The second WeDoSomething Mtl funraiser was held at the fabulous Restaurant Orange Rouge. The Canadian government had agreed to bring 25k Syrian refugees to Canada, and had pledged to match any money raised for the Canadian Red Cross. The president, Conrad Sauvé, came from Ottawa to share his knowledge with us and answered questions.
Restaurant Orange Rouge, whose chef’s parents were once asylum seekers, and Patrick Dumont, one of the owners, were the first to say yes to our crazy idea of opening up their restaurant on what would have been their night off. The entire staff worked for free, and they restaurant donated every cent of their profit to our cause. People are good.
We filled the place and ran out of chairs, and together we raised $6066.31, which was matched by the Canadian government, for a total of $12,126.62! Thank you Ali Inay for the incredible photos!