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Free business counselling for entrepreneurs in the west end

CLD Centre WestCôte Saint-Luc, November 4, 2011 – From November 2011 to March 2012, entrepreneurs in municipalities of Côte Saint-Luc, Hampstead and Montreal West can get free business counselling from the economic development agency serving the west end.

The Développement économique Saint-Laurent Centre West—which includes the west end—offers grants to local start-up businesses that show promise and initiative, create new jobs, and whose services reflect the needs of the local community. It also provides consulting to entrepreneurs on the start-up or expansion of their businesses. The organization is part of a network of organizations that form the economic development agency Centre local de développement, or CLD.

Once a month and for the next five months, residents will have access to a business counsellor who can provide useful information on start-up and expansions business ideas, guidance for developing a business plan, targeted financial assistance, search for financial assistance, on-site consultation and business mentoring. The consultations will take place on November 16, December 14, January 18, 2012, February 15, 2012 and March 14, 2012, from 8:30 am to 12 pm at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall, located at 5801 Cavendish Boulevard. Contact Chavha Beddek at 514-855-6000 ext. 4848 or chavha.beddek@destl.ca to make an appointment. 

“Côte Saint-Luc, Hampstead, and Montreal West have an enormous pool of potential entrepreneurs,” said Councillor Dida Berku, who is also a member of the board of directors of the local CLD. “I encourage people to make an appointment with a counsellor who can help them turn business ideas into success stories.” 

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

Halloween safety tips

HalloweenComing up with a creative disguise doesn't mean that safety needs to be forgotten, so here are some safety tips from the Government of Canada to keep in mind.

  • October 31 can be a chilly night so make sure that costumes are loose enough to be worn over warm clothing but not so baggy or long that trick or treaters can trip over their costumes.
  • Trick-or-treaters should wear sturdy walking shoes.
  • Choose brightly-coloured costumes that will be clearly visible to motorists. For greater visibility, add or incorporate reflective tape into the costume.
  • Make-up and face paint are better than wearing masks which can restrict breathing and/or vision. If you choose to use a mask make sure it is one that allows the child to see and breathe easily.
  • Swords, knives and similar accessories should be made of soft, flexible material.
  • Look for costumes, beards and wigs labelled "Flame-Resistant" -- nylon or heavyweight polyester costumes are best. Flame Resistant does not mean 'fire proof'. Avoid costumes with baggy sleeves or flowing skirts to minimize the risk of contact with candles and other fire sources. Costumes made of flimsy materials have been found to burn more quickly when exposed to fire sources.
  • Think twice before changing the colour of your eyes with cosmetic contact lenses. These cosmetic lenses should be used only under the supervision of an eye-care professional. In addition, wear time should be limited to the shortest duration possible. The lenses must never be worn while asleep, and cosmetic contact lenses should not be shared with others. If you should choose to wear these lenses, be certain that they are cleaned properly.

>> More info: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/securit/season-saison/hal/index-eng.php

Council meeting: October 17, 2011

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.



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City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Information meeting on Wednesday about moving Royal Vale High School to CSL

The City of Côte Saint-Luc and parents who support moving Royal Vale High School from NDG to Côte Saint-Luc are co-hosting an information meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 7:30 pm to get feedback and build support for the move, which is currently being studied by the English Montreal School Board, or EMSB.

The meeting takes place at the new Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave.) and will include a tour of the $18 million facility. Côte Saint-Luc is preparing a brief to the EMSB in support of the proposal.

The Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre, or ACC, is across the street from the former Wagar High School building, which would house Royal Vale High School. The indoor pools and other facilities at the ACC coupled with the gymnasium next door and the nearby arena, soccer fields soon-to-be-renovated tennis courts and three baseball fields makes the proposed location an ideal one for students wishing to participate in sports at a high level.

>> More info: www.cotesaintluc.org/pr20111003a

A cultural harvest at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

Shirley Valentine bagCôte Saint-Luc, October 13, 2011 – The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is offering something for everyone this Fall season.

A performance playreading of Shirley Valentine will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7 pm. Directed by Aviva Ravel and starring stage veteran Karen Cromar, Shirley Valentine focuses on the life of a middle-aged woman, before and after a transforming holiday abroad during which she finds romance and a renewed sense of self. Tickets are $5 in advance, and $7 the day of the event.

A local author salon showcasing the written works of  Beverly Akerman, David Brody, Melaine Lipsey, Ann Weinstein and S. Nadja Zajdman will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 7 pm. This event is free of charge.

Finally, feast your ears on the sounds of Ensemble QAT on Thursday, November 1, 2011 at 7 pm. Their new concert, 1938, will chronicle an unforgettable musical journey of a Europe on the brink of war. The narrator, a Jewish music critic from Vienna, encounters great composers including Bartok, Hindemith and Weill. This quartet consists of piano, cello, violin and clarinet. Jazz and klezmer will be featured as well. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 the day of the event.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org.

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For more information, contact: Danielle Bélanger, 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org.

Art exhibit in Côte Saint-Luc features painter Michael Smith

Côte Saint-Luc, October 13, 2011 - The art gallery of the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is featuring an exhibit called Mirror Sky with Studies 2009 – 2011 by Michael Smith from October 13 to November 20, 2011.

Smith has an international reputation. His paintings are also found in the permanent collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Rideau Hall.

His major work Mirror Sky with Studies presents the various preparatory stages and collages leading to the finished version of the work.

“A large work takes several months to prepare,” Smith said. “In this exhibition, I’ve chosen just a few of the studies used in the working of the large diptych, Mirror Sky. I’ve also included in this exhibition photographs recording my process of working.”

This diptych, which refers to two paintings placed side by side, illustrates Smith’s longstanding exploration of landscape painting. He refers to images of water and woodland, and alternates between shadow and light to create unfamiliar and surprising landscapes.

Born in Derby, England in 1951, Michael Smith has lived in Montreal since 1978. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in 1983. Since 1981, his paintings have been exhibited across Canada and internationally. Reviews and essays of Smith’s work have appeared in ARTnews, Modern Painters, Canadian Art and Border Crossings magazines.  

His work is also on display at michaelsmithpainting.com.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org.

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For more information, call 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or mturnercsl@gmail.com.

vCOP information session

The Côte Saint-Luc volunteer Citizens on Patrol are recruiting new members to join the 70 other volunteers who participate in this neighbourhood-watch-on-wheels program.

Residents interested in joining vCOP should come to an information session on October 11, 2011 at 7 pm at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.). They should bring identification and a completed copy of the application form available at www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/vcop.

Public Libraries Week in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, October 7, 2011 – In celebration of Quebec Public Libraries Week 2011, the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library has planned several events for book lovers, teens, and children.

A used book sale takes place on Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 10 am to 2 pm at the main branch of the library (5851 Cavendish Blvd.). Books cost $0.50 - $1. The proceeds will be donated to Sun Youth Organization.

Visit the new Library Express branch at the Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave.) from Saturday, October 15 to Sunday, October 23, 2011 for a chance to win a Kobo and a private tutorial on how to use it. Call 514-485-6900 x4700 for opening hours.

A Mother-Daughter book club for girls age 12 and older and their mothers starts on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2 pm at the main branch of the library. The book to be discussed is “If I Stay” by Gayle Foreman. The book club discussion is free. Call the Children’s Department before October 13 at 514-485-6900 x4204 for information.

On Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 2 pm, the documentary film “Spy Web: The Cambridge Spies” will be shown at the library. The event is free.

Children age 4 and older can learn about volcanoes, volcanic bombs and eruptions on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10 am. Tickets are $5.  Space is limited.  It is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance at the main desk. Children will learn to make their own volcanic eruption following the presentation.

Call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org for information on the activities.

The theme of Quebec Public Libraries Week is “De tout sur tout!” or Everything about Everything. This is the thirteenth annual Quebec Public Libraries Week with more than 500 activities across Quebec from October 15 to 23, 2011.

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For more information, contact: Lisa Milner, 514-485-6900 ext. 4206 or lmilner@cotesaintluc.org.

Free compostable bags in Côte Saint-Luc for leaf and yard waste

Côte Saint-Luc offers free compostable bagsCôte Saint-Luc, October 7, 2011 – To help encourage residents to put garden waste at the curb, the City of Côte Saint-Luc is offering four free compostable bags to every household.

Bags are available at City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.) weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm and at the Public Works Department (7001 Mackle Rd.) weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm. Proof of residency is required. Residents can purchase additional compostable bags from Côte Saint-Luc or from retailers. The bags must be 100 percent compostable made from natural materials such as cornstarch or paper. For more information about compostable bags, visit www.CoteSaintLuc.org/brownbin.

“During the fall, households tend to produce more organic waste than can fit in their brown bin, due to the end of season cleanup of gardens and leaves on the ground,” said Councillor Dida Berku, the council member responsible for environmental issues. “Residents are asked to put the overflow of  leaves and grass clippings into compostable bags next to their brown bin on collection day.”

Côte Saint-Luc introduced curbside organic waste collection to its 5,000 single family homes in 2008 following a successful pilot project the previous year. Households received a brown bin on wheels with a lid. Kitchen waste such as food and paper towels, and garden waste such as leaves and grass clippings can be put in the brown bin. As a result of this initiative, in 2010 Côte Saint-Luc helped divert 1,300 metric tonnes (or 2.9 million pounds) of organic waste to a compost facility instead of to a landfill. This helped decrease the amount of garbage collected by almost 10 percent compared to the previous year.

The compostable bags are available while supplies last. Residents can contact info@cotesaintluc.org or 514-485-6800 for information.

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

Special council meeting: October 12, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to
ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large
number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is
called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to
the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted
before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will
respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No
statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the
first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council
meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask
questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Access to the Cavendish Mall parking lot from Cavendish Blvd.

Access
to the Cavendish Mall parking lot from Cavendish Blvd. (in the front of the
mall) will be temporarily closed starting Monday, October 3, 2011 for
approximately eight weeks due to the residential development project. Motorists
will still be able to access the mall from the two entryways on Mackle Rd.
Street traffic is not affected, although Côte Saint-Luc may take measures to
improve traffic flow for motorists who will now have to use Mackle Rd. to access
the mall parking lot.

Côte Saint-Luc and parents to host public meeting on October 19 to support proposal for Royal Vale move to Côte Saint-Luc

Wagar High SchoolCôte Saint-Luc, October 3, 2011 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc and parents who support moving Royal Vale High School from NDG to Côte Saint-Luc are co-hosting an information meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 7:30 pm to get feedback and build support for the move, which is currently being studied by the English Montreal School Board, or EMSB.

The meeting takes place at the new Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave.) and will include a tour of the $18 million facility. Côte Saint-Luc is preparing a brief to the EMSB in support of the proposal.

The Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre, or ACC, is across the street from the former Wagar High School building, which would house Royal Vale High School. The indoor pools and other facilities at the ACC coupled with the gymnasium next door and the nearby arena, soccer fields soon-to-be-renovated tennis courts and three baseball fields makes the proposed location an ideal one for students wishing to participate in sports at a high level.

“If it is the wish of a future high school to introduce a sports concentration option, we certainly have the facilities nearby to help make that happen,” Mayor Housefather said.

The Quebec Education Act stipulates that municipalities must be consulted by school boards on matters related to major school change. Mayor Housefather hopes that present-day parents and students of Royal Vale will attend, as well as those individuals in the community currently looking at different high school options. EMSB Commissioners Syd Wise,  Marvin Helfenbaum and Joseph Lalla will be in attendance, as will Côte Saint-Luc Councillor Allan J. Levine and other members of the city council. One of Councillor Levine’s portfolios is to serve as a liaison between the EMSB and the city. He was a teacher at Wagar High School for more than 30 years.

The former Wagar High School building is now called the Giovanni Palatucci Facility, named after  an Italian police officer who saved thousands of Jews from deportation to Nazi concentration camps. The building houses the Marymount Adult Education Centre and John Grant High School.

