Articles written by: Kristine Berey

The TRC Bentwood Box, carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, is a symbolic tribute to the strength and resilience of the residential school survivors and their descendants. The box travels with the TRC and is present during all sharing circles, where it serves to gather personal reflections on healing and reconciliation. At the end of the TRC’s mandate, the box will be housed in the National Research Centre.
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Montreal First Peoples Festival features films and music

Though it began as a film festival, mostly screening documentaries at the NFB theatre on St. Denis, the event quickly expanded to including crafts, visual arts, music and dance, as native artists heard of the event and wanted to participate.

Just for Laughs sets itself up to tickle your funny bone
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Just for Laughs sets itself up to tickle your funny bone

More than 90 comedians are sharpening their wits and preparing their funniest punch lines for the 34th Edition of the Just for Laughs Festival, July 13 to August 1.

Montreal from downtown. Photo by Hayley Juhl
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Don’t let the bedbugs bite while garage sale-ing

Even for the person with everything, the prospect of treasure hunting is hard to resist.

Calls mount to free Homa Hoodfar, professor imprisoned in Iran
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Calls mount to free Homa Hoodfar, professor imprisoned in Iran

A major human rights organization is calling upon ordinary citizens to use the power of their pen to help free Homa Hoodfar.

The Bombadils perform in the spirit of James Joyce’s most famous character
at a 2015 Bloomsday concert at Victoria Hall
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Bloomsday: a Joycean celebration

It’s June 16, 1904, and Dubliner Leopold Bloom goes out for breakfast.

Thomas King and Rosanna Deerchild at Blue Metropolis last month. Photo by Kristine Berey.
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Unreserved’s Rosanna Deerchild speaks in many voices

When Deerchild talks to people waiting in line for treaty payments, she brings the listener right into the centre of that reality.

L to R: Violinists Zeyu Victor Li, Marc Bouchkov, Stephen Waarts 2013 Award Winners. Photo: Courtesy of CMIM
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Promising young violinists compete at Concours musical international

The annual music competition is the only one to embrace three disciplines, voice, piano and violin, each presented in turn, once in three years.

Dulcinea Langfelder, a mime who broke the silence
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Dulcinea Langfelder, a mime who broke the silence

Martha Graham, Grand Dame of modern dance, whose influence still resonates, defined dance as communication.

Kristine Berey's nursery school in Budapest, 2959.
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Budapest to Montreal: Scenes from an immigrant childhood

My husband and I share almost identical stories of our childhood: circa 1956, the sounds of war outside, he in Cairo, me in Budapest,

SPCA rescues Sydney, a goose
and Eclipse, a duck, bound for
a sanctuary. Other rescues include
rabbits, turtles and aquatic birds.
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Montreal SPCA to step out for St. Patrick’s parade

Sydney the goose and Eclipse the duck, both now sheltered at the Montreal SPCA, won’t be waddling in this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade.