Community events — West Island style

Carter Haydu
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Side Door Coffee House, hosted by Plain Folk, offers an evening of musical entertainment the second Friday of every month. This month’s show will take place on Nov. 10 at 8 St. David’s Parish Hall, 12450 Gascon St. in Pierrefonds. Admission is $7. For auditions and more information, call 514-633-1128.

Beaurepaire United Church, 25 Fieldfare in Beaconsfield, presents Fantastic Dances, a piano concert of works by Chopin, Grieg, Strauss, and others performed by Michael Woytiuk on Nov. 8 at 7:30. For more information, call 514-695-2637.

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe Claire, presents Piano At Sea, in intimate concert with Monique Leblanc on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Free passes are required. For more information, call 514-630-1220.


Beaconsfield United Church Gallery, 202 Woodside Rd. in Beaconsfield, is happy to present the photography of Sherrill Girard and the acrylics of Stefan Rollins until Nov. 30. Vernissage on Nov. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 514-568-2021.

Claycrafters Pottery Studio presents its annual exhibition and sale on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe Claire. For more information, call 514-697-0441.

Dorval Artisans Guild will hold their annual Salon des Artisans on Nov. 10 from 12 to 9 p.m., Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dorval Cultural Centre, 1401 Lakeshore Dr. Vernissage is Nov. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 514-633-4000.

Kirkland Artists Association will hold their annual fall exhibit at the Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., from Nov. 2 to 30 during the library hours. For more information, call 514-630-2726.

Galerie de la Ville, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd. in Dollard des Ormeaux, presents The Field Hospital, an exhibition of collages, photographs, and assemblages by Anne Lewis, until Nov. 12. For more information, call 514-684-1-12, ext. 298.


Lakeshore Players is looking for three females and three males of various ages for the play Sinners by Norm Foster, directed by Susan Freed. Auditions will be held at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval on Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. For more information visit


Pointe Claire CPR is offering a course in Emergency Child Care First Aid on Dec. 5, 7, and 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Micheline at 514-630-1226.


Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild meets every Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from September to May at the Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd. Courses in traditional rug hooking are also offered. For more information, call Denise at 514-695-7177.

Montreal Lakeshore University Women’s Club holds its monthly meeting on Nov. 13 at 7:15 p.m. at Karnak Shriners’ Temple, 3350 Sources Blvd. in Dollard des Ormeaux. The evening’s topic will be Our Precious Water – Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask. The evening is free for members and $3 for guests. For more information, call Judy Paquin at 514-428-0541.

Beaconsfield Garden Club presents Westmount Florist Peter Pickerell on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Free for members and $5 for guests. For more information, call Margaret Czalbowska at 514-695-8447.

Montreal Knitting Guild invited all knitters for their next monthly meeting on Nov. 14 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd. For more information, call 514-484-0283.

Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners will meet on Nov. 18 at the Legion Hall, 365 St. Louis in Pointe Claire from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This meeting will be of interest to anyone who has ever worked in the United Kingdom. For more information, call 514-630-3741.

Société pour la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine de Pointe Claire invites all heritage lovers of Pointe Claire to its annual meeting on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at École Marguerite Bourgeoys, 3 Ste. Anne St. in Pointe Claire. For more information, call 514-693-9114.

African Violet Society of Greater Montreal will meet on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Resurrection, 99 Mount Pleasant Rd. in Pointe Claire. For more information, call 514-695-5149.


Herbal Magic Weight Loss and Nutrition Centres across Canada will collect funds and ‘nurture items’ such as paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper for local women’s shelters, throughout November as part of their Courage to Change campaign.

Pragai Couture, 105 Ste. Anne St. in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, presents Shop and Share, a fundraiser to benefit West Island Community Shares (WICS), on Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Twleve to 15 per cent of all sales will be donated to WICS. For more information, call 514-695-8694.


