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THIS WEEKEND’S ACTIVITIES AT MAISON SMITH
Demonstration of traditional sash weaving
Photo France Veuilleux
Did you know that finger weaving dates from prehistory? This technique was elaborated by American Indians and transmitted to French Canadian woodsmen. Les amis de la montagne host traditional craftswoman France Veilleux, who will demonstrate traditional sash weaving this weekend at Maison Smith.
- Saturday, January 19
- From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Free admission, on 1st floor
Exhibition of historical photographs and illustrations
Postcard. Collection Les amis de la montagne
Discover the fascinating history of winter sports on Mount Royal in a series of illustrations and photographs.
- Saturday, January 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, January 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Free admission, in the exhibition room
Every Saturday night until March 9. An illuminating way to discover the mountain! Follow Les amis' guide along the forest trails. Departure from Maison Smith at 6:15 p.m.
- $17, animation, snowshoes and hot chocolate included
- Reservations required: 514 843-8240, ext. 0
Before heading out for a hike or just to take a break, the Café des Amis offers a special snowshoers’ meal-in-a-soup in a cozy atmosphere every Saturday, until 6:30 p.m., until March 9.
COME AND DANCE AT MAISON SMITH, ON JANUARY 26
Traditional Quebecois dance evening – reserve quickly!
Come and dance to the irresistible rhythms of the traditional Quebecois group Danse Cadence. Participants will have access to the cozy Café des Amis throughout the evening, for a meal or a beverage.
- Saturday, January 26, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- $22, including one drink
- Guided snowshoe walk and traditional dance evening package: $35, including one drink
- Reservations required: 514 843-8240, ext.0
Visit our website for complete details on the “150 YEARS AGO, WINTER ON THE MOUNTAIN” series of events.
LES AMIS DE LA MONTAGNE'S PUBLIC FORUM
Photo Emmy Zemmel
Save the date! Les amis de la montagne’s next public forum will be held on the evening of Monday, January 28, on the theme of “The Stewardship of Mount Royal’s Natural Environment.”
Watch for the official invitation for complete details on this forum, open to all members of the community.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COLLÈGE NOTRE-DAME CAMPUS, JANUARY 23
Photo Collège Notre-Dame
The Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) invites citizens to a public consultation on the development project proposed by the Collège Notre-Dame, located on Queen Mary Road. The Collège is located within the Mount Royal Historic and Natural District, now known as the “site patrimonial du Mont-Royal” since the entry into force of the Loi sur le patrimoine culturel.
The project submitted by Collège Notre-Dame defines its wish to upgrade and expand its playing fields and leisure spaces for students. At the same time, the Collège is seeking to repurpose the outdoor space surrounding the main pavilion with a view to improving the landscape quality of the site.
Information session :
- Wednesday, January 23, at 7 p.m.
- Notre-Dame des Neiges Church, room Marie-Reine-des-Neiges
- 5320 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges (Metro Côte-des-Neiges)
The hearing of opinions will be held Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. at the same location. Citizens may express their opinions and make recommendations on this project. Prior registration is required no later than February 14 and may be done by contacting Gilles Vézina at the OCPM at 514 872-8510.
PUBLIC INFORMATION EVENING ON UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL'S OUTREMONT SITE PROJECT, JANUARY 22
Photo Université de Montréal
Citizens are invited to an information evening where Université de Montréal will present an update on the ongoing construction of the institution’s Outremont site since the opening of the yard in spring 2012. The worksite calendar, slated to begin in spring 2013, will be outlined by Université de Montréal and Ville de Montréal representatives, available to discuss different aspects of the project.
- Tuesday, January 22, at 7 p.m.
- Amphithéâtre Ernest-Cormier, Pavillon Roger-Gaudry
- 2900 Édouard-Montpetit boulevard (Metro Université de Montréal)
- Download the campus site plan. Pavillon Roger-Gaudry is building #14