Westmount Here & There
November 1, 2018

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

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


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

Image: courtesy of the Royal Montreal Regiment

Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi – Find Your Way! –


Opéra de Montréal logo WestmountMag.caSunday, 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

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.

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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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Artisans Westmount logo - WestmountMag.caSaturday, 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, or on the Artisans Westmount Facebook page

Pet Thanksgiving Service

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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 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

Pub Quiz

Pub Quiz - WestmountMag.caWednesday, November 14 at 7 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, test your trivia skills at Westmount’s first ever Pub Quiz night. Are you smarter than your neighbours? Find out! Register as a team (4-6 players) or individually and play with new friends.

Free admission. Prizes. Cash bar.
Reserve a spot on Eventbrite or call 514 989-5226.

Image: courtesy of City of Westmount

Treats and Treasures at Centre Greene

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Saturday, November 17 from 10 am to 4 pm, Centre Greene, 1090 Greene, is hosting its annual Treats and Treasures Bazaar and Crafts Sale from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Bazaar will include over 30 artisans displaying their handiwork, as well as baked goods, a raffle and the Empty Bowls Project. A light lunch will be served. Admission is free and all proceeds will go to supporting our community programs.

More information at 514-931-6202 or visit

Image: Erica Bloom


Westmount Youth Orchestra logo - WestmountMag.caOn Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 pm at Mountainside United Church, 687 Roslyn, the Westmount Youth Orchestra promises an evening of striking repertoire under the baton of Maestra Jean MacRae. On the programme : The Russian Easter Ouverture by the composer Nikolaï Rimsky-Korsakov and the magnificent Symphonie No 2, also known as The Little Russian, by the Piotr Illitch Tchaïkovsky.

At this first concert of the season, the Westmount Youth Orchestra is pleased to present the Concerto No 1 in G minor for violin and orchestra by the German composer Max Bruch, performed by soloist Jaewon Park, violinist with the orchestra since 2017.

More information at 514 395-9425 or visit
Tickets can be purchased from members of the orchestra, at the door or online at 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

book sale westmountmag.caSaturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 10 am to 5 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, the Friends of the Library Book Sale will take place. Organized by the Friends of the Westmount Public Library, all proceeds from the sale go towards the purchase of new materials for the Library. Contemporary novels, non-fiction, art and children’s books in prime condition may be left at the Library for the sale.

More information at 514 989-5299.

Image: Phil Roeder via

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

Craft Sale & Bazaar
Thursday, November 8 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Christmas gift section, handcrafted items, hand-woven scarves, home-baked goods, hand-knit children’s outfits, jewelry, and-knit scarves, hats, slippers and socks, books, quality 2nd hand fashions, and hot dog stand.
All proceeds benefit non-profit Contactivity’s services.

Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre

Upcoming Programs at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom

Temple Emanuel - WestmountMag.caThe following events will take place at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, 395 Elm:

Thursday, November 1 from 4 pm to 7 pm and Sunday, November 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Temple Art Hive

Thursday, November 1 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm
CPR & Heimlich Manoeuvre Course: Learn how to save a life in just a few hours

Thursday, November 8 at 8 am
Rosh Chodesh

Friday, November 9 at 6 pm
Shabbaton with Dr. Ron Wolfson – Community Shabbat dinner and services

Monday, November 12 at 7 pm
The Complexities of Grand-parenting

For more information or to register, call 514 937-3575 #213

Image: Genevieve2 from Wikimedia Commons 

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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, 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.

Monday, November 12 from 1 pm to 3 pm
French Book Club – Claudie Gallay. Join the monthly meetings, led by Gisèle Magny. A lively discussion ensues over coffee. In the Westmount Room.

Wednesday, November 14 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.

Fridays, November 16 to December 14 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Tales and Travels. A weekly activity for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Registration is required and spaces are limited. More information at 514 989-5530 or at In the Westmount Room.

Saturday, November 17 from 10 am to noon
Guess the Giller. Join in for a special breakfast and meet Shelley Pomerance and Library staff who will discuss the books that have been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s largest literary prize. 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

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)

Friday, November 16 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. (9 to 13 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, 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.

Thursday, November 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Poet Larissa Andrusyshyn speaks on Poetic Science: Taking Liberties in Poetry and Science by Exploring How They Intertwine.


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.


The Atwater Library Book Club is led with intelligence and skill by author Mary Soderstrom.

Wednesday, November 14 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.


Thursday, November 15 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Poet Larissa Andrusyshyn leads a guided writing activity. Through writing exercises, participants will delve into the connections between the worlds of poetry and science and the language that inspires. Free and open to all. Advance registration NOT required.

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

Consult our community calendar for more events.