JAMAICA AND TRINIDAD DAYS IN THE PARC JEAN DRAPEAU

For all intents and purposes it’s summer in Montreal, and when it’s summer in this city, then it’s festival season and “Days in the Park.”
Most notable among them are the annual Jamaica Day and Trini Days, and they’re coming soon.
On Saturday, July 4th make your way out to Parc Jean Drapeau for Jamaica Day 2015. While you’re there embrace the best in Jamaican food, beverages, music and entertainment courtesy of Montreal’s top restaurants. Then dance to the music of some of some of Montreal’s top DJs. Also featuring performances by Lady G & Indie Roots Band, Jah Cutta & Determination Band, Mikey Dangerous & Higher Heights Band. Also Aureisa, Kaisha Lee, Robin & Uprising Band, Mello G, Skillman, Ms. Diva, Roen “Blu Riva” Higgins, Kym Dominique Ferguson, Mark Henry and others. For info (514) 737-8229. www.montrealjamaicaassociation.com.

The following week, Saturday July 11, midday till 11 p.m. Trini Day at Jean Drapeau will takeover. Hot T&T artist Lesha will top the musical lineup of Soca, Calypso, Steelpan, Folklore, Percussion, Soca Chutney and other surprises… Don’t forget your rag. Come out and enjoy the day, Trini & Tobago Day at Parc Jean Drapeau. Yes, there will be drinks and food on sale. Bottles prohibited. For info (514) 967-9235.

Vincy Family Day Picnic  

On  Saturday July 18, all roads lead to Browns Bay, 1000 Island for the annual  Family Day  Picnic  organized by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Montreal Inc.
Buses leave from Plamondon Metro at 7:30 AM for a day of family fun that will include picnics, music, games and more.
It will be an opportunity to spend  the day with families, friends from New York, Toronto and Ottawa. Info: 514 364 3299 or 514 626-1355

Barbados House Events

Live and Learn Session –Cancelled
The Live and Learn Session with Jae-Anthony and Barbados House scheduled June 13 has been cancelled due to low attendance.
General Meeting
The next general meeting will take place on Sunday, June 14th, 5pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church – 3970 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine.
Bus Trip
On the weekend of June 27-28, join them for their bus trip to North Conway with shopping in North Conway, Concord and Lebanon. Bus departs Maxi Fairview 6:30am, Van Horne Shopping Centre 7am and Newman Shopping Centre (LaSalle) 7:30am.
. Picnic – July 11
Barbados House invites you to its Summer Throwback Picnic at Angrignon Park, Saturday July 11 from 10am until sunset.  Why not bring your picnic basket and spend a day with good food, family, friends?  There will be games for all ages and plenty of fun!
For more info Lynette (514) 634-4359, Susanne (514) 513-2778, Sean (514) 969-5371 or email barbadoshousemtl@gmail.com

 Pioneer Women to the Rockies
Join the Caribbean Pioneer Women of Canada on their trip to Western Canada to explores the Rockies from August 12 to August 17. For more info (514) 744-5216

Guyana Assoc. Brunch
On Saturday June 13 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall (metro: Cote-St. Catherine, bus: 129) join the Guyana Cultural assoc. of Montreal for their family brunch from 10am to 3pm. Come and enjoy tasty Guyanese cuisine.  Info  (514) 365-1198, (514) 697-9823,
LEAP Concert
The ladies of Lifestyle Empowerment Advancement Program (LEAP) will be holding a free Gospel concert on June 19 at 6767 Cote Des Neiges at 7pm.  All are invited.

Grenada Ntls Summer Harvest
On Saturday June 20 from 2-10pm join Grenada Nationals Association of Montreal Inc. for their annual summer harvest at Le Manoir 5319 Notre-Dame-de-Grace. Table rentals are $45 each.Enjoy lots of food, drinks, entertainment and Grenadian delights. Music by DJ Fire Blaze. Info (514) 369-5788, (514) 807-7670, (514) 737-8313 or (514) 483-2178.

Nato Father’s Day Comedy Show
On Sunday June 21 at Caribbean Paradise 8080 Newman LaSalle from 6:30pm, Nato will be hosting a Father’s day Comedy Show. Come out and see performances by Nato, Lady Joyce, Joyce Mcrae, Carlos, Julian McIntosh, Jaalle, Ezra and Kemba.
Advance Tickets are $10 and at the door $15.
For more info (438) 937 1924, (514) 363 8080.

Let’s Help A Buddy
The Producers III proudly presents on June 24, 2015 at Rosebowl Lanes 6510 St. Jacques at 12pm (noon) it will be The Big Bowling Derby event to provide a brand new bicycle for an underprivileged youth.
It will be a contribution of $10 per person to be collected before June 18 for the purchase of the bike only. For more info (514) 363-7284 Ron or (514) 668-0205 Wayne.

St. Kitts & Nevis Breakfast
The St. Kitts & Nevis Cultural Association of Montreal will be holding a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday June 27 from 10am to 2pm at the Quebec Caribbean Cricketers Fraternity 7421 Harley. Enjoy  saltfish, bakes, homemade coconut rolls and more.
Info: (514) 773-6267 or (514) 366-8256.

