Westmount Here & There
April 13, 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.
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
Visit the birds of the Technoparc wetlands
On Good Friday, 14 April from 10 am to noon, Visit the birds of the Technoparc wetlands. A human migration to meet the birds of the Technoparc Wetlands threatened by development, this event is free and open to all.
Meeting at the farm house on chemin St-François (east side of Trudeau Airport).
Transportation: By transit, metro Côte Vertu. There will be a free shuttle. Look for the guide with the green feather at the top of the escalator.
Please RSVP if you need a lift at email@example.com
Organized by Neil Whitehouse, Minister of Westmount Park United Church (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Read the article Saving the Technoparc Wetlands.
Images: courtesy of Westmount Park United Church
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Gallery at Victoria Hall – City of Westmount employees
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents the works of the City of Westmount employees from Friday, April 21 to Thursday, May 18.
Vernissage: Friday, April 21, from noon to 2 pm.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5521.
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
Orpheus Singers – A Canadian Choral Tapestry
On Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 pm at the Church of St. John the Evangelist (“The Redroof Church”), 137 President-Kennedy, Montreal (Metro Place-des-Arts, 80 bus), the Orpheus Singers present A Canadian Choral Tapestry: Discovering Canada’s rich and diverse musical heritage.
To commemorate the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal and the 150th anniversary of the birth of our country, discover the rich and diverse musical heritage this country offers, with music by Canadian composers. With works by Karen Young, David Scott Lytle, Claude Vivier, Gabriel Cusson, Lionel Daunais, Healey Willan & Sydney Perceval.
Adults: $20 – Seniors and students: $15
More information at 514-693-1634 or email@example.com
Image: courtesy of the Orpheus Singers
Lecture Series: Innovation, Technology & Medicine
On Thursday, April 27 at 7 pm in the Westmount Room of the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Healthy City Project and the MUHC Foundation will present Innovation, Technology & Medicine, the second in their 3-part joint venture Spring lecture series.
Penny Chipman, Manager of Oncology Research at the Centre for Innovative Medicine at the MUHC’s Research Institute, will describe how participating in a clinical trial can offer patients the opportunity to be treated with novel, state-of-the art therapies and how, with the new equipment available to the research community and patients, diagnoses and treatments can be discovered and treated faster.
Sweet Familiar Sounds
A Benefit Concert for St-Margaret’s Day Center will take place Saturday, April 29 at 2 pm at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve.
General admission: $ 25. Donations appreciated.
For more information contact Linda Lemay at 514 932-3630 ext. 3051 or Elizabeth Mourelatos at 514 932-3630 ext. 3047.
Image: courtesy of Westmount Park United Church
Lac-Mégantic: Life Loss Legacy
On Sunday, April 30 at 7 pm, an evening on the theme of Lac-Mégantic: Life Loss Legacy will take place at the Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater. Featuring Donald Winkler (Forty-seven Stations for a Ravaged Town); George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s Poet Laureate; a presentation by Bruce Campbell, Lac-Mégantic: Public Betrayal, Corporate Negligence, Justice Denied; a photo exhibition by Michel Huneault, The Long Night of Megantic; and more. With support from the Union of Canadian Transport Employees.
For more information contact Jack Locke at 514 484-0254.
Image: courtesy of the Sureté du Québec
WHS Secret Garden Tour
Tickets for the Westmount Horticultural Society’s upcoming Secret Garden Tour which will take place on Thursday, June 15, rain or shine, are now available. The seventh edition of this popular event gives you the opportunity to discover and explore ten of the most exceptional back gardens in our community.
Tickets are available at Victoria Hall or Westmount Library. Tickets are limited and sold on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $45 (includes route map and box lunch).
More information at 514 233-2788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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