Open Door

’40 Daily Acts & Peace Quotes’

Open door last week focused on Martin Luther King, whose birthday had just been celebrated. It was a fairly small gathering – only some 25 folks decided to brave the cold –but that did not take away from their enthusiasm.
We started as usual – after introductions- with a spiritual moment –culled…

26 Jan 12:04 PM 0 Read More...

Martin Luther King

Open door last week focused on Martin Luther King, whose birthday had just been celebrated. It was a fairly small gathering – only some 25 folks decided to brave the cold – but that did not take away from their enthusiasm.

We started as usual – after introductions- with a spiritual moment –culled…

25 Jan 8:46 PM 0 Read More...

Reminiscing on 15 years of Open Door

It’s hard to believe that Open Door is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year! I well remember that infamous day – September 11 in 2001 –the day the Twin Towers came down – when we held our first Open Door meeting at the YMCA in downtown Montreal. There were 8 or…

17 Jan 12:53 AM 1 Read More...

Christmas at Open Door

The rain notwithstanding, Tuesday night at Open Door was a beautiful affair as some 53 participants attended the annual Christmas dinner at Fulford Hall. The food was plentiful and delicious – lovingly prepared by the many hands of the Open Door community – volunteers, inmates and ex-inmates from various federal Penitentiaries…

03 Dec 1:23 PM 0 Read More...

Mosquitoes: Why We Cannot Live Without Them

Christopher is a McGill graduate student and an expert on mosquitoes, those pesky insects that most of us agree we can live without.  Recently, he kept the entire Open Door crowd enthralled with a fascinating presentation, taking us through the mosquito life cycle, the diseases they transmit, the role they…

06 Oct 3:08 PM 0 Read More...