Rhonda’s Best of the West- April 2017


*****All activities are subject to scheduling changes – please call prior to attending.*****

Easter Egg Hunt at Beaconsfield Library

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The Easter bunny will be at the library, come find all the hidden goodies he’s left for his friends!

Registration and Library card required for all activities.

When: Friday, April 7  from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Location Discovery Room – Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd

Info: 514 428-4460

Spring Into Wellness Fair

All day FREE event! Come a learn all about wellness, health, nutrition and so much more. Take part in informative workshops and conferences by knowledgeable speakers at the Spring into Wellness Fair! Yoga, meditation, fitness, food coaching, cancer survivors, overall wellness, inspiration, numerology, journaling, and so much more.

When: Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire Montréal Aéroport, 6700, route Transcanadienne, Pointe-Claire, H9R 1C2

Info: maggie@wicwc.org


Field Recordings,Capitations (Exhibition)

Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane paint outdoors following a pictorial tradition that dates from the 18th century. Executed at Pender Island in British Columbia and in Quebec, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, India, and Austria, their paintings show a contemporary and mysterious fascination with the elements of Nature, renewing our experience of landscape. Outdoor sound recordings by Nick Kuepfer provide an acoustic immersion and complete the exhibition’s visual landscape. Artists: Jim Holyoak, Matt Shane and Nick Kuepfer

When: April 8 to May 28-  April 9, 2 p.m.: Vernissage, April 12, 10 a.m.: Demystifying Art,  April 30 and May 14, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.: Family art workshops

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

Info: www.pointe-claire.ca/en/art-gallery/

The Continuity of Movement… Take 2

Exhibition for kids
In the fall of 2016, students from Pointe-Claire elementary schools discovered 17 artworks from their city’s permanent collection when they visited The Continuity of Movement exhibition. Teachers joined in the process by adopting one of these artworks so that their students might experience it on a daily basis. Over a period of eight weeks, students became familiar with it, looked it over from every possible angle, and were inspired by it. The Continuity of Movement… Take 2 is the result of their daily contact with art.

When: April 8 to June 4

April 9, 2 p.m.: Vernissage and workshop

Where: Stewart Hall – Kids’ Corner

Ages: 5 +

Info: http://biblio.pointe-claire.ca


Overture of the Arts 8 Year Anniversary Fundraiser

Join us at the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre as we celebrate 8 years of success and the arts! From 7:00PM to 10:00PM guests will snack on hors d’oeuvres, as they enjoy a music performance by Juno nominated R&B/ Soul artist, Patrick Lehman, as well as youth who participated in our Girls Unite program. Additionally, there will be a silent auction with tons of fantastic items for guests to bid on. All of the proceeds from the night will go towards funding our after school program A.S.A.P (After School Arts Program), which is a free program for high school students who have an interest in dance, music and visual arts.

When: Saturday, April 22nd 2017 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm

Where: Pierrefonds Cultural Centre 13850 Boulevard Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds, H8Z 1X7

Tickets: $35.00 each (includes two drinks)



14th annual Montreal Media Celebrity Hockey Marathon 

 Pierrefonds Sportsplexe will host the 14th Annual Media Celebrity Hockey Marathon,  hockey’s greatest and Montreal Media’s best celebrities will be battling it out for a good cause. Funds from this event will be donated to the Otis Grant and Friends Foundation. This year the organizers are requesting used hockey gear to donate to the Play It Forward Kids foundation helping needy kids play hockey. Asking players to bring any  pre owned unused gear they  have at home to our drop off bin the day of the event at the rink.

Attendees will be Guy Carbonneau, Oleg Petrov ,George Laraques Eric Desjardins Claude Lapointe Sebastien Bordeleau Stephane Matteau Jocelyn Lemieux Dan Goneau Girls from the Canadian Women’s Olympic team Melodie Daout, Sarah Vaillancourt Kim St Pierre
The Canadiennes de Montreal women’s team,12 local media teams. It is a fundraiser not to be missed.

All info to make a donation to play a 55-minute 5 on 5 game is in the link below.

When: Saturday April 8th  

Where: Pierrefonds Sportsplexe, 14700 Pierrefonds Blvd, Pierrefonds, QC H9H 4Y6


Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Island Spaghetti Dinner to Honour Volunteers

Every day a child’s life is changed with the help our volunteers give by guiding and mentoring West Island children.

Enjoy a night out with friends and family to honour our these dedicated individuals and support this worthy cause. Raffles and incredible Prizes will be part of the fun!

When: Sunday April 9, 2017  from 5:00pm- 8:00pm

Where: Le Dome 3000 Edmond St. Kirkland, Qc H9H-5J5

Tickets: $25.00 (purchase by visiting link below)

Info: www.bbbsofwi.org/en/Home/newsevents/spaghetti-dinner-2017/default.aspx

April Is National Poetry Month 

Come to the Dorval Library to celebrate poetry! Borrow a poetry book or channel your own inner poet by participating in the following activities

For teens and adults: Create a short poem on our magnetic board. Our favourite ones will be featured on the Library’s Facebook page.

For children: You are invited to submit poems for the annual poetry anthology created for the Library’s collection. The theme of this special 125th anniversary edition will be “Me, Me, Me!”, so write your story: poems about your family, your friends, your pet, your hobbies, your dreams… anything goes!

Date: The deadline to submit a poem is April 14.

Info: Guidelines are available at the Library and at http://biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca.

The City of Dorval Treasures Exhibit

The City of Dorval is pleased to support local talent! As such, in order to mark its 125th anniversary, it is holding a retrospective exhibition of artworks acquired over the last decades. Each piece represents the City and has been created by a Dorval resident.

