PRESS RELEASE: Benefit Luncheon Chapeau mont Royal! The second edition was a great success



Benefit luncheon Chapeau mont Royal!: The second edition was a great success
Montréal, June 22, 2015 – Les amis de la montagne are proud to announce that its benefit luncheon Chapeau mont Royal!, held on June 18 at the Mount Royal Chalet, raised $160,000  in support of educational and conservation programs on Mount Royal. The second edition of this elegant philanthropic rendez-vous brought together 450 guests who all have Mount Royal at heart.

Held under the honorary presidency of Ms Françoise E. Lyon, Senior vice-president, Pembroke private wealth management, in concert with a dynamic organising committee co-chaired by Mary Bruns Creighton,Judith Kavanagh, Carole Labelle Molson and Kathryn Lund Drummond, and the support of Julie Godin, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources and Strategic Planning, CGI, Governors of Les amis de la montagne, Chapeau mont Royal! is now established as one of Montreal’s most sought after events of the spring social calendar. A cocktail on the lookout showing off a stunning array of creative hats, a festive atmosphere in the Mount Royal Chalet, an exquisite menu designed by Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth... Everything conspired to make this event a success.

This fundraising event is inspired by 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, two remarkable urban parks, share a unique legacy left by the celebrated landscape architect, Olmsted.

Thank you to our sponsors

Les amis de la montagne wish to express their profound gratitude to Françoise E. Lyon, committee members and volunteers, as well as the PLATINUM partners: CGI Group and Pembroke Private Wealth Management who made this event a great success. We would also like to acknowledge the essential support of our GOLD sponsors Banque Nationale, Alimentation Couche-Tard and Gaz Métro; SILVER sponsors CIBC, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin,Corporation Fiera Capital, Lallemand, Domaine Pinnacle, Formula Growth and Ritz-Carlton; and corporate tables (BRONZE level sponsorship) Air Canada, Cogeco Câble Canada, Groupe Park Avenue, Manuvie, Norton Rose Fulbright, RBC Services aux investisseurs et de trésorerie, Rogers Communications and Woods s.e.n.c.r.l./llp. Finally, we wish to thank our MEDIA partners, Cogeco Diffusion and La Presse+, and our wonderful master of ceremonies Claudia Marques.

Les amis wish to thank the Ville de Montréal for their support to Chapeau mont Royal! through the loan of the Mount Royal Chalet for the event.

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.
For close to 30 years, Les amis de la montagne have been providing Mount Royal Park visitors with educational and recreational activities aimed at increasing public awareness of the site and promoting the importance of its conservation.

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Information and photos:
Charlotte Mondoux-Fournier, Communication Officer
514 843- 8240, ext. 237
Photos Delphine Delair