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Montreal Matters: week 2: Making a home

Making a home

The Montreal Matters ship has been launched; we’re into the second week now. Latecomers should know that the subject of this year’s edition is "home." Look for related coverage on this topic in Hour, on CBC Radio, CBC TV and CBC.ca, with special events hosted by such partners as Concordia University, McGill University and the NFB. Here’s a listing what you can look forward to in the next seven days.

Join Dave Bronstetter on Daybreak (CBC Radio One, 88.5) this Friday, October 10 when Loreen Pindera wraps up her series Bricks and Mortar with a look at "The Death of the Handyman." The home renovation industry is offering more and more services for women as they are tackling the do-it-yourself challenge in record numbers.

Next week, on Tuesday, October 14 on Daybreak, Susan Bell presents Changing Homes, a four-part examination of foster care and the people who keep the system running. You’ll hear about the chronic shortage of foster families and how gays and lesbians are being actively recruited by social service agencies to meet the growing need. You’ll meet an "emergency" foster family and hear what happens to kids in the system when they hit the magic age of 18.

You won’t want to miss part 2 of Urban Tales, airing Wednesday, October 15 at 8:05 p.m. on CBC Radio One. Hear Montreal authors Ian Ferrier, Catherine Kidd and Yvan Bienvenue perform their original short stories dedicated to Montreal and the urban landscape.

Next week the NFB Cinema will be offering two special screenings of docs as part of Montreal Matters: Scent of Mint on October 10, and the much-hailed 645 Wellington on October 14.

McGill wades into the action on October 16 with a public lecture called "Our Home: Haven or Hazard?" by science pundit Dr. Joe Schwarcz at the Otto Maass Chemistry Building.

Those in the spirit of things might also want to head over to the McCord Museum on October 19, from whence will start a Walking Tour of Scottish Montreal.

For more information about Montreal Matters coverage and events, and for a complete calendar of all Montreal Matters activities during the month of October, check out the website at: cbc.ca/montrealmatters

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  • by Pedro Eggers - July 12, 2004, 12:52 pm

    Funny how this article has no by-line, it’s almost as if they didn’t want to connected to it. I’m sorry if that comes off a bit harsh but I think I’ve already made my position on Montreal Matters clear in my last entry. Anyways, on with the flogging…

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    Ok, I’ll give the the devil his due; there are some aspects of Montreal Matters that actually serve a need (Susan Bell’s “Changing Homes”, a four-part examination of foster care and the people who keep the system running and Dr. Joe Schwarcz’s “Our Home: Haven or Hazard?” lecture come to mind) but as for the rest of the items mentioned here they all seem like convenient hooks to get some free publicity.

    McCord Museum’s “Walking Tour of Scottish Montreal” seems nice but I guess that if you’re struggling to make your next mortgage payment or living on the street this quaint offrering by the McCord Museum is just going to seem a teensy bit beside the point in your life.

    Or hey, hearing Montreal authors Ian Ferrier, Catherine Kidd and Yvan Bienvenue perform their original short stories dedicated to Montreal and the urban landscape is just the sort of thing that you want to be tuning into while you’re at a homeless shelter.

    Hey, call me a vindictive and negative bastard if it makes you feel better but someone has to call attention to the flipside logic of Montreal Matters.

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