Love Spanish culture and sass? Love high-end fashion? Love a glam ball? If one, two or all three stimulate your senses, this year’s
would have been nirvana. Held once again at Annual McCord Ball the summer exhibit: Arsenal Contemporary Art, Balenciaga: Master of Couture inspired the ball’s Don Cristóbal theme, and was brought to glorious stylish life by master creative himself, the inimitable Dick Walsh. Over $717,000 was raised. Photography KAREL CHLADEK, BRUNO GUÉRIN IN THE PINK: Ball co-chair BITA CATTELAN and creative director DICK WALSH. A WARM WELCOME: Honourary co-presidents, SAJO vice-president NICK TEDESCHI, Cadillac Fairview senior vice-president and portfolio manager, Eastern Canada DANIELLE LAVOIE, and SAJO president SAL GUERRERA welcome guests. IMPRESSION-MAKERS: Montreal Canadiens captain MAX PACIORETTY, wife KATIA PACIORETTY, retired Canadien PATRICE BRISEBOIS, love, event guruesse/author NADIA SAPUTO, DARREN CARMOSINO, top of Carmosino Wealth Management at CIBC Wood Gundy, and lovely wife VICKY CARMOSINO. DANCE BREAK! POWER OF THREE: Businesswoman SOLANGE DUGAS, museum board chair MONIQUE JÉRÔME-FORGET and past premier LUCIEN BOUCHARD. PODIUM PERFECTION: Minister KATHLEEN WEIL. SUGAR BALL CAMEO: Sugar Ball Committee members STEFANIE KUTTEH, JACLYN HOFFMAN, GERALD KOUNADIS, MICHELLE ROSSY and PAMELA POULAKIS. ON SCENE: EMMANUELLE GATTUSO with MARIELLA PANDOLFI. MITCH MCCORD MOMENT: Resident mogul / chair of Investment Canada / uber-philanthropist MITCH GARBER chats up DJ GENEVIÈVE BORNE and master creative DICK WALSH. SMILES WITH STYLE: Ball co-chair BITA CATTELAN, husband PAOLO CATTELAN, Sugar Ball co-chair SANDRA FERREIRA. SOCIAL GAL SNAP! Ball Committee members and accomplished execs, Chubb’s JULIE-ANNE COYLE and Montblanc Montreal’s SANDRINE BOHBOT. SITTING PRETTIES. POWER MEET: NORMAND CIARLO, DICK WALSH. BEAUTIFUL BESTIES: Sugar Ball co-chair SANDRA FERREIRA and Soubois star JF GERVAIS. THAT KIND OF NIGHT!! HUGGY TIME: COMMITTEE MEMBER JEAN-MICHEL LAVOIE and ball co-chair BITA CATTELAN. TABLE ME HAPPY. REE CARPET BOUND: DICK WALSH and NATHALIE DESHAIES. FIERCE FRIENDS: Ball co-chair BITA CATTELAN, committee member BENTE CHRISTENSEN. LBD MEET LBD: Committee member NATHALIE DESHAIES, ball chair BITA CATTELAN.