Susanne Strater Art Sale

April 2020

Every day in April, Susanne Strater will post a painting or other art piece (paper cut, print) in INSTAGRAM and donate a percentage of each sale to NOVA West Island. To start off the month, she posted this boldly coloured view of Old Montreal from the Bonsecours Chapel, medium is dry pastel, image size is about 18x18”, matted and framed in white. By reducing the price at $500, she hopes to encourage sales on NOVA West Island’s behalf and will donate 50% to us. Become one of Susanne’s Instagram followers’ @susannestrater to share her talent and encourage sales for a great cause! Interested buyers can contact her directly at scstrater@videotron.ca

Stay Safe and Healthy!

March 27, 2020

In relation to the preventive measures recommended by the Government of Québec and out of our concern for everyone’s well-being, we wish to reassure our clients and their families, our volunteers and the community at large of our temporary preventive measures to reduce the impact and the risk of spread of COVID19.  Click here to learn more about the measures taken within our programs and our services.  We thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

POSTPONED: Irishman of the Year Charity Breakfast Benefiting

Postponed to later date

In the interest of everyone’s health and safety, the breakfast is officially POSTPONED until further notice. All tickets will be honoured for a future breakfast fundraiser. Refunds can be done with the return of tickets to the source of sale BUT if you keep the tickets they will be honoured at a later date. The NOVA team is committed to care for the community and thanks you for your understanding.

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Montreal Canadiens Alumni Benefit Hockey Game a Huge Success

January 31, 2020

Take superstar Canadiens players from the past. Pack a local arena with appreciative fans and you have the makings of a great event! And NOVA West Island was the beneficiary of the evening. Players like Guy Carbonneau, Patrice Brisebois, Stephane Richer, Sergio Momesso and Gaston Gingras played a team of NOVA All-Stars at the Bob-Birnie Arena in Pointe-Claire with coaching by Chris Nilan and Rick Green. With low ticket prices ($10), a silent auction and a raffle, the event was a huge success netting over $22,000 for NOVA West Island. We'd like to thank everyone who worked with us to organize this great event. We'd also like to thank our sponsors, volunteers and especially the Canadiens Alumni!

5th Edition of NOVA Tree of Life

December 08, 2019

The weather was cold but that didn't stop the crowd of 200 people gathered in front of NOVA West Island's office for the 5th edition of the NOVA Tree of Life Ceremony. It involves buying a white light "in memory of" or a blue light "in honour of" a loved one. The lights are then placed on a Christmas tree. The tree was illuminated in tandem with the village's lights. Then followed a minute of silence. The crowd enjoyed singing Christmas carols played by the musical group; Roxfield Point with the special edition of Beaconsfield High School's Crescendo Choir. Medha Srinivasan; a NOVA Carousel Camp volunteer once again offered a poignant version of "Hallellujah."  A draw was held for gift baskets graciously donated by local businesses and individuals followed by delicious chili, soup and hot chocolate. The event raised over $2,100. A big thank you to everyone!

Yoga for NOVA

November 02, 2019

Our 11th edition of YOGA for NOVA was a true success thanks to the generosity of 24 participants, donors and partners. The $765 proceeds will help us continue to offer our much needed healthcare in the community. In addition, all yogis received a hand-made bracelet created in Montreal courtesy of OM Wellness located in the Village of Pointe-Claire. We thank everyone including the city of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Marché Richelieu Richard & fils, Ste. Anne Fleuriste, Nathalie Beaux, Volunteer West Island and of course Cynthia Maher, certified yoga teacher for her time, his energy and his magic. NAMASTE!

NOVA'S 26TH Annual Golf Tournament a Record Breaker!

August 16, 2019

Our 26th Annual Charity Golf Tournament raised a record amount of funds. This single biggest fundraiser of the year raised $100,000. The event was held at the Beaconsfield Golf Club this past Monday. We had our first ever sell out for the golf tournament with over 130 golfers participating. The event included lunch, cocktails, dinner and amazing silent auction prizes. Thank you to our organizers and volunteers and also the golfers. See you next year!

NOVA West Island Nurses take part in Palliative Care Nursing Conference

June 07, 2019

We are very proud of our nurses who made a recent presentation to the Palliative Care Institute at the Sarto- Desnoyers Community Centre. The day-long nursing conference examined ’Using a Palliative Approach in Supportive and End of Life Care”. Maxine Lybert, RN, BScN, CHPCN (C) CT and Leslie Mitchell, N, BScN, CHPCN (C), spoke to the participants about "End of Life Care in Various Settings: Providing Care and Support for the Clients and Their Loved Ones." They spoke about the importance of making the final days of a person's life as comfortable as possible while providing support to their family, whether the person is at home, in a hospital or in another setting.

Annual General Meeting 2019

June 03, 2019

We recently held our Annual General Meeting outlining the accomplishments of the past year. We contributed to the welfare of more than 753 vulnerable individuals who received services through one or more of our programs. Thanks to the continued financial support of individuals, foundations, corporations, municipalities, community groups and organizations as well as new, annual and third party fundraisers, NOVA West Island continues to bridge gaps in the public health care system by offering a variety of programs and services at low or no cost. The Thrift Shops’ substantial contribution to our organization as well as the Annual Golf Tournament, Art Show, Yoga, Tree of Life, and Breakfast are examples of such fundraisers. We also count on dedicated staff and long-time volunteers like Anne Myles who has been with our Board since 2006! She has decided to step down and was made an Honorary Life Member of Nova West Island. Thank you Anne!


May 24, 2019

The Lakeshore Association of Artists (LAA) held another very successful Spring Exhibition at the end of April. With over 50 artists taking part, the event raised almost $8,000! NOVA is the very grateful recipient of 1/3 of the sales of artwork as well as all proceeds of raffle tickets. We'd like to thank Charmian Gibson Silver and Suzanne Bélair for generously donating their paintings towards the raffle as well as the donor of the two beautiful quilts. We are so pleased to be a continuing partner of LAA and have the support of the community. 

Thank you to our volunteers!

April 08, 2019

It was with great pride that NOVA West Island staff welcomed more than 50 volunteers to our annual recognition event last April 8th during this year’s Volunteer Week. The afternoon included a delicious snack, a vibrant game, door prizes and surprises while highlighting those who celebrated their 5 to 30 years of service to NOVA West Island’s clients. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! NOVA West Island would not exist without the generosity, time and expertise of over 255 volunteers who help us respond to health needs in our community.

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NOVA West Island, 447 boul. Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield, QC H9W 4C2

Tel: 514-695-8335  |  Fax: 514-695-8432


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