The Château Ramezay’s 2018 Gala took place on Wednesday, October 17, marking the end of "Heritage 375", a three-year fundraising campaign. Once again, it was a wonderful evening! Some 260 guests flocked the sumptuous ballrooms at Le Windsor to enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and participate in an on-line auction.
The Château team extends grateful appreciation to all participants for their support.
One of the high points of the evening was the announcement of a $50,000 donation raised by a 12-man climbing team organized by Eric Lachaîne, Chairman of the Fundraising Campaign and Senior Vice- President, Caisse Network and Member & Client Services, Desjardins Group. Demonstrating determination and the love of a challenge, the team climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds to support the Château and its mission.
Our heartfelt thanks therefore to Eric Lachaîne and his 11 climbing companions: first row, left to right: Jean Boulanger, David Bélanger, Danny L. Desrosiers, Stéphane Dubé, Michel Gamelin, Eric Lachaîne and Richard Georges. Second row: left to right: Sylvain Trottier, Sylvain Gaudreau, Stéphane Miljours, Eric Landry, Mario Lapierre and Jean-Pierre Danvoy, expedition leader.
Finally, we would like to thank our numerous donors for their generosity and our sponsors for their precious support.
The Château Ramezay will soon be celebrating its 125th year as a museum and historic site. Our team works tirelessly to conserve and expand the heritage of Montreal and of Quebec. Our historic site itself, our collections, our passionate guides and our New France garden offer visitors to Old Montreal a unique experience. Thousands of children also benefit from our educational programs each year.
Funds raised by an event such as this enable us to sustain this important mission over the years. We are privileged to be able to count on the support of people mindful of the need to preserve and pass on our common heritage.
We hope you enjoyed your evening and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again at another of our fundraising events.
The Château Ramezay team
There was a full house for the Château Ramezay’s annual Gala this year! The magical Windsor ballroom contributed to the festive atmosphere as the “Heritage 375” campaign continued. The Château Ramezay and its staff offer their warmest thanks to all the Gala participants for their support and contributions. Thanks to our generous guests, this memorable evening was successful beyond all expectations!
Special thanks are due to:
The Château Ramezay team works tirelessly to preserve and showcase the historical legacy of the people of Montréal and Quebec. We have created an entire educational program that serves thousands of children each year. The contributions collected through events such as the Gala ensure the continuity of our mission, year after year. We count ourselves fortunate and we truly enjoy the support of so many people who care about preserving and transmitting our shared history and heritage.
We hope the Gala was memorable for you and that we will have the pleasure of your company again, next year.