Rhonda’s Best of the West – October 2016


HOT NIGHT 2016 Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Hot night is back by popular demand! We bring together an atomic night of awesome boogie and great food with a whole gamut of hot stuff! Peppers, sauces, and spices are presented in their entire splendor for your burning tastes. Dr. Lalla and the lakeshore foundation bring forth the devilish Peppermaster and bounteous Casa Grecque for a foodie expscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-11-07-47-pmerience!BYOB!

Dancing, raffles, and taste contests round out an amazing evening, with proceeds going to the Lakeshore Hospital. 

When: Friday October 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Where: Restaurant Casa Grecque  13081 Gouin Boulevard West, Pierrefonds, Qc. H8Z 1X1

 Tickets: $60.00 per person 


West Island Community Shares

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-11-22-53-pm“It All Starts with Breakfast” – Community breakfast to kick off the annual fundraising campaign.  This new event which will bring together anyone who lives, works and cares about our community. Donors, partners, community group representatives, elected officials and volunteers will all be there! (All the food is donated by West Island IGA grocers and the venue is graciously offered by 3 Brasseurs)

When: Friday, October 21st, any time from 7 am – 9:30 am

Where: 3 Brasseurs  46-A Boulevard Brunswick, Point-Claire, Montreal, Quebec  H9B-2L3

Tickets:  $10.00

Halloween Madness To Benefit West Island Community Shares

Join West Island Community Shares at their Halloween Madness Costume Party all proceeds to benefit WICS

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-12-20-02-pmFood, Drinks, Great Music, Trophy for best Costume

Where: Canvas Montreal Loft    870 Rue Notre Dame West, Lachine

When: Saturday October 29, 2016  from  8:30pm-1:00am

Tickets: $50.00 ( each ticket eligible for a $20.00 tax receipt)

Limited tickets so buy them now!!!

Info: http://www.lafoliehalloween2016.ca/billets-tickets


Morgan Arboretum

Following the Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration

2016 Schedule of English (E) and French (F) sessions:

Thursday, October 6 (E); Friday, October 7 (F); Sunday, October 9 (E); and Monday, October 10 (E), 7:45 – 10:45 pm
Thursday, October 13 (F); Friday, October 14 (E); Sunday, October 16 (F); and Tuesday, October 18 (E), 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Friday, October 21 (F); Saturday, October 22 (F); Sunday, October 23 (E), 7:15 – 10:15 pm
Thursday, October 27 (F); Friday, October 28 (E), 7 – 10 pmscreen-shot-2016-09-30-at-12-00-39-am

The McGill Bird Observatory (MBO), in collaboration with the Morgan Arboretum, invites you to join them after dark for a night of discovery. Come and witness research in action: the MBO’s Northern Saw-whet Owl migration monitoring program. We will introduce you to the world of this magnificent little owl, where it lives, what it eats, and all about its migration. You will also learn about the owl banding program at the MBO, a non-profit group dedicated to research on and monitoring of migratory birds. The evening will include short activities and presentations suitable for the whole family. If the weather permits, and depending on the night and pace of migration, you may have the opportunity to watch the banding team in action as they band live owls.

We are also offering an opportunity to “adopt” individual owls.  For each adoption, we will issue a personalized 8.5″ x 11″ certificate including your name and a photo, plus details such as your adoptee’s age, sex and weight, and the date and time of its capture.  Additionally, you will be allowed to release the owl and we will provide you with any updates that we receive if the owl is subsequently captured or reported elsewhere.

Where: Morgan Arboretum  150 Chemin Des Pins, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9

Phone:(514) 398-7811

Target audience: Adults and children 8 years and older

Cost:  $20/adult and $10/children (age 8 to 16)
Cash or cheque payable to “The Migration Research Foundation, Inc.”
Proceeds will support continued research, monitoring and education efforts by the McGill Bird Observatory. For more information on the Northern Saw-whet Owl migration monitoring program and the McGill Bird Observatory, please visit www.oommbo.org.

Please reserve (limited spaces)

Note: Wear appropriate outdoor clothing for October’s cool and humid nights.

Bring your camera and a cup –a warm beverage will be served.


Tree ID Workshop

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-11-30-16-pmYou wish to acquire a new perspective on the forest? Come and learn to distinguish trees with naturalist Chris Cloutier.

