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The following are events happening in Montreal.


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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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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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Past Events

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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