May 2012: Mount Royal Month : is drawing to a close
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SPOTLIGHT ON THE HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHEOLOGY OF THE MOUNTAIN
Photo : Hôpital Royal-Victoria par Zalgon (Flickr)
In these last weeks of May, Les amis de la montagne and their institutional partners are featuring activities that focus on the history, architecture and archeology of the mountain.
You won’t want to miss three free guided activities presented by subject matter experts.
And note to all photographers – the time is now to capture images of the mountain’s springtime flora and abundance of birds. Don’t forget to enter the photography contest, “La montagne en images”.
GUIDED WALK: HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL
Partner: McGill University Health Centre
Photo : Ville de Montréal
Les amis de la montagne’s public forum takes to the streets to explore the site of the Royal Victoria Hospital. Presented by Bruce Allan, MOAQ, MOAA, FIRAC, Associé principal, Le Groupe Arcop, participants will discover the history of the hospital and the heritage to be found on this site. Presented in French.
Photo : Samuel Montigné
Joanne Burgess, history professor and director of the Institut du patrimoine at UQAM presents an exploration of the Rue Peel and its inhabitants around 1880, in a time where the Square Mile was the most prestigious bourgeois neighbourhood in Canada. The conference will be followed by a guided walk by Les amis de la montagne to observe the evolution of the city through its changing landscape, viewed from the Kondiaronk lookout. Presented in French.
Presented by Valérie Janssen and Theresa Gabos, Master’s students in archeology at the Université de Montréal. This lecture plunges you into the heart of the mountain’s history as you discover Mont Royal’s role in the life of Montrealers through its ancient landscapes from De Maisonneuve’s planting of the cross to the 20th Century.
To showcase the rich and varied heritage of Mont Royal through photography, Les amis de la montagne announce the launch of their 3nd annual photo contest, “La montagne en images”, presented by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. The contest themes this year are: animals of Mont Royal; landscapes and viewpoints; water in all its forms; together on the mountain; works of art and buildings; and the youth viewpoint, a new category open to those 18 years and under, choice of theme. The winning photographs will be on exhibit at Maison Smith as of October 2012 and showcased on Les amis de la montagne’s website. Click here for contest rules and registration.