AAFQ 10th Fundraising Gala / RITZ-CARLTON Montreal

On April 23, took place the 10th Fundraising Gala for the Quebec Sickle Cell Anemia Association (AAFQ) in the sumptuous ballroom of the the Ritz-Carlton Montreal.

To celebrate the AAFQ 15th anniversary with distinction, the president/general  Wilson Sanon, manager , Daphnée Gousse “Treasurer” ,Bettina Thimot ” Secretary”  ,Vanessa Francis “Assistant Secretary”, Delano George “Administrator” and all other team members have excelled in organizing this unique event.

As a token of success, many special guests honored their invitation and joint the evening held at the splendid Ritz-Carlton Montréal, including: Mr. Frantz Liautaud “Ambassador of Haiti in Canada,” Herby Moreau “public figure” and Dr. Yves Bolduc, “Quebec former Minister of Health.”

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The imagination of the guests will be forever marked by this magical evening! Especially the amazing experience created by the of show LES OISEAUX DU PARADIS.


Congratulations to all volunteers who contributed and Thank You to all sponsors who contributed to this great success… It was a remarkable evening!



Every donation makes a difference and allows the realization several projects improving the quality of life such as family respite center to break the isolation , donations advanced equipment for specialized care, a scholarship program and the setting funds feet for clinical research.

Our primary objective is to fill the gap between existing resources and the needs of patients and their caregivers.


  • Helping patients and their families escape feeling of isolation through comprehensive activity programs.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of voluntary testing in high risk communities.
  • Promote the necessity of blood donation in the Black community.
  • Support research.
  • Offer a relief system to the families.

    Thank you for your support! 


A few years ago, we had the opportunity to begin working with amazing people; Jeffry Roick & Suzanne Turnbull from McNabb Roick Events.

The very first event we did together was the LG INNOVATORS’ BALL in 2013. It was  held at the Ontario Science Center.

For this event, McNabb Roick Events organized to have J.P MORGAN sponsor the performances by LES OISEAUX DU PARADIS.  Definitely with humility and pride… the VIP and distinguished guests were completely overwhelmed.

The second event was even more successful… Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Toronto Region Board of Trade 126th Annual Dinner was  well produced by McNabb Roick Events and ended-up by being simply sublime.

The evening was presented by ODGERS BERNDTSON and CPA, CGI and CISCO were the platinum sponsors.

McNabb Roick Events is a boutique event firm well known within the industry as one of North America’s “Premiere” event planning companies.

With over 24 years of experience and expertise, Jeffry Roick and his dedicated team have established themselves as leaders in the industry for their innovative event design, production, sponsorship and management.

A reputation that precedes them, they create one-of-a-kind, unique events that are highly sought after by clients who wish to produce the “wow” factor at their events.

Whether it is 100 or 1500 people, they tailor each event to their client’s needs and their mandate, all while trying to surpass their expectations.

Events range from high profile corporate and social events to fundraising galas and incentive programs. With offices located in both Toronto and New York City, their events have spanned not only locally, but nationally and internationally.

Over the years, they have planned, organized and created some of the City’s most successful and memorable events including;

  • The 150th Louis Vuitton Anniversary
  • 1000th Jet Launch for Bombardier
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Inaugural Flight to Canada
  • Visit of the HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
  • Fashion Shows for Marchesa
  • Oscar de la Renta

In addition to corporate events, McNabb Roick Events also lends their expertise and resources in planning some of Toronto’s many fundraising events including;

  • Toronto East General Hospital Foundation’s
  • “Laughter is the Best Medicine” gala
  • Jays Care Foundation’s gala “Curve Ball”
  • Luminato’s annual gala
  • Camp Oochigeas’ “Winter Dreams” gala
  • Ronald McDonald House Toronto “Holiday Chic” galas, to name a few.

The National Post deemed Jeffry Roick as “Canada’s Party Architect” citing “his near surgical attention to detail and sixth sense for glamour”.

