THE DIRECTORS SHOWBAND: Fondation Farha: Maskarade 2009 – Taking off the masks

The Farha Foundation for Aids awareness had their 10th annual fundraiser entitled MASKARADE.
This year’s efforts helped to raise over $250,000 to assist the Farha Foundation in helping the 20,000 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Quebec.

MASKARADE recreated a night of glamour and mystery with black and white attire and everyone in masks, based on Truman Capote’s famous 1966 masked ball at the Plaza in New York.

Over 75 world renowned designers, artists, interior designers and celebrities had been commissioned to design masks exclusively for the event, including Michael Kors, Philippe Dubuc, Kenneth Cole, Joe Fresh, Corno, Perez Hilton, Bulgari, Cole Haan, Jully Black, Anouk Meunier, Pink Tartan, Andy The-Anh, Elisabetta Fantone, Glen Baxter, Lutz-Patmos, to name a few.
These masks were sold in auction.

Patrons were treated to live performances by Juno Award winner and Etalk correspondant Jully Black and DJ’s Patrick Guay, Stefane Lippe and Stephane Grondin along with Montreal’s own Directors Showband.
(Below: Jully Black performing with The Directors Showband. )

The incomparable Ms. Black performed her Juno award winning song “Seven Day Fool” along with her chart topping “Until I stay”, “At Last” by Etta James and another song from her latest album entitled
” Queen”.
Jully’s performance was mezmerizing.
She certainly is the new “Queen” of soul.
(below: Tony and Randi with Jully Black and her talented back up vocalists)

Many sponsors helped to make the event successful.
Coordinating the event was event award winners “Atmosphere Communications and Events” along with Simon Tooley and the Farha Family, heading the Farha foundation.

The evening began with Justin Trudeau who eloquently spoke of his feelings for the awareness of Aids followed by Sonia Benezra who was the perfect Mc for the evening.
We love you Sonia!!
(Below are: Tony, Sonia Benezra and Randi.)

The Directors Showband dazzled the crowd and kept them on their feet all night long.

A Special performance by “Sheena” followed …

The Directors Showband would like to thank Evelyn Farha and all of the Farha Foundation committee members including Simon Tooley, Jason Katz of Atmosp(here) and Barry Garber and Angela at IMC Management. Randi would personally like to thank Michael Kors for their generosity and Ice.com (Delmar ) for the loan on the beautiful dimaonds she was wearing.
She truly did feel like a million dollars…..

We are thrilled and honored to have been a part of the foundation’s success.
We look forward to future endeavors.


The Directors Showband
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Call Tony: 514.926.4426
Email: thedirectors@sympatico.ca

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