click tracking
Dickens Birthday Lunch '20 | Montreal Dickens Fellowship

Montreal Dickens Fellowship
for the best of times

Dickens Birthday Luncheon 2020
IMG_1133.jpg

20 of us gathered at the L'Usine de Spaghetti Restaurant

IMG_1134.jpg

in Old Montreal to celebrate Dickens's 208th birthday

IMG_0663.jpg

We assembled in the historic "Dickens Place"

IMG_2383.jpg

Several of our members brought friends and family who were most welcome.

IMG_2381.jpg

IMG_2384.jpg

The back of the restaurant is where Dickens himself is said to have spent time writing in 1842.

IMG_2385.jpg

IMG_2391.jpg

After Ellie made an introduction and review of our year to date and preview of what is to come,

IMG_1330.jpg

Ellie presented a book on Dickens to Margaret, winner of our Christmas Dickens trivia quiz.

IMG_1116.jpg

IMG_2386.jpg

Louise reviewed an article about what makes Dickens relevant to readers today.

IMG_1109.jpg

Margaret read a rousing excerpt from Nicholas Nickleby

IMG_1334.jpg

in which her favorite heroine, Kate Nickleby, stood up to her evil uncle Ralph

IMG_1120.jpg

Our Dickens trivia quiz, prepared by Judith, challenged us to match 20 Dickens characters with their occupations.

IMG_1123.jpg

Judith entertained us with an excerpt from "Great Expectations" in which we are introduced to the Gargery family.

IMG_2389.jpg

Our meal waas capped off by the presentation of another beautiful cake.

IMG_1341.jpg

IMG_1344.jpg

IMG_1110.jpg

We raffled off the many presents our members had generously donated

IMG_1112.jpg

We raised $129. for the Tiny Tim Fund of the Montreal Children's Hospital

IMG_1113.jpg

IMG_1343.jpg

Thank you to everyone from the Montreal Dickens Fellowship and from the L'Usine de Spaghetti Restaurant for helping to make this event so special!