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Sold Out Chocolate Fundraiser Hoped to Exceed $95K

June 10, 2011 8:25 AM | News

La Soirée chocolatée hoped to raise at least $95,000 for the St-Boniface Hospital Foundation on Thursday. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Larry McIntosh of Peak of the Market and his wife, along with city councillor Dan Vandal at La Soirée chocolatée. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

About 200 people attended Thursday night’s La Soirée chocolatée fundraiser in support of the St-Boniface Hospital Foundation.

Guests indulged on a selection of chocolate desserts, hors d’oeuvres, fine wines and premium martinis, while having the opportunity to bid on a selection of auction prizes.

One of the prizes include a trip for two to the Windy City to meet Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews.

Last year, $95,000 was raised for patient care and medical research. Organizers hoped to exceed that amount this year. The final amount raised wasn’t immediately available.

UPDATE: June 15, 2011 — $90,000 was raised during the annual event.