On Thurs. April 21, the Montmorency College Foundation raised $70,160 for the college through a gourmet food tasting evening co-sponsored by the Caisses Desjardins de Laval. More than 250 patrons experienced a gastronomical treat prepared by four chefs and a sommelier.
A gourmet event
Major partners in the event include Alimentation Couche Tard and Compass Québec. In addition to food supplied by the chefs, a dozen businesses also contributed gourmet food items. Each service was complemented with a carefully selected wine provided by the SAQ.
A silent auction featured a range of items of up to $10,000 in value. A travel package, “Bordeaux and its vineyards,” worth $4,000, was offered by Voyages CAA Quebec and Transat, but ended up being auctioned off for $5,000.
Foundation president Sylvie Laflamme noted the importance of the occasion in terms of education. “We know to what point education and training of people is the vault key to be able to progress and prosper as a society,” she said. “It heartwarming to be able to encourage youths to pursue their studies, to make full use of their creativity and to develop their social consciences. Your presence at fundraising evenings like this is important.”
During the evening, Daniel Rousseau, president of the sponsorship committee and the donations from Caisses Desjardins de Laval, talked about the involvement of Desjardins. “In my role as representative of my colleagues at Caisses Desjardins de Laval, I can assure you that they didn’t hesitate to add their financial support regarding this evening which we hope will be beneficial and lucrative.”