CELEBRATING 152 YEARS OF PYTHIANISM
Knights of Pythias
Domain of Quebec
Knights of Pythias
In Honour of
Past Grand Chancellor
On November 1, 2018, more than 100 members of our Community joined the Knights of Pythias in a reception for our new home.
We are proud to say that because of our
reception and a brief slide show, showing "who were are" we recruited
five new member to our Order.
Below are just a few pictures of a very successful event.
Congrats to the organizers: Grand Chancellor Michael Berman, Vice
Grand Chancellor Calvin Finkelstein, Sir James Indig and Grand
Secretary John Derrick.
Thanks, too, to Arie Daniel, event co-coordinator and to Adina Derrick, baker extraordinaire!
Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias
in association with
Residences B'Nai Brith House
In the past we have welcomed.....................
Jewish General Hospital
|Dr. Laurie Betato
|Sex Therapist and
|Dr. Yosh Taguchi
|World renowned Urologist,
Royal Victoria Hospital
|Dr Tina Kader
|Staff physician in the JGH's
Division of Endocrinology
Dr. Alexandra Zorbas
||Award winning podiatrist.
Michaelson will be speaking to our members, friends and community in
May, 2018. More details will be posted as soon as they are
Several years ago Brother Phil Troy, PhD. came up with an idea to form
a committee to develop a series of presentations, about how we can help
ourselves, or how we can benefit medically, based on the experience or
training of a speaker. This project would be oriented both towards KOP
members and their families, as well as others in the community.
Brother Phil drew up a whole list of topics and the source of where to
look for the speakers as well. You might say that thanks to Brother
Phil Troy and the late P.D.S.C. Sir Gerald Weinstein we were able to put
together several successful, well attending programs.
Our first program was held on March 21st 2011 on a Monday night, our
first speaker was Caryn Roll who is a registered dietitian and member
of the Ordre Professionel des Dietetistes du Quebec. Her topic was How
Easy it is to Achieve a Healthy Diet and how much fun nutrition can be
while giving you tips on how to improve you health with food. The
program featured a slide show and documentation was distributed to all
Our second program was held on Monday June 13, 2011featuring Ms.
Rosemary Steinberg, Ombudsman at the Jewish General Hospital.
Her topic was Making the Best of A Bad Situation. How to Thrive and
Survive Hospital Care; The right and responsibilities of patients
receiving health care in Quebec. The program was well attended and
documentation was distributed as well.
Our third program was held on Thursday, May 17, 2012 featuring Dr.
Laurie Betito, Sex Therapist Radio Talk show host on CJAD. Her
topic was Use It or Lose It. You Can Keep Your Sexuality Alive Forever.
This program was well attended and the most lively of discussions.
On October 22, 2012 Our fourth speaker was a world renowned Urologist,
Dr. Yosh Taguchi an associate Professor of Surgery (Urology) at McGill
University and a senior urologist at Royal Victoria Hospital in
On May 20, 2014, Dr. Tina Kader,
Endocrinologist at the Jewish General Hospital spoke to us about Type
II Diabetes. Over 100 Pythians and guests enjoyed an amazing talk from Dr. Kader.
Our next speaker taught us that LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE.
Thanks so much to laugh therapist TRACY SCHACHTER for an
entertaining and informative evening.
Our latest speaker, Dr. Alexandra Zorbas, award winning pediotrist, was
our guest speaker in May, 2016. Her topic was: YOUR FEET
AND DIABETES. A special thanks goes out to Past Chancellor
FARLEY FISHMAN, for organizing this evening, and to the families of SIR
JAMES INDIG and HAROLD VINEBERG, who sponsored this event.