DAZZLING A DAZZLE-WORTHY CROWD
One of the season’s most prestigious tickets, the Canadian Red Cross’s 13th Annual Fundraising Event, The Red Cross, “A Light in Darkness,” was proudly presented this year at Arensal under the distinguished honourary presidency of event founder / Canadian Red Cross volunteer and author of Missions, Michèle Dionne, wowing the 600 plus movers and groovers on scene, with spirited cocktails, a masterful dinner by Dansereau Traiteur, as well as musical entertainment by the ever-mesmeric Paul Chacra and company.
The perfect eve also raised a remarkable – and record-breaking – 1.7 million dollars for the life-saving organization.
Photography RED CROSS CANADA
CHECK OUT THESE ZEROS! Co-chair, Groupe Park Avenue’s NORMAN HÉBERT, wife, co-chair DIANE DUNLOP-HÉBERT, Canadian Red Cross Québec VP PASCAL MATHIEU, event founder / hon. chair MICHÈLE DIONNE, event co-chair, Power Financial Corp tops R. JEFFREY ORR, wife / co-chair SUZANNE LEGGE ORR, Canadian Red Cross president /CEO CONRAD SAUVÉ.
TEAM RED: Canadian Red Cross communications advisor CARL BOISVERT, volunteer ANDRÉ ESSOMBE, journo ESTHER BÉGIN, CN senior director, corporate services HUGO DELORME, volunteer ZOHRA DOUKANI.
CELEB MOMENT: Groupe Germain co-president JEAN-YVES GERMAN, communications consultant JOSÉE ARSENAULT, Canadian Red Cross communications advisor GENEVIÈVE DÉRY, LAURENCE CHARLEBOIS, husband, legendary singer ROBERT CHARLEBOIS.
POWER OF 3: Canadian Red Cross deputy director philanthropy MARIE-KRISTINE LONGPRE, Claridge chief PIERRE BOIVIN, wife LUCIE BOIVIN.
THE CHACRA EFFECT: Over 600 guests feel the pull of Paul Chacra to the dance floor.
THEME COMES TO LIFE: Visionary artistic director DICK WALSH takes the “Light in Darkness” theme next level.