Rhonda’s Best of the West – October 2019


October might be our favourite fall month. The scent of the fallen leaves, the beautiful shades of orange and yellow in the landscape, and of course the return of the awesome fall fundraisers! The WICWC Superhero run, a wine auction, and many more community events. (Scroll down for a list of Halloween activities)

1Greenwood’s StoryFest

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Each year, Greenwood Centre’s StoryFest Committee volunteers organize a remarkable lineup of distinguished and engaging authors, poets, storytellers, and films to be part of the StoryFest schedule. It’s an autumn event not to be missed!
September 19th to November 4th
Where: Various locations in Hudson
Info: http://www.greenwood-centre-hudson.org/greenwood-activities.html

2SPCA Ouest’s Ties & Tails Gala

October 4th celebrates National Pet Day. What a perfect opportunity to get together and celebrate our shared love and passion for the furry friends in our lives. The night will begin with a classy cocktail hour followed by a gourmet meal (vegan options available) with entertainment and will conclude with an abundant sweet table, DJ and dancing.
When: Friday, October 4th beginning from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/526466794514961/

3Ile-Bizard Mayor Golf Tournament

The Mayor of L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, Mr. Normand Marinacci, and the borough council members invite you to the golf tournament of the Mayor of L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève. Participation is reserved for all citizens and/or sponsors who would like to offer their support and generosity for the success of this annual event. The funds raised during this event will be donated to social, sports, recreation and cultural organizations in the area and will be used exclusively to support their projects and activities.
When: Friday, October 4th from 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Where: Royal Montreal Golf Club, located at 25 South Ridge, L’Île-Bizard
Info: https://bit.ly/2ZA8GUx

4A Concert for Kids with Cancer

Léandre Gaucher, a ten-year-old violinist who recently underwent treatment for brain cancer, unites with some talented musicians for a concert to support children fighting cancer. All proceeds of this concert will be donated to Sarah’s Fund for Cedars, an organization that supports the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
When: Saturday, October 5th from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: St-Columba-By-The-Lake Presbyterian Church
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1348988975269139/

5West Island Palliative Care Gourmet Dinner & Wine Auction

Wine auction

The evening begins with a cocktail including an oyster bar followed by a gourmet dinner with accompanying wines, after which there will be an auction of fine wines and other exclusive items.
When: Wednesday, October 9th beginning at 6:00 PM
Where: Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
Info: https://residencesoinspalliatifs.com/en/annual-wine-auction-dinner/

6Fair Trade Rug Event

Come and explore a large selection of Tribal, Bokhara, and Persian rugs during this special, made by fairly paid adults. From classic to contemporary, from sizes 2’x3’ to 9’x12s’, and a large collection of rounds, squares and hallway and table runners, you’ll find the piece you’re searching for.
When: October 11th – November 3rd
Where: Dix Milles Villages, 290 Chemin du Bord-de-Lac
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249516082607955/

7West Island Cancer Center Hero Run

Hero Run

The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre returns for its Hero Run: a 5-km. fundraising family walk/run in Kirkland. Children (or children at heart) are invited to dress up as their favourite superhero. Be a hero for cancer wellness on Saturday, October 12th, 2019, starting at 1 pm.
When: Saturday, October 12th  from 1:00 PM
Where: Starting Line is behind the Super C, Kirkland at 3700 St-Charles Blvd.
Info: https://wicwc.com/hero-run/

8Hot Sauce Nite

An all-inclusive hot sauce event benefitting the Lakeshore Hospital Birthing Center. Enjoy an international and seafood buffet with dipping sauces. All sauces and peppers provided by Peppermaster.com! Dance the night away with some 1980s hits! Lots of surprises and all wine included! Hurry – these tickets sell out quickly!
When: Friday, October 18th, 2019 beginning at 6:30 PM
Where: Casa Reception, Pierrefonds

Info: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hot-nite-night-2019-tickets-66808846057?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

9BMO Thanksgiving Fundraiser

BMO invites the community, clients, employees and business associates to a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings! We will start with a cocktail hour followed by dinner. There will be dancing, music, raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $65
When: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 beginning at 6:00 PM
Where: 3855 Boul Saint-Jean A, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9G 1X2

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/546242969446768/

10Baie D’Urfé Curling Club Gathering of Artisans

35 juried crafters, pottery, children’s book author, wind chimes, chocolate, condiments, hot sauces, woodworking, decorative painting, sewing, jewellery, and many more. A light lunch available in the Club House. The Baie-d’Urfé Potters Guild will be exhibiting in the Whiteside Taylor Center 20551 Lakeshore Rd., next door to the Red Barn. The West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped is their charity this year.
When: Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Sunday, October 20th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Where: Baie D’Urfé Club Curling Club House 63 Churchill Rd. and the Red Barn 20609 Lakeshore Rd. Parking at 63 Churchill Rd
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/642826052820704/

11La Grande Marche de Beaconsfield

The City of Beaconsfield is proud to partner with the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie and the Quebec Federation of General Practitioners (FMOQ) to present La Grande marche de Beaconsfield, a free, unifying event accessible to all, over a distance of 5 km. Come out and have a good time, for your health!
When: Saturday, October 19th from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Beaconsfield Recreation Center, 1974 City Lane
Info: https://www.beaconsfield.ca/en/living-in-beaconsfield/upcoming-events/community/la-grande-marche-de-beaconsfield

Halloween Post West Island Blog

*** For a list of family-friendly Halloween activities, be sure to check out our special Halloween post!***