A Home for the 11th art! – Fundraising evening 2017


It is with a special blend of emotion that Casteliers organized its first annual fundraising evening on November 9, as part of its major fundraising campaign for the Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette (MIAM).

Held under the honorary presidency of Sharon Azrieli, soprano, the evening celebrated the MIAM with more than a hundred business and cultural leaders and with a unique combination of puppetry and fine Outremont bistronomy.

Fundraising evening goal: $20,000
Amount raised: $23,000


Photo gallery

By Marc Gibert, photographer
For inquieries, please contact us at info@lamiam.ca
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Schedule for the evening

6:30 pm Guest arrival
7:00 pm Cocktail dinner with music and puppetry, with: Sharon Azrieli; Loup Bleu; Anne-Marie Cadieux; the Mouse and the Cat; Cabaret Décadanse; T.O.M.M.; silent and live auctions with Emmanuel Bilodeau and other surprises on the menu!



Silent and live auctions were held during the evening. Items up for bid included:

  • A piece of art by Armand Vaillancourt
  • A trip to Prague
  • A stay for two at the Pourvoirie du Lac Oscar (value: $1,225)
  • A VIP evening with all the artists of the Festival de Casteliers
  • Puppets from Québécois masters; an espresso machine by Caffitaly; diners in select Outremont restaurants; and other gifts just in time for Christmas !




Book your ticket
$200 per person

Eligible for a $150 charitable donation receipt.

Book your cocktail table labelled with your company’s name
$1,800 (8 guests)

Eligible for a $1,400 charitable donation receipt.


Mail or in person

Cash or cheque made out to Casteliers. Complete the donation form and send to:
999 McEachran Avenue, suite 222
Montréal (QC) H2V 3E6

Canada Revenue Agency registered charity number 82105 7544 RR0001.

Honorary Committee


Sharon Azrieli,


François BissonnetteFrançois Bissonnette
President and Founder, Realta Agence immobilière

Michel Gamelin
General Manager, Caisse Desjardins des Versants du mont-Royal

Hélène Hayot
International Development Consultant

Ginette HouleGinette Houle
Consultant Travels / Business and Group, Équinox Voyages

Louise Lapointe
Artistic and General Director, Casteliers

Jean-Pierre Léger
President of the board of directors, St-Hubert Foundation, St-Hubert Group Inc.

Anne-Marie PannetonAnne-Marie Panneton
Officer – Activities Organization, Carmelle and Rémi-Marcoux Chair in Arts Management, HEC Montréal

Roger ParentRoger Parent
President and Creative Director, Réalisations inc.


Thanks to all of our partners for the fundraising evening