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Inspirational women raise money for women’s shelter May 3

Women on the West Island are in for an inspired evening next Wednesday night.

“Igniting Possibilities,” an inspirational presentation by four opinion leaders takes place at the the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, 13850 Gouin Blvd West beginning at 5:30. Tickets cost $64 and include light refreshments, wine and raffle tickets in addition to four motivating speakers. All proceeds go to the West Island Women’s Shelter.

“The idea is to have women leave there feeling like they can create an inspired life,” said co-organizer Lynn MacNeil. “The speakers all have different stories to tell. We’re also going to have a woman who has gone through the shelter system talk about how it helped her succeed.”

On the roster are: New York Times best-selling author Miranda Esmonde-White, Wise Women Canada founder Lisa Brookman and former Québec cabinet minister Yolande James. The entire evening will be moderated by Beat 92.5’s Donna Saker.

“One of the speakers will talk about not letting your past define the future,” said MacNeil. “Another speaker is going to be talking about overcoming adversity and Miranda is a great speaker about fitness, aging and movement. They’re all going to talk for 20 to 25 minutes.”

The entire event is being organized by a new non-profit called Vision 4 Women. This is the first of many events they plan to hold in the coming year.

For tickets, visit their website at

Dorval presents Tarzan for movie night this Friday

As part of the city of Dorval’s monthly movie showings, this Friday, April 28th, the city is offering cinephiles the chance to see the English version of the latest remake of Tarzan.

Cost for the show is five dollars each and popcorn is also offered at a small fee. The city of Dorval’s movie nights take place at the Serge Nolet Auditorium located at 1,301 Dawson Avenue.

The film stars Alexander Skarsgard, from Big Little Lies, as the King of the Jungle and Margot Robbie of Suicide Squad fame plays Jane. The villain of the film is none other than perennial heavyweight Christoph Waltz.

The film begins with Tarzan living in England and is asked by Queen Victoria to return to his childhood home in Africa. Once back in the Congo, Tarzan must fight to save his beloved jungle.

The film is R rated and the show starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. To find out the other films to be shown and the monthly screening, go online at