Hearings will be held in December 2011 on a series of recommended school changes the EMSB Long Range Planning Committee has recommended to commissioners, with a vote slated for mid-January 2012. If the move of Royal Vale High School to Côte Saint-Luc is approved, it would be expected to take effect in the 2012-2013 academic year.

The $18 million ACC, for which two thirds of the funding came from the provincial and federal governments, opened officially on September 6. It was designed to promote and facilitate active lifestyles and promote wellness, in the holistic sense of the term. It includes an indoor competition pool, an indoor recreation pool, a fitness room, a teen lounge, a games rooms, a kids room and babysitting service, a large rentable space for parties and conferences, a dance and aerobic studio, senior lounges, a library branch, an art studio and more.

Mayor Housefather says the EMSB’s approach towards bringing a mainstream public high school back to Côte Saint-Luc is much different than what it considered a year ago.

“Royal Vale High School already exists, whereas the plan last year was to create a new high school from scratch,” Mayor Housefather said. “I truly believe that if Royal Vale re-established its high school students here it would have enormous opportunities to grow and increase its student base. I am hoping that as many parents as possible attend our information meeting so we can get relevant feedback as we prepare our brief to the EMSB. I also think it will be eye opener to take part in our tour of the ACC.”

The last mainstream public high school in Côte Saint-Luc was Wagar High School, which closed after the 2004-2005 academic year. 


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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

Special council meeting: September 26, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 26 at 5:45 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to
ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large
number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is
called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to
the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted
before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will
respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No
statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the
first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council
meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask
questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Ballroom dancing competition comes to Côte Saint-Luc

Jean-Francois Rousseau, the president of Danse Sport Québec, will be on the dance floor as well with his wife and dance partner Nathalie LadouceurCôte Saint-Luc, September 20, 2011 – The sixth annual La Relance ballroom dancing competition takes place on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 1 pm to 11 pm at the Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium (7500 Mackle Rd.).

More than 500 people are expected to attend to watch the La Relance 2011 competition, including top 10 finalists from the television show So You Think You Can Dance Canada Danny Arbour and Vincent Desjardins.

The competition will include several dancing styles, including Latin (cha cha, samba, rumba, paso doble and jive) and standard (waltz, tango, foxtrot, Viennese waltz and the quick step) ballroom dance routines. The competitors are from Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and even Vermont. There will be championship rounds in the youth, adult and senior categories, with competitors ranging from age 11 to 60 and older.

Jean-Francois Rousseau, the president of Danse Sport Québec, will be on the dance floor as well with his wife and dance partner Nathalie Ladouceur. They are the Ten-Dance Quebec Senior 1 champions.

“The Quebec DanceSport Federation brings together amateur dancers in the province,” Rousseau said. “Our goal is to promote dance. All of the people who work with us do so on a volunteer basis. Our competitions can be compared to figure skating as all of the couples in each category perform together at the same time on the dance floor. Judges must deliberate at the same time.”

Tickets cost $35 for adults and $15 for children. Côte Saint-Luc residents who show their Fun Card will benefit from a reduced rate of  $15  for adults and $5 for teenagers and children 16 years and younger. For more information visit www.dansesportquebec.com or call 514-418-TANGo (8264).

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

Public consultation: September 12, 2011

A public consultation takes place on Monday, September 12 at 7:48 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

Council meeting: September 12, 2011

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

Council agenda


Council agenda


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to
ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large
number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is
called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to
the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted
before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will
respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No
statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the
first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council
meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask
questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Thousands visit the new Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre

Côte Saint-Luc, August 29, 2011 – An estimated 2,000 people streamed into the Aquatic and Community Centre, or ACC, on Sunday, August 28, 2011 for the official open house giving the public its first viewing of the new $18 million municipal facility.

Mayor Anthony Housefather cut the ribbon to officially open the ACC. He then spoke to a packed atrium saying that this building had been a dream in Côte Saint-Luc for a very long time.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our Aquatic and Community Centre,” said Mayor Anthony Housefather to great applause from the crowd. “When I was young, I was a competitive swimmer growing up in the West Island. I have always dreamed of bringing a building like this to Côte Saint-Luc.”

A part of the Mayor Housefather’s speech and highlights from the event are in a 5-minute video on the front page of CoteSaintLuc.org.

Representing the government of Canada, Senator Judith Seidman spoke about the government’s commitment to investing in communities.

“This type of facility is necessary to the vitality of community life,” Senator Seidman said. “The government of Canada is proud to contribute to the development of communities throughout the province. It is essential that we help them meet the challenge of modernizing and building quality public facilities.”

The Member of Parliament for Mount Royal, Irwin Cotler, paid homage to the team that made the building a reality.

“This is really a celebration in every sense of the word,” said Professor Cotler. “It leads to me express on everyone’s behalf a real commendation… to the great mayor of Côte Saint-Luc, Anthony Housefather, to the model Côte Saint-Luc council, to all those who worked with him, to the governments who contributed to this, and to all the citizens who will benefit from it.”

Lawrence Bergman, the Member of the National Assembly for D’Arcy McGee and chairperson of the government caucus spoke about the building as a place for people of all generations.

“I hope these new installations will benefit the entire community and contribute to improving their quality of life in all regards: social, sports, community and cultural,” Mr. Bergman said.

The ACC will open for business on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Regular building hours will be weekdays from 6 am to 11 pm, and weekends from 8 am to 10 pm. The address is 5794 Parkhaven Ave. (corner Mackle Rd.).

The $18 million ACC took just 11 months to build. The ACC was designed to promote and facilitate active lifestyles and promote wellness, in the holistic sense of the term. People will be able to benefit from an indoor competition pool, an indoor recreation pool, a fitness room, a teen lounge, a games rooms, a kids room and babysitting service, a large rentable space for parties and conferences, a dance and aerobic studio, senior lounges, a library branch, an art studio and more.

The governments of Quebec and Canada gave Côte Saint-Luc grants totaling up to a maximum of $11.57 million, which equals two-thirds of the costs of building the facility. The City of Côte Saint-Luc funded the other third. The City of Côte Saint-Luc appreciates its partners who worked closely with council and staff on the ACC. MHPM Project Managers Inc. oversaw this building project and design plans for the new building. Pomerleau was the design builder and the architects were Rubin & Rotman Associates, and Martin, Marcotte/Beinhaker.

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

Figure Skating Club registration

Figure Skating Club registration - Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Samuel Moskovitch Arena.

Minor Hockey Registration

Minor Hockey registration - Monday August 29 from 6:30pm - 8:30 pm at Samuel Moscovitch Arena

Learn about a fashion designer, a legendary actress, art and metaphysical belief in Côte Saint-Luc in September 2011

Côte Saint-Luc, August 24, 2011 – The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library announced today four upcoming lectures to kick off the Fall 2011 season.

On Thursday, September 8 at 7 pm costume historian Pamela Grimaud will lecture on renowned fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Grimaud will examine and reveal the world of this unconventional haute couture designer. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 the day of the event.

On Wednesday, September 14 at 2 pm we travel along the yellow brick road to discover the life and times of American singer and actress Judy Garland. Presented by music librarian Farah Mohammed, this lecture will include live performances by Eden Pelletier. This program is free.

On Thursday, September 15 at 7 pm local artist Phil Kurtz will deliver an art lecture on his painting,  A Trip Through the Omer Calendar. In this lecture, he will discuss themes of Jewish history and tradition represented in his artwork. This program is free.

Lastly, on September 20 at 7 pm Daniel Citrome will present a lecture called The Law of Attraction, which refers to a metaphysical belief that positive and negative thinking bring about positive and negative physical results, respectively. Citrome draws upon elements of human psychology, spirituality and quantum physics. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 the day of the event.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org.

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For more information, contact: Danielle Bélanger, 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org.

Côte Saint-Luc unveils new Aquatic and Community Centre on Sunday, August 28, 2011

Côte
Saint-Luc, August 22, 2011
– After breaking
ground on the future site of the Aquatic and Community Centre, or ACC, in early
October 2010, the City of Côte Saint-Luc has completed construction of the
facility and is welcoming the public to an open house on Sunday, August 28,
2011.

The ACC Open House is being combined with a Fun Day at the adjacent
Cote Saint-Luc outdoor municipal swimming pool which will admit all comers free
of charge that day with fun activities taking place for people of all
ages.

The ACC Open House is
from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The ACC is located at 5794 Parkhaven Ave. (corner
Mackle Rd.). There will be music and entertainment for kids at 12:30 pm, a
ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 pm, and water polo and synchronized swimming
exhibitions 1:30 pm to 3 pm. Also, the public will be invited to tour the
building from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Following their tour of the building
people are encouraged to join the Fun Day at the outdoor swimming
pool

“Getting the ACC
built on time and on budget is a tremendous accomplishment for our city
council,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “I have no doubt that this
facility—both the aquatic side and community side—will become a community hub
together with the adjoining gymnasium and outdoor pool. I certainly plan on
spending a lot of time there myself.”

The ACC will open for
business on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Regular building hours will be weekdays
from 6 am to 11 pm, and weekends from 8 am to 10 pm.

The $18 million ACC
took just 11 months to build. The ACC was designed to promote and facilitate
active lifestyles and promote wellness, in the holistic sense of the term.
People will be able to benefit from an indoor competition pool, an indoor
recreation pool, a fitness room, a teen lounge, a games rooms, a kids room and
babysitting service, a large rentable space for parties and conferences, a dance
and aerobic studio, senior lounges, a library branch, an art studio and
more.

The governments of
Quebec and Canada gave Côte Saint-Luc grants totaling up to a maximum of $11.57
million, which equals two-thirds of the costs of building the facility. The City
of Côte Saint-Luc funded the other third. The City of Côte Saint-Luc appreciates
its partners who worked closely with council and staff on the ACC. MHPM Project
Managers Inc. oversaw this building project and design plans for the new
building. Pomerleau was the design builder and the architects were Rubin &
Rotman Associates, and Martin, Marcotte/Beinhaker.

 

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

Aquatic and Community Centre Open House

You’re invited to the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre Open House

Sunday, August 28, 2011
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
5794 Parkhaven Ave. (corner Mackle)

  • Music and entertainment for kids at 12:30 pm
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 pm
  • Tour of the building from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Water polo and synchronized swimming exhibitions 1:30 pm to 3 pm
ACC Open House

 

Household hazardous waste collection on Sunday, August 21, 2011 in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, August 18, 2011 – Residents can dispose of old paint cans, batteries and other household hazardous waste (HHW) on Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Public Works Yard, 7001 Mackle Rd.

“Many products we use in an around our homes are dangerous to human health and the environment if disposed of improperly,” said Councillor Dida Berku, the council member responsible for environment issue. “Compact fluorescent bulbs, old televisions and computer monitors contain mercury and shouldn’t be thrown away in the regular trash.”

The following are some additional examples of household hazardous waste: paints, solvents, varnishes and stains, pesticides, dry-cell batteries, car batteries, propane tanks, aerosol cans, products marked toxic, and corrosive, reactive or flammable.

Resident who can’t attend this special collection can visit the Public Works Yard weekdays or the Côte-des-Neiges Eco-centre at 6925 Côte-des-Neiges Rd.

For more information on disposal options and lists of household hazardous waste, visit www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/hhw.

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

Special council meeting: August 17, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Wednesday, August 17 at 6 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to
ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large
number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is
called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to
the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted
before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will
respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No
statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the
first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council
meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask
questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Jewish themes explored in Côte Saint-Luc art exhibit

Côte
Saint-Luc, August 15, 2011 -
A group exhibit at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library art gallery by three local artists examines Jewish themes from three distinct and very personal perspectives.

