Saturday, April 13, 2013

More photos of the 2013 Annual Art Show

We are grateful to the many volunteers who stepped forward, as they do every year, to make the Art Show the success that it is. Hours of work were put in, from receiving submissions to hanging the artwork to cutting cheese slices for the vernissage and everything in between, so to everyone who helped, a large thank you from all our members. I did not manage to photograph everyone and only some of you appear in the photos, but you are all appreciated.


Photos: Judith Pickard

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The 2013 Annual Art Show

Some photos from this year's Art Show, as always a feast for the eyes. Our guest of honor was Monique Polak, author and Humanities and English professor at Marianopolis College. In attendance were also students from the Creative Writing program who gave readings, as well as Marianopolis pianist Caroline Wong who enchanted so many with her playing throughout the evening.

The prize winners for this year are:

First Prize - Roxanne Dyer for The Mani
Second Prize - Annette Wolfstein-Joseph for Auberge ....aubergine
Third Prize - F.A. "Tex" Dawson for  Closse and Pilot on Guard - Place d'Armes
Honorable Mention - Sara Barnoff for the Garden Spot

Shirley Cohen working at the reception table
Cheryl Braganza
Linda Scott Harris taking care of the silent auction table
Caroline Wong
President Leslie Cohen opening the ceremonies
Judges Claudio D'Angelo, Jennifer Hornyak and Brigette Desroches
Annette Wolfstein Joseph receiving second prize
First prize winner Roxanne Dyer
Leslie Cohen, Roxanne Dyer, Annette Wolfstein Joseph, Sara Barnoff, Tex Dawson
Sara Barnoff, Honorable Mention, and Tex Dawson, Third Prize in conversation
Guest of Honor Monique Polak
Marianopolis creative writing students, Ariane Béland and Sarah-Eve Larivière

Photos: Judith Pickard

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Shirley Cohen: Woman of the Year!

Our Shirley Cohen, the Montreal Council of Women's Woman of the Year this year, was honored at a gala luncheon, held at the Omni Hotel yesterday in recognition for the years of volunteer service she has given to different organizations in Montreal, and most especially for her perseverance and dedication  in saving WASM at a critical moment in its history. WASM was not the only organization well represented at the lunch, there were members from the many and various organizations that Shirley has participated in over the years. After lunch, Shirley was presented with her award by the Right Honorable Lucie Pepin and delivered a speech infused with her warmth, humor and above all her passionate belief in the importance of service to one's community. Congratulations Shirley! 

Guests arriving and Shirley receiving congratulations.
Bonnie Stamos Destounis and Shirley Cohen

WASM members arriving. From right, Sam Clement, Jackie Wloski, Annette
Wolfstein-Joseph, Sharron Gallagher, and Mary Jane Telfer
Cheryl Braganza at the piano.
Frances and Josette
Dave Carmichael and Shirley Cohen
Josette Wecsu, Annette Wolfstein-Joseph and Jackie Rae Wloski
at the cocktail before the luncheon.

The Honorable Lucie Pepin, MCW president Sandra Cohen-Rose, and
Sheryn Hylton-Parker, wife of the US Consul.
WASM members fêting
More WASM members...
And the day's star, Shirley Cohen
Marilyn Suojanen, Ann Chippendale, and Polly Graves (American Women's Club)
President Leslie Cohen with this year's guest of honor at our
Annual Art Show,  Monique Polak
Bonnie Stamos Destounis beginning the award ceremony
Josette Wecsu introducing Shirley Rind Cohen

The Right Honorable Lucie Pepin presenting the award

Bonnie Stamos Destounis and Shirley Cohen
Sandra Cohen-Rose and Shirley Cohen
Shirley with past recipients of the Woman of the Year Award
Cheryl Braganza and Ginger Petty
Sheryn Hylton-Parker and Pennie Polak, former president of AWC
Your WASM bloggers, Judith Pickard and Jackie Rae Wloski