Check out this week’s deal of the week from Mon Gym West Island.

Spring Promotion sign up today for the Spring Session Wednesday April 12 for the next 10 weeks for only $150=tx.
Experience our award-wining program for yourself!
Sign up today: www.mon-gym.com
Mon Gym West Island is a children’s fitness in the West Island offering everything from classes, camps,  birthday parties and more to the community.

We are the experts in children’s fitness

Mon Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 13 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Our state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned Mon Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.

We keep children healthy by making fitness fun!

Childhood obesity has doubled in the last two decades, with 10% of all children between the ages of 2 and 5 in North America already overweight. Mon Gym is dedicated to reversing this dangerous trend. Our facilities, programs and services empower youngsters by helping them acquire the skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults. We are committed to nurturing children, treating them with understanding and positive reinforcement, maintaining a supportive and noncompetitive atmosphere, and making learning fun and exciting.

Birthday Parties  
From 1-12 years old

Mon Gym locations worldwide offer perfectly planned Private celebrations, created specifically for each birthday child with special song and game requests made prior to the party. Our experienced and lively party specialists will design a unique and personal celebration for your child, jam-packed with exhilarating activities, games, zip lining, rock climbing and more! It will be an occasion long remembered, and we handle everything!

We Provide:
  • Qualified instructors to lead the fun!
  • All the set-up, instruction, and clean-up
  • Drinks for the children, coffee for adults
  • All paper goods (utensils, plates, napkins, cups etc..)
  • Decoration according to your theme

You Provide

  • Cake
  • Food

The first 60 minutes of your party is spent in our gym engaged in age-appropriate instructor-led games, activities, obstacle courses and periods of free play.
The final 30 minutes of celebration is spent in our specially decorated party room enjoying cake, drinks and presents. Additional time can be added if requested
Again, we handle all of the details for you from set-up to clean-up!

Parent Night Out

Need an evening without the kids? Mon Gym’s Parents’ Night Out gives our parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved break. Go out for a night on the town feeling confident that your little ones are safe and having the time of their lives with their favorite Mon Gym teachers. 

This incredible evening for your children is filled with a variety of fun games, rides and activities, and they won’t want the night to end! And don’t worry about snacks – we’ll take care of that too!

Saturday Evenings from 6:15pm to 10:15pm
$25 for the first child and $21.25 for the second child
April 22
May 6
May 20
June 10

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, April 7:

Expo for Kids:The Continuity of Movement – Take 2

n 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/

Tales N’ Tunes

Discover the magic of words and reading through stories, songs and crafts.

This activity runs weekly, every Friday, from January 27th to May 5th . (No class March 10th and April 14th) Library membership and registration required.

Where: Pointe Claire Library (Valois branch) 68 Prince Edward Ave., Pointe-Claire.

Time: 1:15pm to 2:00pm

Cost: FREE for library members.

Age: 2 to 5yrs old, with parent/caregiver

Additional Info: http://biblio.pointe-claire.ca/home/kidzone/programs-for-children.dot

Easter Sweets

We invite you and your tot to hop right into this class, where you’ll make some tasty treats that would make Peter Cottontail jump with joy! You’ll both have fun creating yummy Chocolate Cookie & Easter Egg Bark and scrumptious Iced Easter Bunny Cupcakes,

both of which you’ll want to add to your regular repertoire at home.

Please be advised that our Cooking Schools are not allergy-free zones.

Where: Provigo Le Marche Kirkland

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Cost: $9 per person

Age: 2 to 6 yrs old with a parent

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

F4: Food, Fun & Family Film

Why cook when you could enjoy a homemade meal, followed by a family movie and activities for the kids. Everyone is welcome. Reservations are required. Book your space cpuc.f4@gmail.com .

