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A special announcement!

Portage is proud to announce that the 11th Edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes – Tribute to Louis Vachon won the award in the category for Best Fundraising Event in Canada at the 18th Canadian Event Industry Awards in Toronto on Thursday, April 16th. Winning this award is a tremendous honor. Members of the Jury selected the winner among hundreds of entries across Canada.

Portage wishes to thank Louis Vachon, President and CEO, his team at National Bank and the honorary committee for their determination and enthusiasm, which made possible for Portage to receive this award. We also are grateful to our many volunteers for their commitment and partners for their unconditional support.


Portage would like to salute Armando Arruda and his team of the catering service at Fairmont Queen Elizabeth for their long-standing partnership and collaboration since the second Edition.

The 11th Edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes raised a record net amount of 1,409 million dollars. All funds will be dedicated to the Portage programs in Quebec.


Photo : Colette Taylor, Senior Director, Development at Portage and Emmanuel Perot, directeur de la restauration, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth