EVENTS AND NEIGHBOURHOOD FESTIVALS IN NDG

Mobilization: A large part of our work is to empower NDG residents to become active participants in building a better community. The Council works together with residents to break down social isolation and improve access to resources. We have a large scope of outreach initiatives aimed at gathering residents and promoting events and services in the neighborhood.

Winter 101 Festival in NDG

Winter 101

Read more
Winter 101 was organised in collaboration with Jeunesse Benny to help NDG families discover fun winter activities. On a gorgeous February day, with the sun shining, 75 families braved the cold and came to enjoy cross-country skiing and skating. Thanks to the support of our MNA Mrs Kathleen Weil, all of the kids in attendance received hats and mittens. An inflatable castle, music and dancing, arts and crafts, and a soup and hot chocolate snack, completed this family activity day.
Image

Lunar New Year

Read more
For the 4th consecutive year, the Community Council was proud to organize the Lunar New Year celebrations in NDG. Central to the success of the event since its inception has been the creative leadership of Jing Bai, the Council’s liaison with NDG’s growing Chinese community, as well as the contributions of a small army of committed resident volunteers from NDG’s Chinese and Korean communities. For 2019, the Year of the Pig, the Council undertook a new approach - moving away from a 1-day festival (like those in 2016-2018) and instead spreading the Lunar New Year activities over a two weeks period across multiple locations throughout the neighbourhood. In total, there were 11 events between January 20th and February 10th, reaching over 500 residents (see list in Annex 3). We were very happy with the results of this approach, as it allowed us to reach new partners and new residents
Neighborhood Parties in NDG

Neighborhood Parties

Read more
Each year, the Council and our partners work together to host neighbourhood festivals in the priority sectors. Residents and community partners come together to organise and enjoy free, socially-inclusive, fun events in sectors that otherwise lack community animation and engagement from residents. These events allow neighbours to meet each other, community bonds to be formed, and the most socially isolated to have a chance to feel included. In 2018, all four priority sectors held their own event: the St Raymond’s Harvest Festival, the Benny Farm Sherbrooke Forest Community BBQ, the Westhaven Neighbourhood Party, and the Fête du Quartier Fielding Walkley. A total of 362 of residents were reached throughout these events.
Jane’s Walks - Promenades de Jane in NDG

Jane’s Walks

Read more
Inspired by the writings of urbanist and social icon Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks are part of an international annual festival of free, citizen -led neighbourhood tours. These tours are done by volunteers, held in early May, and encourage people to explore their local neighbourhoods while sharing stories and uncovering overlooked aspects of city life. This year, the Council worked in partnership with residents and Prevention CDN-NDG to organize Jane’s Walks in St-Raymond and Westhaven, reaching a total of 20 residents from across Montréal. Residents and Council staff also led a tour of Benny Farm-Sherbrooke Forest which ended at the new Hands and Hand space. Walkley had it’s own Jane’s walk which was a huge success with 30 residents participating.
Parking Day in NDG

Park(ing) Day

Read more
Park(ing) Day is an international event designed to celebrate everyday choices for sustainable mobility and to advocate for favorable urban amenities by taking over a parking spot. Saint-Raymond, Benny and Walkley held their own eclectic version of parking day from coffee shops to hot dog stands to art and craft stations to a game of dominos! All gatherings were reflective of what residents wanted to see more of in the neighborhood. All three parking spots received a total of 150 residents in the area.
NDG Reads

NDG Reads

Read more

Combat des Livres NDG Reads brought the tradition of CBC Reads to NDG. This event brings books to life through animated debate and competition to declare the must read Montreal novel. The inaugural Combat des Livres NDG Reads was organized by the Council with key funding coming from the Fondation du Grand Montreal.
Some Highlights

  • Author appearance - Heather Camlot, author of Clutch, attended the first community event that was held at REP NDG.
  • Author appearance - Claire Holden, Author of My October attended the last community event at the NDG Cultural Centre and was honored as the book to read
  • Catering – Three Sisters Catering at the Gala Soiree provided delicious traditional Indigenous food that kept the crowd socializing until every last bite was eaten.
  • Dance performance by the Loyola Dance Program was spellbinding.

