VSPCR Virtual Gala 2021
PHOTO COURTESY VSPCR
Comedian Joey Elias is taking part in the Vaudreuil- Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Annual Gala that is being presented on a virtual platform this year.
Anyone wishing to support the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence can join us online on Saturday, April 24, for an evening of humour and music with your choice of Quebec’s most popular comedians, Joey Elias, or Louis-José Houde with Simon Gouache. Due to the pandemic, this year’s Happening gala —the Residence’s most important fundraising event—will be held virtually.
Pick your favourite comedian and enjoy the show! Afterwards all guests will come together for a musical event by Shine, who will perform some of the greatest hits from the 60s to the 90s. The show will be interactive—audience members will be able to submit their special requests.
This Happening, presented by National Bank, will be the Residence’s first-ever virtual fundraiser. What better than a lively Saturday evening to help break the monotony of quarantine life and beat the lockdown blues?
And what a treat it will be! In addition to the shows, guests will have the option of complimenting the show by purchasing a gourmet box which includes wine, cheese and tapas to be delivered to their doors the day of the event.
The Virtual Happening will start at 5:30 p.m. Please book and pay online by April 21 at mspvs.org. The Internet link to the Virtual Happening will be sent on the day of the show.
Three faces of humour
Montreal-based comedian and actor Joey Elias has appeared in 16 Just for Laughs Festivals. His film credits include The Day After Tomorrow, The Wool Cap and The Last Sign. He can also be seen on Global TV in his own humorous daily news segment, “Everyday Joe.”
Comedian, actor and host Louis-José Houde needs no introduction. Winner of 4 Olivier awards, 11 Gémeaux awards and 6 Félix awards, he has sold over a million tickets across four tours and other shows. His incredible energy and extraordinary scripts have made him one of Quebec’s most beloved comedians.
Simon Gouache has taken part in six Just for Laughs galas and won the Olivier award for best comedy act in 2018. He also received Just for Laughs’ Victor Révélation Award in 2014 and Victor Coup de coeur du Festival Award in 2015. He opened for Louis-José Houde on his Les heures verticales and Préfère novembre tours and performed his first one-man show in 2017, which earned him two nominations at the Gala Les Olivier.
We thank our partners, Marché Famille Viau inc. – IGA, Canadian Tire Ste-Agathe and DPJL Assurances.
Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence
Since September 2010, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence (VSPCR) has been providing free, specialized palliative care to terminally-ill people of all ages, in a spirit of respect and dignity. For more information, please visit www.mspvs.org/en.