Westmount Here & There
August 8, 2019

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

Carmina Choir Summer Sing-alongs

Unitarian Church of Montreal - WestmountMag.caJoin in for fun and relaxed summer sing-alongs, each Tuesday evening all summer long from 7:30 pm to 9 pm in the Phoenix Hall of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, 5035 de Maisonneuve W (Metro Vendome). You are invited to bring copies of a favorite song to sing and share with the group, or just come along and see what musical surprises await in this fun and relaxed chorale atmosphere.

Contact Aldyth Harrison at 514 739-3830, or Susan Fitch at 514 733-8935,

Image: courtesy of the Unitarian Church of Montreal

Summer Group Exhibition 2019

gallery at victoria hallThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is proud to present the works of Carlos Angel, Hala Farhat, Jaroslava Miler, Lisa Osterland, Tom Thompson and Maureen Tracey, until Friday, August 16.

Open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, closed.
More information at 514 989-5265.

Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount

M.S.O.P.A. Young Actor’s Showcase

theatre masks - WestmountMag.caM.S.O.P.A. will be hosting its Young Actor’s Summer Day Camp Showcase, A Work in Progress, on Friday, August 9 at 5 pm at the UNIA building, 2741 Notre-Dame W (corner Atwater).

More information at 514 483-5526 or




summer concerts 2019 - WestmountMag.caEnjoy jazz, classical and popular music on Sundays at 2 pm by the lagoon in Westmount Park – bring your picnic and a chair!

August 11 – Words and Music

Read the following articles about the event:

Rain venue: Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
More information at 514 989-5226.

Shakespeare-in-the-Park – Measure for Measure

Measure For Measure - WestmountMag.caRepercussion Theatre presents Shakespeare’s, Measure for Measure. Bring a chair and enjoy the bard under the stars.

Power. Corruption. Morality and justice. Surviving in a gritty world without getting your hands dirty isn’t easy. Written over 400 years ago, Shakespeare’s dark comedy might just as easily have been ripped from today’s headlines. With a company of ten outstanding actors and a striking design, this funny and provocative show will have audiences talking all the way home from the park.

Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11 at 7 pm in Westmount Park.
Entrance is by freewill donation.

More information at 514 989-5226 or 

Outdoor Screening of For All Mankind

first man on the moon - WestmountMag.caOn Tuesday, August 13 at 8 pm in Westmount Park, come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with outdoor screenings under the stars of For All Mankind (1989), which features breathtaking footage of all the moon landings. Preceding it will be the visionary 1902 silent short by Georges Méliès, Le voyage dans la lune (1902) with live piano. On hand will be members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada with telescopes. Westmount Scouts will be serving light refreshments. In collaboration with The Film Society of Montréal.

No tickets required.
Rain venue: Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W
More information at 514 989-5226

Image: NASA

Westmount Park Campout

campout Westmount Park - WestmountMag.caDoes your family enjoy camping? Bring your tent and spend the night in Westmount Park! BBQ, activities, and breakfast organized by the Westmount Scouts.

Friday, August 23
4 pm to 7 pm: Check-in and set up
5 pm to 7:30 pm: BBQ dinner; all items $1- $3
8 pm: Movie in the Park. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
10:30 pm: Lights out!

Saturday, August 24
7:30 am to 9 am: Pancake breakfast ($2)
10:30 am: Break camp

$15 per family. Westmount residents may register their families in person at Victoria Hall (4626 Sherbrooke W). Recent proof of address required. Space is limited! Bring your own mug or reusable water bottle.

More information at 514 989-5226.

Image: courtesy of the 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!

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 

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

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.

Wednesday, August 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

photo: Westmount Library mascotRegistration 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.

Tuesdays until August 20 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Sensory Storytime. With Isabelle Toussaint. Circle storytime and crafts for kids on the autism spectrum. In the Westmount Room (5 to 11 years)

Wednesdays until 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, August 8 from 11 am to noon 
Nature Music in the Park
. With music educator Alison Notkin. Learn songs about birds, bees, squirrels, caterpillars changing into butterflies and earthworms turning the garden’s soil. In Westmount Park (3 to 7 years)

Saturday, August 10 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
After Hours Campout in the Library
. Join in for some songs, stories, and games! (8 years +)

Thursday, August 13 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Examining Owl Pellets
. With Dawn of Imagination. Have fun dissecting the owl pellets and learn about the digestion of owls, their diet, and food webs. In the Storytime Room (5 years +)

Wednesday, August 14 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
The Natural World: Art and Stories – City Critters. In the Storytime Room (3 to 6 years)

Thursday, August 15 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Discover the World of Bees with Alvéole
. Learn all about the fascinating world of bees in this fun workshop! Did you know that since 2014, there are two beehives on the library rooftop? If you go up to the third floor, you will see them hard at work making honey. Last year, they made over 300 bottles! In the Westmount Room.

Friday, August 16 from 10 am to 9 pm
Get Back to Nature: tech-free days at the Library. We will be replacing our computers with some “back to nature” activities! Enjoy the tech-free zone. Bring your family or a friend and imagine a wild world before computers!

Wednesday, August 21 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
The Natural World: Art and Stories – Rain and Rainbows. In the Storytime Room (3 to 6 years)

Friday, August 23 at dusk
Movie Under the Stars – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Bring your lawn chair and blankets, and enjoy an outdoor screening of a film. In Westmount Park.


And over at the Atwater Library…

Atwater Library -

1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
Image: Frédéric Ryan – instagram (@feddomtl


The Lunchtime Series, Financial Literacy Series, Book Club, and Alzheimer Café recess for most of the summer and resume in September.


Wednesdays all summer from noon to 3 pm
Internet Peer Café, a series of gatherings of seniors and young people working on digital media projects. Come and enjoy collaboratively creating digital stories, blogspots and podcasts for part or all of the afternoon. ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or
With funding from the Government of Canada.

Thursdays all summer from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Digital Help Hub. A computer instructor will be in the main lobby to provide 20 to 30 minutes of FREE help with your cell phone, tablet or computer. ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or
With funding from the Government of Canada.

Feature image: Valérie Baron
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Consult our community calendar for more events.

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