Westmount artisan show

The legendary Westmount Artisans’ Show is taking place Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This juried show features high quality, handmade pieces offering unique gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list. Choose from distinct jewellery, stationery, wind-chimes, pottery, bath and body products, or clothing and accessories. Thirty-five artisans will be set up at the beautiful Victoria Hall location, 4626 Sherbrooke Street West, Westmount. Admission is $2 or a non-perishable food item.

Baie-D’Urfé Potters Guild

Photo courtesy Baie-D’Urf Potters Guild This Baie-D’Urfe Potters Guild is holding its Fall Expo and Sale starting Friday, November 2 with a vernissage between 7 and 9 p.m. Admission is free. Come and see the huge assortment of functional and decorative pottery hand-made by our local ceramic artists. The event is at the Whiteside Taylor Centre, 20551 Lakeshore Road, Baie-D’Urfé. Show hours are Friday, November 2, 7 to 9 p.m. (vernissage); Saturday/Sunday, November 3 and 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please visit our website for more information: or find us on Facebook Guilde des Potiers Baie d’Urfé Potters Guild and Instagram bdupottersguild.

Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra

PHOTO COURTESY LAKESHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra presents its fall concert on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Avenue in Pointe-Claire. Soloist – Ludwig Sémerjian, on piano. Conductor – Stewart Grant. Donation $10. Ages 18 and under free.

Vankleek Hill Christmas Home Tour

The spirit of Christmas will be present in Vankleek Hill, Ontario during the annual Christmas Home Tour, taking place Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s event features six heritage homes decorated for the holidays, each in a different style! An additional hour has been added following last year’s sold-out event. Enjoy church luncheons, high tea or discover the many places to eat right in town. Shuttle buses will take visitors from house to house in town and to other locations where special events are happening.Be sure to pick up one of our four collector edition Christmas ornaments, each featuring one of Vankleek Hill’s beautiful brick homes. To find out where to purchas

Up for adoption

PHOTO COURTESY CASCA Hi there! My name is Miss Spotty and I am a beautiful female calico. I was born June 6, 2014. I am extremely affectionate with my bonded human and would be happiest as the only cat or maybe one other cat in the family. I need someone who has time to hold me as I ask for hugs several times a day. I am sterilized, and vaccinated. I have been tested negative for FIV (feline aids) or FELV (feline leukemia). For more information regarding Miss Spotty, please call Casca at (514) 777-6686 or send an email to

Empty Bowls fundraiser

PHOTO COURTESY GAIL GAGNON The Leadership students of Place Cartier Adult Centre will be hosting the third annual ‘Empty Bowls’ charity event Saturday, November 3 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at 257 Beaconsfield Blvd. in Beaconsfield. Guests choose from a selection of beautiful handmade pottery bowls which they take with them after enjoying a bowl of homemade soup. The cost is $25 per person for those guests wishing to take a bowl with them. People can also choose to pay $5 for a bowl of soup in a regular bowl. All proceeds will support On Rock, a West Island community organization committed to providing food for residents in need through various services: a food bank, school lunch programs, and a

The most wonderful day of the year (for dentists)

PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS "I was working in the lab late one night…” – Bobby “Boris” Picketts Alright beautiful people – the most wonderful day of the year is less than one week away – yes! It is the official, ‘Parents get to eat as much candy as they want without guilt’ day. You may also be hearing things like, “Sorry I didn’t hear the doorbell.” “Well the only box left at Walmart was the Mega-1000 pack so I had to buy it.” “Kids don’t really like chocolate bars so I kept them and gave out the gherkins.” Pick your excuse (and you know who you are…). As much as we love seeing the kids come to the door all gussied up (and yes I said “gussied” – all of you under 50 look it up on the Google) we ar

Acrobatic accomplishments for the Gymnastes de L’Île

PHOTO COURTESY EVA DOLENSZKY Beaming teammates from Les Gymnastes de L’Île admire their medals after an amazing performance at this year’s Acro Palooza in Calgary, Alberta. It has been an impressive year for acro-gymnastics club Les Gymnastes de L’Île who train in Île-Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot (NDIP), and Pincourt. For those not in the know, acrobatic gymnastics is an internationally growing form of gymnastics, governed by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique, where competitors perform highly theatrical floor routines in men’s and women’s pairs, mixed pairs, and groups. The routines are set to music and can involve a combination of lifts and balance moves, as well as dynamic

John Abbott student becomes national golf champion in Alberta

PHOTO BY CCAA SPORT ACSC National Champion Emily Romancew of the John Abbott Islanders stands with her proud father on the green at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alberta, site of this year’s PING CCAA Golf National Championships. Emily Romancew, a student at John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, won the PING CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) National Golf Championship last week at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The tournament was played over four challenging rounds, where Emily both started and finished at the top of the leaderboard after shooting 75 in each of the first three rounds, and a strong 73 on the final day. That left her with an

Top talent on display at Hudson Artists’ Fall Show

IMAGE COURTESY HUDSON ARTISTS ASSOCIATION Visitors could win this colourful painting by noted Hudson artist Mona Turner The best in local art will be featured during Hudson Artists’ Fall 2018 Art Exhibition and Sale, to be held over the weekend of November 2-3-4. Visitors are invited to come on in to buy or just to browse, and take a chance on winning a unique abstract painting, with raffle proceeds going to NOVA. For almost 70 years, Hudson Artists has been a major cultural influence in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, with a current membership of over 80 artists, many of whom have exhibited internationally. Whether a visitors’ preference is for oil paintings, watercolours or mixed media wor

StoryFest event

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2018 concludes with Alissa York, the award-winning author of the novels The Naturalist, Fauna, Effigy, and Mercy, appearing at St. Mary’s Hall, 261 Main Road in Hudson, Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets ($15 each) are available at Pure Art, 422 Main Road and online at

LGBTQ2S Community Gathering

LGBTQ2S Community Gathering takes place at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Road on Sunday, October 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. Members and allies of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, and 2-spirit community are invited to attend this event for discussion, support and community engagement. Financial donations accepted to offset costs. Just turn up and be yourself.

