NDG Centre collecting School Supplies For Needy Kids

Within the next two weeks children will be returning to school to continue another leg of their long academic journey.
But not every child will be prepared (fully supplied) with the necessary tools for the classroom. With increasing costs for school supplies being downloaded on parents, some children will come up short, unable to provide all the necessary materiel for the classroom.
And with parents being bombarded with ‘back to school supplies’ advertisements on television and in flyers, not all parents will be able to afford the complete ‘list’ of requisite classroom materiel.
Which is why ICNA Food Bank and Resource Center is stepping up to help out parents who are having difficulty completing the shopping list of their children’s school supplies.
Its campaign is ongoing, so they’re encouraging all who can to lend a hand to make ‘the back-to-school’ woes as stress-free as possible for parents who may be financially stretched, especially at this time of the year.
If you have school-aged children, you already know the list of essential supplies: school bag, lunch bag, reusable water bottle, pens or pencils, erasers, rulers, sharpeners, glue sticks, pocket folders, binders, geometry set, ruled sheets, pencil case, highlighters, red/blue/black pens, exercise books, subject dividers, coloring pencils, crayons, markers…
In-kind donations can be dropped off at the Center, 
5876 Upper Lachine Road. If you’re unable to drop off items, contact 514-482-7070, or by 
e-mail montrealfb@icnareliefcanada.ca.
The school supplies drive will continue until the end of August.

Oliver Jones Golf Tournament Postponed

Organizers of the annual Dr. Oliver Jones Golf Tournament recently announced the cancellation of this year’s event, but invite participants to continue to prepare for 2019.
In a release signed by Dr. Jones and coordinator June Keene, the iconic Jazz pianist
remind participants and supporters of the tournament of the many benefits of the day-long event.
“As an avid golfer, I look forward to the annual event, which not only gave me the opportunity to spend time with friends like you, but also raise much-needed funds for the community.”
Organizers added that they are already busy planning for the 2019 tournament that will be held in September, and invite Montrealers to join them “for a day of golf and camaraderie.”
According to Dr. Jones, support of the tournament helps him to continue his “life’s mission of giving back to the Montreal community.”
Every year, each participant receives a new compact disc containing some of the best work of the renowned musician.
Information on the tournament is available at j.keene@hotmail.com.


The MSOPA will be celebrating 26 years and is extending an invite to  the public to their annual barbecue on Saturday August 18, at Centre Greene 1090 Green Ave, (Metro Atwater) from 3PM – 9PM. There will be karaoke, raffles, great food and guaranteed fun.  Guests can bring their own beer and wine. All the proceeds will go towards raising funds for theatre projects and MSOPA outreach programs.. Info: 514 483 5526 or info@msopa.com

W.I.B.C.A BBQ on August 25

West Island Black Community Association is inviting the community to its  fundraising BBQ on Saturday, August 25, at WIBCA Centre 48-C Avenue South, from 3pm-9pm. The evening will be filled with music and games and other forms of entertainment. For info (514) 683-3925 and (514) 624-5037.


C.Y. and Friends present the All White Affair party; Big People Ting Returns, on Saturday September 1. at M.C.SO 7401 Newman BLVD. LaSalle. Featuring classic melodies from the 70’s 80’s & 90’s music will be provided by DJ Smokey, 20/20 and James Bond.  Dress code: All white.


This one promises to be one of Montreal’s biggest dancehall event for the year as Starlimits present A Dancehall Overload on Friday, September 14, at V-Lounge,  662 90 E Ave LaSalle.
The evening will feature some some of the top sound systems on the circuit, today including Gweezy and King Noah from New York, TK360, Dagga Masta, Sexy Ebo, Serious Savage, Road Warrior,  Energy Squad Garry T, Lexticie, with performances by Taurus and Bada Dawn. The special guest for the night is multiple DHQ winner, Sassy Da Savage. Free drinks for everyone before 12 AM . For more info: 450-809-1879/ 514-612-7232


All roads lead to Watertown, in the USA on Saturday August 25.
The Loyal Mizpah Lodge #11 is carying a bus load of Montrealers to do some shopping at the popular outlets. Buses leave from Newman Mall, LaSalle at 7:00 AM, Van Horne Shopping Centre at 7:30 AM and West Island Mall at 8:00 AM. Seats are limited. Cost $45;  Info; 514-8275443, 514 5821443, 514 2967568, 514 636 4086.


Come and enjoy a special tea experience.
Join Total Life Changes at a Tea Party on Sunday September 16. With guest ppeaker: Shandrea Pitman from USA. $10 donation per person. Venue to be announced. For more info: 514-702-3286


The Savoy’s Affair is back on  Sunday  September 23 at Le Manoir in NDG starting at 5:30. This year the popular event will feature performances by Sagaboy, George Fenelle, Pufty, Rhema “The Hair Dresser” Mahala, Golden Stars, Ray Amsterdam and more. MC is Egbert Gaye. Info: 514-363-8080; 5144881560; 5142236296


This is a special invitation to the retirees of Douglas Hospital to be at  Caribbean Paradise Restaurant 8080 Newman Boulevard LaSalle for a Grand Reunion on Thursday  October 18 from 6 PM. Info: Martin- 514-595-7187 Les- 514-367-1180 Viola – 514-792-2832