The Annual Luncheon will take place on Friday March 14, 2014 at the Hilton Montréal Bonaventure. The St. Patrick's Society is pleased to have Mr. Terry Mosher, better known as political cartoonist Aislin, as the guest speaker.
Individual ticket price is 80$. Corporate tables are available at a price of $1,250 for a table of 10. Please contact office [at] spsmtl.com (subject: Annual%20Luncheon) (Erin Matheson) for further information at (514) 481-1346
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Below is biographical information on our guest speaker, Mr. Terry Mosher.
Christopher Terry Mosher, OC
Aislin is the name of Terry Mosher’s eldest daughter and the nom de plume used by Mosher as a Canadian political cartoonist for The Gazette, Montreal’s English-language daily newspaper.
Born November 11, 1942 in Ottawa, Ontario, Mosher attended fourteen different schools in Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City, graduating from the École des Beaux-arts in 1967. He famously won entrance to this fine arts college (now part of UQAM) by forging his high-school graduation certificate, which he called his most successful work. He then began working for The Montreal Star, moving to the Montreal Gazette in 1972.
Aislin’s drawings have also appeared in numerous international publications, such as Punch, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, National Lampoon, Time, The Washington Star, The New York Times and the Canadian edition of The Reader’s Digest. He is the author of 44 books.
Filmaker John Curtin produced a Life and Times episode on Terry Mosher entitled Dangerous When Provoked that won the Gemini for Best Biography Documentary in 2007.
In 2011, the Polar Lines exhibit of Canadian political cartoons on the subject of the north was organized by Terry Mosher in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. ITK is a national advocacy organization representing 55,000 Inuit in 53 northern communities.
Mosher is also the current president of the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists. In that role, he is organizing a convention of the ACEC that will be held in Montreal, from June 28 to July 1, 2012.
Terry Mosher has had a long association with the Old Brewery Mission, Montreal’s largest shelter for the homeless, and in 2001, was appointed to the institution’s Board of Directors.
He is the recipient of two National Newspaper Awards and five individual prizes from the international Salon of Caricature. In 1985, Mosher became the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame. In 2003 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from McGill University.
In 1993, Mosher became the first artist to have his work denounced by a Member of Parliament (Robert Layton) in the House of Commons as “a crime against fundamental Canadian values of decency and mutual respect.” He considers this to be the best day of his long career as a political cartoonist.