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Lakeshore Ball 2019 cheque

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – November 19, 2019 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is extremely pleased to announce that the 19th edition of the Lakeshore Ball, which was held at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel on November 16th, raised $ 480,000, which will be used to improve the level of care provided by the Lakeshore General Hospital. This resounding success is namely due to the generous Co-Presidents of the Ball, Air Canada Rouge, Couvertures West Island, David Brown Santasalo, Desjardins, The Mehra Family Foundation, Roxboro Excavation Inc., and the many sponsors of the event.

Over 300 guests and dignitaries enjoyed an elegant and entertaining evening, which included a cocktail, five-course meal, open bar, silent auction, as well as beautiful performances, starting with a violinist and ballet dancers who opened the evening. Guests also witnessed the creation of a painting by famous artist Eric Waugh, and had a blast dancing to the live performance by the band Electrik. Emotion reached its peak when sand artist, Marie Linda Bluteau, created a breathtaking story of a distressed 911 call, followed by the patient being rushed to the Lakeshore General Hospital by ambulance for a hemorrhagic stroke, and the life-saving care he received.

“I am extremely grateful to our generous Co-Presidents, Sponsors and Silent Auction Donors, as well as our Ball Committee, Board Members, Volunteers, Foundation Team, and to our 300 guests who made the 19th Annual Lakeshore Ball such a success. The funds raised through this event make a huge difference for the Lakeshore General Hospital, as they allow us to fund projects and purchase state-of-the-art equipment so that we can continue to offer premium care to our community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Foundation.


Annual Partners: The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting its mission: Desjardins, Air Canada Rouge, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, The Suburban, West Island Blog, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, BC 360, Carolyn Flower International, Centre Dentaire Lakeshore, Château Dollard, Château Vaudreuil, Check6 Media, Cités Nouvelles, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, évoilà5 Pointe-Claire, Kim McKay Fitness, Mauve Mango Creations Inc., Medicom, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Lakeshore/MedEquip, Plaza Pointe-Claire, Terranian Productions, The People Guru, TWMG Inc. Financial Services and West Island Mommies.


About the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
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, from left to right:

  • Jean-Yves Brunet, Couvertures West Island
  • Ron Mehra, The Mehra Family Foundation
  • Pina Guercio, Air Canada Rouge
  • Serge Poirier, Desjardins 
  • Shaun McMahon, Co-host
  • Janet Grant, David Brown Santasalo
  • Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
  • Yvon Théorêt, Roxboro Excavation Inc.
  • Dr. Fadi Aris, Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board
  • Renée Yardley, Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board
  • Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board
  • Najia Hachimi-Idrissi, Associate director and COO of the Montreal West Island IUHSSC
  • David Cescon, Co-Chair of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board