Good food, good entertainment, and for a good cause!

That’s what students at École secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury (ESCRH) are promising in fundraiser they are organizing for the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation.

On March 2, well-known Franco-Ontarian singer Manon Séguin, who grew up in L’Orignal and attended ESCRH, along with pianist and singer Christian Marc Gendron will present the show Piano Man Experience in Hawkesbury.

Piano Man Experience was also a 2016 album recorded by Gendron with Séguin as a guest.

The evening will also include a three-course meal prepared by ESCRH students under the supervision of Frédéric St-Aubin, a graduate of ESCRH and now the chef at restaurant Moleskine on Avenue du parc in Montréal.

The gymnasium at the school will be transformed into a dining room and theatre for the event.

The evening is being organized by students in the leadership course at ESCRH, led by their teacher Liza Sutherland.

According to Pierre-Luc Byham, the executive director of the hospital foundation, the funds raised from the event will go towards a new CT scan machine, and a new MRI unit for the hospital.

The only way to enjoy this evening of food and entertainment for a community cause is to buy a ticket.  VIP tickets cost $75 and include the dinner and show.  Tickets for only the show cost $50.  VIP tickets are limited, so organizers suggest buying one quickly.

Businesses can also be sponsors and reserve blocks of tickets. Gold-level sponsors can purchase 10 VIP tickets for $2,500, silver-level sponsors can purchase four VIP tickets for $1,000, and bronze sponsors can purchase two VIP tickets for $500. All sponsors will receive recognition with their company logo at the March 2 event. The deadline to become a sponsor is November 30.

To purchase tickets, contact Liza Sutherland at 613-632-7055, or visit the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation website.