Celebrate in Style at the Sugar Ball: A Night of Elegance, History, and Generosity!

The anticipation is palpable as Montreal’s historic downtown landmark, Le 9e, “a jewel of Montreal’s architectural and cultural heritage.” reopens its doors after a quarter-century hiatus to host the illustrious McCord Museum’s Grand Bal and Sugar Ball.

Yesterday was held the McCord Museum’s GRAND BALL and tonight, May 3rd, the SUGAR BALL destined for young professionals.

Both evenings promise to deliver an exquisite fusion of art, culture, and philanthropy inviting all attendees to indulge in an unforgettable celebration on the 9th floor of the iconic Eaton Centre.

At the last Grand Ball 2023, nearly half a million dollars were raised by the annual Ball and the Sugar Ball. This sum allows the McCord Stewart Museum to continue its mission of protecting and transmitting their cultural heritage through its exhibitions and innovative educational, civic, and cultural programs.

Designer Mael Smail Akdim and journalist Geneviève Borne  at the GRAND BAL DU MUSÉE McCORD STEWART 2024 held last night at @le9montreal @museemccordstewart

The Sugar Ball, ( to be held tonight Friday May 3rd) is an annual affair hosted by the Young McCord Philanthropist Committee, that has garnered a reputation as the premier event of the season, and this year’s edition is poised to exceed all expectations!

Inspired by upcoming photography and fashion exhibitions at the Museum, guests can anticipate a night that tantalizes the senses and satisfies even the most discerning sweet tooth.

NORMAN PARKINSON – Always in style ( Running until Sept 2nd)

One of the hallmarks of the Sugar Ball is its unwavering commitment to charitable causes. Proceeds from this glamorous soirée will be directed towards supporting the educational and cultural programs of over 10,000 school-aged children and youths, ensuring access to enriching experiences that nurture creativity and curiosity.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, May 3, 2024
  • Location: Le 9e, 1500 Robert-Bourassa Blvd, 9th floor, Montreal, QC, H3A 3S7
  • Transportation: Public transit, cab, or carpooling recommended. The McGill metro station is conveniently located nearby.
  • Access: Elevators are available for ease of access, and a dedicated drop-off area is provided for paratransit.
  • Dress Code: Black tie and cocktail dress.


What to Expect:

  • DJs spinning infectious beats
  • Open bar featuring a signature cocktail sponsored by the Distillerie de Montréal
  • Buffets overflowing with delectable sweet treats
  • Surprises galore throughout the evening

As a testament to its commitment to sustainability, the Sugar Ball actively supports local entrepreneurs and endeavors to minimize its environmental footprint. From procurement to execution, every aspect of the event is meticulously planned to align with the Museum’s sustainable development policy.

The Museum is proud to present the members of the Young McCord Philanthropist Committee for the year 2024! Serving as co-presidents of this committee are Zoé Faust-Trahan, M.Sc., and Jiad Ghoussoub.

The Sugar Ball 2024 Committee extends its heartfelt gratitude to the individuals and organizations whose dedication and support have made this event possible.

Special thanks to the Co-Presidents of the Young McCord Philanthropist Committee, Jiad Ghoussoub and Zoé Trahan of Sun Life, and to all committee members for their invaluable contributions.

Join us for a night of opulence and benevolence at the Sugar Ball 2024. Your attendance isn’t just an evening of revelry; it’s a meaningful contribution to the enrichment of young minds and the preservation of cultural heritage.

For ticket purchases and more information, visit SugarBall2024.com.

About the McCord Museum:

The McCord Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study, and appreciation of Montreal’s history, culture, and communities. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives, the Museum strives to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vibrant tapestry of Montreal’s past, present, and future.

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