Rhonda’s Best of the West – August 2017


Under a Thousand Stars

Come join the Montreal Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) for an evening of introduction to star gazing. Numerous telescopes will be available for the public. In case of rain or clouds, the event will be cancelled.

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When: Friday August 4th, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal Boardwalk

Info: http://www.marchesainteanne.ca/eng_Historique.html


Hudson Street Fair

Hudson Street FairThis year there is a Beer and Belly Fest going on at Benson park, including various local food kiosks and microbreweries. Benson park is located between Lower Maple rd and Selkirk rd (Selkirk ends at the Hudson Yacht Club). Benson park will also be the site of the children’s zone, and all the inflatable rides.

When: August 5th and 6th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Locations will be throughout the town of Hudson. Cameron will be closed to traffic, and will have place for 30 booths

: https://hudson.quebec/en/events/fete-foraine-de-hudson-2/


DDO Family Affair

The Dollard-des-Ormeaux Family Affair is back! Come and enjoy inflatable games, face painting, Akropark (ages 8 & up), a BBQ, shows and entertainment and much more.

When: Sunday August 6th from 12:00 pm  – 4:00 pm

Where: Centennial Park, 2983 Lake street

Cost: Activity bracelets with unlimited access are $7 (cash only)

Info: http://www.ville.ddo.qc.ca/en/events/family-affair


Sunset Concert : Randi Katz & Tony Picciuto

A show stopping tribute to the classics from such greats as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Etta James, Natalie Cole and more! The West Island Mission will be on site to collect donations. In case of rain, the show will be moved to Beaconsfield High School, located at 250 Beaurepaire.

When: Tuesday August 8th, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Where: Centennial Park, 288 Beaconsfield Boulevard

Info: http://bit.ly/2tZYbpM


Pool Party with 94.7 Hits FM benefiting the LGH Foundation

Pool party

Viking Pool and 94.7 Hits FM are throwing a massive community pool party. There will be music, there will be games, there will be food and, of course, an amazing outdoor pool. Come and soak up the sun! Doors will be open to the public. To enter the pool, a small donation to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is requested.

***Entrance is complimentary for Viking & Sunnyside members.

When: Friday August 11th, 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Viking Pool, 113 Avenue Viking, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 2X9

Info: http://www.piscinevikingpool.ca/index.html


Beaconsfield Community Jam Fest

Canada 150Celebrate Canada 150 by connecting with our past; celebrating who we are and taking pride in our exceptional achievements. Enjoy a full day of events including live music, inflatable games, cupcakes, a performance by Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli and much more.

When: Sunday August 13th noon to 10:15 pm

Where: Centennial Park, 288 Beaconsfield Boulevard

Info: https://www.beaconsfield.ca/images/eventlist/events/jamfest_13au2017.pdf


Nova Charity Golf Tournament

This Vegas-style tournament features a BBQ lunch, a putting contest, a raffle for a chance to win 2 West Jet tickets, a silent auction, a cocktail and a dinner. If you don’t want to golf, gather friends to come enjoy a delicious dinner at the magnificent Beaconsfield Golf Club. The proceeds generated from this tournament will be used to finance Nova’s palliative home nursing care (Cancer/ALS) program.

When: Monday August 14th, registration begins at 10:30 am
Shotgun Tee-off at 1:00 pm
Cocktail and Dinner from  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Beaconsfield Golf Club

Info: https://www.novawi.org/copie-de-nouvelles-evenements

Montreal RibFest

Ribfest 2017Big Brothers Big Sisters West Island is proud to present Montreal RibFest, a non-profit charity event that combines the love of great food and great entertainment, all in support of a fantastic cause.

Professional Ribbers will share their love of BBQ and the feast, and you’ll be able to eat to your heart’s content, while listening to awesome music from this great city of ours.

By participating in Montreal RibFest, you are helping make a positive difference in the lives of our community’s youth.

When: August 18- 20

Where: 13665 Boul de Pierrefonds, Pierrefonds, H9A 2Z4

Info: https://www.montrealribfest.com/


Dollard-des-Ormeaux International Day

Represent your favourite country by wearing thematic colours or traditional costumes. The culturally diverse dances and shows on stage will fascinate you. There will also be a presentation of fun facts, the sampling of traditional food and a chance to discover interesting treasures from different communities. The event will take place rain or shine!

When: Sunday August 20th, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Centennial Park, 2983 Lake street

Info: http://www.ville.ddo.qc.ca/en/events/international-day

Strangers in the Night

Stranger In the Night StyxFor this 13th edition of Strangers in the Night, the CF Fairview Pointe Claire parking lot will once again be transformed into a virtual hall under the stars. Over 200 tables will be set under enormous tents to welcome you to an amazing and memorable evening for a great cause. Live music by 70’s and 80’s supergroup Styx.

When: August 25th, doors open at 5:30 pm

Where: CF Fairview Pointe Claire parking lot

Info: http://www.strangersinthenight.ca/en/home/



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