Maison Adhémar-Dion benefit show: “I still remember”, a show full of life

Maison Adhémar-Dion Benefit Show: “J&rsquo ;I still remember», a show full of life


I still remember, the benefit show for Maison Adhémar-Dion, was sold out on Monday evening at the Lionel Theater- Groulx. 100% of ticket sales raised $54,617 for the hospice.

Spokesperson for the organization, Claudette Dion opened the evening with her father's accordion, which gave its name to Maison Adhémar-Dion, on stage. She recounted a few anecdotes with emotion as her father brightened up family evenings with his instrument, under the benevolent gaze of his dear Thérèse.

The dancing duo Alex and Alex, who we discovered in the show Rvolution, presented a tender and moving number on the song J'ai souvenir encore, by Claude Dubois, which gave the title to this very diverse evening .

A resident of Maison Adhémar-Dion wrote a very touching testimony about her end-of-life experience, recited by Guylaine Tremblay. “I'm fine, my Guy is fine, and we're calm in there. I was very lucky to have come here. I wish everyone to be treated like me”, she said in particular.

After accompanying his father, Patrick Bourgeois, in palliative care, Ludovick Bourgeois is sensitive to work and to the reception of this type of establishment. He notably interpreted Seul au combat, one of his father's great successes. The song even ended with the voice of the former BB.

He continued with On your shoulder, another song filled with meaning, since he wrote after the death of the man who gave her life and the desire to do this job.

Beneficial classics

The former Academician Audrey-Louise Beauséjour chose to sing My Way, before being joined by Krystel Mongeau for a powerful duet on Somewhere (There's a Place for Us), by Barbra Streisand.

Krystel then resumed Je ne suis qu'une chanson, by Ginette Reno, an interpretation which notably enabled her to win the final of Star Académie.

Guylaine Tanguay also covered Ginette Reno in his own way by interpreting Un peu plus haut, Jean-Pierre Ferland's classic. She continued with a tribute to another great lady of Quebec song, Celine Dion, with So that you still love me.

With his kindness and empathy, Alain Choquette came to present some tricks of his own. He truly amazed the spectators.

Before she appeared on stage, a video of Jeanick Fournier was broadcast in which she was seen singing If it was enough to lovefor a patient, she who has been a beneficiary attendant for several years, even if she admitted to having less time to go there at the moment. She continued the song on stage, before covering The Show Must Go On, which allowed her to win the final of the show Canada's Got talent, there are a few weeks.

Returning from intermission, Claudette Dion planted herself in front of the closed red curtain to deliver a magnificent interpretation of L'hymne à l'amour, d 'Édith Piaf.

“Thank you for your presence, she launched to the public. You are going to help so much our angels, our nurses and our doctors, who work at home. Thank you for them.”

At the time of our cut-off time, the evening was still far from over. Lise Dion, Laurence Jalbert, René Simard, Mario Pelchat and many others had yet to take the stage.

The next benefit show for Maison Adhémar-Dion will take place on July 14, 2023 with an equally enticing poster . Until then, a silent auction and a golf tournament will take place in August to help the survival of this non-profit organization.