Westmount Here & There
November 8, 2018

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

Special Armistice Exhibition

Armistice exhibition - Westmountmag.caUntil 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


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, artisans@westmount.org or on the Artisans Westmount Facebook page

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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 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

WHS Talk: The Gardens of Normandy

gardens of Normandy - WestmountMag.caOn Tuesday, November 13 from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Horticultural Society presents The Gardens of Normandy with David Leeman, designer and former head gardener at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

In 2016 David had the opportunity to tour the gardens of Normandy accompanied by John Massey of Ashwood Nurseries and Ontario plantswoman Marion Jarvie. His photographs include a visit to Le Vasterivale, the garden of the late Princess Gertza, as
well as other exceptional horticultural landmarks.  

Doors open 6:30 pm for tea, coffee and cookies.
Entrance: members free, guests $5.
Everyone welcome.
More information at 514 233-2788.

Image: courtesy of David Leeman

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

treats and treasures

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 centregreene.org

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 ojw.ca
Tickets can be purchased from members of the orchestra, at the door or online at ojw.ca/shop 

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 StockPholio.com

Papier Marché Exhibition

Daniela Zekina illustration - WestmnountMag.caFrom Tuesday, November 20 until Sunday, November 25, the Papier Marché exhibition of works of art on paper will take place at the Galerie 2456, 2456 Beaubien, Montreal. Featuring the works of Daniela Zekina, Renée Roy, Peter Boyadjieff, Liliane Fortier, Ginette Chalifoux, Katya Cristova, Lyette Archambault and Judith Dufour.

Exhibition hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday, from 3 pm to 8 pm
Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm

Visit the event Facebook page.

Image: illustration by Daniela Zekina

RIVO Benefit – From Surviving to Living

Bïa - WestmountMag.caThursday, November 22 at 6 pm at the Lion D’Or, 1676 Ontario E, RIVO invites the public to a benefit gala entitled De la survie à la vie | From Surviving to Living to celebrate 25 years of providing psychological support to refugees.

Enjoy an exquisite meal concocted by Au Petit Extra, followed by an excerpt from the extraordinary Corps Amour Anarchie / Léo Ferré show, created by PPS Danse and starring famous Brazilian signer Bïa and up and coming Quebec music star Alexandre Désilet.

Purchase tickets at CanadaHelps
More information at rivo-resilience.org

Image: Bïa by Christina Alonso

Rock & Roll Dance Party

Rock and Roll Dance - WestmountMag.caOn Saturday, November 24 at 7 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, Vintage Wine will be treating Westmounters to a night of 50s and 60s era rock & roll with a special spotlight on Motown. Bring your dancing shoes!

Cash bar.
Tickets: $15
Available at Victoria Hall and the Westmount Public Library.
More information at 514 989-5226.

Image: courtesy City of Westmount

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

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 8 at 8 am
Rosh Chodesh

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 20 at 11:30am
Lunch Together
Mutsumi Takahashi (CTV News): A Life in Media

Thursday, November 22 from 4 pm to 7 pm
Temple Art Hive

Friday, November 23 at 7:45 pm
In the Navy: What’s a Nice Jewish Girl Doing in a Place Like This?

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.

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 mdenisdaigneault@westmount.org. 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.

Tuesday, November 20 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series – China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada with James Manicom, Ph.D. 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,November 21 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.

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 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 - 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, 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.

Thursday, November 22 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Author Michael Carin discusses his new book Churchill At Munich and muses about parallels between 1930s Europe and today’s world with Putin and Trump.


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.


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 tmayhew@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514 935-7344.

Tuesday, November 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm
A presentation on Technology for Everyone: Designing for Aging and Dementia by Carrie Jiamin Dai, Ph.D. student and research assistant, School of Information Studies, McGill University. Discussion with refreshments.

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

Consult our community calendar for more events.