In 2013 Jeffry was selected by BizBash, a special event industry magazine, as one of the top 35 Event Designers, of which he is the only Canadian honoured.

“Jeffry and his organization are masters of their craft”
Anne Marren – The Globe and Mail

“..really impressed by your style, professionalism, attention to detail and wonderful ideas!”
Laura Comello – Alliance Atlantis

“Most special event companies can source an unusual venue and make the event look good, but your company’s ability to transform a hotel ballroom into a unique site for a dinner is truly amazing.”
Les Selby – Bombardier Aerospace

In June, our next event with ” McNabb Roick Events ” is a Cocktail Gala for CPA…. It’s set for another amazing and successful experience again. Stay Tuned.

       CONTACT…  Jeffry Roick, Suzanne Turnbull and their team at McNabb Roick Events           to plan, organize and produce the “WOW” factor at your event !

McNabb Roick Events

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Richter is a financial advisory firm with full-service offices in Montreal and Toronto.

Richter 90 years of evolution by excellence

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The firm has consistently been named as one of Montreal’s Top Employers, one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers, as well as Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

Founded in Montreal in 1926, Richter provides a full range of consulting and advisory services in the areas of auditing, taxation, corporate finance, restructuring and insolvency, business valuation, litigation support, forensic accounting, and wealth management.

Richter’s standards of excellence were established by their founding partners. 

It is a true honour and privilege for us, « LODP – LES OISEAUX DU PARADIS », to be welcomed by Ritcher.  Our show has been chosen to represent Richter 90 years of outstanding success.

Ensuring that all their VIP guests will be mesmerized like never before during two distinctive events… A very special new show creation is currently in production by our team to tailor perfectly with Richter core values and expectations.

– The Richter Montreal event will be held at the spectacular and new Le Salon 1861.

– The Richter Toronto event will be held at the revitalized Arcadian Court.

Like LODP – LES OISEAUX DU PARADIS, Richter’s main objective is to support organizations that strive for excellence and longevity.

More info about both events is coming soon 😉

Richter 90 years

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More about Richter : Their standards ensure that our clients receive the highest levels of competence, professionalism, integrity and service in every aspect of our work.

While the depth and breadth of our services have expanded considerably over the years and our clients are now active well beyond Canada’s borders, Richter’s commitment to these standards is as strong as ever.

Richter mission is to help entrepreneur-driven businesses in the pursuit of their objectives, with a sustained commitment to contributing to their success. Their team of strategic accountants, financial advisors and business consultants helps business leaders generate opportunities, achieve growth and create wealth. With an equal passion, this vision applies to each of our service areas.

LAURENCE RACINE Contortionist & Thorough Artist

As Producers & Creative Directors, we are please to present you Laurence Racine Choiniere Contortionist, dancer and beautiful actress. We know her since 1992 and she is celebrating 25 years as professional artist in show business.

Her story is not about becoming famous instantaneously on “Got TALENT” type shows that seemed to have become a trend these days…It is about being a thorough artist, growing, learning and feeding her own passions over time. She embrace challenges, successes and defeats with resilience, optimism and perseverance.

Being great or being noticed at one time is something …creating a career is much different. When we talk about being a professional artist and making a living out of show business, Laurence is certainly a person to be inspired by.

Her journey began as a kid when she studied at the Montreal National Circus school of Canada. Very early in her process, she bonded with 3 other little girls : Nadine Louis, Jinny Jessica Jacinto and Isabelle Chassé.

Well supported by their families and trainers, they started their training as contortionists’ and quickly captured the attention Guy Laliberté “Owner of Cirque du Soleil”. Soon after, the young contortionists’ joined the company and created a superb act choreographed by the famous Debra Lynne Brown.

They presented their act at the Festival du Cirque de Demain in Paris and simply won the gold medal… followed a few years later by winning the Gold Clown Award in Monaco during the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival under they eyes of Guy LalibertéPrince Rainier IIIPrince Albert and Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

In 1990, under the wings of the artistic director Franco Dragone, their contortion act was included into Cirque du Soleil new show “Nouvelle Expérience” and toured in North America performing over 350 shows a year.

