What’s happening this week in the West Island and Off-Island.
Galleries and exhibitions
The Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., presents an exhibit of paintings by the Kirkland Artists Association that continues until Feb. 27. Vernissage on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 514-630-2726, local 3216.
The Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire, presents the exhibition Spectres by the Guido Molinaro Foundation. Continues until March 10. Call 514-630-1220, local 1778.
Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage, 1850 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval, presents the exhibition Hockey Cup History which captures the true spirit of Quebec and it’s passion for hockey. Continues until April 21. Museum is open Thursday to Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Free admission. Call 514-633-4314.
Montreal Aviation Museum on McGill University’s MacDonald campus, 21111 Lakeshore Rd. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, is open to the public Saturday-Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 514-398-7948 or visit cahc-ccpa.com.
Arts and letters
Lakeshore Players Dorval presents The Odd Couple (female version by Neil Simon) until Saturday at Lakeside Academy, 5050 Sherbrooke St. in Lachine. Tickets: $20-$26. Call 514-631-8718 or lakeshoreplayersdorval.com.
Christopher Huang — A Gentleman’s Murder. Author will discuss his debut novel, interview by Anne Lagacé Dowson, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Public Library, 100 Douglas Shand Ave. Free. Call 514-630-1218.
The Hudson Film Society presents Leave No Trace on Monday at 2 and at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Rd. Admission $12. Visit hudsonfilmsociety.com.
Alex Huntley’s Humourous Take on the True History of Canada on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Public Library, 100 Douglas Shand Ave. Free. Call 514-630-1218.
Colour of Memory: Conversations with Guido Molinari. Documentary screening on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Free. Cal 514-630-1254.
The Charm of Eastern Canada — a colourful tour of the Maritimes on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd. Free, but you must reserve. Call 514-630-2726, Local 3216.
The Lakeshore Chamber Music Society presents the Iceberg String Quartet on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Union Church, 24 Maple Ave. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Tickets: $20, $15 for seniors/students, free for 16 and under. Visit lakeshorechambermusic.org.
Cabaret — David Myles on Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre, 1401 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval. Cost: $20. Call 514-633-4170.
West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra presents Chants du Nord on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Auditorium Serge Nolet, 1301 Dawson Ave. in Dorval. Tickets: $25, $15 for seniors/students, $5 for children 12 and under. Visit osjwi.qc.ca.
Sinfonia de l’Ouest concert String Extravaganza on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joachim Church, 2 Ste-Anne St. in Pointe-Claire. Tickets: $25, $20 for seniors, $15 for students, at the door, on online. Visit sinfonia.ca.
John Roney: The Köln Concert. Jazz pianist concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Free, but passes required. Call 514-630-1220, Local 1774.
Canadian Guitar Quartet: Romantic Impressions. Classical grand concert on Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Admission: $18, $10 or students/seniors. Call 514-630-1220, Local 1774.
St. Columba Concerts presents Piano Four Hands with Æterna Sirius on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Columba-by-the-Lake, 11 Rodney Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Donation: $15, free for children. Call 514-697-8015.
Punteado: The Sounds of Colonial Mexico. World music concert on Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Free, but passes required. Call 514-630-1220.
Self-help and support
The Low Vision Self-Help Association meets on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Church of St. John the Baptist, 233 Ste. Claire Ave. in Pointe-Claire. A Valentine’s Party with entertainment by Greg Innis. Visit LowVisionSelfHelpAssociation.weebly.com.
Navigating the Mental Health System: A Workshop for Family Members. Course offered by Friends for Mental Health from Feb. 19 to March 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 186 Place Sutton, Suite 121 in Beaconsfield. The course sheds light on the mental health system and the objective is to help the family caregiver improve their strategies in order to face the challenges surrounding their role. Cost: $20. To register, call 514-636-6885.
Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Montreal West Island meets on Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Drive in Dorval. Round table discussion and sharing experiences. Free admission. Call 514-694-6412 or pccnmontrealwestisland.com.
LGBTQ2+ Community Gathering for Hudson/St-Lazare/Vaudreuil-Soulanges on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main St. in Hudson. Support, discussion, empathy, education, community, engagement, Pride! Donations accepted to offset costs. Email [email protected].
