Westmount Here & There
October 25, 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.


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

Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi – Find Your Way! – WestmountMag.ca

Haunted House: A Night at the Asylum

haunted house 2017 - WestmountMag.caOn Wednesday, October 31 at the Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, 401 Avenue Kensington, the haunted house is back on Halloween night! The whole family is invited to this terrifying and fun evening hosted by Westmount Public Security Department. Join in for A Night at the Asylum from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Halloween tips and safety guide
More information at 514 989-5367.

Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount

Exhibition: Cynthia Van Frank – Sud Ouest

Cynthia Van Frank - WestmountMag.caFrom Friday, November 2 until Monday, November 5, there will be an exhibition of artist Cynthia Van Frank’s Sud Ouest series at the E. K. Voland Gallery, Complexe du canal Lachine, 4710 St-Ambroise, Montreal.

Vernissage: Thursday, November 1 from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Gallery hours: 12:30 pm to 5 pm or by appointment.

More information at cynthiavanfrank@gmail.com


Special Armistice Exhibition

Armistice exhibition - Westmountmag.caFrom Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 11, the Royal Montreal Regiment’s special Armistice exhibition War: Is it Over? The Challenge of Peace will be presented at the Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.

One hundred years ago, on November 11, 1918, Germany and the Allied powers signed an armistice that put an end to four years of the bloodiest warfare the world had ever witnessed. The exhibition explains both Canada’s involvement in the 100 days leading up to the Armistice and the difficulties of a world transitioning towards peace.

Open weekdays from 10 am to 9 pm, weekends until 5 pm.
Free admission
Learn more at rmrmuseum.com

Image: courtesy of the Royal Montreal Regiment


Opéra de Montréal logo WestmountMag.caOn Sunday, November 4 from 10:30 am to noon at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be a discussion on Wagner’s Das RheingoldOpéra de Montréal is proud to offer a series of in-depth discussions on each opera of the season right before the premiere, with musicologist Pierre Vachon, Ph.D., a pianist and a singer.

Duration: 90 minutes with coffee break.
Presented (in English) by L’Opéra de Montréal.
The event is free. To reserve your place, call 514 989-5226.
For more information, please visit operademontreal.com

Remembrance Day Ceremony

photo: westmount cenotaphThe Mayor and Councillors of the City of Westmount invite citizens to the Remembrance Day Commemorative Service to be held Sunday, November 4 at 2 pm at the Cenotaph next to Westmount City Hall, 4333 Sherbrooke W, to remember and honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

More information at 514 989-5259.

Image: via StockPholio.com

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.

Image: via StockPholio.com


Artisans Westmount logo - WestmountMag.caOn Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 from 10:30 am to 5 pm, the annual Artisans Westmount event will take place in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W. Artisans Westmount is the perfect place to discover one-of-a-kind creations. Come admire the wonderful variety of quality items for sale by this year’s 35 fantastic artisans. Jewelry, ceramics, stationary, accessories, toys, and more – perfect gifts for the holiday season.

Admission: non-perishable food items or $2 for Public Security’s annual holiday food drive.
More information at 514 989-5226, artisans@westmount.org or on the Artisans Westmount Facebook page

Pet Thanksgiving Service

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On Sunday, November 11 at 4:30 pm at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, there will be a special pet thanksgiving service.

As part of its ongoing programme as a Living Church with a Faith in Nature Centre, Westmount Park United Church is dedicating a Sunday worship service to pet thanksgiving. This is intended to be an open service for Westmounters to celebrate and remember their pet(s). The service will last approximately one hour and include storytelling either by the pet-carer, or by the minister on their behalf.

Those who wish to know more because they wish to give thanks for their pet are invited to contact the church office at westmountparkuc@videotron.ca or leave a message at 514 937-1146 before Friday, October 9. A photo and a short description of the pet will be helpful.

Image: courtesy of Westmount Park United Church

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 centregreene.org

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 contactivitycentre.org

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.

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.

Tuesday, October 30 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Film Club – Leave No Trace
 (2018). 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, October 30 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Author Lecture Series: Elizabeth Hay. Author of All Things Consoled: A Daughter’s Memoir. 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 31 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.

