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What’s Happening in Montreal in March
What's Happening

What’s Happening in Montreal in March

To have your event published in the April edition of The Senior Times, email us by March 22 with What’s Happening in the subject line. editor@theseniortimes.com ART Art exhibit • ongoing: Mixed media by Dianne Brazeau, president of the Dorval Artists’ Association. Dorval Library, 1335 Lakeshore. 514-633-4000. dorvalartistes.org   Group […]

Peru’s Inca Trail: Walking in the footsteps of the Inca
Travel

Peru’s Inca Trail: Walking in the footsteps of the Inca

At 5 am on December 20, 2012, we set out on a journey in Peru on a stone path made more than 500 years ago. It winds through the Andes alpine tundra and cloud forest more than 4,000 metres above sea level, along cliffs and above clouds. It was once […]

Editorial: Better people are the answer to Senate shenanigans
Editorials

Editorial: Better people are the answer to Senate shenanigans

Like thousands of voters, you might have no idea who is in the Senate, how they got there and what they do. But the spate of recent revelations about how certain members of that august chamber appear to have been abusing financial perks has turned the very existence of the […]

Sun Youth’s bike drive had humble beginnings
Columnists

Sun Youth’s bike drive had humble beginnings

Twenty-nine years ago, an anonymous donor know only as Bike Man or Mr. Spokes approached Sun Youth to see how he could help highlight the positive contribution of children to our society, knowing that a lot of good deeds performed by youth everyday go unnoticed. From his childhood in a […]

Theatre preview: Oklahoma at Hudson Village Theatre
Reviews & Previews

Theatre preview: Oklahoma at Hudson Village Theatre

There are a lot of cowboy hats at the Village Theatre. That’s because, after entering the front doors, you’re not in Hudson any more. Welcome to Oklahoma! There are more than a dozen actors on the tiny stage, dancing without knocking into each other (mostly), a testament to Terry Girouard’s […]

Amour, Quartet: Movies featuring over-50s gain foothold in Hollywood
Reviews & Previews

Amour, Quartet: Movies featuring over-50s gain foothold in Hollywood

We exist! At last, the commercial film industry is beginning to realize that we “over-50s”—the middle-age and senior demographic—are worthy subjects of major fictional movies. We are major acting talents, we are not addicted to electronic devices, we like to go to the movies, and we have the money to […]

At Montreal’s Botanical Garden, Butterflies Go Free, Monarch is king
Features

At Montreal’s Botanical Garden, Butterflies Go Free, Monarch is king

The monarch is king at this year’s Butterflies Go Free exhibit, hosted by the Montreal Botanical Garden. The distinctive orange and black pattern of the monarch’s wings and white, black and green stripes of the caterpillar are featured prominently in the décor and living versions abound. Although the monarch stands […]

Housing: Seniors’ quality of life is an evolving project
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Housing: Seniors’ quality of life is an evolving project

FADOQ Montreal has awarded honorary plaques to the first private seniors’ residences that have met the criteria of the new Seniors Housing Quality Program. The plaque is a tribute to their participation and their commitment to the well-being of seniors living in private residences. Residences receiving the plaque included the […]

Angela Davis speaks during Black History Month in Montreal in February 2013. (Photo by Irwin Block)
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Civil-rights activist Angela Davis enchants Montreal audience

The name Angela Davis recalls the heady and sometimes violent 1960s, the American civil-rights struggle and the political and social ferment that swept through much of the world, including Canada. Davis became an iconic figure because of her ties to the Black Panthers and leftist activism. She was charged with […]

When landlords and pet-lovers clash
Columnists

When landlords and pet-lovers clash

There are so many animals available for adoption and any number of people who would like to adopt but cannot because their landlord won’t permit it. We receive phone calls every year from people asking what can be done. They want to know what the Régie du logement will do […]