November brings colder temperatures and shorter days, and it also brings lots of opportunities to give back to our community. Fundraisers, food drives and the CP Holiday Train can all be found in our Best of The West for this month.

1Neighbours for Neighbours Food Drive

Stephanie Koury and Rhonda Massad have joined forces for the fourth year in a row to help banish food insecurity on the West Island. On Sunday, November 3rd they will be at Provigo Le Marché Kirkland from 9 am to 2 pm to receive non-perishable items for those in need in our community.
When: Sunday, November 3, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Provigo Le Marché Kirkland

2Camp DLC Clothing Swap

Camp DLC is a non-profit summer camp that works all year ‘round to give kids the best week ever! Join them on Sunday, November 3rd at 16637 Hymus Boulevard, Kirkland H9H 4R9 to update your wardrobe in an eco-friendly way while helping sponsor young campers!
When: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: 16637 Boulevard Hymus

3An Evening of Laughter in Memory of Teresa Dellar

A night of comedy to benefit West Island Palliative Care Residence & Lymphoma Canada. This event promises to be a night to remember. The line-up is unbelievable and includes Just For Laughs veterans Mike Patterson, Heidi Foss, and many more. Hosted by your favourite radio personalities CJAD’s Andrew Carter, Natasha Hall, Jay Farrar, TSN690’s Mitch Melnick, Mitch Gallo, CHOM’s Terry Dimonte, Sharon Hyland and many more surprise guests!
When: Friday, November 8, 2019, from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites Pointe-Claire Montreal Airport

4Dress and Be Dressed

Do you have a wedding, prom, Christmas or New Years’ ball coming up?! We’ve got the gown for you! Gowns being liquidated at a fraction of the cost. All proceeds go towards dressing a bride in need on her wedding day. Fashion shows at 4pm and 5pm. Limited space, RSVP required.
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Where: Plaza Volare 6600 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1E3

5Summerlea United Bazaar

Books, bake table, gift baskets, toys, knitted goods & crafts, tempting treasures, jewelry & Country Store with homemade Tourtieres & Muir’s Scotch Pies. The lunchroom opens at 11:00am. New this year: children’s face-painting from 10:00am-12:00pm.
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Summerlea United Church

6YogaFit for Balancing Moods Training

A growing body of research suggests that yoga may be an effective therapeutic tool for the prevention and treatment of anxiety, depression, and other mental health and mood disorders. This two­-day intensive explores modern­-day applications of ancient yoga practices and the latest techniques for self­-healing to balance the nervous system and focus the mind.
When: November 9th and 10th, 2019
Where: YMCA Pointe-Claire, 230, boul. Brunswick

7West Island Montreal Wine Tastings – Autumn 2019 Season

The Autumn 2019 wine tasting season at Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire will commence soon. Sit back, soak in the facts, and taste around 6 wines in each 3-hour tasting session. Hone your senses and discover your preferences!
When: Thursday, November 14, 21, and 28 starting at 7:00 PM
Where: Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Dr, Pointe-Claire

8Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Ball

The Lakeshore Ball is a unique networking opportunity and a great way to spend an evening while supporting the mission of the Foundation to improve the quality of patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. Cocktail, champagne, open bar, five-course meal, live band, DJ, high-end silent auction and other surprises await you!
When: Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Where: Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel.
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9Raising the Roof: A Fight Against Homelessness

This benefit-show evening will feature renowned artists who will play a combination of their own original music, as well as their interpretation of the most famous pop and rock hits! This jet-set evening will offer a cash bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Photobooth and many amazing raffles to be won.
When: Friday, November 22, 2019, from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Collège Beaubois

10CP Holiday Train

Holiday Train

Join Scott Helman, Madeline Merlo and Vishtèn for this cherished Holiday tradition.
When: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Train arrives at 8:20 PM and the show will last until 9:00 PM
Where: Beaconsfield EXO Commuter train station

11Chorale Philomela Singers – Holiday Concerts

Come enjoy some holiday music with the Chorale Philomena Singers! It’s a great way to kick off the Christmas season. Saturday, November 30th Novembre, at 7:30 P.M. at Eglise Union Church (24 Maple, Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue). Sunday, December 1st, 3:00 P.M. Eglise St-Columba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney, Pointe-Claire.
When: Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st
Where: Two locations, see text for details.

Looking for artisan and craft fairs this month? Check out our Ultimate Guide to the West Island’s Fall and Holiday Artisan Fairs.