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***Montreal Pearl Jam Preparty & Fundraiser 9/7***

demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
edited September 2011 in The Porch
The Wishlist Foundation cordially invites you to join your fellow Pearl Jam fans for a Preparty & Fundraiser prior to the Pearl Jam concert @ the Bell Centre. Come down, have fun, meet fellow fans and support! :)

Donations for raffle and auctions are being accepted.

DATE:
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TIME:
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

LOCATION:
McKibbins Irish Pub
Bishop St.
1426 Bishop St.
Tel: 514-288-1580
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http://www.mckibbinsirishpub.com/index.php

BENEFICIARY:
Suicide Action Montreal - http://suicideactionmontreal.org/index.php?page=home

ORGANIZER:
FitPearl , demetrios

VOLUNTEERS:

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Wishlist Fundraiser Gift w/Donation Items:
T-shirts, stickers, ticket albums, etc

Raffle Ticket Donations:
3 tickets for $5
8 tickets for $10

***If you have official t-shirts, posters, stickers or any other cool PJ related stuff you'd like to donate, please send a PM with what the item(s) is/are and bring it with you to the preparty. There we will collect your name & info so we can provide you with a receipt.

:)
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 14,941
    I'll be there!
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    "...I changed by not changing at all..."
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
    Anyone want to get leads on organizing the event?

    The preparty last '05 was held @ http://www.grumpysbar.ca/ . I've never been there before. Was it very good? If so wanna have it there again?
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
    Here's a map to the place. http://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=1242+B ... ra=ls&z=16

    Walking is pretty close.
  • ZidaneZidane OttawaPosts: 362
    I suggest "Les Trois Brasseurs" on Ste-Catherine street. It's a 5 minute walk to the Bell Centre and we could probably have the 2nd floor to ourselves. Just saying:
    http://les3brasseurs.ca/eng/ste_catherine.php
    You're not what you own - Ian MacKaye, Fugazi

    98 - Montreal
    00 - Montreal
    03 - Toronto, Montreal
    04 - Boston (Show #1)
    05 - Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto
    06 - Toronto (Show #1)
    09 - Toronto, Philly (Show #3-4)
    10 - Cleveland
    11 - Montreal, Toronto (x2), Ottawa
    13 - London (ON), Philly (x2)
    16 - QC - Ottawa

  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
    Zidane wrote:
    I suggest "Les Trois Brasseurs" on Ste-Catherine street. It's a 5 minute walk to the Bell Centre and we could probably have the 2nd floor to ourselves. Just saying:
    http://les3brasseurs.ca/eng/ste_catherine.php

    I'm a little worried when I hear 2nd floor preparties cause the last one I did we were maxed out of space on the 2nd floor that we had so many people stuck downstairs & outside where friends had to yell out raffle numbers through the emergency windows for them to hear.
  • ZidaneZidane OttawaPosts: 362
    demetrios wrote:
    Zidane wrote:
    I suggest "Les Trois Brasseurs" on Ste-Catherine street. It's a 5 minute walk to the Bell Centre and we could probably have the 2nd floor to ourselves. Just saying:
    http://les3brasseurs.ca/eng/ste_catherine.php

    I'm a little worried when I hear 2nd floor preparties cause the last one I did we were maxed out of space on the 2nd floor that we had so many people stuck downstairs & outside where friends had to yell out raffle numbers through the emergency windows for them to hear.

    I'll look into it and see how many people can fit on the 2nd floor. I'll get back to you this week.
    You're not what you own - Ian MacKaye, Fugazi

    98 - Montreal
    00 - Montreal
    03 - Toronto, Montreal
    04 - Boston (Show #1)
    05 - Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto
    06 - Toronto (Show #1)
    09 - Toronto, Philly (Show #3-4)
    10 - Cleveland
    11 - Montreal, Toronto (x2), Ottawa
    13 - London (ON), Philly (x2)
    16 - QC - Ottawa

  • I am coming to the show from New Jersey. I have never attended one of these events/fundraisers.

    I would love to meet up with fans before the show, and I'm happy to help in any way I can......
  • I think a fellow 10clubber knows the owner of Hurley's on Crescent. I've left him a message to see if he can arrange something. This place would likely be the best spot (similar to Grumpy's), being a few minutes walk from the Bell Centre and having a nice terrasse. I'll let you know as soon as I hear back from my friend.

