This year, guests attending the MAC Ball were invited to dive right into the world of the artist at the prestigious benefit evening held at the Musée this past September 17. Orchestrated once again by Debbie Zakaib, Chair of the Ball organizing committee, the very exclusive evening offered its guests delightful surprises and confirmed its position as the most audacious event organized by a Montréal cultural institution. For the 2016 edition, the theme of the evening couldn’t have been more evocative: Discover your inner artist!
Honorary co-chairs of this unique event were Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Vidéotron, Éric Bujold, President of National Bank Private Banking 1859, and Alexandre L’Heureux, President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP Global Inc. The evening’s hosts were François Dufresne, President of the Musée Foundation, Alexandre Taillefer, Chair of the Musée Board of Trustees, Debbie Zakaib, Chair of the Ball Organizing Committee, and John Zeppetelli, Director and Chief Curator of the MAC.
The organizing committee was made up of Sophie Banford, Anne-Marie Barnard, Ruby Brown, Violette Cohen, Naila Del Cid, Anna Goodson, Nathalie Goyette, Danièle Patenaude, Josée Noiseux, Katerine Rocheleau, Jean-Philippe Shoiry, Marie-Josée Simard, Nicolas Urli and Debbie Zakaib.
The main source of funding for the Musée Foundation, the Ball drew more than 700 attendees and raised net proceeds of $600,000 for the Foundation.
Our heartfelt thanks go to all our partners, who support the growth and outreach of the Musée d’art contemporain: Vidéotron, National Bank Private Banking 1859, WSP Global Inc., Arsenal art contemporain, Deloitte, Manulife, Pomerleau, Power Corporation, Québecor, Sid Lee, SNC Lavalin, Stingray Digital, Telus, Debbie Zakaib and Alexandre Taillefer.
A gala evening, with contemporary art happening at the Arsenal ephemeral hotel.
Under the leadership of honorary co-chairs Guy Côté, Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice-President, National Bank Financial, Alexandre L’Heureux, Chief Financial Officer, WSP Global Inc., and Bertrand Cesvet, Chairman and owner, Sid Lee, the stand-out event of Montréal’s fall cultural season took place this past September 19. The 800 guests were invited to a great gathering in that extraordinary venue for celebrating art, the Arsenal, which was transformed into a grand hotel from another age under the generous artistic direction of Sid Lee.
The Ball organizing committee, chaired for a sixth year by the amazing and indefatigable Debbie Zakaib, was made up of Sophie Banford, Ruby Brown, Violette Cohen, Robert Côté, Naila Del Cid, Nathalie Goyette, Josée Noiseux, Danièle Patenaude, Katerine Rocheleau and Marie-Josée Simard.
The evening, which has become an essential fall event on the artistic and philanthropic scene, raised more than $700,000 for the Musée Foundation. We are most grateful to all our partners who support the development and outreach of the Musée d’art contemporain: National Bank Financial, WSP Global Inc., Sid Lee, Arsenal, Deloitte, Manulife, Pomerleau, Power Corporation of Canada, Québecor Inc., Vidéotron, Stingray Digital, SNC Lavalin, Stikeman Elliott, Telus, Debbie Zakaib and Alexandre Taillefer.
A Grand, Historic Ball!
An A-list of guests gathered on Saturday, September 20 to pay tribute to their much-loved Musée. Under the spectacular artistic direction of Sid Lee, artists, dancers and DJs led the 700 guests on a journey to the centre of the In Aeternam universe for an unforgettable evening of celebration.
Honorary co-chairs of the 2014 edition of the MAC Ball were Guy Côté, Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice-President, National Bank Financial, and Alexandre L’Heureux, Chief Financial Officer, WSP Global Inc.
Debbie Zakaib, the indefatigable and enthusiastic Chair of the organizing committee, surrounded herself with outstanding support provided by committee members Sophie Banford, Ruby Brown, Violette Cohen, Robert Côté, Nathalie Goyette, Josée Noiseux, Danièle Patenaude, Katerine Rocheleau and Marie-Josée Simard. The benefit raised more than $525,000 for the Musée Foundation.
Saturday, September 21, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) held its Annual Ball, which saw more than 650 guests gathered together for an electrifying, surprise-filled evening. The event, centered on the theme Lost paradise, was graciously organized by Sid Lee, with the generous involvement of Moment Factory.
The Musée Foundation collected more than $450,000 through this fundraising event.
The Annual Ball of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal took place this past September 15, under the leadership of Honorary Chairs Isabelle Hudon, President, Sun Life Financial, Québec, and François Côté, President, telus Québec and telus Health Solutions.
More than 570 guests honoured us with their presence at the Ball, which has become a must event of the fall season. They were charmed by the spectacular decor designed by artistic director Dick Walsh, and danced till the wee hours to the hypnotic beat of Paul Chakra’s 1945 band and DJ Abeille. They were also treated to a delectable feast served by Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, whose team surpassed themselves once again. In fact, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth went on to win the prestigious Best Event In Catering award at the Star Awards Gala 2013 for its impeccable, highly creative catering service at the Ball.
