Category : John Symon

WW II veteran stays young by selling poppies

Money collected supports local hospitals   by John Symon   As Remembrance Day (November 11) approaches, a spry elderly man sells poppies in Cote Saint Luc Mall to remind shoppers of the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers. Jack Budovitch, now 90, is a veteran ...

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Remembrance Day ceremonies around Montreal

Different dates for different locales   by John Symon   Across the Montreal area, parades, bagpipes, elderly veterans in uniform, and silent vigils are signaling Remembrance Day (French: Jour du Souvenir), which falls this year on Monday, November 11. But many local organizers of ...

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Giving used bicycles a new life

NDG Bike Collection Drive Oct. 20   by John Symon   Cyclo Nord-Sud (CNS) is appealing to Montrealers to donate used bicycles at its annual NDG bike collection drive on Sunday, October 20. The charitable group has sent some 45,000 used bicycles from Canada ...

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