A Taste of France

Thursday September 29, 2016

TFS – Canada’s International School

318 Lawrence Ave E

Silent Auction 6:30
Reception 7:00
Dinner 7:30

Formal Attire

A Taste of France is a fundraising event initiated by the Consul General of France in Toronto to support Dignitas International’s Aboriginal Health Partners Program to improve the health of Aboriginal populations in remote and rural communities. Generously hosted by TFS – Canada’s International School, guests will experience an exquisite gastronomic four-course dinner prepared by a trio of Toronto-based French Chefs, Didier Leroy, Pascal Geoffroy and Rodney Alleguede. Live entertainment and auctions will include works by renowned Canadian artist Charles Pachter and rising star Patrick Cruz, winner of the 2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Jeudi 29 septembre 2016

TFS – L’École internationale du Canada  

318, avenue Lawrence Est

 Des Enchères Silencieuses  18 h 30
Réception 19 h 00 
Dîner 19 h 30

Tenue De Soirée

A Taste of France est un événement caritatif organisé à l’initiative du Consul gênéral de France à Toronto pour soutenir le programme Aboriginal Health Partners de Dignitas international qui vise à améliorer la santé des populations autochtones isolées du Nord de l’Ontario. Lors de cette soirée généreusement accueillie par TFS-L’Ecole internationale du Canada, les invités savoureront un repas gastronomique concocté par trois chefs francais installés à Toronto : Didier Leroy, Pascal Geffroy et Rodney Alleguede. Un programme de divertissements sera proposé. Une vente aux enchères sera organisée avec, à la clé, une oeuvre originale d’artiste de grand renom canadien Charles Pachter et de Patrick Cruz, lauréat de l’édition 2015 du concours de peintures RBC.

In Partnership

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Our Chefs

Chef Didier Leroy

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Chef Pascal Geffroy

Chef Rodney Alleguede

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Our Entertainment

Allison Cecilia Arends

Soprano

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Alex Toskov

Violinist

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Mike Evin

Piano-pop singer-songwriter

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More to come…

Our Guest Speaker

Dr. James Orbinski

 

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An internationally recognized humanitarian practitioner and advocate and a leading scholar in global health. Dr. Orbinski accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières in 1999. In 2004, Dr. Orbinski co-founded Dignitas International and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. He is a member of the Order of Ontario and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Our Master of Ceremonies

Kerry Stratton

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Conductor and Music Director of the Toronto Concert Orchestra

Our Auctioneer

Stephen Ranger

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Vice President of Business Development and partner in Canada’s oldest auction house, Waddington’s

Our Host

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Champion Sponsors

 Dr. Noel Lee-Cheong

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Our Event Sponsors

 

NESPRESSO BLACK

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Our Supporters

Our Volunteer Committee

President of the Gala Committee

Marc Trouyet, Consul General of France in Toronto.

Gala Chairpersons

Corinne Cayez and Josette Villavarayan Bardon

Gilbert Dekoker

Robert Desrosier

John Fischer

Jacques Reiss

Catherine Sequalino-Poitier

Christina Sivarajan

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