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Lachine Hospital Foundation gala raises $175,000 net to support hospital expansion campaign.

Hosted by the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, the Lachine Hospital campaign fundraiser became an ode to the nightlife of Bourbon Street and energy of New Orleans for a vital cause. The Lachine Hospital Foundation Gala raised $175K net in support of the Dream Big: Lachine Hospital campaign. The MUHC Foundation and the Lachine Hospital Foundation are raising $5 million to complement the $220 million modernization and expansion of the Lachine Hospital.

PHOTO: MUHC Foundation


Currently, construction is underway to modernize and expand the Lachine Hospital, nearly doubling its size. The MUHC Foundation and the Lachine Hospital Foundation hope to bring world-class personalized, and compassionate patient care to the West Island. The revitalized hospital will include a new emergency room, cutting-edge surgical suites, a palliative care unit, and 60 individual patient rooms.

PHOTO: MUHC Foundation

LEFT TO RIGHT: Dr. Lucie Opatrny, President and Executive Director, MUHC, Jacques Filion, the Chair of the Lachine Hospital Foundation, CENTRE: Mayor of Lachine, Maja Vodanovic.

“The success of last night’s gala shows just how committed the support is for our big dreams to revitalize Lachine Hospital. We are now one step closer to our goal of raising $5 million to purchase state-of-the-art equipment. World-class health care has never been closer for the West Island.”—Jacques Filion, Chair, Lachine Hospital Foundation.

Attendees enjoyed a creole-inspired meal and danced the night away to a performance by award-winning performers, the Directors Showband, led by powerhouse vocalists Tony Picciuto and Randi Katz. In the evening’s raffle, a lucky guest won two economy class tickets to anywhere in the world, courtesy of Air Canada.


Chantal Richer was awarded the second E. Noël Spinelli Award, created in honour of the late philanthropist and former Lachine Hospital Foundation chair. The award is presented to a staff member or volunteer at the Lachine Hospital in recognition of their community impact.

PHOTO: MUHC Foundation

LEFT TO RIGHT: Jacques Filion, the Chair of the Lachine Hospital Foundation, Chantal Richer, Mathieu Spinelli, executive VP of Spinelli Group.


Attendees were joined by Dream Big: Lachine Hospital campaign co-chairs, Hélène V. Gagnon, Peter Pomponio, François Vaqué, and the Mayor of Lachine, Maja Vodanovic. The gala sponsors included Amazon Canada, Aldo Construction, Desjardins, and Desjardins Entreprises-Montréal.


SOURCE: Fondation du CUSM | MUHC Foundation

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