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BAL DE LA SAINT-VALENTIN 2017

LOVE WAS IN THE AIR

Nothing says love like a stunningly romantic Valentines Ball. Throw in a British theme, bringing the singular magic of the royals, brought to life by the event producing pros at Cava Rose, and the recipe for success is pretty much baked in.  That was the backdrop for the recent 14th edition of the Fondation Jeunes en Tête’s annual Bal de la Saint-Valentin (formerly the Fondation Québec Jeunes, FQJ annual Bal), and, not surprisingly, the hundreds of glam guests in attendance at always fabulous Arsenal were very impressed. Even more impressive: the $500,000 raised for for the foundation (now the product of a merger between the Fondation Québec Jeunes and the Mental Illness Foundation), which, as one  entity, continues to act on its mission to assist teens throughout the province suffering from, or at risk for developing, mental illness, via the support of special community organizations and programs. A round of applause, please, for the love court. 😉

 A DINNER FIT FOR KINGS AND QUEENS.

A DINNER FIT FOR KINGS AND QUEENS.

RAISED WITH HEART FOR THE CHILDREN: Governors unless otherwise specified, ISABELLE LIMOGES (FJET), hon. co-president NICOLAS MARCOUX, ball president NATHALIE GAGNON, hon. co-president SYLVAIN CORBEIL, LUC BISAILLON (RBC), JANIE BÉIQUE (Fonds de solidarité FTQ), JOE REDA (Viau), and ANNIE DESJARDINS (FJET) show off the goods.

RAISED WITH HEART FOR THE CHILDREN: Governors unless otherwise specified, ISABELLE LIMOGES (FJET), hon. co-president NICOLAS MARCOUX, ball president NATHALIE GAGNON, hon. co-president SYLVAIN CORBEIL, LUC BISAILLON (RBC), JANIE BÉIQUE (Fonds de solidarité FTQ), JOE REDA (Viau), and ANNIE DESJARDINS (FJET) show off the goods.

CHEEK TO CHIC: Patrons ISABELLE HUDON and DIANE LAFONTAINE.

CHEEK TO CHIC: Patrons ISABELLE HUDON and DIANE LAFONTAINE.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR: MMODE exec director DEBBIE ZAKAIB poses with husband, XPND Capital president ALEXANDRE TAILLEFER.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR: MMODE exec director DEBBIE ZAKAIB poses with husband, XPND Capital president ALEXANDRE TAILLEFER.

BRIT STYLE FUN: LORRAINE TERMETZ and husband, MARTIN VIDAL seek soldier smiles.

BRIT STYLE FUN: LORRAINE TERMETZ and husband, MARTIN VIDAL seek soldier smiles.

ALL SMILES: Former professional gymnast CATHY GIANCASPRO and husband, Viau Foods tops JOE REDA.

ALL SMILES: Former professional gymnast CATHY GIANCASPRO and husband, Viau Foods tops JOE REDA.

1945 IN THE PALACE.

1945 IN THE PALACE.

COZY CORNER: Glam guests KIM THOMASSIN, CHARLES TREMBLAY, and ISABELLE MARCOUX.

COZY CORNER: Glam guests KIM THOMASSIN, CHARLES TREMBLAY, and ISABELLE MARCOUX.

STAR POWER! Event emcee ISABELLE RACICOT, joins fellow perosnalities JEAN AIROLDI, PATRICIA PAQUIN, LOUIS-FRANÇOIS MARCOTTE, and Cava Rose event powerhouse PAULE LABELLE.

STAR POWER! Event emcee ISABELLE RACICOT, joins fellow perosnalities JEAN AIROLDI, PATRICIA PAQUIN, LOUIS-FRANÇOIS MARCOTTE, and Cava Rose event powerhouse PAULE LABELLE.