MONTREAL, QC – The Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) Charity Preview evening, which took place January 17, 2013, and was presented by the Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation Foundation and the Palais des congrès de Montréal, raised $620,766 to benefit five (5) worthy causes within the Greater Montreal’s medical community: Fondation du CHUM, Montréal Sacré-Coeur Hospital Foundation, Centre Foundation, Pierre-Boucher Hospital Foundation, Santa Cabrini Foundation, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation.
Since its premiere back in 2005, the event has raised more than $3.4 million for hospital foundations of the Greater Montreal Area health care community. For the 9th consecutive year, the auto industry is proud to offer its support to five (5) foundations, all working towards a common goal: preserving your health.
In keeping with its previous editions, the 2013 Charity Preview, whose spokesperson was well-known Rémi-Pierre Paquin, was a resounding success with a sold out event! The 4126 attendees were able to feast their eyes on some of the latest automotive industry creations before the opening to the public. Attendees met and mingled with some of the auto industry’s biggest names along with well-known personalities from Quebec’s artistic and sport communities. The event was enjoyed by all, taking place in a relaxed atmosphere and featuring impressive door prizes, entertaining music, as well as a delicious buffet dinner and a fine selection of wines. The Silent Auction was a real winner this year and raised 17,000.
Jacques Tardif 2013 Montreal International Auto Show President was pleased with the record attendance and thanked their generous contribution. “For the 9th consecutive year, we are very proud to be able to support five (5) foundations whose hard work and dedication remain essential to the health and well-being of everyone within the Greater Montreal Area”, expressed Mr. Tardif during the evening.
Source: Canada Newswire / Montreal International Auto Show