In her series, Ancestors,
Bertha Shenker employs a variety of different media, including tin
etchings, to explore the theme of Jewish ancestry throughout ancient and modern
history. Some of her pieces include images of ossuaries and cave burial sites
dating back to 1 BCE Jerusalem,
and chimneys which became a recurring theme and a specifically Jewish statement
-- a provocative and very unfortunate historical symbol of modern Jewish
ancestry.

A professional chemist and devoted artist for the past 40
years, Phil Kurtz has focused many of his works on Jewish themes. Kurtz uses a
decoration practiced by the Celtic Monks of the 8th to 10th century in his painting Shoferot
(plural for Shofar in Hebrew).

Raphaël Benisty uses bright colours and abstract forms to
examine the theme of light in Judaism. One of his pieces, And there was Light, illustrates the separation of light from
darkness on the first day of creation, while Hanukah depicts how the light of good behaviour is reflected back
to us in blessings from above.

Together, the works of these artists give us an intimate
look at their unique relationships to Jewish art. The exhibit is on display from September 1 to October 9, 2011.

The Eleanor
London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from
10am to 10pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900
or visit www.elcslpl.org.


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For more information, call
514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or mturnercsl@gmail.com.

 

Special council meeting: August 15, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 15 at 6 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

Council agenda


Council agenda


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to
ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large
number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is
called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to
the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted
before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will
respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No
statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the
first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council
meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask
questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Council meeting: August 8, 2011

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 8, 2011 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

Council agenda


Council agenda


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to
ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large
number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is
called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to
the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted
before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will
respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No
statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the
first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council
meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask
questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Special council meeting: July 25, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

Council agenda


Council agenda


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to
ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large
number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is
called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to
the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted
before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will
respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No
statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the
first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council
meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask
questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Côte Saint-Luc art exhibit has a dual nature

Dual (Pushkina), 2010Côte Saint-Luc, July 13, 2011 - Large-scale works of exquisite charcoal drawings of northern animals by Toronto artist Amanda Burk are on display at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library from July 21 to August 28, 2011.

The drawings represented in two almost identical mirror images examine ideas about symbiotic relationships. Burk adds a playful twist by naming each drawing after a famous duel. For example, Dual (Pushkina), 2010, depicts Russia’s national animal, the bear. The image was titled after Natalya Goncharova Pushkina, wife of the famous Aleksandr Pushkin. He and his brother fought a duel over Natalya, in which Pushkin was mortally wounded.

Burk’s art practice is rooted in drawing, although she draws on everything from the usual paper to mylar to painted wooden balls. She received her MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2003 and her Honours BA Fine Arts Specialization from the University of Waterloo in 2001. Her work has recently been exhibited in Switzerland, Chicago, New Orleans, and Toronto. She is an assistant professor at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org.

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For more information, send an e-mail to mturnercsl@gmail.com or call 514-485-6900 ext. 4205.

Chef Elliott Cohen presents tastes that tantalize in Côte Saint-Luc

Chef Elliott CohenCôte Saint-Luc, July 12, 2011 – Chef Elliott Cohen will be offering a hands-on cooking demonstration at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on July 21, 2011 at 7 pm.

”We will highlight the ease and simplicity of fresh summer cooking through the use of quality seasonal ingredients, a key element needed to produce optimal results,” said Cohen, who has prepared meals for Hollywood celebrities including Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.  Cohen will present three appetizers: mango gazpacho, goat cheese and fig pinwheels and quinoa salad.

Cohen attended the New England Culinary Institute in 1994 and completed his internship at the five-star Inn at Spanish Bay resort in Pebble Beach, California. In addition, he pursued studies in Napa Valley. He has worked in restaurants, catering, private homes as a chef/buyer, and on several motion picture sets.

“Come to the library to sample three delectable treats and learn to re-create them in your own kitchen,” said Janine West, Assistant Manager of the library. “If you want to expand your cooking repertoire, the library boasts an enviable collection of cookbooks and culinary magazines.”

Tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 the day of the event. They can be purchased at the library's main circulation desk. A limited number of tickets is available for this program.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org.

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For more information, contact: Danielle Bélanger, 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org.