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Every performer a winner at Monnaie-Money

Kathleen Charles, The Fitz-Patrick Sisters, Loyal-T, Equilibrium Juniors and Rhythm stood tall… Contact Staff On Saturday, February 23, audiences at the annual Monnaie-Money show were treated to a spectacular event at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Concordia University Loyola Campus, celebrating its 9th anniversary. The annual showcase of youth talent in Montreal kicked off   Black History Month 2019 in fine style with a line-up of stirring performances from young dancers, singers, rappers, spoken-word artists and musicians. They all shone brightly, but a few distinguished themselves enough to end up in the winners row. Standing tall among them all was spoken …

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Glitz, Glamour and Talent on show at Vision 2019

Contact Staff As they have done for the past 32 years, the Black Theatre Workshop kicked off Black History Month in fine style with the 33rd annual Vision Celebration Gala on Saturday, February 2. The celebration, which has become a signature event on the social calendar of many Montrealers, also provided an opportunity for the organization and the community to recognize this year’s crop of luminaries who have blessed the city with their achievements and contributions. This year, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award was presented to Fabienne Colas, founder of the Montreal International Black Film Festival. The …

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A Nice New Year’s Fete

Mardi Gras at the Hampton Contact Staff It was well after 3 AM on the morning of January 1, when the music subsided at the New Year’s Eve Ball at the Hampton Inn and Suites in the West Island. And as revelers slowly made their out of the hall amidst the seasonal salutations, there was consensus that it was a spectacular evening for the hundreds of Montrealers who came to usher out the old year and welcome 2019. So many highlights, not the least of which was the warmth and revellery that enveloped the place on a night when the …

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Holiday Time with Lodge Brother

  Montreal Lodge Brothers hosted its third annual Children’s Christmas Party and New Year’s Eve Dance. The Christmas Party was held at the Walkley Centre in NDG on Saturday, December 15 and the New Year’s Eve Dance at the St. Jean Brebreuf Church in LaSalle. On behalf of the members we would like to express our thanks to all who braved the weather and traffic detours to come celebrate with us in the good spirit of the holiday season. We would also like to offer a special thank you to the sponsor of the Children event for their continued support. …

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Central Boys and community building

Contact Staff On Saturday November 3, the turn out to the Dinner and Dance at the Roosevelt Hall in Town Of Mont Royal was not as expected for the Central Boys International Association but for those who attended the vibes overflowed. The evening featured performances by West Can Folk Performing Company, steelpan player Upong Etang, and singer Cultural Farmer. The highlight of the evening was a rousing speech delivered by association president Rick John, who called for unity among young and old in the building of our community. He remembered the days when culture was a unifying force in the …

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When Mtl’s Hilltoppers and T.O. Braves get together

Contact Staff Ever so often, the guys from Toronto and Montreal, Braves Sports and Cultural Club and Hilltoppers Sports and Cultural Club, get together for a weekend of fun when they play a fete match, which include a little soccer or football in their language, and indulge in a little eating, drinking, and plenty “old talk.” On the weekend of August 18-19, it was The Braves turn to visit and as usual it was the camaraderie between the guys and of the wives who were part of the event that stood out. It has been so for well over two …

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Moving tribute to Reno Byer

It was a sad/sweet get together for those in the calypso fraternity and community members who gathered at Caribbean Paradise Lounge in tribute to popular musician Reno Byer, who is battling cancer. The evening was flavored by non-stop music featuring performances by calypsonians Loveman Kent, Lady B, Pete and Love Express, pannist Martin Albino, gospel performers Ray Johnston, Dexter Johnston and R&B man CC Walker. Truth is Reno, was front and centre in providing entertainment by singing and dancing for the audience. The evening was sponsored by Babita and her Danraj of Caribbean Paradise. In a tear-jerking speech, she  thanked …

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West Can stages spectacular event to honor Exponians

Contact Staff The jammed-pack hall at the Greenspon Auditorium, on Cavendish Boulevard in Cote St. Luc was treated to what must be one of the best shows of the summer when West Can Folk Performing Company staged Oui Expo on Saturday July 14. Fourteen members of the contingent of performers that represented Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada at Expo 67 were honored in an action-packed evening that included testimonies from the honorees and performances by the visiting Belmont Freetown Performers out of Trinidad and Tobago and Mical Teja, as well as locals including pannists Fatima Wilson and James Andrews, Bollywood …

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Jamaica Day sizzled

Contact Staff As the sweltering sun of July 7 began setting, a massive crowd converged on Parc Drapeau to enjoy the action at Jamaica Day celebrating its 35th anniversary. The music was non-stop and the over-flow crowd grooved to the sounds of Toronto-based Blessed as well as Montrealers Dan Fyah Beats,  Kayla Allen, Tuggras, Ijah Iba,  The Fitz-Patrick Sisters and others. King Shadrock  hosted the event and deejays TLC and G-Flex kept the music pumping.

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Montrealers Awarded by Community Cares

On Saturday, May 26, Montreal Community Cares presented awards to 14 individuals and organizations who are helping to make their communities better every day. The event was held at St. Jax on Ste.Catherine Street & Bishop. The 2018 MCC Awards was hosted by TVA Sports commentator Derek Aucoin and CJAD Newstalk radio host Natasha Hall. The event’s Honorary Co-Chairpersons were Brian Bronfman, president of the Brian Bronfman Family Foundation  and Peace Network for Social Harmony, and James Officer, former Head of St. Georges School and Director of Explorations Camp. Slim Williams and Atomic Glam (Meredith Marshall), Faye Cummings and Nyhelia …

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