Heart & Soul Fundraiser at St. George Church + Montreal, QC


It's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" - St. George Church in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is pleased to report that several members of the parish and beyond teamed up to stage a first-time fundraising evening that would bring the community together, raise funds for the Church and have everyone "Dancing in the Streets."

Close to 250 fun-loving guests attended Heart & Soul – A Motown Tribute on February 1st at the elegant Le Crystal Reception Hall and were treated to a fabulous night of social mixing, sit-down dinner, dancing, and a scrumptious late night buffet featuring Montreal's famous smoked meat and poutine. Musical entertainment by the electrifying R&B/Soul band The Freddie James Project keep everyone on the dance floor well into the late hours. Popular Montreal radio morningman Andrew Carter graciously emceed the evening.

The dedicated and creative team behind the initiative included Carla Tabah Akkaoui, Terry Diab Peterfy, Gary Tabah, Jessica Auger, Jason Bolais and Nadia Lawand all under the spiritual and team-building leadership of St. George's Economos Antony Gabriel.

Guests were thrilled to participate in an exciting raffle that included luxurious and unique prizes including a dinner for eight prepared and served in your home by one of the city's top celebrity chefs.

Economos Antony Gabriel (second from left) celebrates the success of the evening with event organizers (left to right) Terry Diab Peterfy, Carla Tabah Akkaoui, Gary Tabah and Jason BolanisEconomos Antony Gabriel (second from left) celebrates the success of the evening with event organizers (left to right) Terry Diab Peterfy, Carla Tabah Akkaoui, Gary Tabah and Jason Bolanis Chairperson Carla Tabah Akkaoui (standing far right) with members of St. George ChurchChairperson Carla Tabah Akkaoui (standing far right) with members of St. George Church

With the incredible support of the Antiochian Orthodox community, ticket sales, raffle earnings and the generosity of major sponsors, St. George's Heart & Soul netted $30,000 in funds, surpassing expectations and setting the stage for an exciting annual event.

Terry Diab Peterfy
Montreal, Canada