Grand Bal des Vins-Cœurs

The Foundation’s flagship event will be back on September 8th, 2022, at Windsor Station for its 22nd edition where we will celebrate our dedicated community.

September 8, 2022, starting at 6:15 p.m.

Benefit Event

Cost : Various packages available starting at $1,800

Place : Salle des pas perdus at Windsor Station

Good to know : Since its first edition in 2001, the event has raised nearly $32.5 million for the Foundation.

True to its tradition of innovation and ambition, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation invites you to its most prestigious event of the year. On September 8th, the Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs will make its long-awaited return at Windsor Station after two virtual editions.

This event, which marks the start of fall in Montreal, will gather nearly 800 big-hearted guests for a spectacular celebration. We will also be paying tribute to Mr. Jacques Goulet, President of Sun Life Canada and an exceptional philanthropist.

The Grand Bal des Vins-Cœurs is the perfect opportunity to take part in memorable festivities while supporting the Foundation’s mission and cause. By joining us, you’ll be showcasing your dedication to helping cardiovascular medicine advance and your commitment to helping us save more lives.

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For more information, please contact Isabelle Rousseau at or call 514 376-3330, ext. 2217.

Honorary President – Jacques Goulet

As President of Sun Life Canada, Jacques guides the organization in its purpose to help clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. He is a transformational leader committed to developing people, building strong teams, driving business growth and raising the bar on Client outcomes.

In 2018, Jacques received the 50th Anniversary Tribute Medal from the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie for his contribution to Quebec’s international influence during his career. In 2016, he was awarded the Maple Leaf Award of Distinction from the Canadian Association of New York. He was named CEO of the Year in 2021 by Les Affaires business magazine.

Jacques sits on the Board of Directors for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, and the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). He is a Campaign Cabinet Member on The Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH’s) Building Better Tomorrows campaign, which strives to build the world’s leading mental health research centre.

Thanks to Sun Life’s generous contribution, the Montreal Heart Institute’s Diabetes Prevention Clinic has been offering a multidisciplinary diabetes prevention program since 2018, the only one of its kind in Canada.

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Jacques Goulet

Co-Presidents and Ambassadors of the Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs

Thank you to our Co-Presidents:

  • Cherif Habib, CEO and Co-Founder, Dialogue
  • Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital

Thank you to our Ambassadors:

  • Olivier Desmarais, CEO and Chairman, Power Sustainable
  • Daniel Lamarre, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Co-presidents and ambassadors Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs

From left to right: Cherif Habib, Andrée-Lise Méthot, Olivier Desmarais and Daniel Lamarre

A look back at the 2021 virtual event

The 21st edition of the Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs, which took place virtually live from TOHU on September 9th, 2021, raised $1,002,040 for cardiovascular health. More than 450 generous philanthropists took part in the celebrations from the comfort of their home. During this festive event hosted by Julie du Page, we paid a moving tribute to one of our most loyal and generous donors, Mr. Lino A. Saputo. Thank you to the SAQ and Groupe Cirque du Soleil who make our event possible every year.

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