Caribbean Nation celebrates 50th Anniversary of Independence

Barbados House celebrates with Montrealers

Barbadians and friends of Barbados from across Montreal and beyond will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Independence of the beloved Caribbean nation on October 15 at the Schofield Hall, 90 Roosevelt Avenue, Town of Mount Royal.
The gala evening, which falls under the auspices and distinguished patronage of the High Commissioner of Barbados, Yvonne Walker, will be a meticulous mixture of fine dining, formal pageantry and music.
And in keeping with the guiding principles of the emerging nation the theme will be: Pride and Industry.
After the dining and formalities come the music and live entertainment by Julian McIntosh and Caribbean Thunderbolt along with D.J. Leslie.
Cocktails from 6pm to 6:30pm then dinner at 7:30pm. Gala Tickets $85 per person, Dance $40.
For tickets contact Albert 514-808-3521, Andy 514-367-0250, Jean 438-876-7507, Ken 514-331-0628, Louise 514-345-8456 and Nigel 514-894-3856.

A Sunday evening at Jamaica Association

On Sunday October 16 Jamaica Association  invites the public to a series of events. Starting at 1pm at 4065 Jean Talon W.  Participants can go for as many sessions as they choose to, from 1–2pm Yoga with Kassandra Kernisan, Founder of Alkemy Wellness and Yoga Studio (http://alkemywellness.ca/) RSVP for the Yoga session, as spaces are limited. Bring your yoga mats. Then from 2:30– 3pm a brief talk on health and an holistic approach to eating by Kassandra Kernisan, Founder of Alkemy Wellness and Yoga Studio.
3:30– 4:30 pm a panel discussion: “Water and Access in Jamaica” with Jamaicans Kimberly John, Ecologist, and Richard Atkinson, Civil Engineer.
5:30- 6:45 pm a movie screening along with a short discussion: “The Business of Slavery” (a BBC TWO production.)
At 7- 9pm a Jamaica Association Members meeting.
For info nelsonsharon86@gmail.com or 514 737 8229

Kola Readings

Maguy Métellus and H. Nigel Thomas will co-host the monthly Kola Readings/Lectures Kola on Monday October 17 at 2741 Notre-Dame West from 7-9 pm.  Invited readers include Claire Holman Rothman, Rawi Hage,  Bernadette Charles,  Yara El-Ghadban followed by an open mic. For info: jan08@videotron.ca; 450-465-5209.

Glen Washington and Aubrey Mann for Legends Ball

Two legends of Caribbean music, Glen Washington and Aubrey Mann will be in Montreal on  October 29.
They will be at the Eveagreen Reception Hall 5011 Rue Buchan.
It promises to be an evening of non-stop as the legends will be joined by Montreal’s own Flash Gordon and Ghost.
More music will be delivered by DJ Lil Thunder. MC is Howard Stretch Carr.
The event is a Nice Timez Production presentation in collaboration with  and Johno & Richard. It will also be a celebration of Juliet Bently’s birthday. Advanced tickets at  Mango Bay, Princessa, Marche West Island, Curry House, Ghost Salon or online at www.tripleaaaent.com;514 562 3075

Central Boyz Tea Party
The Central Boyz International invites Montrealers  to their 7th Annual Tea Party on October 29 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 3970 Cote Ste. Catherine Rd.  From 3pm to long after sunset with free food, live entertainment & prizes. Dance to the music of Clint & Rick. Donation $20. For tickets Grant at 514 364 3812 , Norma 514 363 1023 or Harold 514 733 0982

DJs Galore at Black and Orange
Some of Montreal’s top deejays will be the Black and Orange at MCSO on Saturday October 1 including  DJ Lenky, Selectah Miguel, Don Smooth and DJ 20/20.

One Drop at MCSO
Two big name deejays,  DJ Smokey and James Bond will be collaborating for the  October 8,  big people party Gimme Lickle One Drop at the MCSO at 7401 Newman Blvd. It’s a Karen CY and MCSO presentation. For info or tickets 514 364 5113

MCSO Breakfast
Montreal Caribbean Social Organization invites Montrealers to our Fall Caribbean Breakfast. Sunday October 16th at 10:30am sharp. Taking place at the MCSO located at 7401 Newman Blvd. in LaSalle. Come and enjoy a delicious meal with sweet and soothing music and lots of surprises. Donation $10, for info 514 364 5113.

MCSO Women’s Brunch
MCSO Women Federation will be holding A Fall Brunch from 1-4pm at MCSO 7401 Newman Blvd. The event takes place on Sunday October 29. Tickets are at $15 with lots of door and raffle prizes and entertainment.

Oldies Dance
The Club Social Antillais Inc is hosting another Oldies Dance 2016 at Le Manoir  5319 Avenue, Notre-Dame-De-Grace on November 5,  from 9pm-3am. Admission $15. One free drink for ladies before 11pm. Door prizes. Solid Bar and Fish Cakes. Music by DJ Austin.

The Legendary Poser
Authentic calypso comes to Montreal on Sunday, October 23 when the Trinidad and Tobago’s Mighty Poser comes to town. He will be at  Centre de Ressources Communautaire 6767 Cote-des-Neiges and will be joined by Montreal’s Sugarman. Music by DJ 610 and Abna. Doors open at 7pm. For info 438 937 1924 or blackmoses42@gmail.com.

SVGAM Banquet on Nov. 19
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Association of Montreal Inc. invites Montrealers to their 51st Banquet and Ball celebrating the 37th Anniversary of Independence on October  at Schofield Hall 90 Roosevelt Ave. TMR.
Live entertainment by Julian McIntosh and the Caribbean Thunderbolts and music by the New Concept Crew. Info 514 364 3299

Antigua & Barbuda Independence Banquet
The Antigua & Barbuda Association of Montreal invites  Montrealers to its 35th Independence Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, November 19 at Il Gabbiano 10  Rue Lapierre, LaSalle. Contact 514 233 3589 and 450 672 3286.