November things to do and see in Montreal
Things to do and see in Montreal – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is preparing to go around the world for the 18th edition of its annual ball, which will take place on November 17 in the Opal Ballroom of the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. Get ready for a rather global evening to benefit the Lakeshore General Hospital, with plenty of adventures from around the world, including a cocktail reception, champagne, an open bar, a sumptuous five-course meal, a DJ providing live music and so much more. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/LGHF-LakeshoreBall.
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The Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants (CJHSD) is a grassroots organization dedicated towards giving a voice for its members, who are Canadian Holocaust survivors. The organization has recently announced the formation of a new second generation organization, under its auspices, called Montreal Voices of Holocaust Descendants.
The group will hold its inaugural public event on October 28, 7 p.m., at the Congregation Dorshei Emet Reconstructionist Synagogue, located at 18 Cleve Road in Hampstead. The keynote speaker for the evening will be Dr. Eva Fogelman, a New York-based psychologist, psychotherapist and author who is a pioneer in the treatment on how the Holocaust psychologically affects survivors and descendants of survivors. Tickets for the event are $25 and includes light refreshments following the lecture. To register, call 514-734-1607, or email CJHSD@cija.ca.
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Lovers and collectors of classic toys from the baby boomer era and beyond will not want to miss this year’s Montreal ToyCon, which takes place on November 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, located at 7000 Place Robert-Joncas, in Ville St. Laurent. The Montreal ToyCon will be the ideal place to add more items to your toy collection, as comic book and toy dealers will be present to sell everything from DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, Funko Pop and so much more. There will also be appearances by the Lego Club and several Cosplay clubs. Admission to the Montreal Toy Con is free.
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The McGill Library is presenting the following two upcoming events for the general public.
On October 28, the library presents “Treasures for our Children: Jewish Foodways for the 21st Century” from 3 to 5 p.m. at Victoria Hall, located at 4626 Sherbrooke Street West. Featured at the event are award-winning authors Joan Nathan, Lara Rabinovitch, and Susan Schwartz. Admission is free; to RSVP, go to https://www.mcgill.ca/library/rsvp-event-treasures-our-children-jewish-foodways.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, the McGill Library will present a lecture with historian/author Alexander Reford called “Montreal at the Front: Personalities of the Great War” on November 7, 5:30 p.m., in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of the McLennan Library Building, located at 3459 McTavish. Mr. Redford will speak about how the First World War made an impact on Montreal and Montrealers, as seen from the point of view of 10 characters who are featured in the exhibition “War Flowers”. Admission is free; to RSVP, go to https://www.mcgill.ca/library/rsvp-montreal-front-personalities-great-war.