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T.O. Mass Choir Emanates Passion

In Montreal on June 1 with Audrey Dubois Harris for a signature moment in Gospel music for Montreal Egbert Gaye Karen Burke and her husband Oswald know a thing or two about the power of Gospel music. After all they have lived more than three decades engrossed in it at all levels: performing, creating, recording and teaching. Along the way they’ve managed to build a powerful musical ministry, through which they share the messages of faith, hope and compassion. Today, their creation, The Toronto Mass Choir, launched in 1988, stands as a testament of their creativity and their passion for …

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Celebrating CDN Daycare Centre on May 25

Mireille Philosca headlines an exciting line-up for Caribbean Night Extravaganza Contact Staff May is the month for the celebration of education and entertainment, especially for the management, staff and students at the Cote-des-Neiges Daycare Centre. This year marks the 46th anniversary of what started as a little educational project for Black and Caribbean people that has become a foundational institution in the city. Throughout its glorious history, the Centre has been under the guidance and management of Mr. Oswald Allen, who together with a staff of 15 educators and support workers, provide care and service to about 45 children between …

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Maria needs a two-parent home

A mixed-bank home (fostering with a view to adoption) is being sought for a three months old baby girl, who is warm and cuddly with a good disposition. Maria is in good health and developing age-appropriately; she recognizes the voice of her foster mother and tends to focus on her face in a loving manner, when she is feeding her. Maria has a good daily routine: she eats well and sleeps a lot, waking up at least twice during the night to be fed. Maria’s needs are those of a child of her age and is described as a baby …

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Multicultural Day at Coronation Elementary

Contact Staff With more than 20 nations represented among students and staff at Coronation Elementary School in Cote des Neiges, Multicultural Day is an event to behold. They gathered at the gym together parents and other relatives along with community members to celebrate on Wednesday, May 15 to show off the fashion, style, music and food that define their heritage. The event was organized by daycare educator Jacintha Duplan together with parents and community volunteers and featured performances by the school steelband under the direction of Fatima Wilson, as well singers, dancers and a fashion show.

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Freddy’s Back at West Island Blues Fest

At Dollard des Ormeaux Park on June 15 Contact Staff There will be dancing… lots of dancing, at the West Island Blues Festival for its 16th edition this year on June 15. Organizers are bringing back to the stage of Montreal’s fastest growing outdoor event, Freddy James and The Freddy James Project, in what they deem to be by popular request. For two years, 2016 and 2017, the extraordinarily popular James and his group brought a spectacular energy to the Festival that had audiences on their feet for much of the evening with an extended repertoire of soul and funk …

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Empress Minott and Yahbune on Stage at Le Belmont on May 25

Lovers of positive vibes and conscious music, will gather at Le Belmont on May 25 for one of the biggest shows of the season, with Jamaican musical star Empress Minott headlining. Empress Minott who has been making steady in-roads on the reggae scene since she launched her first North American single called Yes We Can has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Maxi Priest, Etana, Cocoa Tea, Morgan Heritage, Gyptian, Bush Man, and Capleton. Roy, Conrad Crystal, Sugar Minott, Trilla U, Singing Melody, Blessed and Tanya P. Also appearing on stage that night will be …

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Grenada festival at Vinet Park

Government of Grenada recognizes, endorses Spice Isle Cultural Day, July 13 in Little Burgundy Contact Staff It’s official. Montrealers will celebrate the cuisine and culture of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique on July 13 at Vinet Park in Little Burgundy, South west Montreal. Following last year’s overwhelming success when over 3,000 Grenadian-Canadians and their friends packed the park last summer for the inaugural event, organizers the Spice Island Cultural Day Association of Quebec, are putting the finishing touches on the event. “2018 was great for the first year, but 2019 promises to be even larger and greater,” said Spice Island …

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We struggle because…

History has taught us a lot about upheavals for change, and no battle during these ongoing struggles has been easy for those on the ground, seeking to alter certain conditions. A good example is how the civil rights movement has contributed to the disappearance of transcendental leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and countless others that we as a people seldom take a second of our lives to talk about. Self-sacrifice is no foolish act; it requires strength and the willingness to stand against injustice in society to say “enough is enough.” While many might ask: “Why …

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Mother’s Day at Vicky’s

Contact Staff Mothers and all Montrealers who are celebrating mothers should be making their way to Vicky’s Restaurant on Dollard Blvd in LaSalle to enjoy some of the best Caribbean food this side of the Atlantic. Since they opened theirs door a few years ago, the mother and daughter team of Victoria and Patricia has been winning accolades for their “sweet hands.” Those who have tried their ox-tail and chicken dishes cannot be surpassed in the city. And it’s well known that their variety of fish dishes are “boss.” On Sunday May 12, Mothers Day, take your mother, take a …

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