LAKESHORE Chess Club for ALL 

Location : Dorval , # 720 Bd Montreal-Toronto H9S 3K5

In Person

In compliance with the Government Guidelines valid VACCINATION PASSPORT

Holiday activities December 2021

Kids Chess practice – December 2; 9; 16 , from 6 pm

Club Seasonal Tournament – December 16, start at 7 pm 📝 Registration at 6 pm

Cost : Drop-in fee $ 10 or FREE for Members registered for Winter season 2022

Holiday Season The Gift of health 🎁 Gift cards

Winter Season 2022

Chess Club for ALL ♟ January 13 – March 31

Program for kids ♟ January 20 – March 24

LAKESHORE Chess Club for ALL 

Chess Club Schedule – Thursdays

6:00pm –   7:00pm     Kids class / Program “Chess for kids “
7:30pm –   8:30pm     Group Lessons for All
7:00pm – 10:00pm     Games for All
Join the Club

Lakeshore chess club is the first chess club in Montreal, Founded by WWII Air Force veterans in Dorval. The Club has been hosted at several different locations in the West Island over the years and now is hosted at Art Coffee Gallery in Dorval.  “Lakeshore chess club” and “Chess and Yoga for kids “merged and offered a community space where everybody, regardless of age or gender could come and play friendly game. Furthermore “Lakeshore chess club for All” become a place where anyone could come and learn how to play chess or improve their skills through group lessons. The club also organizes seasonal tournaments, blitz tournaments, and an annual Championship. Join us for a tournament, a game, a lesson, or as a spectator!

Adults who play chess or are learning to play could have extra motivation for social contact and the prevention of loneliness and isolation. Chess exercises the mind and memory, staving off dementia and other degenerative conditions. Kids and their parents from the Program “Chess&Yoga for kids” are excellent examples of mixing age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds to improve social and cognitive development.

Membership Fee

  • Seasonal membership  $ 90 / seasons: Fall ; Winter; Spring;
  • Monthly membership    $ 40
  • Drop in fee                    $ 10

Club Membership – 📝 Registration

Chess Lessons

  • Group lessons for ALL – offered in Fall, Winter and Spring seasons
  • Program Chess for Kids – offered in Fall , Winter and Spring seasons
    • 10 weeks fee $195
    • Available Late birds, monthly fee $ 90
  • 📝 Registration

Chess Lessons fee, includes Club membership

☕️ Complementary coffee during the Club open hours

PROGRAM Chess & Yoga for Kids

Winter season 2022 January 20 – March 24

Kids Program – 📝 Registration

After years of teaching practice, I have chosen this combination of mental and physical art because they are complementary and supportive to one another in a way that stimulates and encourages healthy and functional development. Children who do the Program well will benefit in terms of improved self-esteem, as well as having the chance to make friends who share their interest. Children also learn concentration, logical thought, planning, pattern recognition, self-discipline, taking responsibility for their own mistakes.

Chess lessons include: 3 levels

  • Learning the rules and the principles of chess game; Strategies and tactics
  • Chess Quizzes and tournaments; Practice during the chess lesson
  • Homework; Q cards; Presentation;
  • Evaluation in the end of the level

Schedule Kids Chess Program 

Winter season 2022 January 20 – March 24

  • When : every Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Age groups : from 5 years old to 12 years old
  • Cost : 10 weeks fee $195 tax included
  • Available Late birds, monthly fee $ 90 tax included

📝 Registration. Payment by 📧 e-transfer payment

All materials for chess lessons will be provided

Program’s fee, includes seasonal Club Membership

Yoga kids class

Kids ’s Yoga is fun! The children use their imagination and yoga postures to learn:

  • New vocabulary
  • Develop motor and movement skills
  • Understand balance
  • Relaxation through visualization and breath

This Program was successfully offered at the “Batshaw Youth Family Centers”, Dawson Alternative School for a period of 5 years and at Meadowbrook School in Lachine. It Won an award in 2005 from the Lester B Pierson School Board & was nominated for an award in 2005 from “Volunteer in Action” Quebec. Also, most recently was apply at OM West, Vanakays, Community centers and Art Coffee Gallery, Dorval .

Alternative  WEB Chess Club for All

There’s a lot more to chess than the Queen’s gambit

  • Radio ONE Daybreak : Two female Montreal chess champions on “The Queen gambit” /CBC listen
  • Radio Noon : The Queen’s Gambit has led to a spike in popularity. Shawn talks to two Chess masters, Penka Apostolova and Richard Bérubé, and to callers / CBC listen