Montreal Association for the Blind, locate in Notre Dame de Grace, is looking for volunteers to assist in their elementary school swimming pool with multi-impaired students. Volunteers are needed once a week from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Please note the screening process takes approximately three to four weeks and includes verification of references and a police check. For more information, call Susanne Bilodeau at 514-489-8201, ext. 1005.

Batshaw Youth and Family Centres urgently needs volunteers: a guitar teacher for an adolescent living in a group home; caring and committed adults (ideally 19 to 27 years old) to be a big brother for youths seven to 16 years old; volunteer female drivers for adolescent girls in the West Island area. For more information, call Kim Kurtz at 514-932-7161, ext. 340.


Home and School Association of St. John Fisher Elementary School wishes to extend a hug thank you to the Pointe Claire community for their wonderful support received throughout our Caramilk fundraising campaign. Your support has enabled us to meet our objectives.

Jubilee Elementary: In preparation for attending a concert, grades three to five were privileged to have visitors from the MSO, including violinist Claire Segal, who answered many questions and showed her violin. The school library has officially opened. Weekly volunteers are needed.

AvH German International School, 216 Victoria Dr. in Baie d’Urfe will hold its 11th annual Lantern Parade for St. Martin’s day on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Hot chocolate and donuts will be served in the gymnasium after the parade. The meeting point is behind the school, by the Normandy parking lot. For more information, call Maren Gube at 514-457-2886, ext. 228.

Emmanuel Christian School will hold High School entrance testing on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. Please call the office for an appointment. 514-696-630. Kindergarten and elementary testing will be held in February.

Pat Roberts Centre, 16167 Gouin Blvd. in Ste. Genevieve offers a specialized preschool program for children from birth to five years old with special needs. A formal diagnosis is not required. Registration is ongoing For more information or to make an appointment, call 514-696-5144.

Sales and bazzars

Church of St. John the Baptist, 233 Ste. Claire Ave. in Pointe Claire, will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd., will hold its annual fall country fair on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 514-695-1879.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 13140 Monk Blvd. in Pierrefonds, will hold a Christmas bazaar on Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Social events

Network Lunch Conference on Managing Religious and Cultural Needs of Staff and Students in our Work Places will be held on Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Pointe Claire. Price is $27 per person, prepaid, and $30 per person at the door. A season pass is $75. For more information, call 514-630-1225.

Pierrefonds Public Library invites all children aged three to five to a Pyjama Story Time on Nov. 15 from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is mandatory. For more information, call 514-620-4181.

Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore Dr., presents Princess Time on Nov. 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Come dressed up as a knight, a princess, a fairy…and we will supply the fairy dust. Stories of bravery and beauty will be told and the children will create very special accessories for their costumes. For more information, call 514633-4170.

Pointe Claire Public Library, 100 Douglas Shand Ave., invites children in grades four, five, and six to join the Children’s Book Club. There will be a book discussion once a month. For more information, call 514-630-1218, ext. 1625.

NOVA West Island (formerly VON West Island) and Pilgrim Project are pleased to present Kids Care, a documentary by Laura Sky currently on a cross-Canada tour. Kids Care shows how kids can help other kids deal with loss and grief. The screening will take place at the Elizabeth Russell Centre, 750 Dawson Ave. in Dorval on Nov. 22 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. To reserve your seat, contact NOVA West Island at 514-695-8335.

HEMA Québec will hold a blood drive on Nov. 17 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Des Sources High School Agora, 2900 Lake Rd. in Dollard des Ormeaux. For more information, call 514-832-0873 or 1-800-343-7264.


ADD Family Resource Centre is offering a number of programs for parents with children with AD/HD, including a Parental Skills training program, a social skills program and a teen coaching program for adolescents. For more information, call 685-5912

Al-Anon family groups holds support groups for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Come share with people who have been there. For more information, call 866-9803.

