Rhonda’s Best of the West January 2018

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Best of the West January 2019

Rhonda’s Best of the West monthly roundup is back! Don’t let the cold temperatures keep you from experiencing some of the best that the West Island has to offer – grab your toques, longjohns, and mittens, and head on out to the following fun January winter activities:
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PROVIGO LE MARCHÉ’S SENSATION SOUL-WARMING SOUP WORKSHOP

Nothing warms your body and soul on a cold winter day like a piping hot bowl of soup! Today we’ll help your little ones create 4 sensational soups that will help comfort your whole family. The menu includes hearty Cheeseburger Soup; zesty Chicken Tortilla Soup; creamy Cheesy Potato Soup; super satisfying Chicken Pot Pie Soup; and tasty 3-Cheese Scones to accompany the soup, Children ages 5-12 welcome. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.pccookingschool.ca or in-store at customer service.

When: Tuesday, January 2 2018 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 Blvd St-Jean

Info: www.pccookingschool.ca

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WINTER EVENING NATURE WALK IN PIERREFONDS

Join an educator-naturalist from GUEPE for a night-time nature hike through the park to try and observe animal activity. Reservations are required.

When: Saturday, January 13  from 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost: $7 per person or $21 per family (2 adults and 3 children)

Info: https://www.guepe.qc.ca/

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POINTE-CLAIRE WINTER ICE-BREAKER

Outdoor fun for the whole family to enjoy, with pre-novice hockey games, ice sculpting, taffy on the snow, dog-sled rides, horse wagon rides, inflatable games, music, BBQ, s’mores and hot chocolate.

Dates: Saturday, January 20 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Northview Park, 111 Viking Avenue

Cost: Free

Info: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/ice-breaker-activity/

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ECOMUSEUM ZOOKEEPER FOR A DAY

Are your children crazy about animals? Wouldn’t they enjoy learning how to care for them, preparing meals for them or concocting enrichment toys for them? The Zookeeper-for-a-Day activity is perfect for them! Here is what awaits participants of the Zookeeper-for-a-Day activity:

  • Prepare meals and feed some of the animals;
  • Invent enrichment toys for the animals and observe their reaction to these discoveries;
  • Participate in a scientific workshop as participants dissect a raptor pellet;
  • Enjoy up-close encounters with some of the most popular animal ambassadors.
  • And other exciting surprises!

Reservations required. For children aged 7-12 years old

When: Sunday, January 21 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Ecomuseum, 21125 Chemin Sainte-Marie

Cost: NON-MEMBERS $60; MEMBERS $48

Info: http://www.zooecomuseum.ca/en/zookeeper-for-a-day-7-12-years-old-bilingual/

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MISO AND SUSHI CULINARY WORKSHOP

Roll up your sleeves and learn how to roll out some delicious sushi during courtesy of West Island naturopath and optimal food coach, Nevine Elchibini.

When: Thursday, January 25 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Nevine’s Cuisine 17769 Charles Munro, Pierrefonds

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/379584322501472/

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VALENTINE’S WITH VETERANS

Meet a war veteran, listen to a story, and make a special Valentine that will be sent to a Canadian veteran.

When: Saturday, January 27 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Boulevard Beaconsfield

Info: https://www.beaconsfield.ca/en/living-in-beaconsfield/upcoming-events/special-events/valentines-for-veterans

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WEST ISLAND COMMUNITY SHARES RED WHITE BENEFIT EVENING

One of our most prestigious fundraising events, the Red & White Benefit Evening has raised over 1 million dollars in the last 13 years. More than 250 corporate and community leaders attend this event which includes a cocktail, 5-course gourmet meal with wine pairings and live & silent auctions.

When: Monday, January 29th from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: 40WESTT STEAKHOUSE, 2305 TransCanada

Infohttp://www.communityshares.ca/events/red-and-white-benefit-evening

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SB BOWLING MTL – STRIKE OUT CANCER

Do you like kids? Do you like bowling? Do you want to help raise funds for children with cancer? Please join us for the 1st annual STRIKE OUT CANCER benefitting the Sian Bradwell fund.

When: Saturday, January 27 from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: Laurentian Lanes, 222 De Liesse Montee

Infohttps://www.facebook.com/events/127901094578658/

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Beyond the West Island

 

LUMINOTHERAPIE

This winter the Place des Festivals Luminotherapie theme is Loop. Thirteen giant interactive cylinders that light up and make fairy tale-inspired images come to life when activated.  Fun for all ages.

Where: Quartier des Spectacles

Dates: Now until January 29th, 2018    

Website: http://www.quartierdesspectacles.com/en/activity/11295/luminotherapie#

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LA FETE DES NEIGES

The Fête des Neiges de Montréal is an outdoor family event that takes place over four weekends and is dedicated to discovering and celebrating the joys of winter. A and unique and diversified program will make each of your weekends an experience to remember. Watch some great performances from your favourite artists, take part in interactive activities and head out on an adventure on the Mont Boullé. Every weekend has something different to offer, and every event will be a sight to behold!

When: January 20th to February 11th

Where: Parc Jean Drapeau

Info: www.parcjeandrapeau.com/events/fete-des-neiges-de-montreal

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MONTREAL’S OLD PORT NATREL SKATING RINK

With breathtaking views of the city, the beautiful Old Port as a backdrop and jazz music playing, this skating rink is beyond magical. Skates can be rented for $10 and lockers on site to store your valuables.

When: Now until March 11, 2018

Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin, Old Port

Hours: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day of the week

Cost: $6.95 for adults, $4.60 for kids and $18 for families.

Info: Old Port’s Natrel Skating Rink

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

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