Monday, December 16, 2019

WASM newsletter for December 16, 2019

Turn on your speakers to hear the accompanying music! 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Hanukkah Market

The Museum of Jewish Montreal’s fabulous third annual Hanukkah Market is returning bigger and better than ever!
Find the perfect gift (for your loved ones…or yourself), visit the PJ Library kids booth for little market visitors, sample special Hanukkah treats at Fletchers – Espace Culinaire, and get into the holiday mood as our cozy Museum is transformed for your Hanukkah shopping needs!
On Sunday, December 8th and Sunday, December 15th local artisans and makers will be at 4040 boul. St-Laurent from 11:00am-6:00pm (that’s right; we are extending our hours for this special occasion!)

Friday, November 29, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Things to do this coming holiday season:

This free, two-day celebration encourages booklovers of all ages and interests to browse, buy and get books signed, just in time for holiday gift-giving. With Quebec publishers and authors on hand, expect hundreds of new titles for sale, along with readings and other events happening throughout the fair.
TIME: 10:00 - 17:00, 30 November - 1 December
LOCATION: Concordia University, McConnell Building—1400 Blvd. Maisonneuve West, MTL

Nutcracker Market benefitting the Nutcracker Fund for Children - Les Grands Ballets de Montréal

The 10th edition of the Nutcracker Market will take place from November 28 to December 8, 2019. Over 100 exhibitors will come together in the Palais des Congrès shopping mall to offer a wide range of goods and give you a head start on your holiday celebrations.



Everything you need to know about the 2019 CBC Sing-In:

On Sunday, Dec. 8, join us for the city's biggest and oldest sing-along at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul and Bourgie Hall— the CBC Sing-In. Now in its 40th year, the Sing-In presents beloved carols, with an audience of 1,500 singing along. The concert will feature the Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, the Sing-In brass and percussion ensemble, organist Jonathan Oldengarm and conductor Jean-Sébastien Vallée. Tickets for the event are free and will be available once again through Eventbrite on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. ET. Enter for "CBC Christmas Sing-In 2019".

If you don't get a ticket, you can still watch the live stream at

MMFA during the holidays:

Everyone during the holiday season, from Saturday, December 21, 2019, to Sunday, January 5, 2020!
Museum VIP members; People aged 20 and under; People aged 65 and up every Thursday.
Persons with reduced mobility and their caregivers (in addition to free admission to the major exhibition on view); The general public: the first Sunday of every month; Holders of a ticket for a major exhibition.
Families taking part in the activities will receive a dated pass; Underprivileged groups taking part in the Sharing the Museum programme, which benefits from the support of sponsors.
All holders of membership cards from our cultural partners will enjoy the same discounts as applicable to admission to Major Exhibitions.


Monday, November 18, 2019

WASM newsletter for November 18, 2019

Details for the Holiday Luncheon:
  • Doors open at 11:15. For those of you who are new this year, if you have any items in good condition around your home that you may no longer be using, please bring them as we hold a silent auction. Proceeds of this go back to the WASM and help bring you the fabulous programming that we offer. If you are bringing items, please come anytime between 11:15 and 12:30 to set them out.
  • A short speech and ceremony will take place at 12:45
  • Lunch service will begin at 1pm sharp and end at 3pm.
  • The silent auction bids will close at 3:15 and all guests should have departed by 3:45 at the latest.
  • If you have a gift that you would like to bring as a gift  exchange for the members, please bring that too, as there are never enough to go around. It need not be expensive, it is just for the pleasure of having something to open. Please gift wrap these items. These will be put into a draw along with the gifts offered by WASM this year. 
Reminder - the show is on until December 22nd, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

WASM members in the spotlight

Eileen donated two paintings to the Centaur Theatre for their Annual Gala and Auction Fundraiser. The sale of the two works brought in an additional $1000.00, going directly to the needs of the theatre.    

Monday, November 4, 2019

WASM Newsletter for November 4, 2019


The Royal Montreal Regiment Museum Exhibit about the war in Afghanistan:
The exhibition is on now until November 10, 2019, at the RMR’s armoury on Sainte-Catherine Street. 
Location: 4625 St-Catherine St. West, Westmount.
Mon / Tues, 10 AM to 7 PM
Wed, 10 AM to 9 PM
Thurs / Fri, 10 AM to 7 PM
Sat / Sun, 10 AM to 5 PM
For more information:


Friday, October 25, 2019

Fundraiser for the CSL

Please drop by our next Jewellery Sale on Monday, November 4th, 1:00 - 5:00PM at the Cote Saint Luc Library,  5851 Cavendish Blvd. by the Cote Saint Luc Library Jewellery Club.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the CSL Library.  
Carol Rabinovitch and Trita Cohen

