Seniors Outreach Programme


Seniors Outreach Programme

Since 1977, TMI has provided a unique outreach programme that takes courses to seniors’ residences and centres in and around the Montreal city area.


“THE EVOLUTION OF DETECTIVE FICTION”

It is generally believed that Poe’s “Murders in the Rue Morgue” was the first detective story, but others challenge this claim. However, there is little doubt that the first detective appeared in the mid-1800s. In this course we will track the figure of the sleuth from the earliest development through to present day psychological thrillers. We will include readings from the Golden Age, the Hardboiled, and the Noir.

In 1928 S.S. Van Dine wrote “Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories.” Do these rules still hold today? How does fiction represent the society of its day? What can we tell about society from the way crime and punishment are discussed in fiction? What effect has-modern day technology had on the genre? Are today’s stories more “howdunits” than whodunits?

Over the eighteen weeks we will join various detectives in their quest to solve crimes and put our own skills to the test.

Full course $30.00
(18 weeks)

1 semester only $15.00

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  • location_onThe Cambridge (Pointe-Claire)

    Address: 340 Hymus Blvd. Pointe-Claire

    Day/Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am

    First Fall Session: October 12th 2018

    First Winter Session: January 18th 2019

    Leaders: Kathie Keefer

  • location_onCONTACTIVITY CENTRE (WESTMOUNT)

    Address: 4695 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W, Westmount

    Day/Time: Fridays: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 12th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 18th, 2019

    Leaders: Ron Fitzgerald, Patricia Sikender

  • location_onDAWSON BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB (VERDUN)

    Address: 666 Woodland, Verdun

    Day/Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    First Fall Session: October 10th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 16th, 2019

    Leaders: Jennifer Anstead, Murray Shugar

  • location_onLASALLE D+D 50+ CENTRE (LASALLE)

    Address: 7771 rue Bouvier, Lasalle

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm

    First Fall Session: October 10th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 16th, 2019

    Leaders: Felicity Glover, Heather Stephens

  • location_onMAISON DESAULNIERS (ST-LAMBERT)

    Address: 574 Notre-Dame St., St-Lambert

    Day/Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

    First Fall Session: October 12th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 18th, 2019

    Leaders: Irene Menear, Erika Podesser-Romwalter

  • location_onMANOIR WESTMOUNT (WESTMOUNT)

    Address: 4646 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount

    Day/Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 10th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 16th, 2019

    Leaders: Bob Enright, Sara Pistolesi

  • location_onMAXWELL RESIDENCE (BAIE D'URFÉ)

    Address: 678 Surrey, Baie d'Urfé

    Day/Time: Mondays 11:00-12:15 pm

    First Fall Session: October 15th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 14th, 2019

    Leaders: Peter Jankowski, Jennifer MacGregor

  • location_onPLACE KENSINGTON (WESTMOUNT)

    Address: 4430 Saint-Catherine St, Westmount

    Day/Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 11th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 17th, 2019

    Leaders: Rina Kampeas, Sharon Poissant

  • location_onMount Bruno United Church

    Address: 25 rue Lakeview, St-Bruno

    Day/Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 15th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 14th, 2019

    Leaders: Michelle Gaudreault, Joan Machnik

  • location_onSTEPHEN SHAAR COMMUNITY CENTRE (HUDSON)

    Address: 394 Main, Hudson

    Day/Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 9th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 15th, 2019

    Leaders: Sheryl Mendritzki, Wolf Mendritzki and Jane Wright

  • location_onST. PATRICK SQUARE (CÔTE ST-LUC)

    Address: 6767 Côte St Luc Road, Côte St Luc

    Day/Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 10th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 16th, 2019

    Leaders: Mary Hughes, Doris Rooney

  • location_onTHE TEAPOT (LACHINE)

    Address: 2901 St. Joseph Blvd, Lachine

    Day/Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am

    First Fall Session: October 11th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 17th, 2019

    Leaders: Barbara Miller, Helen Raspin

  • location_onVILLA BEAUREPAIRE (BEACONSFIELD)

    Address: 23 Fieldfare Ave., Beaconsfield

    Day/Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

    First Fall Session: October 11th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 17th, 2019

    Leaders: Jennifer MacGregor, Robin Little

  • location_onVISTA (MONTREAL)

    Address: 5300 Côte St-Luc Road, Montreal

    Day/Time: 11:00-12:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 15th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 14th, 2019

    Leaders: Cassie Cohoon, Laura Grunberg

  • location_onTHE WELLESLEY (POINTE-CLAIRE)

    Address: 230 Hymus Blvd., Pointe-Claire

    Day/Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 12th, 2018

    First Winter Session: January 15th, 2019

    Leaders: Alcida Boissonault, Heather Stephens

  • location_onTrinity Community Center (Gore)

    Address: 4 Cambria Road (just off route 329) Gore

    Day/Time: Fridays, 1:30-3:30 pm

    First Fall Session: October 12th, 2018

    First Session:

    Leaders: To be confirmed