François Bergeron

François Bergeron

St. Luke’s Parish in Dollard des Ormeaux will present The Masterpiece, a special evening of artistic and musical talent featuring renowned chalk artist and storyteller François Bergeron. This unique community event will take place on Thursday, May 31 (7 pm) at 106A Anselme-Lavigne Avenue (corner Westpark Boulevard). This is a family-oriented program and it will be bilingual and multicultural. There is no charge. Refreshments will be served.

“The purpose of this event is to provide a space where people can communicate freely through the arts and where everyone, regardless of race, language or background is made welcome,” said Pastoral Assistant Samuel Farrugia “François is an artistic entrepreneur, and has been travelling the world with his chalk since 1998. From humble beginnings in his basement until his current popularity and success, François is an artist with a message of hope to share with the world.” Info: Wendy Aitken at or Samuel Farrugia at or log on to

DIVORCE CONFERENCE: As a Divorce Broker and Certified Divorce Coach, Ravit Rose specializes in working with parents in the midst of one of the most difficult transitions in their life. Working out of her Pointe Claire office, she helps frustrated, overwhelmed and anxious parents through their divorce process with realistic solutions to help them stay out or get out of court, avoid the unnecessary stress and drama and, find peace of mind and passion again. On Thursday, May 31 (7 pm to 10 pm) she will break new ground with the city’s first annual Divorce Conference at the Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport. Ravit’s book, Unwanted Nasty Divorces, talks about the common problems in Quebec’s divorces and how so many families are falling into this rabbit hole to only come out years later completely destroyed. Her ultimate goal is to save families from the unnecessary wasted time, money, aggravation and pain. Special guest speaker Rock Thomas has studied with Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield and Wayne Dyer. Info:

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Congregation Beth Tikvah in Dollard des Ormeaux holds an annual golf tournament, at which time they partner with a different organization. When participants tee-off on Wed. May 30 at Elmridge Golf and Country Club, the beneficiary will be Crohn’s and Colitis Canada,

Larry and Rina Fisher, members of the synagogue, spearheaded the move. They have been involved with the organization for many years. Their beloved late daughter Jaclyn suffered from Crohn’s Disease. Since her passing they have doubled their efforts to help find a cure. Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are diseases that inflame the lining of the GI (gastrointestinal) tract and disrupt the body’s ability to digest food, absorb nutrition, and eliminate waste in a healthy manner..

Organizer Mona Roshke, a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada board, has been able to secure two first class tickets from Delta anywhere in North America, and some really great prizes for the event. The price includes green fees, an open bar, a bbq lunch and dinner, great giveaways and a silent auction.The committee members are: Roshke, the Fishers, Stefanie Rosenblatt-Bergman, Stuart Frenkel, Jamie Goren, Dr. Gershon Frisch, Irwin Horner, Johnny Mestel and Howard Popliger. Info: 514-683-5610 or

COHEN CHATTER: Beaconsfield native Craig Webb, a dream analyst/author/researcher and musical artist, will have a book signing on Sat. May 19 (1 pm to 4 pm) at Indigo Place Montreal Trust downtown. His ground-breaking publication, The Dreams Behind the Music: Learn Creative Dreaming as 100+ Top Artists Reveal their Breakthrough Inspirations details the fascinating sleeping dreams behind the music we know including 20 plus Grammy-winning hits… See my blog for a review of the recent Full Circle Productions musical at the Centaur.

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