Pub crawling at 95

Montreal cops escort ancient women on booze outing

Is Montreal a great town, or what? Where else do the city police come round to a nursing home for women and escort the ladies on a semi-annual pub crawl? Okay, “crawl” might be an exaggeration: when you’re pushing 96, one stop feels like bar-hopping. Still, eight gals from Fulford House rode the paddy wagon on Tuesday down to Hurley’s, the fabled watering hole where Mordecai Richler was known to take a sip. A crowd gathered as the tipsy girls emerged onto Crescent Street in the middle of the afternoon, six of them pushing walkers. One guy applauded and pumped his fist. Look for the waiting list to get into Fulford House to grow as news of the outing

Montreal Gazette

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