Women on the Rise  AGM
Women On The Rise has the pleasure of inviting you to its 2015 annual general meeting and public information session on Tuesday June 30 from 6pm at 6870 rue Terrebonne.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please confirm your presence with Grace Campbell on or before June 22 e-mail womenontherise@bellnet.ca or (514) 485-7814.

Barbados House Events

Live and Learn Session –Cancelled
The Live and Learn Session with Jae-Anthony and Barbados House scheduled June 13 has been cancelled due to low attendance.
General Meeting
The next general meeting will take place on Sunday, June 14th, 5pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church – 3970 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine.
Bus Trip
On the weekend of June 27-28, join them for their bus trip to North Conway with shopping in North Conway, Concord and Lebanon. Bus departs Maxi Fairview 6:30am, Van Horne Shopping Centre 7am and Newman Shopping Centre (LaSalle) 7:30am.
. Picnic – July 11
Barbados House invites you to its Summer Throwback Picnic at Angrignon Park, Saturday July 11 from 10am until sunset.  Why not bring your picnic basket and spend a day with good food, family, friends?  There will be games for all ages and plenty of fun!
For more info Lynette (514) 634-4359, Susanne (514) 513-2778, Sean (514) 969-5371 or email barbadoshousemtl@gmail.com

 Pioneer Women to the Rockies
Join the Caribbean Pioneer Women of Canada on their trip to Western Canada to explores the Rockies from August 12 to August 17. For more info (514) 744-5216

Guyana Assoc. Brunch
On Saturday June 13 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall (metro: Cote-St. Catherine, bus: 129) join the Guyana Cultural assoc. of Montreal for their family brunch from 10am to 3pm. Come and enjoy tasty Guyanese cuisine.  Info  (514) 365-1198, (514) 697-9823,

LEAP Concert
The ladies of Lifestyle Empowerment Advancement Program (LEAP) will be holding a free Gospel concert on June 19 at 6767 Cote Des Neiges at 7pm.  All are invited.

Grenada Ntls Summer Harvest
On Saturday June 20 from 2-10pm join Grenada Nationals Association of Montreal Inc. for their annual summer harvest at Le Manoir 5319 Notre-Dame-de-Grace. Table rentals are $45 each.Enjoy lots of food, drinks, entertainment and Grenadian delights. Music by DJ Fire Blaze. Info (514) 369-5788, (514) 807-7670, (514) 737-8313 or (514) 483-2178.

Nato Father’s Day Comedy Show
On Sunday June 21 at Caribbean Paradise 8080 Newman LaSalle from 6:30pm, Nato will be hosting a Father’s day Comedy Show. Come out and see performances by Nato, Lady Joyce, Joyce Mcrae, Carlos, Julian McIntosh, Jaalle, Ezra and Kemba.
Advance Tickets are $10 and at the door $15.
For more info (438) 937 1924, (514) 363 8080.

Let’s Help A Buddy
The Producers III proudly presents on June 24, 2015 at Rosebowl Lanes 6510 St. Jacques at 12pm (noon) it will be The Big Bowling Derby event to provide a brand new bicycle for an underprivileged youth.
It will be a contribution of $10 per person to be collected before June 18 for the purchase of the bike only. For more info (514) 363-7284 Ron or (514) 668-0205 Wayne.

St. Kitts & Nevis Breakfast
The St. Kitts & Nevis Cultural Association of Montreal will be holding a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday June 27 from 10am to 2pm at the Quebec Caribbean Cricketers Fraternity 7421 Harley. Enjoy  saltfish, bakes, homemade coconut rolls and more.
Info: (514) 773-6267 or (514) 366-8256.

Women on the Rise  AGM
Women On The Rise has the pleasure of inviting you to its 2015 annual general meeting and public information session on Tuesday June 30 from 6pm at 6870 rue Terrebonne.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please confirm your presence with Grace Campbell on or before June 22 e-mail womenontherise@bellnet.ca or (514) 485-7814.

Jerk Fest on de la Savanne
Proudly presenting St. Jean-Baptiste Day on Wednesday June 24, it will be an outdoor event at 5215 de la Savane for Montreal’s first ever Jerk Festival from 10am to 10pm.
Music from a line up of Montreal top deejays including Firesquad, Spice Connection, Nemesis Sound, Rhyno Music, Earth Quake, Crystal Sound Int. and friends featuring Selecta Diamond, Stone Love. Hosted by Natalie B, Ricky Notnice, Big Will, Rico and SpinHead.   Open mic from 5 to 6pm; bring your talent and your instruments.
Refreshments and food will be on sale all day. Face painting and more activities for kids.
Kids under 12 free, 12 and over $5 and adults $10. Info (514) 515-9370 or (514) 560-7017
Mtl Reggae Fest: The Manhattans on the bill

The Montreal International Reggae Fest would be holding their annual event at the Old Port of Montreal this August 14 to 16 with Reggae classics and dancehall phenomenon. Headling this year’s festival will be  Shabba Ranks, Beres Hammond, Cocoa Tea, Lady Saw. Also on the stage will be the super soulful group whose music resonates  from the 1970s to today, The Manhattan,
For tickets www.ticketpro.ca. More info www.montrealreggaefest.com.