Lakeshore Ge­ne­ral hos­ting fun­drai­ser in re­gion

Ef­forts to co­ver ER re­no­va­tion costs

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The Lakeshore Ge­ne­ral Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion is betting that people will want to dress up for a night of po­ker, food and fun.

The first an­nual LGH Po­ker Tour­na­ment will be held on March 18 at the Pa­villon sur le Lac of Châ­teau Vau­dreuil.

Or­ga­ni­zers pro­mise an "ex­qui­site eve­ning of cards" that will include th­ree sub­stan­tial cash prizes.

A full din­ner buf­fet and ac­cess to a ci­gar lounge will be in­clu­ded in the price of ad­mis­sion, as will va­let par­king.

The event, being chai­red by Bea­cons­field coun­cil­lor Rhon­da Mas­sad, will include ap­pea­rances by lo­cal per­so­na­li­ties.

All pro­ceeds will help co­ver costs associated with the re­no­va­tion of the Lakeshore Ge­ne­ral Hos­pi­tal emer­gen­cy room.

Ti­ckets are avai­lable un­til March 4. For ti­ckets or in­for­ma­tion, call Kar­la Flores, LGHFEvent Co­or­di­na­tor, at 514 630-2081.

Din­ner with di­gni­ta­ries

Meanw­hile, the foun­da­tion will host another emer­gen­cy room fun­drai­ser, cal­led BR for the ER, on March 28 at the Bâ­ton Rouge Dé­ca­rie.

The event, that will be hos­ted by ra­dio per­so­na­li­ty Chan­tal Des­jar­dins fromCHOM 97.7, will be at­ten­ded by Hud­son Se­na­tor Lar­ry Smith and sports per­so­na­li­ties in­clu­ding Montreal Ca­na­diens alum­nus Vincent Dam­phousse, Scott Flo­ry of the Montreal Alouettes and for­mer Alouettes player Dave Mudge. CJAD per­so­na­li­ty An­drew Carter will al­so at­tend, as will CHOM's Pete Ma­rier. A host ofWest Is­land po­li­ti­cians, in­clu­ding Yo­lande James, Mi­nis­ter of Fa­mi­lies, and MNA for Nel­li­gan and se­ve­ral mayors and town coun­cil­lors will be part of the night.

Ti­cket prices include a four-course meal, a wine tas­ting, and an open bar. There will be live and silent auc­tions, with the live auc­tion fea­tu­ring such items as au­then­tic jer­seys au­to­gra­phed by sports le­gends Mau­rice Ri­chard, Wayne Gretz­ky and An­tho­ny Cal­vil­lo. A hockey stick au­to­gra­phed by the current Montreal Ca­na­diens' ros­ter will al­so go to the hi­ghest bid­der.

For ti­ckets or in­for­ma­tion, call Ch­ris­tiane Ba­daoui, LGHF Event Co­or­di­na­tor, at 514 630-2081 or email cba­

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