There’s always something going on in the West Island and Vaudreuil-Soulanges area. . .something fun to do. Local exhibits, events, workshops and festivals are listed here with activities that will interest everyone. Email us at: if you’re planning a public event that will interest our readers.


> Spring Celebration

A family spring event will feature a mini petting zoo and other activities.

When: Saturday, March 25 — 10 a.m. to noon.

Where: Fritz Community Centre, 20477 Lakeshore Rd., Baie d’Urfé.

Good to know: Free.


> Science for Children

* Static Electricity

Children aged 5 to 7 can learn where lightning and thunder come during a “shocking” experience, organized by Les Neurones Atomiques.

When: Thursday, March 2 at 1 p.m.

Where: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.

Good to know: Free, but registration required via Eventbrite.


* Electrochemistry

Children aged 8 to 12 can learn whether water is a good conductor of electricity and the conductivity of fresh and salt water are tested. Designed by Les Neurones Atomiques to amaze participants. 

When: Thursday, March 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.

Good to know: Free, but registration required via Eventbrite.

> Concert and Croissants

Virtuoso pianist and accordionist Daniel Benedetti will perform works by Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi in this intimate concert, designed to introduce classical music in a fun and interactive way to a young audience. Families with young children welcome.

When: Sunday, March 5 at 10 a.m.

Where: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.

Good to know: A light snack will be offered. Admission free but registration required via Eventbrite. Bilingual.

> Family Dodgeball

* The Recreation Centre is offering fun new games for families during March Break. Parents and children can participate together in new variations of this old favourite.

When: Thursday, March 9 (10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

Where: Beaconsfield Recreation Centre, 1974 City Lane.

Good to know: Free, but registration required. Register online.


> March Break Public Skating

Public skating is on offer throughout March Break (March 6 to 10) at the Dollard arena. Consult the schedule here

> Cultural Fridays

Julien Filion performs his fusion of jazz  and rock in concert. The group is composed of two saxophonists-keyboardists and two drummers, creating a musical fusion of rock and jazz imbued with pop sounds, wrapped in modern harmonies.

When: Friday, March 10 

Where: Municipal Banquet Hall, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., DDO.

Good to know: Registration on through the library’s website.

> Workshop: Write a perfect resumé to find a good job

Carrefour jeunesse-emploi du Sud-Ouest will offer a workshop to help job seekers, aged 16 and up, to craft a CV before applying for summer jobs.

When: Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

Where: Dollard-des-Ormeaux Library, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., DDO.

Good to know: Bilingual. Registration on through the library’s website.


> March Break. 

* The city of Dorval has lined up many activities for the March Break week. Check them out here.

> Cabaret Night — Electro-Samba-Funk

* Brazilian-born Montrealer Diogo Ramos presents his new concert, Électro-Samba-Funk. After successfully touring Canada, South America, and Europe in 2019, the singer-songwriter and his quintet now present Électro-Samba-Funk, a vibrant mix of samba-funk fused with electro-hip-hop, interweaving Portuguese, French, and Spanish lyrics that evoke the essence of a beach.

When: Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m.

Where: Cultural Centre, 1401 Bord du lac/Lakeshore Rd., Dorval.

Good to know: Tickets: $20.


> Coffee with the mayor

Enjoy a cup of coffee with mayor Chloe Hutchison to discuss issues of concern in an informal setting.

When: Saturday, March 11 — 10 a.m. to noon.

Where: Halcro Cottage, 539 Main Rd., Hudson.

> Line dancing workshop

* This free two-hour workshop will introduce you to line dancing. Afterward, you can sign up for a 10-week class (for $70), held Thursday evenings staring May 11th. 

When: Thursday, March 16 — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Rd., Hudson.


> March Break in Kirkland

*  The town of Kirkland has lined up many activities for the March Break week. See here for information and schedules.    

> Eat to be in shape

Dr. Louise Thibault suggests various nutritional strategies to optimize your physical fitness and nutritional well-being. You will learn which foods to prioritize, how much nutrient you should consume daily, whether supplements are effective and much more. Dr. Thibault will discuss popular myths and guide you toward more healthful eating habits.

When: Wedneday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

Where: Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd. 

Good to know: In French with a bilingual question period. Free, but online registration required.


> La fanfare Fanfaronne (from Productions Strada)

* Fanfare goes on a journey to collect dance music. Throughout their adventures, they take us from Brazil to Ukraine and to the planet Mars. They count on their audience’s participation to have interesting adventures. This is a funny, poetic creation.

When: Friday, March 24 — 7 p.m. to 7:55 p.m.

Where: Gerry Robertson Community Centre, 9665 Gouin Blvd. W. 

Good to know: Order tickets at the box office; 514-702-1812.


> Birds of prey presentation

The Pincourt Library will host a talk about three species of birds of prey. Animated by Animated by specialists from the Falcon-Ed / Faucon-Éduc program,  the presentation will take place between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and there will be an information booth from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

When: Tuesday, March 7

Where: Pincourt Library, 225 Pincourt Blvd.

Good to know: Family event.


> Kleyn Kabaret

* “Kleyn Kabaret” means “little cabaret” in Yiddish, the language of the Jewish communities of Central and Eastern Europe. Composed of songs that were sung in the privacy of homes, lullabies, ghetto songs, old songs and some pieces from Ashkenazi liturgy, this repertoire combines poetry and history. Featuring Antonia Hayward, vocals; Damián Nisenson, vocals, saxophones; Luzio Altobelli, accordion, marimba; Miranda Nisenson, violin; Chantal Bergeron, violin; Julie Houle, tuba.

When: Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, 176 Bord-du-lac/Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire.

Good to know: Reservation required.


> March Break

 The city of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue has lined up many activities for the March Break week. Check them out here


> Introduction to strategic speed-reading

Raymond-Louis Laquerre presents an overview of all the useful techniques surrounding the speed-reading method. This overview will allow you to quickly apply the basic concepts to your daily reading, increasing your speed from 50 to 150 words per minute. The meeting is intended for readers who wish to improve their performance. At the end of the session, you should already notice the beneficial effects on your next reading.

When: Thursday, March 23 — 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Saint-Lazare Community Centre, 1301 rue du Bois.

Good to know: For age 16 and up. Free, but registration required online or by phone (450-424-8000, ext. 260).

> Drop-in activities during March Break at the Complexe sportif

* The city of Saint-Lazare has lined up many activities for the March Break week. See here for information and the schedule of events.


> Electric cars

A conference by Jesse Caron of CAA Quebec will address the myths and realities of electric cars, types of technologies, financial incentives, winter use, charging and much more.

When: Monday, March 27 — 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Where: Vaudreuil-Dorion Library, 51 rue Jeannotte.

Good to know:  Free but online registration required.

> No more kicking, hello energy

Hubert Cormier, doctor of nutrition and author of Chargé à bloc, discusses the daily slumps and how to regain your energy. He deconstructs preconceived ideas, examines eating habits and proposes concrete solutions that respect your metabolism.

When: Wednesday, March 15 — 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Vaudreuil-Dorion Library, 51 rue Jeannotte.

Good to know: Limited seating. Register online or by phone at 450-455-3371.

For more March Break activities across the West Island and Vaudreuil Soulanges, read here.

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