Rhonda’s Best of the West–December 2016


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

The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation launches its  
Holiday Campaign

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The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is pleased to launch two fundraising initiatives for the Holiday season, a time for sharing and generosity.  Funds raised during this holiday campaign help improve facilities and enhance the quality of patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital.

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The Foundation’s volunteers will put their special touch on wrapping your gifts at the two Foundation wrapping booths at the Fairview Pointe-Claire Mall. “The Gift Wrapping project is now a tradition in the West Island. Shoppers particularly appreciate this service because it is a way to support their community hospital while continuing their shopping,” says Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.

When: November 19 to December 24 at 5 pm, 2016

Info: The Foundation is looking for volunteers on weekdays and on Christmas Eve for both its wrapping booths one located on the first floor in front of the SAQ and one on the second floor in front of Sports Experts. Anyone interested in volunteering their time to a good cause is invited to contact Anne-Marie Milard at 514-630-2081 or by e-mail at ammilard.odi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca.The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, Holiday Campaign, Gift Wrapping,West Island News,Fairview Pointe-Claire, West island Blog, Rhonda Massad, News

Animate our Tree to help Save Lives

A brand new initiative with a focus towards Internet users, proposes to animate the Foundation’s virtual Holiday Tree. The Foundation’s virtual tree will progressively be decorated thanks to the generosity of donors. Coloured balls, canes, stockings, and bells will be added to the holiday tree through various donation levels. Donor names will be featured unless they choose to remain anonymous.  “We hope to reach a new segment of the community with this initiative, especially as we will take advantage of our partner’s digital signage technology to promote the campaign on close to one hundred health and sports institutions in the West Island,” adds Heather Holmes.

When:  November 21 to December 24, 2016

Info: To access the virtual tree, simply visit the Foundation’s website at Lakeshorefoundation.ca

Dorval Museum Exhibition: Join the Christmas Ridescreen-shot-2016-11-27-at-5-32-18-pm

At this event children and adults get transported to a magical Christmas back in time . Model trains, Christmas trees decorated by children, sweets, and Christmas stories await you this year at the Dorval Museum.

When: From November 17, 2016 to January 8, 2017

Where: The Dorval Museum  1850 Lakeshore Drive, Thursday to Sunday, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Cost: Admission for this activity is free

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-10-44-50-pmWeb: http://www.ville.dorval.qc.ca/en/information/dorval-museum-of-local-history-and-heritage

Dorval Potters’ and Weavers’ Guildes Annual December Sale and Vernissage

Beautiful Vernissage displaying pottery and handmade crafts by local artists many for sale at this event

When: Vernissage Friday December 2, 7:00pm-9:00pm

When:   Sale           Friday December 2, 10:00am- 9:00pm

                                      Saturday December 3, 9:00am-5:00pm

                                      Sunday December 4, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Sarto Desnoyers Community Center 1335 Lakeshore, Dorval Room S014A

Sherbrooke Academy  Annual Holiday Family Fun Fair

Bring the Family for a morning of fun!! Fish Pond, Kids Craft Table, Cookie Decorating, Gift Basket Raffle, Bottle Raffle ,Used Book Sale, Teddy Tombola, Elves Shelves, Bingo, Bake Sale & More!!!

When: Saturday December 3, 2016 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where:  Sherbrooke Academy Senior Campus, 313 Windermere, Beaconsfield  ( Senior Campus)

Cost:  Free admission – tickets for activities sold at door.

Info: 514-798-0769

Quinn Farm Family Outing

Many local craftsmen present a variety of handmade goods. There will be crafts for children, such as a build a cute wooden reindeer. Enjoy barnyard activities a wagon ride & pick your own Christmas tree.screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-5-37-57-pm

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Perrot Blvd., Notre-Dame de l’Ile Perrot. Bilingual.

When: December 3 until the 18,  Saturdays  and Sundays from 10:00 am  to 4:00 pm 

Cost: Farm and Barnyard Activities $5 per person.

Info: 514-453-1510

Web: http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca

Kirkland Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long

Kids, parents and grandparents are invited to  join the versatile and entertaining singer Kerry-Anne Kutz in this singscreen-shot-2016-11-27-at-5-43-07-pm-a-long of popular Christmas and holiday songs.

Where: Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland.

When: December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages: All ages. Bilingual.

Cost: Free for library members, Registration is required

Info: 514-630-2726

Web: ville.kirkland.qc.ca

The Christmas Elf Hunt

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-5-45-31-pmCome to the Library in your PJs and participate in a special treasure hunt to help find objects hidden by the mischievous Christmas Elf. Cookies and surprises await you!

