While pre-Grand Prix Thursday night was buzzing all over the city, arguably the ultimate place to be was
The Grand Evening (aka Le Grand Soir), the official benefit event kick-off of the 2018 proudly presented in 2018 by Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, under the honourary presidency of Mercedes-Benz, Tony Loffreda, vice-chairman of RBC – Estate Management. The glittering event wowed on every level but most importantly, raised substantial funds for the Giant Steps and Véro & Louis Foundations. Hats off to F1 GP president/ CEO François Dumontier and his Octane Racing Group dream-team, who, once again, outdid themselves. Photography DAN PROKOPOWICZ
LUCKY SOCIAL GAL: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, F1 GP chief, the amazing FRANÇOIS DUMONTIER and sublime wife CHARLAINE VILLENEUVE.
VROOM VROOM, MERCEDES STYLE.
DREAM DUO: Groupe Park Avenue tops NORMAN HÉBERT (right) and wife DIANE DUNLOP HÉBERT.
LOOKEY HERE: Honourary president TONY LOFFREDA, vice-chairman of RBC – Estate Management.
INTERVIEW GOLD: Beloved sports announcer PIERRE HOUDE, Red Bull Racing driver MAX VERSTAPPEN, Red Bull Racing team principal CHRISTIAN HORNER, MTL born driver NICHOLAS LATIFI.
INTERVIEW GOLD (ROUND 2): Sports announcer PIERRE HOUDE, MTL born driver NICHOLAS LATIFI, Red Bull Racing driver MAX VERSTAPPEN and Red Bull Racing team principal CHRISTIAN HORNER (yes Ginger Spice’s hubby!).
LE GRAND COCKTAIL FAB.
$ SHOT: MTL born driver NICHOLAS LATIFI, Hon. president TONY LOFFREDA, vice-chairman of RBC – Estate Management, Red Bull Racing team principal CHRISTIAN HORNER and Red Bull Racing driver MAX VERSTAPPEN.
MOGUL SNAP: Hon. president TONY LOFFREDA, vice-chairman of RBC – Estate Management, Le Mount Stephen tops MIKE YUVAL.
CLOUT COUPLE: ANGIE LOFFREDA, husband, Hon. president TONY LOFFREDA, vice-chairman of RBC – Estate Management.
WITH THE HOME-GROWNER: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, driver NICHOLAS LATIFI.
OMG IT’S MERCEDES AMG!
DESIGNING WOMEN: NATHALIE BOUCHARD, MARIE SAINT PIERRE.
CATTELAN SIGHTING: BITA CATTELAN, husband PAOLO CATTELAN.
CHARISMA CENTRAL: MELANIE CHARBONNEAU, husband, Tourism Montreal president/CEO YVES LALUMIÈRE, BIANELLE LEGROS, husband, former Olympian and medalist BRUNY SURIN.
USIE TIME! Tourism Montreal president/CEO YVES LALUMIÈRE, BIANELLE LEGROS, husband, former Olympian and medalist BRUNY SURIN, Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL.
MCLAREN MOMENT: TAMARA BOUILLER, husband Mclaren racing director ERIC BOUILLER.
SLEEK & CHIC: NATHALIE ANDRADE MILLER, husband DAVID MILLER.
CHACRAS ALL GOOD: ARLENE CHACRA and husband, music maestro PAUL CHACRA.
FUSCHIA FEVER: NATHALIY THIBAULT in MIU MIU with TOM MOSER.
IN THE HOUSE: MERCEDES driver VALTTERI BOTTAS.
MAKING MERCEDES MAGIC: Mercedes Benz Canada president/CEO BRIAN FULTON with Mercedes driver VALTTERI BOTTAS.
QUEBECOR TOPS ON SCENE.
FRESH OFF THE STAGE: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver PIERRE GASLY.
SITTING FABULOUSLY: MOKO.
SHANTASTIC: SHAN vice-president sales and marketing JEAN-FRANÇOIS SIGOUIN and love, founder CHANTAL LÉVESQUE.
RED CARPET READY: Power pair CAROLINE NÉRON and husband RÉAL BOUCLIN.
RDS ROCKERS: ROBERT TURCOTTE and DOMENIC VANNELLI
BOYS OF SUMMER: LOUIS-PHILIPPE CORDEAU, YVAN GERARD, CONRAD LORD.
SOCIAL SISTERS: NATHALIE ANDRADE, JOSEE KAINE, EMMA M, TANIA TRETIAK, MICHELLE SETLAKWE.