Rhonda’s Best of the West on Global TV – May 2016


 To see the segment on Global TV click here

1 – Today, May 4,  is McHappy Day  


Mc Happy Day to benefit BBBS of the West Island. $1 from the purchase of a McCafé, a Big Mac or a Happy Meal supports  6 participating McDonalds restaurants. on the west island. 

2 – St Anne’s Market is opening this coming weekend – May 7

The Sainte Anne’s Farmer’s Market is in it’s 16th season of serving you with locally raised farm foods, many of them organic, as well as a select number of artisanal products. There are frequent Culinary Demonstrations, Kids Activities, Live Music and larger scale Food Festivals all year long. 

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Funnel cakes made fresh at St. Anne’s market

The summer market begins May 7, 2016 and runs until October 29, 2016

Location: At Park Lalonde, by the waterfront, at the corner of Ste-Anne and St. Pierre streets.

Summer Hours: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

West Island College and WIAIH Fashion show.  May 7 

This is truly what the community is all about.  West Island College students team up with West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped for their 9th annual fashion show.

Last years producer/WIC student Maya Levy: “Everyone is always smiling and happy to participate, the members look forward to this all year long.”

WIAIH, established in 1958, is one of the largest community organizations in the greater Montreal area, offering a broad range of services to over 500 members. Some of which include a variety of recreation activities, a residence for adults living with intellectual handicaps, support groups for parents and the Pat Roberts Developmental Center, a preschool for children who have developmental issues.

For more information consult www.wicmtl.ca

 West Island Blues festival May 26 at 6 pm , Pierrefonds Cultural Centre

Starring the band “Flirt”

 Travail en fin de semaine pour le Festival de Blues de l’Ouest-de-l’Île pour la soirée VIP qui se tiendra le 26 mai et pour la journée gratuite du Festival qui aura lieu le 18 juin. Réservez les dates !

Pour la soirée VIP, vous pouvez vous procurer les billets auprès de monsieur Errol Johnson à errol.johnson@sympatico.ca. Il faut faire vite…les billets s’envolent vite comme des notes de blues qui nous envoûtent les oreilles, cela sans compter les mets savoureux qui vous sont servis lors de cette soirée. De belles surprises vous attendent pour l’édition 2016 du Festival de Blues de l’ouest de l’île; on s’est encore surpassés pour vous offrir des spectacles de qualité afin de répondre à notre mission qui est d’aider des organismes à but non lucratif qui viennent en aide à la communauté de l’Ouest-de-l’Île.

West Island Crusade Against Cancer May 28

 WICAC is having their 20th annual gala Saturday May 28th at the Baie Durfe curling club tickets are $45.00 for dinner and show. This venue offers easy access and unlimited free parking.

 Dusty Vinyl performs a return engagement.

 WICAC Misson Statement

West Island Crusade against Cancer is a small but energetic registered charity that has been raising funds since 1996.

 The primary purpose of the WICAC is to provide a monetary donation annually to our chosen charities,  currently West Island Palliative Care Residence (specifically their food program), NOVA West Island (funding their Child bereavement Program and Camp Carousel), and the Canadian Cancer Society.

 WICAC is a non-profit organization.

 WICAC is run by volunteers, working without financial recompense.

 Monies are raised through a series of events throughout the year which include dart and softball tournaments, pub quizzes, fun run, squash-a-thon and our cornerstone event the Annual Gala .

 Our founder Jim Morrison started the charity as a way to pay back for the care that both his father and uncle received before they succumbed to cancer.

LGHF Breakfast.  May 17, Chez Cora

 The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation will be holding its National Bank Duck Race Breakfast on May 17th at Chez Cora (187, boul Hymus Pointe Claire H9R 1E9), between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

As it’s our 20th editiion, the Foundation in partnership with Chez Cora, will be offering that morning a free breakfast to anyone purchasing a 10$ ticket for the Duck Race, which will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016, as part of the Naturellement Sainte-Anne event.
Funds raised at this family and festive activity will go to improving health care in the West Island community.
 WICS Grand Mascarade Ball  May 14, 2016 ,Mariott Airport In Terminal Hotel 

 About the Event:

Come join us for an evening of intrigue and enigma.

A night of show-stopping performances, delicious food, glamour and glitz.

 Don your most elegant formal attire, mask*, and sense of adventure and enter the magical setting of the inaugural Grand Bal Masqué designed by Maddy K. You will be swept away in moments – from the second you walk into the property.

Enjoy hauntingly beautiful musical performances, delicious savoury bites alongside a bubbly bar and many more surprises!

Come as you are… Leave transformed.



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