LGBTQ Seniors' Centre
West Island Rainbow Seniors is a volunteer based community organization working to engage and enhance the quality of life of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) seniors (ages 50+) by reducing isolation and providing mentorship, outreach and support for improved social participation.
News & Events:
We will be holding a candlelight vigil this Friday night, June 17th, at 8:00 p.m. Please come to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community of the West Island and Orlando. The following is the formal invitation from Shaun and Ian.
"The Reverend Shaun Fryday of Beaconsfield United Church and Ian Nelson, Director of the West Island LGBTQ Centres will be holding a candlelight vigil on the front lawn of Beaconsfield United Church this Friday evening, June 17th at 8:00 p.m. We will light candles naming the individual victims and give tribute to the lives that have been lost in our greater LGBTQ community.
We invite you to come to this public witness of remembrance and hope to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community of the West Island and Orlando.
See the Facebook event link for more information:
I wanted to encourage you to attend our next lunch on Tuesday, February 23rd at noon at the West Island Rainbow Senior’s Centre for our presentation by Hypnotherapist, Katrine Martel and Jack Kain.
Hypnosis can assist us in achieving our goals, in changing our behaviours and managing pain. For more information on Katrine and Jack, see their websites at www.katmartellhypnosis.com and www.trylus.com.
Our senior lunch is designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer/questioning persons aged 50 and up.
We will be serving a light hot lunch with beverages. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org., or call us at 514-794-5428. Everyone welcome!
West Island LGBTQ Youth, Adult & Senior Centres
LGBTQ Seniors' Activity
During the summer we enjoyed Tuesday lunches together at the Centre. We told stories and laughed and played board games. It was fun and rewarding for all.
With the colder weather approaching, we are planning a variety of activities such as meeting for lunch at favourite locations, taking advantage of the half priced movies on Tuesdays at the local cinema and/or the occasional community kitchen where we can take turns cooking our favourite meals.
We are located at 202 Woodside Rd. on the main floor of the rear entrance of Beaconsfield United Church.
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Everyone is welcome!
Plenty of parking spaces are available.
LGBTQ Adult Barbecue
Come down and visit us at 202 Woodside Rd. on the main floor of the rear entrance of Beaconsfield United Church. Director, Ian Nelson will grill burgers, and serve up salad and an assortment of beverages and desert. Discussions and board games to follow. Everyone Welcome! And feel free to bring something to share if you like.
Plenty of parking spaces available.
Saturday, August 15th, 10am to 5pm on St Catherines between St Hubert and Papineau Streets. Come down and meet the multitudes of community organizations. It's much fun and a great opportunity to make new friends and discover groups within the LGBTQ community. As well, make sure and visit our booth/kiosk. We will have handmade necklaces and bracelets created by the Youth Drop-in for sale.
Montreal Pride Parade
Sunday, August 16th, 1pm Start Time. The parade will start on the corner of Guy Street and travel east on René-Lévesque Boulevard, concluding at Sanguinet Street in the Village. We will be representing the LGBTQ Seniors, Adults and Youth. We will be driving a decorated pick-up truck filled with water bottles and snacks for our walkers and volunteers. We will have banners and signs and all the smiles, pride and joy to say "we are here"! Please come out and cheer us on!
We look forward to seeing you!