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

Montreal Times - - West Island -

he 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.

TIn 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.

"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.

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