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

At the Unitarian Church on October 15, 2019, Deirdre Potash talks about The Group of Seven

Artist and art teacher, Deirdre Potash, talked about The Group of Seven, focusing on her favourite, Tom Thompson, and plein-air painting. Educational and inspirational!
Thanks to Elaine and Jackie for the photos. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

WASM Newsletter for October 21, 2019

Please join us at our next Peace concert by members of the Montreal Music Collective in support of the Westmount Park United Church Community Centre on Saturday, October 26; reception at 6:45pm for the concert at 7:30pm, 4695 de Maisonneuve W. Thank you for your support. For tickets: 

Jackie and Annette are participating in the Stewart Hall Art Gallery exhibit featuring the new 2020 art rental collection:

Vernissage - Sunday, Oct. 27, starting at 2pm.
Show continues from Oct. 26 to Dec. 1, 2019.
Hours: Mon. – Sun., 1-5pm, Wed. 1-9pm.

Stewart Hall Art Gallery: 176 Bord-du-lac – Lakeshore Rd.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Remembering Leonard Sugden

It is with sad news that WASM has learned of the passing of former WASM member, Mr. Leonard Sugden. Leonard won First Prize at the 2017 WASM Art Show and Sale for his wonderful painting "Masks in Guatamala". 
WASM members extend condolences to Leonard's family and especially to May Jean. 

Monday, September 30, 2019

WASM Notes

Congratulations to Stan Wasilewski for his solo exhibit at the Cote St-Luc Library:

Airing on CBC television starting this Friday at 8:30PM, Season 2 of "In the Making", a series of 8 programmes featuring 8 artists and their creative journeys. Catch Season 1 on CBC Gem as well as all other interesting documentaries right here:

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Dear Annette and Family, WASM is thinking of you at this difficult time.

It is with sad news that WASM has learned of the passing of Rose Wolfstein, the mother of Annette Wolfstein-Joseph. To leave a message of condolence, please visit .

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

WASM's 2019 Meet and Greet at the Avmor Gallery

Make sure to turn on your speakers to hear the accompanying music!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

WASM members take a tour of Jean-Talon Market with Mayssam, September 10, 2019

Thank you, Mayssam, for a tasty experience. We all enjoyed the tour and your expertise.
And thanks to Philip, Elaine, and Eileen for taking the photographs. Mayssam has an award-winning food and travel blog, so make sure to visit:

Monday, September 9, 2019

WASM Newsletter for September 9, 2019

More information on Tuesdays with Noa:
Member Carol Rabinovitch and new member, Trita Cohen, are in this exhibit. The art class is every Tuesday, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Cote Saint Luc Aquatic and Community Centre, Art Room, 5794 Parkhaven. You pay only on the days you paint.  Senior Non-Resident $27, Senior Resident $22.
Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 in the Cote Saint Luc Library, 5851 Cavendish Blvd to meet Noa and get more information.

Friday, September 6, 2019

WASM begins its new 2019-2020 season with Susan Pepler

The Jean Ford Lecture at the Unitarian Church on September 3, 2019, was given by artist Susan Pepler. Thank you, Susan, for a wonderful presentation. Thanks to Jackie and Elaine for all the photos.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

News about the Rainbow Balls in Montreal's Gay Village

“The iconic rainbow balls are coming down in the Village (and you can buy some):

The rainbow of balls is coming down in the Gay Village in a few weeks – and this time it's for good. The 180,000 balls have become an iconic part of the Village in the summer, creating a canopy over Ste-Catherine St. from St-Hubert St. to Papineau Ave. in full colour since 2017 and in pink starting in 2011. Designed by landscape architect and urban designer, Claude Cormier, the balls were only supposed to be in place for one year but became so popular, they remained for seven. They come down for the last time on Sept. 23. A new installation will be selected by a jury and in place as of May 2020.”

If you want to buy a piece of cultural history, visit:
Last year’s speaker, landscape architect, Ron Williams, spoke to WASM members about this colourful installation.

UPA - Free activity for the whole family!

Free activity at Parc Olympique, Montréal
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 10:00AM to 4:00PM

- Démonstrations agricoles/Agriculture demonstrations
- Animaux de la ferme/Farm animals
- Machinerie agricole/Agricultural machines
- Dégustations de produits locaux/Tastings of local products

For more info:

Cette année, l’environnement est à l’honneur aux Portes ouvertes sur les fermes du Québec. Profitez de l’occasion pour venir nous visiter et en apprendre davantage sur ce que font concrètement nos productrices et producteurs agricoles pour protéger les ressources de nos campagnes.