Rhonda’s Best of the West May 2019


Spring in the West Island this year has brought its share of hardship. What has been beautiful to see is how neighbours and friends have come together to support each other during this time of crisis. We are a giving community, a glimpse at our Best of the West this month (and most months) shows just how much we try to give back to our local charities and community as a whole. If you can, take the time to attend any of the events below and keep in mind West Island Blog’s very own “Sheltering Our Youth One Brick at a Time” community dinner event on May 22nd.


Becket Music Players Presents: Hooked on a Feeling

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The Becket Players presents HOOKED ON A FEELING – a musical roller-coaster ride for their upcoming 45th annual charity show. All proceeds will be donated to three local charities: WIAIH,  AJOI and The Sian Bradwell Fund.
When: May 3rd & 4th, and May 10th & 11th 2019 at 8:00 pm with two matinees on May 4th & 11th 2019 at 1:00 pm
Where: Dollard Community Center, located at 12001 Boulevard de Salaberry
Info: https://www.westislandblog.com/becket-players-present-hooked-on-a-feeling-charity-show/


Forest Spring Flowers Guided Tour: Les Belles des Bois

This is THE time of year to see the wildflowers on a stroll through the maple grove in full bloom. Biologist Robert Prairie will introduce you to different species of spring ephemerals, their life cycles and reproductive strategies
When: May 4th and May 11th at 11:00 AM
Where: Morgan Arboretum, 50 chemin des Pins, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/156891348323472/


2019 Montreal Cycleswap

Have you outgrown your old bike, want a different type of bike, and/or have one to sell? Then come out on May 5th for the 3rd 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 McGill University Health Centre. Proceeds from the sale of all bikes will go towards the purchase of at least five infusion pumps for MUHC Oncology patients.
When: Sunday, May 5 from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: LCC, 4090 Avenue Royal, Montréal
Info: https://friendsmuhc.org/fundraising/cycleswap/


Donate to Skate

Spend an afternoon skating and donating so deserving kids can lace up their skates in organized hockey. This year’s Fundraising event will consist of a FREE Skate, Silent Auction, fastest slapshot and the ever popular Chuck-a-Puck Contest. Come join us for the afternoon!
When: Sunday, May 5 from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: Sportplexe Pierrefonds 14700, Pierrefonds Blvd.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2347344645284762/


Mom & Daughter Inspirational ART date 

Come celebrate a mother-daughter/s day and have a creative morning for yourselves. We will be doing some team and individual work making inspirational cards for each other. Through various revealing, heart-warming and fun activities you will create memories to cherish and pretty special artwork to take back home. One ticket for mom & daughter. INCLUDED: Materials needed to complete the project. Refreshments and healthy snacks. Age: 10 years old or older.
When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Transformart Studio, 489 Boulevard Beaconsfield
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2347344645284762/


Shopping from the Heart

The Ultimate Ladies’ Event! Proceeds to benefit the Lakeshore General Hosptial Foundation
Have fun shopping, while supporting local business women and giving back to a great cause. The first 100 entrance tickets sold receive a VIP grab bag at the door. Donna Saker of The Beat 92.5FM will emcee the evening! Visit the Spa Curage pampering lounge complete with manicures, massages, and facial analysis. Raffle table FULL of prizes, a silent auction AMAZING donations!
When: Thursday, May 9 from 5:00PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites,1900 Trans-Canada Hwy, Dorval,
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/543967746095418/


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 one of the West Island’s most near and dear organizations.
When: Saturday, May 11 registration begins at 8:00 AM
Where: Valois Park, Pointe-Claire
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/594888034257963/


Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation New Lottery Free Breakfast Launch

This is a very exciting moment for the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation who just announced the launch of their new Dollars & Destinations lottery. The Foundation put together this fundraising initiative thanks to the collaboration of two of their annual partners; Air Canada Rouge and TWMG Inc Financial Service.
When: Tuesday, May 14th from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Where: Chez Cora,187 Hymus Blvd, Pointe-Claire
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/444632459626447/ 


Sheltering Our Youth One Brick at a Time

West Island Blog is proud to host a Community Dinner at the Sheraton Montreal Aiport Hotel benefitting the Ricochet Emergency Youth Shelter. Admission is $45 for adults and $25 for children. Prepare to enjoy a night of great food and giving back.
When: Wednesday, May 22 from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel, 555 Boulevard McMillan
Info and tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/403509736865469/


West Island Blues Festival VIP Evening

Enjoy a night of blues music while supporting some great local causes. Profits will be donated to Alzheimer Groupe Inc, WIBCA,  AJOI,  Literacy Unlimited, and the Refuge des femmes de l’Ouest-de-l’Île.
When: Thursday, May 23 from 6:00 PM
Where: Pierrefonds Cultural Centre
Info and tickets: https://www.westislandbluesfestival.com/home


Le Grand Poutinefest du West Island 2019

The Great Poutinefest is coming to the West Island, for the benefit of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. For the first edition, a dozen of Food Trucks will be gathered at the Plaza Pointe-Claire. It is not every day that you will have the unique chance to shop your poutine, only from May 31 at June 2, 2019. Join us and discover dozens of activities for all ages: musical groups, public entertainers, professional makeup artists, water games, inflatable games
When: Friday, May 31st 5:00 PM – Sunday, June 2nd 9:00 PM
Where: Plaza Pointe-Claire,269 Boul Saint-Jean
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2521234161284602/