What's the biggest gamble you've ever taken? // The Circuit

Guests of the AIDSbeat 2011 party answer the question: What's the biggest gamble you've ever taken?

By Yvonne Bambrick

On Thursday December 1st, 2011


What: AIDSbeat 2011 — The annual benefit concert for CANFAR; this year’s event had a Vegas theme
Where: Kool Haus, Toronto
When: October 14, 2011
: What’s the biggest gamble you’ve ever taken?

 “Taking a bus trip in Bolivia along what is apparently the most dangerous road in the world.” —Jacob Wilson, Shearman & Sterling LLP

“Quitting my job in Montreal and moving to this city for this guy [Matthew].” —Christine Mainville, Henein and Associates

“Kayaking across the shark-infested Caspian Sea, wearing only the shirt on my back.” —Matthew Gourlay, Henein and Associates


 “Going 240 km/h on the Autobahn — last weekend!” —Monique Rabideau, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

“Leaving a solid banking career 10 years ago to take a year off, relax and decide what was going to motivate me for my next stage of life.” —Brad Allen, Laurel Hill Advisory Group


“Dressing up as a showgirl for AIDSbeat!” —Sue-Anne Fox, Purolator Inc. and AIDSbeat 2011 co-chair

“Changing law firms. it’s not something you can intellectualize; it’s like jumping off a cliff.”
—Patricia Olasker, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, AIDSbeat co-chair


 “Being a lawyer — a gamble that’s turned out beautifully.” —Jake Bullen, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

“A $600 bet, all-in, on a one-time roulette roll.” —Heela Donsky, Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP

“Law school.” —John McGowan, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP