Rhonda’s Best of the West – August 2019


August is that month of the year that kind of just sneaks up on you. After the St-Jean Baptiste and Canada Day celebrations, summer gets rolling and then next thing you know – it’s August. 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.


DDO Family Affair

NEW this year: the event is extended from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. so you can spend the day and have a picnic with your whole family. Don’t miss the face painting, inflatable games, storytime by the library, badminton, food trucks ($), archery tag, sports activities, fire simulator, photobooth, hiking in the forest, beach volleyball and many other activities. Come and meet the different groups that will be present. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Sunday, August 11th.
When: Sunday, August 4th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Centennial Park, 2983 Lake Street
Info: https://ville.ddo.qc.ca/en/events/family-affair-1

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Hudson Street Fair

The Hudson Street Fair is back for its 23rd year! It’s the largest street fair west of Montreal – visit the 120+ vendors! Bouncy castles, street performers, food zone, music, and more!
When: August 3rd and 4th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Locations will be throughout the town of Hudson.
: https://www.facebook.com/events/445753052646465/


Pincourt Fireman’s Day

Firemen’s Day, which is celebrated every second Saturday of August, is the Pincourt annual celebration since 1980. 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 as being the most spectacular in the region.
When: Saturday, August 10th from 11:45 am  – 10:30 pm
Where: Pincourt Bellevue Park
Info: http://www.villepincourt.qc.ca/en/recreation-and-culture/activities-and-programs/firemen-s-day


26th 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 12th from 10:30 am to 9 pm
Where: Beaconsfield Golf Club
Info: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6b9dbb_17e9995483ea42689ca03094663fe665.pdf


Montreal RibFest

Big 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 16, 17 & 18
Where: 13665 Boul de Pierrefonds, Pierrefonds, H9A 2Z4
Info: https://www.montrealribfest.com/


Balletvolution & Global Pitou Minou Fundraiser

The time has finally come to formally announce Studio Balletvolution’s August 17th Fundraiser for Animatch Dog Adoption. We have a jam-packed day of activity planned for you!! A dog adoption fair and meet and greet accompanied by a barbecue beginning at 11.30am. We will have raffles featuring prizes from local artisans and commerce. Beginning at 1.00pm, two Studio Balletvolution Dance Fitness Classes beginning with our low impact Balletvolution class suitable for everyone and followed by our popular high-intensity Rock’NBallet class!! Each class is $15.00 with 100% of proceeds going to Animatch. It’s going to be a great and inspiring day!! Get your tickets for the classes now, spaces are limited!!

When: Saturday, August 17th 11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Plaza Pointe-Claire
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1320374608132092/

Strangers in the Night Gourmet Gala

Strangers in the Night 2019

Countdown! Montreal’s largest gourmet charity Gala is happening again Saturday, August 24th. Simple Plan, Sheila E and Kiefer Sutherland with local talent Backtraxx and The HiFins. For tickets go to strangersinthenight.ca. General Admission only $50|
When: Saturday, August 24th, doors open at 5:00 pm
Where: Borough Hall Pierrefonds Roxboro
Info: https://strangersinthenight.ca/en/home/


Dollard-des-Ormeaux International Day

This unique event brings people together from more than ten 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 25th, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Centennial Park, 2983 Lake street
Info: https://ville.ddo.qc.ca/en/events/international-day


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 stargazing. 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