Westmount Here & There
June 21, 2018
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Fête nationale du Québec
Celebrate the arrival of summer with the Fête nationale du Québec festivities in Westmount Park (corner Melville and de Maisonneuve) on Friday, June 22 starting at 5 pm.
Grab a bite to eat from Le Jerry Mobile food truck and join in the Storywalk® launch. When the sun goes down, stay for a free outdoor concert and watch the Loons light up with a one-of-a-kind interactive light show.
5 pm – Crafts, games and activities – Face painting by Studio D
5:30 pm – Picnic Time – Le Jerry Mobile food truck – Cotton Candy and cash bar
6:30 pm – Storywalk® Lauch: Loula and Mister the Monster with author Anne Villeneuve
7:45 pm – Concert with Nostalgie 90, Québécois pop music of the 1990s
8 pm – Cupcakes for all
Rain venue: Victoria Hal, 4626 Sherbrooke W
More information at 514 989-5226
Westmount Canada Day
On Sunday, July 1 activities for the whole family await you: BBQ, Splash Bash at the Westmount Pool, cake for everyone, music and entertainment!
Noon – BBQ Lunch: hamburgers, hot-dogs and beverages. Organized by the Westmount YMCA Teen Zone. At the Westmount Recreation Centre
1 pm – Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in Victoria Hall
2 pm – Splash Bash: games and prizes, at the Westmount Pool
3 pm – Canada Day Cake, at the Westmount Recreation Centre
More information at 514 989-5353
SPCA Snout & About
On Sunday, July 8, participate in the SPCA Snout & About event ― the biggest dog walk in Montreal. You’ll spend a festive day with fellow animal-lovers, all while denouncing the cruelty that they too often face. In doing so, you’ll also help the Montreal SPCA raise funds to continue its primary mission, as it has been doing for nearly 150 years: protecting animals and representing their interests.
The registration fee is only $20 per person (not per animal) and entitles you to a bag full of surprises for you and your loyal companion. You can also register as a family!
When: Sunday, July 8 from 10 am to 2 pm (rain or shine)
Where: Smith House in Mount-Royal Park.
Register in advance.
Image: courtesy of the Montreal SPCA
Summer Concerts 2018
Enjoy jazz, classical and popular music Sunday afternoons at 2 pm by the lagoon in Westmount Park – bring your picnic and a chair.
July 8 – 2 Little Birds, 70s cover band
July 15 – La Horde Vocale, vocal ensemble
July 22 – Gramophone, pop/rock
July 29 – Derek Falls Trio, blues/R&B
August 5 – Contra-Danza, classical
August 12 – The Bagg Street Klezmer Band, klezmer
August 19 – Words and Music
Rain venue: Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W
More information at 514 989-5226
Come celebrate Repercussion Theatre’s 30th season of Shakespeare-in-the-Park with a contemporary, gender-bent take on a classic love story: Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love. Bring a chair and enjoy the bard under the stars in Westmount Park.
In this tragic tale of young love and old grudges, we enter a world calcified by hate. As two young people gallop full speed towards love, they are broken by (and ultimately break down) the walls erected by the previous generation. With a cast of ten dynamic performers, an eye-catching design and live music, this show is not to be missed.
Tuesday, July 10 at 7 pm
Wednesday, July 11 at 7 pm
Saturday, July 28 at 7 pm
Sunday, July 29 at 7 pm
More information at 514 989-5226 or repercussiontheatre.com
Group exhibition at the Gallery
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is proud to present the works of Sirin Baki, Kristin Bennett, Anna Gedalof, Luci Lacava, Claire Salzberg and Keyuan Wang from Thursday, July 12 to Saturday, August 18.
Vernissage: Wednesday, July 11 from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, closed.
More information at 514 989-5226.
Image: courtesy City of Westmount
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
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
Events at Westmount Public Library
4574 Sherbrooke W, Westmount
Events are free but registration is required.
Register at the Adult Desk or call 514 989-5299.
Fridays until June 29 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Tales and Travels. The Tales and Travels Series is a weekly activity for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Spots are limited. Registration is required. For more information, please contact Daniel Míguez de Luca at 514 989-5530 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Film Club – In the Fade (German with English sub-titles). Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In Victoria Hall.
Tuesday, June 26 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Author Lecture Series: Dr Brian Goldman. Author of The Power of Kindness. Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In Victoria Hall.
Westmount Library’s Events and Programs for Kids
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.
Thursday, June 21 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Science of Magic. Do you believe in magic? Discover how magical science can be and the science behind some magic tricks. In the Storytime Room. (7 years +)
Friday, June 22 from 6:30 pm to 7 pm
Launch – StoryWalk® with Anne Villeneuve, Loula and Mister the Monster. 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 and illustrator Anne Villeneuve to kick off the Saint-Jean National Day celebrations in the park. In Westmount Park.
Wednesdays, July 4 to August 22 from 10:30 am to 11 am
Family Storytime and Songs. No registration is necessary. Participants will be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the Storytime Room (6 months to 36 months)
Wednesday, July 4 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Feed Your Passions: Art and Stories. I love Dinos. In the Storytime Room (3 to 6 year olds)
Thursday, July 5 at 4 pm
Movie Day – Ratatouille. In the Westmount Room (6 years +)
Tuesday, July 10 from 4 pm to 4:30 pm
Findlay’s Diner – photos! Join in at Findlay’s Diner! Get a picture of you and your favourite book with Findlay Featherton. Other Photo Booth Day: Tuesday, August 14, 4 pm to 4:30 pm.
Wednesday, July 11 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Feed Your Passions: Art and Stories. I love Sports. In the Storytime Room (3 to 6 year olds)
Thursday, July 12 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Detective Science. With Mad Science. Examine fingerprints, mystery powders, ink samples and teeth impressions. In the Storytime Room (7 to 12 year olds)
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
Image: Frédéric Ryan – instagram (@feddomtl)
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.
Thursday, June 28 at 7 pm
Readings by bill bissett, Adeena Karasick and Catherine Kidd. With support from the League of Canadian Poets. Facebook event.
ATWATER LIBRARY LAWN BOOK SALE
Tuesday, July 24 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!