The 22nd annual Emerald Ball in support of the Fondation Sourdine to benefit the École oraliste

August 15, 2011

The 22nd annual Emerald Ball in support of the Fondation Sourdine to benefit the École oraliste de Québec

The Québec Commandery of the Order of St. Lazarus has put on its renowned Emerald Ball at Québec City’s Fairmount Le Château Frontenac for the past 22 years now, and this year is no exception! The 2011 edition of the prestigious annual event is slated for Saturday, October 29, with proceeds going to the Fondation Sourdine in support of the École oraliste de Québec pour enfants malentendants ou sourds.

Isabelle Hudon, President of Sun Life Financial, Québec, will be the Honorary Chair of this year’s splendid benefit gala. The Emerald Ball is a unique philanthropic event that will offer the more than 350 anticipated guests a chance to delight in the culinary prowess of Jean Soulard, Executive Chef at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, as well as the dancing rhythms of 30 piece orchestra Les Voltigeurs de Québec, in keeping with the impressive military decorum that sets the grand affair apart. A draw will be held for a piece of jewellery set with an emerald, an exclusive creation by designer Hélène Savard valued at $5,000.

The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem is an international order of chivalry that dates back to the 11th-century Crusades. The present-day Order of St. Lazarus has more than 3,000 members worldwide. There are 11 commanderies of the Order in Canada, including the very active Commandery of Québec, which has donated over $1,000,000 to various causes and foundations over the years. This year, the Québec Commandery of the Order of St. Lazarus is pleased to support the Fondation Sourdine through its Emerald Ball, and invites all those who are interested to attend an exclusive gala fit for the most lavish of venues, for a noble cause.

Emerald Ball

  • Saturday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
  • Québec City
  • Tickets: $300
  • For information:
    Fondation Sourdine
    418 263-5189, extension 23
Isabelle Hudon”Sun Life Financial is proud to partner with the Emerald Ball and lend a helping hand to Fondation Sourdine. I am happy that this foundation, which supports the École oraliste de Québec pour enfants malentendants ou sourds (North America’s only French-language institution of the kind), has captured our attention. Thanks to the Fondation Sourdine, these students will have the chance to pursue their dreams and, in turn, Québec society will benefit from their passionate use of their talent and energy,“ confirms Isabelle Hudon, President of Sun Life Financial, Québec.