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Action-Gardien

  • Corporate body
  • 1981-

Created in 1981, la Table de concertation (Neighbourhood Round Table) Action-Gardien (la Corporation de développement de Pointe-Saint-Charles) takes its name from the English expression "Watch Dog Committee".
It is a tool that brings together neighbourhood's community organizations. Through cooperation, collective action and citizen mobilization, it aims to strengthen the population's ability to take charge of improving its living conditions. Citizens can collectively exercise power and action on issues that directly affect them: health, housing, income, education, urban planning, justice and advocacy, the environment, safety, historical heritage, culture, living conditions (youth, families, women, seniors, immigrants, etc.).
In 2004, Action-Gardien brought together 26 groups and two observer members, the Éco-quartier de Pointe-Saint-Charles and the Regroupement économique et social du Sud-Ouest (RÉSO) and it still continues to represent the will of citizens to take charge of the future of their neighbourhood.

Adair, E. R. (Edward Robert), 1888-1965

  • n87895492
  • Person
  • 1888-1965

E. R. Adair was born in London and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. During World War I, he was senior history master at Felstead School, Essex, and after the war served as senior assistant in history at University College, London. In 1925 he joined the History Department at McGill, serving as chairman from 1942 to 1947. He was President of the Canadian Historical Association for 1935-1936, and retired from McGill in 1954. He passed away a year later.

Adam Stevenson & Co.

  • Corporate body
  • active 1870s

Adam Stevenson & Co. was a Toronto publishing house active in the 1870s.

Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856

  • n 80057007
  • Person
  • 1803-1856

Parisian-born French composer Adolphe Charles Adam was the son of Alsatian composer and pianist Johann Ludwig (Jean-Louis) Adam. The latter opposed Adolphe’s musical inclinations, but young Adolphe liked to improvise and was secretive about his composing. At the age of 17 he was allowed to attend the Paris Conservatoire after he promised that his musical interests were only for his own amusement, not for a career. He studied organ and harmonium there under François Adrien Boieldieu but did not keep his promise to his father. By 1830 he had completed 28 works for the theater. To escape the political turmoil in Paris, he went to London for a couple of years. On his return in 1832, he composed more operas, the most popular of which was the 1834 comic operetta “Le Chalet,” a joint effort with his friend, librettist Eugene Scribe. His career was assured with another success, “Le postillon de Longjumeau.” After some differences with the Opéra de Paris, in 1847 he decided to open another opera house in Paris, the Théâtre National. The revolutionary political situation in 1848 meant that it was forced to close, causing him to lose both his own investment and the loans he had undertaken. After his father’s death and heavily in debt, he took a position teaching at the Conservatoire in 1849, where ballet composer Léo Delibes was among his pupils. He worked there until he died in his sleep in 1856. In the course of his prolific career he wrote 70 operas and 14 ballets, the best known of which are Giselle (1841) and Le Corsaire (1856). Although Giselle was not particularly popular at the time, after its revival by famous Russian dancer Sergei Diaghilev in 1910, it became one of the most sought-after roles for ballerinas. He also wrote the Christmas carol “O Holy Night,” known in French as “Minuit, Chrétiennes” or “Cantique de Noël.” Played on the violin by Canadian inventor, Reginald Fessenden, on Christmas Eve in 1906, it was the first piece of music ever broadcast on radio.

Adami, J. George (John George), 1862-1926.

  • n85801217
  • Person
  • 1862-1926

Dr. John George Adami was born on January 12, 1862, in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

He was an English pathologist. In 1892, he was made Strathcona professor of pathology at McGill University, Montreal. Here, by his own original work, the organization of his laboratories, and his ability to attract and inspire students, he quickly made a name for himself and for his department. He was also the head of the pathological department of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. A colonel in the Canadian Army Medical Corps, he served throughout World War I as assistant director of medical services in charge of records at London and in 1919, he received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire award (C.B.E.) for his services. The same year he resigned his position at McGill University to became Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool University. In 1898, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1905. In 1912, he became president both of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Association of American Physicians. Two years later he was awarded the Fothergillian gold medal of the Medical Society of London, and in 1917, he delivered the Croonian Lectures before the Royal College of Physicians. He died on August 29, 1926, in either Ruthin Castle, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales or in Liverpool, Merseyside, England (according to different sources).

Adamo, Salvatore

  • n 2003091722
  • Person
  • 1943-

Born in Sicily, the international singer and composer, Salvatore Adam, was the son of a well-digger; the family moved to Belgium when he was three years old. As a child, one of seven children, he was stricken with meningitis and confined to bed for several years. From this inauspicious beginning, he became the best-selling Belgian musician of all time, singing mostly in French but also in Italian, Dutch, English, German, Spanish, Japanese and Turkish. His career was launched when he won the top prize in Paris of a 1960 Radio-Luxembourg competition. He was soon famous, but his father drowned in 1966 and was thus not able to witness the subsequent peak of his son’s celebrity. His albums and singles have sold over 100 million copies. For a while in the 1980s, his emotional vocal style went out of fashion but in the 1990s his career revived due to a wave of nostalgia. In 1993, he was appointed Belgium’s honorary UNICEF ambassador, a post that involved worldwide travel. In 1998, he made an album commenting upon racism and Bosnia’s civil war. In 2001, he was knighted by King Albert II of Belgium, with the noble title of “Ridder.” The following year he was named Officer of the Belgian Order of the Crown.

Adams, Ann

  • Person
  • active 1834-1837

Ann Adams appears to have been a Wesleyan Protestant living in Montreal, who at some point was employed sewing and may have lived in Saint Charles. She had at least two children.

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