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Patricia DumaisPatricia Dumais

Co-publisher, English editor, writer and co-founder of Visionnaires Branding Design, Patricia began her career as an assistant art director on Canadian feature films and documentaries before pursuing a career in graphic design. Since then, she has worked on a number of publications, including the Carnet Voyage Québec tourist guide series for Tourisme Québec. Patricia is a graduate of the marketing and advertising program at the École des hautes études commerciales.
Articles by Patricia Dumais

Andrew Burlone, co-publisher – WestmountMagazine.caAndrew Burlone

Co-publisher, French editor and co-founder of Visionaries Branding Design, Andrew has been a designer and art director for over 30 years. He began his career at NOUS magazine as art director for photography. Andrew also published the award-winning series Best Of Business Guides. Andrew is a graduate of the HEC Marketing and Advertising Program.

Wayne LarsenWayne Larsen

Wayne is a writer, editor, artist, university professor, and former director of the Institute for Investigative Journalism. Concurrent with a 20-year career on Concordia’s Journalism faculty, he has been a news, opinion, and feature writer for The Gazette and Toronto Star, and a copy editor at Reader’s Digest Canada. From 2000 to 2012, he was editor-in-chief of the award-winning Westmount Examiner. Wayne is also the author of four books, and often lectures on art and media issues.
Articles by Wayne Larsen

 wanda_potrykusWanda Potrykus

Wanda is a writer, editor, translator and poet. A McGill graduate, Wanda researches, writes and edits magazine articles, newsletters and books. She organizes and produces Westmount’s Poetry in the Park, the popular poetry festival held each year in mid-August that features a wide variety of poetic styles and performance.
Articles by Wanda Potrykus

Byron Toben – westmountmag.caByron Toben

A past president of The Montreal Press Club, Byron has been’s theatre reviewer since launch, in 2015. Contributor to Rover Arts and Charlebois Post, The Downtowner and The Senior Times, Byron is also an expert consultant on U.S. work permits for Canadians.
Articles by Byron Toben

Angela Civitella

Angela is a business management consultant. Certified with over 20 years of experience as a negotiator, strategist and problem solver, she creates effective and sustainable synergies to improve leadership and team building skills.
Articles by Angela Civitella

Joseph Marovitch - WestmountMag.caJoseph Marovitch

Joseph has worked in the service industry for over 30 years and has a deep sense of the market and how real estate brokers should protect the interests of their clients. Joseph writes about the state of the real estate market weekly, with observations on why, when, and how to act when looking to buy or sell a property.
Articles by Joseph Marovitch

Linda Hammerschmid – WestmountMag.caLinda Hammerschmid

Linda is a Senior Partner at Hammerschmid & Associates, and a founding and current member, and past Secretary (28 years) of The Family Law Association of Quebec. She is a frequent guest on CBC TV/Radio, CTV and CJAD, providing commentary on Family Law. She is a member of Therapeutic Paws giving joy to the less fortunate.
Articles by Linda Hammerschmid

Michael Walsh

Michael is a long-time Westmount resident and a “professional student” by nature. His academic training, and publishing, include statistical methodology, mycology and animal psychology. He enjoys spending time with his (huge) Saint Bernard while discovering the city’s past and sharing stories of the majestic trees that grace the parks and streets.
Articles by Michael Walsh

Monique Singer – WestmountMag.caMonique Singer

Monique is a cultural creator now based in Montreal, usually found travelling the world, experiencing other cultures and sharing what she finds most interesting. At the top of her food passion is her attraction for spices, their benefits and the distinctive flavour they bring to all dishes.
Recipes by Monique Singer

Georges Dupras – WestmountMag.caGeorges R. Dupras

Georges has advocated for animals for over fifty years. A member of the International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA), a Director of the Animal Alliance of Canada (AAC), Quebec Representative of Zoocheck Canada and past Board member of the Canadian SPCA, he worked on the original Save the Seal campaign in 1966 that culminated in the founding of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 1969. Georges Dupras has published two books, Values in Conflict and the eBook Ethics, a Human Condition, and currently lives in Montreal, Canada.
Articles by Georges R. Dupras

Mona Andrei, writer – WestmountMag.caMona Andrei

Mona is the writer behind She is listed as a top 100 humour blogger (although she doesn’t only write humour). She is also the author of Superwoman: A Funny and Reflective Look at Single Motherhood (Cynren Press) as well as the writer of a collaborative book entitled, Leave Nothing to Chance: 15 Principles for Success and the Stories that Inspired Them (Tremendous Leadership), which she wrote as a legacy project for two industry influencers.
Articles by

Michael Hawkes - WestmountMag.caMichael Hawkes

Michael is an 80-year-old survivor of all the world’s wars. He learned (and loved to rhyme) by torturing the hymns he had to sing at school. A retired West Coast fisherman living in Montreal since 2013, he is an unschooled Grandpa Moses writing an average of five poems every week.
Poems by Michael Hawkes

Carmen J. Michaud – WestmountMag.caCarmen J. Michaud

Carmen likes to write (and paint) and is majoring in Curiosity.
Articles by Carmen J. Michaud



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