The MUHC Foundation’s signature gala returns in 2022, and it’s on fire

Le Bal Rouge 2022 is so hot, it’s on fire. That’s the theme of the MUHC Foundation’s signature gala, which is returning after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed by Alison Silcoff Events and catered by Armando Arruda of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, this upscale luxury event is guaranteed to spark excitement.

The event will be co-chaired by Ivan Vella, Chief Executive, Aluminum at Rio Tinto Alcan, and Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin. The glitzy Le Bal Rouge on Fire will mark the reinvigoration of our city after over a year of health measures. Taking place at the historic Windsor Station on March 11, 2022, the gala is the perfect opportunity to rekindle old relationships, heat up the dance floor and step out in style.

The gala will honour Dr. Donald Sheppard and the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) for their outstanding work to solve humanity’s deadliest puzzles: infectious diseases. Created in 2017 by Dr. Sheppard to address threats like pandemics, MI4 took centre stage when COVID-19 hit. As the nation locked down, MI4 mobilized to launch more than 50 COVID-19-related research projects spanning everything from treatment to transmission to vaccines.

Dr. Sheppard himself also played an instrumental role in Montreal, Quebec and Canada’s COVID-19 response, appearing on television and radio to provide expert advice to the general public. He also sat on the COVID-19 Therapeutics Task Force, a Government of Canada initiative that convened Canada’s top experts to support the country’s COVID-19 response.

The importance of infectious disease research could not be more evident than it is today. By attending Le Bal Rouge on Fire, you can enjoy a glamorous evening and help MI4 ensure we are prepared for the next global health crisis.

Sponsorships and tables are available now. Don’t miss the hottest event of the season. To learn more, visit www.lebalrouge.com.