Projects

St. Columban Restoration Project

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(Click on the image above to go to our St. Columban site)

 

 

In 2005, a group of descendants decided to start a fundraising effort to repair an old Irish cemetery in the

Town of St. Columban

– located about 40 miles N/W of Montreal.

 

 

 

After 5 years of efforts, on July 3rd 2010, the group was able to unveil the project

that included inserting broken headstones into three (3) walls.

 

The project is on-going.

 

   

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSC Community Theatre

 

The PSC Community Theatre was started in 2006 and has presented

more than 20 productions

over the last 5 years.

 

It also acts as a fundraiser to provide a

free youth theatre program in our

community of Point St. Charles.

 

 

                                                (Click on image above to go to the PSC Theatre Web Site)

 

Here I am introducing the play, as I do at each performance

 

Monthly Discussion Salon

 

On the 15th of each and every month for more than 20 years, I have hosted an Open Discussion Salon at my home.

 

Over the years, there have been more than 100 participants with a core average group of about 30 people.

 

The group discusses a wide range of issues such as Current Events; Philosophical ideas

 

We find the Art of Conversation, in the age of e-mail technology, to be stimulating especially when the particpants have different but passionate ideas about a given subject.

 

On this site we have a special Forum section dedicated to these types of discussions. You must be a member of my blog to log in.

 

Then by clicking on Home and then on Forums, you will be directed to an area where you can reply to a topic - or post your own topic.

 

 

Point History Society

 

I have been a member of the Conseil d’administration (Board) since 2006 for the Société d histoire de Pointe Saint Charles (Point St. Charles History Society)

 

This group is dedicated to preserving the history of Point St. Charles – one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Montréal.

 

 

(Click on logo above for more information about the PSC History Society)

 

 

                                                             Each year, we also present a

 

                                                        “Joe Beef Market”

 

                                     where we bring live history to the community.

 

 

  Here I am playing the Here       H

                                                                                          

 

                                                    

 

 

 

Here I am playing the part of                                               I am with the local                                    

 

Lord Nelson at the 2009 edition                                         Borough Mayor where we unveiled

 

of the Joe Beef Market                                                        an effort that I spearheaded.to highlight

 

                                                                                               the History of Centre St. in  the Point..

 

 

 

Other Interests

 

 

Some of my other interest include:

 

POLITICS

 

 

Although not a member of any Political party, my opinion is that people should be involved in the process. In the last Montreal municipal election, I was the co-candidate (in the Peter McGill riding) with Louise O’Sullivan in her unsuccessful bid for Mayor of Montreal  

  

 

WRITING

 

Over many years, I have written articles generally for trade or specific publications on various topics including:

General Business

Geneology & History

Security Systems & General Security Topics

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

A graudate of The School of Modern Photography, over the years, I have won a number of awards for my photos

 

GENEALOGY

 

Research of family history & Irish immigration are also of interest

 

DDO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

For 7 years I was a member of the Dollard des Ormeaux Fire Department

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It was great experience with a terrific team of firefighters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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