Melissa Lena Ross speaks to seniors

On Tuesday, January 26, Melissa Lena Ross, owner  and pharmacist of  Pharmaprix, Montreal West will speak to seniors at the BCRC in a workshop titled  ‘Ask the Pharmacist’ at 3pm, at 6767 Cote des Neiges room 697. All are invited to have their questions answered on issues of health and medication.
Then on Thursday, January 28 at 11am, Sean Seales  FINANCIAL PLANNER of Othello Wealth Partners will speak on  ‘Why Have a FINANCIAL PLAN in Room 694. Both events are presented by the BCRC Seniors program. For more information call 514-342-2247

Celebrate Grenada at a gala event

On February 6, Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique will be celebrated at a gala event to mark the nation’s 42nd Anniversary of Independence on Saturday, February 6 at Le Manoir, 5319 Notre Dame De Grace Ave., Montreal.
The evening, which will also include an award ceremony, cultural show and dance will be highlighted by a keynote address to be given by the Honourable Delma Thomas, Grenada’s minister for Social Development, Housing and Community Development.
The show will be headlined by Grenada’s veteran entertainer Christopher “Squeezie” Antoine who will be sharing the stage with calypsonians Praying Mantis, Doggies and Sugarman. The Grenada Ensemble will also be on hand to thrill the audience.
The event is hosted by the Grenada Nationals Association of Montreal, Inc. under the auspices of Grenada’s Honorary Consul in Montreal, Mr. Leonard Wharwood Jr.
Information 514 483 2178 514 561 8546 514 239 3434

Red Hat Affair at le Manoir

It promises to be an evening of music, poetry and comedy as Montreal’s  stylish set show off their special red hats.
At the end of the evening,  the most fabulous one will walk away with a special prize including a trophy and cash.
The Red Hat Affair is set to go  on January 30 at Le Manoir, 5319 rue Notre-Dame-de-Grace and the watchword will be fun and excitement. The event is a production of 2Olivebranchproduction, Sable Christian Network and BMA Christian Ministries. Admission is $20 but children under 15 pay only $10.

MCSO Fundraising Brunch

MCSO invites all to its fundraising brunch on Sunday, January 25, 1 PM, at MCSO Hall, 7401, 35-B, Newman Boul., LaSalle. Enjoy Music, Caribbean dishes, live entertainment and more… Tickets $15. Info. 514-364-5113.

Successful Women Workshop

Leadership Strategist Jacqueline Morrison will be holding a women’s workshop at the Atwater Library. The aim is to empower, inspire and equip women to realize their purpose and maximize their potential. The workshop will touch on topics such as creating your own vision board for advancement; overcoming setbacks and improving your personal and professional life. Cost is $20, and includes the workshop package and light meals. At Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Montreal. Saturday, January 30th. More info. at 514-660-3709, or email kairosleadership@rogers.com. Or visit the website www.growthbydesignleadership.com.
MCSO Domino Tournament

MCSO monthly domino tournament for the President’s Cup, along with other valuable prizes, gets underway soon—every 3rd Saturday of the Month, 3 p.m. sharp. Starting Saturday, January 16. Partner and 3-man games (including women participants). Come and join the fun. Give some Love (6). Caribbean meals and more will be served. Registration and info. 514-364-5113.

Barbados House AGM Rescheduled to Jan. 30

Please note that the Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled from Sunday January 10, to Sunday, January 31 at 4 p.m. at St. Pauls’ Anglican Church, 3970 Cote-Ste-Catherine St. We apologize for any inconvenience.
See Guyana’s 1889-Cent Bread Riot

As part of Guyana’s 50th Anniversary Independence celebrations and Black History Month, the Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal will be showing the 1889 Cent Bread Riot at St. Paul Church   3970, Cote-Ste. Catherine Road. Sunday February 28, at 4. 30 p. m
The history of Guyana has been shaped by the participation of many national and ethnic groups, as well as the colonial policies of the Spanish, French, Dutch and British. Come and learn about the people and events that characterized and shaped the country’s struggle to free itself from colonial rule, and the lingering effects of colonialism.

Rockheads Memorial Pool Tournament

All pool-sharks and fun loving Montrealers are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Ken Rockheads Memorial Pool Tournament on Sunday January 31, 2016, Le Skratch, 7803 Newman Boul. which will benefit the ALS Society 12:00p.m.
The event, which is being presented by the Producers 111, will showcase the skills and talents of some of the best players in Montreal for prizes and bragging rights. It’s  $25 donations and everyone is welcome. Info 514 884 7881. www.sla-quebec.ca.

val Events

Mystic Music and Love at C’bean Paradise

Come bask in the wonders of Valentine’s Day with “Mystic Music & Love”: An evening of music featuring The Walkers – Cleopatra & Ce Ce.
This hunband and wife duo will welcome as musical guests a line up of some of the city’s best crooners including  Alan Prater,  Leanna White and Treh LaMonte.
Also on hand will be a live band featuring Allister Philip, Ben Comeau, Ronny Ddrums, and Daniel Joseph.  And Dorothy Ann Clarke will serve as host for the evening at Caribbean Paradise,  8080 Newman Blvd, in LaSalle, Montreal. Doors open at 5:00pm. Show time is  6:30pm. Info.: at Caribbean Paradise at (514) 363 8080 or (514) 766 4277, (514) 452 9149.
Glen Washington  in Montreal for  Fantasy

The dynamic Glen Washington is coming to Montreal. The internationally acclaimed Jamican music star will be here to help Montrealers celebrate a Valintie’s filled with love and music.
He will be here on Saturday February 13, at the Eveagreen Reception Hall, 5011 Rue Buchan, for the much anticipated Fantasy Part 2 – A Valentine’s Affair.
The event will also feature performances by  local soca star Ghost and singer Alicia.
More music will be provided by Calm, 610, DJ Toney, Professor, and Lil Thunder, with guest appearances by Mr. Hits and MC Howard Stretch.
The event will also be a celebration of Johno birthday.
There be door prizes in abundance including a  return trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Nice Timez Promotions production: Infoline: (514) 562 3075 (Calm).

DJs run amok for  Valentine’s

Come join the MTL Caribbean Lime Entertainment for Valentine Dj Clash Off on Saturday February 13, 2016 at Caribbean Paradise,  8080 Newman Blvd, LaSalle. Free roses for the first 35 ladies, so show up and support your favorite crews, with entertainment by Dj Jerry, Dj Royal Soundz, Dj Crystal Sounds,
Mr Vik, Dj Sam, Dj Trini Shotta, and Dj Apna. Advance tickets: $10 | At the door: $12. Contact: Jai: (514) 609 6311/ Radesh: (514) 952 1752/ Jerry: (514) 668 2392/ Rishi: (514) 299 7509 for more information 24/7. Doors open @ 8:00pm