Conference Social Events

Exhibit Area
Refreshment breaks sponsored by:
AFP-Québec Chapter
Thursday dessert sponsor: Carters Professional Corporation

The exhibit hall hosts vendors showcasing a wide range of new and innovative tools, products and services related to strategic charitable giving. Source the tools you need to succeed and establish business connections. Refreshment breaks, draws, games and other entertainment will make the exhibit area a great place to network.


Art Hives in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: Association des professionnels en gestion philanthropique (APGP)

Join us for some creative CAGP community building courtesy of Concordia University Art Hives. Pick up a brush, repurpose a recycled object or collaborate on a piece of art. Art Hives encourage connections, understanding and community by creating art together. Art Hives creative tables will be in the Exhibit Hall during refreshment breaks.

Photo Credit: Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts


First Timers Reception
Tuesday April 9 5:30 p.m. –6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: CAGP Greater Montreal Chapter

New to the CAGP conference? We’d like to welcome you to the conference with a fun, kick-off event for first timers. You’ll meet CAGP Board members and staff, create connections and gather ideas to help you make the most of your conference experience.


Welcome Reception
Wednesday April 10 – 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: PearTree Canada

Enjoy a warm Montreal welcome as you mingle with our exhibitors and sponsors and connect with old and new colleagues and friends. A jazz duo will provide the creative ambiance.


Dine Around
Wednesday April 10 – 6:30 p.m.
Meet up with friends or join new colleagues and experience the diverse restaurants of Montreal. You will receive more information about where and when to meet a couple of weeks before the Conference.  Each delegate pays for their own meal at the restaurant.

Zibo Restaurant-Bar – FULL
Cost: Approx. $45
Distance: 5 min. walk from the hotel
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Taverne F – FULL
Cost: Approx. $40
Distance: 13 min. walk from the hotel
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Dunn’s Famous
Cost: Approx. $20
Distance: 5 min. walk from the hotel
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Les Enfants Terribles – FULL
Cost: Approx. $50
Distance: 1 min. walk from the hotel
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Le Cadet
Cost: Approx. $45
Distance: 17 min. walk from the hotel
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Deadline to book: March 22, 2019
Suggested Attire: Business casual


CAGP Reception and Banquet
Thursday April 11 – 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Banquet reception sponsored by: Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
Banquet sponsored by:
Legacy Leaders Inc.
Banquet entertainment sponsored by: The Great-West Life Assurance Company

Join us in the foyer area for drinks and some circus entertainment with Les Triplettes, followed by dinner and U Swing, a favourite local dance band, performing songs from their vast repertoire of music.


Tour of the Montréal Musée des Beaux-Arts Exhibition
Thierry Mugler: Creatures Of Haute Couture
Friday April 12 – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (meet in the hotel lobby at 2:30 p.m.)
Sponsored by: CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

As the first exhibition on French creator Thierry Mugler, this Montreal premier will reveal the multiple universes of this undeniably artistic figure – visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer – in a retrospective of his work, especially his ready-to-wear and haute couture creations. It will bring together more than 130 outfits, most of them never shown before, created between 1973 and 2001, as well as many unseen archival documents and photos by great artists and photographers.

Includes: 60 minute English tour (Gallery closes at 5:00 p.m.)
Not included: Transportation (20 minute walk from the hotel)

Price: $17.70 (plus HST)
Deadline to book: March 22, 2019

Photo Credit: Alan Strutt, Yasmin Le Bon On Stage at the London Palladium, 1997, Les Chimères collection, haute couture fall / winter 1997–1998, “Mythical beast” long sheath gown with scale-look body, feathers and horsehair embroidered with rhinestones, articulated golden bodice. © Alan Strutt