On December 11th, Douglas Hall was full of people who came out to support our talented colleagues who showcased their musical skills on stage.

Our arists were:
  • Annie C. Gauthier (Human Resources) who opened the show with "River Deep, Mountain High"
  • Barry Crago, Clinical-Administrative Chief of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, who played classical guitar (and surprised us with his rendition of a popular Christmas song)
  • An a cappella jazz choir with Susan Tam (Nursing Directorate), who sang Christmas carols as well as songs by Jacques Brel
  • Shrunken Head (rock group with Drs. Berlim, Chachamovich, Rabinovitch, and Steiger, and nurse Céline Cressiot), who closed the show with a few classic rock tunes, as well as "So, this is Christmas", which they got the whole crowd to sing with them.
  • MC's Annie C. Gauthier and Susan Potter Lee, who ensured there were plenty of laughs throughout the evening
We were also very fortunate to welcome Vanier College's renowned 19-member Big Band, directed by Jocelyn Couture, who has played with the likes of Celine Dion and Ginette Reno.

The Foundation is grateful to all performers, sponsors, guests, donors and volunteers, not only for a spectacular and memorable evening, but also for contributing to patient care and research at the Douglas.

A special thank you to all sponsors:
  • Our presenting sponsors: the printer Kayjon and Desjardins Caisse populaire de Verdun
  • As well as all other sponsors (including those who contributed gifts for our raffle prizes): Dr. Diane Boivin (of the Douglas), Boutique Chic & Well, Costco (Bridge street), Député de Verdun, , Flammarion, Fleuriste Le Chrysanthème, Fruits et légumes (Grande allée), Marie Giguère, President of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, IGA Extra Beck, IGA Gérard Champagne, Lefebvre et filles, , Mémoire d'encrier (Myrtelle Devilmé), Métro Bellemare, Dr. Michel Perreault (of the Douglas), Dr Judes Poirier, C.Q. (of the Douglas) Roma Foods, Subway (Champlain Boulevard), Tim Hortons (Champlain Boulevard), Urgel Bougie
Your continued support is an investment in healthy minds.

Photo 1: Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich, Céline Cressiot, and Dr. Howard Steiger (from Shrunken Head)

Photo 2: Vanier College Big Band