Persons of the Year 2010 –

November 28, 2010 team rallied again to select, depending on their annual tradition since 2005, the 10 personalities of 2010. The unveiling of the winners will take place on December 1st.
Who are the names of these 10 personalities … (To be continued)

Santa Claus and the distribution of gifts

November 28, 2010

It decided, that Clementina “The Pony” who will go with Father Christmas to distribute gifts on the morning of 25 December!
Santa has fallen in love with Clementina …
Pictures 1 and 2 : santa Claus and Clementina;
Picture 3: Santa Claus and Bernard Bujold
See Photo album Santa

Art Exhibition Gilles Carle and Chloé Ste-Marie

November 24, 2010

Chloe Sainte-Marie is the star with Gilles Carle of a magnificent exhibition: Because it’s him.
Hundreds of photos and drawings by Gilles Carles are exhibited at Bonsecours Market (south entrance). The exhibition will continue until April 1 before going on tour throughout Quebec.
Here are some photos taken during the opening night Tuesday, November 23 along with Chloe, the mayor of Montreal and a hundred guests.
Photo 1: Gilles Carle and Chloe Sainte-Marie (Pierre Dury 2002);
Photo 2, 3 and 4: Chloe Sainte-Marie at the opening (Bernard Bujold)
See pictures of the opening night –

Art Exhibition by artist Winston McQuade

November 19, 2010

The artist Winston McQuade will open this weekend, Saturday November 20th, a new exhibition of his works entitled VIRAGES @ Villeray presented at the Espace Projet Gallery. (Address of gallery: 353 Villeray Street at the corner of Drolet near Tennis Stadium). The exhibition runs until December 3.
Winston McQuade had a distinguished career in television but decided, some ten years ago, to return to its first status as a professional artist of visual arts and reconnect with a passion that inspired him since the time where he attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Quebec.
Winston had several exhibitions to his name and his artistic sytle joined the one of Armand Vaillancourt, Vittorio, and in some respects, the one of Diane Dufresne. Winston McQuade’s paintings are vibrant and very popular with the public.
In its new exhibition, there is a piece he created in tribute to his daughter Penelope McQuade, a popular host on television in Quebec.
Photo 1: Winston McQuade;
Photo 2: Artwork titled Jutaku (home);
Photo 3: Artwork titled Penelope;
Photo 4: Penelope McQuade
View personal website of the artist ;
See story site Rue Frontenac

Book Fair 2010 in Montreal

November 18, 2010

The 33rd Book Fair of Montreal runs from November 17 to 22 at Place Bonaventure.
Several authors stars, and other lesser known, will meet with their readers at book signings. Among them we see the Kathy Reich, Louise Penny, Kim Thuy, Penelope McQuade, Romeo Dallaire, Jean Francois Lepine, Margaret Trudeau, Julien Brault and hundreds of others.
(There are 1 500 authors in total)
The eBook is there and we see the presence of one distributor of books in English …
View photo album

Restaurant Guide in Quebec – Thierry Debeur

November 18, 2010

The Debeur family launched the Guide Debeur 2011 (annual restaurant guide in Quebec).
The mention of the best restaurant in Montreal for the year went to The Beaver Club!
Thierry Debeur is largely responsible for this guide and it is acting as a critic (incognito).
The guide 2011 is the 26th annual edition.
See Photo album (Facebook by Charles Henri Debeur):

Polar bears in Montreal…

November 17, 2010

Officials from the Place Ville Marie in Montreal have decided this year not to invite their usual angels for Christmas but rather a family of polar bears. Indeed several families of big white polar bears… They are very nice and some of them even sing in front of visitors.
A magnificent decor worth seeing.
Photo 1 and 2: Polar Bears of Place Ville Marie in Montreal
See photo report LeStudio1

The end of a Mafioso – Nicolo Rizzuto

November 16, 2010

The Mafioso Nicolo Rizzuto is dead.
Her funeral was comparable to that of a great public figure as hundreds of supporters mingled with hundreds of reporters, photographers and cameramen present at the Italian church of Notre Dame defense on Rue Henri-Julien Montreal in Little Italy. Bernard Bujold was among the journalists present there.
Photo 1 2 and 3: Notre Dame of Defense;
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold
See photo report LeStudio1

The pursuit of Pierre-Karl Peladeau against CBC …

November 13, 2010

Sylvain Lafrance, Vice-President of French Services at CBC had no right to call Pierre-Karl Péladeau (Quebecor) hooligan. But the debate is in front of the wrong court. It is to the federal government to judge whether a vice-chairman of a Crown corporation may treat his colleagues in the industry of thug. It is the MPs that should discuss the good or ill-founded comments by Sylvain Lafrance.
To be continued…
Picture 1: Julie Snyder and Pierre-Karl Péladeau;
Picture 2: Sylvain Lafrance;
Picture 3: House of Commons in Ottawa

An evening at the Artist’s Studio – Stephania Gambaroff

November 13, 2010

A few years ago (in 2005), the creator of the website, Bernard Bujold, discovered a young Russian-born artist who had just landed in Montreal with her two parents also artists.
“I had then said to her that if she were a horse race, I would bet on it!
Stephania Gambaroff today is based in New York and commutes between Montreal and the american city.
Bernard saw Stephania last Friday night (November 12, 2010) at the private studio of her parents on Pine Avenue in Montreal. “Stephania continues to be the Racing Horse that I had known at the time in 2005!”
Link to photo album Facebook (November 2010) ;
Link to interview ( 2005)