On Thursday, June 7, Montreal will once again play host to the most exclusive event of the summer’s social calendar with the presentation of “The Grand Evening”, the official opening event of the 2012 Grand Prix du Canada, which will benefit local charities.
“Following the tremendous success of its first two editions, well-known personalities, joined by drivers competing in the Formula 1 World Championship, will meet with the Montreal business community at the impressive new Arsenal Contemporary Art Complex of the Montréal Griffintown district. All proceeds from the gala (a ticket costs $1,000), which has become a must on the social front in just two short years, will jointly benefit the CHU Sainte Justine and Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal Foundations. The event is again co-chaired by Mr. Bernard Ecclestone and the Honourable Michael Fortier.
“This is only the of “The Grand Evening” has reached its third edition only but it has already become a well known exclusive event for the Montreal summer. Here is what François Dumontier( President and CEO of Octane Racing Group and President of the F1 Grand Prix du Canada) said ,. “The intent of launching the weekend activities of our F1 Grand Prix du Canada by gathering the stars, team managers of the world championship teams and our business community for the benefit of local charity foundations, remains the same. Our honorary co-chairs Mr. Ecclestone and Mr. Fortier have remained loyal to the success of our event, and for this, I sincerely thank them.”