BEAU Christmas Market will be welcoming many merchants outside at the corner of Beaconsfield Boulevard and Fieldfare Avenue this Saturday! This will take place in a safe and warm atmosphere while supporting our local artists/specialists and NOVA West Island's healthcare. For more information on the merchants, visit the Facebook page "Les Amis du Village Beaurepaire". Looking forward to seeing you there!
2020-2021 Annual Campaign
October 30th, 2020
Who can you turn to if... you wish to spend your final days at home; you’re grieving a loved one; you need nursing care or home support; you need a place to take a senior with cognitive deficits; you need respite? The answer to all of these questions is NOVA WEST ISLAND! We provide these services for free or at low cost to our clients through a team of registered nurses, home health aides, program coordinators and volunteers. This is why we need help from you in order to maintain the care and services we provide to our community. We rely on donations and fundraising to meet our $1.8 million annual budget which proves to be more difficult in these times of global pandemic. Please help us to raise $150,000 by March 31st, 2021. Donate online now or click here for more information. Together let's make a difference!
Let's help NOVA West Island one bracelet at a time!
September 16, 2020
Three beautiful bracelets that give back! Let's help NOVA West Island one bracelet at a time! For every bracelet sold, OM Wellness will donate 10$ to help them fund their services. Which one will you choose ? Also if you come to the store at 17 Cartier Avenue, Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4R5, bring your reusable bags. For every bag saved or bought (OM bags), OM Wellness will donate 0.25$ to NOVA. Thank you for supporting us!
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.
Thank you local artists!
May 1st, 2020
During the month of April three outstanding local artists (also members of the LAA) have successfully sold art for the benefit of NOVA. Susanne Strater posted a different painting or paper cutting each day during her “Instagram April Art Sale” and she donate 50% of their sales to us. Fortunately, this has helped her find new buyers and followers @susannestrater. On the other hand, Valerie Harper donated the total sale of her “Simply Silent” painting. You can follow her on her Facebook page or @valerieharperart. As for Norma Bradley-Walker, she launched her new collection of small watercolour paintings called “The Meaning of Flowers” and will donate 1/3 of the sales to NOVA. This generous offer is ongoing until the collection is sold out so please check it out on Instagram @normabradleywalker or her website. Together they have raised over $2,400 to help vulnerable people in our community. We are profoundly thankful for their generosity and for brightening our days with the beauty of their work.
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 Cool Golf Event
October 08, 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!
Success for Golf Fundraiser!
August 10, 2020
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have surpassed our goals and raised $55,000 at our Golf Fundraiser! Although the golf course was pretty quiet yesterday, we had the most beautiful day for our Golf Raffle Draw at the Beaconsfield Golf Club. A huge thank you to Andrew Carter from CJAD who kicked-it off with the first prize (view video). Congratulations to all our winners! We'd like to thank each and everyone of you for your support and implication, especially during these challenging times. We hope to see you on the golf course next year for our 28th Tournament!
A message from a NOVA front line nurse - Ça va bien aller!
May 01, 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!
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 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.
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.