Opening Doors… Words and Music in Westmount Park

Opening Doors -Words and Music in Westmount Park

Westmount’s long running summer poetry fest in Westmount Park  will take place under the big maple tree by the lagoon on Sunday, August 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.. This year the event will feature Canadian Indigenous music,songs and stories. as well as spoken word from Canadians of settler origin.
As always Westmount resident Wanda Potrykus will emcee. This year the event features Canadian Indigenous music, songs and stories, as well as spoken word from Canadians of settler origin. Performers are from the BearHeart Medicine Drum; the Mohawk Ceremonial Ritualist Ka’nahsohon Kevin Deer; Nina Segalowtiz, Inuit Throat Singer; Elma Moses, Cree Storyteller as well as young Westmount poet and budding playwright – Leah Annia Plante-Wiener along with spoken word artists Deanna Smith and Jason “Blackbird” Selman  from the Kalmunity Vibe Collective,  Canadians of Bajan heritage.
. Since this event includes poetry and stories, as well as music, organizers suggest to better hear the presentations it would be best to sit closer to the stage rather than across the lagoon.
“Bring a picnic, your lawn chair or a blanket and open the door and experience a different view of Canada in the words”, says Wanda.

Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for admission. In the event of rain the event will take place in the Mouton Noir cafe on the green roof of the Westmount Recreation Centre, 4675 St. Catherine Street West, located n the south-west quadrant of the park. Enter from Lansdowne Avenue and de Maisonneuve, opposite Westmount United Church. For more information 514.989.5226 or


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