Salle comble à la Gare Windsor pour la 4e édition du BBQ UrbainMC
2017 Urban BBQ
Max Fehlmann, President and CEO, Cancer Research Society;  Martin Thibodeau, Honorary Chairman of the Urban BBQTM and President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank; Nadine Renaud-Tinker, Committee Chair of the Urban BBQTM and Regional Vice President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank; Stéphane Rousseau, spokesperson, Cancer Research Society; Ricardo Larrivée, Guest Chef, Urban BBQTM


The Fourth Annual Urban BBQTM presented by RBC Royal Bank, the most important fundraiser to benefit the Cancer Research Society, broke a record this year. Over $505,000 was raised thanks to the generous participation of nearly 900 attendees at Windsor Station on May 25th, 2017. The sold-out event helped to raise funds for cancer research over a delicious menu concocted by Ricardo Larrivée and prepared by Marc-André Jetté and his catering team.

The Urban BBQTM has become a rendez-vous for members of the Montreal business and cultural community who want to get involved in the fight against cancer. "I am moved and proud to see the mobilization of our community around this important cause that affects so many people. The Urban BBQTM directly benefits the research efforts of our best scientists," said Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cancer Research Society.

In just four years, the Urban BBQTM has raised over 1.5 million dollars, helping to fund a dozen research projects led by the country’s most promising scientists. "The contribution of Canadian researchers is paramount because their hard work advances our understanding of cancer, how it is treated and even how we can prevent it. But they need financial support, and it is through a collective effort like today’s event that we can help and encourage them," indicated Max Fehlmann, President and CEO of the Cancer Research Society.

The Cancer Research Society’s spokesperson Stéphane Rousseau was pleased to act as the event’s emcee: "I'm so proud to be part of such a rallying event! It’s wonderful to know that our involvement today could help contribute to the next great discovery in cancer research!"


See all photos »


Media Inquiries:
Carolyne Lord |

  Download the press release of the 2017 edition

RBC Banque Royale



Bell Canada
Power Corporation du Canada
Cadillac Fairview
PH & N Services-conseils en placements
Holland Automotive Group
SNC Lavalin

Alre Properties
Vêtements Peerless Clothing
Groupe Desgagnés
Groupe Deschênes
Le Groupe Maurice
Les Aliments UNI Food Inc.

JCB Entrepreneurs Généraux

Cogir Immobilier
Groupe Geloso Group
Gowling WLG
L'Oréal Canada
Le Mount Stephen Hotel 
McKesson Canada
Osler, Hoskins & Harcourt
Spiegel Sohmer


Hector Larivée
Air Canada


Urban BBQ 2016


An appetite for research surpassing all expectations!
Presented by RBC Royal Bank, this event held at Windsor Station raised $425,000 to fund innovative cancer research projects in Canada.
Urban BBQ 2015


$405,000 raised for cancer research
Thanks to our many corporate partners, donors and volunteers, the event gathered over 700 guests from the Montreal business community and helped raise $405,000 for cancer research.
Urban BBQ 2014


The first edition of the Urban BBQ presented by RBC Royal Bank
This fundraising luncheon was hosted by comedian and actor Stéphane Rousseau, spokesperson for the Society. A BBQ style meal, specially selected by chef Louis-François Marcotte, was enjoyed by all guests. This unique event raised over $230,000.


For any questions about the Urban BBQTM,
contact Patricia Soulard
Development Advisor, Events
Cancer Research Society
514-861-9227, ext. 228