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SUMMER IN THE CITY 2017

Jerk Food galore outside Catalogna Lounge This festival of jerk food on Saturday, June 24, St. Jean Baptiste Day, promises to be one of the biggest outdoor events for the year, as Montrealers are expected to come from far and wide to enjoy the succulent flavors of the Caribbean and wash it all down with a non-stop flow of music. The event takes place outdoors at the Soccerplex in Lachine, 775 1st Avenue. So as the smoke fills the air, the scent of the jerk flavors will nice-up all of the surrounding areas. And some of the biggest names in …

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A First Draft of History. Twenty-Five Years of CONTACT

Montreal Community CONTACT celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an 80-page publication covering the lives of the individuals, organizations and events that marked our place in Montreal, Quebec and Canada. Egbert Gaye Twenty five years ago this month, Montreal Community CONTACT announced itself to the city, province and country, pledging to be another voice for a group that has been finding it difficult to have it stories told. Back then, in staking out our place on the media landscape our aim was to provide good journalism to a community, and about a community that too often had been subjected to misrepresentations. …

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PhD in hand: She’s now Dr. Sabrina Jafralie Egbert Gaye That night, Saturday June 10, the hall was packed with relatives and friends, together with students, mentees and co-workers, all there to celebrate the achievements of a woman who chose education as a pathway to impact the lives of others and to build communities. It was a night of salutations to Dr. Sabrina Jafralie. And words of commendation were in free flow as one by one those who were touched by her contributions and impressed by her achievements and commitment acknowledged her. Included was a line-up of students who came …

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SUMMER IN THE CITY 2017

Jerk Food galore outside Catalogna Lounge This festival of jerk food on Saturday, June 24, St. Jean Baptiste Day, promises to be one of the biggest outdoor events for the year, as Montrealers are expected to come from far and wide to enjoy the succulent flavors of the Caribbean and wash it all down with a non-stop flow of music. The event takes place outdoors at the Soccerplex in Lachine, 775 1st Avenue. So as the smoke fills the air, the scent of the jerk flavors will nice-up all of the surrounding areas. And some of the biggest names in …

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A First Draft of History. Twenty-Five Years of CONTACT

Montreal Community CONTACT celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an 80-page publication covering the lives of the individuals, organizations and events that marked our place in Montreal, Quebec and Canada. Egbert Gaye Twenty five years ago this month, Montreal Community CONTACT announced itself to the city, province and country, pledging to be another voice for a group that has been finding it difficult to have it stories told. Back then, in staking out our place on the media landscape our aim was to provide good journalism to a community, and about a community that too often had been subjected to misrepresentations. …

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Contact Graduates

PhD in hand: She’s now Dr. Sabrina Jafralie Egbert Gaye That night, Saturday June 10, the hall was packed with relatives and friends, together with students, mentees and co-workers, all there to celebrate the achievements of a woman who chose education as a pathway to impact the lives of others and to build communities. It was a night of salutations to Dr. Sabrina Jafralie. And words of commendation were in free flow as one by one those who were touched by her contributions and impressed by her achievements and commitment acknowledged her. Included was a line-up of students who came …

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No Trini Day in The Park this Year

Work being carried out at venue on Parc Jean Drapeau For decades the annual Trini Day In The Park has been one of the biggest outdoor events in Montreal with tens of thousands coming to celebrate their heritage against a backdrop of soca, calypso, steelband, arts & crafts, and cuisine of T&T. This year, organizers say they are forced to cancel the popular event because of work being carried out on it usual venue at Parc Jean Drapeau. According to Cecil Alfred, head of the Federation of Organizations of Trinidad and Tobago (FOTTQ) authorities at Weekends Du Monde at Parc …

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Doing whatever one enjoys in life for a living invariably defines personal success and happiness

WORK, SATISFACTION AND SUCCESS Here’s something: “Success has become synonymous with financial wealth, influence and status. But can we define success in another way — one that welcomes a broader range of accomplishment? It may not be as obvious as you think.” So reads an online introduction to the subject of success, and how it is defined in different societies. Ted Radio Hour is an interesting one-hour program “about arts and life… ideas, inventions, new ways of thinking and creating… heard weekends (Saturdays at 12 noon, repeated on Sunday) on CJAD radio. The narrator’s name is Ted Raz, the subjects …

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Give thanks… Gratitude and Healing

Gratitude and pain, those two words don’t seem to go together, but I believe that gratitude is a key factor in the healing process. Gratitude assists in healing our wounds from our past and also assists us in moving towards a ‘hope-filled’ future. I love this quote that I heard a few years ago: “What you take for granted other people are praying for.” Doesn’t that make you think? I know; there are probably days when you don’t even want to get out of bed. I get it! And the last thing you may want to do is talk about …

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