 In addition, the City has decided to organize a special contest for the occasion, inviting all members of the Dorval Artists Association to submit a work under the theme The Dorval Landscape. The winning artwork, evaluated by jury, will be acquired by the City and will be reproduced on a bookmark funded by the Friends of the Dorval Library. All artwork submitted for the contest will be showcased during the City of Dorval Treasures exhibition.

When: Until April 13, 2017

Wednesday to Friday: From 1 pm to 9 pm  Saturday and Sunday: From 1 pm to 5 pm Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Vernissage: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Where: At the Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre ,1401 Lakeshore Drive Dr, Dorval, QC H9S 2E5

Cost: Free


The Easter Egg Hunt Not-to-be-Missed at the Ecomuseum Zoo

Every year, the Ecomuseum Zoo is thrilled to offer its visitors a memorable Easter Egg Hunt surrounded by Québec’s wildlife. The zoo invites Montrealers to join in the tradition for an Easter week-end that will delight the whole family. The Easter Bunny will be present, face painting will be available and all children will a receive a chocolate surprise. 

When: On April 15 and 16 @ 9:00am- 4:00pm

Where: 21125 Chemin Sainte Marie, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3Y7

Tickets: Pre-Sale tickets available for purchase ( avoid long lines at the door and take advantage of this offer!)

Info: www.zooecomuseum.ca

Info Session Mosquitos: What You Should Know

Chris Cloutier, naturalist, will discuss the diseases carried by mosquitoes and the mosquitoes’ place in the environment.

When: Tuesday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. in English

Where: Location Discovery Room – Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield, QC H9W 4A7

Info:  514-428-4460

NOVA West Island and Lakeshore Association of Artists Present the 29th Exposition of Spring Art

Approximately 45 participating artists will display their original artwork on two floors. There will be framed and unframed paintings in a variety of mediums and styles, as well as drawings, pastels, textile art, and sculptures. Show hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free and staff as well as volunteers from NOVA West Island and artists from LAA will be accessible the entire weekend. Ann Kruzelecky and Helena Scheffer have each generously donated an original artwork, to be raffled off at the end.

When:  Vernissage on April 21 from 7:00pm to 9:30 pm  Exposition on April 22 & 23 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Where: Ferme Fritz Farm, 20477  Lakeshore, Baie d’Urfé H9X 1R3

Tickets: $3.00 or $5.00 for 2

Info: http://www.ArtLakeshore.com



SPCA West Island 1st  Annual Raise the Woof Gala

Join the SPCA for this amazing evening, have fun, eat, celebrate, and help save thousands of furry lives. This evening will consist of a seven course dinner, wine, desert table, open bar, DJ, Live Entertainment, Door Prizes and More!

When: April 21, 2017 @ 6:00pm

Where: Olympia Reception Hall 3855 boul. St-Jean, DDO, QC, H9G-1X2

Tickets and Info: http://www.spcaouest.ca/raise

Sports Nutrition – Bilingual workshop

Margot Lacoste, co-author of the book The Nutrition Edge for hockey performance will give tips on how to prepare tasty snacks for athletes. Young people will be able to prepare tasty and wholesome snacks

When: Sunday, April 23 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. for the whole family

Where: Location Discovery Room – Beaconsfield Library 303 Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield, QC H9W 4A7

Info: 514- 428-4460


Earth Day Activities in Pointe-Claire

Celebrate Earth Day with activities at various locations in Pointe Claire

When: Friday April 21-22

Where: Friday April 21@ Stewart Hall: Palstique -a play for children ages 5+ (passes required)

Saturday April 22@Public Works Parking lot- Free distribution of trees, rain barrels and compost

Saturday April 22@ Terra Cotta Natural Park- Clean up and tree planting with Guides and Scouts

Saturday April 22@ Stewart Hall Cultural Center- Community cARTography (Art Workshop)

Saturday April 22@ Library (Valois Branch)- Water Story Hour

Info: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/5435/



Special People Have Dreams

A must see show! To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Steven Atme’s speech, “Special People Have Dreams”, there’ll be Rhonda's Best of the West, April 2017, Spaghetti dinner, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ecomuseum, Earth day, Easter Bunny, Rhonda Massad, News, West Island Bloga variety show in honor of the occasion. Eight talented performers will showcase their talents and creativity! Come on down, encourage them to embrace their passions and enjoy the entertainment!

When: Saturday, 29 April 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EDT)

Where: Lindsay Place High School Auditorium  111 Avenue Broadview Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 3Z3

Info: www.eventbrite.ca/e/sphd-5th-anniversary-celebration-tickets


Aime Comme Montréal-
Diversité Artistique Montréal

Cultural diversity is one of the most important aspects of Montreal’s identity. In celebration of Montreal’s 375th anniversary, Aime come Rhonda's Best of the West, April 2017, Spaghetti dinner, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ecomuseum, Earth day, Easter Bunny, Rhonda Massad, News, West Island BlogMontreal presents an intimate and authentic look into cultural diversity with a photography project featuring 60 inspiring intercultural couples living here in Montreal. By publishing a book and mounting their exhibition in some of Montreal’s most iconic places, Aime comme Montreal aims to celebrate diversity in the city we call home.

When: April 20th to May 21st, 2017

Where: Place des Arts, 175 Saint-Catherine St, Montreal, QC H2X 1Y9

Info: www.375mtl.com/en/programming/aime-comme-montreal-a-la-place-des-arts-122/

*****All activities are subject to scheduling changes – please call prior to attending.*****