Chapeau mont Royal!

Chapeau mont Royal!



$150,000 Raised for Les amis de la montagne’s Educational Programs

Montreal, June 19, 2017 – It was hats galore at the Mount Royal Chalet last June 15 at the Chapeau mont Royal Benefit Luncheon held annually by Les amis de la montagne. The stunning event supported by key partners and chaired by Diana Ferrara Scalia, Strategic Advisor, Samcon, raised close to $150,000 for the organization to support their youth educational programs on Mount Royal.

A ravishing crowd of over 400 people played the part for photographers on the red carpet rolled out on the Kondiaronk Belvedere. Guests were treated to refreshing Ungava Gin and Quartz Vodka cocktails on the lookout under a stunning blue sky. An exquisite meal prepared by Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth was then served in the majestic Mount Royal Chalet, punctuated by the announcement of fabulous prizes and a fashion show of tailored suits for men designed by local tailor Finezza – Au nom de l’Homme. Each year, the event showcases the talents of several Montreal’s talented haute couture hat makers.

Various eco-responsible measures were implemented during this elegant benefit luncheon to generate as little waste as possible, with an emphasis on reusing and recycling, as well as composting the meal’s residual material.

This fundraiser draws its inspiration from the prestigious Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon organized by the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy in New York. In fact, Central Park and Mount Royal Park share a unique legacy left by the celebrated landscape architect who designed both parks.


Participate in the Best Hat Contest until July 2 on our Facebook page!

Thank You to our Sponsors

Les amis de la montagne wishes to thank the following key partners for their commitment and important support for the event: PLATINUM Major Sponsor Samcon Inc. - GOLD partners Pembroke Private Wealth Management and La Maison Ishi - SILVER partners Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Quartz Vodka and Ungava Gin - BRONZE partners CGI Group Inc., Cogeco Inc., Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Hydro Québec, Jarilowsky Fraser Ltd, La Vie en Rose, National Bank of Canada, PWL Capital Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., TD Bank Group, Torys LLP and Woods LLP - PRODUCTS & SERVICES partners Chic Bibi, Club Sportif MAA, Finezza - Au nom de l’Homme, Nanette de Gaspé and Tennis Canada - MEDIA partner Cogeco Media - PUBLIC partner Ville de Montréal.

Les amis de la montagne is grateful to all the members of the Organizing Committee, co-chaired each year by Mary Bruns Creighton, Judith Kavanagh, Carole Labelle Molson and Kathryn Lund Drummond, for their unwavering commitment to the success of Chapeau mont Royal.

L to R: Kathryn Lund Drummond, Diana Ferrara Scalia, Carole Labelle Molson, Mary Bruns Creighton and Judith Kavanagh.
Photographers Alexandre Campeau-Vallée and Alexandre Beaulieu.

Les amis de la montagne is a registered charitable organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Mount Royal through community involvement and environmental education.

The STM takes you to the Mountain!
Access by bus on Line 11 - Mount Royal Park, from Mount Royal metro station