Westmount Here & There
March 23, 2017
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Summer Concert Series – Call for Submission
The Library and Community Events Department of the City of Westmount is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Summer Concert Series. Please submit your group’s demo on CD/DVD or USB or your band’s website link by Thursday, April 13.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 514 989-5226.
Image: Andrew Burlone
The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Call for Projects
The Gallery at Victoria Hall is pleased to announce its annual Call for Projects for its 2017 – 2018 exhibition programme (September 2017 to August 2018). The competition is open to emerging and professional artists residing in Westmount. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm.
The McClure Presents Fragile
The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, presents Fragile, featuring the works of Sarah Stevenson.
Several light, insubstantial sculptures will be suspended from the ceiling and will appear to float within the space of the gallery, pivoting in reaction to the movements of the visitors. The surface of each shape will be covered by a network of fine lines made up of threads which form a fragile cage, suggesting transitory or imaginary dwellings and oneiric spaces. The sculptures will be accompanied by drawings of the same forms.
Exhibition: until Saturday, March 25
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm
More information at 514 488-9558 or go to visualartscentre
Alana Barrell Exhibition
The first solo art exhibition of Alana Barrell, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who uses art to help her to maintain stability and increase autonomy. The exhibition, which runs until Friday, March 31 will be at the Centre d’Apprentissage Parallèle de Montréal (Le CAP), located at 4865, Saint-Laurent, Montreal, and is part of the Mental Health Ambassadors project, funded in part by l’Agence de la santé and the Fondation du Grand Montréal.
Originally from South Africa and having travelled extensively, Alana combines cross-cultural ideas with her unique point of view in a style known as naïve art, where the artist has not completed traditional formal education.
The gallery of the Centre d’Apprentissage Parallèle de Montréal (Le CAP) is open from Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 4:30 pm.
The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Freeman and Macdougall
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents the works of Shelley Freeman and Alexandra Macdougall until Friday, April 7.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5521.
Westmount Earth Hour 2017
On Saturday, March 25 from 5:30 pm on, at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Healthy City Project invites you to take part in international 2017 Earth Hour with a host of exciting activities – eco-fair with information displays, guest speakers, films, music and a café. This year’s theme is Food.
You can also join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada outside Victoria Hall to observe the stars and planets through their telescopes (weather permitting).
Help raise awareness about climate change by turning off your lights between 8:30 and 9:30 pm.
Information at 514 989-5226.
Find out about Earth Hour events around the world at earthhour.org
Lecture Series: Healing Beyond Traditional Medecine
On Thursday, March 30 at 7 pm in the Lodge Room of Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Healthy City Project and the MUHC Foundation will present Healing Beyond Traditional Medicine, the first in their 3-part joint venture Spring lecture series.
Susan Doherty, a well-known Westmount resident, will recount her experience receiving a live-saving stem cell transplant for a rare disease at the MUHC in 2016. She learned to own her illness, to have faith, and to stay 100% positive.
Free and open to all. Register at muhcfoundation.com/whc or at 514 843-1543.
Regiments on the Ridge: Vimy 100 Years On
To commemorate the brave Canadian soldiers who fought so successfully 100 years ago to take Vimy Ridge, the RMR Museum will be hosting a free bilingual educational event at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, on Monday, April 3, Tuesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 6.
For three days there will be a presentation of the National Film Board of Canada’s documentary film The Battle of Vimy Ridge, narrated by Paul Gross. The RMR Museum will be on site displaying World War I and Vimy artifacts including equipment, letters, photos, weapons, medals and pictures from its collection.
Showtimes are 4 pm to 5:30 pm in French and 7:30 pm to 9 pm in English.
More information at 514 989-5226 or royalmontrealregiment.com
Image: Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archives Canada
Air Transport Lecture
On Wednesday, April 5 at 6:15 pm at the Atwater Library, 1500 Atwater, the Royal Aeronautical Society – Montreal Branch will present Brexit: Some Implications for Civil Aviation with speaker Christopher Lyle Fraes.
The decision by the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union has widespread ramifications, not least in the civil aviation sector because of air transport’s transnational nature and unique regulatory arrangements.
Image: nitinut / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Friends of the Library book sale
Organized by the Friends of the Westmount Public Library, all proceeds from the sale go towards the purchase of new materials for the Library. Contemporary novels, non-fiction, art and children’s books in prime condition may be left at the Library for the sale.
More information at 514 989-5299.
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 activities
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