Media Invitation - The 3rd edition of the exhibit-auction Parle-moi d'amour at the Wellington Centre

MONTREAL, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Co-Presidents of Parle-moi d'amour at the Wellington Centre, Hélène Racine, RN, M.Sc., MPA, Director of Nursing and Co-Director of Quality, Douglas Institute, and Maurice Forget, C.M., Ad.E., Of Counsel and Past President, Fasken Martineau, the spokespersons, Geneviève Fuoco & Line Pelletier, artists from Les Impatients, as well as our parrain de l'événement , artist Pierre Blanchette, invite the media and the public to join them for the event opening on Thursday, February 6th from 5 PM at the Wellington Centre.

Parle-moi d'amour is a well-known event organized by Les Impatients, with several versions throughout Quebec.

From February 6 to March 13, more than 90 works of art will be exhibited and silently auctioned off. These works were generously donated by members of Les Impatients, the general public, as well as recognized artists including: Pierre Blanchette, Thérèse Chabot, Clémence DesRochers, Michel Lagacé, and Jean-Pierre Seguin.

Les Impatients, the Wellington Centre, and the Douglas Institute would like to highlight the implication of the members of the Honorary Committee, who have helped promote our cause throughout the community. Thank you to: David Bloom, MD, Medical Chief, Psychotic Disorders Program, Douglas Institute; Sonia Côté, Head of Specialized Housing, Douglas Institute; Barry Crago, Clinical-Administrative Chief of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services, Douglas Institute ; André Landry, Team leader for Adult Mental Health, CSSS du Sud-Ouest—Verdun; Eve Landry, actress ; Francine Lévesque, art-therapist, Douglas Institute; Pierre Lord, Executive Director,  Centre d'hébergement l'Entre-Toit; Pierre Lussier, journalist, Cités Nouvelles, TC Média ; Lorraine Palardy, President-Founder, Les Impatients; Suzane Renaud, MD, Psychiatrist, Bipolar Disorders Outpatient Clinic, Douglas Institute; Léon Tourian, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC, President of the Comité Bien-Être des Résidents (FMRQ); Lynne McVey, RN, M.Sc., CEO, Douglas Institute; Billy Walsh, Executive Director, Société de Développement Commercial Wellington.

A big thank you to our partners and sponsors: Claude Jacques, Guy Joussemet, Charles S. N. Parent, Pratt & Whitney, Baobab café, and Barefoot Wine.

Event details - 2014 Schedule

Opening Night:  Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Exhibit-auction: February 6 to March 13, 2014
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 5:00 PM and Thursdays from 12:00 to 7:00 PM
Closing ceremonies: Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Wellington Centre
4932 Wellington St.,
Information: 514-768-2668, ext. 311

About the Douglas -
The Douglas is a world-class institute, affiliated with McGill University, which treats people suffering from mental illness and offers them hope and cure. Its team of specialists and researchers continually advance scientific knowledge, integrate it into patient care and share it with the community to increase awareness and thereby eliminate stigma around mental illness.

Abour Les Impatients -
Les Impatients is a non-profit organization which helps people living with mental health problems through artistic expression. It does so in six different locations: the Wellington Centre (Douglas Institute), the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Drummondville, and two centres in downtown Montréal.

SOURCE: Douglas Mental Health University Institute

For further information:

Tijana Potkonjak
Douglas Mental Health University Institute Foundation
Tel: 514 761-6131, ext. 2761
Cell: 514 210-9889

Media Relations: 
Alain Labonté, Communications, Les Impatients
Tel : 514 523-9922

This event was made possible thanks to the collaboration of: Les Impatients, Wellington Centre and the Douglas Institute.

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