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Build them wings and teach them how to fly

Our mission

Our mission is simple: help as many animal welfare organizations as possible through different charitable activities.

Once a year we will hold the Art Fair for Animal Welfare event, and throughout the year we will organize ‘’pop-up’’ events in collaboration with different gyms. We also regularly organize contests, raffles and auctions and will soon launch a limited edition of a Les Belles et les Bêtes T-shirts that will be available on our online store. Furthermore, we have created strategic associations with brands that share the same ethic and values as ours to sell their products on our website and divide the profits between our beneficiaries.

100% of the money from our activities is distributed to selected charities (see Beneficiaries section).

In addition, our goal is one day to open a domestic, wildlife and farm sanctuary in Boucherville in collaboration with the Passion Compassion Veterinary Hospital. A haven for injured, disabled, abandoned animals and those nearing the end of life but also a school to educate groups of schoolchildren, First Nation communities, technicians in animal health and anyone with a passion for this field. A state-of-the-art building with a classroom, a treatment room, a nursery and a quarantine as well as spacious enclosures focused on comfort, naturalness and enrichment and activity modules. We will create a community program where sanctuary employees will be physically disabled people and people with autism or intellectual disabilities who will work under the supervision of veterinarians and technicians of the Passion Compassion Veterinary Hospital.

 

If you want to get involved or if you would like to let us know about your charity, do not hesitate to contact us!

About us

The adventure began when Kim and Goran’s ideas crossed path. Being an ambassador of different animal welfare organizations and always looking for new ideas to help them, Kim wanted to create an event. Goran, a very passionate and creative artist suggested an art exhibit, and from there the brainstorming began. How could they make an art exhibit fun & trendy while keeping it artsy & authentic?! Combining both and forming a committee of key players was the answer. It wasn’t too long that friends and family came on board and concocted the perfect evening for you to enjoy.

Following the overwhelming success of the first edition of the Art Fair for Animal Welfare event, which raised a net amount of $36,000, with side activities that have brought in an extra $34,000, Kim & Goran realized that The Beauties and the Beasts was more than an event, it was a movement… a movement bringing together animal lovers and organizations dedicated to saving and rehabilitating them that will make a difference… and that it had to grow.

Now the adventure is just beginning …

Meet our founders Goran Hamsic & Kim Bruneau

Official video The beauties and the Beasts | Event 2019

Our committee

Putting together a strong committee is key for a successful mission. More than just friends and family helping each other, these people are devoted to the cause and tremendous assets in their respective fields. Gathered to create events that will move you and raise awareness, they promise to give you times to remember. 

Kim Bruneau

Founder
Organizer

Alex Uriel Lag

Photographer

Goran Hamsic

Founder
Creative Director

Stasia Paraskevakos
Decoration
Silent Auctions

Céline Vaillancourt

Treasurer

Tyler
Head of
security

Nicola Monaco

Food 
Breverages

Pennypoo
Snuggles
technician

Kesh Dheer

Web
support

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Our next pop up event
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Saturday, June 15, join us for one of the 4 boot camp classes at Studio Epix in Laval (12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm). DJ, refreshments offered by AQUAhydrate, Protein2O, and KOË, energizing vegan and gluten-free bites by Dreamy Energy Bites, Sizzle popcorn offered by Elias Vouloumanos from TD Bank, and post-workout protein drinks by Herbalife.

 

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