Rhonda’s Best of the West – August 2018


Can you believe that August is already here? This wonderful summer has just zipped by. Don’t worry though, there’s still lots of fun to be had in and around the West Island before school starts. Don’t miss Dollard’s ever-popular International Day, Pincourt’s Fireman Day and of course, THE event of the summer: Strangers In the Night.


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Hudson Street Fair

The Hudson Street Fair is back for its 21st year! It’s the largest street fair west of Montreal – visit the 140+ vendors! Bouncy castles, street performers, food zone, music, street animation, food tasting,  chauffeured bike rides from ‘Un vélo une ville’, and more!

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

Where: Locations will be throughout the town of Hudson.



DDO Family Affair

This spectacular event offers many amusing and diversified activities for children and will allow your entire family to enjoy the outdoors! Don’t miss the face painting, inflatable games ($), story time by the library, treasure hunt by Go DDO and many other activities.

When: Sunday, August 5th from 1:00 pm  – 5:00 pm

Where: Centennial Park, 2983 Lake Street

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

Info: https://ville.ddo.qc.ca/en/events/family-affair-0


Pincourt Firemen’s Day

Having become a time-honoured tradition over the years, Firemen’s Day takes the place of Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Canada Day festivities in Pincourt. Its popularity is due in no small part to the many loyal sponsors who have helped make it one of the region’s biggest parties!! The day’s highlights are without a doubt the traditional parade of emergency and fire trucks, greatly appreciated by kids, the evening concert and the fireworks, acknowledged to be the most spectacular in the region.

When: Saturday, August 11th, 11:45 am – 10:00 pm

Where: Pincourt Bellevue Park

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2058446831070116/


25th Nova Charity Golf Tournament

This tournament features a BBQ lunch, 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 get a gang together for a cocktail and dinner or sponsor the event! Funds generated will benefit programs supporting in-home cancer, ALS and palliative nursing care.

When: Monday, August 13th from 10:30 am to 9 pm

Where: Beaconsfield Golf Club

Info: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6b9dbb_c4d3a8d5639f43018a84889b3d7f619c.pdf


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 17- 19

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

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


Dollard-des-Ormeaux International Day

This unique event brings people together from different origins to celebrate the diversity and culture of our community. The cultural performances will leave you fascinated. Come and discover interesting treasures from the communities and learn interesting fun facts. You will also have the chance to sample traditional food. This event is a great opportunity to socialize with your neighbours and people from other cultural backgrounds.

When: Sunday, August 19th, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Centennial Park, 2983 Lake street

Info: https://ville.ddo.qc.ca/en/events/international-day-0


Baie D’Urfé Summer Concerts presents The Record Breakers

Don’t miss your chance to see the local band who opened for Bon Jovi this May! The Record Breakers are a young band composed of old-soul musicians. The band consists of 5 friends who have been together since they were 14 years old. They play original music with elements of country, rock, and pop. And then they add something all their own. The Record Breakers feature two main vocalists and songwriters, coupled with solid musical arrangements composed by the band. The end result is diverse and entertaining.

When: Sunday, August 19th 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Where: 20477 Lakeshore, Baie-d’Urfé, Quebec H9X 1R3

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/217087412403748/


Strangers in the Night Gourmet Gala

Brand New Venue! Borough Hall Pierrefonds Roxboro will be transformed into a virtual hall under the stars, where over 200 tables will be set under enormous tents to welcome you to an amazing and memorable evening for a great cause. Don’t miss 80’s sessions Boy George and the Culture Club.

When: Saturda, August 25th, doors open at 4:00 pm

Where: Borough Hall Pierrefonds Roxboro

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


Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival

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.

When: Saturday, August 25th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Sainte-Anne’s Farmer’s Market

Info: http://marchesainteanne.ca/events/garlic-festival-2018-12th-edition/

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