Outstanding success for the 17th edition of the Lakeshore Ball – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation raised $500,000

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – November 14, 2017 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is pleased to announce that it has reached its goal by raising $500,000 at the 17th annual Lakeshore Ball, which took place on Saturday, November 11th at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. Three exceptional women, whose values coincide with those of the Foundation, supported the Ball as Honorary Presidents, namely Lyne Giroux of Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Monique Mardinian of Encore Travel and Sandra Hudon of Cascades PRO. The Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation held the Gold Sponsorship title, and was extremely generous by donating an extra $ 21,000 at the final hour to help the Foundation achieve its goal. The funds raised during this prestigious event, MC’d by The Beat 92.5 radio host Shaun McMahon, will serve to enhance the quality of health care for the West Island community.


Managing Director Heather Holmes and LGHF Board Co-Chairs, David Cescon and Dr. Fiore Lalla, welcomed over 350 guests, including some of the most influential and well-known figures in the community. In addition to the sumptuous decorations inspired by the theme of the Enchanted Forest, guests enjoyed cocktails, champagne, a five-course gourmet dinner, open bar, performances and dancing to the sound of the band Electrik. “I am once again very touched by the generosity of our community. An event like this could not have been so successful without the participation and commitment of our many collaborators, who care about our community hospital, and I want to thank them all,” says Heather Holmes.


In addition to the Honorary Presidents and the Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation, several West Island businesses supported the Lakeshore Ball as Co-Presidents of the Ball, including: Desjardins, Enterprise Holdings, F.J. Machine Shop, Réseau Sélection, Roxboro Excavation, UniGear and West Island Roofing.


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, Réseau Sélection, TC Media, 94.7 Hits FM, AMJ Campbell, Aon Parizeau Inc., Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Catsys IT & Media, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Domesti Serv, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Plus Belle la Vie, Radimed, Sean Fitzpatrick (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Team Laudi (Investors Group), West Island Mommies and What’s Up West-Island.


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 Lakeshore Ball Photo Album


Photo : Honorary Presidents and Co-Presidents of the 17th Annual Lakeshore Ball

From left to right :

Luc Lepage – Réseau Sélection

Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Ginette Latreille – Desjardins

Ron Mehra – UniGear

Sandra Hudon – Cascades PRO

Monique Mardinian – Encore Travel

Lyne Giroux – Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux

Monica Haddad – Enterprise Holdings

Shaun McMahon – The Beat 92.5

Jean-Yves Brunet – Couvertures West Island Roofing

Representative of  Roxboro Excavation

David Cescon – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Dr Fiore Lalla – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Duck Race Event Completely Renewed

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – August 31, 2017 –  The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s (LGHF) Duck Race event will be held in collaboration with the West Island Mommies Family Fun Fair on September 10, 2017,  at the Holiday Inn – Pointe-Claire,  from 10 am to 3 pm. The 21st edition of this fun-filled family event proposes a completely renewed formula offering many activities in the “Yellow Ducky Play Zone”. The seven-prize draw will take place at 2:30 pm and funds raised will go towards improving health care for the West Island community.


Yellow Ducky Play Zone

By purchasing a $10 Duck Race ticket on-site, you will not only get a chance to win one of seven fabulous prizes, including a cruise for two to the Bahamas, but you will receive a magnificent plush Lapins Crétins toy, for the enjoyment of the young and the young at heart, as well as a coupon redeemable for a homemade flavour of the day ice cream cone at Miss Manitts Bakery.


You will also have the opportunity to have even more fun by participating in a host of activities offered in the Yellow Ducky Play Zone, while receiving prizes for each one. Here are a few examples:

  • Measure your skills in the Cash Cube, by catching one of the lucky tickets;
  • Participate in the Duck Race by advancing yours with a straw;
  • Pose with our mascot and be part of our photo album.


