September 2014

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All aboard! Montreal Model Train Expo rolls into town

All aboard! Montreal Model Train Expo rolls into town

See model trains, build tracks and take part in races, at the Montreal Model Train Expo on Sept. 27-28 at the Sun Youth Centre.
A quackin’ good time at Brome Lake

A quackin’ good time at Brome Lake

The 2014 Brome Lake Duck Festival takes place in Knowlton on weekends from September 20-28 and offers culinary treats and kid-friendly activities
Sainte-Anne College to open elementary school

Sainte-Anne College to open elementary school

A new bilingual, proviate elementary school is to open in Dorval in September 2015. It will be a new branch of Sainte-Anne College and will be located in the old Queen of Angels building.
Fall 2014 Movies

Fall 2014 Movies

Read previews of 11 family movies to hit the big screens this fall.
Confessions of a yoga newbie

Confessions of a yoga newbie

Cigogne centre helps student-parents balance it all

Cigogne centre helps student-parents balance it all

Cigogne Association, a centre in Cote-des-Neiges that aims to help student-parents balance academic and domestic responsibilities
Preparing kids for the future by teaching them coding

Preparing kids for the future by teaching them coding

Kids Code Jeunesse, a Montreal company, is providing children a deeper computer education that includes computer programming and coding
Sheila Parkins Dance Academy shimmies into new location

Sheila Parkins Dance Academy shimmies into new location

Sheila Parkins Academy of Dance and Music opens a 2nd location in St. Laurent that offers ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop classes to children ages 4-10
Does your child understand numbers?

Does your child understand numbers?

The Numeracy Screener is a two-minute test designed for children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 that will help identify those who need help in math
Benefit from the wisdom of their years this Grandparents’ Day

Benefit from the wisdom of their years this Grandparents’ Day

A review of three children's books that celebrate the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren
Mind your back when picking a bag

Mind your back when picking a bag

Tips and tricks for choosing a backpack that will help protect children's backs
Dividing dinner prep makes for two happier moms

Dividing dinner prep makes for two happier moms

Sharing cooking duties with another family can be fun and a time saver
Dorval Soapbox Derby revs up for its 35th year

Dorval Soapbox Derby revs up for its 35th year

Watch children race the cars they made themselves at the Dorval Soapbox Derby on September 14, 2014
DOVE project takes aim at ovarian cancer

DOVE project takes aim at ovarian cancer

The McGill University Health Center launches a specialized clinic offering free ovarian cancert tests and early detection services for women over 50
Sights, sounds and tastes at Montreal Ukrainian Festival

Sights, sounds and tastes at Montreal Ukrainian Festival

The 2014 Montreal Ukrainian Festival takes place on Sept 5-7 at Parc de l'Ukraine in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Kicking up a storm at all-female karate school

Kicking up a storm at all-female karate school

Yoshukan Karate Excellence in Montreal offers all-girls karate classes
Free workshop helps prepare for the high holidays

Free workshop helps prepare for the high holidays

Learn more about the Jewish high holidays at free workshops on September 16 and 30 being held at Congregation Dorshei Emet in Hampstead
Quebec farmers host open house

Quebec farmers host open house

Families can enjoy many agricultural activities at the 12th edition of Portes ouvertes sur les fermes du Quebec at Parc Jean Drapeau on September 7, 2014
Fostering a healthy relationship with food

Fostering a healthy relationship with food

WISE Philosophy, a Montreal community outreach program, will hold a free workshop for parents aboutn healthy food for children on September 16
Child literacy: As easy as A-B-C

Child literacy: As easy as A-B-C

Tips by a Paediatrician to instill a love of reading in young children and promote literacy
An eco-friendly family getaway to Vermont

An eco-friendly family getaway to Vermont

Changeroo gives new meaning to the old switcheroo

Changeroo gives new meaning to the old switcheroo

A new Montreal-based online store, Changeroo, offers a variety of upscale, quality brands of children's clothing for a third of their retail price
Les Ateliers Turcotte dance studio expands

Les Ateliers Turcotte dance studio expands

Les Ateliers Turcotte invites three local companies, Bellesmamans, Studio Bump and Mamadances to share their NDG studio space
Celebrate the colours at Mont Sutton

Celebrate the colours at Mont Sutton

Families can enjoy hiking, camping, nature workshops and much more at the Mont Sutton Fall Festival from Sept. 13 to Oct. 13
Award-winning team of specialists helps LBPSB students cope

Award-winning team of specialists helps LBPSB students cope

The Family and School Support and Treatment Team is a program run by the Lester B. Pearson School Board that looks for ways to change a child's environment in order to help them
A taste of the rural life at the Havelock Fair

A taste of the rural life at the Havelock Fair

The Havelock Fair offers families agricultural activities, live music, arts and crafts, food and entertainment on September 13, 2014.
Montreal choir spreads love of singing to kids

Montreal choir spreads love of singing to kids

Choeur des enfants, a Montreal-based children's choir hopes to expand their program into local area elementary schools
Brome Fair is a historic family event

Brome Fair is a historic family event

Organizing solution for school lockers

Organizing solution for school lockers

There is a simple, nifty product that helps students keep all their "stuff" organized
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