COVID – 19

Practice Social  Distance CHESS  season at Art Coffee Gallery temporarily suspended  


CHESS Club  for All    online 


Web Chess Kids Fun   

during COVID – 19 Pandemic

online  Thursday 2:30 pm 

How to get invitation for  WEB Chess Kids Fun   During COVID – 19 Pandemic

    • Please register     :  e-transfer payment
    • You will  receive e mail  invitation  – 15 min before  class Join Zoom Meeting
    • Week pass  includes  all available WEB classes  Go to : Yoga
    • For each class you will receive NEW e mail  invitation 

Family activity at Home* Fun * Support* Keep Healthy

What Kids need

  • Laptop / I Pad  screen
  • Chess set
  • Pencil  / Paper

Suggestions for Parents

  • Please,  get  familiar with Zoom application
  • Have a cookies available after class 😊  our usual reward treat  😊

Cost$ 20  week pass includes  all WEB classes    Payment  by :  e-transfer payment 

Web Chess Kids Fun 

Family activity at Home* Fun * Support* Keep Healthy



CHESS Club for ALL 

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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!

  • REGISTER  NOW Registration form chess New
  • When : every Thursday at 7 pm
  • Where : Art Coffee Gallery  728-B boul Montreal-Toronto, Dorval QC H9S 1A1

Membership Fee

  • Seasonal membership   $90
  • Monthly membership     $35
  • Drop in fee                     $10

Beginner lessons                 $80   per month, includes monthly membership

Chess Club Schedule 

  • 6 –   7 pm     Kids class
  • 7 –   8 pm     Lessons for All
  • 7 – 10 pm       Games for All

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.



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.

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.

Chess lessons include:

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 Program 

  • When : every Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Age groups : from 5 years old to 12 years old
  • Seasonal membership: 10 weeks $195 tax included
  • All materials for chess lessons will be provided