Westmount Here & There
June 20, 2019
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
FÊTE NATIONALE DU QUÉBEC
On Friday, June 21 in Westmount Park (south of the playground), celebrate the arrival of summer with Fête nationale du Québec festivities!
Grab a bite to eat from the Dim Sum Montréal and Winneburger food trucks, enjoy a magic show, and join the Storywalk® launch. When the sun goes down, stay for cake and a free outdoor concert.
5 pm – Magic show with Jody M from Montrealmagic
Crafts, games and activities. Face painting by Studio D.
5:30 pm – Picnic Time
Dim Sum Montréal and Winneburger food trucks. Cotton Candy and cash bar.
6 pm – Special craft
Decorate a bear cookie
6:30 pm – Storywalk® Lauch
How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read with authors Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel
7 pm – Cake for all
7:30 pm – Concert: Marc Angers et les Fils du diable
Marc Angers et les Fils du diable will get you dancing with their lively show mixing traditional folk music and Irish instrumental pieces!
Rain venue: Victoria Hall (4626 Sherbrooke W)
More information at 514 989-5226
WESTMOUNT CANADA DAY
On Monday, July 1, activities for the whole family await you: BBQ, Splash Bash at the Westmount Pool, cake for everyone, music and entertainment!
11 am – Canadian Citizenship Ceremony
In Victoria Hall
Noon – BBQ Lunch
Hamburgers, hot-dogs and beverages
Organized by the Westmount YMCA Teen Zone
At the Westmount Recreation Centre
2 pm – Splash Bash
Games and prizes
At the Westmount Pool
3 pm – Canada Day Cake
At the Westmount Recreation Centre
More information at 514 989-5353
SUMMER CONCERTS 2019
Enjoy jazz, classical and popular music on Sundays at 2 pm by the lagoon in Westmount Park – bring your picnic and a chair!
July 7 – Juliana & Jesse
July 14 – Handmade Journey/Marcel A Trio
July 21 – Sam Kirmayer Trio
July 28 – Duo Contra-Danza
August 4 – Lady and the Tramps
August 11 – Words and Music
Rain venue: Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
More information at 514 989-5226.
Centre Greene Activities
Centre 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!
Centre Greene Summer Day Camp
For children 5 to 11 years old. Runs from June 25 to August 16.
Summer Day Camp Info Brochure
For more information, call 514 931-6202 or visit centregreene.org
Image: courtesy of Centre Greene
Activities at Contactivity
Contactivity 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
Events at Westmount Public Library
4574 Sherbrooke W, Westmount
Events are free but registration is required.
Register at the Adult Desk or call 514 989-5299.
Fridays until June 21 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Tales & Travels Series. A weekly activity for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Full details at 514 989-5530 or email@example.com. In the Westmount Room.
Tuesday, June 25 from 7 pm to 9 pm
English Book Club – Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. A lively discussion ensues over coffee. 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.
From June 17 to June 22
Read away your fines! Get Your Summer Read On is the official registration kick-off for the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club across Canada. For kids: Every 15 minutes of reading is worth $1.00. You can read down any or all of your fines that week. Replacement charges for lost or damaged items are not eligible. Registration required.
Thursday, June 20 from 3 pm to 4 pm
Celebrate the Library’s 120th Birthday in the Library courtyard with cake and lemonade.
Friday, June 21 to Sunday, September 8
StoryWalk® with How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read. With authors Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel. A StoryWalk® is a fun activity that places a children’s book along a path in the park. Share your photos with us using the hashtag #WPLStorywalk. In Westmount Park.
Friday, June 21 from 6 pm to 7 pm
Launch – StoryWalk® with How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read. Special launch with authors Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel. A StoryWalk® is a fun activity that places a children’s book along a path in the park. Share your photos with us using the hashtag #WPLStorywalk. In Westmount Park.
Wednesday, July 3 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
The Natural World: Art and Stories – Backyard Birds. in the Storytime Room (3 to 6 years)
Wednesdays, July 3 to August 21 from 10:30 am to 11 am
Family Storytime and Songs. No registration is necessary. Participants will be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the Storytime Room. (6 months to 36 months)
Thursday, July 4 at 4 pm
Movie Day: Ferngully, The Last Rainforest. A rainforest is in danger of being cut down, so one of its residents takes it upon herself to show a worker the damage he is causing. In the Westmount Room. (6 years +)
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
Image: Frédéric Ryan – instagram (@feddomtl
ATWATER LIBRARY CONNECT TO A DIGITAL LIFESTYLE PROJECT
Thursdays, June 20 and June 27 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Digital Help Hub. A computer instructor will be in the main lobby to provide 20-30 minutes of FREE help with your cell phone, tablet or computer. Please register in advance with Richard Cassidy at 514 935-7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 22 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Actress Fanny Lacroix and author Monique Polak host a seniors storytelling event. Attendees have a chance to win a $500 prize! Presented by the Blue Metropolis Foundation in collaboration with the Atwater Library. For more info and to register, phone 514 932-1112 ext. 33 or email email@example.com
ATWATER LIBRARY FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM
Thursday, June 27 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Leah Gardner, lawyer and legal plain language specialist with Éducaloi, conducts an information session on Protect Your Money from Financial Fraud and Abuse. Discussion with Q&A.
Calling Gardeners! The Seed Library has resources to get you started this season with packets of seeds for planting indoors – beans, peas, tomatoes, lettuce and other vegetables – as well as a growing collection of books on gardening and seed saving. One example is Starting Seeds: How To Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers From Seed by Barbara W. Ellis.