    Montreal 98, 00, 03, 05, 11
    Toronto 03, 06, 11
    Ottawa 05, 11
    Quebec 05; Saratoga 00; Boston 04; Toledo 04
    Albany 06; Honolulu 06; Hartford 08
    Costa Rica 11
    London (Ont.), Hartford 13
    Quebec, Fenway 1 + 2 16; London 18
    EV Montreal (2), Berkeley II, Albany, Boston, London (UK)

  • FitPearlFitPearl Posts: 744
    owner of the grumpy's is a PJ fan...............

    someone, please set something! :D
    "Pearl Jam are not just a band, they are a choice, and if you make that choice, you become one of the few lucky people on this planet to have your life enriched by the greatest gift that music ever gave" -- substitute

    To 10c; "Your PJ tshirt should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady." - bionicamy

    Pearl Jam is the Boxer. We're just happy to be the bag -- Aaron Cunningham,Fanviews '98
  • FitPearlFitPearl Posts: 744
    Zidane wrote:
    demetrios wrote:
    Zidane wrote:
    I suggest "Les Trois Brasseurs" on Ste-Catherine street. It's a 5 minute walk to the Bell Centre and we could probably have the 2nd floor to ourselves. Just saying:
    http://les3brasseurs.ca/eng/ste_catherine.php

    I'm a little worried when I hear 2nd floor preparties cause the last one I did we were maxed out of space on the 2nd floor that we had so many people stuck downstairs & outside where friends had to yell out raffle numbers through the emergency windows for them to hear.

    I'll look into it and see how many people can fit on the 2nd floor. I'll get back to you this week.
    and the music won't be that good...

    if we choose a smaller pub, it's easier to set something with the owner. ;)
    "Pearl Jam are not just a band, they are a choice, and if you make that choice, you become one of the few lucky people on this planet to have your life enriched by the greatest gift that music ever gave" -- substitute

    To 10c; "Your PJ tshirt should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady." - bionicamy

    Pearl Jam is the Boxer. We're just happy to be the bag -- Aaron Cunningham,Fanviews '98
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
    FitPearl wrote:
    owner of the grumpy's is a PJ fan...............

    someone, please set something! :D

    Sent them an email yesterday. Hopefully get a reply back soon.

    Thanks guy's for your help. :D

    For the beneficiary, I was thinking "Head & Hands" . www.headandhands.ca
  • JeanwahJeanwah Posts: 6,363
    I'll try to be there! :D
  • FitPearlFitPearl Posts: 744
    demetrios wrote:
    FitPearl wrote:
    owner of the grumpy's is a PJ fan...............

    someone, please set something! :D

    Sent them an email yesterday. Hopefully get a reply back soon.

    Thanks guy's for your help. :D

    For the beneficiary, I was thinking "Head & Hands" . http://www.headandhands.ca
    that's cool, keep us in touch for the Grumpys.

    For Head & Hands, seems a very good programm/project!! Though I'm from Montreal, never heard of them...
    "Pearl Jam are not just a band, they are a choice, and if you make that choice, you become one of the few lucky people on this planet to have your life enriched by the greatest gift that music ever gave" -- substitute

    To 10c; "Your PJ tshirt should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady." - bionicamy

    Pearl Jam is the Boxer. We're just happy to be the bag -- Aaron Cunningham,Fanviews '98
  • I've also left a message at Grumpy. If they don't answer before Thursday I'll visit them in person to see what can be done (and try a few beers to make sure they're good enough for all of us).

    I've worked recently with a charity called "Fondation Blue Bridge pour l'enfance" ("Blue Bridge Foundation for Children"). The charity was created this year so no website yet, but they will be sending next week (August 14 to August 19) a dozen poor kids to a summer camp (Camp Le Saisonnier near Quebec City). These kids never left the island of Montreal and were chosen by a local institute which works with over 13,000 kids on a yearly basis (http://www.centrejeunessedemontreal.qc.ca/, and http://www.batshaw.qc.ca/en/node for English speaking families) .

    Montreal 98, 00, 03, 05, 11
    Toronto 03, 06, 11
    Ottawa 05, 11
    Quebec 05; Saratoga 00; Boston 04; Toledo 04
    Albany 06; Honolulu 06; Hartford 08
    Costa Rica 11
    London (Ont.), Hartford 13
    Quebec, Fenway 1 + 2 16; London 18
    EV Montreal (2), Berkeley II, Albany, Boston, London (UK)

  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
    I've also left a message at Grumpy. If they don't answer before Thursday I'll visit them in person to see what can be done (and try a few beers to make sure they're good enough for all of us).

