Frampton unable to show Saku Koivu the way to Montreal

October 31st, 2012

Now that I have reached the ripe old age of 50, I am old enough to remember the days when I collected Peter Frampton's albums and rocked to his hit song Show Me The Way in the 1970s. The Grammy Award winning singer will be in Montreal on Monday, Nov. 12 (8 p.m.) for the world premiere of his FCA (Frampton Comes Alive) 35 concert film at the IMAX Montreal Science Centre (2 de la Commune).
While the event will raise money for the Saku Koivu Foundation of the Montreal General Hospital, Frampton will be unable to “show Koivu the way.” The former Hab was scheduled to be in this city last Saturday for a game between his Anaheim Ducks and the Canadiens. But the NHL lockout wiped that off the map. It is Koivu's good friend, Côte St. Luc's Steve Stein, who is steering the ship.
Of the concert film, Frampton notes, “I have tried to find the best musical performances from as many different countries and cities as possible.” I spoke to Frampton on Monday and you can read more from our chat on my blog and in my expanded column in this Friday's online Suburban Magazine.
Alzheimer's And Art: More than 500 works by Quebec artist Marc-Aurèle Fortin will go on sale to the public on Monday, Nov. 12 (6 to 9 p.m.) during a cocktail at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Proceeds will go to the Marc_Aurèle Fortin Foundation, the Alzheimer Society of Montreal, and the Alzheimer Society of Rive_Sud. Jean-François Bélisle, director of L'Arsenal, Griffintown's new contemporary art space, will be the honorary chairman. The works of art are valued at between $450 and $950 each, with 13 special box sets are available for $13,000 each.
The Future of Libraries: The Canadian Writers Society will be hosting a round table discussion on The Future of Libraries In Our Technical World on Thursday, Nov. 1 (7 p.m.) at the Westmount YMCA (4585 Sherbrooke Street West). Publisher Robin Philpot of Baraka Books, Julie-Anne Cardell of the Westmount Library and professional writer/editor/translator Anne Fotheringham will be on the panel, moderated by author Steve Manners. A small fee of $2 will be collected at the door to benefit the YMCA Annual Strong Kids Campaign.
Info: or 514-707-9396.
Women of Action: The Israel Cancer Research and Pink Lady Funds have come up with another standout program for their seventh annual Women of Action brunch. It will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18 (11:30 a.m.) at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim (425 Metcalfe Avenue) in Westmount and feature noted author, columnist and commentator Barbara Amiel as the keynote speaker. She is also the wife of former media mogul Conrad Black. Proceeds will go towards supporting innovative breast cancer research and equipment in Israel and in Montreal at the Jewish General Hospital.  The honorees are NDG Liberal MP Kathleen Weil, 21-year-old breast cancer awareness advocate Julie Greenbaum and former Concordia and Federation CJA executive Kathy Assayag.  Robert Bard is the ICRF president while Danny Lavy presides over the Pink Lady Fund. Co-Chairs of the event are Susan Lavy, Sheryl Rosen Adler, Maureen Tajfel and Julie Wiener.
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Mike Cohen, The Suburban, Peter Frampton, Saku Koivu