CELEBRATING 157 YEARS OF PYTHIANISM
Knights of Pythias
Domain of Quebec
The Foundation of Stars has existed for over 38 years. It’s primary mission has always been research into children's diseases.
The Knights of Pythias has been associated with the FOUNDATION OF STARS
since 1977. We were on scene with the first production of the
Téléthon des étoiles (The Telethon of Stars), produced throughout
Québec, in French and English by CFCF 12.
In 1996 the Board of Directors is created. It is composed of representatives from service clubs,
(proudly, the Knights of Pythias were front and center) regional
representatives and members not affiliated with a club, who are
corporate partners with the Foundation.
Countless millions of dollars have been raised for pediatric research
in Quebec since its conception. This year's goal, the raising of
3 million dollars will soon be realized.
One of the most important beliefs of Knights Of Pythias is that it is
important to help the community, in whatever way we can and to continue
and follow up with our projects.
On August 23, 2015, we continued our support of the B'Nai Brith House (see below for our 2014 commitment).
|This is our second year participating in the PEDAL TOGETHER PROJECT!
|Our brave riders on this sunny, hot day (unlike last year--scroll down to see that event):
Sir Jimmy Indig
|It's time to ride in for the B'nai Brith Senior Residence in Cote St-Luc, Quebec!!
||Almost every night, you can see our proud logo worn by Pythian Volunteers in our community!
||Thanks again to
Sir Jimmy Indig
|Photographs by PGC Calvin Finkelstein
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Sir Michael Kutz, a Holocaust survivor, has dedicated so
much time and efforts speaking to the public about his horrible
experiences, growing up as a Jew during the worst period in history.
On November 10, 2014, Sir Michael was one of four holocaust
survivors/writers who spoke to high school students in Montreal,
telling them never to forget your past!
Throughout the year Michael continues to speak to young people and to spread his message: Never forget your past.
Michael is the author of the book: IF BY MIRACLE his story of growing up as a Jewish boy in Eastern
Europe during the Holocaust, which has been published as part of the Azrieli
Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs.
One of the most important beliefs of Knights Of Pythias is that it is important to help the community, in whatever way we can.
Our volunteers bring a little bit of joy by sponsoring shows and entertainment to many Montreal Institutions.
Thus in addition to other types of volunteering, the Knights of Pythias
of the Domain of Quebec run a number of projects, including projects at:
B'nai Brith House
Sunday, September 14, 30 volunteer riders mounted this bike for a 10
kilometer ride through Cote St-Luc, in support of the B'Nai Brith House.
|Among these volunteers were a few members of the Knights of Pythias.
for a pleasant ride that quiet Sunday morning were Pythians: DSC
John Derrick, Sir James Indig, GP Michael Berman and GVC Calvin Finkelstein.
At the end of the ride, the
B'nai Brith House was able to raise over $25,000, with a generous
contribution of $1,800 raised by Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias.
We look forward to next year's ride (please look above for this year's event).
Almost every night of the week, you can find our members involved with projects at:
Foundation Of Stars
Jewish Eldercare Centre
Lori Black Centre
Miriam Home Guimont
Mount Sinai Hospital
Saint Anne's Military Hospital
Sportsman's Lodge #41, Knights of Pythias, is now a major
sponsor the the NDG FOOD BANK, helping residents of the area, In
fulfillment of our principles of FRIENDSHIP, CHARITY and BENEVOLENCE.
We look forward to working with this worthy organization!