    I've worked recently with a charity called "Fondation Blue Bridge pour l'enfance" ("Blue Bridge Foundation for Children"). The charity was created this year so no website yet, but they will be sending next week (August 14 to August 19) a dozen poor kids to a summer camp (Camp Le Saisonnier near Quebec City). These kids never left the island of Montreal and were chosen by a local institute which works with over 13,000 kids on a yearly basis (http://www.centrejeunessedemontreal.qc.ca/, and http://www.batshaw.qc.ca/en/node for English speaking families) .

    Thanks! Will forward the information to Laura. :)
  • FitPearlFitPearl Posts: 744
    Demetrios and falling down, did you get an answer from gumpy's owner??
    "Pearl Jam are not just a band, they are a choice, and if you make that choice, you become one of the few lucky people on this planet to have your life enriched by the greatest gift that music ever gave" -- substitute

    To 10c; "Your PJ tshirt should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady." - bionicamy

    Pearl Jam is the Boxer. We're just happy to be the bag -- Aaron Cunningham,Fanviews '98
  • FitPearl wrote:
    Demetrios and falling down, did you get an answer from gumpy's owner??


    Nothing yet. I presume they don't look at e-mails much. I'm in meetings all day today and then off until Tuesday, so I'll go see them then to confirm what needs to be done.

    Montreal 98, 00, 03, 05, 11
    Toronto 03, 06, 11
    Ottawa 05, 11
    Quebec 05; Saratoga 00; Boston 04; Toledo 04
    Albany 06; Honolulu 06; Hartford 08
    Costa Rica 11
    London (Ont.), Hartford 13
    Quebec, Fenway 1 + 2 16; London 18
    EV Montreal (2), Berkeley II, Albany, Boston, London (UK)

  • guacamolejoeguacamolejoe Posts: 2,387
    Hoping you guys find something :mrgreen: . I'll be there celebrating my birthday with a PJ show :mrgreen: ! My wife is also making plans for some bike ride (if it's not raining :o ), a garden visit :roll: , & maybe a trip to the museum :shock: in just 3 days. There better be some place to party .............................. :lol:
    So, What you Giving ?........ (Thanks Speedy, Alesek, & Arq+friends)
    What You Giving

    I suggest you step out on your Porch.
    Run away my son. See it all. Oh, See the World!
  • Hoping you guys find something :mrgreen: . I'll be there celebrating my birthday with a PJ show :mrgreen: ! My wife is also making plans for some bike ride (if it's not raining :o ), a garden visit :roll: , & maybe a trip to the museum :shock: in just 3 days. There better be some place to party .............................. :lol:

    Let me know if you need info on bike rides and other visits to museum. Don't worry about partying, the only question is where, not if.

    Montreal 98, 00, 03, 05, 11
    Toronto 03, 06, 11
    Ottawa 05, 11
    Quebec 05; Saratoga 00; Boston 04; Toledo 04
    Albany 06; Honolulu 06; Hartford 08
    Costa Rica 11
    London (Ont.), Hartford 13
    Quebec, Fenway 1 + 2 16; London 18
    EV Montreal (2), Berkeley II, Albany, Boston, London (UK)

  • HI, I am not from the area, we're travelling from NJ.

    But, I checked out Googlemaps and found an Irish pub, good reviews and only a 6 min. walk to the Bell Centre..
    Here's the website: http://www.hurleysirishpub.com

    Perhaps this could be an option for the pre-party? ;)
  • guacamolejoeguacamolejoe Posts: 2,387
    Hoping you guys find something :mrgreen: . I'll be there celebrating my birthday with a PJ show :mrgreen: ! My wife is also making plans for some bike ride (if it's not raining :o ), a garden visit :roll: , & maybe a trip to the museum :shock: in just 3 days. There better be some place to party .............................. :lol:

    Let me know if you need info on bike rides and other visits to museum. Don't worry about partying, the only question is where, not if.

    You'll here from us soon, thanks for offering your help 8-) .
    So, What you Giving ?........ (Thanks Speedy, Alesek, & Arq+friends)
    What You Giving

    I suggest you step out on your Porch.
    Run away my son. See it all. Oh, See the World!
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
    FitPearl wrote:
    Demetrios and falling down, did you get an answer from gumpy's owner??

    No reply back yet. :(
  • FitPearlFitPearl Posts: 744
    HI, I am not from the area, we're travelling from NJ.

    But, I checked out Googlemaps and found an Irish pub, good reviews and only a 6 min. walk to the Bell Centre..
    Here's the website: http://www.hurleysirishpub.com

    Perhaps this could be an option for the pre-party? ;)
    I'm from Montreal and yes, this is a great place! But, because there is live band everynight, it could be difficult if we want to listen some PJ all along! :lol:

    There is http://www.mckibbinsirishpub.com/index.php , which is very cool also!

