Rhonda’s Best of the West – October 2018


Anybody else love October as much as we do? The smell of the leaves on the ground, the beautiful landscapes, Thanksgiving and of course…HALLOWEEN! This month’s Best of the West rounds up where to enjoy all the fall splendor that October brings.


West 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: Thursday, October 4th from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Where: Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel Info: http://residencesoinspalliatifs.com/en/wine-auction-dinner/


Ile-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 5th from 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Where: Royal Montreal Golf Club, located at 25 South Ridge, L’Île-Bizard Info: https://bit.ly/2DQR9hd


West Island Cancer Center Hero Run

Hero Run

Be a hero for cancer wellness on Saturday, October 6, 2018, starting at 1 pm. The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre is proud to announce that it is hosting a 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. Or, arrive early – free masks and capes available for the first 100 registered participants to arrive.

When: Saturday, October 6th  from 1:00 PM

Where: Starting Line is behind the Super C at 3700 St-Charles Blvd.

Info: https://wicwc.com/hero-run/


Marvellous Maples and Astounding Ashes: the Arboretum’s Fall Forest

Join a walk with naturalist Scott Pemberton to discover the natural phenomena of leaf colour change. Discover why it happens, and how, and determine which trees produce your favourite autumn highlights. Cost (tax and parking included): $15/adult, $10/child. Bring your boots, water bottle and camera. Please reserve (limited spaces): 514-398-7811

When: Sunday, October 7  English 10 – 11:30 AM; French 12 – 1:30PM Sunday, October 14 French 10 – 11:30 AM; English 12 – 1:30 PM

Where: Morgan Arboretum

Info: https://www.morganarboretum.org/events.html


Cineplex Theatre Sensory Friendly Movie: Small Foot

Enjoy lower sounds, increased lighting, spacious seating, bring your own snacks, and a quiet Calming Zone separate room throughout the movie. Cineplex sensory friendly presentations are in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada

When: Saturday, October 6th at 10:30 AM

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Info: https://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/SensoryFriendly


Plaza Pointe Claire’s 60th Anniversary Oktoberfest Celebration

Come out and celebrate 60 years of Plaza Pointe Claire! Enjoy traditional German cuisine with a Quebec touch: pretzels, beer and wine, dance, prints and much more. All proceeds will be donated to Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. This event is sponsored by Volkswagen des Sources

When: Friday, October 12th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: Plaza Pointe-Claire

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/266608760652201


Montreal Fire Station Open House

The following West Island Stations will open their doors to the public on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, as part of the activities planned for the 2018 Fire Prevention Week program. This day offers citizens the chance to discover the facets of firefighting and prevention, to gather advice at the prevention kiosk and to visit trucks.

When: Saturday, October 13th from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Dorval and Roxboro Fire Stations

Info: http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/sim/actualites/portes-ouvertes-en-casernes-le-samedi-13-octobre-2018


Fundraiser: A Horse Tale in Hudson

Purchase a ticket and help support A Horse Tale’s herd and have a great time! In conjunction with Chateau du Lac, AHT is holding a fundraiser to help support their horses through the winter months. Please join them for an evening of delicious finger foods, live music, and a silent auction!

When: Saturday, October 13 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: Château du Lac, 460 Main Road, Hudson

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1891758994225675/


Homestyle Breakfast for Nova

Come and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast for only $25 (children under 5 eat for free) at the 5th edition of Nova’s breakfast fundraiser at the Homestyle Bakery & Black Lion Pub. Start the day on the right foot with friends by supporting NOVA West Island.  Tickets are on sale at 447 Beaconsfield Boulevard.

When: Tuesday, October 16th from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Where: 445 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaurepaire Village

Info: https://www.novawi.org/copie-de-nouvelles-evenements


La 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 and move with us and have a good time, for your health!

When: Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Beaconsfield Recreation Center, 1974 City Lane

Info: https://www.beaconsfield.ca/en/living-in-beaconsfield/upcoming-events/sports-and-leisure/la-grande-marche-de-beaconsfield


Starlight Children’s Foundation Tea & Tiaras

Tea & Tiaras is an elegant afternoon tea event that raises awareness and funds in support of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada in Montreal. This decadent gathering of mothers, daughters, aunties, grandmothers, cousins, friends and colleagues is an inspiring event you don’t want to miss!

When: Sunday, October 21 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Château Vaudreuil, 21700 Trans-Canada Hwy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/tea-tiaras-montreal-th%C3%A9-tiares-montr%C3%A8al/2091747014484878/


Halloween on Ice at the D.D.O. Civic Center

This unique event will enchant you. We encourage you, parents and children, to dress up. Obviously, you need to bring your skates and helmet, which is mandatory for children ages 12 and under. A bag of treats will be given to every participating child.

Where: D.D.O. Civic Center

When: Saturday, October 27 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Info: https://ville.ddo.qc.ca/en/events/halloween-ice-0       


Get Spooked!

Ivan Dow will be opening his garden to us from 4-9 pm at 580 Pine Beach, Dorval. This is one BIG haunted house you don’t want to miss! * Entrance Fee: Donation to West Island Citizen Advocacy.

Where: 580 Boulevard Pine Beach, Dorval, QC H9P 2J6, Canada

When: Saturday, October 27 from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/377984546075209/


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


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




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