Westmount Here & There
November 15, 2018

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Anthony Hobbs

painting Anthony Hobbs - WestmountMag.caThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents paintings by Anthony Hobbs from Thursday, November 15 to Friday, December 14.

Meet the artists and gallery curator Victoria LeBlanc on Tuesday, November 20 at 7 pm.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5265.

Image: painting by Anthony Hobbs

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

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

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

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

Fait ici à NDG Art Fair and Indoor Market

Fait à NDG logo - WestmountMag.caSaturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, the Fait ici à NDG Art Fair and Indoor Market will take place at the Atelier d’Art Métèque, 5442 Côte St. Luc, NDG (corner Earnscliffe). Come discover local artists, artisans, inventors, businesses and crafters, all that’s cooking and brewing in the hood!

Featuring paintings, drawings, design and printing, jewelry, clothes, biscuits, funny cakes and much more. Not to be missed!
Time : 10:30 am to 5 pm on both days.
Free admission.
More information at 514 963-9044 or


The Héma-Québec Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, November 28 from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.

Give the gift of life.

More information at 514 989-5226 (Victoria Hall) or Héma-Québec

Sacred Music for the Christmas Season

Ascension of our Lord church WestmountMag.caSunday, December 2 at 3 pm at the Ascension of Our Lord Church, 375 Kitchener, the members of the Parish invite the public to join them for an afternoon choral concert featuring Sacred Music for the Christmas Season, under the direction of Music Director and organist Dr. David Szanto. A reception will follow the concert.

There is no admission fee however a freewill donation would be appreciated.
Proceeds from the concert will go towards helping cover the cost of refurbishing the church’s beautiful heritage Casavant organ.

For more information call 514 932-3131 or email

Image: WikiMedia – Creative Commons

In Dulci Jubilo, a Christmas Concert

st-mathias church, westmount quebecSunday, December 2 at 4 pm,  St. Matthias’ Anglican Church, 131 Côte St-Antoine (corner Metcalfe), invites the public to its Christmas Concert In Dulci Jubilo with the St. Matthias’ Choir and a Brass Ensemble. Music by Praetorius, Pachelbel, Pinkham, Schafer, Gabrielli and Scheidt. Featuring Musical Director Scott Bradford and Alexis Basque at the trumpet.

Free will offering, reception follows.
More information at

Image: St. Matthias’ Anglican Church / Westmount Historical Association

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

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:

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?

Wednesday, November 28 at 3 pm
Temple Book Club with Rabbi Greenspan

Wednesday, November 28 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Temple 136th Anniversary Chanukah Raffle Extravaganza

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

Image: Genevieve2 from Wikimedia Commons 

Linen Chest

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, 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.

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.

Tuesday, November 27 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Film Club – Les gardiennes
(2017). In French with English subtitles. 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 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm
English Book Club – The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani. With Carly Vandergriendt. A lively discussion ensues over coffee. In the Westmount Room.

Wednesday, November 28 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, November 28 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Author Lecture Series: Helen Humphreys. Author of Machine Without Horses: 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.

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

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)

Monday, November 26 from 4 pm to 5 pm
French Book Club – La guerre des tuques by Roger Cantin. Come discuss some wonderful books with other 9 to 13 year olds. This book club meets once a month. In the Boardroom.

Starting Wednesday, November 28 at 10 am
Winter Registration

Saturday, December 1 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Writing Workshop for Tweens. With Andrew Katz, MA in Creative Writing. In the Westmount Room. (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 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.

Wednesday, November 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Elizabeth Kirkland, Ph.D., historical researcher and Dawson College teacher, discusses Lady Julia Drummond (1860-1942) and her contributions to social reform in Canada and the Great War effort in Montreal and London.


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 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.


Wednesday, November 21 from 5 pm to 6 pm
The Atwater Library celebrates the 190th anniversary of its founding with a reception in the main lobby. Read about its history.


Friday, November 30 from 2 pm to 4 pm
What’s in a Description? Poems About Art — A Fun Writing Activity for All. Come have some fun at a short writing activity with poet Domenica Martinello. From Keats’ Ode on a Grecian Urn to Morgan Parker’s poems about Beyoncé songs, explore poems about art and write a few of your own. FREE and open to all. For more information email

Feature image: Andrew Burlone

Bouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre – WestmountMag.caConsult our community calendar for more events.

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