Westmount Here & There
November 10, 2016
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
WMA Special Event: Transportation Round Table
The Westmount Municipal Association (WMA) presents a Transportation Round Table to be held on Thursday, November 10, at 7 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke O.
Guest moderator Professor Ahmed El Geneidy of McGill University will lead a panel of special guests including NDG-Westmount MP and Federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau.
Reception at 7 pm / start of round table at 7:30 pm.
The audience will be allowed to submit questions.
Free event – open to all.
For more information go to wma-amw.org
2nd Virginia McClure Ceramic Biennale
The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, presents Episode, the second edition of the Virginia McClure Ceramic Biennale. Curated by Linda Swanson, it features three emerging ceramic artists, Phoebe Cummings, Janet Macpherson and Benjamin DeMott, whose work expresses new practices in contemporary ceramic art, embracing both the conceptual and the perceptual.
Exhibition: Until November 26
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 5 pm
Concert: If Music be the Food of Love
A fund raising concert for the church’s choir, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, 635 St. Catherine W (McGill Metro) on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 pm.
The evening performance will feature choral and instrumental music, dance and words (Shakespeare’s own, of course) and will be followed by a cheese and wine reception.
Tickets are $35 adults; $25 seniors; $15 students.
Available at the door and at the Cathedral Office, 1444 Union.
For information call 514 843-6577, local 236.
Image: Vincent Mesure
Artisans Westmount Event
It’s the annual Artisans Westmount event on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, from 10:30 am to 5 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W. Choose from a wide range of quality handcrafted items made by local artisans, including wood products, jewelry, porcelains, pottery, dolls, soaps and candles, blown glass, greeting cards and stationery, sewn and knitted products and more. Find the perfect gift!
Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal Lecture
On Tuesday, November 15 at 12:30 pm, at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, The Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal presents There are Drones in your Future! with Matthew Zoern, Director/Founder, FPV Montreal.
A sandwich lunch is served at cost with tea/coffee from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal members free.
Annual membership $50, individual lecture $10.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
For more information contact Carolyn Roper (Publicity) at 514 932-4005 or Pamela Brydges (President) at 514 488-7891.
Image: theilr via StockPholio.com
The Yellow Door Poetry, Prose and Music
On Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm there will be an evening of poetry, prose and music at The Yellow Door, 3625 Aylmer (between Pine & Prince Arthur), Montreal. Featuring the talents of Mark Abley, Ilona Martonfi, Connie McParland, Ian Ferrier, Cora Siré, Mike Di Sclafani, Stephen Morrissey, Lynne Cooper, Michael Mirolla and Milton Dawes on Djembe (African Drum).
Doors open at 7 pm, readings begin at 7:30 pm.
Tickets at the door $6.
For more information contact Artistic Director Ilona Martonfi at 514 939-4173 or email@example.com or visit yellowdoor.org
From Road to Path: The Greening of Summit Circle
On Thursday, November 17, from 7 pm to 9 pm, the Westmount Historical Association presents a talk by Cynthia Lulham, Westmount Councillor and Commissioner of Sustainability and Parks, with Nicolas Mory, arborist for Westmount, at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W.
In 2009, Westmount closed the northern, uninhabited portion of Summit Circle to traffic. In fall 2016, a footpath will replace the asphalt, and in spring 2017, a large number of native trees, shrubs, grasses, and perennials will be planted. Learn about the City’s plans for this transformation from Cynthia Lulham.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Free for members and $5 for non-members.
More information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount
Perceptions: Environmental Essays
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents Perceptions: Environmental Essays, featuring the works of Philippe Laporta, Ann Pearson, Sylvia Rourke and Alain Roy from Thursday, November 17 until Saturday, December 10.
Meet the artists and gallery curator Victoria LeBlanc on Thursday, November 24 at 7 pm.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5521.
Image: Ann Pearson
Climate Café at Westmount Park United Church
On Friday, November 18, from 7 pm to 9 pm, the public is invited to attend a Climate Café at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 Maisonneuve W.
The Climate Café is a non-religious event open to everyone, organized by Westmount Park United Church as part of its Faith in Nature Centre, a community committed to building lasting relationship and partnerships for the well-being of the environment. Come to meet the growing number of neighbours who are concerned and want to make a difference!
This month the topic is Shopping Responsibly with tips from the local, eco, fair trade Coop La Maison Verte.
Entrance is free. Cash-bar with snacks (please bring cash, no cards accepted).
For more information contact Shelagh McNally at 514 937-1146 or go to westmountparkuc.org
Image : courtoisie de Coop La Maison Verte
Antique and Vintage Show Fundraiser
An Antique and Vintage Show Fundraiser for Westmount Park United Church will take place Saturday, November 19 from 9 am to 4 pm, at 4695 de Maisonneuve W.
Admission is $10, seniors $8, under 12 free.
More information available at montrealantiqueshow.com
Prince Albert Square Holiday Happening
On Thursday, November 24 at 6 pm there will be a tree lighting at Prince Albert Square (Prince Albert and Sherbrooke) with carolers, hot chocolate and more. Stores open until 7 pm with special offers and treats.
In collaboration with the Victoria Village Merchants Association.
More information at 514 989-5226.
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.
Craft Sale and Bazaar, Thursday, November 10, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
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!
Treats and Treasures Bazaar and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 19, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Empty Bowls, bake sale – a light lunch will be served.
Information at 514 931-6202 or consult centregreene.org
Image: courtesy of Centre Greene