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November 8, 2019 — On October 22nd, Jesuits, colleagues, and friends gathered at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Montreal for a Wine and Cheese evening for the benefit of the Jesuit missions, the honorary presidency of Mr. Louis Audet. Two weeks later at the Albany Club in Toronto was the Scotch Nosing and Dinner fundraiser for the Office of Advancement
Jesuits of Canada.

Jesuit missions in Canada are diverse, impacting education, spirituality, ecology, and social justice from coast to coast. These missions can continue thanks to the generous support of donors. The funds raised each year are also used to care for elderly and infirm Jesuit priests and brothers in the province.

Wine and Cheese evening

This cocktail party was held in a festive atmosphere among the shelves of the Jesuit library. The guests mingled while learning more about the Jesuit and Ignatian works, before going over to the Great Chapel for the meal. Hosted by Frédérique Lissoir, the evening featured dishes by chef Danny St-Pierre and caterer Bernard et Fils, paired with the wines of expert sommelier Samuel Dubois.

The evening was marked by inspiring speeches and moving musical accompaniment. The virtuoso Emily Ouloussian played two pieces on a grand piano (congratulations to those who carried the instrument into the chapel!), while Provincial Fr. Erik Oland offered his resonant voice and invited all guests to join him. We also held a tribute to Fr. Jim Lefebvre — who has worked at the college for over 40 years — and to Cardinal Czerny, a former Loyola High School graduate. The cardinal also recorded a video for the occasion, in order to thank the guests for their presence and encourage them to continue their support for migrants and refugees.

Warmly thanking our guests, and especially the organizers and volunteers, we invite you to participate in the next edition of this wonderful celebration.

Scotch Nosing & Dinner

This year marked the 7th Annual Scotch Nosing and Dinner fundraiser the Jesuits of Canada hosted on November 6 at Toronto’s Albany Club.

The popular annual event featured one of the foremost authorities on single malt Scotch, Ed Patrick, who walked guests through five of the finest Scotch selections. Fellow Scotch afficionado Dr. David Wilson entertained guests on a tin flute.

One of the most well attended events the Jesuit Advancement Office holds, the evening allows guests to meet some Jesuits and new friends while trying a variety of premium whiskies with a delicious meal.

The evening would not be possible without the generous support and expertise of dinner chair Bill Blakeney and generous sponsors Blakeney Henneberry Murphy & Galligan, and J.I.T. Automation Inc., as well as table sponsors and guests.

Proceeds from the dinner will be used to care for the Province’s senior and infirmed Jesuit priests and brothers.

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