Three members of our Digital Literacy/ Storytelling group were among the participants in the two-part Zoom writing workshop “Breathing into Creativity” hosted by the Atwater Library on the consecutive Thursdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Organized and facilitated by Elise Moser in conjunction with AWE (the Atwater Writers Exhibition project), and offered free through the generous support of the Canadian Cultural Action Fund of Canadian Heritage, the two workshops were led by poet, artist, and educator har leen, coordinator of the South Asian Youth (SAY) collective of the South Asian Women’s Community Centre (SAWCC).
Susan Bronson – An architect and historian specializing in heritage conservation and urban history. An on-line article about her refers to her writing about “the link between conservation and environmental, social and economic sustainability.” (more…)
Robert N. Wilkins – Social historian, former high school history teacher, Gazette columnist, author of recent book: Montreal 1909 – a study of Montreal life as told through the archives of the now long defunct Montreal Star newspaper.
Frances Whelan-Chartrand – aged 93. Real estate agent, flight attendant (Sabena – based out of NYC), PR, Adminstration Assistant Military HQ, synchronized swimmer (1940s). Lived on Tupper (her boyfriend used to call it “Upper Tupper”), swam in aquatic shows at (more…)
Andrea Klein – Chemist turned Interior Designer, Westmount resident, born Cartierville, of French mother and Belgian father. Grew up in a multi-lingual household, although her mother was a unilingual francophone. Second husband grew up in Westmount on Murray Hill. Retrained as as an accountant at 50.
Terry McGimpsey – grew up on Selby Street (now disappeared) in Westmount, now lives on Hillside, residential housing complex built by Westmount to house those evicted from Selby Street when the AR 720 was being built in the 1960s.(more…)