Activities this week: Monday September 25 to Sunday October 1

RAVELRY ‒ THE KNITTING AND CROCHETING WEBSITE with Geneviève Lussier

Learn how to use this free website for knitters and crocheters.

Registration required.

Free.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8 p.m. – in English with bilingual question period.

inLINKEDIN with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

Learn how to create your profile and manage this professional social network.

Registration required.

Free.

Thursdays, September 28

Central : 1 to 3 p.m. – in English

November 16, 2017.

Central : 1 to 3 p.m. – in English.

club cinema - Copie

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A United Kingdom

Directed by Amma Asante

Wednesday, September 27

1:30 p.m. (in English-111 min)

An inspiring true story of the forbidden love between the king of Botswana and a white English woman in the 1940s. When they decided to marry just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. But their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.

SPECIAL EVENT

“CHECK OUT” A LIVE BOOK

In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, we have gathered together a unique collection of « human books » so that you can enjoy a one-on-one conversation. Hear their stories, ask questions, and learn how a diverse set of experiences has contributed to our country’s rich heritage.

Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Central:  1:30 to 3:30 p.m- Bilingual

Reservations required: 514-630-1218 ext 1624

Reservation starts September 5, 2017.

Here are the 8 books available:

DESMOND MORTON

Desmond Morton, Order of Canada, is a historian and author of over thirty-five books on Canada, including the popular A Short History of Canada. He was the first Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and has a special interest in the history of the Canadian military. English.

CLIFFORD LINCOLN

Clifford Lincoln, FCII, FIIC, FCIArb, is a retired Canadian politician who served as a Quebec cabinet minister prior to serving in the Canadian House of Commons. Born in Mauritius, he immigrated to Canada in 1958. Having also worked as a businessman, environmental consultant, and insurance executive, he continues to contribute to local projects which improve the lives of citizens. Bilingual.

ALANIS OBOMSAWIN

Alanis Obomsawin, Order of Canada, a member of the Abenaki Nation, is one of Canada’s most distinguished filmmakers. For over four decades, she has directed documentaries at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) that chronicle the lives and concerns of First Nations people and explore issues that affect us all. Bilingual.

DAN BRISEBOIS

Part-owner of the Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm, Dan Brisebois has a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering from McGill University. He is also the former President of Canadian Organic Growers, a USC Canada Board Member, and a member of the Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers Network’s Steering Committee. He is committed to producing the highest-quality organic products in the most sustainable way possible to feed our local community and enrich the landscape. Bilingual.

NATHALIE PURCHIO

Nathalie Purchio is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. She is eager to introduce epicureans to the delights of Canadian wine. Emerging from obscurity, Canadian wineries are now winning awards in competitions at home and abroad for Chardonnays, Rieslings and the noble red varieties. They are testimony to the quality of the raw material grown in the vineyard and the techniques employed to turn them into fine wine. Bilingual.

NESHAT TEHRANI

Ms. Tehrani immigrated to Canada with her husband through the skilled worker program in 2004. Holding a M.Sc. in environmental management from Iran, she and her husband, a mechanical engineer, started a renovation and construction company together. Mother of two children born in Canada, she will share the triumphs and challenges of building a life in a new country. Bilingual.

ALAN DEAN

Alan Dean came to Canada as an orphan after the Second World War. He became a commercial pilot working in the Far East. He speaks several languages including Malaysian, Indonesian and Cantonese. After suffering an embolism in the 1990s, he became totally blind. Continuing his dedication to the local community, he organized and launched the West Island Diabetes Association, the Low Vision Self-Help group, and entertains the residences at the Wellesley Retirement Residence with his piano playing. English.

ALAN HUSTAK

Alan Hustak is an author and journalist. He has written the hugely popular book Montreal: Then and Now. It describes Montreal’s development from a fur trading outpost on the banks of the St. Lawrence River to its present incarnation as the business and cultural center of Canada. Discover the people and stories that make us proud to be Montrealers in this 375th anniversary year during Canada’s sesquicentennial year. English.

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