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Last June 16, 2016, close to 450 guests wore their finest hat for a great cause at the 3rd edition of the benefit luncheon Chapeau mont Royal, organised by Les amis de la montagne. The event raised $180,000 in support of Les amis educational and conservation programs on Mount Royal.
Held under the honorary presidency of Caroline Codsi, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Eastern Canada, Cira Medical Services and Founding President, La Gouvernance au Féminin (aka Women and Boards), the fundraiser owes its success to the support of important partners, a dedicated women committee and many Montrealers who hold the sustainability of Mount Royal dear to their hearts.
Guests at Chapeau mont Royal enjoyed a red carpet experience on the Mount Royal Chalet lookout, a glorious blue sky cocktail, and a gastronomic meal by Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. Prizes were generously offered by the Ritz Carlton Montreal and La Maison Ishi.
The 3rd edition of Chapeau mont Royal was also a chance to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Mount Royal Park, and the 30th anniversary of Les amis de la montagne. The organization is pleased to note that Montrealers remain as committed as ever to protecting their mountain through contributions to Les amis de la montagne.
This fundraiser draws its inspiration from the prestigious Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon organised by the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy in New York. In fact, Central Park and Mount Royal share a unique legacy left by the celebrated landscape architect who designed both parks.
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Winners of the best hat contest on our Facebook page
Les amis de la montagne wishes to express its profound gratitude to the Honorary President Caroline Codsi, to the Organising Committee Co-Presidents, Mary Bruns Creighton, Judith Kavanagh, Carole Labelle Molson and Kathryn Lund Drummond, and the Honorary Presidents of the previous editions, Julie Godin, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources and Strategic Planning, CGI and Françoise F. Lyon, Senior Vice-President, Pembroke Private Wealth Management, to all committee members and volunteers, as well as to its event partners: PLATINUM Major Sponsors CGI Group and Pembroke Private Wealth Management - GOLD partners National Bank, TD Bank Group and La Maison Ishi - SILVER partners Hotel and Residences Ritz-Carlton Montreal and Domaine Pinnacle - BRONZE partners Cogeco Connexion, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, PWL Capital Inc., Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Rogers Communications, Torys LLP and Woods s.e.n.c.r.l./LLP - MEDIA partner Cogeco Media - PUBLIC partner Ville de Montréal.
The funds raised are invested in our educational, enhancement and conservation activities on Mount Royal. Our continued involvement over time has contributed to the beautification of the mountain and to increased accessibility. Our efforts have also generated greater public awareness of the unique importance of Mount Royal and a new culture of respect and care for its premises. Finally, Les amis de la montagne have a positive influence over the private and public institutions and authorities whose decisions have a tremendous impact on the protection of this heritage site.
Les amis de la montagne provide a variety of visibility opportunities to partners through the “Chapeau mont Royal!” event, described in the sponsorshp plan. If you choose to support our mission by becoming a partner, kindly contact Katie Whitehead, director major gifts, at 514 843-8240, ext. 243, or firstname.lastname@example.org.