Past Centennial events

Waiting for the June 4th Party of the Century―
L to R: Kristina Timms, Judith Clark (June 4 event Prime), Rana Hammal

Photo: Nicole K.

Ushers – Silent Films
Photo: Productions Sonne

Bateaukracboom – Stiltwalkers
Photo: Bateau Kracboom

Beaconsfield Garden Club tour
Photo: Nicole K.

100 Years of Toys
Photo: Nicole K.

Event: Roberta Angell Prize: Search for the Past

In conjunction with the centennial celebrations, the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society invited schools and students in Beaconsfield to participate in the Roberta Angell Prize history contest concerning an event or person that has influenced life in Beaconsfield over the past 100 years.

Event: Art Expo ― Beaconsfield Artists Association

Date: Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2, 2010

Time: Vernissage: Friday, April 30 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Exhibition: Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd.

Description: The Beaconsfield Artists Association presents the works of over 40 local artists including the prize- winning works of the Centennial Youth Contest entitled “Beaconsfield My City, My Home!”

Cost: Free

Event: Search for the Past History Contest

Deadline: April 30, 2010

Description:The Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society invites Beaconsfield schools and students to participate in the “Search for the Past” history contest. The subject concerns an event or person that has influenced life in Beaconsfield over the past 100 years. Prizes given are in honour of Roberta Angell, one of the last descendants of the first English farming families to establish itself in Beaurepaire. See Roberta Angell Prize for contest details or pick up an information package at the Beaconsfield Library. Contest closes April 30, 2010.

Cost: Free

Event: Concert: 1910 a Celebration in Music!

Date: Sunday, April 25

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Beaconsfield High School Auditorium, 250 Beaurepaire, Beaconsfield

Description: The West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra (WIYSO) will perform music composed from around the time Beaconsfield was incorporated. The WIYSO is a talented group of young musicians based in the West Island of Montreal, and dedicated to the highest standards of classical orchestral music.


  • Dukas: Fanfare du ballet La Péri (1912)
  • Butterworth: A Shropshire Ladd (1912
  • Scott Joplin: The Maple Leaf Rag
  • Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye (1908-1911)
  • Stravinski: Suite de l'Oiseau de feu (1910/1919)

Cost: Free

Event: Beaconsfield Library 60th Anniversary Party

Date: Saturday, April 24

Time: 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Location: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.

Description: A traditional birthday party to celebrate the Library’s 60th anniversary and to salute Beaconsfield’s Centennial. Entertainment, cake and all the works! A family party not to be missed!

Program details:
1:30 p.m. Magician Ted Outerbridge
2:15 p.m. Speeches
2:30 p.m. Cake, coffee and juice
2:30 p.m. Face painting (until 4:00 p.m.)

Cost: Free

Event: Eco Walk & Roll - Centennial Edition

Date: Sunday, April 18

Time: Registration: noon until 1:00 p.m., Departure 1:00 p.m.

Location: Departs from Centennial Park, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd.

Description: Organized by the Beaconsfield Environmental Advisory Committee (BEAC), this event aims to promote alternative means of transport. It also aims to educate the public regarding the environmental consequences of our choices while exploring the ecological and cultural heritage of Beaconsfield. Each participant will receive a passport describing all the routes. Two new routes have been added this year: a "Centennial Route" in honour of Beaconsfield’s Centennial and a “Run for Your Health” route with pledges to raise money for Prevent Cancer Now . This is an event for the whole family. Choose a route to walk, run or bike. Entertainment, snacks and information kiosks available at Centennial Park.

Cost: Free

Event: "The Emigrant" ― Putting down new roots in the land of promise

Date: Thursday, April 15

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd.

Description: Guest speaker Elizabeth Abbott will lecture on the story of Reverend Joseph Abbott, author of “The Emigrant”, published in 1842. Ms. Abbott has previously lectured on renowned Canadians Maude Abbott, specialist in congenital heart disease, and John Abbott, Prime Minister of Canada. The Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society extends a warm welcome to members and non-members.

Cost: Free

Event: Centennial Youth Art Contest

In commemoration of our City's Centennial, the Beaconsfield Artists' Association in collaboration with the City of Beaconsfield hosted its first contest for young artists, the Centennial Youth Art Contest.