In preparation to summer, the event celebrates what Montreal is well-known for: Fashion and Athleticism! Yes, Quebec produces the most fashion designers and athletes in Canada!
However this year, to make this event worth your whilst, we have decided to give back! In collaboration with Montreal Non-Profits, we are bringing together non-profit foundations, fashionistas, and athletes in one room. United, we will generate a world-class vibe and entertainment!
A Word from The Honourable Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu
In 2004, I founded the Association of Families of Assassinated and Missing Persons following the murder of my daughter Julie. Overwhelmed by the death of her sister, Isabelle decided to get involved with me in this important cause that aims in providing families of victims of crime a moral, psychological and legal support, following the tragedy.
On December 22, 2005, a few days before being admitted to the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants, Isabelle and her spouse tragically died in a car accident while traveling to Abitibi.
In her memory and to underline her great involvement in helping victims, the Boisvenu family created the Isabelle Boisvenu Fund at the Université de Montréal. This fund offers an annual scholarship of $ 5,000 to an outstanding student whose study could help advance knowledge of government policies on the impact on families of victims of crime such as homicide, domestic violence or disappearance.
On February 8, 2015, my twin brother, Paul, gave up his fight against brain cancer. His wife Amélie decided to create the Paul Boisvenu Foundation in his memory. The purpose of this fund is to further the medical knowledge about this disease, which affects more than 90% of patients who die.
On June 6, join me and Amelie to support us in these causes that are important to us. You can both donate to the Isabelle Boisvenu Fund to support research on violence and crime prevention initiatives, or the Paul Boisvenu Fund to fight brain cancer.
Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu
Wednesday | June 6, 208 | 6 PM - 9 PM
Join us over a cocktail and entertainment as we raise funds for two non-profit foundations that Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu holds dear to his heart: The Isabelle Boisvenu Fund and The Paul Boisvenu Foundation.
BIOGRAPHYIn November 2005, Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu was awarded the Government of Quebec’s Prix de la justice. This award recognizes a citizen’s significant contribution to the promotion of justice in the province. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu is co-founder of Le Nid , a shelter for abused women in Val d’Or, and is a member of several boards and humanitarian organizations in the Eastern Townships. He was chair of the United Way of the Eastern Townships from 2006 until March 2010. On April 14, 2008, his book, Survivre à l’innommable et reprendre le pouvoir sur sa vie was published by Éditions de l’Homme. A second book was published in 2011. On January 28, 2010, Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu accepted the invitation of Stephen Harper, then Prime Minister of Canada, and was sworn in as a member of the Senate of Canada on March 3, 2010. As a senator, he has worked to strengthen victim legislation and victims’ rights in Canada’s judicial system. He hopes that Canada will adopt the Victims Bill of Rights during his term in office. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu has three children, two daughters (Julie and Isabelle) and a son (Christian). He also has two grandchildren, Jakob and Roxane.