A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Montreal Camera Club 125th anniversary
The Montreal Camera Club celebrates its 125th anniversary with an exhibition showcasing the work of about fifty current members, as well as a historical section with archival prints by MCC members from the 1890s to 1950s.
Until Thursday, June 29 from noon till 6 pm. At the McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria.
Habitat ’67 – The Shape of Things to Come
Learn more about Habitat ’67 – architect Moshe Safdie’s pioneering urban housing – in activities organized for the exhibition Habitat ’67 vers l’avenir/ The Shape of Things to Come at the UQAM Centre de design, 1440 Sanguinet, Montreal (Metro Berri).
Paying tribute to the internationally renowned architect, this exhibition is free and presented until August 13, Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to 6 pm, and is part of the official programming of Montreal’s 375th anniversary.
Habitat ’67 guided tours Offered until October 2017 Cost: $20 plus taxes and service fees It is now exceptionally possible to visit Habitat ’67 for its 50th anniversary. English or French 90-minute guided tours will let the public discover this unique architectural gem and learn more about its origins and its evolution throughout the last 50 years.
Westmount’s 150th Canada Day celebrations take place at Westmount Park, on Saturday, July 1 starting at 11 am. Fun for the entire family!
11 am – Canadian Citizenship Ceremony On the roof, Westmount Recreation Centre 12:30 pm – BBQ Lunch Hamburgers, hot-dogs and beverages. Organized by the Westmount YMCA Teen Zone. At the Westmount Recreation Centre. 2 pm – Splash Bash Games and prizes. In the Westmount Pool. 3 pm – Canada Day Cake At the Westmount Recreation Centre. 6:30 pm – Celebrate Canada Day – Westmount Style! Food trucks, refreshments, music and entertainment for all. In the field in front of Westmount Park School. 9:30 pm – Party Time! Interactive light show. In Westmount Park.
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is proud to present the works of Lucie Bernard, Ann Elsdon, Eva Ferenczy Reichmann, Brent Maclaine, Eliane Rivard and Douglas Scott from July 6 to August 11.
Vernissage : Wednesday, July 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm. 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 2017
Enjoy jazz, classical and popular music Sunday afternoons by the lagoon in Westmount Park — bring a picnic and a chair.
July 9– Durham County Poets – Soulfolk July 16 – Corey & Sheila – Jazz July 23 – Chorus Trio – Soul and R&B July 30 – Handmade Journey – Jazz and Latin American August 6 – Bluzz Jazz Band – Jazz August 13 – QuaVaria – Vocal ensemble
More information at 514 989-5226. Rain location: Mouton Noir Café in the Westmount Recreation Centre, 4675 Ste-Catherine W.
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.
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!
Registration is required for all events. To register, present your child’s library card at the Children’s Desk. For more information, call 514 989-5229.
Wednesdays until July 26 from 10:30 am to 11 am Family Storytime and Songs. No registration necessary. Participants will be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the Storytime Room (6 months to 3 years)
Thursday, June 29 from 4 pm to 5 pm Hoop Dancing. With professional dancer Barbara Diabo. Barbara is from the Mohawk Nation and will share her culture with us through dance, music, and storytelling. In the Westmount Room. (5 years +)
Friday, June 30 to Saturday, August 5 Storywalk® with The Hockey Sweater. A Storywalk® is a fun actvity that places a children’s book along a path in the park. Share your photos with us using the hashtag #WPLStorywalk. Special launch with author Roch Carrier and illustrator Sheldon Cohen at 6:30 pm on Friday, June 30 in Westmount Park.
Friday, June 30 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm PJs and Stories, and Movies, Oh my! For the whole family! 6:30 pm – Storywalk® Launch of the Canadian Classic The Hockey Sweater. In Westmount Park. 7 pm – The LEGO Batman Movie with popcorn and drinks. In Victoria Hall. Don’t forget that your entire family is welcome to wear pj’s!
Wednesday, July 5 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm Art and Stories from Coast to Coast to Coast: Maritime Merriment (3 to 6 year olds)
Thursday, July 6 from 4 pm to 5 pm Dinosaurs of Canada. With Ingrid Birker from the Redpath Museum. In the Storytime Room (6 years +)
Saturday, July 8 from 6 pm to 9 pm After Hours Campout in the Library. Join in for some Canadian songs, stories, and games! Registration required. In the Storytime Room (8 to 13 year olds)
Wednesday, July 12 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm Art and Stories from Coast to Coast to Coast: Prairie Skies (3 to 6 year olds)
Thursday, July 13 from 4 pm to 5 pm Anne of Green Gables Tea Party. In the Storytelling garden. (4 years +)
Friday, July 14 from 3 pm to 5 pm Travel Canada on a Postcard! We’ll take your picture and put you somewhere in Canada. Pick up your personalised postcard on your next visit and you can send it to family and friends.
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
SUMMER BREAK – The Lunchtime Series, Atwater Poetry Project, Book Club and Alzheimer Café recess for the summer and resume in September.
ATWATER LIBRARY LAWN BOOK SALE
Tuesday, July 11 from 10 am to 3 pm The Atwater Library Lawn Book Sale features a great variety of books, including lots of paperbacks – all at rock-bottom prices!
Donations Wanted The Library welcomes donations of books in good condition and also DVDs. Please note that Harlequin romances, encyclopedias, text books, out-of-date computer books or National Geographic magazines are not accepted as there’s no market for them. Please drop off donations at the Tupper Street entrance.
HISTORY AT THE LIBRARY
The Artistic Mr. Wilson exhibition in the main-floor reading room opened on May 22 and continues until the end of August 2017. George Washington Wilson was a pioneering photographer in Scotland, who famously photographed Queen Victoria and is also remembered for his innovations in landscape photography. Curated by Edward McCann, the exhibition includes important Wilsonian photographs from the McCann collection as well as historic apparatus.
The permanent Atwater Writers Exhibition, also on the main floor, tells the history of English-language writing in Quebec from the 1760s to today. New displays are planned for Fall 2017.