Here at Sun Youth: Valentine’s Day love to help pay for heat

Sun Youth fundraiser at Robin des Bois restaurant in Montreal.

For a second consecutive year, Sun Youth invited supporters to a heart-warming evening for Valentine’s Day. The event was again held at Robin des Bois, a not-for-profit restaurant staffed almost exclusively by volunteers. All profits earned by the restaurant, as well as from the sale of merchandise, are redistributed to local charities including Sun Youth.

Over 80 people attended the Sun Youth Valentine’s Day fundraiser February 12. In addition to friends and family, guests included Montreal Police Director Marc Parent; Anie Samson, borough Mayor of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension and Vice-President of the Executive Committee; National Assembly Speaker Jacques Chagnon; and representatives from Sun Youth partners: Solertia, the Red Cross, l’Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal, and the Montreal Chest Institute. Dominican-born singer-songwriter Rafael warmed up the evening with his Latin rhythms.

Profits from the event went to Sun Youth’s Heating Assistance Program, offering financial aid during this winter’s exceptionally cold temperatures. For info on this program, visit

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