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EVENTS MONTREAL BY INSPIRATION MAGAZINE

The McCord Museum held its annual Vintage Soirée ball on Thursday, May 2 at Arsenal Contemporary Montreal. The evening began with a cocktail at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 8 p.m. The Honorary Co-Presidents were Grégoire Baillargeon, Co-Head of BMO Capital Markets Quebec, Édith Cloutier, President of Rogers Communications Quebec, and Robert Coallier, Chief Executive Officer of Agropur Dairy Cooperative. “The Annual Ball is our largest single fundraising event which helps us to ensure the preservation of our collections, the continuation of our educational and civic activities and to make our institution shine.This year, guests were immersed in the golden age of the 60s and 70s, inspired by our temporary exhibition.

The 2019 ball was a festive and colourful event, gathering over 600 people from both the business and cultural communities. The artistic direction was signed by Dick Walsh (Walsh Lab Design), winner of many international awards. Guests were able to enjoy the retro, “peace and love” atmosphere of the 1960s, followed by a dining experience inspired by Studio 54 and 1970s disco. The menu of the evening, created by Franca Mazza (Traiteur Franca Mazza), was fresh, colourful and accompanied by wines offered by the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ). The evening’s service was provided by Sebastien Forand (Forand Évènements inc.). Presented by CHUBB, the music was provided by DJ Thomas H. His disco beats kept guests dancing until midnight with VJ VIDEO GIRL’s eye-catching and retro visual animations. Everyone attending the event was also able to enjoy refreshments at a bar sponsored by Golf Exécutif Montréal.

The McCord Museum is a museum for all Montrealers, a social history museum that celebrates life in Montreal, both past and present—its history, its people and its communities. Open to the city and the world, the Museum presents exciting exhibitions, educational programming and cultural activities that offer a contemporary perspective on history, engaging visitors from Montreal, Canada and beyond. It is home to over 1.5 million artifacts, comprising one of the largest historical collections in North America. Collections include Dress, Fashion and Textiles; Photography; Indigenous Cultures; Paintings, Prints and Drawings; Decorative Arts; and Textual Archives. McCord Museum: Our People, Our Stories.

Catherine Leblanc