Wednesday Postcard: Expo 67 in Montréal, Québec, Canada

Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop. Someone sent “Doty” this postcard from the World Fair, or International and Universal Exposition, that was held in Montréal, Québec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For more information: Expo 67 – the World Fair of Montréal Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Expo 67 in Montréal, Québec, Canada

Wednesday Postcard: Lille, Maine, USA

Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop. I had heard of cities in France and Belgium named Lille, but I didn’t know there was one in the state of Maine in the United States! There are fewer than 500 people who reside in this town by the St. John River, which I’m presuming is the image depicted here. Across the river is New Brunswick, Canada! Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For more information: National Park Service – Maine Acadian Culture Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Lille, Maine, USA

French-Canadian Film: “Modified”

I recently attended a community screening of Modified, a French-Canadian documentary about “a food lover’s journey into GMOs,” or genetically modified/engineered organisms. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this film is a must-see for anyone who eats food. So, yes, it’s for everyone! In the 90-minute award-winning film, filmmaker, Aube Giroux, takes viewers on her journey as she tries to understand why over 60 countries label their genetically modified food, while countries, like Canada and the United States, do not. Traveling from Québec and Nova Scotia, Canada to Paris, France, then to Davis and San Francisco, California, followed … Continue reading French-Canadian Film: “Modified”