m. Palais des Congrès. Featuring 7 gastronomic courses for 550 guests prepared by top chefs in region, with exclusive wine service by prominent sommelier. Hon. presidents, Benoit Durand, chief information officer, CAE, Anne Marchiori, executive director, TELUS, large business. $525, Tables $4,700. Sponsorship available. Michelle Barnabe, 514-255-5151, Local 25100, email@example.com.
Nov. 23: Gloria’s Girls present Bringing it Home, with Top Chef judge Gail Simmons. Benefiting the Gloria Shapiro Endowment Fund for Ovarian Cancer. 6 p.m. Le Windsor, 1170 Peel St. Featuring a cocktail dînatoire followed by discussion with Simmons. Special guest emcee, Montreal Gazette fine dining critic Lesley Chesterman. Honourary chair, Maxine Shapiro-Rosenblatt. Chairs, Marilyn Biber-Zidel, Mimi Kitner, Judy Lazar, Caryn Weltman. Rana Saheb, 514-340-8222, Local 25889, jghfoundation.org/en/events/ggt2017.
Nov. 25: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night. Supporting the John Abbott College Foundation and JAC Football Alumni Scholarship. 6 p.m. Stewart Hall Cafeteria, John Abbott College. $50. Barth Gillan, 514-457-6610, Local 5393, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 25: St. Michael’s Evangelical Finnish Lutheran Church Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 4345 Marcil St. Kati Treilman, 514-867-5284.
Nov. 26: Meli Melo SouthWest Community Celebration and Christmas Sale. Supporting SouthWest Benevolence and projects. 2:30-3:30 p.m. SouthWest Mission, 631 Melrose Ave. Featuring baking, baubles, books, treasures and more. Light Brunch available (donations accepted). 514-768-6231, email@example.com, southwestunited.org.
Nov. 26: Jewish Public Library’s Young Adults Event. 7 p.m. 5151 Côte-Ste-Catherine Rd. Fabulous event benefiting the children’s library proudly presents an evening with beloved author Jennifer E. Smith. VIP $50 (includes dinner), General $25. 514-345-2627, Local 3012, firstname.lastname@example.org, jewishpubliclibrary.org.
Nov. 26: ICRF Women Of Action High Tea, honouring exceptionally strong women and their loved ones: Alana Geller and Leah Moss, Virginia Champoux and Sara-Quin Sokoloff and Nora-Jin Sokoloff, Marcia Gillman and husband Mike Flinker, Natalie Kaspy-Shtern and son Jake Shtern. Chairs, Elyse Rosen, Suzanne Wexler. Honourary chairperson Anne-Marie Boucher. Moderator, Lori Weitzman. Supporting brain cancer research at the MNI. Le Windsor, 1170 Peel St. 514-481-2723, icrfmontreal.org.
Nov. 29: Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom’s 135th anniversary Raffle. Supporting Temple programs and events. 7 p.m. at the Temple. Featuring cocktail dînatoire, entertainment, silent auction and more. Tickets / information: 514-937-3575, Local 214, email@example.com.
Nov. 30: Soirée Montréal Inc: A Tribute to Stingray. Benefiting the city’s young entrepreneurs. 6 p.m. Gare Maritime, 200 De La Commune W. $750. Stephanie Valois. 514-872-8373, firstname.lastname@example.org, montrealinc.ca.
Nov. 30: Centraide Pasta Luncheon. Supporting the Concordia Centraide Campaign. 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Concordia University, Loyola Campus, RF Building, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. $15. Nancy Curran, 514-355-3816.
Dec. 1: St. Andrew’s Society Ball. Silent auction proceeds support the Douglas Institute. Cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 8 p.m. Marriott Château Champlain, 1 Place du Canada. Honourees, Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor, Lady Fiona MacGregor of MacGregor. Chairperson, Marilyn Meikle Rochford. Formal evening dress/Highland dress. An evening of dining and dancing celebrating 182 years of Scottish heritage. Tickets: standrewsball.com, 514-842-2030, douglasfoundation.qc.ca.
Dec. 3: Hellenic Ladies Benevolent Society (HLBS) annual Christmas luncheon Educational Fundraiser. 12:30 p.m. 40 West, 2305 Trans-Canada Highway. Mary Pagonis, 514-969-0000.
Dec. 3: Annual ORT Gala. Benefiting ORT Montreal. 5 p.m. Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Place des Arts, 175 Ste-Catherine St. W. Entertainment by Israeli singer Rudi Bainesay and Le Petit Cirque. Emmanuel Kalles, 514-481-2787, email@example.com, ortmontreal.org.
Dec. 4, 5: Donald Berman Maimonides Battle of the Bands. Doors open 7 p.m. Metropolis, 59 Ste-Catherine St. E. Presenting sponsor, National Bank-Private Banking 1859. Special guest, Canadian rock icon Jim Cuddy. Karen Flam, 514-483-2121, Local 2307.
Dec. 6: The annual Toy Tea for Children, providing toys for 5,000 plus children in Quebec shelters. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Featuring wonderful performances by school choirs and proudly marking its 26th anniversary with a new and exciting Ritz-Carlton Montreal partnership. Admission: one new non-violent toy or donation. Melica Event Design, 514-792-8961, toyteammontreal.org.
