What Does my Neighbour Do?

Cost: FREE (Must be Contactivity Member)

Come join us for our new series, What Does My Neighbour Do? Learn about local Westmounters and their interesting careers (current or former) who have made significant contributions to society. This spring we are fortunate to have two special guest speakers 

Wednesday, April 17


Guest Speaker: Linda Leith

About Linda: Born in Northern Ireland and based in Westmount, Leith is an author of 8 books, the most recent The Girl from Dream City: A Literary Life (URP, 2021) and The Nobel Prize in Love: A Meta Meta-Memoir of Starting Over. In 1997, she founded Blue Metropolis Foundation and was President & Artistic Director of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival until 2010. In 2011 she created the literary press Linda Leith Publishing. In February 2024, she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Wednesday May 1


Guest Speaker:  John Bailey

About John: John has been a resident of Westmount for 38 years. Originally from Toronto, John moved to Westmount to work at Kraft Foods in marketing in 1986. While pursuing his career he took drawing and painting courses at night. He has been painting watercolours for about 30 years. John has enjoyed recent notoriety with his local Westmount and Montreal scenes. His hobby has become a source of considerable joy in his retirement.