Westmount Here & There
April 27, 2017
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Remembering Expo 67
Do you remember the excitement and magic of expo 67, the most successful world’s fair of the 20th century? Do you have an anecdote about expo 67 that you wish to share with WestmountMag.ca readers? Well this is your chance! Send in your text (between 50 and 100 words) to email@example.com by Thursday, April 27 and look for it in our upcoming article Remembering Expo 67.
Deadline extended to Wednesday, May 3.
Derek Walker Volunteer of the Year Award
The WMA is seeking nominations for the 2017 Derek Walker Volunteer of the Year Award that is to be presented at its upcoming annual general meeting on Wednesday, May 10.
If you know of a Westmount resident whom you believe is deserving of this award, who is not an employee of the city or a city councillor, and not one of your own family members, please send your nomination to Marilynn Gillies at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mavis Young at email@example.com by April 28, 2017.
More information may be found on the WMA website at wma-amw.org
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.
Frédérique Ulman-Gagné at the McClure
The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, presents Les choses, featuring the recent works of Frédérique Ulman-Gagné.
For the exhibition Les Choses, the gallery will be taken over by large-scale paintings that open up a dialogue with the exhibition. Les Choses will be comprised of visual scenes without characters and stories. Instead, the scenes focus on the vitality of seemingly endless colours and abstract forms.
Vernissage: Thursday, April 27 at 6 pm
Exhibition: April 28 to May 20
Artist’s Talk: Thursday, May 4 at 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm
More information at 514 488-9558 or go to visualartscentre
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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
Falaise St. Jacques clean-up
The Falaise St. Jacques needs your help! On Saturday, April 29, at 10 am come help clean up this urban green space, located between St. Jacques and highway 136.
Meet at Madison and St. Jacques.
Supplies will be provided.
Organized by Sauvons la falaise and the Green Coalition with the support of the boroughs of Sud-Ouest Montréal and Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Montréal.
Read about the Falaise St. Jacques: A forgotten wilderness in the heart of the city
Image: Andy Riga
Expo 67: Mission Impossible
On Saturday, April 29 at 7 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be the English Premiere of the documentary film Expo 67: Mission Impossible with guest speakers and a pop-up ‘ecomuseum’ segment that will permit the audience to share their Expo 67 memories and mementos.
Cash bar. Free tickets available at Victoria Hall and the Library.
More information at 514 989-5226 and Expo-67.ca
Read the article Expo 67: Mission Impossible
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
Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal Lecture
On Tuesday, May 2 at 12:30 pm, at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, The Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal presents What does it mean to live sustainably? with Kelly Hawke Baxter, Founding Executive Director and Board member, The Natural Step Canada.
Preceded by a presentation of the Public Speaking winners and their prize-winning speeches from the EMSB and the Quebec Association of Independent Schools.
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
Ballroom Blitz Dance Evening
On Saturday, May 6, from 8 pm to midnight, at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, it’s the Ballroom Blitz. Enjoy an evening of dance – ballroom, swing, rumba, and more – accompanied by a big band with 17 musicians. Cash bar.
Tickets: $25 at the door / $20 in advance (1 drink included). Available at Victoria Hall and the Library, and online at Eventbrite.ca
More information at 514 989-5226.
Fundraiser for NDG Food Depot
The Burton Street Singers will host their eight musical cabaret night on Saturday, May 6 at Kensington Presbyterian Church Auditorium, 6225 Godfrey, corner of Kensington in NDG, to raise funds for the NDG Food Depot.
To commemorate Canada’s birthday, this year’s show features works by Canadian composers and/or lyricists. Performing as an octet as well as in smaller ensembles, these talented singers will cover French-Canadian folk songs and modern works by composer Stephen Chatman, classics by Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot and Leonard Cohen, and originals from the group’s very own Isabel Belina. Come and celebrate Canadian music!
Show is at 8 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $15; $5 for children 12 and under.
Snacks and drinks will be for sale.
For more information contact Phillipa Rispin at 514 481-9861 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: courtesy of the Burton Street Singers
MUHC/Cycle Neron CycleSwap
On Sunday, May 7 from 8 am to 3:30 pm in the parking lot of 5100 de Maisonneuve W, there will be a CycleSwap, a fundraising event organized by the Friends of the MUHC and Cycle Neron.
Have you outgrown your old bike, want a different type of bike or have one to sell? You can buy or sell a bike! Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sale of all bikes will go towards improving patient welfare at the MUHC.
More information at Eventbrite.ca
WHS Talk: Create a Beautiful Environment-Friendly Garden
On Tuesday, May 9, from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Horticultural Society presents guest speaker Elaine Sanders, garden and landscape designer, coach and writer.
Learn top tips and design choices for creating a garden that will be healthy, productive and stunning.
Doors open 6:30 pm for tea, coffee and homemade cookies.
Entrance: members free, guests $5.
More information at 514 233-2788.
WMA Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Westmount Municipal Association (WMA) will take place on Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
Reception: 6:30 pm
Meeting: 7 pm
Special guest speaker: Peter F. Trent – “Westmount: Shaping the course ahead”
Awarding of the Derek Walker Volunteer of the Year Award.
A reminder to WMA members that annual membership fees of $10 for individuals and $15 for families, are due by the date of the Annual General Meeting. You can join or renew via Paypal or mail your cheque to: PO Box 653, Succursale Victoria, Westmount, Qc H3Z 2Y7.
For more information go to wma-amw.org
JDRF Young Leaders’ Cocktail
On Thursday, May 11 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Rialto Theatre, 5723 du Parc, Montreal, the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation presents its 3rd edition of The Young Leaders’ Cocktail.
The Young Leaders’ Cocktail is a fundraising networking event for Montreal’s young professionals and entrepreneurs, where all proceeds are donated to JDRF related projects dedicated to Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. Some of Montreal’s best restaurateurs and caterers will be on site to offer guests a varied selection of delicious canapés and sweets!
Tickets are $30 (taxes and service fees included) and may be purchased at rialto.ticketpro.ca
All tickets purchased before April 27 include 2 complimentary drinks.
For more information contact Andria Carosielli at email@example.com
Image: Rodrigi Trigueros
Let’s Talk Opera!
On Sunday, May 14 at 10:30 am, La bohème, the last in a 3-part series of opera talks will take place at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
Opéra de Montréal is proud to offer opera lovers or newcomers a brand new series of in-depth discussion on each opera of the season right before the premiere. Plot, music, voices, cultural context, composer, style… everything you ever wanted to know to better prepare you to attend the performance, with musicologist Pierre Vachon (Ph.D.), a pianist and a singer. Duration: 90 minutes with coffee break.
Presented in English by Opéra de Montréal.
For more more information, and to RSVP, please visit their website.
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!
2017 Book Sale: Friday, May 5 from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, May 6 from 9 am to 2 pm.
Book donations accepted. With a special Seedling Sale fundraiser this year!
Information at 514 931-6202 or consult centregreene.org
Image: courtesy of Centre Greene
ATWATER POETRY PROJECT
An almost-monthly poetry reading series that brings the best local, Canadian, and international poets together with a passionate audience of poetry fans.