Where: Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview, Pointe-Claire

Time: 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Cost: Donations accepted

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.cedarparkunited.org/

First Fridays at St. Columba

This month’s theme: Rainbows – All the Colours of the World

Rainbows have inspired humans the world over for generations. Join us for a rainbow of fun on Fri., April 7th – St. Columba’s First Fridays Community Supper. Young and old – all ages are welcome. No registration necessary. Suggested donation is only $8 per adult, but give what you can.

Come and taste a rainbow of food beginning with snacks and activities for the youngsters at 17h30 (but come when you can).

Dinner is served around 18h30. It is BYOB with juice, water, coffee and vegetarian options always available.

Kids who finish quickly can continue with the activities or watch a movie. Parents can relax! Kids rejoin their parents for dessert and the draw for our lovely, colourful floral centerpieces donated by Fleurifik in the Valois Village.

So come show your colours at our RAINBOW Dinner, found “somewhere over the rainbow”!

Where: St. Columba, 11 Rodney Ave. Pointe-Claire, QC | H9R 4L8

Time: 5:30 to 9pm but come when you can

5:30- children’s activities   630 – meal is served

Cost: suggested donation – $8 per adult but give what you can. Free for kids ,BYOB – juice, water and coffee are always available

Vegetarian options also available

Ages: All ages

Additional Infohttp://stcolumba.ca/2015/01/first-fridays/

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny is coming to the library early this year. Listen to an Easter story, then try to find where he has hidden the eggs.

Where: Beaconsfield Library
303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Beaconsfield

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Ages: all ages

Cost: FREE drop-in activity

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

Saturday, April 8:

Spring into Wellness Fair

The Wellness Fair is a full day event. Guests will be able to attend FREE OF CHARGE. All attendees will have the opportunity to walk around the fair and visit up to 40 exhibitors of their choice. Attendees will also be able to participate in workshops & conferences (for a small fee) throughout the day.

Where: Holiday Inn Pointe Claire

Time: 10am to 5pm

Ages: All ages

Cost: Free Entrance

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/260457217693038/

Build a Bunny Basket

Kids will learn how to build a Bunny Basket with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Kids’ projects can be painted in-store. Please dress appropriately for painting.

Where: Various Home Depot Locations

Time: 10am to 12pm

Ages: 5 to 12 yrs old

Cost: Free

Additional Info: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html

Dorval Elementary School Spring Fling

This event includes a bake sale, craft fair, children’s games, used book sale & flea market.

There are great prizes up for grabs in the raffle and the online auction (view the items at the link below). Bidding starts on March 31st.

All proceeds to Dorval Elementary’s Home & School Association, funding school-wide projects and activities.

Where: Dorval Elementary School
1750 Carson Ave.
Dorval

Time: 10am to 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://dorvalspringfling2017.eflea.ca/view

Easter Sweets

We invite you and your tot to hop right into this class, where you’ll make some tasty treats that would make Peter Cottontail jump with joy! You’ll both have fun creating yummy Chocolate Cookie & Easter Egg Bark and scrumptious Iced Easter Bunny Cupcakes,

both of which you’ll want to add to your regular repertoire at home.

Please be advised that our Cooking Schools are not allergy-free zones.

Where: Provigo Le Vaudreuil-Dorion

Time: 10am to 11am

Cost: $9 per person

Age: 2 to 6 yrs old with a parent

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

Maple Syrup Experience at Quinn Farm

Take a tractor and wagon ride and learn about how Maple Syrup is produced and on your return enjoy one stick of Maple Taffy on snow. Afterward, visit the animal barn and play yard.

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

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Cost: $2 per person (2 years and over) for the admission, and $7 per person (2 years and over) to participate in the activity.

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/maple-syrup-experience.html

Easter Activities at Chapters

Easter is upon us! Come have fun with us on Saturday April 8th at 11am. We have a bunch of fun activities planned for you guys! Arts and crafts, Easter Storytime and wacky games are on the menu!
Call the store to reserve your spot and for more details!

