February is the month of love, and boy do we  all of the wonderful fun there is to be had in and around the West Island this month! There are tons of winter carnivals and Valentine’s Day celebrations such as Sammy’s Valentine’s Gala co-hosted by our very own Rhonda Massad. Read on for all the February fun!

1Dollard Winter Carnival

The perfect event to skate on a large rink with friends and family, to the rhythm of the music from a live DJ, with light effects. Enjoy a heated igloo to put your skates on, taffy on the snow, a bonfire and see fire-breather!

When: Saturday, February 1st, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Centennial Park, D.D.O.
Info: https://ville.ddo.qc.ca/en/events/winter-carnival

2Fairy Tea Party

In a magical little place, not too far away, a special fairy princess is coming for the day. With a sprinkle of pixie dust and a wave of her wand, this Fairy Tea Party will be lots of fun! Register your kids today to spend a fun-packed hour with our fairy princess, doing crafts, activities, and a tea lunch. $26+ tax per child. Three seatings.

When: Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Where: Crèmerie Valois, 123 Donegani Ave, Pointe-Claire
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2473874499527513/

3Winter Festival at Aumais Park

Enjoy the outdoor pleasures of winter with your family. Skating, inflatable rides, sledding, snow sculptures and many more activities await children young and old. Warm-up with some free hot chocolate and delicious taffy on the snow. Hungry? Pass by the BBQ ($) to benefit the Rugby Club.

When: Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Aumais Park in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/fete-des-neiges-au-parc-aumais/2578342172447398/

4Kirkland Winter Carnival

Come celebrate the joys of winter at the Kirkland Winter Carnival! From February 6 to 9, a winter storm of activities awaits you and your family at Meades Park and at the Sports Complex: outdoor challenge, sleigh rides, mascot, family Bingo, Carnival evening and much more. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!

When: February 6th – 9th, 2020 starting at 5:00 PM
Where: Meades Park (16950 Hymus Blvd.)
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/carnaval-dhiver-de-kirkland-wi/189440435444104/

5Killer B’s Wine Tasting

Come discover wines from 4 different regions of France: Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Beaujolais and Bergerac.

When: Thursday, February 6th, 2020 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: 11 Chemin Lantier, Kirkland, QC H9J, Canada
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2498344603761643/

6Jet’s Sport Day

Part of the Dorval Winter Festival, join Dorval mascot Jet for this day filled with fun activities! Brunch, Candy bar and marshmallow sale, Face painting, Stunning magic tricks by Erick Elektrik. Catch a Timbits hockey game from noon to 3:00 PM or screen the Racetime movie from 2:00  – 4:00.

When: Saturday, February 8th, 2020, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Surrey Aquatic and Community Centre (1945 Parkfield Avenue)
Info: https://www.ville.dorval.qc.ca/en/events/event/jets-sugar-shack-madness

7West Island Palliative Care Residence 21st Annual Valentine’s Ball

Black tie, Evening gown and decorations. Silent Auction throughout the evening.

When: Friday, February 14th, 2020 beginning at 6:30pm
Where: Château Vaudreuil, Pavillon sur le lac
Info: https://residencesoinspalliatifs.com/en/annual-valentines-ball/

8Sammy’s Valentine’s Gala Fundraiser

Sammy’s Valentine’s Gala, one of the most exciting events of the year is back!  This evening of fantastic food and entertainment aims to raise funds to help find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two. Come and dance away to the amazing sounds of Crystal Waters! Hosted by TSN 690’s Tony Marinaro and West Island Blog’s very own, Rhonda Massad.

When: Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Where: Plaza Volare, 6600 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/927959154265728/

9Climate Change and Real Estate

Marie-Josée Larocque and Linda Sestock of Royal LePage Village are proud to present the 2020 edition of the Montreal & West island Conference on “Climate Change and Real Estate”. The event expects over 200 participants, including West Island realtors and members of the general public. There will be two panels including John Belvedere, Mayor of Pointe-Claire, Jim Beis, Mayor of Pierrefonds, along with city specialists, an insurance broker and community leaders including Rhonda Massad and Mariam Ishak.

When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Olympia Reception Hall,3855 Boul Saint-Jean A, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/great-open-house-grande-porte-/991927567827613/

10AJOI Casino and Poker Tournament

For its 4th edition, the 2020 Poker Tournament/Casino Night aims to raise the record amount of $50,000 to finance Ricochet, whose mission is to create housing resources for young people aged 18 to 35 who live with residential instability in the West Island. This event will mark the end of the #OneBrickAtATime campaign, which began on October 18, 2019, with Caisse Desjardins de l’Ouest-de-l’Île as its main partner.

When: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: 1335 Chemin Bord du Lac, Dorval, Quebec H9S 2E5
Info: https://www.westislandblog.com/ajoi-ricochet-and-caisse-desjardins-de-louest-de-lile-host-2020-poker-tournament/

11Parent & Child Valentine’s Baking Workshop

Decorate special Valentine’s day Cookie cards and help create a chef’s hat with your child! This course is open to kids aged 3-11 years who want to spend quality time with there loved ones! $25.50 if you book in advance or $30 for one adult and one child. Includes all ingredients and craft. Minimum of 8 groups (adult and child) for the activity to take place. Bring an apron and a hat. Long hair should be tied back.

When: Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Carrefour Notre-Dame, 1300 Don-Quichotte
Info: https://www.westislandblog.com/west-island-blog-event/valentines-baking-parent-child-ndip/

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