Thursday, November 1 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Lecture – Tips and Techniques for Archiving Digital PhotosSarah Severson, McGill Library, Digital Library Services Coordinator, will talk broadly about personal digital archiving and introduce some concepts and techniques that you can bring home. In collaboration with McGill Library. In the Westmount Room.

Saturday, November 3
Session #1: 10 am to 1 pm
Session #2: 2 pm to 5 pm
Workshop – Tips and Techniques for Archiving Digital Photos. With Sarah Severson, McGill Library, Digital Library Services Coordinator and Lora Baiocco, Westmount Public Library, Online Services and Archives Librarian. A hands-on workshop with a brief lecture followed by work sessions for each part of the archiving lifecycle: planning and selecting; digital files and digitizing; organizing and describing; storing and sharing. Bring along a personal project – photos or documents that you would like to scan, or digital files you want to organize – and any other question about your own personal archiving projects. In collaboration with McGill Library. In the Westmount Room.

Tuesday, November 6 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Film Club – Documentary – Our People Will Be Healed (2017). Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film reveals how the Cree community in Norway House, Manitoba, has been enriched through the power of education. Discussions are led by Katherine Kasirer, NFB librarian. 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, November 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm
2 O’Clock Series – The 13 Clan Mothers of the 13 Moons: Wisdom Teachings of Indigenous Cultures. With Sylvia Bertolini, Artist. 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.

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 olds)
Wednesdays, 5 pm to 6:30 pm

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

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 +)

Monday, October 29 from 4 pm to 5 pm
French Book Club – Peur, voleur et film d’horreur by Sylviane Thibault. Come discuss some wonderful books with other 9 to 13 year olds. This book club meets once a month. In the Boardroom.

Thursday, November 1 from 4 pm to 5 pm
English Book Club for Teens – The Accidental Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle. Come discuss some wonderful books with other teens. This book club meets once a month. In the Boardroom. (13 to 17 year olds)

Thursday, November 1 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Children’s ESL Book Club – TBA. Come discuss some wonderful shorter books with other kids and practice your language skills. This book club is geared towards children who are learning English as a second language and love books. The group meets once a month. (7 years +)

Saturday, November 3
From 2 pm to 3 pm (4 to 6 year olds)
From 3 pm to 4 pm (7 to 12 year olds)
In the Storytime Room.

Tuesday, November 6 from 10 am to 11:30 am
Author Visit: Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel. Join Montreal authors Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel for a celebration of their latest picture book How to Catch A Bear Who Loves to Read. In the Westmount Room. (6 years +)

Thursday, November 8 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Make a Minion with Dawn of Imagination
. Come learn the art of hand sewing while making your own felt Minion. In the Storytime Room. (8 years +)

Saturday, November 10 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Robotics with Engineeius. In the Storytime Room. (6 to 8 year olds)

And over at the Atwater Library…

Atwater Library - WestmountMag.ca

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 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, November 1 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
A presentation on the touring art exhibition WAR Flowers, on at Château Ramezay from late October until March 31, 2019. Find out the backstory from WAR Flowers co-writers Viveka Melki, exhibition curator, and Alexander Reford, Director of Reford Gardens.


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.


Wednesday, November 7 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm
The Atwater Library’s annual benefit event will include a celebration of its 190th anniversary. The Guests of Honour are Alan Hogg and Grace Hogg of The George Hogg Family Foundation. The Hogg family is being honoured for all they have contributed to Montreal and Westmount over many decades as prominent business owners and philanthropists. The benefit is an opportunity to thank them publicly for their Foundation’s longstanding support of the library, as well as their support of many other worthwhile community endeavours.

Tickets priced at $150 are available online from CanadaHelps, which will immediately email a tax receipt for $125 per ticket. Tickets may also be purchased at the Library and payed by credit card (Visa and MasterCard), cheque payable to “Atwater Library”, or cash.

Bouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre – WestmountMag.caFeature image: Artie Siegel from Pexels

Consult our community calendar for more events.

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