Opening remarks by Elder Joe Jacobs from Kahnawake were inspiring and thought provoking.

Prom dress for free in NDG

Notre-Prom-de-Grâce

Read more
As a novel project this year, the Council created a unique program to collect formal gowns, accessories and suits for a ‘prom dress giveaway’, with the global objective of making high-school and college prom season less expensive and wasteful for local youth and their families. The project was inspired by a single dress donation, and while expectations were modest, the project surpassed these expectations with more than 300 dresses donated, along with shoes, handbags, jewellery, and suits. This helped over 75 young people to be able to have access to affordable, good quality outfits for prom. The Council hopes to make this program an NDG staple. We were thrilled to have the support of our neighbours and friends at Over the Rainbow Daycare in organizing this event.
Community Yard Sales in NDG

Community Yard Sales

Read more
Yard sales are an opportunity for residents to make extra revenue as well as meet their NDG neighbors and reinforce social networks. In 2018, we supported resident groups in the planning of the second Benny community yard sale and the first St-Raymond one. A total of 27 families participated in the yard sales.
Intercultural Festival in NDG

Intercultural Festival

Read more
Residents of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce are once again partnering with local community organizations in order to celebrate the neighbourhood’s diversity by showcasing various cultural traditions from Iran, China, Colombia, Mexico and many other countries. In partnership with the organization’s members of the NDG Intercultural Table (NDGIT), the NDG residents coming from different countries will present a part of their cultural traditions during the 8th edition of the NDG Intercultural Festival. This free family event will feature music, food, games and traditional dances from around the world. This yearly festival is a fantastic way for all residents to engage and form lasting partnerships within their community while learning about the different networks available to them.
Halloween in NDG

Halloween in NDG

Read more
Halloween Decorating: A now-annual event bringing kids together to create Halloween decorations from recycled materials and decorate the Melrose Tunnel, transforming it into a haunted space. Partners – EcoQuatier, Cheap Art Collective, St. Raymond residents Association, Etoile-Filante primary school, Arrondissement CDN-NDG
Persian New Year Nowruz in NDG

Persian New Year

Read more

Les nouveaux arrivants de la communauté iranienne de notre-dame-de-grâce vous invitent à découvrir et célébrer le nouvel an perse!

LA MARCHE AUX 1000 PARAPLUIES NDG Community

MARCH OF 1,000 UMBRELLAS

Read more
Centraide is kicking off its annual campaign on October, when 20,000 people will take to the streets of downtown Montreal for Centraide’s traditional March of 1,000 Umbrellas. Join the crowd to show your commitment to the fight against poverty and social exclusion.

OTHER EVENTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD

WINTER School Holidays
Spring Break / Vacances de printemps

Cabane à Sucres NDG
Imagine Monkland
Arts Week goes to the Monkland Village for a 3-day weekend of festivities. Imagine Monkland transforms the Monkland Village with an out-of-this-world experience around monsters and mythical creatures. Local bands, circus acts, activities for kids and a giant street sale with the Imagine Market will welcome participants for a new edition of the Monkland Street Festival in the middle of summer.
Cinema NDG | À la belle étoile
NDG Arts Week Festival

Montreal’s Italian Week Festival in St.Raymond
Halloween in NDG
Community Christmas Dinner / Dîner de Noël communautaire

ABOUT US

THE NDG COMMUNITY COUNCIL is the Table de Quartier NDG
with the goal of bringing together community organizations, associations, institutions, businesses and residents to involve them in a collective process of identifying community needs, setting priorities for action, and ensuring implementation and follow-up.

SUBSCRIBE

 

STAY CONNECTED

© 1942 - 2019 Conseil communautaire de NDG Community Council