They call it the the grown-ups ball for the children. Which is rather apropos, given that the thousand plus fine young professionals who descended upon the 2017 ball, held this year at gorgeous Le Salon 1861, did feel like kids in a candy shop (albeit kids with very discriminating taste in music, gastronomy, entertainment, and good company!). Even more fabulous: The 16th edition, proudly presented by Bloomberg and organized masterfully by devoted members of the Young Leaders Circle committee raised a wow $280,000 for the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, funds that will go the distance in supporting the CHU Sainte-Justine Centre of Excellence in Neonatal Intensive Care. Clearly the future’s in very good hands. 😉
Photography JIMMY HAMMELIN, G. GIGUERE
SPOTLIGHT ON AMBASSADORS: PATRICE GROLEAU, DEBBY DOKTORCZYK, spokesperson / founder FRANCISCO RANDEZ, and PIERRE-OLIVIER BEAUDOIN.
VIP TRIO: Superagent KARIM LEDUC, VALERIE NAUD in BCBGMAXAXRIA and love, MVP Groupe International founder / president SIMON ARSENAULT.
BACK2BACK: PASCALE BOURBEAU in BCBGMAXAZRIA and HERBY MOREAU in HUGO BOSS.
JEAN AIROLDI:in BALMAIN and ZARA.
PAIRING THE STYLE WITH THE STARE! : PIERRE-OLIVIER BEAUDOIN, one of the eve’s ambassadors.
SITTING PRETTY: GENEVIEVE PLANTE hangs with ANGELO CADET, sporting his own brand.
CELEBRITY IN THE HOUSE.
KISSYFACE! AMBASSADOR CAMILLE DG plants one on love MARC NOEL.
GANGTASTIC: KARIM LEDUC, THE DUFOUR-LAPOINTE SISTERS, and at centre, KIMBERLY “SULLI” SULLIVAN.
DRESS UP & MAKEUP were all part of the sizzle as animators entertain the crowd.
OPERA TOUCHES THE SOUL: Operatic masters from Opera de Montréal hit the stage.
THAT KIND OF PARTY!
DANCING DUFOUR-LAPOINTES: JUSTINE DUFOUR-LAPOINTE, CHLOÉ DUFOUR-LAPOINTE and MAXIME DUFOUR-LAPOINTE get down.
CALLING ALL CHOCOHOLICS! MARC TREMBLAY and friends enjoy Juliette & Chocolat’s very fine offerings.
GO BIG OR GO HOME: Committee members rejoice in their big number for the foundation.
ONE HAWT BALL.: 10000 plus young revelers enjoy the magic of a great night.
SEE YA NEXT YEAR.