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Vanier College

Dawson College

Lester B. Pearson School Board

English Montreal School Board

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

Commission scolaire des trois-lacs

Riverside School Board

New Frontiers School Board

Eastern Townships School Board

Loyola High School

Lower Canada College

WestIsland College

Kuper Academy

Sacred Heart

Villa Maria School

LaurenHill Academy

North Star Academy

Selwyn House School

Vanguard School

Kahnawake Education Schools

Commision scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’île

Commission scolaire de Montréal

Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys

Commission scolaire des Patriotes

Commission scolaire Laval

Commission scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries

Commission scolaire Marie-Victorin

Study School

Trafalgar School for Girls

Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School

Montreal Oral School

College Stanislas

Solomon Schechter Academy

Hebrew Academy

St George’s School on The Boulevard

Kells Academy and Kells Elementary

Collège Charlemagne

Talmud Torah and Herzliah

Akiza School

Collège Français

Talmud Torah Elementary School

Herzliah High School

Alexander von Humboldt German International School

Rotiwennakehte elementary

Ratihen:te high school

Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne

Hebrew Foundation School

College Beaubois

Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School

Montreal Oral School

Strategic Learning Centre

Centennial Academy and Centennial College

Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf

JPPS Bialik

Peter Hall Schools- Both Campuses

Ecole Marie-Claire Private School

Academie Ste. Anne

Sommit School

North Star Academy

 

 

 

DAYCARES/PRESCHOOL

 

Jardin D’enfants Beechwood Preschool

Les Amis de Pierrefonds Daycare

CPE WHITESIDE Taylor and Petit Taylor

The Learning Tree in DDO

Lapin Bleu in DDO

WestIsland Daycare

Daycare Maisonneuve in Beaconsfield

CPE Treehouse Hudson

Little Learners Daycare Montreal West

CPE of Hebrew Foundation in Dollard des Ormeaux

CPE Lachine

CPE Dorval

CPE West Island

JPPS Daycare

CPE Deux par deux

CPE de Mom Coeur

Maternelle Enfant-des-Neiges

CPE Dollard

Garderie Domino Inc.

CPE Riverview Verdun

Hudson Preschool Center

CPE Bethrivkah

Dorval Preschool/Coop

Garderie Maison Arc en ciel in Vaudreuil

CPE du Y

Koalas de St.Lazare

Academy of Imagination both toddler and Pre-k

Garderie La Ruche D’or

Mon Gym West Island

All winter long, children aged 5 to 8 will be able to have lots of fun while learning how to snowboard for free in Centennial Park in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. This initiative of the Association des stations de ski du Québec (ASSQ—Quebec Ski Area Association), adored by children and parents alike, is offered every Saturday and Sunday until March 11. Guided by dynamic instructors, children will learn how to snowboard step by step in an environment specifically designed for learning.

 

This is a free introduction session with dynamic ski and snowboard leaders, dedicated to children from 5 to 8 years old, where full equipment is provided (skis, boots and helmets). Children learn the different stages of skiing or snowboarding, make their first turns, and experience the joy of sliding, in an environment designed for learning. Each participant receives a “Mysnow Experience Package” for a free mountain initiation. The Mysnow Experience programs take place on weekends for the general public, in one of these urban sites developed by the ASSQ:

 

LAVAL at Centre de la nature from January 6 to March 11, 2018 : ski and snowboard

 

DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX at Centennial Park  from January 6 to March 11, 2018 : snowboard only
Saturday and Sunday

 

The accessories and colourful décor will pique their curiosity and create a pleasant atmosphere. In addition, parents will be able to see the pride and smiles on their children’s faces. During this initiation of about one hour, all equipment, including the helmet, is provided. For opening hours, visit www.mysnow.ski

These sessions are offered  every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 3PM.

The initiation can continue on the slopes. With their My Snow Experience initiation, children will receive a My Snow Experience initiation package for free. With this package, children will have the opportunity to take a skiing or snowboarding initiation course directly on a mountain. Guided by qualified instructors, they will discover the pleasure of skiing or snowboarding on a real mountain. With the activation code indicated on the ski ticket you receive during the initiation, you will be able to make your reservation online with a participating ski area.

 

One of our Mommy fans has shared this info with us along with some photos of her experience with her child trying out this super fun FREE activity. Be sure to check it out and head over to Centennial park in DDO till March 11.

 

 

Initiation Day, on February 11, 2018

To pursue the joys of winter by introducing children to skiing or snowboarding, more than 40 ski resorts in Quebec offer a day where initiation lessons are completely free for 5 to 8 year olds, including equipment and helmet. This is another opportunity to introduce toddlers. Registration required at least 36 hours in advance at www.initiation.maneige.ski.

 

 

I just wanted to take this time to thank everyone that donated to our 3rd annual New Toy Drive for On Rock Community Services this year. 

Big Thank you to our drop off locations- Pointe claire Plaza, Ted’s Hobby Shop, Mon Gym West Island, Bistro Merlot.

 

In the 2 week collection period, we had lots of toys and gift cards dropped off. I know some people even dropped off directly to On Rock as well.

Thank you so much for your generosity. Wishing you and your family a Happy Holidays and all the best for 2018! We will be hosting a food drive in the spring. Be sure to watch our page for all the info!!

