Westmount Here & There
November 22, 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 until Friday, December 14.

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

Papier Marché Exhibition

Daniela Zekina illustration - WestmnountMag.caUntil 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

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 info@meteque.ca


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


Westmount Park Church summer - WestmountMag.caThe Climate Café is a non-religious event open to everyone, organized by Westmount Park United Church as part of its Faith in Nature Centre, a community committed to building lasting relationship and partnerships for the well-being of the environment. Come to meet the growing number of neighbours who are concerned and want to make a difference!

Climate Café relaunches this month with two vegetarian cooking classes. One on Thursday, November 29 at 6 pm, animated by Marva Johnson, and another one on Thursday, December 13 at 6 pm, animated by Rekha from Contactivity luncheons. Both event will be held in the WPUC kitchen.

5$ entry fee per event to cover for ingredients.
Places are limited so please RSVP at faithinnature.wpuc@gmail.com
For more information contact Rev. Neil Whitehouse at westmountparkuc@videotron.ca

Image: Patricia Dumais

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 info@ascensionofourlord.ca

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 st-mathias.ca

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

Film Screening – The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science

Mayo Clinic PBS - WestmountMag.caTuesday, December 4 at Jeanne Sauvé House, 1514 Dr Penfield, Montreal, join Mountain Lake PBS for a screening of the latest Ken Burns documentary, The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science.

This event will explore the founding of the Mayo Clinic and discuss healthcare in the US and Canada in a discussion featuring guest Dr. Claude Deschamps, President & CEO, UVMHN Medical Group and former Mayo Clinic Chief of Surgery. Moderated by Mountain Lake PBS’ Thom Hallock.

Refreshments 6:30 pm / Film 7 pm
Info and RSVP: mountainlake.org/mayo

Image: PBS

Barbara Lewis: An Old Fashioned Christmas

Barbara Lewis - WestmountMag.caWednesday, December 5 at 7 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, Barbara Lewis celebrates the holiday season with a beautiful selection of Christmas music guaranteed to warm your heart.

With special guest, Cherylyn Toca.

Free tickets available at Victoria Hall and the Westmount Public Library.
More information at 514 989-5226

Image: courtesy Barbara Lewis


chanukah menorahOn Thursday, December 6 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm, the City of Westmount, in collaboration with Congregation Shaar Hashomayim and Temple Emmanu-El-Beth Sholom, invite the community to celebrate the festival of lights.

Candle lighting and reception at the Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, 401 Kensington, followed by ceremonial lighting outside City Hall.

Friends from all backgrounds, faiths, and religions are welcome!
Information at 514 989-5226.

Image: via StockPholio.com


Lyric Theatre Singers - WestmountMag.caThe Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia’s beautiful Loyola Chapel, 7121 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, to present their highly anticipated Candlelight Christmas concerts from December 6 to 9.

Musical director Bob Bachelor and the Singers present fresh and unique arrangements of carols, holiday standards and rare gems, ranging in styles from Celtic and Gospel to Pop and Swing, including Traditional, Jazz and seasonal Broadway tunes. Lyric’s rich sound is further enhanced by a small but impressive team of musicians: Chad Linsley (piano), Sheila Hannigan (cello), Tim Malloch (flute), Robin Best (harp), Carolyn Peters (violin), and Chris Barillaro, returns to Lyric to take up his position on keyboard and percussion for the festive musical feast.

Show dates and times: Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7 at 8 pm ; Saturday, December 8 at 4 pm ; and Sunday, December 9 at 1:30 pm.

General admission seating – wheelchair accessible
Tickets: adults $30 / students and seniors $28 / children 12 and under $14
Parking $6 on Campus, adjacent to the Chapel
Box Office: 514 743-3382, lyrictheatreboxoffice@gmail.com or lyrictheatrecompany.com

Image: courtesy of The Lyric Theatre Singers


peoples gospel choirThe Rotary Club of Westmount presents its annual concert featuring the People’s Gospel Choir on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 pm, in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.

In addition to Holiday favourites, the Choir and special guest Sylvie DesGroseilliers will perform an exceptional tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Tickets: $25 adults / $10 children under 12. Cash only.
Tickets available at Victoria Hall or purchase online at Eventbrite.
More information at 514 935-3344

Image: courtesy of the People’s Gospel Choir

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

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 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

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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 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.

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.

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

Wednesday, December 5 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Documentary Film Club – As The Crow Flies (2016). As the Crow Flies follows a group of the top young Royal Canadian Air Cadets as they undergo seven weeks at an elite flight-training camp to get their pilot’s license, which normally takes six to eight months. Discussions will be 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.

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

Until November 29

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

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)

Thursday, December 6 from 4 pm to 5 pm
English Book Club for Teens – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Come discuss some wonderful books with other teens. This book club meets once a month. In the Boardroom. (13 to 17 year olds)

Thursday, December 6 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Advanced Readers Book Club – Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Come discuss some challenging books with other kids. Meetings are once a month. (9 years +)

Saturday, December 8 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 - 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 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, December 6 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Author and collector Peter Blair presents Scotland in 3D. Prepare to be astounded by Victorian ingenuity and the beauty of Scotland. 3D glasses will be provided.


Thursday, November 22 from 6:30 to 8 pm
The group, led by Jocelyn Parr and Richard Cassidy, hosts a talk by Indigenous activist Russ Diabo. For more information, click here. Please register in advance at Reading.the.treaties@gmail.com


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 elise.m@videotron.ca

Feature image: Andrew Burlone

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

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