All That Glitters Gala 2014

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Musee de Beaux Arts 

Last night I attended the annual All That Glitters Gala to raise funds for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. The evening was beautifully put together at an impressive venue. The calm before the storm. F1 weekend being the storm (a fun and action-packed storm), and last night being the classy cocktail party for an amazing cause. 
This is an event that is hosted every year by a talented committee and it is definitely one that you should put on your social calendars next year. Awareness needs to be raised for this cause, and the event does a great job at that.
The evening was appropriately themed around its venue, with clowns, jugglers, unicyclers, and dancers creating a whimsical, art-inspired feel. The Glass Atrium was a stunning backdrop that allowed for guests to admire downtown Montreal as the sun set. Eventure catered the event with just the right amount of hors d’oeuvres to fill you up and kept the wine and champagne flowing. Entertainment included a band, a ballroom dance performance by dancers from Arthur Murray, and an incredible routine by two extremely talented contortionists from École de Cirque de Verdun (seriously impressive).
The night was capped off with a live auction that included roundtrip first class flights to the US and Europe, foodie packages to some of Montreal‘s top restaurants, a one-night stay at the Ritz with brunch or dinner at Maison Boulud, and race track laps at Circuit Mont Tremblant. I won the latter for my dad for Father’s Day-  a great gift idea for car enthusiasts! Finally, there was a raffle with some great prizes. It was my lucky night, as my raffle ticket was called and I got to take home a lovely David’s Tea basket including their new Spring collection and a tea-steeping mug (loveeeeee!). All in all, everyone enjoyed themselves and left with a rose, some homemade biscotti, and with better awareness of the needs of crohn’s and colitis patients. I don’t know the exact number, but the gala raised a significant amount of funds for this cause and they must be commended for their amazing efforts and for organizing a magical evening.
Keep your eye on this fundraiser and foundation in the future- great cause and great event!
With the weekend coming up, I will likely be headed to Monkand Village to experience their first-ever F1 Street Festival. Where will you be this Grand Prix weekend?!
Check out some pics from the event below!

Mind, Taste, Love.

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