Alzheimers Group Inc. provides caring professional support for individuals, families and the community living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. For more information, call 485-7233 or visit

Arthritis West Island offers support and self-help groups, exercise and Tai Chi classes, free public information sessions, literature and a community outreach program. For more information, call 631-3288.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous is a self-help group aimed at helping you to lose weight which meets on Fridays, at 9.30 a.m. on the West Island. For more information, call 697-4332.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Montreal offers support and information to persons suffering from depression and bipolar. The group meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at 106A Anselme Lavigne Blvd., Dollard des Ormeaux. (corner of Westpark Blvd.) For more information, call 684-0465.

Gamblers Anonymous meets at the West Island Community Resource Centre, 114 Donegani Ave. in Pointe Claire, Sundays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 484-6666.

Low Vision Self-Help Association meets the second Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 233 Ste. Claire Ave. in Pointe Claire. For more information, call 697-3852.

McGill Centre for Loss and Bereavement offers individual and group support services. Groups include adult loss, loss of a child, survivors of suicide, loss of a mother prior to the age of 20 years old. For more information, call 398-7058.

Obesity Incorporated is looking for people who want to talk about the cause and cure of obesity syndrome. New project ‘My weigh walks’ is offering a service to help people find walking companions. Informal, casual walks, indoors, outdoors. For more information, call 684-4409.

One Parent Families Association is for single parents who are separated, divorced, widowed who meet every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast. Children are welcome. For more information, call 428-0354.

Pilgrim Project offers bereavement support groups are offered to those coping with loss of a loved one. Professionally led. Free of charge. For more information, call 633-9315.

Recovery Inc.., a self-help organization which demonstrates techniques to deal effectively for people suffering from anxiety, depression and fears meets on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at St Genevieve United Church, 4697 St John's Blvd. (back entrance) and on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at St John's United Church, 98 Aurora Ave. In Pointe Claire (back entrance). For more information, call 697-8783.

Steps for Life is an association serving mild to borderline, intellectually-challenged young adults which provides many activities welcomes new members. Volunteers are very much needed to animate and run new programs. For more information, call 421-4245 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Stroke/Self-Help group meets every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dollard des Ormeaux Civic Center, 12,001 de Salaberry Blvd. The group gathers for exercises and coffee. New members welcome. For more information, call Bob at 626-4285.

Tops (take off pounds sensibly), a self-help group dealing with weight loss, meets every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cedar Park Heights chalet, 20 Robinsdale St., Pointe Claire. For more information, call 695-7137.

West Island CALACs (Centre d’Aide et de Lutte contre les Agressions à Caractere Sexuel), provides free individual counselling and evening support groups for women survivors of sexual assault and offers prevention, education and organize training sessions. For more information, call 620-4333.

West Island Cancer Self-Help Group meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 1 p.m., 750 Dawson Ave. in Dorval. For information, call 631-3720.

Organizations: Door Coffee House, Beaurepaire United Church, Beaconsfield United Church Gallery Presbyterian Church Dorval Cultural Centre Kirkland Artists Association Kirkland Library The Field Hospital Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre Montreal Lakeshore University Beaconsfield Garden Club Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners Violet Society of Greater Montreal Church of the Resurrection Montreal Association for the Blind Family Centres Kids Care Emmanuel Christian School Pat Roberts Centre St John's Holiday Inn Pointe Claire Pierrefonds Public Library Dorval Library Pointe Claire Public Library Book Club VON West Cross-Canada Elizabeth Russell Centre Sources High School Agora Family Resource Centre Al-Anon Group Inc. Tai Chi Bipolar Support Alliance West Island Community Resource Centre Low Vision Self-Help Association Baptist Church St Genevieve United Church Ormeaux Civic Center West Island Cancer Self-Help Group

Geographic location: Pointe Claire, West Island Community, Beaconsfield Pierrefonds Dorval Westmount St. Louis United Kingdom Mount Pleasant Canada Notre Dame Victoria Normandy Westpark Cedar Park Heights

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