Westmount Here & There
August 25, 2016
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Throughout the summer months, the Westmount Public Library’s Children’s Department will host a number of events designed to inspire kids to read. To register for the TD Summer Reading Club and pick up a TD Summer Reading Club Kit, visit the Children’s Desk with your child’s Library card.
Visit the Library website for more information.
Calling all experienced choral singers!
The Orpheus Singers, a chamber choir under the leadership of Peter Schubert, are looking for experienced choral singers. The choir specializes in Renaissance and contemporary music, and has been a finalist five times in the CBC / Radio Canada Amateur Choral Competition.
For its upcoming concert, Byrd et ses amis, the choir will celebrate the Christmas season with musical gems of the English renaissance, with works by Byrd, Gibbons, Tomkins and Tallis.
Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church (the “Red Roof” Church), 137 President Kennedy, Montreal.
If you are interested in learning beautiful music in a warm and inviting atmosphere, then this group is for you! To make an appointment for an audition, please contact director Peter Schubert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: courtesy of the Orpheus Singers
Victoria Village Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale
Don’t miss it! Take advantage of some great bargains for the whole family.
Check out their Facebook Page
Movie Under the Stars
On Friday, August 26 at 8 pm there will be a presentation of the 1967 Disney Classic The Jungle Book.
Watch the film under the stars in the Shakespeare area of Westmount Park, at dusk. In English, sub-titled in French. Westmount Scouts will be selling popcorn and drinks. Don’t forget your lawn chair and blankets! May be re-scheduled in case of rain.
More information at 514 989-5226.
McGill Visual Arts Collection Tours
The McGill Visual Arts Collection (VAC) offers weekly free lunch-time tours of the various statues, sculptures and artwork around the McGill campus, including iconic works like Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s The Three Bares. The VAC’s art aficionados will provide a detailed, historical glimpse into the campus’ artworks, their creators and how they came to McGill, providing a deeper appreciating for the works.
The approximately 45-minute tours are open to anybody and everybody, whether you are a past, present or future member of the McGill community or simply interested in learning a little more about the history of the McGill campus and its artwork.
No reservation required. Just stop on by, rain or shine!
Where: Service Point (Street level, McLennan Library Building, 3415 McTavish, Montreal)
When: Noon on Wednesdays
Image: Daisy Charles
Randonnée Aventure calendar now online
Choose from exciting weekend getaways and dozens of day trips to the region’s most inspiring destinations. Check out our summer hiking and cycling lineup on the Randonnée Aventure website at and go to the Buy Online Tab to register. Don’t forget to download and print one of the handy activity calendars on our website as well. Guaranteed to add satisfaction to your summer!
More information at randonnee.ca
Activities at Contactivity
Contactivity Centre, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, is a non-profit community centre that provides a welcoming, caring and safe place for autonomous seniors 60+, where a sense of community and social engagement can be fostered. The centre hosts various courses and interest groups that encompass the mind, body and soul.
For information on the Centre’s activities call 514 932-2326 or consult contactivitycentre.org
Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre
Centre Greene, 1090 Greene, is host to a wide variety of activities for young and old, including a Caregiver’s Tea, Themed Activity Nights, Drop-in Daycare, After School Program, Kids’ Kitchen, Tumbling Tots Playgroup, Seniors’ Lunches, and more!
Information at 514 931-6202 or consult centregreene.org
Image: courtesy of Centre Greene