lundi 20 novembre 2017

URBAN CHRISTMAS TREE - 2017


URBAN CHRISTMAS TREE - 2017 
The urban Christmas tree is mounted in Old Montreal and is ready to welcome Santa Claus, reindeer and of course his friends the elves ... The only missing one is the snow! 
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dimanche 19 novembre 2017

MONTREAL FRENCH BOOK FAIR 2017 - THE AUTHORS


MONTREAL FRENCH BOOK FAIR  2017 - THE AUTHORS-
By Bernard Bujold-
The 2017 Montreal French Book Fair held at Place Bonaventure from Wednesday, November 15 until Monday, November 20 brought together over 1800 authors present on site.
Passionate about writing and often discoveries for the general public.
Here are some photos of authors that I know and appreciate.
A very personal choice ... especially since there were almost 2000 officially registered!
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A FRIDAY NIGHT WITH KATHY REICHS ...


A FRIDAY NIGHT WITH KATHY REICHS ... 
BY BERNARD BUJOLD -
An evening with Kathy Reichs at the Montreal Book Fair is always an evening of fun and friendship. At every edition of the French Montreal Book Fair, Kathy is the most popular author and the line up to greet her and ask for a signature is the longest of all. It must however be explained that Kathy is of a unique kindness and that her character Bones is a big star! 
Personally, even though I loved all the books of Kathy and her character Bones, I prefer the one she just wrote in English: TWO NIGHTS and her new character SUNNIE ... 
For fans, Kathy Reichs will still be at the 2017 Montreal Book Fair on Saturday afternoon. 
SEE PHOTOS FRIDAY NIGHT WITH KATHY REICHS ( NOVEMBER 17, 2017)

jeudi 16 novembre 2017

VALÉRIE PLANTE - OFFICIAL SWEARING-IN


VALÉRIE PLANTE - MAYOR OF MONTREAL -
By Bernard Bujold - 
Valérie Plants is officially the Mayor of Montreal following her swearing-in on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The 2017 election campaign was dominated and won by Valérie Plante against outgoing mayor Denis Coderre and if the challenge was high for Valérie Plante, it was also achievable! As she says, "I never lost a race ..." The new mayor is the first woman to occupy Montreal City Hall. Have a good mandate Valérie Plante! 
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HOLT RENFREW OGILVY STORE - MONTREAL


HOLT RENFREW OGILVY STORE - MONTREAL - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
The new building where Ogilvy will be co-located with Holt Renfrew on Ste Catherine Street in Montreal will only open in 2020. The two merged stores are owned by Galen Weston, the wealthiest Canadian family that also owns Provigo, Maxi and Pharmaprix. The son Galen Jr. was noticed a few years ago in advertisements he animated for Provigo. 
In a sense, the Holt Renfrew Ogilvy project is very similar to LES AILES DE DE LA MODE with Paul Delage Roberge. An important difference, however, is the huge Weston fortune estimated at over $ 10.2 billion according to Forbes as of November 2017... 
See report LA PRESSE

mercredi 15 novembre 2017

FRENCH BOOK FAIR OF MONTREAL - 2017


FRENCH BOOK FAIR OF MONTREAL - 2017 
By Bernard Bujold- 
The 2017 Montreal Book Fair is being held at Place Bonaventure from Wednesday, November 15 to Monday, November 20. More than 1800 authors are on site, including some internationally renowned as Kathy Reichs, one of those who annually attract the longest line up for signing! 
We also note several more local stars and authors such as Jean Paré, Denis Monette, Gilles Archambault, Kim Thuy, Danielle Ouimet, Catherine Bourgault, Roxanne Bouchard, photographer Jacques Nadeau, Daniel Lessard, Fabrice Pierrebourg, Romeo Dallaire, Gilles Duceppe, Claudette Dion (Celine's sister), the doctor Alain Vadeboncoeur, Réjean Tremblay, Denise Bombardier, Michel Jean, Dan Bigras, Serge Chapleau, and of course Louise Penny who is also one of the ten guests of honor of the Salon. 
A fact to note, there are only two large newspapers present on site (Le Devoir and Le Journal de Montréal) that solicit subscriptions. La Presse + is still one of the sponsors but without, its traditional paper version ... 
Good Salon 2017 and good reading!
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lundi 13 novembre 2017

THE ILLUMINATED CHRISTMAS TREE OF 2017


THE ILLUMINATED CHRISTMAS TREE OF 2017- 
By Bernard Bujold -
The city is already beginning to welcome the spirit of the holidays and the illuminated Christmas tree of Place Ville Marie lights up all its fires ... 
Soon Santa will make his visit accompanied by his elves and his reindeer! 
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jeudi 9 novembre 2017

mercredi 8 novembre 2017

DONALD J. TRUMP - ANNIVERSARY 1 YEAR


DAY OF CELEBRATION - DONALD TRUMP - 1 YEAR - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
One year ago, November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States! 
For me, the night of November 2016 was the most beautiful moment of my life ... 
So, today is the day of celebration! 
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lundi 6 novembre 2017

A STORY ABOUT WAVES


A STORY ABOUT WAVES
By Bernard Bujold - 
The victory of Valérie Plante as Montreal mayor is historic and if there is a first conclusion it is that when the major medias support a candidate, just choose the opponent if you want to be on the side of the winning candidate... 
This is the strategy for my political projections! 
It was the case with Justin Trudeau in 2015; later with Donald Trump in 2016; and now with Valérie Plante who was rejected by the three major newspapers in Montreal! 
But the second thought about Valérie Plante's victory is that, in life, everything rests on the waves that destiny offers us. 
It is obvious that Valérie has just realized the dream of her life and that her lucky wave will transport her to new lands full of promise. It will be up to her now to develop her new land! Strangely enough, during the night after Valérie's victory, I did not dream about politics, but rather to one of my former lovers, an artist who was in my life when I was younger. 
In my dream, we were together again and she told me what had been the trip on her waves of life and I told her mine. Unfortunately, at the time of our departure at sea many years ago, we did not took the same ship to leave and our common history, which could have been wealth and happiness, was only a dream, remained at the port... 
The relationship between my dream and the victory of Valérie Plante? 
As Shakespeare wrote in the play Julius Caesar: "There is a wave on the ocean of life, which if taken at the right moment at the shore will lead the ship to new lands full of hope and of promise, but if it is missed then it will be failure and misery..." 
Congratulations Valérie Plante and have a good trip! 
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