On behalf of our team and our Boards of Directors for Canada and for Montréal, I’d like to thank you for attending the November 21st, 2018 Global Citizen Award in support of the United Nations Association in Canada. The event was an incredible success, and it was made all the more special because you chose to spend the evening with us.
Louis Audet, Executive Chair of Cogeco, was a truly appropriate laureate who used his speech, not for his personal journey (which would have been interesting too!), but rather, to remind all gathered that corporate leaders must demand and act to reduce income inequality and must amplify the call for access to education for all.
There were many special moments at the Dinner. Two of the most memorable for me were when our Board Director Françoise Bertrand’s personal and touching commendation of M. Audet was read out by our wonderful MC Marie Claude Lavallée (with Cogeco network, 98,5) and the breathtaking mid-dinner performance by two talented emerging artists: Nuné Melik, violin and Michel-Anexandre Broekaert, piano, performing a mini-concert of Louis Audet’s favourite classical favourites.
With your support we were able to raise funds last night that will help provide life-changing programmes for young people aspiring to meaningful work but often in despair at their prospects – with Montréal start-ups in the green economy or at the UN in challenging field offices; and to bring together leading thinkers on vexing issues confronting us at home and around the globe. Thank you to Banque Nationale as our Champion Sponsor of the evening, and to their President & CEO, Louis Vachon, a former Global Citizen laureate himself!
We simply could not do the work that we do without your generosity. Please let me know if you would like to learn more about our work; to support us; to advise us; to build us better; to volunteer! A thousand thanks, our Global Citizen friends.
Pictures of the event available here.
President & CEO UNA-Canada
& Vice President World Federation of UNAs
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