Monthly Archives: April 2010
“The Montreal restaurant Robin des Bois is trying to live up to its English namesake Robin Hood by taking from the rich and giving to the poor. The people who serve the food and help to prepare it are mostly volunteers. Although the restaurant has 22 employees on the payroll they depend on help from 20 volunteers a day to run the business. They spend their free time working there knowing that all the profits from the restaurant will go to six different local charities. The waiting list of volunteers currently stands at around 3,500. Nadine Saade is a lawyer who helps out at the restaurant.” She explains to Brandy Yanchyk what she gets out of volunteering.”
“Georges Brossard has spent the last 35 years in passionate pursuit of insects – sleeping among them and even eating the odd cricket or ant.” Brandy Yanchyk reports from Montreal, Quebec.
“After giving up his job as a notary, insect-lover Georges Brossard spent decades travelling with his wife to more than 100 different countries collecting insects. When he returned to his native Montreal he donated his collection of nearly 250,000 specimens to the City of Montreal. Now Montreal has opened an Insectarium so that the public can come and see Brossard’s amazing collection. He explained to Brandy Yanchyk why he finds insects so fascinating.”