Wednesday April 12

Dear QART Members and Friends,

 The deadline to give in your name to attend the QART Spring Fling luncheon is Friday, April 12th. If you intend to go and have not given in your name, please inform Annie Schaffhauser by then. You can call Annie at 438-342-8535 or you can reach her by e-mail at

 The QART Spring Fling luncheon will be held at Ottavio’s restaurant on Wednesday, April 17th, starting at 11:30 a.m.

 Ottavio’s is a very popular Italian restaurant. It is located on the north-west corner of Marcel-Laurin & Côte-Vertu. Its address is 1134 Blvd. Marcel-Laurin in Ville St.-Laurent, H4R 1J7. It is easily accessible and has a parking lot. Detailed driving directions follow at the end of this notice.

 Ottavio’s offers good food at a reasonable price. You can check out the lunch menu at There is also a gluten-free menu available as well. Ottavio’s is a BYOB restaurant that specializes in Italian food; including pizza, pasta & mussels. Tax and tip are extra. The restaurant’s telephone number is 514-335-7966.

QART will offer as door prizes two bottles of wine and two free meals. Each paid-up regular or honorary member attending has a chance to win one of these prizes. Guests are welcome.

 Also take note that plans are being made for a QART AGM luncheon on Wednesday, May 15th, to be held at the Casa Grecque in Montreal North.

 Hope to see you there,
All the best,




1.      If you live in the east end and intend to use the westbound Highway 40 (Métropolitain), here some things you should watch out for:

a.      You have to get off of the expressway and go on the service road (Côte-de-Liesse). Use Exit #70. Once in the exit, keep to the left. Follow the signs that say Marcel-Laurin.

b.      Stay on the service road. Once past the traffic lights at Ste.-Croix (Lucerne). Keep to the right and follow the signs that say Décarie. Very quickly, you will see a fork in the road, keep to your left. Follow the signs that say Marcel-Laurin.

c.      Go north on Marcel-Laurin. Just before Côte-Vertu turn right to go east on Edouard-Laurin, at the stop sign turn left to go north on rue Leduc, then left to go west on Côte-Vertu. After you cross Marcel-Laurin, turn right to go into the shopping centre parking lot.

2.      If you live in the West Island and intend to use the eastbound Highway 40 (Trans-Canada), here is a route that you can use:

a.      Use Exit #64 and go north on Cavendish Blvd. Turn to the right to go east on Thimens. Follow Thimens until Marcel-Laurin. Turn to the right to go south on Marcel-Laurin until just before Côte-Vertu where you turn right to go  into the shopping centre parking lot


In other news, we just had a very successful QART Commemorative Mass and Luncheon. Thanks to all the volunteers for making this mass and luncheon particularly memorable and meaningful. A special thank-you goes out to Father Joe Sullivan who once again celebrated the mass for us. A wrap-up of this event follows:

48 members and guests attended the mass; 47 members and guests attended the luncheon.

At the mass, $320 was collected for Our Lady of Fatima parish and its Christmas basket fund.
At the luncheon, Gail Ferraro, Maria Perluzzo, and Carlo Stepancic each won a free meal.
Claire Iasenza won a bottle of red wine, Anita Primeau, a bottle of white, and Cécile Doucet-Greene, a bottle of rosé.

We also gained a new member, Hilarie Cruickshank, a former teacher at St. Thomas High School in Pointe-Claire. Welcome aboard.

Attached, you will find a special QART bulletin with the names of all those who were commemorated at our QART mass.

 Once again,

Season’s Greetings, and hope to see you at our Christmas party,


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At this point in the normal QART calendar, there remains just one event, the AGM and accompanying luncheon. This is usually scheduled in May. No AGM could be held last year because of the pandemic. For the same reason, I do not foresee holding a physical AGM this year until the fall, at the earliest.

However, our financial year ends March 31st. Before we plan anything further, our treasurer, Steve Dursa, has to close the year and produce the annual financial statements. QART will send these to you in the next bulletin.

Once QART’s financial statements are published, we will be ready in May to start collecting next year’s membership fees. To do this, Steve Dursa will first send out invoices. A few days later, he will send you a statement of account. Please wait until you receive your statement of account before you pay. A large number of regular members have earned varying amounts of credits in compensation for the lack of physical events in 2020-2021. Waiting for your statement of account helps ensure that you pay the correct amount with your credits worked in.

This year, we will replace the May AGM luncheon with a stay-at-home event if it is financially possible. Before QART can return to normal group activities, we would need that a large percentage of the population be vaccinated, that social distancing be lifted, and that indoor locations, such as restaurants, be fully opened. I am not sure when all this will happen, but I believe that our memorial celebration in November and our Christmas gathering in December are definite possibilities.

Membership Dues

It's now that time when QART starts collecting the membership fees for the new year 2020-2021. Membership is the life blood of the association. We really depend on your support, generosity, and promptness. I thank you in advance in making this membership drive a success.

There has been no change in the fee amount. The regular membership is $30; an honorary member who has 25 years of membership attained before July 2013 pays $0; an honorary member who has 25 years of membership attained after July 2013 pays $12; a member at large who just wishes to receive the newsletter but not participate in any QART meeting or activity pays $12.

Membership forms are available in the latest QART newsletter or on this website (just click on this link). Please mail your payment (cheque only) to:

291 ave. du Parc
L'Ile-Perrot, QC
J7V 9Z
Attention: Steve Dursa


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