August 1: Skills for Managing Stress & Anxiety
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Do you have difficulty coping with stress? Feel you lack a sense of personal control in your life or struggle with setting goals and problem solving? Join this group to learn cognitive behavioural techniques and mindfulness to help you manage stress. Register online through the Student Services Wellness Hub. Both sessions take place in Brown 3001 (3600 McTavish).
August 2: Shabbat in the park
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Join JQueer and Next Dor for a Kabbalat Shabbat, unplugged and outdoors! Meet at Jeanne-Mance park. Kosher wine/challah will be provided. See their Facebook event for details.
August 4: Cathedral at 6 Young Adult bilingual service
6:00 PM: Imagine a beautiful church in the heart of downtown, a historic site, but with inclusive values, contemporary music, bilingual worship, and a close-knit community. That's the Cathedral at 6! Christ Church Cathedral (635 Ste-Catherine St. W.)
August 5: McGill Summer Small Group with McGill Christian Fellowship
6:30-8:30 PM: Calling all grad and undergraduate students! Join us as we study the book of James this summer and learn how to apply it to our day to day lives! Will be a fabulous time - don't miss it. Details in the FB event.
August 8: Summer Grad meetup at Mac
12:00 - 1:30 PM: Get out of the lab, and come connect! Join Mac’s Local Wellness Advisor, Shannon Walsh, for some real talk in a weekly, discussion-style group for grad students. To RSVP, shannon.walsh [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Summer%20Grad%20Group%20sign%20up) (email Shannon). Meetup in the Ceilidh (or outside when weather permits).
August 11: Aboriginal mass and blanket exercise at Gesù
1:00-2:00 pm; 2:30-3:30 pm: A two-part activity within our “Exploring Indigenous Perspectives” summer series.
Come celebrate aboriginal spirituality integrated into the 11am mass during the 29th Montreal First Peoples Festival. In the afternoon, we'll participate in a profoundly moving blanket exercise. All are welcome. RSVP to join us to walk over to the Gesù church (1202 de Bleury).
August 11: Pride mass
4:00 pm: Christ Church Cathedral will be celebrating and honouring the LGBTQ+ community with a dedicated worship service during Montreal Pride week. ALL WELCOME! Refreshments on the Cathedral forecourt following the service.
August 12: Kirtan on Campus
6:00-9:00 pm: MORSL is pleased to host the McGill Sikh Students for the final gathering in our summer series of Kirtan evenings. Come experience a rejuvenating and liberating evening of prayer through congregational singing and music. Open to all, including non-Sikhs, who wish to experience kirtan. Please wear a headcovering during the prayers. Presbyterian College (3495 University), 2nd floor.
August 12: McGill Summer Small Group with McGill Christian Fellowship (see August 5)
August 15: Summer Grad meetup at Mac (see August 8)
August 16: Pride Shabbat
7:45pm: Temple Emanu-El-Beth Shalom welcomes guest speaker Zack Salib during this special Pride week shabbat service. 4100 Sherbrooke St. W. Details in their event page.
August 17: JQueer Family Day & Pride
11:00am-5:00pm: JQueer will be part of the 150 other community groups present during community day at the Pride festival site. Come and meet the board members, grab some rainbow merch and celebrate pride with Montreal students. Details in their event page.
August 18: JQueer Pride picnic
10:00-11:45 AM: Join students in JQueer at Percy Walters Parc (near the corner of Redpath and Dr. Penfield) for a light picnic. Everyone is welcome! Kosher snacks will be provided!
August 18: Cathedral at 6
6:00 PM: Contemporary evening worship service with strong young adult participation, at Christ Church (635 Ste-Catherine W.)
August 21: Family Drop-in
10:30am-12:30pm: MORSL and the McGill Family Care Program invite you to our family drop-in! Come meet other student parents/families and discover resources for inner wellness for yourself and your family. Light refreshments and activities for the kids. RSVP online so we can plan quantities.
August 30-Sept 1: MSA Frosh 2019
Starting at 11 am on Friday, new and returning students are invited to join the Muslim Students' Association for a weekend of fun activities to help you discover Montreal with a warm and welcoming community. Get your tickets on the event website.
WEEKLY EVENTS (recurring)
Friday Prayers Approximate time 1-1:30 pm. The Muslim Students' Association's Facebook page provides details each week regarding Jumu'ah prayers on campus and at nearby mosques. Please visit their page for exact times and special considerations (such as cancellations or change in venue). As locations and times vary week to week, be sure to check regularly.
Friday Shabbat services Approximate time 7 PM. Some Jewish campus groups continue shabbat dinners and services all year round, such as Chabad at McGill, and local synagogues are always ready to welcome students over the summer.