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Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Titanic Exhibition

A fellow Breaky Reader is going to check out the Titanic Exhibition at the Eaton Center. If you have visited this exhibit, please let us know!

Montreal Museums

Montreal Museum of Archeology in Old Montreal
350 Place Royale, Old Montreal

RedPath Museum
Note: Closed until January 5th
Paleontology, Zoology, Minerology, Ethnology
859 Sherbrooke Street West

Just for Laughs Museum

History of Quebec Comedy, International Exhibitions, Shows, and Cultural Events
2111 St Laurent

Montreal Science Center

Science & technology Center
333 de la Commune Street West

Chateau Ramezay

History Museum focused on Montreal & Quebec
280 Notre Dame East

Contemporary Art Museum
Contemporary International, Canadian & Quebec Contemporary Art
185 Saint-Catherine West

McCord Museum of Canadian History
Social History & Material Culture of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada
690 Sherbrooke Street West

Canadian Center for Architecture
International Research Center & Museum
1920 Rue Baile

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Paintings, Sculptures, Works on Paper, Prints & Drawings, Photographs, Decorative Art Objects
Locations; 1380 Sherbrooke Street West, 1378 Sherbrooke Street Pavilion, 1339 Sherbrooke West

Gelerie Leonard and Bina Ellen
Canadian & International Contemporary Art
1400 De Maisonneuve West

Chateau Dufresne

Architecture and Antique furnishings
4040 Sherbrooke East

Ecomusee Du Fier Monde
Photographs, Documents, and Artifacts
2050 Rue Amherst

Musee de la Ville de Lachine

Ethnological and Contemporary Artifacts
1 Chemin du Musee, Lachine

Maison St-Gabriel
Historical documents, furniture, paintings, sculptures, clothing with a focus on Quebec’s culture
2146 Place de Dublin

Montreal Holocaust Memorial Center
Exhibition Hall and Interactive Museum that tells the story of Holocaust Survivors
5151 Chemin de la Cote Ste Catherine

Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec
Religious, Cultural, Social, and Popular History of Quebecois people
615 Avenue Ste-Croix

Musee des Hospitalieres de l’Hotel-Dieu de Montreal
History of Medicine in Quebec
201 Avenue des Pins West

Lieu Historique national du Canada de Sir-George-Etienne-Cartier
Restored Home of one of Canada’s Founding Fathers
458 Rue Notre Dame East

Lieu Historique National du Canada Commerce-de-la-Fourrure-a-Lachine
Discover the Fur Trade of the 19th Century
1255 Boulevard Saint-Joseph

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Year's Eve

It always seems as though the Montreal New Years Eve scene caters almost exclusively to bar-hopping young party animals. What about those of you who may want to have a nice evening out, but are not necessarily interested in the bar scene? Here are a few restaurants in Montreal with NY Eve menus. I have chosen these options since they have a fireplace and cozy atmosphere.

Le Saint-Gabriel
French Cuisine
New Year's Menu

Plein Sud
French Cuisine
New Year's Menu

Primo Amore
Italian/Mediterranean Cuisine
New Year's Menu

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Volunteering during the Holiday Season

Here are some Volunteering opportunities throughout the holiday season in Montreal:

Operation Nez Rouge: Volunteer to drive during the holiday season.

Ski Volunteers for the Blind

LakeShore General: Gift wrapping proceeds go to buy medical equipment.

The MUHC: Various Programs

Quebec Breakfast Mornings: Serving breakfasts to kids in various schools.
Contact: Nathalie D’Anjou
Tel: (514) 668-7275

Moisson Montreal: Various Programs
Contact: Raphaele Bertrand
Tel: (514)344-4494

Welcome Hall Mission: Various Programs
Contact: Tania Togias
Tel: (514)937-9317

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens: Various Programs
Contact: Pierre-Marie Colin
Tel: (514)849-8681 ext. 255

Additional Opportunities to give back to our community

If you would like further information about any of these programs, or various other options in Montreal, please let me know.

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Montreal Vernissage

Before the 20th of December, check out a Vernissage of Montreal artists at the Galerie Luz at 372, Ste-Catherine Ouest, Suite 418, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1A2
Time; 12:00-17:00 Wednesdays – Saturdays
Tel; 514-908-2880
Artists; Anita Mathisen, Beatrice Morf, Marilyn Rubenstein, Nancy Samberg, Stuart Kinmond, and Barbara Rehus.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

December 30th in Montreal

I have family coming to visit from Sweden for the holidays and they had one unscheduled day to explore Montreal, so I have created an exciting day for them, and want to share it with you and your visitors so that you can get out there and have some fun too!

10:00-12:00 Simply Montreal
This exhibition hosts over 800 artifacts including a variety of First Nations objects, a selection of photographs by the renowned Canadian photographer William Notman, and other Montreal relics to discover – a wealth of insight for visitors getting acquainted with Montreal.

2:00 – 4:00 The Nutcracker
This is an annual favorite put on by Les Grand Ballets Canadiens danced to the rhythms of Tchaikovsky.

4:30-6:30 Old Montreal’s Extravaganza
Old Montreal is the perfect destination to submerge yourselves into winter and the Christmas spirit!

7:00 PM The Geoff Lapp Trio
The Geoff Lapp Trio’ has been a cornerstone of the Montreal jazz scene since 1999.

Have a great time out there!