Rhonda’s Best of The West -November 2016


Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Ball

 Every fall, the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation holds a very special evening, where elegance,magic,food,dance,and generosity are the key words!
The Lakeshore Ball is a unique networking opportunity and a great way to spend an evening while supporting the mission of the Foundation to improve the quality of patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital.
Cocktail, champagne, open bar, five-course meal, dessert table, live band, DJ, high-end silent auction and other surprises await you!screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-8-47-30-pm

Join us, participate in large numbers and make a difference!

To reserve your tickets or to sponsor our event, please communicate with Anne-Marie Milard, Event Coordinator, at 514-630-2081 or by email at ammilard.odi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca.


Where: Montreal Airport Marriott In- Terminal Hotel (Opal ballroom)

Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), 800 Pl Leigh-Capreol, Dorval, QC H4Y 0A4

When: Saturday November 12, 2016 @6pm

Tickets: To reserve your tickets or to sponsor our event, please communicate with Anne-Marie Milard, Event Coordinator, at 514-630-2081 or by email at ammilard.odi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca.

Neighbors for Neighbors Food Drive

Stephanie Koury and Rhonda Massad have joined forces with the help of the Beaconsfield Citizens Association to banish food insecurity on the West Island.

On November 19 we will be at Beaconsfield Recreation Center from 9 am to 2 pm to receive non-perishable items for those in need in our community. The event will take place at the Beaconsfield Recreation Center.

The “Neighbours for Neighbours Food Drive” is meant to include and unite everyone in our community to help those less fortunate. The drive will benefit two West Island Food Banks, On Rock, West Island Mission and West Island Assistance Fund. There is a growing need for food and the need is not well known. We want to join as many people in our community as we can and take pics of everyone bringing the food and share on social media to show a united front against this issue and create awareness of this hidden crisis. We would love for you to come out and be part of the movement. Please save the date and pass the word along if you can.screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-9-18-44-pm

The biggest question so far has been “What do the food banks need?” We are making it easy on you. #747 Seven cans for seven days. More if you are able, of course.

What we need is: Peanut butter, canned tomatoes, peas, carrots, tuna, chick peas, beans, soups, breakfast bars, granola……

More than 2,000 families on the West Island visit food banks each month. #747

Where:  Beaconsfield Recreation Center 1974 City Lane, Beaconsfield, Québec H9W 6B1 Phone:(514) 428-4520

When: November 19, from 9 to 2 p.m.

Info:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1803727729916737/

Note:  West Island College has offered their location for anyone who prefers to drop off non-perishables prior to the event. Thanks to West Island College. #747   7 cans for 7 days  info: #N4N

851 TECUMSEH RUE, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 2L2

Phone: (514) 683-4660

Desjardins first ever mobile banking bus to come to the West Island

In an effort to extend their services, Desjardins Group has converted a Novabus into a mobile bank. The idea is to make it easier to serve those who may not have easy access to regular banking services such as seniors homes.

During the upcoming Neighbours 4 Neighbours (N4N) Food Drive, on November 19, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Beaconsfield Recreation Center, Desjardins has agreed to station the bus for anyone who wishes to take a peek. Anyone who shows up to the bus with a non-perishable item will be entered into a contest to win $1,000 to be donated to the charity of their choice. The bus will be stationed in Dollard Des Ormeaux on November 20, as a continuation of the N4N Food Drive.screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-8-29-13-pm

The bus that has been converted into a bank runs on diesel energy while en route but operates on a ten-hour battery while delivering services. Home base for the bus is in the Laurentians. During this pilot project, the unit will move within a three-hour drive from home base and return every night for needed maintenance.

Where: Beaconsfield Recreation Center  November 19, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

And: Dollard Des Ormeaux   November 20 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1803727729916737/

Alexander von Humboldt School (AVH ) Christmas Bazaar

AvH will be hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the largest fundraising event for the school, it has grown over the years to become a cornerstone in the community calendar. Anticipated by many visitors, it is an event not to be missed! <?xml:namespace

With over 50 vendors exhibiting under one roof, there is sure to be something for everyone! We will be offering a collection of products like hand-made Christmas decorations and wreaths made by parents of the school, greeting cards, unique jewelry, gourmet foods, natural soaps, pottery, knits, hand-painted glass and so much more! It promises to be a lot of fun! screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-9-54-59-pm

A European Christmas Bazaar would not be complete without great food. Hungry visitors can enjoy hot meals such as sauerkraut and sausages or raclette, beer, mulled wine, as well as delectable cakes which will all be available at reasonable prices. <?xml:namespace

We look forward to welcoming you! 

Where: Alexander von Humboldt German International School

When: Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Info: For vendor inquiries please contact avhbazaar@avh.montreal.qc.ca.

Weekend of Crafts & Fine Art in the Dollard Civic Centre

The Dollard Centre for the Arts has been holding this popular event for over 30 years. It is the largest on the West Island and the juried craft fair has established a reputation for quality, variety and creativity with over 80 artisans participating each year. The Artists Association of Dollard exhibits a range of artwork by its members including watercolours, oil and acrylic paintings and mixed media work. Refreshments are provided in the Tea Room by the West Island Black Community Association and everyone loves to take home the artful and delicious cupcakes sold by The West Island Cake Club as a charity fundraiser. The location in the Dollard Civic Centre (12001 de Salaberry Blvd., D.D.O. H9G 2A7) is easy to find with ample free parking and free entrance.screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-9-58-20-pm

Where: Dollard Civic Centre 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., D.D.O. H9G 2A7

When: Saturday November 19th &  Sunday November 20th, 2016

Info: Artisans can apply for our juried mailing list by contacting us at centredesarts@ddo.qc.ca or 514-684-1012 ex. 213.

Information on the Artists Association of Dollard can be found at www.artddo.ca.



CP Holiday Train

Where: Beaconsfield AMT commuter station,Beaconsfieldscreen-shot-2016-10-22-at-9-49-24-pm

When: November 26, 2016

Time: 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Performers: Jonathan Roy, Dallas Smith and Odds

 Info: http://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/schedule-canada



Ecomuseum  Breakfast with the Lynx

Find out what Lynx eat for breakfast! Crepes or meat … What do you think?

Loki, Orion and Pandora, our three mysterious Lynx, are definitely worth coming! Don’t miss the occasion to have a special encounter with them!screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-9-51-38-pm

The activity lasts two and a half (2 1/2) hours. You will attend a special presentation on Lynx while enjoying a continental breakfast; you will then pitch-in to help prepare breakfast for our lynx and serve them at their habitat. You will not regret bringing your camera!

The Breakfast with the Lynx activity is offered to guests aged 3 and over. The activity begins at 8 a.m. before the zoo opens and ends at 10:30 a.m. You will then have the opportunity to visit the Ecomuseum Zoo freely as the price of admission is included in the activity cost.


Where: Ecomuseum

When: Sunday November 27, 2016     8:00am-10:30am

Tickets: NON-MEMBERS : $25
                 MEMBERS : $20

Info:     http://www.zooecomuseum.ca



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