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KANPE KANAVAL 2017

AS KAPTIVATING AS EVER

Once again, team Kanpe led by Kanpe Foundation co-founders, Quebec minister DOMINIQUE ANGLADE and Arcade Fire’s RÉGINE CHASSAGNE, outdid themselves, rocking one of the best Kanavals to date, as thousands poured into Metropolis for an evening of music, dance, fun and fabulous for the benefit and empowerment of Haitian people in need, featuring the Haitian traditional Rara Soley dancers, Gardy Fury, Planet Giza, Fwonte, Pierre Kwenders, Tito Maréchal Blues Créole, Gayance, Ti-Will, Paul Beaubrun, Coeur de Pirate, and headliners Arcade Fire, performing all together in Montreal since August 2014.

Of course, we were on scene for both the spirited VIP Cocktail in the Savoy Lounge, with movie star / international funnyman JASON SUDEIKIS and the much-anticipated main show. For your enjoyment, some pix and notes:

SIZZLE SQUAD: Foundation director ISABELLE THIBAULT, personality ISABELLE RACICOT, KANPE PR liaison &  Milagro PR atelier tops MARTINE ST-VICTOR, movie star / funnyman JASON SUDEIKIS, fellow event host ANNE-MARIE WITHENSHAW, personality REBECCA MAKONNEN, and CHOM’S JAY WALKER.

SIZZLE SQUAD: Foundation director ISABELLE THIBAULT, personality ISABELLE RACICOT, KANPE PR liaison & Milagro PR atelier tops MARTINE ST-VICTOR, movie star / funnyman JASON SUDEIKIS, fellow event host ANNE-MARIE WITHENSHAW, personality REBECCA MAKONNEN, and CHOM’S JAY WALKER.

TROPICS TAKEOVER: Guests enjoy the colourful KOCKTAIL fabulous.

TROPICS TAKEOVER: Guests enjoy the colourful KOCKTAIL fabulous.

DIFFERENCE MAKERS: Sid Lee co-founder / chair Jean-FRANÇOIS BOUCHARD with KANPE Foundation co-founders, Arcade Fire's RÉGINE CHASSAGNE and Quebec minister DOMINIQUE ANGLADE.

DIFFERENCE MAKERS: Sid Lee co-founder / chair Jean-FRANÇOIS BOUCHARD with KANPE Foundation co-founders, Arcade Fire’s RÉGINE CHASSAGNE and Quebec minister DOMINIQUE ANGLADE.

KANPE KRUSADERS: Arcade Fire's WIN BUTLER and wife, KANPE co-founder and fellow band member RÉGINE CHASSAGNE, speak passionately about the foundation and Kanaval.

KANPE KRUSADERS: Arcade Fire’s WIN BUTLER and wife, KANPE co-founder and fellow band member RÉGINE CHASSAGNE.

KOOL PEEPS KAPTURED: Beloved singer GARDY FURY and gorgeous television personality GENEVIEVE BORNE.

KOOL PEEPS KAPTURED: Beloved singer GARDY FURY and gorgeous television personality GENEVIEVE BORNE.

MUSIC MEN: Talented musicians and performers PAUL BEAUBRUN and pal NAZAIRE.

MUSIC MEN: Talented musicians and performers PAUL BEAUBRUN and pal NAZAIRE.

LIGHTSPEED POWERPAIR: Founder /CEO of Lightspeed DAX DASILVA and PR director BRADLEY GRILL, both in TIGER OF LONDON MONTREAL.

LIGHTSPEED POWERPAIR: Founder /CEO of Lightspeed DAX DASILVA and PR director BRADLEY GRILL, both in TIGER OF LONDON MONTREAL.

TWINSIES IN NOIR: CIJA’s JOSH WOLFE and love MARIA ANTONOPOULOS, of the Antonopoulos Groupe.

TWINSIES IN NOIR: CIJA’s JOSH WOLFE and love MARIA ANTONOPOULOS, of the Antonopoulos Groupe.

MEDIA GAL CHAT: Beloved  personalities ISABELLE RACIST and event host ANNE-MARIE WITHENSHAW.

MEDIA GAL CHAT: Beloved personalities ISABELLE RACICOT and event host ANNE-MARIE WITHENSHAW.

DUDES STYLING: FWONTE and SWEET LA ROCK.

LOOKING THE PARTY: FWONTE and SWEET LA ROCK.

ON SCENE: Arcade Fire's WIN BUTLER.

ON SCENE: Arcade Fire’s WIN BUTLER.

WOLFEWICH: CIJA's JOSH WOLFE (centre) with spectacular salad sisters REBECCA WOLFE and MANDY WOLFE.