Dec. 11: Annual Cedars Auction & Raffle Soirée. Supporting the purchase of a PET-CT scanner for the MUHC Glen site. 6 p.m., draw 8:30 p.m. Le Windsor, 1170 Peel St. Chance to win over $85,000 in cash and prizes like a Rolex Yacht-master II’ Everose & Steel watch, worth over $30,000. Valet parking available. $150. Anna Burgos, 514-656-6662, Local 222, firstname.lastname@example.org, cedars.ca.
Dec. 12, 13, 14; Christmas Magasin-Partage at Share The Warmth. Registration mandatory: Katina, 514 933-5599, Local 222.
Dec. 19, 20, 21: Christmas Bazaar at Share The Warmth. Artisan table reservations: Katina, 514-933-5599, Local 222.
Dec. 17: SouthWest United Church and Mission Candlelight Service / Chantons Noël Musical Event. 4 p.m. SouthWest United Church, 1445 Clémenceau St. 514-768-6231, email@example.com, southwestunited.org.
Dec. 26: SouthWest Boxing Day Free Community Turkey Blowout Lunch. Seatings, 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. SouthWest Mission, 631 Melrose Ave. A delicious turkey dinner with fixings and dessert cooked by volunteers and served by numerous loving hands. Takeout and delivery available within the area. RSVP, from Dec. 4: 514-768-6231, firstname.lastname@example.org, southwestunited.org.
Jan. 19: Second Annual Le Bal Rouge Honouring MUHC Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Gerald Fried. An event forming part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation, supporting the Royal Victoria Hospital and Research Institute at the Glen site. Ritz-Carlton Montreal, 1228 Sherbrooke St. W. Lisa Mastroianni, 514-934-1934, Local 35633, email@example.com.
Jan. 27: Black Theatre Workshop’s Vision Celebration Gala. 5:30 p.m. Congress Centre, 420 Sherbrooke St. W. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award honouree, Don Jordan. Also presented, two youth awards for outstanding achievement and the presentation of Community Services Award to Denburk Reid. Plus: cocktails, dinner, entertainment, dancing. $130 (tax receipts available). Adele Benoit 514-932-1104, Local 221, Kym Dominique-Ferguson 514-932-1104, Local 223.
Jan. 30: Cocktail Dinatoire Honouring Leonard Cohen. Supporting Alzheimer Society of Montreal. MAC, 185 Ste-Catherine St. W. $350. Featuring a cool cocktail with a memory game based on the exposition of Leonard Cohen. 514-282-0767, Local 222.
Feb. 9: West Island Palliative Care Residence Valentine’s Ball. 6:30 p.m. Château Vaudreuil Pavillion, 21700 Trans-Canada Highway. $650, tables of 10 $6,500. Jessica Newey 514-693-1718, Local 227, firstname.lastname@example.org, Residencesoinspalliatifs.com/en/events/.
Feb. 12: Just for Kids (JFK) Foundation’s Dancing With The Stars event. Featuring individual and group dancers, raising funds to purchase medical equipment for the MCH. Le Windsor Ballroom, 1170 Peel St. Chairs, Allyson Kassie Goldberg, Arabella Decker. For tickets: 514-989-7673, email@example.com, jfkfoundation.ca.
Feb. 15: Quebec Youth Foundation’s St. Valentine’s Ball. Benefiting the foundation. 6 p.m. Windsor Station, 1100 des Canadiens Ave. Information/organizer: Cava Rose 514-282-0767.
Feb. 15: Tuques Bleues celebration benefit event. Annual Les Amis de la montagne’s nighttime adventure on snowshoes for the benefit of Mount Royal promises to wow. 5:45-10 p.m. 250$ (includes snowshoes, gastronomic buffet, drinks). Sponsorships available. 514-843-8240, Local 243, firstname.lastname@example.org, tuquesbleues.com.
Feb. 21: Open Minds/Ouverts d’esprit 2018. Benefiting the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Foundation. 7 p.m. Théâtre Paradoxe, 5959 Monk Blvd. Honourary president, Andy Nulman, CEO/co-founder, Play the Future. Dress Code: Jeans chic. $200, $135 (35 and under). Suzanne Bélanger, 514 761-6131, Local 2765, email@example.com, ouvertsdesprit.ca/en/.
Feb. 22: WhiskeyFête. 6:30 p.m. Mount Royal Club, 1175 Sherbrooke St. W. An enjoyable cocktail dinatoire evening of rare whiskeys, fine food and Highland pageantry. Chair, Jason MacCallum. Margo, 514-842-2030, standrews.qc.ca.
Feb. 24: Special 11th anniversary Women of Hope Gala. 6 p.m. Le Crystal, 5285 Henri-Bourassa Blvd. W. Benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society. Spectacular evening includes dancing, full course meal, open bar, raffle, door prizes and more! $130 tickets/donations: womenofhope.ca, 514-696-9873. $25 tax receipt issued per ticket and charitable tax receipt for all donations.