Cloud 9  and Flirtation  at Catalonia Lounge
Soca Mafia invites all to attend Cloud 9  at Catalonia Lounge, 775 1st Avenue Lachine on Saturdays bringing party goers the best reggae  and soca music with  Djs RJ Biggz  and DJ Maddy.
And on Saturday June 27 join other party goers for Flirtations, the  All-Female Dj lineup   at the same venue with the best in reggae soca hip hop Tasha Rosez from Toronto Dj Cream from Montreal Miz Trini from New York.

Truth or Dare J’Ouvert
On Carnival Friday, July 3,  “Truth or Dare” where J’Ouvert and Carnival Become One will be unleashed at Club V-Lounge 662, 90th ave. LaSalle. The event will feature a line up of  deejays from Montreal and Toronto  headlined by Black Jack and Boom Champions.

#OHGosh on De la Savane
Then On Carifiesta night, Ledon Anthony and friends are calling party goers to a DJ fete at the Rave Lounge  #OHGOSH  the big International Flag Night Party at Rave Lounge 5215 rue de la Savane.  Music by Boom Champions, NYC’s #1 Vincy Sound Crew, Energy Squad and more.  Info (514) 833-2593 or 1 (647) 821-4522.
Anthony G (647) 821-4522, carnivalfreaksmas@gmail.com (Montreal) or Corey Howard (647) 980-7715, infoblacksage@gmail.com (Toronto.)

Big People Carifiesta Party  
On Carifiesta night party goers will gather at Caribbean Paradise, 8080 Newman in LaSalle  for the “Big People Party” show and dance. Everything gets underway  from 9pm. There will a live performances by  Loveman Kent, Doggies, Lady B, Sheryl, Spivey, Candy, Sugarman, DJ Six Ten, DJ Jerry and DJ Sunshine Int. from Ottawa will keep people on the dance floor all night.  Info Caribbean Paradise (514) 363-8080.

Destra for Soca Inferno
Trinidad’s  acclaimed Queen of Bacchanal, soca superstar, Olatunji will be in  Montreal carnival night at Paradox Theater 5959 Monk, Ville Emard at Soca Inferno. Music will be supplied by  DJ Fire Jones, Nemesis Sounds, DJ Kush, Spice Connection and Massive Vibes out of Ottawa. Performance by West Can dancers. Hosted by Howard ‘Stretch’ Carr and Mawga K.

Barbados House Events
The week of June 27-28, join Barbados House members for a bus trip to North Conway, N.H. for a day of shopping in North Conway, Concord and Lebanon. Bus departs Maxi Fairview 6:30 a.m., Van Horne Shopping Centre 7 a.m., and Newman Shopping Centre (LaSalle) 7:30 a.m. For info. call Lynette (514) 634-4359, Susanne (514) 513-2778, Sean (514) 969-5371 or email barbadoshousemtl@gmail.com.

Barbados House also invites everyone to its summer throwback picnic at Angrignon Park, Saturday July 11, 10 a.m. till sunset. Bring your picnic basket and spend a day of enjoyment with family and friends and good food. There will be games for all ages and plenty of fun.

Montreal International Jazz Festival 2015
This year the Montreal International Jazz Festival is featuring a spectacular lineup of performers, but two artistes will surely entice and captivate the audience: Erykah Badu on Monday, June 29 and Joss Stone on Sunday, July 5. The world’s biggest Jazz festival goes down in Montreal, beginning this weekend.

Montserrat Association of Montreal
Montserrat Assoc. of Montreal invites the public to their annual brunch, Sunday, June 28 beginning at 2 p.m. at Le Manoir, 5319 Notre Dame de Grace. The event will honour Joseph Edwards and Lucille Galloway. Donation, Adults $20, Children (6-12) $10.
For tickets and other info (514) 744-1058, (514) 368-1006 or (438) 876-2386.

Bus Trip to Watertown, N.Y.
On Saturday, July 11 join us for a bus trip to Watertown, N.Y., for a small fee of $45. Departure from Van Horne Shopping Centre, 7 a.m. sharp. Upon return, drop-offs at Lionel-Groulx Metro station and Fairview Shopping Centre. For info. call Madge (514) 341-3803.

Lodge Brothers Summer Events
Join Lodge Brothers for a picnic on Saturday, July 11, at Angrignon Park LaSalle.
This is a free event.
Also, on Saturday, August 15, join us for our BBQ, also at Angrignon Park. $10 per person. This will be a day of fun for the entire family. For info call Fitz (514) 487-7698, O.J (514) 488-8554, Kenny (514) 419-0786 or Jubal 514 488-0499.

Koala Readings
Maguy Métellus and H. Nigel Thomas will co-host the monthly Kola Readings/Lectures Kola on Monday July 13, 7 to 9 p.m. at 2741 Notre-Dame West. Invited guests will be Hugh Hazelton, Sabine “Manmzèl Yémaya” Monpierre, Fabrice Koffy, N Oji Mzilikazi and Nigel Thomas. Open mic session also.
For info (450) 465-5209 or thomasnigelh@gmail.com

Central Boyz
Central Boyz is organizing a family picnic on July 25 at Le Parc National Yamaska (Roxton Pound) in the Eastern Townships. Transportation will be provided by school bus for $25. The bus leaves Victoria and Van Horne Mall in CDN at 9 a.m. and Dollard and Newman in LaSalle at 9:30 a.m. Return at 6 p.m. For info, call Grant (514) 364-3812, Urich (438) 937-4896 or Norma (514) 363-1023.

MCSO Event
Montreal Caribbean Social Organization (MCSO) presents its 4th annual on Saturday and Sunday July 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 7401 Newman Blvd. Live to air from 1:30 p.m. CKVL 100.1FM. Food, music, door prizes, bar, BBQ tents, Caribbean dishes, kiddies corner & more… free hot dogs for kids 6 & under from 12-1 p.m. Live entertainment on the main stage provided by Martin Albino, Pete Douglas, Perfection, Julian McIntosh, Mello G, Jah Cutta, JoJoe, Spivey and others. MCs Howard Stretch Carr and DJ Foot. There will be an after-party at MCSO on both nights (Saturday and Sunday) starting at 11 p.m. Admission tickets for Cultural Day only $5. Tickets and info. MCSO (514) 364-5113.

Golf Tournament
Join Dr. Oliver Jones for his golf tournament at Atlantide Golf Course, 2201 Blvd. Don Quichotte, Notre-Dame-L’Ile-Perrot on Friday, August 14. There will be different contests. Registration at 10 a.m. Tee-off time 12:30 p.m. This is a fundraising event for the Union United Church building project. For registration and other info. www.unionunitedchurchmtl.ca, (514) 932-8731, or www.golfatlantide.com