Ijah’s Forever Blaze on Nov. 7

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Ijah Iba has been on the local dancehall circuit for a couple years now and has been steadily making inroads with his infectious style.
Ijah
He stands out from others by his meticulous mix of what he describes as” light dancehall, conscious roots reggae, hip hop fusion as well as  combining  soulful vocals with DJing skills.”
And the man has a passion for his music.
On November 7, dancehall lovers in Montreal have an opportunity to check him out as he launches his mix-tape Forever Blaze in what is expected to be a massive party blowout at the Blue Print Lounge 1438 Bluery.
He will be joined on stage by a line up of other Montreal top performer s including Kes and will two top DJs to help with the launch, James Bond and Dru. The evening will be hosted by Ms. Rebelle.
Ijah remains a part of the DPC Movements Records crew.

B’dos House Banquet on Nov. 14

The Barbados House Montreal Inc. in conjunction with the office of the High Commissioner of Barbados presents Banquet and Ball 2015.
And they are inviting Montrealers to celebrate with them on November 14 at Le Living Room 5687 Pare, Mont-Royal.
In addition to scrumptious dinning the evening will include non-stop entertainment.
Gold Tickets (Both Banquet & Ball) are $80 while Silver Tickets (Ball only) are $30). SNS Catering will provide Hors d’oeuvres & dinner and one special entrant will win the door prize of a trip for two to Barbados. For more information contact Annie (450. 699. 0432), Louise (514.345.8456), Nigel (514.894.3856) or Lynette (514.634.43590.

Pre-Christmas and Gospel Concert

The St. Kitts & Nevis Cultural Association Of Montreal will be hosting their Pre-Christmas Gospel Concert on Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 5-8pm at the Caribbean Paradise Restaurant. The location for the event is 8080 Newman Blvd., La Salle. Live artist and bands will be performing. Proceeds go towards the association’s children Christmas program and its scholarship program. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information/tickets contact Constantine (514.773.6267), Egbert (514.366.8256) or Caribbean Paradise (514.363.8080).

MCSO Dinner and Dance

The Montreal Caribbean Social Organization INC. Presents their 38th Annual Dinner & Dance on Saturday November 14th, 2015. Cocktails begin at 7pm, Dinner starts at 8pm and the dance is until 3am. There will be live entertainment, door prizes and dress code is semi-formal. The event location is 7401 Newman Blvd, Suite 35 B Super C Mall, Ville La Salle. Tickets are $60. For tickets and information contact MCSO at 514.364.5113.

On The Burgundy the Big Screen on Nov. 11

The BCRC & Standing
On Their Shoulders present “Little Burgundy On The Burgundy the Big Screen.” The Cinematic Soiree will features three films: Ame Noire-Black Souls by Martine Chartrand, Music The Key Of Oscar by W.M. Cunningham and Sylvia Sweeney and Sitting In Limbo by John N. Smith. The event will be held on November 11th 2015 at Le Salon 1861, 540 Richmond St., Montreal from 4pm-9pm.
Organizers are asking for a donation of $5.00. Food and drinks will be served.

Dominica Stand Tall on Nov. 7

The Dominica Island Cultural Association invites Montrealers to  to celebrate their 37th Anniversary of Independence with a Humanitarian Fundraiser in support of victims of tropical Storm Erika. The theme of the event is “Dominica Stand Tall, Montreal’s Got your Back.” The event will be held on November 7th,  Le Manior (Upper Level), 5319 Notre Dame De Grace Road at 7:30pm. Dress code is semi-formal.
The organizers are asking for donations of $25 (Finger foods will be). There will be special traditional creole dance and music will be by DJ 610 and DJ Berkley. Info.  Phillip (514.969.7964), Ketlyn (514.833.9759), Thora(514.731.8415), Anne (438.937.6183) and Erich (514.400.2310).

