BMO Thanksgiving turkey dinner benefit for WICS breaks attendance record

By Kevin Woodhouse

As a way to support West Island Community Shares, employees of BMO bank held their first ever Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner that raised $58,500 for WICS and set an attendance record with more than 350 participants.

The sold out fundraising meal took place Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Olympia Reception Hall with special guests 12-year-old Daniel Hould-Lovretin and his mother Mary. The young man spoke to the guests about his experiences with cerebral palsy and the benefits and help received by the Association Quebecoise de la Voile Adaptee Pointe Claire chapter, which gets funding from WICS.

In all, West Island Community Shares support 36 different non-profit agencies that help one in every five citizens yearly. This year, WICS is hoping to raise a million plus for its benefactors.

To learn more about WICS, visit them online at

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