None of the institutions is more important than the MACM – a standard setter when it comes to constantly looking at where art can and may well take us. It is the MACM which pushes the limits of our imagination and motivates us all to have the courage to break new ground.
David McAusland

The Annual Bal du MAC took place on September 10, 2011, under the leadership of Honorary Chairs Bernard Derome, journalist, and David McAusland, partner at McCarthy Tétrault. One of the Musée’s most popular events, the Bal du MAC dazzled the 450 guests who gathered to launch the fall season in style.

The spectacular artistic design by Dick Walsh, the amazing performance by the Hi-Fi Show Band, the music of the incredible DJ Abeille and the feast laid on by the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth combined to create an unforgettable celebration.

Once again this year, the Bal du MAC had the privilege of being able to count on the remarkable dedication and infectious enthusiasm of Debbie Zakaib, Chair of the organizing committee. Her team was made up of Sophie Clermont, Robert Côté, Eleonore Derome, Chantal Dufresne, Nathalie Goyette, Dominique Lanctôt, Danièle Patenaude, Katerine Rocheleau and Marie-Claude Tellier.

The Fondation du MAC thanks its partners:

GOLD: Financière Banque Nationale Groupe Guy Côté, Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation, McCarthy Tétrault SILVER: Céline Robitaille Lamarre and Jacques Lamarre, Power Corporation,  RioTinto Alcan, Laferièrre & Brixi Diamantaires, SAQ  BRONZE: Arsenal Montréal, Astral, BCF, BMO Groupe financier, NATIONAL Public Relations, Cascades, DeSerres, Ernst & Young, Fasken Martineau, Fédération des caisses Desjardins, Fednav, Financière Sun Life, Watier-Rocheleau  KPMG, Norton Rose OR, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche, Sid Lee, SNC Lavalin, Stikeman Elliott, Telus, Tourisme Montréal, XPND Capital