The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation raises $61,000 thanks to its Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – April 30, 2019 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is very pleased to announce that the 9th edition of its very popular Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event, held on April 29, was a great success. Sponsored by Bâton Rouge D.D.O., Air Canada Rouge, Château Dollard, Cupcake Couture, Italvine, Pasticceria Alati-Caserta and Saputo, the event raised $61,000, exceeding last year’s amount, thanks to last-minute donations. The funds will be going towards enhancing the quality of care offered at the Lakeshore General Hospital.

 

The Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event was already sold out several weeks before, with a list of over 250 guests. Thanks to the great generosity of Bâton Rouge D.D.O owners, the evening began with a cocktail hour, followed by a delicious four-course meal and an open bar. Air Canada Rouge, who recently signed an annual partnership with the LGHF, generously contributed to the evening’s success by offering a $2,000 Air Canada Vacations voucher as a raffle prize. Guests also enjoyed a silent auction filled with fabulous items graciously donated by thirty local companies. Once again, the atmosphere quickly enlivened thanks to DJ George Thomas International’s entertainment and upbeat music.

 

“I want to express my tremendous gratitude to the owners of the restaurant, John Frintzilas, Jimmy Sotiropoulos and Peter Gianopoulos, without whom this event would not be possible, not to mention all their staff who volunteered during the entire evening. It is thanks to their generosity and dedication to our cause that the Foundation has been able to organize this wonderful evening for nine years now. I would also like to thank our sponsors, donors and guests, your support is invaluable and directly contributes to improving health care for our community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.

 

Humanitarian Award
One of the evening’s highlights was the presentation of the Humanitarian Award to recently retired uniGear, a David Brown Company, President, Ron Mehra. Ms. Holmes and Co-Chairs of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Dr. Fiore Lalla and David Cescon, were thrilled to pay tribute to this great philanthropist for his sense of community and great generosity to the Foundation over the years. Mr. Mehra – a well-known business man from the West Island community – received his award under long, warm applause.

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Air Canada Rouge, Montreal Gazette, Cités Nouvelles, Groupe Spinelli, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, Carolyn Flower International, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., Gym Fit Forme, IG Wealth Management Team Laudi (Dorval), Legal Logik, North East Mortgages, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Lakeshore/MedEquip, Pointe-Claire Plaza, Quorum Lakeshore Inc., Rise Anxiety and Depression Clinic, The People Guru, TWMG Inc. Financial Services and West Island Mommies.

 

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


Cheque presentation photo, from left to right:

Peter Gianopoulos – Co-Owner of Bâton Rouge D.D.O

Dr. Fiore Lalla – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the LGHF

Jimmy Sotiropoulos – Co-Owner of Bâton Rouge D.D.O

Duncan Bureau – President of Air Canada Rouge

John Frintzilas – Co-Owner of Bâton Rouge D.D.O

David Cescon – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

 

Humanitarian Award photo, from left to right

Dr. Fiore Lalla – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the LGHF

Ron Mehra –  recently retired uniGear a David Brown Company President

Sonia Mehra  –  Ron Mehra’s wife

David Cescon – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

Unprecedented Success for the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – March 27, 2018 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is pleased to announce that the 8th edition of the Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event, held March 26th, had an unprecedented success. Sponsored by Bâton Rouge and Château Dollard, the event raised over $ 67,000 to improve health care at the Lakeshore General Hospital.

More than 260 people enjoyed a wild and fabulous gourmet evening at the restaurant Bâton Rouge DDO, which included a cocktail, a succulent four-course meal, an open bar, a silent auction and many surprises. “We are particularly grateful to the restaurant owners, John Frintzilas, Jimmy Sotiropoulos and Peter Gianopoulos, who for the past 8 years have shown great generosity by graciously offering us their hospitality, food and alcohol. Even the restaurant staff donated their time and service! The event has become very popular in the West Island and was sold-out a week prior to the actual date. It has evolved over the years and we are delighted that it has become the talk of the town party. The DJ kept the crowd hopping all night, and the guests were dancing non-stop. I would also like to thank our sponsors and generous donors, who enable us to enhance health care close to home for our community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.

Humanitarian Award
The Co-Chairs of the LGHF’s Board of Directors Dr. Fiore Lalla and David Cescon and Ms. Holmes took this opportunity to present the Humanitarian Award to Sélection Retraite, of the Réseau Sélection group, in recognition of their outstanding contribution, unwavering commitment and true passion for improving health care for the West Island community.

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, Sélection Retraite, TC Media, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, Catsys IT & Media, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Cocotte Films Inc., Domesti Serv, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jewel 106.7, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Radimed, Sean Fitzpatrick – RE/MAX Cadibec Inc., Sherri Newman – BLVD Immobilier, Team Laudi (Investors Group), Ubisoft World and West Island Mommies.