WOLFEWICH: CIJA’s JOSH WOLFE (centre) with spectacular salad sisters REBECCA WOLFE and MANDY WOLFE.

FUN KO-HOST KAPTURE: Media personality ANNE-MARIE WITHENSHAW and movie star /  comedian extraordinaire JASON SUDEIKIS.

FUN KO-HOST KAPTURE: Media personality ANNE-MARIE WITHENSHAW and movie star / comedian extraordinaire JASON SUDEIKIS.

FUN KO-HOST KAPTURE: Media personality ANNE-MARIE WITHENSHAW and movie star /  comedian extraordinaire JASON SUDEIKIS.

FUN KO-HOST KAPTURE: Media personality ANNE-MARIE WITHENSHAW and movie star / comedian extraordinaire JASON SUDEIKIS.

DANNY BRINGS SMILES & SEAFOOD! Celebrity chef and star of the Food Network’s Chuck and Danny’s Road Trip lDANNY SMILES.

DANNY BRINGS SMILES & SEAFOOD! Celebrity chef and star of the Food Network’s Chuck and Danny’s Road Trip DANNY SMILES.

AT THE MIKE: KANPE Foundation co-founders, Quebec minister DOMINIQUE ANGLADE and  Arcade Fire's RÉGINE CHASSAGNE.

AT THE MIKE: KANPE Foundation co-founders, Quebec minister DOMINIQUE ANGLADE and Arcade Fire’s RÉGINE CHASSAGNE.

AUCTION TIME: Event co-hosts ANNE-MARIE WITHENSHAW and JASON SUDEIKIS mid auction.

AUCTION TIME: Event co-hosts ANNE-MARIE WITHENSHAW and JASON SUDEIKIS mid auction.

MUSIC ROX THE KANPE KANAVAL.

MUSIC ROX THE KANPE KOCKTAIL.

COCKTAIL CHAT. :)

KOCKTAIL CHAT WITH KANAVAL QUEEN,  HAITIAN OLYMPIAN  NAOMY GRAND’PIERRE.

 

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LOOKING GOOD! SUSAN BENAROCHE and husband, legal eagle and CIJA activist PATRICK BENAROCHE.

PROUD PALS: Arcade Fire's WIN BUTLER and Kanaval co-founder, minister DOMINIQUE ANGLADE.

PROUD PALS: Arcade Fire’s WIN BUTLER and Kanaval co-founder, minister DOMINIQUE ANGLADE.

ALDOTASTICE: CARO LOUTFI and ALDO’S DOUGLAS BENSADOUN.

ALDOTASTICE: CARO LOUTFI and ALDO’S DOUGLAS BENSADOUN.

PR POWER PACK: LEISA LEE and Evenko VP concerts NICK FARKAS.

PR POWER PACK: LEISA LEE and Evenko VP concerts NICK FARKAS.

WOW WELBY! Creative master WELBY ALTIDOR brings the pop.

WOW WELBY! Creative master WELBY ALTIDOR brings the pop.

KING’S CORNER: EZ-Couture’s EZEKIEL DEBROSSE, Kanaval King, Impact captain PATRICE BERNIER, singer Gardy Fury, and Patrice’s sister, NADEGE BERNIER.

KING’S CORNER: EZ-Couture’s EZEKIEL DEBROSSE, Kanaval King, Impact captain PATRICE BERNIER, singer Gardy Fury, and Patrice’s sister, NADEGE BERNIER.

TOO KOOL FOR THIS PAGE: Mimi and Coco founder and all out fab human VINCENZO CAVALLO.

TOO KOOL FOR THIS PAGE: Mimi and Coco founder and all out fab human VINCENZO CAVALLO.

EN FAMILLE: Kanaval co-founder, minister DOMINIQUE ANGLADE and her adorable kids.

EN FAMILLE: Kanaval co-founder, minister DOMINIQUE ANGLADE and her adorable kids.

TROPICAL SHAKEUP! Members of the Rara Soley Troup (in orange tees) and 100 Lux dancers (in kini tops and body paint) join the crowd for another amazing KANAVAL!

TROPICAL SHAKEUP! Members of the Rara Soley Troup (in orange tees) and 100 Lux dancers (in kini tops and body paint) join the crowd for another amazing KANAVAL!

SHOWTIME: Over 2400 Kanaval enthusiasts go wild for the show and Arcade Fire finale.

SHOWTIME: Over 2400 Kanaval enthusiasts go wild for the show and Arcade Fire finale.

PHOTOGRAPHY, all except top pic and main show pics by DARWIN DOLORES: KAREL CHLADEK