    Live band every weeks, and everytime I go there, I hear at least one PJ song! ;)
    "Pearl Jam are not just a band, they are a choice, and if you make that choice, you become one of the few lucky people on this planet to have your life enriched by the greatest gift that music ever gave" -- substitute

    To 10c; "Your PJ tshirt should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady." - bionicamy

    Pearl Jam is the Boxer. We're just happy to be the bag -- Aaron Cunningham,Fanviews '98
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
    FitPearl wrote:
    HI, I am not from the area, we're travelling from NJ.

    But, I checked out Googlemaps and found an Irish pub, good reviews and only a 6 min. walk to the Bell Centre..
    Here's the website: http://www.hurleysirishpub.com

    Perhaps this could be an option for the pre-party? ;)
    I'm from Montreal and yes, this is a great place! But, because there is live band everynight, it could be difficult if we want to listen some PJ all along! :lol:

    There is http://www.mckibbinsirishpub.com/index.php , which is very cool also!

    Live band every weeks, and everytime I go there, I hear at least one PJ song! ;)

    FitPearl, which would you recommend? I'm looking for something close. Still haven't heard back yet from Gumpy's so I might give up on them? It's less then a month away. Would like to get everything booked sooner then waiting the last few day's.
  • FitPearlFitPearl Posts: 744
    demetrios wrote:
    FitPearl wrote:
    HI, I am not from the area, we're travelling from NJ.

    But, I checked out Googlemaps and found an Irish pub, good reviews and only a 6 min. walk to the Bell Centre..
    Here's the website: http://www.hurleysirishpub.com

    Perhaps this could be an option for the pre-party? ;)
    I'm from Montreal and yes, this is a great place! But, because there is live band everynight, it could be difficult if we want to listen some PJ all along! :lol:

    There is http://www.mckibbinsirishpub.com/index.php , which is very cool also!

    Live band every weeks, and everytime I go there, I hear at least one PJ song! ;)

    FitPearl, which would you recommend? I'm looking for something close. Still haven't heard back yet from Gumpy's so I might give up on them? It's less then a month away. Would like to get everything booked sooner then waiting the last few day's.
    I went a few times at the McKibbins, but just once at Hurley, I cant even remember how it is inside(big enough?!).

    McKibbins has 2 floors, but Hurley seems a bit bigger.

    Regardless that I think both are pretty similar!

    I say, give it a try for both, see if owners contact you, and compare the options?!

    for distance, both are 5-10 min by walk from Bell Center.
    "Pearl Jam are not just a band, they are a choice, and if you make that choice, you become one of the few lucky people on this planet to have your life enriched by the greatest gift that music ever gave" -- substitute

    To 10c; "Your PJ tshirt should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady." - bionicamy

    Pearl Jam is the Boxer. We're just happy to be the bag -- Aaron Cunningham,Fanviews '98
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
    Still looking for a pub/bar/joint etc.. to do the preparty.

    Our beneficiary we're hoping to help out is Head And Hands:

    http://www.headandhands.ca/
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
    Having no luck reserving an official place to host the preparty. :(

    Also add the Wishlist Foundation goodies that are shipped out from the USA to Montreal, Canada won't make it up here. Shipping costs are too expensive. We are trying to find a few friends who could help us out. If you are going to Alpine Valley then traveling up to Montreal by car then traveling down to the Toronto Pearl Jam show's would be somebody we would be looking for . If you are interested in helping us please give us a shout.

    Thanks! :)
  • JeanwahJeanwah Posts: 6,363
    demetrios wrote:
    Having no luck reserving an official place to host the preparty. :(

    Also add the Wishlist Foundation goodies that are shipped out from the USA to Montreal, Canada won't make it up here. Shipping costs are too expensive. We are trying to find a few friends who could help us out. If you are going to Alpine Valley then traveling up to Montreal by car then traveling down to the Toronto Pearl Jam show's would be somebody we would be looking for . If you are interested in helping us please give us a shout.

    Thanks! :)

    None of those places called back, D?
  • JeanwahJeanwah Posts: 6,363
    If we can't get a fundraiser organized with such limited time, and the merchandise and everything that goes with it, should we at least plan for a meet up at a local bar?
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,570
    Jeanwah wrote:
    None of those places called back, D?

    Nothing yet. :(
    Jeanwah wrote:
    If we can't get a fundraiser organized with such limited time, and the merchandise and everything that goes with it, should we at least plan for a meet up at a local bar?

    For sure. :)
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