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Message from the Point History Society and the PSC Community Theatre:

Joe Beef Market takes place this Saturday, September 11 th 2010, at the Joe Beef Park, located on Centre Street, at the corner of Richmond in Point St. Charles, from 10am until 4pm.

This event is a joint effort between the PSC Community Theatre and the Point History Society with the objective of bringing local History alive and having some fun doing it ! It is a real family event !

Some of the activities planned for this year include:

  • Historical skits by the PSC Community Theatre, with actors dressed in period costumes, and highlighting both Joe Beef and Thomas C. Keefer. Each year we honour an individual that has a street named after him/her in the Point and this year it is Thomas Keefer. (A small part of Atwater St. in the Point was recently changed to Thomas Keefer Street)
  • A number of Artisan Booths selling very interesting & unique goods
  • Joe Beef will be serving Free Soup from noon until 1pm
  • Some Irish music by Belfast-Andi
  • Information booths from Parks Canada & the Montreal Fire Museum
  • And much more…..

And this year, for the first time, we will also have an afternoon of free entertainment with a variety of singers; dancers, and other talent acts from both the Point – and other parts of the city.

There be lots of stuff to see and do, so if you have an opportunity, do drop by the Joe Beef Market this Saturday.


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Where: Village des Tanneries. Cazelais street and 780 St-Remi.

When: June 5, 2010. 1PM until 10 PM

A roster of bands will perform live on stage; a bazaar, a BBQ as well as a group photo exhibit and film screening about Turcot will take place. Local businesses and merchants are contributing food and $700 in prizes. Lucky winners will win supper with the borough mayor Benoit Dorais at restaurant Bitoque, luxury spa treatments, gift certificates as well as hourly door prizes. Proceeds of the $5 raffle tickets sold will help finance 2010 summer projects in the Village des Tanneries.


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Since moving to St-Henri over three years ago, I have established a routine of going to various locations in the neighbourhood to do my grocery shopping.  One of my favourite places is Boucherie Notre-Dame at 3035 Notre-Dame Ouest.  I do most of my meat shopping there because the butchers know their cuts and the meat is a good value for your dollar.

If you like to plan your meals in advance they have amazing “budget menus” starting at $35 up to $130.  For example the $55 plan includes: 2.5 pounds of lean ground beef, one whole chicken, 3 pounds of pork roast, 1 small ham, 500 g of bacon, 2 pounds of stewing beef, 1 slice of round steak, 6 pork chops, 1 dozen eggs, a dozen hotdogs, and 2 pounds of margarine.  This is great savings for a family on a budget.

This is  THE grocery store in the area for the Caribbean community. They have goat meat, oxtails, cow feet, pig tails, callaloo, plantains, yams and much more.  So if you are hankering for 1/2 of a goat this is the place for you.

Boucherie Notre-Dame.  3035 Notre-Dame Ouest.  514-937-9446. Delivery is available.

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Are you tired of getting on public transportation to get the Atwater Market ?  Are the fruits and vegetables at your local supermarket too expensive ?  A community farmers market may be the answer.

This summer and fall there are four community farmers markets in the South-West part of Montreal.  At these markets you can buy local fruits and vegetables, sample local produce, and learn more about local foods and healthy eating.

Centre communautaire Yolande-Breton. 1845, rue Saint-Jacques
Saturdays 9:00 AM to 1 PM*.
September 19th, October 3rd, and October 17th.

École Saint-Zotique. 4841, av. Palm
Fridays. 3 PM to 7 PM *
September 4, 11, 18, 25;  October 2, and 9.

Parc du souvenir (métro Verdun)
Sundays, 9 AM to 2 PM *
September 6th

Côte Saint-Paul
Église Saint-Paul. 1690, av. de l’Église
Saturdays 9 AM to 2 PM *
September 5, 19.  October 3rd.

* Open until all the produce is sold.

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The Festive Pik-Nik is an annual picnic and festival next to the Lachine Canal for children all ages! It has activities and discoveries designed to build awareness of the Lachine Canal, enhance its rich cultural, industrial and environmental heritage, and promote the sector’s cultural and community organizations.

Bring your own picnic or purchase food and refreshments on site (BBQ, beverages, cotton candy, popcorn and St-Ambroise’s beer tent). Entry is free and most activities are free. Don’t forget your picnic blanket and chairs!

Sunday, September 14, 2008. 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

On the banks of the Lachine Canal, on Parks Canada grounds, at the corner of St-Patrick and Charlevoix streets and across from Magnan’s Restaurant! Map it!

Activities for Kids:

  • circus tricks
  • inflatable playground
  • “sumo wrestling”
  • face painting
  • animal ballons
  • magicians
  • story telling
  • obstacle course

Activities for All!

  • guided boat tour of the canal
  • outdoor tour of industrial buildings
  • guided bicycle tours
  • historical photo expo
  • tam-tam jam
  • chess
  • promotion of local artists
  • environment and recycling workshops
  • bicycle engraving/identification workshop with Tandem Montreal…..

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Earlier this month, the Sud-Ouest borough announced the closing of 2.5 community gardens in the borough: Des Seigneurs (Little Burgundy), Pointe-Verte (Point-St-Charles) and half of Petite-Bourgogne (Little Burgundy). These closures are a result of soil testing conduct last fall. For details on why the gardens have been closed visit the Public Health Branch of the Montreal Health and Social Services Agency website at: www.santepub-mtl.qc.ca/Environnement/sols/jardins.html (in French). It is important to note that public health officials have assured the gardeners that past consumption of vegetables from these gardens would not affect their health.

Below are the Santé-Publique reports for each garden:

Borough officials have acknowledged that the restoration of the community gardens will require a substantial investment in the next couple of years, and the gardens may not reopen until 2011.

In the meantime, the Sud-Ouest borough has set aside small plots that will be offered by order of seniority to gardeners who have lost their plots. Those who are losing their plots this year due to the garden closures, will keep their place when the gardens reopen.

For more information from the borough visit:ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=81,17647580&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL.

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17 local microbreweries will gather in and around Atwater market for Montreal’s version of Oktoberfest.

The microbreweries featured are: Vieux-Montréal, Barberie, Le Lièvre, l’Alchimiste, Grimoire, Nouvelle-France, Boréale, Train du nord, Bier Brier, Brasseurs et frères, RJ, Trois mousquetaires, Maître brasseur, Mc Auslan, Unibroue, Le Chaudron et Saint-Sylvestre.

Location: Atwater Market. 155 Greene Avenue. Map.
Dates: October 5 (10:00 to 19:00), October 6 & 7 (10:00 to 17:00)

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