Where: Chapters Pointe Claire

Time: 11am to 12pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1797607803899380/

Cineplex Family Favorites

This week’s movie is “The Land Before Time”

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 11:00am

Cost: $2.99

Age: All ages

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

Welcome back Spring 

Spend the day with SABi the bunny and Madame Michou the storyteller. There will be many family activities being offered, including:

  • small farm and pony rides
  • clown balloon sculptor
  • face painting
  • storyteller
  • games stalls

There will also be local artisans on site as well as a photographer who will be taking souvenir photos with SABi the bunny ($5).

In case of rain, event will be held on Sunday, April 9th.

Where: Lalonde Park
corner of Lalonde St. and Ste. Anne St.
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC

Time: 11:30am to 5:00pm

Cost: Free entrance- fee for some activities

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca/en/calendar?month=2017-04#navMonth

Expo for Kids:The Continuity of Movement – Take 2

n 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/

West Island Art Hive

A community art studio that offers the public an opportunity to create, connect, collaborate.

This non-profit program provides a space and art supplies for people of all ages to come together and express themselves in various forms of art.

This is not an art course with instruction but, instead, an opportunity for children, teens, parents, grandparents and groups to spend the afternoon creating together, letting their imaginations run free, in a welcoming environment that fosters community amongst artists of all ages and skills levels.

Where: Lakeside Heights Baptist Church, 275 Braebrook, Pointe Claire

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.lakesideheights.org/west-island-art-hive/

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Need a night out without the kids? Drop them off at My Gym and enjoy a quiet evening while your kids are having fun.

Where: Mon Gym West Island, 2355-D TransCanada, Pointe-Claire

Ages: 3-10

Time: 6:15 pm to 10:15 pm

Cost: $25 per child, $21.25 for siblings

Additional Info.: 514-695-7562

Sunday, April 9:

Walk for Wildlife: Birds Galore at the Arboretum

Do you love getting outside to play and to explore nature? We do too! To celebrate CWF’s National Wildlife Week and Walk for Wildlife, we’ll be taking a look at the bird life of the Morgan Arboretum with Bird Protection Quebec. Le Nichoir and Arboretum naturalists. Come and learn about our new Wild Family Nature Club program and how you can start up your own club and receive a free Canadian Wildlife Federation backpack full of activity cards and gear. Bring a picnic lunch and explore more on your own afterwards!

If you’d like to donate to the Walk for Wildlife campaign, please click here.

We’ll meet in front of the Conservation Center (2nd parking lot). Please dress for the weather, wear waterproof boots or shoes that can get very wet and muddy, and bring binoculars if you have them. There are bathrooms but there is no drinking water on site.

Online registration required.

Where: Morgan Arboretum
Macdonald Campus, McGill University
150 Pines Rd.
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC  H9X 3V9

Time: 9:45am to 12pm

Cost: Adults $7, students/seniors $4.50, children (4-14) $3.50, families $17.50

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://cwf.tiged.org/wfnc/calendar/event/33979

Maple Syrup Experience at Quinn Farm

Take a tractor and wagon ride and learn about how Maple Syrup is produced and on your return enjoy one stick of Maple Taffy on snow. Afterward, visit the animal barn and play yard.

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

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Cost: $2 per person (2 years and over) for the admission, and $7 per person (2 years and over) to participate in the activity.

Age: All ages

Additional Info: http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/maple-syrup-experience.html

Paul’s Annual Free Family Day!

Petting Zoo, Face painting, specialty coffees for Parents and MORE!

Where: L’espace Beaconsfield, 40 H St. Charles Beaconsfield QC H9W5Z6

Time: 11am to 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/195748087583733/

Expo for Kids:The Continuity of Movement – Take 2

n 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/

Easter Workshop: Goose Egg Art

If the saying is true: you’ve got to crack a few eggs to make an omelet, in our workshop, our eggs will become work of art. Come and decorate your own goose egg which you will be able to hang for Easter.

