WOMEN RAISING THE BAR IN POWERFUL PINK: Coming off a day in celebration of the wonder of women – during a month paying homage to our vibrant and important history, it makes perfect sense to send it back on a sunny Saturday to one of the most beautiful love-filled balls we’ve seen in a while – the 19th Bal de la saint valentín, an annual dazzler raising essential funds for the prevention of psychological distress in teens at amazing non-profit, Fondation Jeunes en Tête.
Not surprisingly, the “Dare To Go Pink” la Vie en Rose themed gem was powered by formidable women across the board, from the powerhouse co-chairs who brought their A-game, Bombardier comms and marketing maestro Ève Laurier and lawyer extraordinaire, Julie Doré, a partner at prestigious BCF, to the event production goddess at Cava Rose (bonjour Paule Labelle),to master host Marie-Claude Savard, to queen of beats DJ Sandy Duperval, to PR pro Roxane Vachon and the many other spectacular women (and yes, men too) who leant invaluable support to the evening, culminating in record breaking funds for the cause.
As for the fun factor, it was even more sky-high than usual, thanks to impeccable eats and treats and surprises galore, and a guest list that glittered brighter than Rihanna-approved bling, including the sparkly likes of Jean Airoldi; Ruby Brown; Pierre Fitzgibbon; Julie Snyder; Janie Béique; André Bélanger; Réal Bellemare; Luc Bisaillon; Sonia Boisvert;Caroline Bourdon; Sylvain Corbeil; Marie-Chantal Côté; Geneviève Deschamps; Sophie Ducharme;Charles Émond; Nathalie Gagnon; Pierre Gagnon; Paul Gaulin; Daniel Hinse; Martin Imbleau; Diane Lafontaine; Stéphane Lavigne; Nathalie Marcoux; Nicolas Marcoux; André Morrisette; Mirabel Paquette; Catherine Parent; Enzo Reda; Nadine Renaud-Tinker; Pierre Rodrigue; Claude Sarrazin; Kim Thomassin; and Martin Vidal.
Clearly the power of pink gives red hot a run for its money … 😉
Photography MARC MURI, VASILI VROULIS
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