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The following are events happening in Montreal.


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Food, honor and revival…

House of Prayer for all Nations  host spectacular evening Tynisha Mullings On November 11, House of Prayer for All Nations did it again, with their 14th annual fundraiser Banquet at the Schofield Hall in TMR. The night was filled with special guests, three honourees, a king and the power of King of Kings. For the second year the church chose to recognize those who have made significant and meaningful contributions to the Montreal community. And three exceptional individuals were honoured. The Family and Community Achievement Award was presented to Mr. Barlette Scrubb for his influence and initiative towards the advancement …

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Garvey’s message: continue to strive, educate and elevate

Dr. Julius Garvey brought a powerful message to Jamaica Association Heroes Banquet Contact Staff Montrealers were ecstatic by the presence of the laudable Dr. Julius Garvey, MD, son of the Right Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, here on Saturday, October 21, to help celebrate our National Heroes. He spoke eloquently of his father’s accomplishments, his ideals and the constant need to continue to strive, as a people, to educate and elevate ourselves so that people of color could determine their destiny. The more than 100 persons in attendance were also pleased to be in the same space as Dr. Garvey in …

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Oil Down success

By: Gemma Raeburn-Baynes Organizers are say that the first Oil Down Festival and Competition was a phenomenal success to ushser in  The Spice Island Cultural Day Association of Quebec. Over 400 guests were in attendance at Le Manoir on October 21 for the event. The Grenada Ensemble opened  up the festivities with their patriotic song and dance number, followed by the authentic Grenadian Shortknee children and adults’ dancers to take you back to the Spice Island. A beach scene and beautifully decorated Oil Down Stalls with that lovely smell of Grenada Oil Down made everyone feel that they were back …

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An Affair For Labor Day Weekend

Partygoers in Montreal for the September 1-3 weekend are gathering at Caribbean Paradise Lounge in LaSalle for a mega Labor Day Affair. The event, a production of Negus Promotions will feature four top deejays from Montreal and Toronto treating partyers with the best in Soca, reggae and hip hop, soul and funk. It features VybsMaster, Babo, Selectah Miguel and T.O’s DJ Bones and it’s an open invitation to everyone in searching for a fun evening. Info 514 804 0548

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Another Sizzling Reggae Fest

On the weekend of August 18-20 , music lovers from  this city  and across North America converged  on the Old Port of Montreal  for the 14th edition of the Montreal International Reggae Festival. As it  has been for the in the past the MIRF provided three days of wall to wall reggae with a sprinkling of soca and featured a line up of big name artistes  out of Jamaica  together with some local acts. Fans are looking forwards to bigger and better as the fest prepares for its 15th anniversary.

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A Celebration of Love: Kele and Namosha

On Friday, July 14, Kelechukwu Onyejekwe and Namosha Boykin’s love and commitment to each other elevated them above all else. And it found expression in a heart-warming marriage ceremony at Union United Church in front of a wide cross-section of relatives and friends, many of who travelled from afar to share the moment. Namosha is a Montrealer and Kele is Nigerian; but both are U.S-educated and trained lawyers practicing in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. They chose to celebrate the wondrous occasion in Montreal at Union, the same institution where Namosha’s mother Eleitha and her grandmother Doris were married. Reverend Emanuel …

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Sunshine and music for Jamaica Day 2017

Contact Staff On Saturday, July 8, thousands of Montrealers turned out to celebrate the 36th Annual Jamaica Day Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Ile St. Helene. According to organizers, the early afternoon rain showers “provided a blessing of the venue because it was followed by clearing skies and sunshine. Music, food and drinks were complimented by an exciting line-up of local performers who shared their love of music with everyone in attendance.” Festivalgoers were treated to non-stop music and entertainment from an exciting line-up of performers, including Edward and Quincy Jones whose youthful enthusiasm was contagious and had spectators on …

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Festival was a treat for pan lovers

Salah Steelpan Academy showcases its presentation for Toronto’s Pan Alive competition Contact Staff The annual steelpan festival is not as grand as it once was, but pan lovers still relished the opportunity to take in some of its sweet sounds on Sunday, June 9, at Kent Park in Cote des Neiges. Several bands from schools across the city were gathered there, along with a group from Forest Creek, Ontario, and Montreal powerhouse steel orchestra, Salah Steelband Academy. They offered spectators a taste of this year’s calypsoes on pan. Highlight of the evening was a sampling of the Academy’s musical presentation …

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Thousands packed the Jerk Food festival

It turned out to be one of the biggest outdoor events for the summer in our community, as food lovers converged in droves on the Soccerplex in Lachine to the city’s first Jerk Food Festival on Saturday, June 24, St. Jean Baptiste Day. The line-ups were long as people waited for extended periods to sample the many jerk delights that were on hand, but the complaints were few because the atmosphere overflowed with love and excitement as music flowed from a host of performers and deejays. And as they do whenever they’re in Montreal, Jamaica’s top ranking Stone Love Sound …

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Freddy James had them dancing at the West Island Blues Fest

Contact Staff Freddy James has made a habit of turning the Dollard des Ormeaux Park, in DDO, into a field of dance. At this year’s West Island Blues Fest, which took place on Saturday, June 17, he once again rocked the crowd like only he could. For the third year running, this firebrand performer and his band, the Freddy James Project had thousands of Montrealers moving and grooving to his extended repertoire of hits from the 80s, 90s and onwards. The festival, which has been growing in popularity since it first launched 14 years ago, has become a signature event …

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