In case you were wondering, that vibe you felt on April 30 came from LA SOIRÉE being held in the Old Port of Montreal. Before introducing the world premiere of the newest Cirque du Soleil show, TOTEM, to a crowd of 2,500—including Garou, Robert Charlebois and the Mayor of Montreal—ONE DROP architect Guy Laliberté thanked everyone for raising a net total of $1.1 million by purchasing tickets to the event. Added to that impressive sum was a generous $1 million contribution from the RBC Foundation for Project Haiti. Following the show, guests were shuttled to a Cirque du Soleil/ONE DROP happening celebrating water as the life-giving resource it is. The proceeds from Montreal’s benefit evening went towards a water access and sanitation project in Haiti, as well as water awareness-raising and mobilization projects in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada.
LA SOIRÉE ONE DROP raised $400,000 for such projects on May 26 at Randall’s Park in New York City. After a few months’ break, the event will be held in Quebec City on August 28. A portion of proceeds from these benefit evenings will go to ONE DROP projects in developing countries and the Imaginer un monde meilleur foundation.
ONE DROP would like to thank everyone who has come out—and will come out—to make these magical events a reality!
Published on June 9, 2010