Mother, grandmother and traditional chief of the Kahnawake Bear Clan, Kawisente, speaks to Lakeshore about her Kanienkeha nation’s conception of the three levels of creation and, in particular, the rabbit dance story. She will also share the rabbit dance song with us and take questions after her talk.
Shaheen is an active and engaged member of the Muslim community and the wider Montreal community. She is a member of the Montreal Raging Grannies, and can often be seen on Brunswick Avenue in Pointe-Claire with others demonstrating to Save Fairview Forest. Shaheen is a member of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, serving on its Board of Directors.
Please note this special evening time to join us for our annual Christmas Eve service. This year back in the Sanctuary. We will hear our Lakeshore Community Choir, share memorable stories for all ages, and we will sing our favourite Christmas carols.
Please come out in person to be together and to enjoy “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”
At this service, we hope to have many attend in person as we plan to fill the sanctuary with the joyous carols and songs of the season. Some of our members have agreed to share their memories, and reflections of Christmas – past and present. Please join us.
Jeannie Jane of Saturviit, a non-profit organization created 15 years ago to represent the voice of Inuit women from Nunavik at all levels of government. Jeannie will speak on the successes and concerns of Inuit women.
We will also recognize the 31st anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre and light candles in memory of those who lost their lives as well as for missing and murdered women across Canada.
JoAnne Fishburn, producer, and Julianna Peter-Paul, Mi’kmaq podcaster, present INDIGENOUS 150+, a film and conversation series dedicated to putting Indigenous voices centre stage, which led to a podcast and leadership training initiative for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.
As Thursday November 11th is Remembrance Day, our Sunday service will be centred around the remembrance of all those who fought and died in the service of their country and to the world, to keep us free.
It will also be an opportunity to meet our new neighbours in this building represented by Major K. A. Mansour who is the commanding officer of squadron 686 of the cadets. He will speak of the goals of young cadets: leadership, active citizenship & fitness.
In many cultures, November 1st is a day to honour those who have died before us. Susan Czarnocki and several other members of Lakeshore will reflect on our treasured memories and on the ongoing influence of some of the members of Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation who have gone before us, but will never be forgotten.
Serge Bouchard, Québec’s celebrated anthropologist and broadcaster, keen observer of the human heart in many places, passed away suddenly at the young age of 73. I wish in this service to tell a bit of his story, which represents the very best of what our Québec society offers in terms of values and care.
It’s a new ‘church year’ – but the ‘same old pandemic’ is still hanging around. So we dedicate this, our opening service, to gathering our strength and renewing our will to meet this continuing challenge with steadfastness and equilibrium.