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Second Anniversary Fundraiser! THE BIG SLEEP (1946)

Tickets: $25.00

Celebrate The Westdale’s Second Anniversary!

Join us for our online fundraiser to celebrate two years of community magic.

We will screen the romantic film noir classic THE BIG SLEEP (1946) on Zoom with a Film Talk with Fred Fuchs.

We invite you to dress up, order food from a local Westdale restaurant, pour a cocktail, and celebrate with us from the comfort of home. It’s how we celebrate in 2021!  Please see the Westdale Restaurant guide, cocktail recipe, instructions for sharing your pictures online, and Zoom viewing tips below.

Register for THE 2nd ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER Feb 14 at 7:00 pm

7:00 pm: Welcome from Fred Fuchs
7:15 pm: Screening of THE BIG SLEEP (1946)
9:15 pm: Film Talk with Fred Fuchs

Please consider a further donation to The Westdale



L.A. private eye Phillip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case…and a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich, and more. Humphrey Bogart plays Raymond Chandlers’ legendary gumshoe and director Howard Hawkes serves up snappy character encounters (particularly involving Lauren Bacall), brisk pace, and atmosphere galore in the certified classic.


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We encourage you to order take-out or delivery from one of the many restaurants in Westdale Village.  Follow the link to each restaurant’s website or social media platform by clicking on the restaurant name, where you can find information about menus, hours, delivery, and take-out options.

Valentine’s Day Promotion from February 1 – 15.  Appetizer, Entree, & Dessert for $49.00

Free Home Delivery service for 1.5 L bags of soup on Friday, February 12

Ready to Eat or Cook at Home Valentine’s Day specials available on Valentino’s website.  Must order by February 11.  Pick up only.

Please inquire with each restaurant about their specials, hours of operation, and take-out and delivery options.  The Westdale is not affiliated specifically with any restaurant and is only providing information.   We attempted to gather information on all restaurants in Westdale Village and apologize for any unintended exclusions

This delicious cocktail was inspired by the hardboiled crime novel THE BIG SLEEP by Raymond Chandler that was adapted into the 1946 film.

In Chapter 2, as Philip Marlowe gets drawn into the affairs of the Sternwoods, the aged patriarch of that family tells the P.I., “I used to like my brandy with champagne. The champagne as cold as Valley Forge and about a third of a glass of brandy beneath it.”

The Big Sleep
1 1/2 oz. cognac
1 tsp sugar (superfine if possible)
1/2 oz. lemon juice
5 oz. sparkling wine (brut champagne or cava, preferably)

1. Pour the brandy, sugar, and lemon juice into a champagne flute and mix gently with a stirrer.
2. Top up with chilled sparkling wine and serve.

From the website Cookbook Archaeology

We invite you to dress up, order food from a Westdale restaurant, pour THE BIG SLEEP cocktail and settle in for the film.  Just make sure to take a picture to share on social media using the hashtag #WestdaleAnniversary

Upload your photo to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and add #WestdaleAnniversary to your post.

You can also email us a picture to info@thewestdale.ca 

There will be prizes for best dressed!

We want you to have the best viewing experience possible.  THE BIG SLEEP (1946) screening will be through the ZOOM online platform, and we cannot guarantee the quality transmitted to your home.

Connect your PC to your TV with a male-to-male HDMI cable.

Click on the links below to see the YouTube video that will show you how to connect your laptop to your television.


Connecting your iPhone or iPad to your television.


Connecting an Android Device to a T.V.