Shave to Raise 2017

A community is defined by the commitment of the individuals that exist within it, and how they choose to make a difference. The town of Montreal West is a small community, but a passionate one. On July 20, 2017 the Montreal West Pool and Day Camp will pair up to throw their 11th annual Shave to Raise event.

For the past 11 years residents of Montreal West have come together, both young and old, at the Pool to do what they can to help others. The success of this event has stretched beyond the wildest dreams of its organizers.The organizers have decided to follow their hearts again this
summer, and dedicate the money raised at this event to the Music Therapy Department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

The new Montreal Children’s Hospital, located at the Glen Site is home to a Music Therapy Program, whose aim it is to aid in the development of and foster the wellbeing of children, who are often hospitalized for long times. Long hospital stays can prove to be grueling for both parents and children alike, and can affect everyone involved, both physically and psychologically. Music therapy uses elements of music such as rhythm, melody and harmony to
promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Rita Pierson once said “Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”. While we cannot all be physically present to be a champion to a child, it is initiatives like these that allow children the opportunity to thrive.

We hope to see you out on July 20, 2017 as of 6:00pm at the Montreal West Pool for an evening with music, lots of head shaving, great raffle prizes, and a BBQ.


Kristina Raimondo, $25 – August 4, 2017

Josh Morantz, $100 – August 1, 2017

«Jake sutherland»

Angelina Raimondo, $100 – July 23, 2017

Nuagesight inc., $250 – July 20, 2017

«Happy to see that beard go baby-face! Great job!»

Robin Gilbert – July 20, 2017

«To Bruce, for looking so good!»

Vera Wagner, $40 – July 20, 2017

Anonymous, $1,000 – July 20, 2017

«Your hair is worth shaving»

Emilee Newin, $20 – July 20, 2017

«I'm sure there are so amny memories and enotions attached to that beard!
Hope the last half of camp and summer treats you well! »

Dawn Assaly, $50 – July 20, 2017

«Great job Jake! Love Mom & Dad»

Michael Khoury, $150 – July 19, 2017

Robert Johnstone, $50 – July 19, 2017

«To the great beard of Jake Sutherland. An envy of many men. »

André Lavoie, $100 – July 18, 2017

«Great work to organize the event Sandrine! »

ken filgiano, $25 – July 18, 2017

«Great work Jake!»

charles/kate Marien, $50 – July 17, 2017

«for the soon to be less hairy Jake Sutherland»

David Meldrum, $50 – July 17, 2017

«Good work Jake Sutherland»

Reginald Meldrum, $25 – July 17, 2017

mauro degano, $20 – July 13, 2017

«Thank you Sandrine !»

Diana Hindess, $50 – July 11, 2017

«Jake...well done, always !»

Robert Roy-Laliberte, $100 – July 11, 2017

«Thank you for reaching out! Shave away! Rob, Summer and Reagan.»