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The Winter Coat Project: The warmest of gestures


Published: 18 Oct 2012

Chaplaincy Services gives away 500+ winter coats to students in need every year

By Neale McDevitt - for the McGill Reporter

Like war and childbirth, a Montreal winter cannot be adequately described with mere words. It is a physical test that defies intellectualization. You have to live it to really understand it. And “live it” might be a little optimistic – “survive it” is probably more apropos.

And that’s speaking from the cold-blooded perspective of a frost-hardened native Montrealer. Imagine the shock to your system that first deep freeze would have if you hailed from more temperate or tropical climes like Mexico, Monaco or Mozambique.         Continue reading...