Artists mingle at the ELAN Schmoozer and QDF Calendar Launch

Thursday November 3rd, 7-9pm
Shäika Café
 (5526 Sherbrooke St. W)
FREE! and open to all

Join ELAN and Notre-Dame-des-Arts for an evening at Shäika Café where artists and arts lovers of all disciplines and backgrounds will have the opportunity to converse and connect with NDG’s vibrant creative community. The evening will feature a presentation and discussion with NDG based artist Paul Shore.

The Minute Market is a great opportunity for artists and organizations to promote their current projects – and for the audience to win books, tickets, music, and other prizes. The first ten ELAN or Notre-Dame-des-Arts members to contact with an explanation of the project and a related door prize receive one minute in the spotlight!

Notre-Dame-des-Arts (NDA) is a new charitable organization dedicated to supporting arts and culture in the Montreal neighbourhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grace (NDG).  Founded by local volunteers, NDA’s goal is to help our community thrive through the arts by strengthening connections between artists and art collectives within the neighbourhood, providing a platform to help promote and raise funds for local events and art projects, and offering training opportunities for artists to develop their skills.


460 Sainte-Catherine West
Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312

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ELAN is an official minority language organization within a country that recognizes two languages as official. ELAN is located in Tiohtiak:ke, the original name for Montreal in Kanien’kéha, the language of the Mohawk—also known as Mooniyang, which is the Anishinaabeg name given to the city by the Algonquin. While we are based in this city, our projects have also taken place in many regions across Quebec.

We acknowledge the colonial origin of English and French in Canada, and recognize that both languages benefit from official status throughout the land. The province that we know as Quebec is an amalgamation of the traditional territories of the Innu and Inuit nations, Algonquian nations, as well as the Mohawk nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Kanien’kéha and Anishinaabeg are but two of the original languages of this province; Atikamekw, Cree, Inuktitut, and Innu-aimun are also among the many Indigenous languages spoken across Quebec as majority languages, all well before French and English.

ELAN acknowledges the important work being done by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to revive the traditional languages of these territories, and their advocacy for the official status of Indigenous languages.