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The Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence Raises $637,298 net for its 24th Annual Valentine’s Ball

The Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence Raises $637,298 net for its 24th Annual Valentine’s Ball
– Celebrating in person after a 2-year virtual hiatus –

KIRKLAND, Quebec, February 10th, 2023 – The 24th Annual Valentine’s Ball benefitting the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence (the Residence) was a huge success raising $637,298 net thanks to the generosity of close to 450 guests, sponsors and donors. Everyone was thrilled to reunite yet again at Château Vaudreuil’s Pavillon sur le Lac and celebrate this very special occasion.

Music performances included Adam James and Dawn Tyler Watson, accompanied by the jazz trio, The Other Side of Cool. The gourmet dinner was followed by an evening of dancing with The Fundamentals. The money raised is a crucial source of funding for the superior palliative care provided by the Residence.

“Tonight, we had so much to celebrate: first and foremost, our incredibly supportive community, our donors, our sponsors, our volunteers and our employees who, day in and day out, fulfill the Residence’s mission of providing quality palliative care for our patients and their families”, said Dale Weil, Executive Director for the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence. “We are so very grateful for the unwavering commitment and support the Residence receives from the community.”

At the helm of the evening’s program again this year were Yolande James, Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion at Radio-Canada, and Jamie Orchard, journalist and Senior Advisor, Public Relations & Media, VIA Rail Canada. Joseph Broccolini, Executive Vice-President of Broccolini, shared the importance of getting involved in their community. His remarkable engagement and support in his role as Honorary President have greatly contributed to the success of the Ball.

Provincial and municipal politicians in attendance at the event included MP Francis Scarpaleggia (Lac-St-Louis), and MNA’s Monsef Derraji (Nelligan), Brigitte Garceau (Robert Baldwin), as well as West Island mayors Jim Beis, Heidi Ektvedt, Tim Thomas and Alex Bottausci.

We sincerely thank our major sponsors who supported the Ball this year: Broccolini, Pfizer Canada, Merck Canada, Hagen Group and TASK. Other sponsors for the evening included CANAM GROUP, the Otis Grant and Friends Foundation, Charles River, Delmar International, Fondation Famille Vachon, Voluntas Commemoration, Roxboro Excavation, Block Bindings & Interlinings, Diane Demers, Domenic & Lily Mancini, McCarthy Tétrault Foundation and the Novak Family.

Chair of the organizing committee and Vice President of the Foundation Board of the Residence, Linda Ward O’Farrell, noted, “It was an amazing evening being able to celebrate together, in person. Organizing once again the Annual Valentine’s Ball was such a pleasure. Thanks to a passionate and dedicated team who worked tirelessly, we were able to raise important funds for the Residence to continue offering quality palliative care.”

About the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence
The Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence is an independent, non-profit organization that provides services free of charge to patients and their families. The Residence relies on community support and fundraising activities to raise more than $4 million each year, which complements our government subsidy. With its 23 beds, the Residence is the largest free-standing palliative care facility in Canada and is recognized as a leader in its field. Since our inception, we have provided end of life care for over 5,300 patients and 20,000 family members.
SOURCE: Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence
Information: Elizabeth Huart, 514 972-4289 (cell) or

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