Thursday 18 April 2013

Tampa Bay Lightning players like burgers, poutine and chocolate milk

It appears as if downtown Burger Bar Crescent  has become the "Home-For-Away Teams," for both  the NHL and the CFL. Spotted there yesterday were Tampa Bay Lightning  players #91-Steve Stamkos, #26-Martin St-Louis, #2-Eric Brewer, #16-Teddy Purcell, #42-Dana Tyrell and #75-Radko Gudas who walked in unannounced ordering burgers and poutines. 
Steven Stamkos
"They love poutine which is not available in their local markets," owner Morrie Baker says. "They stay away from liquor preferring sodas and chocolate milk which we run out to buy from the local depanneur as a favor since we don't normally sell it. 

Wednesday 17 April 2013

A Coderre- Applebaum coalition for Montreal?

Denis Coderre
Federal Liberal Member of Parliament Denis Coderre is expected to announce his candidacy for mayor of Montreal within the next two weeks or so.

What will happen with interim Mayor Michael Applebaum? On the record he was quite clear from the start. This was a temporary post until the next election, when he would then seek re-election as head of the Côte des Neiges/N.D.G. borough.  However, as most will agree, Applebaum has done an impressive job. His French language skills are up to speed and quite acceptable to the French media. Most people I meet privately wish he`d seek the big job in November. Councillor Marvin Rotrand has  begun steps to launch a new party, but there is no leader being mentioned. is that spot being reserved for Applebaum?

Michael Applebaum
Sources tell me that if for some reason Coderre does not throw his hat in the ring, waiting instead for Justin Trudeau to become prime minister in two years, then Applebaum will run for mayor. The other story being floated is a Coderre-Applebaum coalition. In order to address some of the concerns cited during the Charbonneau Commission, Coderre would run as an independent with the backing of Applebaum and an impressive lineup of independent candidates. With Louise Harel and Richard Bergeron considered lightweight mayoral candidates, the charismatic Coderre and Applebaum would cruise to victory.

Monday 15 April 2013

Amazing discovery leads to redefinition of this woman’s roots!

After finding a mysterious suitcase in her mother’s basement, Dr. Andrée Lotey discovered that her late father had been Jewish and was rescued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes.  This story was featured in the Montreal Gazette, and she is currently writing a true-life detective story about her discoveries.  She has worked as a journalist for Radio-Canada, and has written many articles.

Dr, Andrée Lotey

Dr. Lotey teaches French literature and language at the University of Montreal and Concordia University.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal, in association with the Jewish Public Library, is featuring Dr. Lotey as their speaker on Monday, April 22, 2013, at 7:30 pm. 

The title of her presentation will be

“The Survivors of the Green Suitcase".

This meeting will take place at the

Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carré Cummings.

Everyone is welcome to attend.