Happy New Decade!! We are delighted to have you back with us for another year of fun in and around the West Island. January kicks us off with lots of winter outdoor fun in Pierrefonds and Pointe-Claire.  We also have the Red & White Event celebrating the West Island businesswomen philanthropists on January 27th. Scroll down for our full list!

1Winter Activity Launch – Pierrefonds

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To start the new year, come and discover some fun winter activities that can be enjoyed in the park. Equipment such as cross-country skis, snowshoes and fatbikes will be available to rent. Check out the introductory to cross-country skiing and waxing clinic by Sail. Enjoy a presentation of cani-cross by Les foulées du nord. Also on the agenda is cross-country skiing for people with reduced mobility by the CIVA organization.
When: Saturday, January 11th, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Cap-St-Jacques Nature Park Chalet

Info: http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=7377,94551572&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&id=74&sc=2

2Pointe-Claire Winter Ice-Breaker

Outdoor fun for the whole family to enjoy, with pre-novice hockey games, ice sculptures, dog-sled rides, music, and more! Cost is free!
When: Saturday, January 18 from 11:00 AM
Where: Northview Park, 111 Viking Avenue, Pointe-Claire
Info: https://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/#

3The People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal – Pointe-Claire

Continue the Holiday Spirit with the People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal -an upbeat and intimate evening of song suitable for the whole family! Proceeds will go to the music ministry of St. John Fisher Church and towards the Choir’s 2020 maritime tour.
When: Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: St. John Fisher Parish, 120 Summerhill Avenue, Pointe-Claire

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/733490993824632/

4Holiday Time at the Zoo

Ecomuseum Christmas 2020

The Holiday season at the zoo is always magical! Fun activities for the whole family are on the program! Enjoy some “Elf Animation”: the Ecomuseum Zoo’s elves are very busy during the holiday season! Five times a day between 10:30 and 15:30, they will deliver gifts to the zoo animals! Want to go on a gnome hunt? Three gnomes are hiding at the Ecomuseum Zoo … and you have to help find them! Don’t forget storytime! Four times during the holiday season, zoologists at the Ecomuseum Zoo will be waiting for you for a sweet moment with your family.
When: December 21st, 2019 to January 5th, 2020. See info link for details.

Where: Ecomuseum, 21125 Chemin Sainte-Marie
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/492742074710385/

5Strike Out Cancer

Come out for an afternoon of fun at the 10th annual Strike Out Cancer Bowling event with proceeds going to the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The Sian Bradwell Fund purchases priority medical equipment for children’s hospitals (in Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton) for the diagnosis and treatment of children with cancer. Funds are raised through donations collected year-round.
When: Saturday, January 25 from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Where: Laurentian Lanes, 222 De Liesse Montee

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2527261894161130/

6#iloveme Women’s Goal Setting & Vision Book Workshop

Join the West Island Therapy Wellness Centre and Wise Women Canada for a morning of inspiration, goal setting, creativity and vision. You will have the opportunity to manifest your own vision for 2020 guided by Lisa Brookman, MSW, PSW, psychotherapist. Supplies included
When: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Château Vaudreuil, 21700 Trans-Canada Hwy, Vaudreuil-Dorion
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1001285686931036/

7Grand Blizzard – 1970’s-themed Party

For the 16th consecutive year, the Scouts of the 2nd Saint-Raphaël group present the Grand Blizzard! Come live a hippie evening worthy of the 70s and enjoy a spaghetti dinner. Profits will go to the Ile-Bizard scout group.
When: Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Where: Centre socio-culturel Île Bizard, 490 Montée de l’Église
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/929517864109698/

8Red and White Benefit Evening

Come out on Monday, January 27, 2020, to 40 Westt for an amazing networking evening, delicious food and cocktails and celebrate the West Island businesswomen, philanthropists! Looking forward to seeing you there! For tickets and sponsorships: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/RedAndWhite2020_EN
When: Monday, January 27th from 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: 40WESTT STEAKHOUSE, 2305 TransCanada
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/476476313227404/

9Montreal Canadiens Alumni Charity Hockey Game

NOVA West Island and the Montreal Canadiens Alumni are proud to team up to play a charity game of hockey for young and old who enjoy the sport and want to support the organization that has been caring for the West Island community for over a century.
When:  Friday, January 31, 2020, from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Bob Birnie Arena, 58 Maywood Avenue, Pointe-Claire

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/479960725966745/

Beyond the West Island


Luminothérapie is Quebec’s most important multidisciplinary competition for temporary participatory public art installations. For the last 10 years, it has presented a captivating and original interactive winter experience in the Quartier des Spectacles with a large-scale installation in Place des Festivals.

Where: Place des festivals
Dates: Now until January 26th, 2020
Website: https://www.quartierdesspectacles.com/en/activity/26179/luminotherapie-pop-10th-edition


The Fête des neiges de Montréal is an outdoor family event that takes place over 4 weekends and is dedicated to discovering and celebrating the joys of winter. Back at Parc Jean-Drapeau for a 37th edition, the Fête des neiges brings together thousands of visitors in search of a unique winter experience every year. Organized by the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau, this popular family-oriented winter event has programming geared toward enjoying the outdoors and offers many shows and a wide array of activities.

When: January 18th to February 9th, 2020

Where: Parc Jean Drapeau
Info: www.parcjeandrapeau.com/events/fete-des-neiges-de-montreal


Glide around the chilled outdoor rink with the best view of Montréal right before your eyes. Enjoy a comfy stop at the cozy village right in front of the ice while indulging at Bistro Bonsecours. Discover their programming with more than 20 activities celebrating music, physical activity, Montréal’s cultural diversity and much more.
When: Now until March 8, 2020
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin, Old Port


Monday to Wednesday: 10 AM to 9 PM
Thursday to Sunday: 10 AM to 10 PM
Cost: $7.83 for adults, $5.22 for kids (6-12), free for kids under 6 and $20 for families.

Info: Old Port’s Natrel Skating RinkGeneral 

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