Westmount Here & There
April 6, 2017
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
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.
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.
McClure Gallery Student Exhibition
The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, presents its Annual Student Exhibition until Saturday, April 15.
Students registered in the winter session of the Centre’s School of Art are invited to exhibit their work. The exhibition includes a variety of media and gives students the opportunity to exhibit in the context of a professional gallery. It’s also a chance to appreciate the great diversity of creative activity that takes place at the Centre.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm
More information at 514 488-9558 or go to visualartscentre
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 Thursday, April 6.
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
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.
WHS Talk: The Perpetual Gardener
On Tuesday, April 11, from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Horticultural Society presents guest speaker Liliana Pérodeau.
Using music and photographs, Liliana will lead us on a journey from the snow-covered ground, to the arrival of the first flowers, the fullness of summer’s lushness and to the fall garden.
Doors open 6:30 pm for tea, coffee and homemade cookies.
Entrance: members free, guests $5.
More information at 514 233-2788.
Image: via StockPholio.com
The Health Risks of Pesticides: Where Are Our Governments?
On Tuesday, April 11, at 7 pm, Citizens in Action presents Professor Louise Vandelac who will present a talk entitled The Health Risks of Pesticides: Where Are Our Governments? at Concordia University, School of Community & Public Affairs (SCPA), 2149 Mackay, basement level.
Ms. Vandelac is a full professor at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Sociology at UQAM, and a member of CINBIOSE (Interdisciplinary Research Center on Wellbeing, Health, Society and Environment).
Citizens in Action is a non-profit, non-partisan, progressive group of concerned citizens, dedicated to political, social and economic justice.
Free and open to all.
For further information contact Nadia Alexan at 514 846-0644 or email@example.com
Crucifixion by John Stainer at St. Mathias
The concert will feature tenor David Menzies, baritone Marc Belleau and Mark McDonald on organ, with the St. Matthias Choir directed by Scott Bradford. St. Matthias’ Anglican Church is at the corner of Côte St-Antoine and Metcalfe, one block North of Sherbrooke, and is accessible by busses 24, 104 or 138 from either Atwater or Vendôme Metro Stations.
Admission is a freewill offering.
Information at st-mathias.ca
Image: St. Matthias’ Anglican Church / Westmount Historical Association
Poetry, Prose and Music at the The Yellow Door
On Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm there will be an evening of poetry, prose and music hosted by Ilona Martonfi and Mike Di Sclafani at The Yellow Door, 3625 Aylmer (between Pine & Prince Arthur), Montreal.
Featuring the talents of Ian Ferrier, Cora Siré, Mike Di Sclafani, Maxianne Berger, Hugh Hazelton, Ilona Martonfi, Marianne Ackerman, Matthew Murphy and Tom Fox.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit yellowdoor.org
Women Volunteers in Westmount during World War II
On Thursday, April 20, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Historical Association presents, as part of its Winter/Spring 2017 Lecture Series, guest speakers Sandra Stock, QAHN and WHA member, and Doreen Lindsay, Past President of WHA.
In 2015, the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) sponsored an exhibition on the contribution of housewives to the war effort during World War II. Sandra Stock, from QAHN, will describe the project as a whole, while Doreen Lindsay of the WHA will tell the stories of three Westmount women she interviewed for the project.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Free for members and $5 for non members.
Additional information at email@example.com
National Canadian Film Day 150
Westmount is proud to participate in National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) with a screening of the film Mambo Italiano on Wednesday, April 19 at 1 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) is a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial. On April 19, 2017, great Canadian movies will be available on air, online and on foot at over 1,700 screenings in cinemas, libraries, public squares and anywhere you can show a film. With free events happening across every province and territory, NCFD 150 – a Canada 150 Signature Project – promises to be the largest film festival in the world. Ever.
Free admission – tickets required (available at Victoria Hall and the Library).
More information at 514 989-5226.
Climate Café at Westmount Park United Church
On Friday, April 21, 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 Dawson College Living Campus. Learn about its great green projects that include rooftop gardesns, ponds, butterflies and bees. The presentation will be followed by a question period.
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: courtesy of Dawson College
Smart Living Day – Health, Safety, and Prevention
On Saturday, April 22 from 11 am to 3:30 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, over 23 exhibitors will present Smart Living Day with expert advice on health, technology, security, green living and more – everything you need to help you live better and smarter. Presented by the Westmount Healthy City Project.
More information at 514 989-5226
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