Westmount Here & There
March 5, 2020

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

THE GALLERY AT VICTORIA HALL – Anna Gedalof and Bruce Roberts

Galerie du Victoria Hall - Victoria Hall Gallery – WestmountMag.caThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring artists Anna Gedalof and Bruce Roberts until Saturday, March 28.

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


logo Artisans Westmount - WestmountMag.caThe Westmount Community Events Division is inviting artisans to submit their work for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Artisans Westmount. This event aims to showcase high quality, handmade and functional goods for sale in Victoria Hall the weekend of November 14 and 15.

Selected artisans will then be asked to submit samples of their work at Victoria Hall:

Drop-off of selected Artisan’s samples: Friday, April 24  from 10 am to 7 pm
All items will be reviewed and juried on Saturday, April 25 in the morning
Pick-up of samples: Saturday, April 25 from noon to 5 pm
Artisans will be notified of the Jury’s decision in early May.
Participation fee: $125

All interested artisans are invited to register online by Tuesday, March 31.

St. Lawrence Choir Concert

Choeur St-Laurent - WestmountMag.caOn Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 pm at the Église du Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus, 4215 Adam, Montréal, the St. Lawrence Choir presents A Due, featuring works for double choir and two organs played by Philip Crozier and Mélanie Barney. The repertoire of choral masterpieces by Bach, Widor, and Vierne, whose 150th anniversary is celebrated in 2020, is inspired by the church’s magnificent Casavant organ.

Reserved seating: $49.95; adults: $37.76; senior (65 and over): $31.66; youth (30 and under): $13.36
Tickets available at the door (cash only) or at

Image: courtesy of St. Lawrence Choir


Opéra de Montréal logo WestmountMag.caSunday, March 8 at 2 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be a discussion on La voix humaine by Poulenc and L’Hiver attend beaucoup de moi by Jobidon & St-Onge.

Opéra de Montreal offers a stimulating exploration of each opera of the season, featuring singers and guests. Plot, music, voices, cultural context, composer – everything you ever wanted to know! Hosted by musicologist Pierre Vachon (Ph.D.).

Presented (in English) by L’Opéra de Montréal.
Free event. For more information and to register go to

The Garden as History: What’s past is prologue

Nicolas Hoare - WestmountMag.caOn Tuesday, March 10 from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Horticultural Society presents The Garden as History: What’s past is prologue with Nicholas Hoare.

Nicholas Hoare trained as a professional gardener in England and Holland, specializing in cross-pollination, particularly of bulbs. Faced with Canada’s short season, he switched to bookselling and now gardens as a hobby. Enjoy an evening of stories from his life in the garden.

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

Irish Pub Night

Irish Pub Night - WestmountMag.caOn Saturday, March 14 at 7 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, grab a pint and enjoy some Irish music at the pop-up Irish pub. Featuring music by Celtic trio Solstice. Cash bar.

Doors open at 7 pm. Band starts at 7:30 pm.
Free tickets available at Victoria Hall, the Westmount Public Library, or online at
More information at 514 989-5226.


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On Sunday, March 15 at 7:30 pm, Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, presents From Vienna, With Debt, classical music by Mozart and Haydn performed by the Montreal Music Collective.

With Julia Wedman and Karin Cuellar Rendon on violin; Pemi Paull and Rebecca Ruthven on violas; and Leah Plave on cello.

Tickets on Eventbrite: Adults $30, Seniors: $20, Students: $10
At the door: $35

Image: courtesy of Westmount Park United Church


Westmount Historical Association logo


On Thursday, March 19 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Historical Association presents, as part of its Winter 2020 Lecture Series, guest speakers Nancy Dunton and Helen Malkin.

In A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Montreal, Nancy Dunton and Helen Malkin looked at the architecture of the last thirty-five years in Montreal – the buildings and places which they would like people to discover. The book includes a whole gamut of building types from university buildings to houses to public places, all presented in the context of their neighbourhoods.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Free for members and $5 for non-members.
Additional information at

Bowser & Blue – PENSION ENVY

Bowser and Blue - WestmountMag.caOn Saturday, March 21 at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, Bowser & Blue take the stage for an energetic and irreverent performance of their comedy and music. Attend this hit show in an iconic venue and raise a glass to the first days of Spring!

6:30 pm – cash bar opens
7:30 pm – show starts
Intermission: 15 minutes
Tickets: $30 – available at
Presented by The Rotary Club of Westmount.

Image: courtesy of Bowser & Blue

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, March 5 from 12:30 to 2:15 pm
A screening of the new documentary film Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power (full-length 92-minute version) with an introduction by Peter Pearson, longtime Atwood friend, retired filmmaker and Cinémagique leader.

Thursday, March 12 from 12:15 to 1:30 pm
A program of music and words to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Dragún Bán performs traditional Irish music as well as their own compositions. And Kate Bligh, dramaturge and part-time faculty member of Concordia’s School of Irish Studies, talks about some of her favourite Irish dramatists.

Thursday, March 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Taylor Owen of McGill University gives a talk on how digital technologies threaten democracy and what we can do about it. In collaboration with the Connect Project.

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Thursday, March 19 from 5 pm to 7 pm
BUDGETING 101, a presentation of the Atwater Library Financial Literacy Program in partnership with Literacy in Action in Lennoxville. Liz Perrin conducts an information session on creating and maintaining a budget and protecting your finances from online fraud. Please note that this is NOT at the Atwater Library but instead in Lennoxville.


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, March 10 from 1 pm to 3 pm
A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: So You Think You’ve Been Hacked? If it looks like your personal information has been stolen, either from your computer or your bank, Liz Perrin will take you through steps to find out what happened and help you minimize the damage. Advance registration is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or


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, March 17 from 1 pm to 3 pm
A Conversation about Accompanying Caregivers of People Living with Dementia in Long-Term Care with Dr. Thérèse Perreault, caregiver. Refreshments and discussion.


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

Wednesday, March 18 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
A discussion on Women Talking by Miriam Toews.

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

Consult our community calendar for more events.

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