Westmount Here & There
January 30, 2020

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

THE GALLERY AT VICTORIA HALL – Dubreuil, Fretz and Hemami

Galerie du Victoria Hall - Victoria Hall Gallery – WestmountMag.caThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is pleased to present a a group exhibition featuring artists Heather Dubreuil, John Fretz and Mana Hemami until Saturday, February 15.

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5265.

Image: Andrew Burlone

James Joyce’s 138th Birthday Party

James Joyce - WestmountMag.caOn Sunday, February 2 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Bloomsday Festival will be celebrating James Joyce’s 138th birthday with a party. Enjoy readings, storytelling, and hobnobbing with other lovers of literary and Irish culture. Refreshments will be served including cake and cookies!

The event is free and open to the public. Please join in and bring your friends!

Image: Ben Ledbetter, Architect via


Westmount Winter Carnival - WestmountMag.caThis year’s Westmount Winter Carnival takes place from Thursday, February 6 to Saturday, February 8. Consult the full schedule of activities.

Thursday, February 6 from 12:30 pm to 3 pm.
Contactivity Centre, 4695 de Maisonneuve W.
Reserve tickets by contacting the Contactivity Centre at 514 932-2326.

Friday, February 7 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.
Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
Family film, games and snacks. Wear your pyjamas!
Free tickets available at Victoria Hall and the Westmount Public Library.
More information at 514 989-5226 (Community Events Division).

Saturday, February 8 from 10 am to 4 pm.
King George Park, Côte St. Antoine and Murray.
Toboggan run, snowman building contest, inflatable game, bonfire, 3 on 3 hockey tournament, old-fashioned sleigh rides, games, sugar shack and more!
NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, some activities will take place in the Westmount Recreation Centre.

More information at 514 989-5353.


Valentine’s Day Cabaret

logo Ouest End Theatre - WestmountMag.caOn Friday, February 7 at 7:30 pm at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve O, Théâtre Ouest End, the intergenerational women’s theatre collective, presents an evening of LOVE – readings eclectically and playfully interpreted by some of Montreal’s established and emerging writers and performers. Enjoy a glass of wine and a delightful evening of theatre in many forms along with a little bit of night music.

Admission is pay-what-you-think, and there will be snacks too!
For more information contact Laura Mitchell at 514-346-4695 or

Bringing Meadowscapes to Small Spaces

meadow garden - WestmountMag.caOn Tuesday, February 11 from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Horticultural Society presents the film Bringing Meadowscapes to Small Spaces.

Author, photographer and award-winning filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman combines her expertise with environmental issues, horticulture and organic practices to offer meadowscaping as an alternative to reduce the use of lawns. The film brings into focus the diversity and inspiration of life inhabiting meadows and prairies. Meadow experts Michael Nadeau, Larry Weaner and Neil Diboll walk the viewer through site preparation, design, planting and maintenance. Entomologist, Doug Tallamy explains the intricate connection between native plants, native insects and the soil food web.

Doors open 6:30 pm for tea, coffee and cookies.
Entrance: members free, guests $7.
Everyone welcome.
More information at 514 233-2788.

Image: courtesy of the Westmount Horticultural Society

Concert: A Viennese Afternoon

Aline Kutan - WestmountMag.caOn Sunday, February 16 at 3 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, experience the glory and elegance of 19th century Vienna in this sumptuous afternoon of music by legendary composers Johann Strauss Jr. and Franz Lehár. The brilliant international soprano Aline Kutan joins the Orchestre classique de Montréal to perform some of the best known operetta arias.

Tickets: $10 to $35
Available online at
More information at 514 989-5226.

Image: courtesy of Aline Kutan

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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!

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

The Westmount Public Library offers a variety of activities and events for all tastes and interests including Film Clubs, Poetry Workshops, Let’s Talk Opera, Knitting Club, Book Clubs and more!

photo: Meet the MascotWestmount Library’s events and programs for kids and teens

The Library also offers a host of activities for children and teens including Book Clubs, Gaming at the Library, Movies, Arts and Crafts, Storytimes and much more!

Visit to view the events calendar.


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, January 30 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
A special event to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the library building. Consultant, teacher and author Nancy Dunton traces the building’s history and comments on its architectural significance. Architect Nathan Bonneville gives a short presentation on the current elevator-accessibility project and answers questions.

Friday, February 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
To celebrate Black History Month, the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series features a concert by the IMANI Gospel Singers, directed by Marcia Bailey.

Thursday, February 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Dr. Jordan LeBel, chocolate and food marketing expert, presents The Pleasures of Chocolate, a short history with a tasting of local artisanal chocolates!


Mondays 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 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.

Tuesday, February 11 from 1 pm to 3 pm
A Hands-on Workshop on Using the Internet to Build Your Community. Liz Perrin introduces you to apps and websites such as Meetup to link you to people with similar interests. ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or

Friday, January 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Bodies in Lyric – Tanya Evanson on Spoken Word. A co-presentation at Concordia University’s 4th Space, LB 103, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W, of the Atwater Writers Exhibition, SpokenWeb, and the Atwater Poetry Project. This talk will examine some current states in spoken word and look at the work of artists Kaie Kellough, Moe Clark and Cat Kidd. With a live performance featuring Tanya Evanson on vocals, Jahsun on percussion and Jean-Michel Frédéric on keys.

Saturday, February 1 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Page with Ears Open – A Spoken Word Workshop, a co-presentation of the Atwater Writers Exhibition, SpokenWeb, and the Atwater Poetry Project. Space is limited and ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Elise Moser at

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Wednesday, February 5 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities: Leah Gardner, lawyer and legal plain language specialist with Éducaloi, conducts an information session on rental housing. Presentation with Q&A.

Wednesday, February 12 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Your 2019 Income Tax Return: Lynn Bennett, Certified Financial Planner, gives an overview of 2019 provisions of federal and provincial income tax, particularly pertaining to seniors. We’ll look at tax treatment for different types of income and expenses, and some of the credits and strategies you may use to optimize your tax bill. Moderated Q&A with discussion.


The Atwater Library Book Club is led with intelligence and skill by author Mary Soderstrom.

Wednesday, February 12 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
A discussion on Songs for the Cold of Heart by Éric Dupont, translated from the French by Peter McCambridge.

Feature image: Andrew BurloneBouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre –

Consult our community calendar for more events.

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