Where: Kirkland Library
17100 Hymus Blvd.
Kirkland, QC  H9J 2W2

Time: 2pm to 3:30pm

Cost:FREE for library members. Online registration required

Ages: 7 to 12yrs old

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

Mini Easter Crafts

Make several little crafts just in time for Easter!

Library membership and registration required.

Where: Beaconsfield Library
303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Beaconsfield, QC  H9W 4A7

Time: 2pm to 3pm

Cost: FREE for library members. Registration required

Ages: 4 and Up

Additional Info: http://www.beaconsfield.ca/en/living-in-beaconsfield/upcoming-events/icalrepeat.detail/2017/04/09/690/-/mini-easter-crafts

Expo for Kids:The Continuity of Movement – Take 2

n 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/

 

I was recently contacted by an amazing local company called WagonBags.  I had no idea what they were or how they functioned. I hoped onto social media to check them out. What an amazing product. 

Who else has about a dozen reusable bags for their groceries and yet somehow every time you go to the store they are sitting at home in a closet or full of stuff? Guilty as charged. When I learned about these new re-usable bags called WagonBags, I could not wait to get a set. I anxiously waited for my shipment to arrive and was excited to do some groceries with my new bags.

WAGONBAGS is a set of 4 reusable grocery bags. 2 smaller ones are insulated for any frozen or cold items. 2 other bags are larger to hold all your boxes and dry products.  It is environmental-friendly smart and organized solution for family shopping.

I had set out to Walmart to pick up some food along with other household items and I knew these bags were going to be  perfect for my shopping trip. Did my shopping, packed my bags at the checkout into the appropriate ones and off I went. It was so easy and covenient. I snapped a few photos of my shopping day. These bags are must have!

******* PROMO CODE FOR 3 Days ONLY! Till April 11  Enter this discount code 

WESTISLAND15 and will get a 15% discount on the bags. Order yours today! *******

My yogurt, frozen corn stayed cold in the insulated bags while my dry items fit perfectly in the other bags along with some clothing. What I love the most is how they roll up nicely and fit in my trunk for my next grocery trip.

To get your own set, you can click here to order.

Guess what? We have a set to give away to one lucky winner!!!! Enter to win below.

Head over and Follow WagonBags on Facebook to stay up to date with this amazing local company.

Check out this video:

 

 

Enter to win your very own set of WagonBags! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

We have an amazing workshop coming up with clinical social worker Jillian Rudnitsky called Becoming Unstuck: How to cope with anxiety in adulthood.

Anxiety in children and adolescents is an extremely hot topic right now. So hot in fact that we often forget to take care of ourselves and prioritize our own well-being. This workshop will focus on how anxiety manifests itself in adults and how to develop your own level of resiliency as a parent, as a professional and, most importantly, as a person. The goal is to give you strategies that will help you regain control over your life so that you can tolerate situations that are currently a source of your discomfort. One of the biggest sources of this discomfort is the idea of transition and change. Whether it is something planned or something that takes you by surprise, change can be extremely anxiety provoking. Together we are going to explore the elements of change and how to move with them instead of becoming stuck.
With so much focus placed on our children, adult anxiety is often overlooked and our relationships can suffer as a result. Join me in learning how to take care of yourself in order to better take care of those around you.

COST: $40 per person
Limited spaces available.
To register for this workhshop, please email me at
westislandmommies@gmail.com

More info on Jillian:

Jillian Rudnitsky has her M.S.W. from McGill University and works as a Clinical Social Worker with children and adolescents aged 3 to 17 in a high school as well as in a private practice. She helps support children, teens, and their parents through the personal challenges that they are experiencing and assists them in developing skills that will help them build and maintain healthy relationships. The primary focus of her work has been on appropriate social emotional development and healthy stress coping. Jillian’s mission is to nourish clients’ individual strengths in order to foster social and emotional growth and exploration.