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Party in Paradise

On November 5th, Artistic and Executive Director Eda Holmes and Centaur Theatre’s Board of Directors are delighted to be hosting our 15th annual fundraising soirée, PARTY IN PARADISE. Guests will enjoy gourmet decadence crafted by the chefs of LìOLà and Brasserie 701, revel in sinful cocktails in our underworld speakeasy, and exult in theatrical delights with dancing and music created specifically for the evening. The ever-popular and exciting live auction, hosted by CJAD’s Aaron Rand, will return, featuring a paradise of outstanding auction items, from group whiskey tastings to cruises, and CTV Montreal’s Lori Graham will host the famous Treasure Chest. Plus, every lucky devil goes home with a bounty of offerings including two Centaur Theatre tickets; gift cards for Burgundy Lion’s new hip venture Wolf & Workman, gourmet Italian restaurant LìOLà, and Vieux-Port Steakhouse’s famously decadent buffet brunch; rides on La Grande Roue de Montréal, Old Port’s observation wheel; and other earthly delights.

To reserve, contact Centaur’s Development Department at 514-288-1229 ext. 240 or download, complete and return the reply card (see below) by mail, by fax or by email at
You can also purchase your tickets online or give a donation by clicking the RESERVE button.

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Here are some of the heavenly auction items up for bid:

Amazing 10-night British Isles Cruise for Two with Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Discover the charms of the British Isles on this 10-day cruise that will take you to remote, far flung islands, iconic cities and charming coastal towns, from the staggering beauty of Scotland to the fascinating highlights of the Emerald Isle. CMV’s smaller-sized cruise ships not only offer a more traditional, leisurely style cruising experience but also boast greater accessibility to more ports of call, including more interesting, but remoter destinations like Honfleur (France), Portree (Isle of Skye, UK) and Tobermory (Isle of Mull, UK). Rest peacefully in a Superior Inner Cabin between your adventures, and dine on delicious full board cuisine, including afternoon teas and late-night snacks. Enjoy Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes on board, and a full range of optional excursions on land as you savour the best in history, heritage and beauty. Choose between British Isles Discovery or Easter British Isles Discovery with choices of departure ports – subject to availability.
(Value: $3,880 )

Be a part of the action and see first-hand the passion and skill of the 2019-2020 Montreal Canadiens as they go head to head against the Buffalo Sabres at the Bell Centre on March 24, 2020! With these three (3) prestige tickets behind the players’ bench you’ll be able to see the game through the eyes of your heroes and be the envy of the stadium – the only question now is, who will be your lucky guests?
(Value $900)

VIA Rail’s The Canadian
Discover Canada as you’d never see it any other away: aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian. You and a guest will start your voyage in Business class from Montreal to Toronto, transferring to Sleeper Plus class for the rest of the trip to Vancouver, for a luxurious four-night three-day trip, complete with meals and double bedroom accommodation to rest soundly at night. Take in the view at VIA’s Park Car featuring 360-degree panoramic views of Canada’s renowned and spectacular landscape, and check this once-in-a-lifetime voyage off your bucket list!
( Value: $7,180 )

The Burgundy Lion has developed one of the most complete and enviable whisky programs in the country and possibly the world. In addition to accumulating the largest collection of whisky in the province and serving more single malt than anyone else in the nation, they have developed a public and private tasting program that focuses on introducing whisky to the uninitiated and offers uisgeophiles an opportunity to sample rare and unique whiskies. This private tasting will be hosted by co-owner and whisky expert, Toby Lyle, curator of the Burgundy Lion whisky list, or by another of their resident whisky professionals.
( Value: $500 )

Private gondola package for up to 8 people on La Grande Roue de Montréal
Enjoy an amazing panorama 60 metres high on the largest observation wheel in Canada. La Grande Roue de Montréal brings you an unforgettable experience, in the comfort of a private climate-controlled gondola which is air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. A unique activity in the picturesque setting of Old Montreal, on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River.
( Value: $160 )


Gift Certificates from the following restaurants and pubs:

Antonopoulos Group
Restaurant Bonaparte
La Lousiane
Wolf & Workman

And more to come!

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