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Annual Gala

2021 Edition
iPhoto: Melika Dez | Dancer: Rachele Buriassi

Nearly $430,000 raised during the virtual Gala!

Partnership with Édéenne

The diamond was won on June 28 by the donor holding the number 17!

Inside each delivered package was a case housing a zircon or a real 1-carat diamond of G-Vs2 quality with a value of $14,000. Congratulations to the winner, and thanks to everyone for supporting creation.

iÉdéenne Portrait

Thanks to our co-presidents!

Jean-Yves Bourgeois
Executive Vice-President, Business Services
Desjardins Group

On behalf of Desjardins, I'm thrilled to be serving as co-chair of this fundraiser. Thank you for your generous donation to support Les Grands Ballets.

Sylvain Corbeil
Senior Vice-President, Quebec and Atlantic
TD Commercial Banking

TD Bank and I are proud to be partnering with Les Grands Ballets for this very special edition of the annual benefit event.

I salute the entire Grands Ballets team, which has succeeded in innovating and creating an original and unique event despite the constraints imposed by the pandemic.

Mathieu Piché-Messier
Partner – National Business Leader, Commercial Litigation
Borden Ladner Gervais

It was with great pleasure that I agreed to join the 2021 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens benefit event as co-president.

We enjoy the great privilege in Montreal of having one of the largest international ballet institutions, which over the years has moved us, surprised us, and which contributes prodigiously to the cultural vitality of our creative, daring, inspiring and generous metropolis.

Claude Gagnon
BMO Financial Group, Quebec

It is with immense pride that BMO is partnering with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal for the 2021 Virtual Benefit Gala.

This year, in these exceptional and unusual times of the pandemic, the Grands Ballets are dazzling us, it is the case to say it, thanks to a virtual reality headset allowing us to live an experience out of the ordinary with the dancers of the Grands Ballets in the privacy and comfort of our living room.

Nadine Renaud-Tinker
President, Quebec Headquarters

I am delighted to see Quebec’s leading financial institutions and influential businesses come together once again to support this benefit for Les Grands Ballets.

In these strange times, the absence of artistic and cultural events has shown us just how crucial they are to our sense of balance, our well-being and our mental health. At some point in our lives, we have all been moved by a symphony or stunned by the sheer beauty of an arabesque or the colours of Monet’s gardens.

Julie Snyder
TV Host and President
Productions J

Originality and innovation have always been part of my life and my profession, which is why I agreed to partner with the benefit event of Les Grands Ballets, a company that’s close to my heart.

For this very special edition, the Grands Ballets team has risen to the challenges of holding a gala during a pandemic, creating a technological and different event.

Thanks to our partners
iPhoto: Sasha Onyshchenko
iPhoto: Sasha Onyshchenko | Dancers : Célestin Boutin & Anna Ishii

Development & Event department



Elise Charbonneau

Director, Development, Fundraising and Events

Élise Côté

Administrative Assistant and Fundraising Coordinator


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Sanitary Measures

Increased sanitary measures are in place since September 1, 2021.

Please review them before planning your outing to the ballet.