Monday 12 October 2020

Thursday evening, October 22 : Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee plans Virtual Variety Show

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee (CSLCC) had to cancel its annual benefit concert. In its place will be a virtual variety show and a raffle.

A beautiful suite at the Ritz is one of the grand prizes.
The variety show will be broadcast live on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 pm at It will also be premiered at at the same time. As for the raffle, items up for grabs will be posted at  as of Monday, November 2. They include a Ritz-Carlton Hotel package valued at $1,000, a dinner at Petros Taverna, a nine piece comforter set from Megavente Entrepots, a handmade quilt from Moishe Campbell, items from Ben and Tournesol boutique,   a selection of gift baskets, wine, champagne, jewelry, pet food and a gift certificate from Little Bear in Westmount and Hagen Pet Supplies and much more. Tickets will be $10 each and available for purchase via  etransfer at Anyone who buys two tickets will be entered into the draw for the grand prizes.

Côte Saint-Luc City Councillor Mike Cohen, responsible for Animal Protection, notes that the video presentation will include musical performances from Nick Burgess (and his cat), Alexandra Cohen, String Katz and The Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra. Some local media and their cats make cameo appearances: Charli Paige from Virgin Radio, Dan Spector from Global TV and Dave Kaufman from CJAD.  Internationally acclaimed standup comic Andy Kindler even talks about his love for cats. D’Arcy McGee Liberal MNA and event sponsor David Birnbaum, Côte Saint-Luc Mayor Mitchell Brownstein and Mount Royal Liberal Member of Parliament Anthony Housefather bring words of welcome. Viewers will also learn more about the exceptional raffle from CSL Cats Committee Chair Diane Liebling and Raffle Chair Malka Labow, in conversation with event emcees Cohen and Danielle Belanger of the CSL Public Library.

We make sure cats like this find a home.  

Funds raised will go towards the CSLCC’s Trap, Neuter, Release and Adopt Program. There are many feral cats in the community. The CSLCC’s team of volunteers sets out to trap as many as possible, have them sterilized and then adopted or returned to the spot where they were originally found.  In the latter case, efforts are made to assist the feeders of outdoor cats in the community. The committee has also rescued a number of kittens and found homes for them.   

The event is being dedicated to Donald Adeles, an original member of the committee who passed away recently.

Here is a look at some of the raffle prizes 

The Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee 2020 Raffle

Like most organizations that count on donations to keep going, our Côte Saint-Luc’s Cats Committee  has had to adjust in order to maintain our mission of Trap, Neuter, Release and Adopt. That is why we are announcing this very special and crucial fundraising  raffle, which will take place from November 1 to December 1

Tickets are $10 each. They can be purchased via etransfer at or by calling  514-485-6800 ext. (CATS) 2287. Thanks to our committee of Malka Labow (chair), Randi Kader, Ronnie Roter and Diane Liebling. We also wish to extend appreciation to the administrators of 6700 The Avenue for allowing us to set up a small office of operations.

Grand Prizes (You must purchase at least two tickets to qualify)

A one night stay in a one-bedroom suite and breakfast for two at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Value of $1,000 

(This gift certificate is valid until October 2021, upon availability and may not be extended past this expiry date.  Not applicable during Valentine’s Day, other special occasions, long-holiday weekends & Grand Prix Formula 1 Race.  Reservation must be made in advance; certificate will not be accepted otherwise.  Non-redeemable for cash and non-transferable to another hotel property.  The certificate must be used in one visit. If applicable, a tax receipt can be sent to: Hotel R.C.M. Inc., 1228 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal QC H3G 1H6. The only hotel in Quebec to be granted the CAA/AAA’s prestigious Five Diamond Award, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal has also been named U.S. News & World Report and Travel & Leisure “Best Hotel in Canada.” This historic hotel has been the most elegant address in the city since its opening in 1912 and is conveniently located in the Golden Square Mile, near many high-end boutiques, galleries and museums, as well as the city's best fine-dining and cultural establishments.  The property’s 96 guest rooms and 33 suites feature the latest in high-tech amenities and have been redesigned with the utmost in luxury and comfort in mind. Details from the original 1912 hotel abound to accentuate its seamless mixture of old and new.

A gorgeous handcrafted quilt

Donated by Moishe Campbell

Beautiful painting of a rescue cat. .

Entitled Black Magic

Some of the other prizes

Nine Piece King Size Comforter Set

Donated by CSL Resident Marvin Oppen


Classic Wittnauer Women’s watch

Donated by anonymous.

 Two $50 Gift Certificates for  Petros Taverna Retaurants (Westmount, Laurier, Griffintown, LittleItaly)-

Gift Certicate

Donated by J & R Kosher

Wine and champagne themed baskets 

Cornucopia Baskets,

Spa and beauty baskets 

Family night baskets 

Kosher treat baskets

Annie Young Gift Certificate

$50 gift certificate

Donated by IGA Peter Lipari

Fabulous cat care products- carriers, drinking fountains, toys, litter boxes, etc.

Donated by Hagen Industries

Beautiful gift basket

Donated by Ben and Tournesol

$50 gift certificate and cat toys and supplies

Donated by Little Bear Animalerie 

Three  rustic picture frames

Donated by David Catriel - Offshoot Creations 

Four  fabulous COVID- friendly baskets

Donated by Pharmaprix Cavendish, David Banon and Sarah Ettedgui (Special thanks to manager Ian Campbell)

Wine glasses

Cat-themed jigsaw puzzles

Donated by Jigsaw Jungle, Robert Vineberg 

Our Mission Continues

During these unprecedented times, the committee’s volunteers continue to function in very much the same way: we are trapping;   making shelters; picking up kittens  and social/abandoned cats and finding them homes; giving out literally hundreds of pounds of cat food to people who lost their jobs due to COVID-19, as well as to feeders who take care of large colonies.

While our annual fundraising concert had to cancelled, we are pleased to share with you a link to our Virtual Variety Show.

 We hope to resume our concert, bake sale, garage sale and other events next year.

For more information call 514-485-6806, ext. 2200 or log on to


  1. Thank you, Thank you, to all who have organized this event.

  2. Amazing job done by the committee ! Congratulations. Deserve major support from CSL reisdents.