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


Photo Cheque Presentation (from left to right) :

Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair LGHF
Peter Gianopoulos, Bâton Rouge D.D.O. Co-Owner
Heather Holmes, Managing Director, LGHF
David Cescon, Co-Chair LGHF
Jimmy Sotiropoulos, Bâton Rouge D.D.O. Co-Owner
John Frintzilas, Bâton Rouge D.D.O. Co-Owner

 

Photo Humanitarian Award (from left to right) :

Stéphane Maisonneuve, Senior Vice President, Operations Québec, Sélection Retraite
Jackie Cyr, Vice President, Health and Center of Excellence, Sélection Retraite
Lucie Laperrière, General Manager, Sélection West Island
Heather Holmes, Managing Director LGHF
Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair LGHF
David Cescon, Co-Chair LGHF

Huge success for the 7th edition of the Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Chèque Bâton Rouge 2017

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – March 28, 2017 The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) hosted the 7th Annual Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event on March 27, with close to 250 attendees. This delicious and lively evening raised $51,140, which was increased at the very last minute to $ 52,840, thanks to donations received, and in particular for the sale of a Carey Price Jersey, which was donated by Bâton Rouge. The proceeds of the event will go towards enhancing the quality of care and facilities at the Lakeshore General Hospital. The evening was sponsored by: Bâton Rouge, Château Dollard, Les Délices Lafrenaie, Audiovisual Diplomate, G. Thomas International, Hemsleys Jeweller, Italvine, Lundbeck, Maison Fusion, Rideau Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, Suite 88 Chocolatier.


In addition to a fun evening where guests could enjoy cocktails, a four-course meal and an open bar, the LGHF relied on proceeds from a silent auction and a raffle of several prizes including a Judith Ripka necklace valued at $1,200.

20170327214313“We are particularly grateful to our hosts, the owners of DDO’s Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar for their hospitality and generosity. It is thanks to the donations of food, alcoholic beverages and service from John Frintzilas, Jimmy Sotiropoulos and Peter Gianopoulos that we are able to raise funds and improve health care for the West Island,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.


Ms. Holmes together with Dr. Fiore Lalla and David Cescon, the Co-Chairs of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, took advantage of the event to present the Humanitarian Award to the Lakeshore Light Opera for their outstanding contribution, unwavering commitment and their true passion for the betterment of the West Island community for over a quarter century.


The LGHF wishes to thank the sponsors of the evening, the silent auction and raffle donors as well as its annual partners, without whom the event would not have been as successful.


Annual Partners
: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Catsys IT & Media, Groupe Spinelli, Radimed, Réseau Sélection, TC Media, AMJ Campbell, Aon Parizeau Inc., Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Château Dollard, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jean Coutu (Beaurepaire), Maison Fusion, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix SouthwestOne/MedEquip, Pianos Bolduc, Plus Belle la Vie, Sean Fitzpatrick (Remax Cadibec Inc.), Spa CurAge and Team Laudi (Investors Group).


About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


View the 2017 Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event photo album

 

 

 

 

Great success for the 6th edition of the Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Pointe-Claire (Quebec) – March 31, 2016 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) held the 6th edition of the Annual Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event on March 21, with close to 200 guests in attendance. The colorful evening helped raise $ 50,100, which will be allocated to the Intensive Care Unit of the Lakeshore General Hospital. In addition to an auspicious evening where guests could savor a four-course meal, an open bar, and freely flowing wine, the LGHF relied on proceeds from a silent auction of 37 various items, the auction of jewelery, and the raffle of two gift baskets, an iHome clock, and most notably the grand prize: a Judith Ripka necklace valued at more than $ 1,000.


“We are particularly grateful to our hosts, the owners of the restaurant Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar in DDO for their hospitality and their tremendous generosity. Thanks to their donation of food, alcoholic beverages, and service, all proceeds collected during the evening will be directly reinvested in health care in the West-Island community, “said Ms. Heather Holmes, Managing director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.


Ms. Holmes and Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, took advantage of the event to present the Humanitarian Award to Mr. Nick Di Tomaso, for his exceptional contribution to the betterment of the West-Island community for a quarter of a century, by way of his time, his commitment, and his passion.


The LGHF wishes to thank the sponsors of the evening, the silent auction and raffle donors and its annual partners, without whom the event would not have been as successful:


Sponsors
: Rideau Funeral Home, Rouge Nail Bar, Suite 88 Chocolatier, Les Délices Lafrenaie, Le Diplomate Audiovisual, Hemsleys Jewellers.


Annual Partners
: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Radimed West-Island, Réseau Sélection, Spinelli, TC Media, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Catsys IT & Media, Cimetière et Complexe Funéraire Belvédère, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Complexes Funéraires Yves Légaré, Jean Coutu (Beaurepaire), L’Espace Beaconsfield Inc., Mansfield Athletic Club, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Plus Belle la Vie, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Rouge Nail Bar.


About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and programs and specialized training for the professional staff – initiatives not supported by the government.


View the 2016 Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event photo album