Patrick Lam

Thoughts and travels of Patrick Lam

Book Review: We, the Others: Allophones, Immigrants, and Belonging in Canada by Toula Drimonis

Toula Drimonis writes about immigrants and allophones (non-English, non-French mother tongue) in modern Quebec society, talking about integration of immigrants and how broader society evolves in response. Her story, as the daughter of Greek immigrants, overlaps with mine in some ways.

Western Newfoundland, AprilĀ 6-9, 2023

Marble Mountain, arguably better than Tremblant; unarguably fewer lines. Gros Morne in the winter.

Championnat provincial (Laval), March 24-26, 2023

By special permission, refereeing at the Quebec provincial judo championships (biggest ever).

Edmonton International Judo Championship, March 10-12, 2023

Off to referee at the Edmonton International Judo Championship for the first time. Easier to get to than Vancouver for a short weekend.

Biking to Amqui

An epic trip from Waterloo, ON to Amqui, QC and back via Campbellton, NB, to referee in the judo provincial championships. Trains, bikes, planes, buses. We’ve got it all!