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Mount Royal Cemetery Historical Visit #1: General Tour

Wed, 2015-08-12 10:00
Event coordinator: Charlotte French, charlotte_french [at] hotmail [dot] com
 
This activity, guided by a trained volunteer, is the first of a series. The focus is on famous people who are buried in the 66-hectare Mount Royal Cemetery, founded in 1852. While most participants will be happy to walk, it will be possible to drive from place to place.
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U-864’s Operation Caesar

Wed, 2015-08-12 10:00
Presenter: Kuai-Yu (Paul) Leong
 
February 9, 1945: Beginning of the end for U-864: the 1,800-ton German sub sailed out of Norway to Japan with advanced war materials and Japanese engineers; code breakers at Bletchley Park, England, deciphered German U-boat codes; the British 700-ton sub HMS Venturer was sent to ‘kaput’ U-864...
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A Day at the Museums: will it make you happier?

Wed, 2015-08-05 13:00
Presenter: Mimi Caouette
 
Ten reasons why we should go to museums in 2015! There is no doubt that a primary role of museums is to have a collection and educate the community. But museums are a lot more than collections of artifacts! A Day at the Museums provides a great excuse to spend time with friends.
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Antonin Dvorak: Old World and New World Composer

Wed, 2015-08-05 10:00
Presenter: Sherry Steinberg
 
Dvorak’s composition style is the fullest recreation of a national idiom with that of the symphonic tradition. He spent three years in the United States, including a summer in my home state of Iowa, but was happiest in his native Bohemia.
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What is the Granny Cloud?

Wed, 2015-08-05 10:00
Presenter: Sandra Frisby
 
The presenter will share her experiences as a “granny” in the School in the Cloud, explaining the importance of self-directed learning, her role in it, and the ultimate goal of this new learning method.
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Collage Tales: Mandalas and Drum Journeys

Wed, 2015-07-29 13:00
Presenter: Ilona Martonfi
 
For writers, artists, storytellers and other creative leaders. The format is experiential learning: visual journaling, storytelling, mandala drawing.
 
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Congo’s Conflict Coltan...

Wed, 2015-07-29 13:00
Presenter: Kuai-Yu (Paul) Leong
 
Coltan is a key mineral used in cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices.
 
It is also a source of conflict for Congo (DRC).
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‘Bird Hospital’ Visit and Picnic/Swim

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:30 - 16:00
Event coordinator: Catherine Main-Oster, catherinemainoster [at] gmail [dot] com
 
A guided visit through the famous Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre, which has lovely trails for bird watching. Participants can spend the rest of the day in an idyllic waterfront setting – eat their own picnic, use the onsite BBQ, walk along the Ottawa River, cool off in a privately owned swimming pool.
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Morning Delight with the Classics

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:00
Presenter: Morty Ellis
 
A DVD presentation of the works of Mozart, Schubert and Chopin featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Beaux Arts Trio and Arthur Rubinstein in a program of two piano trios and a piano concerto.
 
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Global Terrorism

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:00
Presenter: Mireille Coulourides
This lecture will focus on latest developments in relation to this multifaceted phenomenon.
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