Much of the credit for the success of this annual fundraiser goes to Debbie Zakaib, Chair of the organizing committee. The Foundation is privileged to be able to count on her remarkable dedication and infectious enthusiasm. Her committee was made up of Robert Côté, Eleonore Derome, Nathalie Goyette, Dominique Lanctôt, Josée Noiseux, Danièle Patenaude, Katerine Rocheleau, Marie-Josée Simard and Marie-Claude Tellier.
The proceeds from this major benefit event, unquestionably one of the season’s hottest tickets, enables the museum to acquire works that will significantly enrich the Permanent Collection.
THE MUSÉE FOUNDATION THANKS ITS PARTNERS:
PLATINUM: Financière Sun Life, TELUS SILVER: Fasken Martineau, Laferrière & Brixi Diamantaires, La Financière Banque Nationale, McCarthy Tétrault, Quebecor Media, Power Corporation of Canada, Rio Tinto Alcan, Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche, Sid Lee, Stingray Digital BRONZE: Air France, Arsenal Montréal, Boralex, Borden Ladner Gervais, Cohn & Wolfe, De Serres, Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation, Corporation financière Champlain, Davies Ward Phillips &Vineberg, Ernst & Young, Fednav, KPMG, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Lise Watier, Nathalie Pratte, NewAd, Norton Rose Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, PricewaterhouseCoopers, François Roy, Semafo, SNC-Lavalin, Sotheby’s, Stikeman Elliott, Torys, Tourisme Montréal, XPND Capital
None of the institutions is more important than the MACM – a standard setter when it comes to constantly looking at where art can and may well take us. It is the MACM which pushes the limits of our imagination and motivates us all to have the courage to break new ground.
The Annual Ball of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal took place on September 10, 2011, under the leadership of Honorary Chairs Bernard Derome, journalist, and David McAusland, partner at McCarthy Tétrault. One of the Musée’s most popular events, the Ball dazzled the 450 guests who gathered to launch the fall season in style.
The spectacular artistic design by Dick Walsh, the amazing performance by the Hi-Fi Show Band, the music of the incredible DJ Abeille and the feast laid on by the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth combined to create an unforgettable celebration.
Once again this year, the Musée Ball had the privilege of being able to count on the remarkable dedication and infectious enthusiasm of Debbie Zakaib, Chair of the organizing committee. Her team was made up of Sophie Clermont, Robert Côté, Eleonore Derome, Chantal Dufresne, Nathalie Goyette, Dominique Lanctôt, Danièle Patenaude, Katerine Rocheleau and Marie-Claude Tellier.
The Musée Foundation thanks its partners:
GOLD: Financière Banque Nationale Groupe Guy Côté, Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation, McCarthy Tétrault SILVER: Céline Robitaille Lamarre and Jacques Lamarre, Power Corporation, RioTinto Alcan, Laferièrre & Brixi Diamantaires, SAQ BRONZE: Arsenal Montréal, Astral, BCF, BMO Groupe financier, NATIONAL Public Relations, Cascades, DeSerres, Ernst & Young, Fasken Martineau, Fédération des caisses Desjardins, Fednav, Financière Sun Life, Watier-Rocheleau KPMG, Norton Rose OR, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche, Sid Lee, SNC Lavalin, Stikeman Elliott, Telus, Tourisme Montréal, XPND Capital
The 2010 edition of the Musée Ball took place on October 7 under the banner Osez la couleur! and the leadership of Honorary Chair, ardent art lover and well-known collector Alexandre Taillefer. The colour-filled evening was a hit and the organizing committee, superbly led by Debbie Zakaib, met all its objectives. Creative, festive, decidedly modern and daring, the 2010 Ball, produced by artistic director Dick Walsh, was a resounding success.
The Foundation expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Alexandre Taillefer for his outstanding and generous support, and to Debbie Zakaib for her tireless dedication. The 2010 Ball committee consisted of: Marie Archambault, Sophie Clermont, Eleonore Derome, Chantal Dufresne, François Dufresne, Nathalie Goyette, Dominique Lanctôt, Danièle Patenaude and Marie-Claude Tellier.
The Musée Foundation thanks its partners:
GOLD: Bell Canada SILVER: Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche, SAQ, Andy Thê-Anh, Alexandre Taillefer, DeSerres, BRONZE: Air Canada, Opéra de Montréal, Fletcher Leisure Group, Analekta, Nespresso, Pierre Belvedere, Chocolat Le Comptoir, Celebrations, AkzoNobel Canada Inc., Sofa to go, Champagne Devaux, Vodka Absolut
The Masked Ball held on October 8, 2009 celebrated the opening of exhibitions of work by three women artists: Francine Savard, Tricia Middleton and Tacita Dean. The museum was utterly transformed under the artistic direction of Dick Walsh. The evening was presided over by Honorary Chair Serge Paquette, Managing Partner, National Public Relations. The event was a great success, and the organizing committee, chaired by Marie-Claude Tellier, was able to proudly declare: Mission accomplished!
Chaired by Marie-Claude Tellier, the 2009 Ball committee was made up of: Marie Archambault, Sophie Clermont, Carole Diodati, Chantal Dufresne, François Dufresne, Dominique Lanctôt, Danièle Patenaude, Serge Paquette and Debbie Zakaib.