Country Corner Fair

The Country Corner Fair is being held at Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Avenue on Friday, November 2, 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a church bazaar offering meat pies, home baking, crafts, quilts, attic treasures, toys, used books, jewellery, silent auction and more. Lasagne Supper on Friday. Tea Room and a hearty soup lunch on Saturday. More info at

Legendary Christmas Market

The Maison Trestler team is pleased to announce the 8th edition of its Legendary Christmas Market taking place November 10 and 11, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be a large gathering of creators and artisans, various local products, tastings, not to mention the presence of Alpacas. In this former structure that housed a general store, the public can live the magic of a traditional market, as in the time of Jean-Joseph Trestler. Enjoy the beautiful discoveries, unique gifts, inspiring colours in this special place. Free entry for all. More info at (450) 455-6290 Maison Trestler is located at 85 Chemin de la Commune.

Tartan Sunday

On Sunday, November 4, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, located at 20389 Church St. South Lancaster, Ontario will celebrate their annual Tartan Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Guest musicians include the MacLeod Fiddlers, the Morris Family Singers, accordionist Rob Taylor, vocalist Mark Hall and Nelson MacPherson, piper Bruce McCuaig and local highland dancers. Following the service a Scottish luncheon will be held in the church hall. Please join us for this festive service. For more information please contact Rev. Ian MacMillan at (613) 931-2545.

Extension of Vaudreuil-Dorion water system awaits provincial approval

PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG The dream of potable water flowing from a faucet remains elusive as the boil water advisory continues in sectors of Vaudreuil-Dorion. The project of extending the Vaudreuil-Dorion water system with the installation of a water main along Route Harwood continues in a holding pattern awaiting provincial government approval. Residents of the affected areas of Hudson Acres, Tree Farms and Ritchie sectors received a letter from the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion in mid-October that briefly describes the current situation. Tenders received for project “We’re inching ever closer to starting the work,” commented resident Glyn Jones upon receiving the letter. The city confirmed the

Annual Haunted House event scares up funds for Saint-Lazare Optimist Club

PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG With the help of family, friends, and neighbours, Saint-Lazare residents Alain Grégoire and Nicole Du­bois (standing at opposite ends of the pillory) have been busy converting their property into another macabre setting for zombies, witches, and all matter of frightening surprises all to raise funds for the Optimist Club. Each year for the past 12 years, Saint-Lazare residents Alain Grégoire and Nicole Dubois have turned their home and property into a Halloween Haunted House attraction. “I do it because it makes so many people happy,” said Grégoire when asked what motivates this annual effort. “Each year it gets bigger because we keep adding things to it,” he said Su

Gala event celebrates Maison de la Famille 30th anniversary and fund-raising drive

PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Quebec singer Yvan Pedneault was the special performing guest at the Saturday, October 20 Maison de la famille gala, happy to help support the cause. A special gala was held on behalf of the Maison de la Famille on Saturday evening, October 20 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its founding and to raise funds for a second facility in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The event was held at the Théâtre Paul-Émile Meloche in Vaudreuil-Dorion and drew hundreds of people including several local municipal politicians and provincial Liberal Vaudreuil MNA Marie-Claude Nichols. ‘An important organization’ As a lawyer with a background in family law, Nichols said the Maison de la Famille provid

Halloween party with Harry Potter theme in Hudson

PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG Preparation for Hudson’s upcoming Harry Potter themed Halloween Party is underway with the help of Parks and Recreation employee Serena Stabile. Hudson is celebrating Halloween with a party based on Harry Potter themes this Saturday, October 27. The Community Centre doors open at 12:30 p.m. and events begin at 1 p.m. with a live owl presentation by Faucon-Éduc from Saint-Lazare. “They specialize in rehabilitation and teaching about birds of prey including owls,” said Laura McCaffrey, Tourism, Culture and Communications Coordinator for Hudson. “They will also have some live owls here for their presentation.” Faucon-Éduc is the educational program created by the privat

Biologist’s report recommends further environmental studies in Pincourt’s Rousseau

PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK A biologist’s report prepared on behalf of Pincourt residents Shelagh McNally and Carole Reed recommends additional environmental studies be conducted in spring and summer 2019 to properly assess the true scope of the wildlife within the woods and determine the presence of at-risk species. A biologist’s study that was undertaken in Rousseau Forest in Pincourt this summer recommends that additional environmental assessments be conducted in spring and summer 2019 to gather more data regarding the wildlife and environmental significance of what is considered to be one of the last natural forested wetlands in the municipality. The study was commissioned by Pincourt residents

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