Batshaw Centres Foundation Announces the ‘Défi Canapé’ Fundraising Event

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Proceeds from the event to help fund Foundation’s programs

The Batshaw Centres Foundation, which provides direct support to clients of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, today announced that it will hold the ‘Défi Canapé’, a fundraising event, at Le Salon 1861 (550 Richmond) on Wednesday, April 6, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

The concept is simply delicious. Well-known local chefs from Bishop & Bagg, Lavanderia, Loïc, Nora Gray, Tavern on the Square and Tuck Shop will prepare signature canapés. Then, guests will vote on their favourite and a winning canapé will be crowned. CHOM’s Terry DiMonte will serve as Master of Ceremonies. While the competition is friendly, the chefs and their teams are taking it very seriously! We expect to be treated to some exceptionally delicious canapés.

“We are very pleased to be holding this exciting event in such a beautiful setting,” says Karma Hallward, President, the Batshaw Centres Foundation. “All proceeds generated at our event go towards funding important programs that directly benefit Batshaw Centres’ clients. On behalf of the Foundation, I would like to thank Jarislowsky Fraser – our Event Sponsor, all additional sponsors, the participating restauranteurs, Terry DiMonte, attendees and supporters.”

Tickets are available for $125 each, until April 5th ($150 at the door) and $80 each for guests under 35 years of age ($100 at the door). A partial tax receipt will be issued. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.batshawfoundation.ca or call (514) 989-1885 x 1164. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/batshaw2016/.

About Batshaw Youth and Family Centres (CIUSSS – ODIM)

Batshaw Youth and Family Centres provide services to children, youth and families who have experienced situations of abuse, neglect, serious behaviour problems or delinquency. Most children are helped in their own home. Others are entrusted to extended family, placed in foster families or in residential care. Some are adopted. Batshaw Centres serve the English-speaking and Jewish communities of Montréal. Residential care is available to English speaking youth from other regions of Québec.

About the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres Foundation

The Batshaw Youth and Family Centres Foundation is a non-profit organization comprised of concerned volunteers. The Foundation’s mission is to help break the cycle of neglect, abuse, and failure experienced by many children aged 0-18 years and their families. The Foundation supports the clients of the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, living on the island of Montreal, when public funds are not available. Through different annual fundraising initiatives, the Foundation raises an average of $250,000 per year to fund programs of assistance offered to youth living with their own families, in foster care, in residential placement and transitioning to independent living. The Foundation’s programs are designed to create an environment for youth to feel empowered and help pave the way for a brighter future. For more information, please visit http://www.batshawfoundation.ca.

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