Wild Game supper 2017
PHOTOS BY CÉLINE PILON
Soulanges MNA Lucie Charlebois was in attendance at the fundraiser supper and handed over a cheque for $2000 to the Palliative Care Residence administrators.
About 300 people from all across the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region congregated for the 12th Wild Game supper, held on October 28, at Cabane Marc Besner in Coteau-du-Lac and once again, the fundraiser for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence (VSPCR) was a huge success.
Hosted by the honourary presidency of Intact Assurance Regional Vice-President, Pierre Depatie, and President of Groupe DPJL Assurances Inc., Diane Joly, the event raised a total of $48,575 for the Palliative Care Residence which is celebrating its seventh year of existence.
“Many of the guests here tonight know someone who has benefitted from the specialized end-of-life care and services offered with dignity and love by our wonderful team of doctors, staff and volunteers,” said Interim Executive Director Anne Lauzon.
“Since its opening, an average of 175 people per year have crossed the doors of the residence to live their last days in dignity,” added President of the Foundation, Pierre Cyr.
“We must collect $1.4 million each year to ensure the continuity of the residence and thanks to the support of the community, we are able to continue our mission.”
Liberal MNA for Soulanges, Lucie Charlebois, handed out a cheque in the amount of $2,000 to the administrators of the VSPCR.
“It is a privilege to have a place in Vaudreuil-Soulanges where we can accompany our loved ones in such a peaceful environment,” she said.
One of the highlights of the evening was the $15,000 collected with a $1,000 donation from each of the 15 ‘Ambassadors.’
Some 60 items on the silent auction tables added around $9,000 to the evening’s total.
The next fundraiser officially launched on November 1 with the annual Poinsettia Campaign. Anyone interested can reserve one of the 2,500 poinsettias online at www.mspvs.org or by calling the VSPCR at (450) 202-2202. First come, first served. The poinsettias will be delivered between November 27 and December 1.
The next major fundraising event after that will be held on January 27, 2018 at Château Vaudreuil with the 13th annual Happening Gala.
For more photos of the Wild Game supper, see our Facebook page.