Since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, killing an estimated 222,570 people, there remains major challenges ahead as the country slowly rebuilds. Two and a half years later, despite billions of dollars in reconstruction aid, the most obvious, pressing need — safe, stable housing for all displaced people remains unmet.

BandMark is proud to support Kanpe, a program integrating actions in nutrition, agriculture, financial autonomy, safe housing, education and health to fight diseases and poverty. Thanks to strategic partnerships with reputable organizations like Partners in Health and Fonkoze the Kanpe program integrates community services, so that all factors contributing to poverty are addressed in tandem and are properly coordinated. In this case the fundraiser will be in support of the ground work taking place in the rural community of Baille Tourrible in Haiti

Kanpe Kanaval comes to us Saturday February 23rd, a unique event organized in collaboration with POP Montréal and the PHI Center. The vibrant carnival ambiance will display authentic carnavalesque masks, original costumes and traditional Haitian delicacies all to the beat of Haitian dance troupes and music. Also a unique art exhibit by famed British photographer Leah Gordon and live music from Montreal afro-beat band Doody & Kami. DJs for the after party include members of Arcade Fire, Win Butler & Richard Reed Parry, Nom de Plume (Radio Radio), The Salivation Army, and DJ ACE. Here are 4 ways for you to participate:

  1. Live the life of a Kanaval VIP – $400 includes an exclusive pre-event “meet and greet” with members of Arcade Fire and special guests (food and drinks included)
  2. Join the main event – $175 includes all events: exhibitions, concert, Creole delicacies and admission to the after party
  3. Dance at the Kanaval after party – $30Dance the night away for a good cause
  4. OR make a donation to Kanpe to support the cause by making a donation

For tickets please visit Pop Montreal