 

 

 

 

Mold Is A Health Threat To You & Your Children

When you’re raising your family in West Island of Montreal, you enjoy the security of living in a safe, stable community in one of the most safest countries in the world. But even with all the extra safeguards that Canadians enjoy like universal healthcare, there are still some things that mothers need to be vigilant about. This is especially true when it comes to potential health risks right in the home, and one of those is mold. This is why it’s so important to find reliable a West Island mold removal company when you need it most.

A Hidden Threat

Mold is in some ways, a “land-based” version of coral. It is a collection of tiny organisms that have banded together and live in a collective colony. Unlike coral, however, mold is extremely hardy and versatile; capable of living in a variety of different environments and conditions. It reproduces by sending out “spores,” tiny, nearly microscopic eggs that drift in the air, settle down on some surface, and eventually “hatch” and develop into more mold when the proper conditions arrive.

As a result of this, for most homes, mold in the air is actually unavoidable. The moment any door or window is opened, outside air comes in, and with it, spores. Unless a home has an advanced airlock system that sterilizes the air before entry, including clothing, there’s no way to avoid bringing mold into a home. So if this is the case, why isn’t mold something we are constantly dealing with?

Different Mold Has Different Needs

It’s important to remember that mold comes in a lot of different varieties, and not all of it is bad. Penicillin, for example, is a mold, but it’s crucial in keeping people healthy. And the different types of molds have very different environmental requirements. One of the hardiest forms of mold, for example, is not particularly harmful to humans at all, unless you take the time to eat it.

Bread mold is a type of mold that everyone sees. All you have to do is leave your bread alone for days past the expiration date, and you’ll eventually see the mold growing there. That mold didn’t magically appear on the bread from nowhere, it was, like other forms of mold, floating in the air before eventually settling down on its favoured environment, bread. Once it took root, it began a mold colony.

Other types of mold have very different needs. Some need an environment that is wet, and dark, such as a damp basement. Others need dry, dark places, such as a ventilation duct. Still, others might need a certain kind of surface, such as rotting wood, in an attic. Older homes, in particular, can have many different conditions in different parts of the residence that may be conducive to particular types of mold.

Children At Risk

If you have young children at home, you’ll want to seriously consider getting rid of mold in your home. While not all mold, like mold found on old bread or penicillin, is harmful, some other types of mold infestation that can take root in other parts of the home present real, serious, long-term health threats to residents, especially growing children.

As mold grows, it reproduces. It does this by sending spores into the air, and the more mold there is; the more spores are ejected into the air. If the mold should take root in a ventilation duct, this means every time the heater or AC circulates air through the home, it is circulating mold too, and everyone, including young children, are breathing it in.

The reason that children in particular benefit from mold removal is because a growing child is especially vulnerable to chronic breathing disorders. Sensitive children may respond to the presence of mold spores as if it were pollen season every day, all year round, but indoors, where they can’t escape it. Allergy symptoms, runny eyes or nose, sneezing and other respiratory issues can all crop up as relatively minor side effects. For children with an asthmatic condition, the presence of mold spores in the air can magnify both the intensity of asthma attacks as well as the frequency.

Mold can also create both skin and neurological disorders in children. Irritation, itchiness, and rashes are some possible skin symptoms, while dizziness, headaches, confusion, disorientation, trembling, and even anxiety or depression can be possible nervous system conditions.

On top of all this, there is the threat of black mold, which causes a very serious lung disease with serious life-threatening effects. In addition to causing severe respiratory issues, black mold has mycotoxins that can poison other organs in the body, even leading to heart issues, such as cardiomyopathy, and clotting blood.

The only way to get your home back is to have professional mold removal in Montreal take place in your home. DIY solutions like simply trying to scrape mold away will not work, the visible layer of mold is only part of the problem. A permanent solution is getting rid of the mold as well as the conditions that first allowed the mold to gain a foothold in the first place. Only professionals can do this quickly and effectively for your home.

Professional Peace Of Mind

Steri Mobile has extensive experience and success with mold removal in West Island, Montreal and surrounding areas. We know what to do when it comes to mold in any part of home, and have different approaches and strategies depending on your home situation. We can even help with odor removal if this is also a concern that you’d like addressed.

If you find or suspect you have mold in your home, don’t waste any time. Your family’s health is at stake, so contact us to find out more about our mold removal services, and get a free estimate on what it will take to make your home safe again.

Steri Mobile
48 Rue de Saint Tropez
Kirkland, QC, H9J 2K6
Canada
(514) 922-6966 

https://sterimobile.net

 

 

Librairie Clio will be hosting their 2nd annual Holiday Book & Toy Fair this weekend, December 1st to 3rd at Plaza Pointe-Claire.

The event is a fantastic holiday shopping opportunity – books, calendars, holiday cards, children`s puzzles and games, all at discounted prices!  

This is a great way to support an independent bookstore. If you have not yet visited Librairie Clio they have a great selection and offer personalized service, all while allowing you to shop local.

They have also provided several wonderful raffle prizes of books & toys with all proceeds of ticket sales going to West Island Community Shares.

 

Curious George will be making a few appearances throughout the weekend to say hello to the little ones and will host storytimes on Saturday morning at 10:00 and Sunday morning at 11:00.

Librairie Clio will also be a drop-off location during the event extending Literacy Unlimited’s book drive for the West Island Mission’s holiday baskets. They are asking for new book donations. Books can be brought in, or if you wish to purchase a book to donate on site you can do so at -40% off.

The event takes place Friday December 1st from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday the 2nd  from  9:00 to 5:00 and Sunday the 3rd  from 10:00 to 5:00.

For any extra information please call 514-695-5557.

For more information on the event click HERE.