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CDN Daycare Celebration Delivered

  Contact staff At every interval during the evening, the overflow crowd that crammed into the Schofield Hall, in Town of Mount Royal for the annual Cote des Neiges Daycare Centre Banquet and Ball on Saturday, May 26, had something to cheer about. The event, which marked the Daycare’s 45th anniversary celebration, featured introductory remarks by three of its past students, Andrea Clarke, Robert John and Katrina Nurse, all of whom praised the institution for the formative impact it had on their lives and careers. The loudest cheer of the night was reserved for Mr. Osborne Allen, who founded the …

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Chastitie is Miss Montreal Carnival Queen 2018 Contact Staff On  June 2 a new Miss Montreal Carnival Queen  was crowned in front of a full house at Le Manior. Chastitie Greaves representing St. Vincent and the Grenadines walked away with the coveted crown and in the process  sweeping all the categories including  Miss Photogenic, Miss Social Media, Best Evening Walk and Best Swimwear. Kendra Corion Miss Grenada was  2n and earned the People’s Choice award while Venetta Solena Gordon, Miss Jamaica placed 3rd and won Best Talent segment. Organizers extend a big “thank you’  to their sponsors, Aldon INC, Indie …

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Community Events June 7, 2018

Blues in the West Island on June 16 Contact Staff For the past several years’ audiences have been flocking to the West Island Blues Fest to enjoy a full day of eating, drinking and partying late into the night. This year, the big outdoor party is on June 16 at Dollard-des-Ormeaux Park, DDO, and promises to be just as much fun. Headlining this year’s event is top Montreal dance band, 5 Avenues who will be joined on stage by several big-name artistes, including Brian Greenaway Blues Bus. And as usual, the day will be filled with other goodies, including Caribbean …

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Grenada Celebrated

Educators and students recognized and awarded at Independence celebration Contact Staff Over 150 Montrealers, including Grenadians and friends of Grenada, gathered at the Holiday Inn, Cote de Liesse on Saturday, February 17, for the celebration of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique’s 44th Anniversary of Independence Gala and Award Ceremony. The theme for the celebration was “One People, One Country, Our Responsibility” and the evening got underway with a presentation of the Canada and Grenada anthems performed by Delta Antoine-Parris and the Grenada Ensemble. Honorary Consul, Mr. Leonard Wharwood, Jr, presented Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell’s Independence message. Among the specially …

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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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