When: December 9, 2016

Where: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield from 7 :00 pm to 8:30 pm

Ages:  3 & up. Bilingual event

Cost: Free for library members. Registration required

Info: 514-428-4460

Web: beaconsfieldbiblioyouth.blogspot.ca

Nova Tree Of Life

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-5-50-14-pmBuy a light in memory or honour of a loved one and join Nova for their outdoor tree lighting ceremony.Hot chocolate, treats, Songs, and a Draw, ALL proceeds go to NOVA West Island

When: Saturday December 10 @ 5:00pm

Where: NOVA West Island 447 Boul. Beaconsfield, H9W 4C2

Cost: Minimum Donation of $5.00 per light

Info: 514-695-8335


The Lakeshore Concert Band 2016 Children’s Christmas Concert

The Lakeshore Concert Band presents a Christmas Concert for children with music and demonstrations of musical instruments. All Proceeds from admission and refreshments will be donated to WIAIH. Stay and see Santa make his appearance at the concert venue!screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-7-09-13-pm

When: Saturday December 10th at 3:00 pm

Where: Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave., Pointe Claire

Ages:  2-8 yrs old Bilingual event 

Cost: $ donations accepted at the door

Info: 514-428-0292

Web: lakeshoreconcertband.ca


screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-7-05-11-pmMake a Snowman Family 

Create decorations made of popsicle sticks: snowmen representing members of their family (including pets).

When: December  11, 2016

Where: Pointe Claire Library (Main Branch), 100 Douglas Shand, Pointe-Claire.1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages: Ages 7-12 * kids ages 9 & under must be accompanied by an adult .   Activity in English.

Cost: Free for library members. Registration is required

Info: 514-630-1218

Web: biblio.pointe-claire.ca

West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra– String Orchestra Christmas Concert

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-7-06-45-pmSurround yourself with magic as The West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jean-Ai Patrascu perform Disney Classics (Chim Chim Cher-ee; A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes; It’s A Small World; Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah) arr. Charles Sayre, Brahms: Hungarian Dance no.5,  Saint-Saens: ”The Carnival of the Animals”, Holiday Hoedown arr. Mark Williams, and Holiday Sleigh Ride by Lloyd Conley

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016  at 11:30 am   (arrive early as seating is VERY limited!!)

Where: Centre Noël-Legault, 245 Chemin du Bord-du-Lac-Lakeshore, Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4H9  

Cost: Free but donations to Partage-Action are welcome

Email: info@osjwi.qc.ca

Web: http://www.osjwi.qc.ca

Stewart Hall Singers “Let’s Sing Christmas”

Join Choir director Douglas Knight and the enchanting choir voicscreen-shot-2016-11-27-at-5-51-33-pmes of Stewart Hall Singers in this classical Christmas concert.   children that includes  Proceeds from money donations at the door and the sale of refreshments will be donated to WIAIH. Don’t miss a very special visitor from the North Pole.

When: Dec. 11, 2016

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire.

Ages: All ages. English. 3 p.m.

Cost: Admission is Free, passes required ( present yourself at the Stewart Hall reception desk to obtain free passes)

Info: 514-630-1220. 

Web: pointe-claire.ca

 The Wizard of Oz  Theatre performance

Rhonda's Best of the West,December,Stewart Hall singers, West Island Symphony Orchestra,Lakeshore Concert band, NOVA, Rhonda Massad, West Island BlogDorothy a farm girl from Kansas,her Aunt Em and her dog Toto are blown away in a tornado and land in a fairyland named Oz. In this quirky and magical place she meets a very unusual cast of characters – Scarecrow, Tinman, and Cowardly Lion, together they travel down a windy yellow brick road to meet the Wizard of Oz, in the hopes of finding what their hearts most desire.

When: Dec. 15 – Jan. 8 in English. Various show dates and times. Please see website for details.

Where: Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road, Hudson.

Ages: All ages

Cost: Admission is $22.50.

Info: 450-458-5361.

Web: villagetheatre.ca

Beatles on Ice

This is going to be a lot of fun. Bring your skates or just come out and enjoy an afternoon of Live Beatles music!

Rhonda's Best of the West,December,Stewart Hall singers, West Island Symphony Orchestra,Lakeshore Concert band, NOVA, Rhonda Massad, West Island BlogFeaturing a LIVE performance by REPLAY  The Beatles!  Tickets go on Sale November 28 …..limited tickets available so hurry!!

The West Island Mission will collect non-perishable donations .

When: December 18 at 4:00 pm

Where: Beaconsfield Recreation Center  ,1974 City Lane, Beaconsfield, Québec H9W 6B1

Phone:(514) 428-4520

Cost: General Admission $5.00 in advance –  $7.00 at the door

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