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A brand new app. the 160 year old Mount Royal Cemetery into the digital age! 2014-01-01 08:00


geoguide.logos engA brand new app. the 160 year old Mount Royal Cemetery into the digital age!

A new free Mobile App designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices is a great way to experience the nature and history of Mount Royal Cemetery, a National Historic Site founded in 1852.

This App offers you a pocket sized tour guide to visit the property at your own pace. Thanks to geolocation (GPS), as you wander in the Cemetery, you will be notified each time you go by one of the 70 points of interest such as famous people’s monuments and rare trees. An interactive map will help you locate the interesting sites while historical information, written and audio, as well as many photographs will appear on your screen.

The application can also be used with non-GPS enabled devices or off-site; you can browse the list of points of interest from any location. The application is completely self-contained and once it is downloaded, no data connection is needed to tour the Cemetery.

This new App entitled “Mount Royal Cemetery Geoguide” is available on the App Store. It is one of the numerous projects of the organization of the Friends of the Mount Royal Cemetery which also offers numerous activities such as guided tours on history, trees and birds.

 

GET THE APP NOW......      qrcode.21326781

Good Grief Workshop for Children and Teens 2014-04-26 09:30


Good Grief Workshop for Children and Teens

Mount Royal Commemorative Services are pleased to offer our Good Grief Workshop for Children and Adolescents who have experienced the death of someone close to them. This free workshop is for children and adolescents 4 – 15 years old. 

Age-specific groups led by a team of trained volunteers will provide a group format to help children understand and express their grief. The workshop will involve structured activities that are designed to give children the opportunity to share their feelings with other grieving children, learn from each other, and honour the memory of the person who died.

On the same day, we also offer a concurrent Parent Discussion Group to give parents/guardians the opportunity to discuss the topic of children’s grief.

This workshop will take place on:

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Selwyn House School
101 Cote St. Antoine (corner Staunton)
Westmount
*Lunch will be provided

To register a child, please call by April. 22, 2014:

514 - 279 -7358

Natalie Segall, MA, OACCPP
Certified loss and grief consultant, facilitator, educator
Coordinator, Good Grief Workshop for Children and Adolescents

www.nataliesegall.com

Guided Tour - Bird watching field trip 2014-05-24 08:30


Guided Tour - Bird Watching Field Trip:

Led by Joël Coutu, specialist in ornithology.
Starting at the Cemetery’s main entrance 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont

An Illustrated Talk - THE WISDOM OF OWLS 2014-05-24 11:00


An Illustrated Talk - The Wisdom of Owls:

Join Joël Coutu in the Mount Royal Funeral Complex for this interesting and informative talk.

Annual Photography Exhibition and sale 2014-05-24 13:00


Annual Photography Exhibition and Sale

In the Mount Royal Funeral Complex

Saturday and Sunday May 24th & 25th from 1 to 4 p.m.

Vernissage: 1 p.m. on Saturday
Awards Ceremony: 4:30 p.m. on Sunday

THE MAGIC OF THE MOMENT

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life and holding it still”
Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer

The Friends of the Mount Royal Cemetery invites you to set your imagination free as you roam the grounds of this magnificent garden cemetery! The creative forces of the universe can be captured in a single image; seize the magic of the moment for all to share before it is gone forever, and reveal the reflections of your journey in this 8th annual photography exhibition and sale!

The Mount Royal Cemetery is one of the oldest rural garden cemeteries in North America and has been an integral part of the Montreal Community since its founding in 1852. The serene landscapes and remnants from the past make it a peaceful place of beauty and reality for visitors, and the abundant flowering shrubs and fruit trees provide a safe haven for small wildlife. The many aspects of the cemetery also provide great inspiration to artists and photographers alike.

If you are looking for a unique venue in which to display your favourite works and those taken in the cemetery, join us and reveal the reflections of your journey in this popular two day exhibition held in the beautiful and unique setting of the Mount Royal Funeral Complex.

A qualified jury will select winners based on criteria of adherence to the theme, composition, originality and technical ability. Prizes will be awarded and works may be selected for publication by the Friends of the Mount Royal Cemetery.

To register and for information please contact
Andrew Sarrasin (514) 279-7358;
aws@mountroyalcem.com

 

Guided Tour - The trees of Mount Royal Cemetery in the Spring 2014-05-24 13:00


Guided Tour - The Cemetery Trees in Spring:

Led by Jerry Bull, experienced tree guide.
Starting at the Cemetery’s main entrance 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont

Spring is the ideal time of year to see the cemetery trees at their different stages of development. The silver maples will already be dropping their fruit, while the fragrant white flowers of the black locust should just be opening, along with the hawthorns and horsechestnuts. As for that Johnny-come-lately, the Kentucky coffee tree, the new leaves should just be out, while last year's burgundy bean pods will still be hanging from the tree's craggy branches.

Bird Watching Field Trip 2014-05-25 08:30


Bird Watching Field Trip

Led by Alain Goulet, graduate of the University of Guelph (B.Sc. Wildlife Biology).
Starting at the Cemetery’s main entrance 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont

This event is held in French

An Illustrated Talk - LES HISTOIRES D'OISEAUX INUSITÉES 2014-05-25 11:00


An Illustrated Talk - LES HISTOIRES D'OISEAUX INUSITÉES

Join Alain Goulet in the Mount Royal Funeral Complex for this interesting and informative talk.

This event is held in French

Guided Tour - LES ARBRES DU CIMETIÈRE MONT-ROYAL AU PRINTEMPS 2014-05-25 13:00


Guided Tour - LES ARBRES DU CIMETIÈRE MONT-ROYAL AU PRINTEMPS

Led by Jerry Bull, experienced tree guide.
Starting at the Cemetery’s main entrance 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont

Spring is the ideal time of year to see the cemetery trees at their different stages of development. The silver maples will already be dropping their fruit, while the fragrant white flowers of the black locust should just be opening, along with the hawthorns and horse-chestnuts. As for that Johnny-come-lately, the Kentucky coffee tree, the new leaves should just be out, while last year's burgundy bean pods will still be hanging from the tree's craggy branches.

This event is held in French

Shakespeare In The Park - Harry The King 2014-07-10 19:30


Open air Theatre - SHAKESPEARE-IN-THE-PARK’S “Harry the King - The Famous Victories of Henry

Please join us as Repercussion Theatre presents yet another magical production of open air theatre on the great lawn at the main entrance of the Mount Royal Cemetery at 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont

The adventurous tale of a rebellious prince who grows up to become one of England’s most revered kings. Adapted from William Shakespeare’s historical plays Henry IV pt. 1, pt. 2 and Henry V, this story follows Prince Henry, who seems to be doing everything a young prince shouldn’t. But when he’s called upon to become king and ‘pay the debt he never promised,’ he rises to the occasion, uniting a country and inspiring a nation.

This is a play about leadership and honour; about fathers and sons; about love and laughter; and about fighting for what you believe in, despite impossible odds.