Westmount Here & There
September 1, 2016
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
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
Friends of the MUHC Alzheimer Talk
On Wednesday, September 7, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Research Institute auditorium of the MUHC, 1001 Decarie, Montreal, there will be a talk on Alzheimer’s Disease: The Impact on Individuals and Families, focusing on how to take care of yourself while caring for your loved ones.
The lecture will be in English with a bilingual question period, followed by refreshments in the atrium. All funds to be donated to MUHC departments that deal with cognitive disorders related to dementia. The panel of experts include Claire Webster, speaker; Dr. Jose Morais, MD, Director of Geriatric medicine at the MUHC and Guylaine Bachand, RN, nursing representative.
For event tickets go to friends-alzheimers-lecture.eventbrite.ca
More information at 514 934-1934, ext. 71232.
Image: courtesy MUHC
Provincial, territorial and federal governments are working together with Indigenous Peoples and the public to find ways to encourage clean economic growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Share your input to inform this work at a public consultation hosted by MP Marc Garneau to be held in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce – Westmount on Thursday, September 15, from 7 pm to 9 pm, at Concordia University Chapel, Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke W, Montreal.
Learn more about Canada’s approach to climate change.
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
Hike and Cycle With Randonnée Aventure!
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 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