Make a donation to NOVA!
From July 15 to 30, 2021
Come do your grocery at Provigo Baie d'Urfé between July 15 and 30 and make a $2 donation at the cash register. Francis’ team would like to raise $500 to donate to NOVA West Island in support of our compassionate care and services in the community. Happy shopping!
Nova Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, August 9, 2021
There are only a few spots left to play in our 28th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Beaconsfield Golf Club on August 9th. Just Click here to register! Thank you to our major sponsor TRAFFIC TECH for their generous contribution, as well as the 35 other sponsors and donors who will make sure our event is successful, not to mention the many golfers who will be back on the course!
Help NOVA West Island one bracelet at a time!
Ongoing since September 2020
OM Wellness has become one of our major donors thanks to their diverse initiative and concern for the well-being of people in the community. Visit their stores to discover their wonders, including the three NOVA bracelets. For each of these bracelets sold, they will donate $10 to us. In addition, if you bring your reusable bags, for every bag used or OM bag purchased, they will donate $0.25 to NOVA. Namaste!
Stay Safe and Healthy!
May 25, 2021
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.
NEWS & EVENTS
A winning Senior Walk for all!
July 8, 2021
Hats off to the Chartwell team, especially Le Wellesley and Manoir Kirkland, their residents, and all other participants and donors who contributed to the great success of this fundraiser from May 24th to June 24th. This event benefited everyone by improving the health and spirits of hundreds of walkers and raising over $11,500 for NOVA West Island. Watch this news report to learn more. Thank you and stay active!
A reinvented Art Exposition!
June 1, 2021
The Lakeshore Artists Association has been supporting our cause for the past 32 years through annual art exhibitions. Well, they’ve done it again throughout the month of May by hosting a virtual art exposition with over 45 participating members. The success of this event went above and beyond our collective expectations selling 64 pieces of art and raising over $6,250 for NOVA West Island. Keep on encouraging our local artists!
Thank you to our volunteers!
April 19, 2021
On Monday April 19, it was a pleasure to see over sixty volunteers come by the Harpell Center in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue to pick up their gift (salt lamps) generously donated by OM Wellness, in recognition of the light they bring into our clients’ lives. Sunshine and Karma were definitely with us ;-) We hope it will illuminate their lives because without their support we could not offer all of our compassionate care to the community. Our volunteers are very important to us so please stay safe and healthy until we see you again!
Help NOVA Spring Back into aUction!
March 31, 2021
Thank you for your participation in our first on-line auction from March 20th to the 29th and for contributing to NOVA’s success story! We raised a total of $12,285, had 117 final bidders not to mention all the other people who placed bids, visited our event and learned more about our programs and services! We are lucky to count you as NOVA ambassadors and please know that we do not take your support for granted and that the monies raised will help us care for our community.
Locals Supporting Locals
March 13, 2021
A huge THANK YOU to Charity Promotions and Trentadue Entertainment for hosting this community fundraiser on March 13. Take-out from 17 restaurants and pubs, online comedy, paint gallon sales and other donations raised over $8,000 for 16 charities. Restaurants and pubs saw an increase in sales, which raised more money for your neighborhood charity, including NOVA West Island. This success is proof that if we all pull together, we can make a difference. Thanks Ken and everyone involved!
BEAU Christmas Market - What a success!
December 5, 2020
The BEAU Christmas Market held in support of NOVA West Island in Beaurepaire village on December 5th was a huge success and went above and beyond all expectations. As Dominique Godin, Beaconsfield city councillor, co-organizer and director on our board said: “The highlights of the day were people having a chance to see others outside by chance, seeing people walk home with locally made/crafted goodies from the village market, being able to put Nova on center stage, bringing a little Christmas joy to the neighbourhood…without mentioning that in terms of numbers, there were 600+ pies sold, 14 local vendors and over 30 volunteers on site."
A Cool Golf Event
October 8, 2020
Thank you to Bill Mitchell of Palos Wealth Management and Shep Abbey of Abbey & Olivier Real Estate Agency who sponsored a golf shootout event to raise more funds for us in these uncertain times. The success of our event went above and beyond our expectations with 60 golfers on site (with a waiting list) and a net gain of $14,600 (and counting) for NOVA! Speaking of numbers, the team handicaps varied from 5 to 14, the net scores ranged from 58 to 71 and the weather fluctuated from 4 to 10. A good time was had by all and virtually all participants said they hope to be invited next year. Thank you on behalf of NOVA West Island clients, families, staff, volunteers and Board of Directors! Keep on golfing and we will keep on caring!
A message from a NOVA front line nurse - Ça va bien aller!
May 1, 2020
NOVA l’ouest de l’île travaille toujours en première ligne dans notre communauté en prodiguant des soins palliatifs pour les personnes vivant avec le cancer et la SLA. Les Boutiques d’occasion pour NOVA sont fermées, mais le personnel infirmier continue à fournir des soins, du soutien et des services. Pour plus d'informations, veuillez visionner cette vidéo (en anglais seulement) de Maxine Lybert, une de nos infirmières, qui explique notre réalité en ces temps incertains.
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!
NOVA West Island Nurses take part in Palliative Care Nursing Conference
June 7, 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.