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Carpet master

Janice Summers Bedoukian (right) was a guest expert at the McGill Society of Montreal's antique rug show, "A Woven Heritage," in February. Bedoukian showed graduates how to identify antique carpets and provided an opportunity for them to have their own rugs evaluated.

Spreading branches

The newest branch of the McGill Alumni Association was established last November in the United Arab Emirates. Present at the inaugural reception at the Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai were, left to right: Alya Azar, BA'97, Rehan Baig, BA'95, Maria Bizri, Canadian Consul Christopher Thornley, branch president Andrea MacKenzie, DipColTeach'90, Hala Khallouf, BSc'96, BCom'97, and John Falchetto, BA'96.

Warm welcome in Barbados

The annual general meeting of McGill's Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados was held in April. Bob Winsor, BEng'62, and his wife Sue once again graciously hosted a reception at their home for visiting McGill faculty and members of the Barbados branch. Among the guests enjoying the evening were Kim Thorpe, BA'85 and Ivor Proverbs, BScAgr'48, MSc'50.

Good time bus ride

A pub crawl proved to be a popular event in Toronto this January. Starting at the Peel Pub, graduates wisely hired the Toronto Transit Commission as the designated driver, renting a TTC bus to take them around the city for an evening that was enjoyed by all. They even picked up a few non-McGill bon-vivants along the way.

Hockey night in Atlanta

Over 200 Atlanta-area alumni gathered at the Philips Arena to watch the Thrashers take on the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens won 5-1, cheered on by many McGill grads in Habs jerseys. Also on hand were several retired NHL greats, including Hall-of-Famer Elmer Lach, who centred for Maurice "Rocket" Richard and Toe Blake on vintage Montreal hockey teams.

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