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His plan to Build a Musical Movement on Worship and Praise

Once a Globetrotting musician, Joel Campbell now calls Montreal home Egbert Gaye For all of history, brilliant minds have been grappling with the complex connection between two words: fate and destiny. One relates to what will happen inevitably , the other we will do inevitably. In tracing the path that lead him to Montreal after many years of playing on some of the world’s biggest stages with some of music’s biggest names, the story of Joel Campbell, a young British-born musician, hinges on those two words. He says there’s no denying that is was inevitable that he came to Montreal. …

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Concert offers free flow of inspiration

19 years later, Union United Men’s Gospel Choir is Here By Faith Egbert Gaye The way Colin Forde sees it, the group is glued together by the love and camaraderie that exist among members, and that’s why 19 years after they were formed, The Men’s Gospel Choir is still a force for good in the church in the community. The guys, many of whom are in their golden years, also share an un-abiding passion for music, performing at Union at least once per month, as well as at other churches and at events across Montreal several times a year. And …

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Kenyan superstar Eliud Kipchoge Breaks World Record

Rosie Awori Kenyan superstar Eliud Kipchoge established his dominance by smashing the world record by a minute and 18 seconds at Berlin Marathon on Sunday, September 16.He finished the race with a time of 2hr 01 minutes 39 seconds obliterating the world record set by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014. “I lack words to describe this day,” Kipchoge said after becoming the first person to finish a marathon in less than 2 hours and 2 minutes. His only opponent during the 42.1 kilometer race was the clock and this time he beat it. Keino not only shattered the world …

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Concert offers free flow of inspiration

19 years later, Union United Men’s Gospel Choir is Here By Faith Egbert Gaye The way Colin Forde sees it, the group is glued together by the love and camaraderie that exist among members, and that’s why 19 years after they were formed, The Men’s Gospel Choir is still a force for good in the church in the community. The guys, many of whom are in their golden years, also share an un-abiding passion for music, performing at Union at least once per month, as well as at other churches and at events across Montreal several times a year. And …

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Kenyan superstar Eliud Kipchoge Breaks World Record

Rosie Awori Kenyan superstar Eliud Kipchoge established his dominance by smashing the world record by a minute and 18 seconds at Berlin Marathon on Sunday, September 16.He finished the race with a time of 2hr 01 minutes 39 seconds obliterating the world record set by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014. “I lack words to describe this day,” Kipchoge said after becoming the first person to finish a marathon in less than 2 hours and 2 minutes. His only opponent during the 42.1 kilometer race was the clock and this time he beat it. Keino not only shattered the world …

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Remembering Glenroy Valentine Rice

Egbert Gaye With the passing of Glenroy Valentine Rice on Monday, September 3, the community lost a vibrant voice and event organizer. He was 67. A licensed travel agent (specializing in Cruises), Valentine was the man behind Cruises that took dozens of Montrealers around the world and across the Caribbean. As one of the founders of Access Eastern Caribbean and a past member of Barbados House Inc., he was a key figure in the organizing of several of the early “Days In The Park” events in the community. He also spent several years as a healthcare worker at the Jewish …

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Sister Sherma Salandy passes

    Contact staff On the morning of Saturday, September 15, the community received news about the passing of a beloved spiritual leader, Sherma Salandy, who was in a coma at the Jewish General Hospital. Auntie Sherma as she was called by many, was rushed to the hospital after falling ill in the parking lot of St. Kevin’s Church following the Memorial and Tribute to Leonard Wharwood Jr. on September 1st.   A newly ordained minister, Ms. Salandy earned her reputation as a “Prayer Warrior,” and has been actively involved in ministering at events and churches across Montreal. She was …

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Whither the Black Vote

Yvonne sam It’s election time, with Quebec’s 42nd general election set for October 1, and Francois Legault’s Coalition Avenir Quebec poised to oust Premier Philippe Couillard and the Quebec Liberals. Along with the notification comes an earnest plea for everyone to vote, especially Blacks. Not voting can itself be a way of voting. The trumpery of the present Liberal party campaign has led some of us to decide that we want no part of it, and so will not vote. There are, of course, those who challenge the idea that everyone should vote. According to an oft heard argument, there’s …

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We’re Not A Monolith, Just Living Black…

IT’S TRUE An online article goes like this, “San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not stand during the national anthem during a pre-season game…” “After the game, Kaepernick stood firm in his decision to choose not to stand for the anthem saying, “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed.” Another person stated, “Kaepernick’s protest is just as American as the flag.” And a gold medal winner in a different sport opined that she “supports Kaepernick’s right to protest.” Former NBA player, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf supports Kaepernick, having made a similar statement …

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