Good vs. Bad Stress and It’s Impact on Well-Being. Presentation with Sherezad Abadi Perez, founder of Fit Mind and Body Initiative at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Presented by Friends for Mental Health. Free. To register, call 514-636-6885 or email [email protected].
ANEB — open support group for people (aged 17+) suffering from an eating disorder and their loved ones. Open to those suffering from an eating disorder or living with an obsession of their body image, as well as support groups for their loved ones. The groups are confidential, free of charge and require no registration or long-term commitment. They are offered in English, on the West Island. Visit anebquebec.com/en/services/groupe-de-soutien-ouverts.
Arthritis West Island offers exercise classes for arthritis — day and evening classes with fitness and movement professionals. To register, call 514-631-3288 or [email protected].
Grandparents Association of Quebec, an organization that helps grandparents, families, grandchildren as well as elders when the relationship between grandchildren and grandparents and extended family is broken. Help Line 514-745-6110 or 1-866-745-6110.
GRASP – Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing. A free peer support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one to substance abuse meet every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Beaconsfield. To register, call 514-898-1220 or email [email protected] or visit grasphelp.org.
LGBTQ2+ Adult & Seniors supper open to adult and seniors who are questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside Ave. Visit http://www.lgbtq2centre.com.
Al-Anon Family Groups. Compassionate help for family and friends of alcoholics. If you are troubled by someone else’s drinking you can find help and hope in a friendly, supportive atmosphere with many meeting on the West Island. Call 514-866-9803, email [email protected] or visit alanonalateenqcouest.org.
Adult ADHD Support Group — West Island. For adults and their loved ones who have ADHD. They meet every second Thursday at 7:45 p.m. Call 514-773-9815 or email [email protected].
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a low-cost non-profit organization that helps with weight-loss support. They meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Cedar Heights Park Chalet, 20 Robinsdale Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Visit tops.org.
West Island Cancer Wellness Centre. Receive compassionate support and can participate in programs such as yoga, massage therapy, counselling, and more, for free. They work with your health care professionals to improve your well-being and their services help you manage the emotional and physical challenges that come from a cancer diagnosis. They are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Wednesdays they are open until 8 p.m. at 115 Du Barry St. in Kirkland. Visit wicwc.org or call 514-695-9355.
New Moms support group, offered by the West Island Women’s Centre, meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Free of charge. Free childcare available. To register, call 514-781-8529.
Gamblers Anonymous offers help to anyone suffering from a gambling problem. Call 514-484-6666 or visit gamontreal.ca.
Family Resource Centre, a non-profit organization designed to support children age six to 25, parents and professionals, offers a variety of services to help youth who have social, academic and behavioural difficulties. They offer one-on-one social and study skills programs to help children develop necessary skills that will allow them to reach their full potential. Group formats offered every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Pierrefonds. For more information, call 514-685-5912.
Literacy Unlimited, a community organization dedicated to empowering adults through improved literacy, offers free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing and basic computer skills. Call 514-694-0007 or visit literacyunlimited.ca.
Lou Gehrig’s Disease — SLA/ALS Family Caregiver Support Group meets the first Monday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Offered by NOVA West Island. Call 514-695-8335, local 209.
Compassionate Friends, an international self-help, non-profit organization, offers friendship, understanding, grief education and hope for the future to all bereaved parents. The Montreal chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month. Visit TCFCanada.net or call 438-257-0881.
Look Good, Feel Better. Free cosmetic and hair workshops for women living with cancer on the first Monday of the month at the Lakeshore General Hospital. To register, call 514-630-2225, local 1451.
Sports and hobbies
Sports, Exercise and Volleyball. Every Monday and Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. at St. Charles Elementary School, 4331 Ste-Anne St. in Pierrefonds. 15 minutes of jogging, 1/2 hour floor exercise followed by one hour of mixed volleyball. Non-profit, fee for rental of gym is $15/month. Call 514-620-9259.
Lakeshore Creative Stitchery Guild offers needlework classes in various embroidery techniques and skill levels every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors and new members welcome. Visit lcsg-gtal.ca.
Cummings West presents its Talkumentary Series featuring Oscar winner Beverly Shaffer who will present clips and discuss her internationally respected films on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 96 Roger Pilon Blvd. in Dollard. Cost: $15, $10 for members. To register, call 514-343-3510.
