A message from co-Artistic Directors, Claire Guimond and Mathieu Lussier
During this crisis that affects all of us, we hope very much that you are well and safe. We are writing to you today to inform you how our orchestra is affected. The current situation strikes everyone, no matter what our activities, our areas of expertise. For a non-profit organization like Arion Baroque Orchestra, the unprecedented wave of event cancellations has greatly disrupted our activities and projects.
Due to the crisis, the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec had to cancel all social events on the Parquet of Edifice Jacques-Parizeau until the end of May, which forced us to cancel our fundraising event, scheduled to be held there on May 13. This event was the culmination of our annual campaign which each year provides Arion with more than a third of its funding.
In order not to jeopardize the continuation of the activities of our orchestra, we ask you to stay on course with us, as much as possible, and to support us in our efforts by donating to Arion (a tax receipt will be issued for donations of 20$ and more). This simple gesture will reduce the impact of cancelling our important benefit-event and help to ensure that we will be in a position to restart our artistic activities as soon as the crisis allows.
We look forward to seeing you at our 40th season celebrations, until then take good care of yourself.
Claire and Mathieu
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Vincent Joli-Cœur, National Bank – Financial markets
Jean-François Lemay, Transat A.T. inc.
François Mongrain, Mimetogen pharmaceuticals
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Patrick-Claude Dionne, National Bank
Richard Lachance, CAA-Québec
André Morrissette, BCF Business Law
+ FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
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Céline Comtois, Consultant
Bruno Duguay, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Jacques Gauthier, Consultant
Claire Guimond, Arion Baroque Orchestra
Félix Gutierrez, Fasken
Stéphane Forget, La Coop fédérée
Jean-Frédéric Lafontaine, AstraZeneca Canada
Mireille Larouche, Groupe Sélection
Martin Lussier, Eocycle
Mathieu Lussier, Arion Baroque Orchestra
Vicky Poirier, Quantum Juricomptable inc.
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