This prestigious event raised close to $270,000 to benefit pediatric research, truly something to celebrate for its 10th edition. Since its inception, more than a million dollars has been raised during the Montreal Wine Auction evenings. The honorary Co-chairs of this edition, Alain B. Auclair, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, UBS Securities Canada Inc., and Alain Giasson, CEO of Alfa Capital Inc., are very proud of the work and results that will actively encourage leading researchers in pediatrics.
"It's an evening that marked the occasion with beauty," The Organizing Committee explains. "We feel happy to support vital players in the future of children. We believe that it is worth being highlighted!".
This was a huge success, only accomplished by the true stars of the evening: our generous host of the evening, the Antonopoulos family, owner of the Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites, the guest of honor, Mathieu Mercier, from the Taillan Group, our special guest Daniela, cured of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the Auctioneer Laurent Berniard from IEGOR Hôtel des Encans and Head Sommelier Jack Grimaudo from the Europea Relais Châteaux et Grandes Tables du Monde Group and finally, the great master of ceremony, Manuel Hurtubise.
The participants enjoyed the prestigious featured products this year: Osoyoos Larose and Château Gruaud Larose, a generous sponsorship by Richelieu Hardware. Enjoying great wines has always been one of the privileges for the guests of the Montreal Wine Auction, and this year was certainly no exception. "These are passionate wine lovers that come here. We are doing everything possible to surprise and delight the most discerning palates. The prestige and lineage of the wines that grace these Auctions can attest to that!“ Says Alain Giasson.
The Foundation of Stars warmly thanks its partners who helped make this event a resounding success: Richelieu Hardware, UBS Securities Canada Inc., Freedom 55 Financial, a division of London Life, Life Insurance Company, Agropur; and its Star partners, Trudeau Canada & Home Presence and Air Canada Foundation.
A big thank you also to the generous guests and volunteers for actively supporting the Foundation of Stars. Without you, we could not accomplish these wonderful events!
Video credit : Vincent Rouleau Music credit : bamlibrary.com
And a big thank you to our Head Sommelier Jack Grimaudo for his fabulous lot at our live auction: