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We have teamed up with Sherri Rabinovitch from The People Guru to bring you this amazing workshop. All the things you ever wanted to know about work after baby & beyond but were afraid to ask.

Do you want to go back to work after baby? Deciding what steps to take now that the responsibilities have changed at home, what to do?
Do you want to continue working? What makes sense for the family & can you afford to not go back?
Getting to the interview process…what to ask & not ask

Sign up today for this workshop. Cost is 40$ per person.
To sign up email us at westislandmommies@gmail.com

A little about Sherri:

Sherri had been a HR Practitioner for more than 14 years in a Corporate setting and after having children, she decided to take her skills and experience into private practice in September 2014 and created The People Guru™. Sherri has always been passionate about helping others create their own destiny and fulfill their professional goals. Therefore, she excels at empowering people to find their lifes’ purpose, through asking the hard questions and her unique approach to Talent Management, and she can find ways to optimize the skills you already have or don’t even realize you possess. Sherri has had numerous years experience dealing with corporate structure, staffing, Human Resource Management and leadership training. Sherri can also strengthen your business by complimenting your existing HR department with her unique perspective or develop your HR to ensure you are optimizing your time in the areas that matter most to you & your business.

 

We have teamed up with Bistro Merlot to bring a Spring Food drive. This was an initiative that was in the works for a few months before the devastation. We NEED FOOD more than ever now. So many families have lost everything and are in desperate need.

Every month On Rock Community Services, has 210 families they provide food baskets for. The need for food is growing everyday. We need your help.

Calling on all the west islanders for your help more than ever now. We are looking for all types of canned goods. On Rock had a request from their families for more Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Sauce and canned tuna and salmon as they have a current shortage on these 3 items.

This food drive will run until June 2.

They are located at 3541 St. Charles Boulevard, Kirkland.

Here are their opening hours:

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!

 

 

We are very excited to announce the date for the 6th Annual West Island Mommies Family Fun Fair!!! Last year was a big success, and this year we want to make it even better. There will be a great variety of vendors to meet, and many activities for children. We have teamed up with the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation this year to bring you a fun event . They will be onsite with us hosting their annual event- The Duck Race.  More details to follow.

 

Vendor registration has already begun. If you are interested in exhibiting your business at the fair, please CLICK HERE for more information.

 

The event is free, so come on out and enjoy the day with us. Here are the details, mark your calendar!

Date: Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 6700 Trans-Canada, Pointe-Claire

Details as to the exact activities that will be available for kids is to come, we will announce them as we get closer to the event. We will definitely have characters and various fun entertainment for children. It’s not to be missed! Mark it on your calendar today!

 

West Island Mommies fans – we are calling on you to help out your local community!1512785_218069811709654_1497344755_n

We are teaming up with local food bank On Rock to help families in need in the West Island with our local diaper drive. On Rock is a food bank located in Pierrefonds that delivers much needed food to 210 families every week.

Some items that are hard for the food bank to get and are a necessity for families are such items like diapers, wipes, toilettries, creams, sanitary products for women, and formula.

We are asking for your help. We will be collecting the following new items.

– Diapers- all sizes and brands

– Wipes

– Diaper creams, lotions, vaseline

– Shampoos, soap

– Sanitary products for women all types and brands

– Formula- Please make sure it is sealed and not expired.

 

Please drop the items off at our partner:

Mon Gym Pointe Claire

 2355-D Transcanada

Pointe-Claire, Quebec

Hours of operation are :

Mon-Tue:

8:45 am – 8:15 pm

Wed-Thu:

9:00 am – 8:15 pm

Fri:

10:00 am – 8:30 pm

Sat:

7:45 am – 7:00 pm

Sun:

8:00 am – 7:00 pm

 We know we can count on our great community to help out these families in need. Thank you in advance to all those that participate in this drive with us!

 

 

 

Students look forward all year to the last day of school. With school out for the summer, they can finally play in the sun, relax with their friends, attend summer camp, and most of all, enjoy their evenings homework-free! Summer, however, can also be a good time for children to finally catch up with their peers in reading or Math, especially for those who have struggled during the year.

This is where parents’ intuition comes in. For struggling readers or those with reading disabilities, remedial reading instruction with a phonemic approach may be the answer. Many parents suspect that their child has a learning difficulty despite their good marks, but face a conundrum at the end of the school year: do they allow their child to take the summer off and play, or do they attempt to address the learning issues over the summer?

Summer, far removed from the pressures and routines of daily school life, is an excellent time to address learning issues, and all it takes is a few hours a day. At Strategic Learning Centre, your child will still be able to enjoy their summer and get the help that they will need to conquer the next grade. As well, they will be less anxious when the new school year begins. What could be better than that?

If your child has undergone tutoring for several years and no improvements are seen or he/she is still struggling, then it is time to discover their underlying difficulty. Once you have that information, then the learning challenge can be remediated. At Strategic Learning Centre, our brain training and remedial programs have been proven to address students’ specific needs. If your child continuously struggles in school, then it may be time to search beyond tutoring for a solution.

Strategic Learning Centre offers the following summer programs. If your child has been struggling this year, we can pinpoint the root of the learning problem.

Call the Centre today at 514-631-9745 for more information.

 

We work hard to make every effort to ensure the accuracy of these events. Before attending any event, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

Friday, May 19:

Animal Barn and Farm Yard Fun

The Animal Barn is host to a great number of animals, many of which are rare breeds. Our animals include pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits, a donkey, a llama, goats, and a horse.

Outside, visit our new play yard adapted for all age groups. We offer activities for young and older kids including a straw castle, hay slide, tire pyramid, duck races, a mini-maze and a labyrinthe.

While you visit the farm, drop in to the Bakery Barn where we have fresh baked pies, muffins, cookies and more made from produce grown on the farm.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Perrot Blvd., Notre Dame de L’Ile Perrot

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Cost: $5 per person (over 2yrs old)

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/

 

Baby Rhyme Time

Babies and their caregivers will enjoy a session of rhymes, songs, and books, followed by free play with toys for the little ones and coffee for the grown-ups.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required.

Where: Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore Rd., Dorval.

Time: 10:15am to 11:00am

Cost: Free for library members and $3 for non-members

Age: 18mths and under with parent/caregiver

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2iT3OW9

 

 

EXPO FOR KIDS:THE CONTINUITY OF MOVEMENT – TAKE 2

In the fall of 2016, students from Pointe-Claire elementary schools discovered 17 artworks from their city’s permanent collection when they visited The Continuity of Movement exhibition.

Teachers joined in the process by adopting one of these artworks so that their students might experience it on a daily basis. Over a period of eight weeks, students became familiar with it, looked it over from every possible angle, and were inspired by it. The Continuity of Movement…. Take 2 is the result of their daily contact with art.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire

Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: 5yrs old and up

Additional Info: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-size-of-ideas/

 

Crazy for Noodles: Toddler Cooking Class

You and your little one will create veggie-loaded mac & cheese and chocolate chow mein noodle cookies. Please be advised that the cooking school is not an allergy free zone.

Where: Provigo Le Marche Kirkland

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Cost: $9 per person

Age: 2 to 6 years old

Additional Info: http://pccookingschool.ca/

 

Springtime Sensations: Kids Cooking Class

In this class, young chefs will learn to make springtime veggie primavera pasta, roasted pork tenderloin, and lemon berry cake. Registration is required. Please be advised that the cooking school is not an allergy free zone.

Where: Provigo Le Marche Pierrefonds

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $15 per person

Age: 6 to 11 years old

Additional Info: http://www.pccookingschool.ca/

 

Sweet Candy Fun

What’s for dessert? Cookie decorating, candy art, bonbon tic-tac-toe. Several sweet stations await you. Library membership and registration are required.

Where: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield

Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: Free for library members

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/2qH9MNg

Saturday May,20:

St.Anne de Bellevue Farmer’s Market Garden Kick Off!

Outdoor Farmers Market with many kiosks offering local and organic foodstuffs.

To celebrate Garden Kick Off Day: Free compost from Quinn Farm, Composting information, Kids’ Garden Workshop (from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.)

Where: Ste. Anne Farmers Market, Corner of Ste. Anne St. and St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue  

Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.facebook.com/March%C3%A9-Ste-Anne-354030533497/

Mega Garage Sale and Fun Day

Find some great deals at a mega family garage sale organized by the Pincourt Cooperative Preschool. Other activities include: animation, inflatables, BBQ ($) and more

Rain or shine!

Where: Olympic Park (next to Omni-Centre), 375 Cardinal-Leger Blvd., Pincourt

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Cost: Free admission. Some cost for refreshments.

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.villepincourt.qc.ca/fr/evenement/207/mega-vente-debarras-familiale

 

Fete de la Famille

Come out for a fun day with the whole family. Photobooth, garage sale, inflatables, meet and greet with Paw Patrol from 10:30 to 11:30

Where: Action Sport Physio- 11 cite des jeunes, Local 101, Vaudreuil

Cost: Free Entrance

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/794741447340181

Parent & Tot Shabbat

We are excited to announce Parent & Tot Shabbat will be extended! Join us for playtime, stories, songs and snacks!

Where: Congregation Beth Tikvah, 136 Westpark Blvd., D.D.O.

Time: 10:00 to 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: 5yrs old and under, with parent/caregiver

Additional Info: http://bethtikvah.ca/

 

Animal Barn and Farm Yard Fun

The Animal Barn is host to a great number of animals, many of which are rare breeds. Our animals include pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits, a donkey, a llama, goats, and a horse.

Outside, visit our new play yard adapted for all age groups. We offer activities for young and older kids including a straw castle, hay slide, tire pyramid, duck races, a mini-maze and a labyrinthe.

While you visit the farm, drop in to the Bakery Barn where we have fresh baked pies, muffins, cookies and more made from produce grown on the farm.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Perrot Blvd., Notre Dame de L’Ile Perrot

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: $5 per person (over 2yrs old)

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/

 

Sheep Shearing at Quinn Farm

The activity of sheep shearing is ideal for the whole family. Come and learn more about why we have to shear our sheep every year, what are the benefits, how it’s done, what the wool is used for, etc. You can get an up close look at the sheep and watch a farmer do the shearing.

Afterward, spend some time visiting the farm’s other animals.

While the farm is open throughout the day, sheep shearing demonstrations will only take place at hourly, on the hour, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Perrot Blvd., Notre Dame de L’Ile Perrot

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: $5 per person (over 2yrs old)

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/sheep-shearing-activity.html

 

 

 

Survive in the Wild: Useful Plants

Plants are your friends and can be important in a survival situation, but only if you get to know them first. In this activity, join nature guide Sarah and discover the kinds of trees and forest plants that provide everything from rope and soap to medicine and more!

In English and French

Open to families

Where: Morgan Arboretum, Macdonald Campus, McGill University, 150 ch. des Pins, Ste. Anne de Bellevue

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Cost: Adults $25, children $15 (members: adults $20 and children $10)

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.morganarboretum.org/upcoming-events.html

Saturday Morning Storytime

This parent-child activity introduces youngsters to the joys of reading. Fun and simple stories, with rhymes and songs, followed by a coloring activity on the themes of the day. No registration is required. First come first served.

Where: Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland

Time: 11:00am to 11:45am

Cost: Free

Age: 2 to 5yrs old with parent/caregiver

Additional Info: http://www.ville.kirkland.qc.ca/culture-and-recreation/municipal-library/youth-corner

Cineplex Family Favorites

This week’s movie is “Storks”

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 11:00am

Cost: $2.99

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

EXPO FOR KIDS: THE CONTINUITY OF MOVEMENT – TAKE 2

In the fall of 2016, students from Pointe-Claire elementary schools discovered 17 artworks from their city’s permanent collection when they visited The Continuity of Movement exhibition.

Teachers joined in the process by adopting one of these artworks so that their students might experience it on a daily basis. Over a period of eight weeks, students became familiar with it, looked it over from every possible angle, and were inspired by it.

The Continuity of Movement…. Take 2 is the result of their daily contact with art.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire

Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: 5yrs old and up

Additional Info: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-size-of-ideas/

Sunday May , 21

Animal Barn and Farm Yard Fun

The Animal Barn is host to a great number of animals, many of which are rare breeds. Our animals include pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits, a donkey, a llama, goats, and a horse.

Outside, visit our new play yard adapted for all age groups. We offer activities for young and older kids including a straw castle, hay slide, tire pyramid, duck races, a mini-maze and a labyrinthe.

While you visit the farm, drop in to the Bakery Barn where we have fresh baked pies, muffins, cookies and more made from produce grown on the farm.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Perrot Blvd., Notre Dame de L’Ile Perrot

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Cost: $5 per person (over 2yrs old)

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/

 

Sheep Shearing at Quinn Farm

The activity of sheep shearing is ideal for the whole family. Come and learn more about why we have to shear our sheep every year, what are the benefits, how it’s done, what the wool is used for, etc. You can get an up close look at the sheep and watch a farmer do the shearing.

Afterward, spend some time visiting the farm’s other animals.

While the farm is open throughout the day, sheep shearing demonstrations will only take place at hourly, on the hour, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Perrot Blvd., Notre Dame de L’Ile Perrot

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: $5 per person (over 2yrs old)

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/sheep-shearing-activity.html

 

Family Fun Day in Ile Perrot

A multitude of activities will be prepared for the children, teenagers and parents. All activities are free!
Activities: Inflatable structures, Kite making workshop, Go Kart Pedal, Tattoo airbrush, Family show,
Public entertainers, Hot dog dinner and fruit salad, Pony Tour And more!
Local community organizations will be there to inform you about the services they offer!
Where: Parc Boischatel (corner of 25th avenue)

Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.ile-perrot.qc.ca/pages/loisirs/evenements/fete-de-la-famille.aspx?lang=FR-CA

 

EXPO FOR KIDS:THE CONTINUITY OF MOVEMENT – TAKE 2

In the fall of 2016, students from Pointe-Claire elementary schools discovered 17 artworks from their city’s permanent collection when they visited The Continuity of Movement exhibition.

Teachers joined in the process by adopting one of these artworks so that their students might experience it on a daily basis. Over a period of eight weeks, students became familiar with it, looked it over from every possible angle, and were inspired by it.

The Continuity of Movement…. Take 2 is the result of their daily contact with art.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire

Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: 5yrs old and up

Additional Info: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-size-of-ideas/

Guardians of the Galaxy Event

With accordance to the Ravager code, we at Chapters Pointe-Claire are delighted to invite all to join us Sunday May 21st at 7pm for a Guardians of the Galaxy event! It is in fact the first shindig of our new series of comic book festivities and guaranteed to be filled with lively discussion, cool discoveries and some out of this world prizes!

Where: Chapters Pointe Claire

Time: 7pm to 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1298663983587246

 

Mommy and daddy don’t forget that Minimod doesn’t just make your children look good but they can make you feel young (and beautiful)  again too!!
Minimod offers a quieter and full equipped adult section for cuts, styles and colours!!!
Our prices are very competitive why don’t you make an appointment for the whole family next time! 🙂
 

Here is a list of all locations:

Minimod Coiffure – Complexe Pointe-Claire

Transcanadienne, sortie Saint-Jean
(514) 694-0535

Minimod Coiffure – Vaudreuil

3080, boul. de la Gare, suite 800
(450) 455-7868

Minimod Coiffure – Centre Rockland
2305, chemin Rockland

(514) 739-0071

Minimod Coiffure – Laval

2600-G, boul. Daniel-Johnson

(450) 682-8070

Minimod Coiffure – Brossard
6845-500, boul. Taschereau
(450) 926-2056


Email

info@minimod.ca

 

We have a great deal for all our Westisland Mommies fans from Minimod Coiffure.

Print out this coupon and use at any of the locations below.

 

 

Here is a list of all locations:

Minimod Coiffure – Complexe Pointe-Claire

Transcanadienne, sortie Saint-Jean
(514) 694-0535

Minimod Coiffure – Vaudreuil

3080, boul. de la Gare, suite 800
(450) 455-7868

Minimod Coiffure – Centre Rockland
2305, chemin Rockland

(514) 739-0071

Minimod Coiffure – Laval

2600-G, boul. Daniel-Johnson

(450) 682-8070

Minimod Coiffure – Brossard
6845-500, boul. Taschereau
(450) 926-2056


Email

info@minimod.ca

 

Getting a haircut has never been this much fun!

In a playful world of cars, cartoons and friendly animals, Minimod has created the perfect hair salon environment with children in mind. They make the haircutting experience pleasant and stress-free. Play areas are designed for waiting customers, comfortable beds for washing hair, and  special hairstyling chairs all help ease a child’s fear of the unknown and hairstylist scissors. Personalized attention and an awareness of the most up-to-date styles for children is their specialty! Don’t forget, Minimod also offers ear piercing!

Parents, why go elsewhere for your own hairstyling needs? An adult section in every salon makes it possible to have your hair cut and styled professionally while your children are playing. You’ll be surprised by the competitive prices!

A unique concept in Montreal since 1984 and a Pointe Claire institution since 1989, it has now expanded its reach with its 5th brand new location, situated in Vaudreuil!

Here is a list of all locations:

Minimod Coiffure – Complexe Pointe-Claire

Transcanadienne, sortie Saint-Jean
(514) 694-0535

Minimod Coiffure – Vaudreuil

3080, boul. de la Gare, suite 800
(450) 455-7868

Minimod Coiffure – Centre Rockland
2305, chemin Rockland

(514) 739-0071

Minimod Coiffure – Laval

2600-G, boul. Daniel-Johnson

(450) 682-8070

Minimod Coiffure – Brossard
6845-500, boul. Taschereau
(450) 926-2056


Email

info@minimod.ca