Written by Dahlia Merlo on 17.08.16

There are plenty of charity functions year-round, so it’s definitely difficult to decide which to go to, because, let’s face it, we just can’t afford them all. So we hope that you choose causes that are close to your heart, that mean something to you, where you’re sure your contribution makes a difference.

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That’s how we feel about the SVR Children’s Foundation. They raise money for the Complex Care Services at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The money raised doesn’t go to some mysterious cancer research lab we never hear of again. It goes to real people, or real children, with complex needs.

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A lot of children at the Children’s have complex conditions that require a lot of very specific care. There is plenty of costly equipment associated with the care of patients that the government can’t always cover with basic Medicare. Some children have conditions that they are forced to live with for the rest of their lives (or until science finds a cure), and are in need of complex technologies to improve their quality of life. The money raised by the SVR Children’s Foundation goes directly to those children in need.

Photo: Monique Simone Photography

Last year, the SVR Children’s Foundation hosted an incredible and lavish event, Cocktails and Couture for a Cause. Click here to see what you missed! We were lucky enough to be involved, and even luckier to be a part of such an incredible event once again this year.

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This year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever. On September 16th, from 7pm to 1am, be prepared to be amazed. The gala will be held at Musée Grévin, Montreal’s own wax museum. It’s an out of this world venue that we can’t be more excited about!


Brahm Mauer will be doing mixology once again, and we will have a bar with his wonderful creations along with wine and beer. To keep you awake and alert for the party ahead, Baristello will be on hand once again for his espresso bar. And don’t worry, you won’t go hungry! There will be food stations galore!

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Delicious morsels of food will be provided by SeaSalt & Ceviche, Dilallo Burgers, Bretzel & Compagnie, Falafel Avenue, Traiteur Brera, Bars Boutique, Patisserie Petit Lapin, Fiorellino, Les Délices Lafrenaie, and VertU.

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Dance to the beats of Pag & Mylo all night, and get some henna done by Mehendi by Jessica. There will be so much to do and see at the museum, there won’t be a dull moment! Pose with the wax figures, snap a few pictures, and don’t forget to use #svrchildrens! At the end of the night, don’t forget to grab a gift bag with goodies from Montreal’s best, like Yes Please MTL‘s delicious cookies!

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Our raffle prizes and silent auction items are out of this world! We have a round trip for 2 from Air Canada to anywhere in Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean, VIA Rail Canada train passes to Toronto, a suite at the St Sulpice Hotel, a piece of art from Cavallo Designs, jewelry from Ella Dugré, a basket of goodies from Rustique Pies, jewelry from Rubino Collection (along with a custom SVR Children’s bracelet), gift cards from the swanky Salon Pure, Disney on Ice tickets along with a limo ride, a gift certificate to Ristorante Lucca, tickets to Eros Ramazotti‘s concert, gift cards to the luxurious Nüva Beauty & Spaand so much more!

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We must thank our generous sponsor PVH, along with our incredible donors and helpers: Conglom, Electrique Eel, Monique Simone Photography, Cavallo Design, Webistry, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, MTL avec Amour, and Sparxco.

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Tickets are $125 and include open bar all night, food from all the food stations, and entrance to the museum, of course. Click here to buy tickets or click here if you wish to make a donation. Check out our Facebook event page for more information on the foundation and the event!

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This year’s fundraising goal is $35,000, pushing us to the $100k mark! Will you help us reach our goal? We hope to see you there! It will definitely be a night to remember!

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