The seven prizes that will be drawn at 2:30 pm:

  1. A cruise for two to from New York to the Bahamas offered by Expedia CruiseShip Centers, valued at $4,000;
  2. A private cocktail-dinner package for 30 people valued at $1,500 offered by L’Espace Beaconsfield;
  3. A $100 per month gift certificate for one year at Bâton Rouge, DDO;
  4. His and hers Seiko watches worth $1,100 from Hemsleys Jewellers;
  5. A cash prize of $1,000 courtesy of Cimetière et Complexe Funéraire Belvédère;
  6. One gift basket per month for one year valued at $1,000 from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory;
  7. A two-night getaway for two in Quebec City, sponsored by the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, including train travel voucher, valued at $1,000.


The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would like to thank all the event sponsors mentioned above, including Le Centre d’Amusement Les Lapins Crétins, Mariani Delights, Montessori Pointe Claire and Squish Candies.


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, 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 Southwest One/MedEquip, Plus Belle la Vie, Radimed, Sean Fitzpatrick (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Team Laudi (Investors Group), The Girls In The City, West Island Mommies and What’s Up West-Island.


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.

The 20th Annual Golf Tournament of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation : A Resounding Success

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – June 20, 2017 The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is pleased to announce that the 20th Annual Golf Tournament, presented by RBC Wealth Management, raised $ 157,000, which will be used to enhance the quality of care and facilities at the Lakeshore General Hospital. Sponsored by Desjardins, BFL Canada and FSCO Digital Marketing, the event attracted more than 200 golfers on the championship course of the Elm Ridge Country Club in Île-Bizard. The evening was emceed by Larry Day and opened with a live performance by the Acafellas Barber shop quartet.


It was a real dream day with perfect weather, breathtaking scenery, an exquisite brunch, a tasty cocktail followed by a gourmet meal, and as a bonus, on-course culinary tastings offered by 40 Westt, Bâton Rouge DDO, Bistro Pointe-Claire, La Diperie, the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, La Maison Verte and Molson. What more can you ask for!


“We are particularly grateful to our golf committee and its two co-chairs, David Cescon and Renée Yardley, for their dedication to the success of our tournament. Also, the continued support of our Sponsors and of our Annual Partners, not to mention the luck we had weather-wise, allowed us to raise funds that will be directly reinvested in health care for the West Island community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.


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 West Island, 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, Plus Belle la Vie, Sean Fitzpatrick (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Spa CurAge, Team Laudi (Investors Group), The Girls In The City and What’s Up West-Island.


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: David Cescon (3rd from left), Co-Chair of the LGHF and of the Golf Committee, with his foursome.

View the 2017 Annual Golf Tournament Photo Album

FREE Breakfast on the occasion of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation 2017 Duck Race

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – May 1, 2017 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is launching the sales period for the 21st annual Duck Race with a FREE breakfast on May 31st, from 6am to 9am at Cora restaurant in Pointe-Claire! Anyone purchasing a $10 ticket for the race, that day on-site, receives a complimentary breakfast offered by Cora restaurant, located at 187 Blvd. Hymus in Pointe-Claire. Funds raised will go towards improving health care at the Lakeshore General Hospital.


This year, the Duck Race concept has been completely renewed and will be presented in collaboration with the West Island Mommies Family Fun Fair, which will be held on Sunday, September 10, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Holiday Inn in Pointe-Claire. This ultimate family event offers a host of activities for the whole family in addition to the possibility of winning great prizes.


Ticket holders have a chance of winning one of seven fabulous prizes, including a cruise for two to the Bahamas offered by Expedia CruiseShip Centers, valued at $4,000. Other prizes include: a private cocktail-dinner package for 30 people valued at $1,500 offered by L’Espace Beaconsfield, a $100 per month gift certificate for one year at Bâton Rouge, DDO, his and hers Seiko watches worth $1,100 from Hemsleys Jeweller, a cash prize of $1,000 courtesy of Cimetière et Complexe Funéraire Belvédère, one gift basket per month for one year valued at $1,000 from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and a two-night getaway for two in Quebec City, sponsored by the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, including train travel voucher, valued at $ 1,000.


The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would like to thank all the event sponsors mentioned above, including Mariani Delights, Miss Manitts Bakery and Le Centre d’Amusement Les Lapins Crétins.


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 West Island, 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 (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Spa CurAge, Team Laudi (Investors Group), The Girls In The City and What’s Up West-Island.


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.

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