Rhonda’s Best of the West May 2018


Spring has finally sprung! After a long and hard winter, it’s time to get out and enjoy all the wonderful activities popping up in an around the West Island such as West Island Blog’s very own “Sheltering Our Youth One Brick at a Time” event on May 12th. Full details below!

Becket Music Players Presents: A World Musical Tour

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The Becket Players presents: Around The World 7 Continents 1 Show – A World Musical Tour for their upcoming 44th annual charity show. All proceeds will be donated to one local charity: WIAIH (West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped) and their project for The KIZMET Centre. The solution to producing happy, productive children, adolescents, adults and a strong community.

When: May 4th and 5th at 8:00 PM

Where: Dollard Community Center, located at 12001 Boulevard de Salaberry

Tickets & Info: http://becketplayers.ca/en/2018-show/


Through The Generations WIAIH WIC Variety Show

Don’t miss this opportunity to see how talented  WIAIH participants are! Thank you to West Island College and the producers of the show from Sec 4. Tickets sell out fast, so do not delay!

When: Saturday, May 5th – First show at 12:00 PM  and second show at  4:00 PM

Where: WIAIH, 111 Donegani, Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 2W3

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/156891348323472/


Pearson Family Fun Run/Walk

This is a family/community event! Please join us for our 5th annual Family Fun Run/Walk! All ages and abilities are welcome.Take note that there 2 courses options available, 2-km and 5-km distances:

Start time for 2 km: 8:45 am
Start time for 5 km: 9:15 am

When: Sunday, May 6 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Centennial Park, DDO

Info: http://www.pearsonteachersunion.com/events.asp?id=71


2018 Montreal Cycleswap

Have you outgrown your old bike, want a different type of bike, and/or have one to sell? Then join us on May 6th at the 2nd annual CycleSwap, a unique fundraising event organized by the Friends of the MUHC and Cycle Neron. It’ll be a fun-filled day, a great way to kick off the cycling season, and also support the Montreal Children’s Hospital PICU. Proceeds from the sale of all bikes will go towards purchasing one new ultrasound machines for brain imaging at the bedside.

When: Sunday, May 6 from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: LCC, 4090 Avenue Royal, Montréal

Info: https://friendsmuhc.org/fundraising/cycleswap/


Donate to Skate 6

Spend an afternoon skating and donating so deserving kids can lace up their skates in organized hockey. The event includes a free family skate, silent auction, skills competition and Chuck-A-Puck Contest.

When: Sunday, May 6 from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: Sportplexe Pierrefonds 14700, Pierrefonds Blvd.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1791716061130733/


Animal First Aid

When do you need to worry about your companion animal or wait? Dr. Amanda Glew will cover her most commonly seen emergencies in 30 years of practice, with practical tips on what to do, and what not to do with your animal friend. Dr. Glew is known for her storytelling, so it is going to be an interesting and fun evening.With her common sense approach to veterinary medicine, you are bound to pick up a few tips! Cost: $20

When: Wednesday, May 9 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: West Island Cancer Wellness Centre 115 rue Du Barry, Kirkland

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1606066296177494/


Sheltering Our Youth One Brick at a Time

West Island Blog and Desjardins West Island have joined forces again to offer you a night of live music, dinner and wine. Prepare to be entertained as the team of volunteers prepares a line up not to be missed. For $35 per ticket, you will have a pasta meal (vegetarian option) wine and a chance to listen to local talent Kerry-Anne Kutz and Laura Janowski.

When: Thursday, May 10 from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Where: La Petite Adresse-Pub Gastronomique, 3339E Sources Blvd.

Info and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sheltering-our-youth-one-brick-at-a-time-tickets-43854306411


Sainte-Anne Community Garage Sale 

The city of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue invites all its citizens to organize a garage sale at their house without having to purchase a permit. Registration is mandatory. A listing of all participating addresses will be posted on the city website the day before the event! (www.sadb.qc.ca)

When: Saturday, May 21th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Ville de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1995289847464870


Pierrefonds Mayor’s Run/Walk

Let’s walk to end violence against women! Take up the challenge! Put on your shoes and join the Mayor, Dimitrios (Jim) Beis to walk 12.5 km* on May 12, while supporting efforts to end violence against women. After the walk, celebrate your accomplishment with the Mayor and all participants.

When: Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/163079181034354/


Course pour la compassion

A walk/run for family and friends to raise funds for the West Island Palliative Care Residence. Lace up your running shoes and come support of the West Island’s most near and dear organizations.

When: Saturday, May 12 registration begins at 7:00 AM

Where: Valois Park, Pointe-Claire

Info: http://residencesoinspalliatifs.com/en/course-pour-la-compassion/


VIP West Island Blues Fest

West Island Blues Festival presents BIG J & THE RIPPERS Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 6pm at Pierrefonds Cultural Centre Profits will be donated to the following organizations: Alzheimer Groupe Inc – WIBCA – AJOI – Literacy Unlimited – Refuge des femmes de l’Ouest-de-l’Île.

When: Thursday, May 24th beginning at 6:00 PM

Where: Pierrefonds Cultural Center

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/146119199557788/


25th WIAIH-Richard Held Golf Classic

There will be contests on the course, a silent auction with an array of sensational items, and the opportunity to participate in the raffle for wonderful prizes to be drawn at the awards dinner, including an Expedia Cruiseshipcenters cruise and two WestJet airline tickets. The registration deadline is Friday, May 18, 2018.

When: Monday, May 28 from 9:30 AM – 10 PM

Where: Summerlea Golf & Country Club, 1000 De Lotbiniere, Vaudreuil

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/178358729462381/