Martin C. Barry
The Chevaliers de Colomb’s five councils in Laval came together on Sunday May 6 from 11 am to 8 pm to hold their first annual Spaghetti Day at the Laval Sheraton. It was a great success, according to an organizer.
“Things went great,” said René Marchand, a Laval Chevaliers de Colomb member who coordinated the all-day event. It was the first time the five C de C councils in Laval united for a single fundraising event.
A great success
According to Marchand, 1,300 tickets had been sold by late afternoon when the evening crowd was just starting to come in. Since the goal was 1,500 tickets, it looked like the results would exceed the C de C’s best expectations.
Among the major sponsors supporting the event were Barbies restaurants (who furnished all the sauce and pasta), Aubut Distributaire Alimentaire (who supplied disposable dishware as well as other necessities), and Members of the National Assembly who furnished financial support.
For Cité de la Santé
All profits from this fundraising event are going to the Cité de la Santé Foundation. For part of the day, Laval’s city councillors provided service. Later, Laval’s six MNAs (Francine Charbonneau, Monique Sauvé, Jean Rousselle, Guy Ouellette, Jean Habel and Saul Polo) were on hand to do the same.
Marchand said the Chevaliers are already preparing for next year’s Spaghetti Day, which will be taking place on May 5, 2019. According to Marchand, the same sponsors, whose generosity he praised, have agreed to come back on board and take part once again next year.