Koala Readings

There will be a double book launch at paragraphe bookstore November 12 from 6 pm with H. Nigel Thomas and Naim Kattan. Join them at librairie paragraphe bookstore for the launch of “No Safeguards” by H. Nigel Thomas and “Farida” by Naim Kattan (translated by Norman Cornett and Antonio D’Alfonso).
The address is 2220 McGill college ave. (metro McGill)
Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Antigua & Barbuda Independence

The Antigua & Barbuda Association of Montreal Inc. invites the general public to their 34th Independence Anniversary Banquet IL Gabbiano at 1550 rue Lapierre on Saturday November 14 at 6pm. Tickets are $75. The Keynote Speaker will be: Author, Mr. Franklin Jones.
Church Service
Antigua & Barbuda Association of Montreal would be holding their 34th Independence Service at St Phillip’s Anglican Church,  on  Connaught, Avenue in NDG  on Sunday, November 1 from 4pm. (Bus 105) Info (514) 233-3589 or (450) 670-3286.

Hilltoppers Banquet

Join Hilltoppers for their 41st anniversary banquet on Saturday November 14 at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton 1900 Trans-Canada Highway. Music will be provided by DJ Cupid Love and there will also be live entertainment and door prizes. The cocktail runs from 6-7pm and dinner begins right after at 7pm. Advance tickets are $65.
Info (514) 421-7865, (514) 364-1258, (514) 944-0618, (450) 638-5057 or (450) 678-0866.

CBAC Bus Trip

On Friday November 20, join The Council for Black Aging Community for a bus trip to Watertown NY. Bus leaves Place Newman (Maxi) at 8:30am sharp and returns at 5pm. Bring your own lunch. Return fare is $45.
Info (514) 935-4951.
“What one dance can do?
Marlene, Shirley and Tripleaaaent.com presents “What One Dance Can Do”. Entertainment will be provided by The Merciless Little Thunder, New Concept Crew and special guest will be DJ Mark Passion. The event will be on Saturday November 7th 2015 at the Catalonga Lounge (Soccerplex) 775 1st Ave. in Lachine. Tickets are only $15 and $20. For more information & tickets: 514.736.5720 and 514.344.5353
WIBCA Veteran’s Luncheon

On Saturday, November 7th The West Island Black Community Association invites Montrealers to  their Veterans’ Day Luncheon to honour those who have served to protect our beautiful country. The event will be held, 2015 from noon until 3 pm and 48c 4th Avenue South, Roxboro, Quebec. Admission is $15. For tickets contact 514.683.3925 or 514.624.5037.

Central Boyz Tea

Central Boyz International invites everyone to their 6th Annual Tea Party to be held on October 31. The event will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall at 3970 Cote Ste-Catherine Rd from 3pm. There will be free food, live entertainment and prizes. Music will be provided by DJ Abasy. Tickets cost $20.
For tickets or further information call Grant (514) 364-3812, Norma (514) 363-1023 or Harold (514) 733-0982.

Evening of Blessings on Dec. 19
On Saturday December 19, Atlantic Driving School would be hosting an evening of blessings, a community dinner and entertainment at St. Ignatias Loyola Church 4455 West Broadway from 6:30pm to 11pm. 25 Christmas hampers will be given to ticket holders. Proceeds go to less fortunate families in the community. 50 holiday baskets will go to families, there will be buffet style dining and entertainment with live performances.
Info (514) 482-3636.

3-Tier Cake Stands For Rent

Interested in renting some 3-Tier Cake Stands, and Round and Square Tablecloths?
Contact (514) 224-7755

JCCLM Banquet on Nov. 21

On Saturday November 21, 2015 the Jamaican Canadian Community Women’s of Montreal Inc. will be celebrating their 15th Anniversary Banquet (Dinner & Dance).  This prestigious event will take place at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 6600 Côte-de-Liesse.
This event allows the organization to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year with the community.
The JCCWLM under the leadership of the Founder and President, Miss Ivyline Fleming has presented programming and projects which have focused on Civic Participation, Financial Literacy, Computer Skills, Senior Issues and Youth Topics just to name a few.  The organization has also given out in the past numerous scholarships and bursaries to nursing students.
The JCCWLM would like the whole community to come out and celebrate with them on what plans to be a very special night.
Cocktails are 6:00pm & Dinner will be served at 7:30pm Music for the evening provided by DJ TLC Dress Code is Formal & Elegant
For information and Tickets please call 514 486-5704