Where: Morgan Arboretum  150 Chemin Des Pins, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9 am – 12 pm

Ages: Aimed at adults.

Cost: Member $14/adult, $9.25/child

Non Member $17.25/adult, $11.50/child

Note: Bring your boots, water bottle and camera

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514-398-7811


Fall Foliage

In English 10 am – 12 pm, in French 1 pm – 3 pm

Join a walk with naturalist Scott Pemberton to discover the natural phenomena of leaf color change. Discover why it happens, and how, and determine which trees produce your favorite autumn highlights.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Time:  In English 10 am – 12 pm,      in French 1 pm – 3 pm

Where: Morgan Arboretum  150 Chemin Des Pins, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9

Cost: Member $5.75/adult, $3/child

Non Member $11.50/adult, $5.75/child

Note: Bring your boots, water bottle and camera

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514-398-7811


Halloween in the Haunted Forest

Strange things are happening this Halloween at the Morgan Arboretum. The orange trail and the Chalet Pruche are open at night for this scary and educational event! “Trick or Treaters” are invited to walk the Orange trail and collect candy along the way from the spooky creatures of the forest.  Those who dare are invited to enter the Chalet Pruche which transforms into a haunted house every year around Halloween.

This fun family event mixes environmental education with a Halloween theme! Enjoy the serene peace of the forest at night, some fun frights and of course candy for all! screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-11-30-23-pm

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-11-30-18-pmWhen: Saturday, October 29, 2016,  4:00pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Morgan Arboretum  150 Chemin Des Pins, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9

Ages:  Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

Length of walk: 750 meters one way. 1.5 kilometers total

Cost: $5.75/person

Note: Flash lights are suggested and all visitors should dress appropriately for the weather.

And Don’t forget to dress up!


At Stewart Hall Pointe -Claire

Quebec’s 18th Public Library Week

Quebec’s 18th Public Library Week will be held from October 15 to 22. This is a great opportunity to plan a family outing to one of Quebec’s public libraries and discover the wide range of services and documents available. The Pointe-Claire Public Library is organizing several special activities throughout the week.screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-12-09-01-am

When: October 15 to 22

Where: Pointe-Claire Public Library  100 Avenue Douglas-Shand, Pointe-Claire, QC,  H9R 4V1

Phone:  (514) 630-1218



Participants use little objects from everyday life (screws, LEGO®, corks, etc.) to decorate paper animals.screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-12-13-39-am

Workshop on the theme of the Xylon Outside the Norms exhibition  Get your passes now!!

When: ON OCTOBER 16 AT 1:45PM

Where: STEWART HALL ART GALLERY  176 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire, Québec H9S 4J7

Phone: (514) 630-1220




A documentary film about the myths and legends of sunken treasure and shipwrecks off the coast of the Magdalen Islands. The film also features passionate amateur archaeologist Leonard Clark. With executive producer Gregory B. Gallagher

When: ON OCTOBER 26 AT 7:00PM

Where: Pointe Claire Library   100 Avenue Douglas-Shand, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 4V1  (514) 630-1218



Find novels, art and history books, biographies, and much more. All profits go to The Friends of Stewart Hall. TPointe-Claire, Stewart Hall, Celtic Culture, West island Blog, Rhonda Massadhe book sale takes place during the vernissage of the 2017 collection at the Art Rental and Sales Service.

When: October  30,  1:00 pm

Where: Stewart Hall  176 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire, Québec H9S 4J7

Phone:(514) 630-1220

Cost: Free





Halloween At Ecomuseum  


Come celebrate Halloween with your loved ones at the Ecomuseum Zoo and help us demystify the myths ascreen-shot-2016-09-30-at-12-15-17-amnd legends associated to Québec’s animals!

Enjoy our zoologists’ special presentations. Along with our most famous animals, they will blow your mind with presentations that will captivate the whole family. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the animals receive their Halloween treats, because they deserve to receive something too! 

Psst…Come with a costume on and you could run a chance to win a photo-op with a bird of prey on your arm, just like a real falconer!

When: Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30 from 9:00am-5:00pm

Where: Ecomuseum     21125 Ch Ste-Marie, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3Y7

Phone:(514) 457-9449



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