10th Annual Strangers In The Night Gourmet Gala Raises over $700,000 for Starlight Children’s Foundation Quebec
Montreal, QC (June 25, 2014) – Over 4000 guests gathered under the stars at the Fairview Centre Parking Area in Montreal, QC on the evening of Saturday, June 14, 2014 for the 10th annual Strangers In The Night Gourmet Gala supporting Starlight Children’s Foundation Québec. The event, presented by Delmar International Inc. and honouring Broccolini Construction, was headlined by three time Grammy Award winning musical group, The Pointer Sisters. Other notable performers included Crystal Waters and a surprise appearance by JUNO nominated musician, Kristina Maria.
Highlights of the evening included 75 of Montreal’s top food vendors preparing a range of signature dishes for the massive crowd and a surprise announcement for Starlight Child Daniel, who was granted a trip to Disney World as part of Starlight Québec’s wish program.
Celebrity guests included Grammy award winning musical group The Pointer Sisters, 2013 JUNO nominee Kristina Maria, recording artist Crystal Waters, 19-2’s Benz Antoine, BT Montreal’s Catherine Verdon-Diamond, CHOM 97.7’s Jason Rockman, 92.5 The Beat’s Kim Sullivan and TB1, actors Kalinka Petrie, David Cloutier, Michael Murphy, and Sebastien Roberts along with many other notable Canadians.
“We are so thankful for all of the support we continue to receive from generous sponsors, donors and enthusiastic attendees at Strangers In The Night each year,” said event founder, Larry Day. “It is a great honour to participate in such a momentous evening, that in turn will support an important organization like Starlight Children’s Foundation Québec.”
Sponsors of the evening included Delmar International Inc., Desjardins, Air Canada Foundation, SAQ, 92.5 The Beat, The Gazette and CTV. In addition, Starlight Québec honoured sponsor Broccolini Construction for their long standing history of charitable giving to the Montreal community.
The money raised from Strangers In The Night 10 will go towards funding Starlight’s in and out-of-hospital programming, which includes Distraction Kits (essentials for unexpected hospital stays), hospital grants (funds for hospitals across the country to use on what kids need most), Fun Centres (portable stations equipped with a dvd player, Nintendo Wii, games and movies), Day Brighteners (tickets to sports games, concerts and more) and wish programs.
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About Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada:
Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is part of Starlight’s global network, serving kids and families through partnerships with more than 130 healthcare facilities. Over the past 30 years, Starlight has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home. Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities and pediatric hospitals in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and the United States, serving millions of children every year.
Twitter: @StarlightCanada #Strangers10
About Delmar International Inc.
Delmar consists of roughly one thousand professionals working in 40 locations throughout North America & South America, Mexico and Asia. The DELMAR GROUP today provides a variety of supply chain related services including; Customs Brokerage, Freight Forwarding, ground services, warehousing and distribution, as well as consulting and cargo management technology solutions.