There’s always something going on in the West Island . . . something fun to do. Local exhibits, events 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.


> Nature right here

* Enjoy a guided tour of Baie d’Urfé’s local ecosystem during Espace pour la vie’s outdoor event Nature Near You.

When: September 2 and 3 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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


> Blood drive

* Blood donor clinic. It is necessary to make an appointment before arriving. Reserve your spot online by creating your profile at: or call 1-800-343-7264 (SANG). 

When: Wednesday, September 7 — 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: St. Edmund of Canterbury Church, 105 Beaconsfield Blvd.

> Colour theory in the garden

* The Beaconsfield Garden Club presents a conference by Amanda Loomis of Beyond the Root on the use of colour in gardening: How to use colour and how it’s influenced by light, shadow, humidity and climate.

When: Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Herb Linder Annexe, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield.

Good to know: Free for club members; $5 for non-members.

> Artisans’ Fair

* Discover talented artisans and their wares during an afternoon that also includes music and food in the park.

When: Saturday, September 24 — Noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Centennial Park, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd.


> Outdoor theatre — Upon a Star

* Full Circle Productions, in collaboration with the city of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, presents Upon A Star, an outdoor concert journey with Broadway’s princes, princesses, heroes and villains.

When: Friday, September 9 — 7 p.m.

Where: Dollard des Ormeaux Park, 12000 de Salaberry Blvd., D-D-O.

Good to know: Free. Songs performed in English. In the event of inclement weather, this show will be postponed to the following day at the same time. Take your own chair and blanket.

> Men’s Social Evening

  • The Cummings West Island Men’s Club invites men to come and hang out with their buddies for an evening of watching sports on the big screen, playing cards or enjoying informal conversation. Door prizes, food and drinks. Men aged 30+ welcome.

When: Thursday, September 15 — 7 p.m.

Where: Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 136 Westpark Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

Good to know: $5. To register call 514-343-3510.


> Skatefest 2022

* Dorval’s annual Skatefest features skateboarding competitions with prizes valued at more than $500. Pro skaters will offer tips and tricks to help you improve your skills. For experienced skateboarders and beginners.

When: Saturday, September 3 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Surrey Aquatic and Community Centre, 1945 Parkfield Ave., Dorval.9i

Good to know: Hotdogs and drinks offered.

> Book sale

Friends of the Dorval Library will hold a five-day book sale.

When: Wednesday, September 14  (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.); Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16 (1 p.m. to 8 p.m.); Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). 

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

Good to know: Cash only. Take your own shopping bag. To donate books, drop them off at the Cultural Centre on September 10 and 11, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.             


> Art by the lake

The Lakeshore Association of Artists presents its annual art show and sale at Stewart Hall.

When: September 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Stewart Hall, 176 Bord du lac/Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire.

Good to know: This show is in association with ONROCK Community Services, to which one-third of all proceeds will be donated.


> Naturally Sainte-Anne

* Naturally Sainte-Anne is a day of activities to educate families about the importance of taking care of Quebec’s flora and fauna and to allow them to (re)discover the beauty of nature surrounding the city. 

When: Saturday, September 10 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Sainte-Anne Street.

> River shuttle

The river shuttle boat will take you from Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue’s canal to Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Perrot, where you can appreciate local history.

When: Saturday, September 17 — boarding times: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. 

Where: The Sainte-Anne canal promenade. 

Good to know: The 5 p.m. departure will stop in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Perrot but will not return to Sainte-Anne. Bicycles permitted on board. Advance ticket purchase advised because of a limited number of spaces. Book online at NAVARK.CA. Information: 1-844-373-2214 or


> Archery tag and opening of the chalet

A tag game, complete with obstacles and archery, is designed for youths aged 12 to 17. Arcs adapted with foam projectiles at their tips will be distributed to participants so they can hit their targets. A fun-filled and competitive activity.

When: Friday, September 9 — 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Parc Bédard chalet, 1591 Bédard Ave., Saint-Lazare.

Good to know: No registration. First come, first served.

> Local market

  • * Artisans will be at the Saint-Lazare market on Saturday, Sept. 3. This is an opportunity to shop for locally grown agricultural produce, to enjoy some entertainment, and to buy artisanal gifts.
  • When: Saturday, September 3 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Parc Bédard, 1591 Bédard Ave., Saint-Lazare.


> Harvest and save seeds

* Horticulturist Hamidou Maïga shows you how to harvest, save and store seeds from your garden this autumn. 

When: Wednesday, September 14 — 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Vaudreuil-Dorion Library, 51 Jeannotte St., Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Good to know: Free. Register online.

> Learn to use your digital camera

Photographer Caroline Forget demystifies the workings of the digital camera in this free conference.

When: Tuesday, September 20 — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Vaudreuil-Dorion Library, 51 Jeannotte St., Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Good to know: Online registration as of September 12. Take your own digital camera.

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