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Pointe Claire Village workshop series will raise funds for the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Pointe Claire Village boutique owners Reem Owais (second from left) and Walid El Masri (far right) will host a workshop series on various artistic and cultural endeavours starting Sept. 9. Individual workshops cost $15. For more information, call 514-630-2081.

A new workshop series being staged by a Pointe Claire Village boutique will have a double mission when it kicks off early next month – proceeds from the series will go to benefit the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.

The 'Creative Hands for A Cause' series will kick off Sept. 9 at the Maison Fusion, an internationally-themed home-décor and home-essentials boutique. The fun, eclectic boutique, run by owners Reem Owais and Walid El Masri, will host twice-monthly workshops on a wide variety of artistic and cultural topics, starting with a workshop on handicrafts. Maison Fusion is located at 328 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe Claire Village.

Workshops will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The workshop series is exactly the kind of third-party fundraiser that helps the Lakeshore General Hospital fulfill its annual mission – and the generosity of its owners is reflective of the larger West Island community, said Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation managing director Heather Holmes.

“We count on the community to help us answer our mandate, which is to help the Lakeshore General Hospital provide the best care possible to West Islanders, who deserve to have access to front-line, state-of-the-art medical care close to home. These types of events are certainly the kinds of events that have a benefit not just to the hospital and the foundation, but also to participants. It’s a win-win,” she said. "We owe (Maison Fusion) owners Reem Owais and Walid El Masri for their generosity and their dedication to our cause," she added.

The organization has not yet set a fundraising goal for the workshop series, but are hoping to make the workshop series an annual event, Holmes added.

Tickets to each individual workshop are $15, and after the Sept. 9 session focusing on Handicrafts, subsequent workshops will tackle Mixed Media & Recycled Art, Décor-Design, Photography, Travel Advice, Health and Wellness, Perfume Selection and Stress Relief-Relaxation. Fore more information or to purchase tickets, call 514-630-2081.

(Source: LGH Foundation)

Organizations: Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, General Hospital, Mixed Media Recycled Art LGH Foundation

Geographic location: Pointe Claire Village, West Island

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