More than 1,100 people – members of shipping/mar­ine community and transportation industry and their guests – attended the Grunt Club’s 77th annual dinner in Montreal on Dec. 2.

Grunt Club president Michael Kent presided over the event.

Among the highlights of the evening was the presentation of cheques to Mariners’ House of Montreal, the Montreal ­Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Fondation de l’Hôpital Sainte-Justine and the Institut maritime du Québec.

Proceeds from the annual dinner and other social activities throughout the year go toward the financial support of these organizations.