The Canadian Cancer Society’s Gala des Grands Chefs

15 August 2013

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The Canadian Cancer Society’s Gala des Grands Chefs

Enjoying gourmet pleasures while contributing to a worthy cause

Montreal, August 15, 2013 Gala des Grands Chefs is a gourmet dinner organized by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) for the business community in various regions across Quebec. The event brings together the top chefs in the region to create a unique gastronomic experience. Thanks to the chefs’ creativity and support from several highly motivated volunteers, each dinner event provides guests with culinary creations that are nothing short of outstanding.

The first ever Gala des Grands Chefs was held in Sherbrooke in 1995. In all, this autumn, 10 such philanthropic events will be held across Quebec. Some 3,000 guests will take part, and the objective is to raise more than $800,000 across the province.

To participate in Gala des Grands Chefs, please go to or contact one of the CCS’s regional offices.






Hôtellerie Le Boulevard

September 19

Tel.: 819 562-8869


Gouverneur Hotel

October 4

Tel.: 819 374-6744


Pinegrove Country Club

October 24

Tel.: 450 773-1003


Sheraton Laval

October 30

Tel.: 450 668-1013


Estérel Resort

November 8

Tel.: 450 436-2691


Hôtel Le Forestel

November 9

Tel.: 819 732-3797


Hilton Lac-Leamy

November 10

Tel.: 819 777-4428


Marché Bonsecours

November 21

Tel.: 514 255-5151


Manoir Rouville-Campbell

November 21

Tel.: 450 773-1003


Érablière La Grillade

November 22

Tel.: 877 222-1665

Every 11 minutes, a Quebecer hears the words: “You have cancer.”

A donation to the CCS’ Gala des Grands Chefs can:

  • Fund innovative research projects that save lives: to date, the CCS has invested more than 1.2 billion in this field.
  • Provide up-to-date and reliable information on cancer — more than one million requests from all over the country have been processed by the Cancer Information Service since its inception — and offer services to the community.
  • Support people touched by cancer through the comforting services offered by Cancer J’écoute and the Jacques-Cantin Lodge.
  • Create prevention programs such as the Thingamaboob to remind women about the need for regular cancer screening, SMAT (Short Messages Against Tobacco) to help young people quit smoking, the Trottibus Walking School Bus to promote walking among young children, or the Sun Squads, which, last summer, taught 36,000 young Quebecers how to protect themselves from UV rays.
  • Advocate for better laws and public policies from the government to protect Quebecers’ health. Here’s a good example in Quebec: with the support of CCS volunteers, some 60,000 signatures were gathered for a petition which led to the passage of Bill 74 to prevent skin cancer caused by artificial tanning. The Act to prevent skin cancer caused by artificial tanning came into force on February 11, 2013.

For 75 years, the Canadian Cancer Society has been with Canadians in the fight for life. All these years, we have been relentless in our commitment to prevent cancer, fund research, and support Canadians touched by cancer. From this foundation, we will work with Canadians to change cancer forever so fewer Canadians are diagnosed with the disease and more survive. To know more about cancer, visit our website at or call our Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.


André Beaulieu, Spokesperson and Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division
abeaulieu@quebec.cancer.ca514 393-3444

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is the only national charity that supports Canadians with all cancers in communities across the country. No other organization does what we do; we are the voice for Canadians who care about cancer. We fund groundbreaking research, provide a support system for all those affected by cancer and advocate to governments for important social change.

Help us make a difference. Call 1-888-939-3333 or visit today.