[Photo Galleries] Jesuit family gathered around wine, cheese and scotch

November 15, 2019 — On October 22nd, Jesuits, colleagues, and friends gathered at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Montreal for a Wine and Cheese evening to the benefit of Jesuit works, under the honorary presidency of Mr. Louis Audet. Two weeks later the Office of Advancement of the Jesuits of Canada held the Scotch Nosing and Dinner fundraiser at the Albany Club in Toronto.

Jesuit apostolates in Canada are diverse, impacting education, spirituality, ecology, and social justice from coast to coast. These works can continue thanks to the generous support of donors. The funds raised each year are also used to care for elderly and infirm Jesuit priests and brothers in the Province.

Wine and Cheese Evening
This cocktail party was held in a festive atmosphere among the shelves of the school's library. The guests mingled while learning more about Jesuit and Ignatian works, before going over to the Great Chapel for the meal. Hosted by Frédérique Lissoir, the evening featured dishes by chef Danny St-Pierre and caterer Bernard et Fils, paired with the wines of expert sommelier Samuel Dubois.

photo: Conseils MRM Inc.

The evening was marked by inspiring speeches and moving musical accompaniment. The virtuoso Emily Ouloussian played two pieces on a grand piano (congratulations to those who carried the instrument into the chapel!), while Provincial Fr. Erik Oland offered his resonant voice and invited all guests to join him. We also held a tribute to Fr. Jim Lefebvre — who has worked at the college for over 40 years — and to Cardinal Michael Czerny, a former Loyola High School graduate. The cardinal also recorded a video for the occasion, in order to thank the guests for their presence and encourage them to continue their support for migrants and refugees.

Warmly thanking our guests, and especially the organizers and volunteers, we invite you to participate in the next edition of this wonderful celebration.

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Scotch Nosing & Dinner

This year marked the 7th Annual Scotch Nosing and Dinner fundraiser the Jesuits of Canada hosted  at Toronto’s Albany Club. The popular annual event featured one of the foremost authorities on single malt Scotch, Ed Patrick, who walked guests through five of the finest Scotch selections. Fellow Scotch afficionado Dr. David Wilson entertained guests on a tin flute.

photo: Jude Aloysius

One of the most well attended events that the Jesuit Advancement Office holds, the evening allows guests to meet some Jesuits and new friends while trying a variety of premium whiskies with a delicious meal.

The evening would not be possible without the generous support and expertise of Bill Blakeney and generous sponsors Blakeney Henneberry Murphy & Galligan, and J.I.T. Automation Inc., as well as table sponsors and guests. Thank you!

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