Westmount Here & There
October 11, 2018

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Guy and Pilot

mary martha guy and gabrielle pilot - WestmountMag.caThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents the works of Mary Martha Guy and Gabrielle Pilot until Friday, October 26.

Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5265.


Annual Fundraising Cocktail

St-Leon Foundation - WestmountMag.caOn Thursday, October 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the SKY LOUNGE at YUL Condominiums (Tower 1), 1450 René-Lévesque W, 38th floor, join the Saint-Léon-de-Westmount School Foundation’s annual fundraising cocktail. You’ll spend a festive evening with fellow Westmounters, parents and friends of the Saint-Léon School community and enjoy musical entertainment from members of the Westmount Youth Orchestra. In doing so, you help the Saint-Léon-de-Westmount School Foundation raise funds to continue its primary mission since its creation in 1991: helping meet the needs of the school in order to enrich the educational experience of its students.

The contribution fee is $150 per person and you will enjoy a delicious cocktail dinatoire and take in the SKY LOUNGE’s exceptional panoramic views of Montreal and its surrounding areas.

Image: Ronald Diamond

Compagnie Baroque Mont-Royal Concert

Compagnie baroque Mont-Royal - WestmountMag.caCompagnie Baroque Mont-Royal revives the music of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau with Volez, amours et plaisirs, Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.

Tickets $20, available at Victoria Hall, the Westmount Public Library, and at
More information at 514 989-5226 (Victoria Hall) or visit

Image: courtesy of Compagnie Baroque Mont-Royal

Excellent wines for an excellent cause

Le parloir - WestmountMag.caOn Wednesday, October 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Le parloir, 424 Guy, suite G05, the Montreal SPCA invites you to an evening of wine-tasting and hors d’œuvres with proceeds helping animals.

Spend an evening in elegant surroundings with animal lovers like yourself, sampling fine wines specially selected by Vins Balthazard as you enjoy handcrafted vegan hors-oeuvres at the exclusive private wine cellar Le Parloir in the heart of fashionable Griffintown. A sommelier will guide you in trying different wines and learning about their taste profiles, histories and the ideal times to serve them.

Tickets: $125 per person*
For more information contact Sarah Williams at or visit
* This select evening is available to the first 100 people who buy tickets. Buy yours now and you will receive a tax receipt for $60. Must be 18 years or older to participate.

Image: courtesy SPCA

Jewish Foodways for the 21st Century

green chili latke - WestmountMag.caOn Sunday, October 28 at 3 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, prize-winning author Joan Nathan, food historian Lara Rabinovitch, as well as author and television personality Daphna Rabinovitch will provide tasting notes on how Jewish foodways have evolved from generation to generation.

Discussion moderated by journalist Susan Schwartz.
In collaboration with McGill University.
Free. More information at 514 989-5226.
To register, visit the event website.

Image: courtesy McGill University

CLSC flu vaccination clinic

photo: influenza vaccine clinicThe CLSC flu vaccination clinic in Westmount will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 10 am to 7 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W. Remember to bring your medicare card and to wear short sleeves.

The CLSC Métro offers the influenza vaccine free to certain groups, including people 75 years of age and over, pregnant women and persons with chronic diseases as well as their caregivers.

Note: Important changes to Quebec’s flu vaccination program: healthy persons between the ages of 60 and 74 years and healthy children between the ages of 6 and 23 months are no longer included in the flu vaccination program.

List of locations and dates where the flu vaccination is available.

The vaccine is also available by appointment in CLSCs beginning November 5. Use the link above to find out more and to book an appointment online. Appointments are not given for the external clinics, including November 7.

More information at 514 934-0354.

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Centre Greene Activities

Centre Greene westmountmag.caCentre 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

Image: courtesy of Centre Greene

Activities at Contactivity

contactivity centreContactivity 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

Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre

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Events at Westmount Public Library

Bibliothèque de Westmount library, Westmount QC _WestmountMag.ca4574 Sherbrooke W, Westmount
Events are free but registration is required.
Register at the Adult Desk or call 514 989-5299.

Fridays until October 19 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. More information at 514 989-5530 or In the Westmount Room.

Monday, October 15 from 1 pm to 3 pm
French Book Club – Serge Bouchard. Join the monthly meetings, led by Gisèle Magny. A lively discussion ensues over coffee. In the Westmount Room.

Tuesday, October 16 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series – Quebec’s Dark Scandal with Joanna Goodman, author of The Home for Unwanted Girls. The Westmount Public Library is proud to collaborate with the Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal to present a series of monthly lectures. Tickets $10/lecture, available at the door only. A sandwich lunch is available from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm for $6. In Victoria Hall.

Wednesday, October 17 from 10:15 am to noon
Poetry Workshop with Ann Lloyd. The Westmount Poetry Group meets to compose poetry together. Members propose themes at the beginning of each session and every two weeks after that. Everyone is welcome! In the Westmount Room.

