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Recap of the 5th annual “Soirée Cabaret” of Fondation Mères avec pouvoir!!!


Record-Breaking 2019 Soirée Cabaret Fundraising Dinner thanks to generous support from local businesses and Montrealers

On April 17th, Fondation Mères avec pouvoir held its 5th annual “Soirée Cabaret” fundraising dinner, benefiting single mothers in the Montreal area. The total amount raised from this event is $168,800, which will go directly to non-profit organisation Mères avec pouvoir (MAP).

For a second year, the event was emceed by Alex Perron and Catherine Trudeau. Valéry Zamuner, Consultant Mergers and Acquisitions and trustee on the board of Northview apartment REIT, acted as honorary president.

The event was attended by close to 300 people, and took place at the historical Bonsecours Market in Old Montreal. Three participants of the MAP program, Sopharyka Touch, Esther Boateng, and Nadia Allard, were honoured for their hard work, perseverance, and personal accomplishments. A fourth mother, Daphney Joseph, was awarded a scholarship from Institut Teccart.

The organizing committee is grateful for the support of WSP, it’s new Principal Partner, as well as Stikeman Elliott and Groupe Leclerc, returning Major Partners of the event. Several local businesses, entrepreneurs, authors and artists also supported the cause by sponsoring the event, buying tables or tickets, making donations, and by providing items for the silent auction and to be used as prizes. Over 40 volunteers helped make the event a success.

As has now become a tradition, the evening ended with an interactive Karaoke portion where guests could come up on stage and sing to their heart’s content. The organising committee wishes to thank everyone for their support this year, and hopes to see everyone again next year! Anyone wishing to learn more or to support Mères avec pouvoir by sponsoring a program or event, or get involved as an ambassador or volunteer, is asked to call (514) 282-1882 or send an email to fondation at mapmontreal.org.


Valerie Larouche, Director of Mères avec pouvoir
Madeleine Arcand, Co-founder of Rose Buddha, Producer and Director at La petite boite de prod, and Actor
Shana Diamond, Interior Design Student
Pierre Couture, VP, Phil
Sophie Kaine Roy, Senior Director, Legal Affairs, PSP
Julie Chrétien, Sales Representative, General Sales, Media Creativity and Marketing, Télé-Québec
Alex Perron, québécois comedian and actor
Coralie Desjardins, Senior Advisor - Philanthropic Development, FitSpirit /Fillactive
Sophie Amyot, Associate, Corporate, Osler
Valery Zamuner, Honorary President of the 2019 Soirée Cabaret and Consultant Mergers and Acquisitions and trustee on the board of Northview apartment REIT

Pictures of the event are available here! »»

Sponsors 2019

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Fondation Mères avec pouvoir's friends

Merci à nos amis de chez AXIUM, Accuracy, Marie-Claude Laberge, Couvreurs Mont-Blanc, Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Foundation, Nicolas Zorn, Jacqueline Cantin, Guy Côté, Banque Nationale, Jérôme Foulon, Guy Desrosier, M. Jean-Thomas Labbe, GPL, BMO Marchés des capitaux, Helene Bourbonnais, Francois Dumoulin, Mme Croux, M. Shoiry, Mme Chalifoux, Valery Zamuner, Vincent Compagnat et BNC.