Rhonda’s Best of the West March 2018


March is finally here! That means it’s the start of longer days, warmer temperatures (fingers crossed) and the Sugaring Off season. Here is a list of fun to be had in and around the West Island:

1West Island Women’s Centre celebrates International Women’s Day 

The West Island Women’s Centre will be celebrating International Women’s Day a little early to avoid conflict with the March break. It is a time to get together with representatives of local organizations, schools and municipal services, and we have a few spots available for members. Our guest speakers this year will be Erin Kennedy, TMR City Councillor and Jennifer Lonergan from Artistri Sud. There will be a sit-down brunch so come hungry!

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When: Thursday, March 1st, 9:00 am  to 11:00 am

Where: 11 Avenue Rodney, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 4L8

Info: https://wiwc.ca/events/international-womens-day/


2Mardi Gras meets St-Patrick Fundraiser

Join us for a dinner and dance fundraiser featuring live band- Serious Issues! Help our membership get to contest in the US! Tickets available in advance only via your favourite chorus member.

When: Saturday, March 3rd at 3:00 pm

Where: Karnak Shriners, 3350 Sources Blvd, Dollard-Des Ormeaux, QC H9B 1Z9

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/356048398206429/

3Sugaring Off Family Event

Take a trip through time and discover the early origins of sugaring. You will have the chance to visit the Arboretum’s sugar house to experience the process of boiling down sap into a delightful golden treat. La visite comprend un voyage dans le temps, qui vous fera découvrir les origines de la récolte et de la transformation de la sève ainsi qu’une présentation du processus d’ébullition, grâce auquel la sève devient sirop, qui se passe dans la cabane même. Pre-register /Inscrivez-vous : 514-398-7811

When: Thursday, March 8th at 9:00 am –  11:00 am 

Where: Morgan Arboretum

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/545190775863264/



BETA Comedy Show pour AJOI

BETA Comedy Show pour AJBeta Bloc and KMDY are holding a fundraiser event for AJOI. Un spectacle d’humour bilingue pour une bonne cause. Join us for a night of laughter and a little dancing afterwards with DJ Manzo! Tickets can be directly picked up at Beta Bloc. Vous pouvez appeler aussi Mardo au 514.292.1270 ou Carine au 514.546.2270 . It is an 18+ event.OI

When: Saturday, March 10 at 9:00 pm – 3:00 am

Where: Beta Bloc, 2180 Hymus, Dorval, Quebec H9P 1J7

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2033396393603378/


5Festival de la Voix 2018

Vox Aeterna is proud to celebrate the fifth annual Festival de la Voix, promoting live music, Canadian composers, and professional and emerging artists in six exciting, varied concerts, as well as offering outstanding workshops. From March 16 to 25 in the West Island (Dorval, Pointe-Claire, Beaconsfield, Lachine), Festival de la Voix Founder and Artistic Director Kerry-Anne Kutz welcome people from all over the city to come together once again to explore, enjoy and celebrate the beauty, versatility and power of the human voice!

When: March 16 – March 25

Where: Various locations please refer to the website

Info: www.festivaldelavoix.com

Tel: 514-758-3641


6West Island Wine, Beer and Spirits Show

The West Island Wine, Beer & Spirits Show has been a success since its first event in 2012. Last year, the show had over 1000 visitors and over 200 wines, spirits and beer were tasted.

Our goal for this year is to raise $30,000 for the 41 community groups we already partner with. West Island Community Shares raised and distributed $1.2 million last year. The Wine Show is an important part of our fundraising efforts.

When: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire

Info and tickets: https://www.salondesvinsouest.com/en/

7The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation 8Th 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:

  • Cocktail Hour
  • Delicious 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 26 at 6:00pm

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

Info: https://fondationlakeshore.ca/about-us/annual-campaign/baton-rouge/

Price per ticket: $ 160