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Miss Roula spreads joy at TMR’s Carlyle Elementary School preschool classes
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Miss Roula spreads joy at TMR’s Carlyle Elementary School preschool classes

You don’t have to be an expert or trained professional to be a successful and fulfilled volunteer. Just ask Roula Dafniotis.

Lorraine Guay proudly shows off NDG’s long awaited community space
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New Benny Library offers free 3D printing lessons

What sets it apart from other Montreal libraries is that 40 to 45 per cent of the books and documents are in English, with the remainder in French, reflecting the linguistic mix of western NDG.

Moving house hits close to home for Senior Times publisher
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Moving house hits close to home for Senior Times publisher

When I made the decision to sell my house, I hadn’t realized the impact it would have.

Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover
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Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover

Chad Ronalds is preparing for a Spartan Race in Montreal this summer. You can read each installment in his journey by clicking here. As I prepare for my first Spartan Race event – a five kilometer run with 20 obstacles – I realize that thinking I’m in reasonable shape for […]

Passport photo, 1929: L to R: Bella, 8; Rita, 4; Becky, 10; and their mother Chava.
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Artist Rita Briansky recalls her early years

“We arrived in Canada on October 28, 1929, the day before the stock market crash”

Syrian Family: Raghad Zammar (mother), Hani Khouri (father),
Mary and Zinah (sisters)
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An Imam, a Priest, and a Rabbi, helping Syrian refugees

Once they arrive in Montreal, Syrian refugees have to start from scratch, and setting up a home is their main priority.

Ruth with Kfir, Naomi and Maayan
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Influx of Syrian refugees puts immigrant in mind of her WWII experience

The arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada recalls the experience of the few Jews who made it here from Europe on the eve of World War Two.

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,

Raging Grannies raise voices against Energy East pipeline plan
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Raging Grannies raise voices against Energy East pipeline plan

“We all have an obligation to future generations. Keep the oil in the soil!”

Myra Giberovitch photo by Irwin Block.
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Outreach to refugees: Social worker Myra Giberovitch offers insights

Syrian refugees arriving in Montreal face a myriad of challenges in adapting to their new homes. Though their plight and resultant trauma is not comparable, what is to be learned from the experiences faced by Holocaust survivors who came here in the late 1940s? We put the question to Myra Giberovitch, […]