2023 BLUE METROPOLIS FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING EVENT
Our THRILLER fundraising event raised $47,355.
A big thank you to the members of our honorary committee!
The 25th edition of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival got off to a riveting start with the THRILLER benefit soiree. Members of the honorary committee performed dramatic readings of short excerpts from acclaimed thriller works from here and abroad that left the audience gasping for air and to got their hearts thumping. The soiree featured a rich program spotlighting a wide variety of novels each bound to keep one on the edge of their seat till the last very page: historical, social, psychological and mystery, fantasy and horror thrillers… A breathtaking assortment of tales that transported all of us to worlds of lurking menace, innumerable twists and turns, and spectacular investigations, including:
Who killed young Harriet Venger?
Men Who Hate Women and Women Who Kick Their Asses,
Millenium series, Stieg Larsson
Why does the campus rapist mark his victims?
Les fiancées de l’enfer, Chrystine Brouillet
What happened to Inspector Banks’ friend the summer
that they were 14?
The Summer that never was, Peter Robinson
Is Anna the victim of a plot orchestrated by her husband?
L’empire des loups, Jean-Christophe Grangé
Where are those mysterious whispering voices coming from?
The House on Cold Hill, Peter James
TO BENEFIT THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS OF THE BLUE METROPOLIS FOUNDATION
This fundraising event contributed directly to Blue Metropolis’ numerous educational and social programs, as well as to its offering in terms of children’s literature. Donations make it possible for us to offer author events, creative workshops, even free podcasts in daycares, and as many initiatives bolstering student’s resilience and supporting the fight against exclusion and prejudice.
The THRILLER fundraising event took place on April 27, 2023.
TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE FOUNDATION.
Excerpts selection and editing:
Stage production :
Actor, À voix haute
President, Les productions Danalou
TO STAY INFORMED:
LOUISE ANN MAZIAK
President of the Board of Directors, Blue Metropolis Foundation
Associate, KRB Avocats | Lawyers
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and People Officer
Legal Affairs, Compliance, Taxation and Human Resources
DR MAI-KIM GERVAIS
Surgical Oncologist, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont and Assistant Director, Department of Surgery, Université de Montréal
Associate, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg S.E.N.C.R.L, S.R.L
Associate, Langlois Lawyers
Head of School, Trafalgar School for Girls
President – Executive and Artistic Director
Blue Metropolis Foundation
Senior Vice President and Chief Officer, Stella-Jones
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Concordia University
DISCOVER THE MEMBERS OF THE HONORARY COMMITTEE
THRILLERS PRESENTED ON STAGE
THANKS TO THE BLUE METROPOLIS FOUNDATION’S MAJOR PARTNERS WHO SUPPORT THE 2023 FESTIVAL AND OUR 2022-2023 EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS
MERCI AUX PARTENAIRES MAJEURS DE LA FONDATION METROPOLIS BLEU QUI SOUTIENNENT LE FESTIVAL 2023 ET NOS PROGRAMMES ÉDUCATIFS ET SOCIAUX 2022-2023