November 2012

The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation Raises Over $200,000 at Its Major Donors Evening

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Hewitt Equipment Limited contributed to the success of the benefit evening by hosting some 170 guests.

Montréal, November 21, 2012 – Over $200,000 was raised at the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation’s latest Major Donors Evening, on November 15. To salute Hewitt Equipment Limited’s 60th anniversary, the benefit evening was held at the company’s Pointe-Claire headquarters, with Mr. James W. (Jim) Hewitt serving as Honorary Chair.

The guests were treated to a tour of the D•tech room (remote equipment monitoring) and had a chance to try out a simulator used to train excavator operators and watch a presentation on the history of this dynamic company that has been part of the rural and urban growth of the entire province of Quebec and of Canada since February 1952.

Every year, in co-operation with a partner, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation organizes a prestigious benefit event, the Major Donors Evening. This key benefit event is reserved for a small group of donors and gives them an opportunity to visit places that are normally off-limits or not yet accessible to others in Montréal.

The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation extends its sincere thanks to the individuals who attended the event and its partners and sponsors who helped make this important event in support of its mission possible. Special thanks go to Mr. James W. (Jim) Hewitt and to Hewitt Equipment Limited for so graciously hosting the major donors.

About the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation
The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation is a charitable organization that supports the operations and growth of the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History. It works to foster a sense of identification among Montrealers with the Museum’s mission and to bring together the resources needed to promote our city’s history and preserve an exceptional historic and archaeological site. The proceeds generated by the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation’s benefit activities go to the Foundation’s endowment fund and receive matching contributions under the Mécénat Placements Culture program of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

About Hewitt Equipment Limited
Hewitt Equipment Limited, founded in 1952, is the authorized Caterpillar dealer for Quebec, the Maritimes and Western Labrador. The company grew rapidly over the years, opening 50 branches, with over 2,700 employees. Hewitt specializes in sales, rentals and maintenance of heavy equipment, power generation systems, vocational trucks, lift trucks and agricultural equipment. The Hewitt Group also includes a division specializing in rentals of compact heavy equipment and small tools.