Mont Royal Month continues!

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The activities of “May 2011: Mont Royal Month” continue!


NOTE: Due to rain in the forecast tomorrow, May 14, the event “Belvédère Éphémère : laboratoire d’idées et chantier de creation” will be postponed to Saturday, May 28.




Guided walk: Ornithological exploration of Mont Royal
Saturday, May 14
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m

The return of springtime is ideal for bird-watching on Mont Royal. More than 180 species frequent the mountain during this time of year. Discover some of these bird species in the company of an ornithologist from Les amis de la montagne and learn more about the importance of this urban ecosystem that serves as a stopover for migratory birds. Bring your binoculars!

Conference: The McTavish Monument: a funerary site and former reservoir rediscovered
Thursday, May 19
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Before a rock on the flank of Mont Royal, a discreet monument commemorates the burial of Simon McTavish in 1804. Nearby, a wide, level surface reminds us of the presence of a former reservoir. Historic and archaeological research undertaken in this area by the Ville de Montréal, with the view to restoring the area, reveals some astonishing secrets. Guests: Gilles Rousseau, archaeologist and geographer, and Gilles Lauzon, research historian.


135th Anniversary of Mont-Royal Park and movie night with the ONF
Tuesday, May 24
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Partner: Office national du film du Canada

To mark the 135th anniversary of Mont-Royal Park, Montrealers are invited to view a series of short documentary films produced by the ONF that were filmed on the mountain over time. Also on the marquee will be excerpts from “Sacrée Montagne”, the interactive web documentary produced by the ONF in 2010 that explores our relationship to the sacred through Mont Royal. Birthday cake will be served on this special anniversary occasion – while quantities last!


25th anniversary campaign: Leadership to move people – and mountains

Thanks to the loyal support of the Montreal community, Les amis de la montagne are celebrating 25 years of leadership and service to the mountain cause, and we’re still going strong!
Founded in 1986 as a citizen-based organization to defend Mount Royal against the reckless construction of a tower at its summit, Les amis de la montagne have accumulated a long list of notable achievements. From governmental legislation to a municipal protection and enhancement plan, Les amis proudly pursue a tradition of engaging the community to make our city a better place to live and work.

Photo: Samuel Montigné

Preserving Mount Royal is an on-going endeavour and the organization is actively reaching out to the younger generation to involve them in the future of their mountain. Les amis’ educational offerings, environmental stewardship program and range of interactive tools are just some of the ways in which we reach thousands of young people every year. Our recent entry into the world of social media is an important step in connecting with our leaders of tomorrow.
Please join us in getting this campaign year off to a great start by completing the secure online form by clicking here and making your 25th anniversary gift today. Your support is valued and appreciated.

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