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The following are events happening in Montreal.


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A raw, intimate, and timely exploration of queer male Blackness Black Boys on stage

Rosie Awori When three friends united by color and sexual orientation came together, they begun to conceptualize a production that would clearly articulate their narrative. That is how the Black Boys, was birthed. The three artists, Stephen Jackman- Torkoff , Tawiah Ben-Eben M’Carthy and Thomas Olajide created the play and used it as a conduit to tackle issues on, race, sexuality and gender. Through intimate monologues and poetry they weave a passionate exploration of Blackness and masculinity from their eyes. The play is an extremely bold and poignant piece tackling their queer identities and their perspective of race. They each …

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In the land of carnival comes The Soca Kingdom

Excitement in the T&T Road March race As we get closer to February 12 and 13 the dates of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Monday and Tuesday this year, Soca lovers are expecting real time information about the festivities  every time they open the Contact. So let’s first start with the Chutney Soca Monarch as it’s one of the first major competitions during the Carnival season. 10 Chutney Soca artistes have joined the defending champions to compete for the 2018 Play Whe Chutney Soca Monarch title on Saturday, January 27, at Skinner Park in San Fernando. The Semi Final round held …

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Chateauguay Horizon Celebrates one of its Founders

Mr. Clinton Ritchie had a passion for community, music and education Egbert Gaye This year, the 23rd Anniversary celebration of the Chateauguay Horizon Community Association was a special one with the spotlight shining directly on the work done by Mr. Clinton Ritchie, one of its founders and past president. As usual, his wife, Patricia Ritchie, and daughter Michelle and the grandchildren were present as beacons of inspiration for the evening. In keeping with Mr. Ritchie’s lifelong commitment to youth and education, the Association used the event, held on Saturday, December 2 at Club Le Rendezvous in Chateauguay, to showcase former …

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Antiguans Celebrate

Contact Staff On Saturday, November 18, a wide cross-section of the community was on hand at Buffett Il Gabiano in LaSalle as the Antigua & Barbuda Association of Montreal celebrated its annual Independence Banquet and Dance. This year the theme of the celebration was ‘UNITE TO REBUILD’, and Mrs. Janice Layne, Antigua and Barbuda’s consul general to Canada, was on hand to update the diaspora on developments in the home country, especially following the complete devastation of Barbuda by Hurricane Irma this past summer. Mrs. Layne highlighted the rebuilding process currently in place and the many expressions of solidarity, as …

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Celebrating with the CBAC

Council of Black Aging committed to leadership and advocacy on behalf of Black elders Contact Staff On Thursday, December 7, members and friends of the Council of Black Aging of Montreal gathered at the Legion Hall in LaSalle for the organization’s annual Christmas party. It turned out to be a fun-filled afternoon, replete with good food, nice drinks and punctuated by some entertainment and an uplifting special address. It w    as also an opportunity for the 100 or so guests to catch up with friends. The meal, prepared by Gloria Tabby Henry and some of the members, was scrumptious, with …

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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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