They went to Japan with the “Fascination” tour and successfully opened the lucrative market of “Las Vegas” with Cirque du Soleil. A few years later, Laurence with her contortionists friends were asked to create a new act that would be integrated into the “Saltimbanco” European touring show.

As contortionist, she was always attracted by dancing, she then, spent a fair amount of time with Debra Lynne Brown, Catherine Archambault and other choreographers and highly skilled dancers to develop her dancing abilities and explore more deeply what dance was about. That brought her to perform at several prestigious events like :

  • The Summit of the America’s : for 34 Prime Ministers, Presidents and World Leaders ;
  • The American Choreography Awards in Los Angeles ;
  • The IWC Annual Gala in Geneva ;
  • ONE DROP Foundation gala evening.

Continuing her creative path, she created with François Isabelle a beautiful acrobatic Hand to Hand dancing act named “Frak & Lola” The performance was accompanied by the famous Pink Floyd music The gig in the sky.

Along the way, she was involved as assistant choreographer and play main character’s in numerous international projects like :

  • The Fibonacci Project and “La Vie” show of The 7 Fingers / Les 7 doigts de la main ;
  • Line 1, On Air and C.O.K.E Show’s of Apogee / Debra Brown ;
  • Carmina Burana with the Orlando Opera and the Detroit Opera Company ;
  • Michael Jackson: “The Immortal World Tour” from Cirque du Soleil.

A few movies appearances:

  • The Woman of Ahhs / Orson Films Production ;
  • Cat Woman / Lions Gate Productions ;
  • Van Helsing / Carpathian Pictures.

A few public and television shows:

  • MTV Hanging Out in London ;
  • Good Morning America in New York City ;
  • The Royal Variety Show in London.

A few World-Class special events:

  • Launch of Louis Vuitton newest store opening in Pekin, China ;
  • Turkish / Rixos Hotels with Cirque du Soleil special event “45 degrees” ;
  • Dubai / The International Photography Awards (HIPA) with the late Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

AND NOW… 25 years later, she came up with a new idea and created her own solo act named “Bungeemotion”.

This amazing and innovative performance involves a one-of-a-kind bungee rigging system allowing her to fly, dance and perform with elegant contortion moves like no one else. The result is simply spectacular! Everyone who witnesses this unique living piece of art is blown away.

You have an upcoming event and need a “WOW” entertainment experience? This is it !

Watch the superb promotional video below.

For booking, contact Laurence Racine Choiniere directly at : E-MAIL

Moroccon Grilled Chicken – DELICIOUS RECIPE

MOROCCON GRILLED CHICKEN RECIPE from our famous CHEF Jerson Fernandes.

Follow the SIMPLE recipe to cook a DELICIOUS MOROCCON GRILLED CHICKEN served with smoked onion rings and spiced alphonso mango puree.

Moroccon Grilled Chicken

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Chicken Breast

2 nos

Sun dried tomato

100 gms










3 cloves

Olive oil

20 ml







Onion Rings

10 rings

Fresh Alphonso Mango 

2 nos

Cajun spice



1) Make a marinade grinding Cilantro, Rosemary,sun dried tomato,olive oil,garlic. Rub marinade on cleant chicken breast. Rest for 1/2 hour.

2)  Cut and puree an alphonso mango,add paprika,fennel and cream. Cook till reduced and chill.

3) Grill marinated chicken breast till golden red.

4) Smoke onion rings marinated with above marinade.

5) Plate grilled chicken over bed of smoked onion rings and alphonso puree.

6) Garnish with fennel sprig and serve hot accompanied with khus khus or moroccon rice.

Prep time- 25 mins

Cooking time- 20 mins.

Serving Size- 2 portion.

TIP: Garnish the chicken with rose petals coated with olive oil and cilantro to make it a valentine special dish.

 ” BON APPÉTIT !!! “

Chef Jerson Fernandes

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