Ball 2020 : Le Bal … Autrement

In these times of crisis, we must think of those people in need who continue to fight and of those entrepreneurs who work hard to stay on their feet. Quebec must mobilize to get back on its feet.

In order to meet the new requirements of distance, we have decided to replace the Lise Watier Foundation Ball in its traditional format with the Bal… Autrement! The people of Montreal and Quebec City are invited to attend in great numbers!

This year, by supporting the Foundation and the Let’s Start Up Program, you are helping women in economically or socially vulnerable situations, AND you are supporting the local economy by encouraging Quebec restaurateurs.


I go out on the town, I get out of my hoodie

Put on your best clothes and enjoy an exclusive gastronomic experience* featuring local products.

✓ Choose from one of the participating restaurants.
✓ Choose the date that works for you.
✓ Invite your friends, colleagues or clients.

A great opportunity to go out in a small group while being careful.

For 8 people. Food and wine pairing. Subject to the opening of the restaurants and the respect of the public health rules in force.

Restaurants participants

Restaurants participants

However, if you prefer to contribute from home, here is how you can participate:

I’m staying at home, but not in my hoodie ! (Montreal only)

An experience in the comfort of your home. Choose between :

Odessa Poissonnier’s oyster party, including an on-site oyster opener and a bottle of Quebec vodka,


the gourmet box, including wine, for 8 people prepared by the caterer Les Enfants Terribles.

I support the Foundation… by distance

You prefer to keep your distance, but you want to help the Foundation? No problem! You can make a donation at any time.

Click below for more details and to make your choice:


Graduate of the Let’s Start Up Program

The Lise Watier Foundation offers the Let’s Start Up program in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, the Laurentians and Montérégie. More than 200 women a year are committed to taking action through the Let’s Start Up program. They graduate with a better understanding of their strengths and skills, as well as the knowledge and tools to implement their professional project. Women thus begin a new journey towards financial independence through entrepreneurship, a return to school or a more fulfilling job.

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