The Big Thrill


Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

La Toundra
1, circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montréal

The event

Are you up for a night of indulgence?

On October 19, at 6:30 p.m., parc Jean-Drapeau’s Floralies Gardens’ enchanting decor comes to life with a fundraising evening organized by Interligne: “The Big Thrill”!

Relish in the entertainment, the casino games, the dancing, all with a cocktail in hand, …and be prepared for anything to happen. Expect the unexpected, as surprises greet you at every turn!

This festive gathering is a golden opportunity to bring together people who care and who share Interligne’s values. Let’s connect with those who believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive society, determined to supporting people for whom a listening ear can make a world of difference. By attending this event, you will not only have an amazing time, you will also help ensure the development and sustainability of Interligne, the organization dedicated to gender and sexual diversity, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Each ticket includes:

  • Access to the cocktail party
  • Access to all the games and entertainment
  • 5000 fictitious dollars to play at the casino
  • An open bar
  • Appetizers, local products and sweets
  • Thousands of dollars in prizes to be won
  • A receipt for tax purposes valued at $50
  • The chance to make a contribution to a good cause

Joining us by public transport?
A free shuttle service will be offered between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and the Toundra Hall. After the last metro, the shuttle will bring you to the bus service of the Montréal Casino.


Reserve now!


Interligne is honoured to welcome Matthew Halse, Florence Gagnon, Patrice Lavoie, Isabelle Corriveau, Marc-Antoine Coulombe and PL Cloutier to its team of ambassadors for the year 2018. Many thanks to all of them for their contribution to the visibility of Interligne and The Big Thrill.



Matthew Halse
ViiV Healthcare Manager, Community Relations and Communication

Born in Toronto, Matthew is an LGBTQ+ activist who fights for, amongst other issues, the wellbeing of those living with HIV. For him, Interligne is “a line of defence that provides support where it’s desperately needed. It’s a permanent friend: imagine a place where you can always call when you need a helping hand.”

Matthew will join us on October 19 to ensure the sustainability of Interligne’s services to the LGBTQ+ communities, thus always helping more people. “The Big Thrill, beyond raising important funds, is an opportunity to drive a conversation on LGBT mental health and access to care”, he added. Thank you, Matthew!





Florence Gagnon
Founder and president of Lez Spread The Word

Florence is the founder and president of Lez Spread The Word, and the co-creator and executive producer of Féminin/féminin. For her, “Interligne is a most important resource for the LGBTQ + communities” and The Big Thrill is the opportunity to raise funds and support essential initiatives while coming together in a spirit of inclusion. On October 19, Florence will be with us to fight against invisibility and isolation and to support the resources that LGBTQ+ communities need. Thank you, Florence!







Patrice Lavoie
Spokesperson and Corporate Director of Public Affaires at Loto-Québec

Originally from Charlevoix, Patrice is the Spokesperson and Corporate Director of Public Affairs at Loto-Québec. Like many members of the LGBTQ+ communities, Patrice experienced negative emotions when he started to feel that he was gay. Years later, for him, being ambassador for The Big Thrill is his way of supporting the communities, especially those who don’t feel comfortable to be themselves or to live their difference to the fullest. “Get involved with a dynamic organization that offers support to LGBTQ+ communities and helps them feel better, that helps them be the best of themselves? I’m proudly in!”

On October 19, you have the chance to take part in this cause. Patrice urges you. “Interligne is a dependable organization and a pillar of the LGBTQ+ communities. I invite you to take part in a wonderful evening – under the banners of fun and inclusion – for a good cause. A necessary cause that makes a difference in many people’s lives.”




Isabelle Corriveau and Marc-Antoine Coulombe
Owners of the bars Palco and Renard

In the heart of the village you will find Bar Renard, of which Isabelle Corriveau and Marc-Antoine Coulombe are the owners. With entrepreneurship in their bones, they believe in the importance of being involved with Interligne and to do their part to support the LGBTQ+ communities. Marc-Antoine explains that self-acceptance remains a significant challenge for many members of the LGBTQ+ communities, while Isabelle raises “the importance of having positive and inspiring LGBTQ+ role models.”

By joining our team, Marc-Antoine and Isabelle hope to “inspire others to go farther in their personal and professional journey and to help ensure the sustainability of Interligne in order to continue offering help”. On October 19th, they invite you to act on your convictions and join us at The Big Thrill!





PL Cloutier
Youtuber and TV Host

Host and Youtuber PL Cloutier shared his coming out story on his YouTube channel in 2015. Since then, he regularly discusses LGBTQ+-related themes on his channel and has become a model for many young people who have questions about their sexual orientation. For him, it is essential to continue “to educate the new generations that make up Quebec society” in order to improve our understanding of and openness to LGBTQ+ realities.

PL has joined Interligne’s team of ambassadors to contribute to the visibility of our organization, present at all times and for everyone, “even when the situation is urgent and an attentive ear cannot wait”. On October 19, PL Cloutier will be at The Big Thrill with us to enjoy “a good glass of wine” for the cause. Thank you, PL!






A lawyer by training, Émilie Lebel is now the owner of the Café Perko. Since 2013, she has been involved at Pride at Work Canada, first as a member of the Board of Directors and now, as a Programming Assistant for the Quebec region. Familiar with the realities of LGBTQ+ people she finds that “the main challenges of the community are related to the rights of trans people. Current laws are not adapted to the realities of trans and non-binary people and need to be updated,” she adds.
She joined our team of ambassadors to inspire other women to get involved. Morever, for Émilie, “supporting Interligne means supporting people across Quebec who have a real need for support and information.” On October 19, she will join us in funding critical services to LGBTQ+ people, “a statistically at-risk population.” Thank you, Émilie!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the presence of Sophie Paradis as your host of The Big Thrill’s welcome cocktail party. Beginning at 8 p.m., Nicolas Ouellet, Gaël Comtois, Peggy Sue and DJ Montana will take over for a colourful animation of this evening of indulgence and surprises!


Main partner


Prestige partner





Food sponsors

Goods and services sponsors


  • Michel Tremblay

Corporate bundle

Would you like to do more for us?  Show your support!

The corporate bundle includes:

  • 2 tickets for the night (including all above-stated advantages)
  • Your company’s name and logo displayed in the event’s PowerPoint presentation
  • Mention of your company in a Facebook post, our newsletter, and on our website (province-wide reach)


Buy a corporte bundle!

If you can not attend this event, but want to make a donation, please visit our donation page. Thank you!