Wednesday, October 17 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Author Lecture Series: Claire Holden Rothman. Author of Lear’s Shadow: A Novel. Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In the Westmount Room.

Wednesday, October 17 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Reading Group for Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: The Boaters and Sifters of ALP. Every third Wednesday of the month, join the circle skimming the surface or sifting through the layers of Finnegans Wake to see what is conceived. Bring an open mind and a copy of the book. In the Westmount Room.

Tuesday, October 23 from 7 pm to 9 pm
English Book Club – Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. With Carly Vandergriendt. A lively discussion ensues over coffee. In the Westmount Room.

Wednesday, October 24 from 2 pm to 4 pm
2 O’Clock Series – Seed saving workshop. With Lyne Bellemare, heritage seed producer and founder of Terre Promise. Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In the Westmount Room.

Thursday, October 25 from 7 pm to 9 pm
The Architectural Wealth of Westmount’s Houses of Worship. With David Hanna, heritage specialist and member of the Westmount Local Heritage Council. Westmount has inherited 13 houses of worship from different religious traditions. The architectural differences between each tradition will be explored. Also, a look at a number of repurposed religious buildings across Quebec. In the Westmount Room.

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.

photo: Westmount Library mascot


Tales for Toddlers (2 to 3 year olds)
Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11 am

Storytime & Craft (3 to 6 year olds – in French)
Tuesdays, 4 pm to 4:45 pm

Books for Babies (14 to 24 months)
Wednesdays, Group A: 10:10 am to 10:30 am; Group B: 11:10 am to 11:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time (6 to 13 months)
Wednesdays, 10:35 am – 10:55 am

Storytime & Craft (4 to 6 year olds)
Wednesdays, 4 pm to 4:45 pm

Caring Paws (7 to 13 year oldsl)
Wednesdays, 5 pm to 6:30 pm

4 O’Clock Club (7 to 13 year olds)
Thursdays, 4 pm to 4:45 pm

Friday, October 12 from 3:30 pm to 5 pm
Gaming at the Library. Join in on Friday afternoons for Rock Band, Wii, DDR and more! Snacks will be served. In the Storytime Room. (9 to 13 years)

Saturday, October 13 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Robotics with Engineeius. In the Storytime Room. (8 years +)

Thursday, October 18 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Advanced Readers Book ClubThe House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs. Come discuss some challenging books with other kids. Meetings are once a month. (9 years +)

Monday, October 22 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Spooky Craft. Don’t forget your costume! In the Storytime Room. (4 years +)

Saturday, October 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Halloween Extravaganza. Join in after hours for a magical night! Decorate a pumpkin at home (no carving please) and bring it to the Library until October 26 for the Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. When you bring in your decorated pumpkin, you will receive a free ticket to this event. Prizes will be awarded for the pumpkin contest. Be sure to wear your costume! A family event. (6 years +)

And over at the Atwater Library…

Atwater Library -

1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
Image: Frédéric Ryan – instagram (@feddomtl)


The Atwater Library Lunchtime Series features once-a-week presentations by leading writers, musicians, intellectuals, scientists, and many more people sharing their knowledge and experience with the Atwater Library community. Lunchtime Series events usually take place on Thursdays (but sometimes are on other days), from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Admission is free though donations are appreciated! Everyone is welcome and coffee and biscuits are served.

Thursday, October 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
The Right Honourable Paul Martin discusses Indigenous education and the Martin Family Initiative in conversation with Mutsumi Takahashi, CTV Montreal chief news anchor.

Thursday, October 18 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Janice Hamilton and Lucy Anglin recount the inspiring story of their group of family history enthusiasts and how they collaborated on the book Beads in a Necklace: Family Stories from Genealogy Ensemble.

Thursday, October 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Blood Orchid: How Women Feel, a musical revue. Singer-songwriter Barbara Lewis interprets powerful songs made famous by women such as Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt and Bette Midler, and performs some of her own.

Thursday, October 11 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin screens her latest film, Our People Will Be Healed, with Q&A.


The Atwater Library is partnering with the Alzheimer Society of Montreal to provide a monthly Alzheimer Café for Montrealers in the Library’s elegant Reading Room. Each session features socializing, refreshments, live music, and discussion about aspects of life with dementia. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Tanya Mayhew at or 514 935-7344.

Tuesday, October 16 from 1 pm to 3 pm
A presentation on How Can You Find Reliable Information about Health Topics Online? by Vera Granikov, research librarian, and Reem El Sherif, Ph.D. student/research assistant, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University. Discussion with refreshments.


Friday, October 26 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, October 27 from 10 am to 4 pm
The Atwater Library Fall Book Sale offers bargain-priced art books, biographies, books on history, classic literature, best-sellers and gift books, including collectibles.

Bouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre – WestmountMag.caFeature image: Andrew Burlone

Consult our community calendar for more events.