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Published on October 19, 2017


Business community leaders come together to support the MMFA’s mission
at this exceptional event, with guest of honour Alanis Obomsawin.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will be presenting its fifty-seventh Ball on Saturday, November 4. The Museum’s largest fundraiser, it is already sold out. Close to 1,000 key players from the business community will be attending this elegant event inspired by the exhibition ONCE UPON A TIME… THE WESTERN: A NEW FRONTIER IN ART AND FILM. Guests will be transported into the Wild West in a unique venue that will turn the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion into a Western film set.

The Museum is pleased that the celebrated Abenaki documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, O.C., G.O.Q., has agreed to be the guest of honour for this exceptional event. Recipient of numerous awards, she makes socially engaged films that have garnered recognition for indigenous cultures.

The 2017 Ball’s Co-Presidents are Pierre Pomerleau, President and CEO, Pomerleau; François-Charles Sirois, President and CEO, Telesystem; and Kim Thomassin, Executive Vice-President – Legal Affairs and Secretariat, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. They are assisted by members of the Ball’s Executive Committee: Willamina Leus Martire, Julie Moisan, Louise Racine and Alysia Yip-Hoi.

The menu for the gastronomic meal to be served at the Ball was created by Eraj Jayawickreme, executive chef at the Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, and prepared by Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth and its executive chef, Baptiste Peupion. The decor has been especially designed for the occasion by Lorne Levitt of Événements Total.

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