The 36th Edition of the Janine Sutto Theatre Evening : $73 000 Raised for the MAIH !
Montreal, February 7, 2018 – The Montreal Association for the Intellectually Handicapped (the MAIH) is proud to announce that at the Janine Sutto Theatre Evening 2018, which took place Tuesday, January 30 at the Théâtre Jean-Duceppe at the Place des Arts, we raised $73 000 thanks to the participation of our loyal audiences, the generosity of our donors and the partnership of our sponsors who helped make this event a success. It was also thanks to the involvement of our honorary committee, chaired by Martin Deschênes President of the entrepreneurship school of Beauce and vice-president of the board of directors of the Groupe Deschênes Inc., that we were able to raise this amount and we are extremely happy.
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Tuesday night, more than 500 theater-goers and friends of the MAIH were in attendance to lend their support to our association. The public got the chance to meet personalities who were appearing at the event, actress Mireille Deyglun, daughter of Janine Sutto, as well as Jean-François Lépine, Director of Representations of Quebec in China. We sincerely thank them for their presence and participation in this lovely tradition that is a part of the DNA of the MAIH.
A reminder that this event was a fundraiser for the MAIH, an organization whose mission it is to support the social participation of persons with an intellectual disability, and they have been doing so for nearly 83 years.
The MAIH would particularly like to thank RBC, who got involved with the association and were proud partners for the cocktail-buffet, as well as our other loyal sponsors and partners: Vins Philippe Dandurand Wines, Fromages CDA, SAQ, Hector Larivée, La Petite Boulangerie et le Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Their contributions help make a real difference in the lives of members of the MAIH.
The play being presented was Enfant Insignifiant, a comedy by Michel Tremblay, adapted and staged by Michel Poirier. The play starred Henri Chassé, Gwendoline Côté, Isabelle Drainville, Michelle Labonté, Sylvain Marcel, Danielle Proulx et Guylaine Tremblay, the latter who has always been very involved with the MAIH. We would like to thank the actors, who came out to greet guests after the play.
It is still possible to make a donation to the association. To do so, contact the MAIH at 514 381-2300, extention 34 or write to email@example.com. You will receive a tax receipt.