12 000 stars for the BMP Foundation

From left to right: Francis Laramée, Executive Director of the BMP Foundation, Julie Zeitlinger and Jeremy Fontana, owners of Au Diable Vert in Sutton, and Mariane Laflamme, Communications Coordinator of the BMP Foundation.

On August 5, many participants enjoyed a unique starry evening to benefit the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation. Participants left with starry eyes and lots of memories! The VIP evening at the ObservÉtoile Au Diable Vert in Glen Sutton was a great success. 

103 seatswere sold to attend the starry show. More than $12,000 was raised so that the BMP Hospital could acquire on a trabeculectomy tray which will be a novelty for all patients in the Brome-Missisquoi area.

A unique experience 

Those privileged to attend the event were able to enjoy the evening in several stages. As they arrived at the foot of the ObservÉtoiles, at an altitude of one thousand feet, musician Marc-Antoine Marois drew the people in the stands in with a melody. To accompany this, cupcakes and hot alcoholic beverages were available to the public. Guests were seated in the heated bleachers of the outdoor natural amphitheatre, which is the first open-air planetarium with augmented reality!  

In front of each seat was a gift bag specially designed for each participant. They could find a blanket embroidered with the Foundation’s logo to keep them warm during this cool summer evening and a bottle of water.  

Once everyone was settled in, the show could begin and the privileged guests were treated to the narration of exceptional astronomers in order to enter into the history of the starry sky. At the end of the show, everyone left with their blankets and augmented reality headsets to continue enjoying the sky at home.  

The entire BMP Hospital Foundation team extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in Reach for the Stars BMP, from volunteers to donors to participants. As well, the BMP team would like to extend a special thank you to the Au Diable Vert for graciously hosting the event and all courtesies extended. Thank you to our major partner, Desjardins, for its support, as well as to our collaborators: Bessette Automobile, Métro Plouffe de Bromont, Brûlerie Virgin Hill, Ungava Spirits and LB Avocats Inc.

Discover below the pictures of the event taken by the photographer Danny Landry:

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