MONTREAL, June 1, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fondation Notre Home Foundation is looking for friends.
The new charitable organization, which is raising funds for self-starting efforts by English-speaking Quebecers to promote their culture, entrepreneurialism and connections to Francophone Quebec, is launching the initiative at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, with a "FriendRaiser" at which nearly 20 Quebec restaurateurs and food producers will offer up their culinary specialties.
At the Tastes of Notre Home event, supporters and potential supporters are invited to nosh on Quebec favorites such as Montreal bagels, smoked salmon from the Gaspé, microbrews and scrumptious desserts, as they learn about the foundation's goals. All of the products and more than two dozen doors prizes have been donated by Quebec producers and businesses.
The reception, hosted by leaders of the Quebec Community Groups Network, will have as its emcee Montreal television personality Paola Samuel. It will be held in the reception room of the Sacred Heart School, 3635 Atwater Avenue, where a duo from the school's concert band will perform.
"English-speaking Quebecers have much to celebrate and share," said Joe Rabinovitch, chair of the Notre Home Foundation's interim board of directors. "This foundation will support them as they work to renew the vitality of this community so that English-speaking Quebecers' talent, innovation and creativity is fully mobilized in building Quebec's future."
Specifically, the new foundation will support young English-speaking Quebecers in overcoming barriers to employment and in boosting their entrepreneurialism. It will help English-speaking Quebecers build ties to Francophones through conferences, recreation, language exchanges, cultural and artistic activities. The foundation will also support efforts to meet the needs of at-risk English-speaking seniors, low-income, inner-city, and isolated rural dwellers.
"We need partners to do this," Rabinovitch said. "We need friends who can contribute money, expertise, connections and time. This Tastes of Notre Home is a first step in our journey to a revitalized English-speaking community in the province we all love."
The reception comes as leaders of the Quebec Community Groups Network gather in Montreal for their annual meeting. The QCGN is nurturing the Notre Home Foundation in its early stages.
To purchase ticket, which are $50 each and include a $25 tax receipt, go to this link: http://bit.ly/1TjSJXf. You can also find out more about Notre Home or purchase a ticket on the Foundation's website at http://notrehome-qc.ca/
SOURCE Fondation Notre Home Foundation
For further information: Rita Legault, QCGN Director of Communications and Public Relations, [email protected], Telephone: 514-868-9044, ext. 223, cellular: 514-912-6555