First, the team of Peter-McGill Community Councill wish you all a very happy Halloween!
Here are the events taking place in the district in the forthcoming weeks:
As we already told you, tomorrow (November 1st) at 7 pm, the Office de consultation publique de Montréal will hold an information session about the planned changes in the regulation concerning the heights and densities of housing projects downtown. This session will be held at the Cathedral Marie-Reine-du-Monde (1110 Mansfield).
Do you know Jarana and Zapateado? Introductory workshops for these two types of Mexican dances will be offered on Saturday afternoons during all November. They will take place at The Yellow Door (located at 3625 Aylmer) and will be given by the visiting artist Violeta Romero. Every workshop will last 1h30 and will be $ 10. You can get more information and register by writing to the following address:firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, November 5th, at 8pm, there will be a free concert organized by Culture Ville-Marie at Shatford Hall (1439 Sainte-Catherine West), this time featuring Dennis Chang Manouche Quartet in a show entitled “In the footsteps of Django Reinhardt ”.
Starting November 9th, the Maison Smith will house a permanent exhibition entitled Le mont Royal : un territoire-exposition. This exhibition will include information about the history of Mount Royal, its biodiversity and conservation issues related to it.
You missed the City of Montreal’s public consultation on the cultural areas? Do not worry, two new dates have been added, November 9th and 16th! There sessions will take place in City Hall, at 7pm. Also, the deadline for the submission of a memoir has been extended to November 21st.
Perhaps you heard about Greater Montreal’s Vital Signs 2011, a report which assesses the “health” of Greater Montreal? The Atwater Library invites Marina Boulos, president of the Foundation of Greater Montreal, to present it on November 10th at 12:30.
The same day, at 7pm, the poets nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award in the category “English-language poetry” will read their poems at the Atwater Library. For sure it will be a beautiful evening!
Want to do a good deed and change your everyday life for a little while? Katimavik is looking for host families for its volunteers, aged 17-21 years, from November 11th to 20th. Katimavik youth come from everywhere across Canada and volunteer Monday through Friday for about two dozen non-profit organizations scattered throughout the city. They all have their Opus card that allows them to get to work. They would share your family life during evenings and two weekends. For more info:email@example.com
November 17th at 12:30, the writer Sheila Heti will present her new book The Chairs Are Where the People Go: How to Live, Work, and Play in the City at the Atwater Library.
Finally, Saturday, November 19th at 8pm there will be a free concert by the folk trioCordâme with percussionist Pierre Tanguay. This concert organized by Culture Ville-Marie will be held at Shatford Hall.
Santropol Roulant is holding a raffle! By buying a ticket (1 for $ 3, 2 for $ 5), you’ll have one chance out of 25 to win a workshop on living foods at Crudessence Academy or a meal at the restaurant of the same name. All of the funds will go to their urban agriculture program.
Finally, the Collective for a Poverty-Free Québec invites you to participate in an action to make Quebec adopt ways to improve the income of welfare recipients and poor workers. They would like that at least 1000 people send to the 124 parliamentarians an email requesting a formal commitment to ensure that a parliamentary committee with broad consultation will be held. The procedure to support this claim is attached to this message.
This concludes this e-mail!
Peter-McGill Community Councill Team