Senior Men’s Contract Bridge every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Edwin-Crawford Residence, 35 Maywood Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Cost: $5. No partner or commitment required. Call 514-697-4159.
Kirkland 55+ Club Duplicate Bridge every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at 16950A Hymus Blvd. in Kirkland. Relaxing and enjoyable afternoon playing bridge. Call 514-694-2435 or email [email protected].
Cummings West winter registration is now being held for winter/fall courses and programs designed exclusively for the 50+. For more information and a free guide, call 514-343-3510 or cummingscentre.org.
Single Seniors Breakfast every Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m. at Brasserie Le Manoir (corner of Hymus and St-Jean Blvd.) Breakfast and exchange with other single seniors. You pay for your own breakfast.
Valentine Paint Night fundraiser for West Island Citizen Advocacy on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Brasserie la Residence, 4705 St-Jean Blvd. in Pierrefonds. Cost: $90. Visit //bit.ly/2WEZTN4.
Animatch meet and greet on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Plaza Pointe Claire, corner of St-Jean Blvd. and Highway 20. Visit animatch.ca.
Boutique 24 Thrift Shop offers clothing, household articles, jewellery and books every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on the last Friday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Adair Hall, 24 Maple Ave. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Donations welcome. Call 514-453-2902.
Thrift Shops for NOVA offer clothing for the whole family, footwear, books, household items, jewelry, etc. Thrift shop and used book shop, 43 Ste-Anne St. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Call 514-457-1642. Thrift shop at 2750 St-Charles Blvd. in Kirkland. Call 514-697-6692. Furniture and Used Book Thrift Shop, 449 Beaconsfield Blvd. in Beaconsfield. Call 514-694-8417. Boutique NOVA in Plaza Pointe-Claire. Boutique NOVA Hudson, 455 Main Rd. and a second new location 538 Main Rd. in Hudson. Call 450-202-6682. All are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Visit thriftshopsfornova.com.
The Teapot 50+ Centre in Lachine is currently looking for volunteers drivers and receptionists. Medical transportation is provided to seniors living in Lachine, if required. Receptionists asked to commit to three hours per week. Call 514-637-5627 or [email protected].
ABOVAS — a non-profit organization that offers accompanied-transport for West Island residents going to medical appointments on the island of Montreal. If you need assistance and would like to use this service, or if you have a few hours to offer with access to a car and would like to volunteer, email [email protected] or call 514-694-3838, or visit abovas.com.
Volunteer West Island matches you with volunteer opportunities that suit your interests in the West Island. Visit cabvwi.org or call 514-457-5445, ext. 226.
A senior’s residence in Beaconsfield is looking for a friendly visitor for a resident who speaks Indonesian and Dutch.
The Canadian Liver Foundation is launching some innovative initiatives locally and is looking for help. They need event day volunteers for the ReCouture Fashion Fundraiser (March 30) and Promenade Nocturne pour le Foie Fundraiser (June 8); other volunteers needed to help with office work in the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue office.
AVATIL is an organization that supports clients with mild to moderate intellectual handicaps achieve independent living. Their board of directors is looking for a new member with finance/accounting experience to begin in April.
The Dollard Seniors Club is looking for animators. If you have a skill, knowledge or hobby that you would like to share with others, please get in touch.
The CHSLD Benjamin Viger is looking for volunteers to help, two Tuesdays per month from 1:30–3:30 p.m. with the nail care and birthday celebrations for the residents.
West Island Citizen Advocacy is a Centraide/WICS community organization that matches volunteers with seniors or with people suffering from a handicap. Call 514-694-5850 or visit volunteerwica.com.
An English-speaking man in his 70s would love to have a male volunteer for friendly visits and chats over a cup of coffee to break his isolation. He was a business man and is a sports fan; has coached kid’s football and hockey teams as well as adult baseball teams in the past. He lives in St-Anne-de-Bellevue and has some mobility issues that limit his outings. If you can offer an hour of your time once or twice a month for this gentleman please call.
A French-speaking Ste-Geneviève resident in her 60s would love to share some time with a French or bilingual female volunteer who could take her out of her apartment to enjoy coffee or a meal at a restaurant. She also loves to socialize. She is interested in documentaries and technology. She would love to learn more about computers. She enjoys playing Scrabble, Black Jack and other card games. She occasionally uses a walker but is otherwise mobile.