Rhonda’s Best of the West March 2017


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Vox Aeterna is proud to present the fourth annual Festival de la Voix including six concerts and five vocal workshops. The Festival de la Voix promotes live music, Canadian composers, emerging artists and brings our community together to sing, sing, sing!

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When: March 21- March 29

Where: Various locations please refer to website

Info: www.festivaldelavoix.com

Tel: 514-758-3641

The Size of Ideas -Exhibition for Kids

How does an artwork take form? From the original spark to public presentation, kids will learn about the various stages of the creative process through the work of Randall Anderson. A father, educator and teacher, Anderson is a multidisciplinary artist who is influenced by the world of childhood. His artworks, which are both fun and educational, reflect the accuracy of his observations.

When: Until April 2, 2017

Where: Stewart Hall Art Gallery 176 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4L7

Info: pointe-claire.ca

Tel: (514) 630-1220

March  Break Hoverboard Workshop

Ready – Set!  Challenge yourself with this fun Hoverboard workshop.

When: Wednesday March 8, from 3:00 until 4:30 p.m.

Where:Beaconsfield Recreation Centre, City Lane, Beaconsfield, QC H9W6B1

Ages: For 7 to 15 year olds

Cost: Tickets $5.00

Nutrition Month 2017

Take the Fight out of Food – with Laura McGrath

Food is meant to nourish our bodies and provide us with pleasure, but can so often become an enemy. Every day we get conflicting nutrition advice from many different places; television, celebrities, magazines, etc. It’s easy to get confused and discouraged about healthy eating. But making healthy food choices doesn’t have to be a battle. We will discuss ways to make positive, easy changes as well as real-life strategies to help make the changes stick. This presentation will also provide you with the tools to help you find credible sources of information about nutrition. End your fight with food and return the pleasure to healthy eating!

When: Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. – In English

Where: Kirkland Library   17100 Boul Hymus, Kirkland, QC H9J 2W2

Info and registration: 514-630-2726

Highly Colourful Activity for Adults  55+

Colouring is a stress-busting trend that is taking the world by storm. You don’t need to be an artist to enjoy the multiple benefits of this activity: it relieves stress, stimulates the brain areas related to motor skills and creativity and much more.

Let your imagination run free and join us in a quiet and welcoming environment with soothing music and refreshments. All materials provided: colouring books depicting flowers, animals, landscapes and others, as well as a large selection of pencils, markers and crayons.  

When: Every second Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Kirkland Library  17100 Boul Hymus, Kirkland, QC H9J 2W2

Cost: Free Activity. **Please note that you must be a member of the Kirkland Library to participate.

Info and registration: 514 630-2726

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Pleine Lumière sur les Filles du Roy

Société d’animation de la promenade Bellerive Actors portraying the King’s Daughters will host various participatory activities that highlight life in the 17th century, including small scenes of everyday life depicting the peculiarities of the time: the objects used, food, working the land, clothing and particularly, the influence of contact with Aboriginal nations.

When: March 8th «5 à 7» : Cocktail dînatoire

Where: Maison de la culture Mercier 8105 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal, QC H1L 2K9

Info and reservations: 514-493-1967

Skawennati- Tomorrow People

The exhibition Tomorrow People launches a year of programming dedicated to Indigenous artists from the range of nations across the land now known as Canada. In recognition of over 20 years of engagement in our organization

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, OBORO’s Artistic Committee invited Skawennati, a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) artist originating from Kahnawà:ke, to launch the year.

When: Until March 18, 2017

Where: OBORO 4001, rue Berri, local 301 Montreal, QC, Canada H2L 4H2

Tel: 514-844-3250

Info: http://www.oboro.net

Montréal en Lumière

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Montréal en Lumière sheds new light on curling, by taking the time-honoured game outdoors and to dazzling new heights. For a truly unique interactive experience, try your hand tossing the rocks against the brilliant backdrop of a light and sound performance.

Animators will be on hand to provide play-by-play commentary, get everyone involved, and tally up team points. There will also be a designated area for those who prefer to stand back and enjoy the scene.

Join us at the spectacular event and enjoy the multimedia and technological magnificence that is Montréal en Lumière!

When: Until March 11, 2017 

Where: Place des Festivals, Quartier des spectacles ,Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC H2X 3X5

: (514) 879-0009

The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation 7Th Annual Gastronomy Event

The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation celebrates the arrival of spring each year by organizing a gastronomic evening at Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

On the menu:

  • Sweet and Savory tasting
  • Gargantuan four-course dinner with wine
  • Open Bar

This will be followed by a silent auction, presentation of the Humanitarian Award, and a special draw. 

When: Monday March 27 at 6:00pm

Where: Baton Rouge, 3839 Boulevard Saint Jean, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC H9G 1X2

Info: To reserve your tickets or to sponsor our event 514-630-2081

Email: ammilard.odi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca.

Price per ticket: $ 150

Beaconsfield Wood Turners

The works on display were produced by wood-turners, from compete

novice to master, using a lathe. Most of the woods are local – ash, maple,

cherry, oak, elm etc.

When: March 6 until March 31

Vernissage – Thursday, March 16 from 7:00pm until 8:30 pm

Where: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd,Beaconsfield,QC H9W 4A7

Tel: (514) 428-4460

Info and registration: 514-428-4460

Stay Social – Join the New Beaconsfield 55+ Club

Regular get-togethers will be held the fi rst Wednesday of the month at the same place and time, unless otherwiseindicated. Drop in and meet seniors in your area! Share your ideas as Club members; work together to create a program that meets your interests. Refreshments will be served. The Club is also looking for volunteers to help build its website

When: Wednesday, March 8 from 2 until 3:30 p.m. at the

Where: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.

Info: centennial@beaconsfield.ca or 514 428-4480

March Break Hawaiian Pool Party

Are you tired of snow, the cold and wearing your winter

coat?  Dress up in your fifi nest Hawaiian attire and join us for special

activities in an atmosphere that screams summer!

When: Tuesday, March 7 from 1:45 pm until 3:15 pm

Where: Beaconsfield Recreation Centre, City Lane, Beaconsfield, QC H9W6B1

Info and registration: 514-428-4520

Bora Park Valcartier

Valcartier Vacation Village is the place to be this winter. Featuring a brand new four-star hotel a huge indoor waterpark and newly renovated ice hotel fun seekers can play both indoors and outdoors. Located twenty minutes from Quebec City, Bora Park will not disappoint those looking for a Caribbean vacation setting without the jet lag.

When: Daily 10am-9pm

Where: 1860 Boulevard Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC G0A 4S0

: (418) 844-2200

Cost: Prices Vary please refer to website

Info: www.valcartier.com