MOUNT ROYAL MONTH ACTIVITIES, TO COME...
2013-05-13

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Les amis de la montagne Collection. Postcard. Circa 1900.

CONFERENCE "THE BUILT HERITAGE OF MONT-ROYAL PARK"

Partner: Les Belles Soirées de l’Université de Montréal

The Chalet du Mont-Royal, Maison Smith and Beaver Lake Pavilion: these exceptional buildings are each an example of their time. During this conference, you will discover their unique architecture, their different uses over time, the artisans who conceived and redesigned them and the future projects in store for these buildings. Presented in French by Les amis de la montagne.

Location: Pavillon 3200, rue Jean-Brillant, Université de Montréal

Cost: $25; 60 years+: $21; students: $15

Reservations required at Belles Soirées: 514 343-2020


GUIDED WALK "THE BUILT HERITAGE OF MONT-ROYAL PARK"

While familiar to most park visitors, Mont-Royal Park’s service buildings and built landscapes have evolved since the creation of the park in 1876. Les amis de la montagne will introduce participants to the park’s wealth of built heritage and its development over time, while addressing some changes still to come.

Departure: Maison Smith, 1260 Chemin Remembrance, Mont-Royal Park
 
Cost: $10; 60 years+ and students $7.50 (Cash payment only at Maison Smith)

Reservations required: 514 843-8240, ext. 0


STIMULATING PROJECTS IN SUPPORT OF URBAN BIODIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL

Behind the Roger-Gaudry Pavilion, in the shadow of the tower, you will find a tree nursery planted by hundreds of young Montrealers, as well as a variety of urban agriculture and apiculture projects lead by academics. Come and discover these inspiring projects and the passionate people behind them.

The tree nursury project, “Semences d’avenir pour le mont Royal” is the initiative of Les amis de la montagne, the Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain (SOVERDI) and Université de Montréal, in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal, thanks to the financial support of Resolute Forest Products, the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal, Mr. Raymond Bachand, MP for Outremont and Evergreen. The urban agriculture and apiculture projects are organized by P.A.U.S.E.

Meet at 2 p.m., at the Université de Montréal Metro exit

Free

Reservations required: 514 843-8240, ext. 0


Photo: Samuel Montigné. Sulphur Polypore on Mount Royal.

CONFERENCE “URBAN BIODIVERSITY: A VALUE TO APPRECIATE”

Les amis de la montagne will host a variety of organisations to present their urban biodiversity projects during this conference. Come and visit the kiosks and discover Les amis de la montagne’s projects on the subject.

The conference is organised by the Ville de Montréal and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. For information on the May 21 and 22 conference: 514 280-3553 or biodiversiteurbaine2013@ville.montreal.qc.ca
 
At Maison Smith, 1260 Chemin Remembrance, Mont-Royal Park

Free admission

Information: 514 843-8240, ext. 0


Photo: Guillaume Bastien

PHOTO CONTEST "LA MONTAGNE EN IMAGES" - 2013 EDITION

Presented by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and organized by Les amis de la montagne, the purpose of the photo contest is to highlight the beauty of Mount Royal through photography.

The winning photographs will be on exhibit at the Café des Amis at Maison Smith as of October 2013 and showcased on our website.

Categories: Nature; Art and buildings; Light and landscape; A mountain for all and Youth perspective.

Contest deadline: Photos and registration form must be sent by email or mailed to Maison Smith before September 23, 2013.
 
Contest rules and registration form.


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