Fashion, Dinner and Dance on Jan.28

The runway at Le Manoir in NDG 5319 Notre Dame De Grace Ave. is expected to sparkle on Saturday, January 28th as a parade of Montreal’s most exciting model sashay in the style of some of the top fashion houses in the city.
Organizers of the of the pre-Valentines event are inviting Montrealers to be part of what is expected to be one of the more exciting events for 2017 as designers from OONU Fashions, MAD Fashions, Sparkle Boutique, Empire Neesh and Wire Bra Finery will be on hand to showcase their best for the evening.
The event is a presentation of Cornucopia Association of Canada and will be coordinated by Don McNichols and Brian Kotler. Nadine of Positive Vibes (CKUT 90.3 FM) will serve as MC. Ms. Diva will be on hand to drop some songs from her new CD and Little Thunder will keep the music flow all night. Tickets and Info call: 514-595-9143 or 514-400-2497. Cocktails at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. Donation: $50 & $35 for students.

“To each of us friendship has a different meaning. For all of us it is a gift.”
NIGHT OF ELEGANCE CELEBRATES FRIENDSHIP

That special bond that ties people together will be in focus on Saturday, February 4th when the  “Night of Elegance” celebrates love and friendship at the International Ballroom of the exquisite Plaza Volare – Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Organizers are going beyond expectations for this 7th anniversary celebration in an evening of fine dining and non-stop dancing bookmarked by a lavish cocktail hour with a specialty wine station and an exotic Canadian/Caribbean sweet table.
And as usual, the evening of glamor and entertainment under the expert coordination of Judy La Motte, of Judy’s many surprises and the handing out of door prizes will punctuate Ushering and Coordination Services and her team.
The always-entertaining Jab-Jab Orchestra will keep guests on the dance floor.
Tickets and info.: (514) 249-6432; (514) 915-3664; or (514) 991-1440.

A TASTE OF TEA AND “ALL THAT JAZZ”

Coming on March 5, 2017 at Le Centre 6767 Cote des Neiges, from 2 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Playmas Montreal Cultural Association is inviting everyone to the 8th annual “A Taste of Tea”.  This event to celebrate International Women’s Day will honor important “women of song” who serve as great inspirational role models to our communities.
Come meet the wonderful women of Jazz, Gospel, Soul and R&B who uplift our community for years, as we present them with the “Woman of Merit” Award: Kim Richardson, Renée Lee, Vivienne Deane, Michelle Sweeney, Zina Edwards and Geraldine Hunt.  A glorious afternoon of music, entertainment and Caribbean indulgencies.
Tickets are $30 (all inclusive).  Info 620-6612.  Reserve now. Limited seats.  www.playmasmontreal.com

Montreal Caribbean Fashion Week THIS SPRING

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Playmas Montreal  announces the return  of “Montreal Caribbean Fashion Week”, a dazzling fashion extravaganza featuring a parade of  professional models from Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica w along with the Montreal Ebony Models showing off the styles of   designers from the Caribbean, Montreal, Toronto and the United States.
The show will be staged under the expert guidance of Trinidad and Tobago’s fashionista and impresario, Richard Young, serving as artistic director and choreographed by Montreal’s fashion icon, Dale King.
It takes place from Wednesday, April 19 to Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Museum Grévin, Montreal’s most entertaining Wax Museum located on the 5th Floor of the Eaton Centre.
Montreal Caribbean Fashion Week will provide fashion lovers an opportunity to meet and network with today’s cutting-edge fashion designers, local and international fashion models, make-up artists, hair stylists and industry business experts while enjoying and celebrating the sass and sizzle of Caribbean-inspired fashion and culture.
If you are interested in being a model, Casting Call will be held on Sunday, January 15 and Sunday January 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 6767 Cote des Neiges, Room 694. Info:  www.playmasmontreal.com

Calling children on the South Shore to drum and Dance

South Shore Black Community Association in collaboration with West Can Dancers & Drummers are offering  sessions in Afro Caribbean Dance, drums, folklore for children between the ages of 6-13 years.
on February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th at St. Joseph Anglican Church, 725 Provencher, Brossard.  Call 450  465 1506

Montreal Dub Session Dance Hall Nights

Montreal Dub Session will keep reggae music  in free-flow over the next two weekends with special shows. On January 14 at Marche A Cote, 5043 St. St Denis, Selecta Bunny and DJ Horg will be featured. Then on January 21, Ms. Diva will star at the Crobar for the Sweet Jamaica Dance Hall Nights  in a Seven  Shades of Love Showcase. It runs from  10 PM to 3 AM
Your Vision, Your Future

On Saturday, January 28, life-coach Jacqueline Morrison is inviting Montrealers to move to a new level of living successfully as she launches another series of life-enhancing seminars for 2017.
The Your Vision, Your Future workshop will take place at Jamaica Association of Montreal, 4065 Jean Talon W., 2nd floor From 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Held. Tickets are $35. For info contact: 514-660-3709 or visit www.growthbydesignleadership.com

Unemployed? Call ERS

ERS Training and Development Corporation are offering a 22-week employment preparation program that will run from January 16 to June 16. Participants will benefit from job search skills/interview skills/CV’s, personal development workshops, exploring career opportunities and many more.
They will also learn the basics of Microsoft Office Suite and French conversation, all under the expert guidance of an experienced and supportive staff. Training is followed by a three-week internship.
The program is open to those who are unemployed and having difficulties obtaining employment and able to demonstrate that they’re need of acquiring skills,
Participants may receive an employment assistance allowance and or child- care cost.
The program is but space is limited. Call 514-731-3419 to schedule an interview.