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Blues Fest and WIBCA: Money to do good

Contact Staff The work of two high profile community organizations converged on the evening of September 28 at the West Island Black Community Association’s (WIBCA) annual fundraising evening, themed this year, Masquerade, and held at the Marcel Morin Community Centre. Members of the West Island Blues Festival used the occasion to hand out $13,000 in donations to local charities including WIBCA, as well as to the Alzheimer’s Group, West Island Women’s Shelter, AJOI and Literacy Unlimited. Errol Johnson, founder and driving force behind the Blues Fest who is also a long-serving city councilor in Dollard des Ormeaux, says this year’s …

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Sylvie and Freddy Rocked Blues Fest

‘ Contact Staff The weather threatened for good part of the day but it didn’t keep music lovers from flocking to Dollard des Ormeaux Park on July 20 for the 2019 edition of the West Island Blues Festival. The day’s lineup included Brian Greenway, Deacon George, The Third Stone and Big J and the All Starz, all of who shined and kept the crowd in a groove. But the night belonged to Sylvie Desgroseillers, who treated the massive gathering with a repertoire of standards from the legendary women of soul and song. And James who served up a musical mixture …

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The Spice Island puts on show at Vinet Park

Grenada’s Prime Minister Was Among Thousands Reveling In The Essence Of Grenada, Carriacou And Petite Martinique Contact Staff Well over 4000 Grenadians and friends of Grenada from across Montreal and its environs, and from as far off as Ottawa, Toronto and the US made the trek down to Vinet Park, in Little Burgundy, Montreal on Saturday, July 13, for the annual Spice Island Cultural Day. Among the massive crowd was this year’s guest of honor, Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. The Rt. Honorable Keith C. Mitchell , who brought a message of hope and a call for unity amongst Grenadians …

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Day was a spectacular display of Jamaica

Contact Staff A torrential rain kept headliner Iba Mahr off the stage but it didn’t dampened spirits at Jamaica Day, which enjoyed one of largest crowds in recent years on July 13, at the Les Weekends du Monde celebrations at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Other performers including, King Shadrock, Kaisha Lee, Jason Valentino, Mysta (Ottawa) and Gospel dynamo Zina Edwards as well as Salah Steel Pan Academy, West Can Folk Performing Company and INUSASO Reggae Band, were enough to keep the crowd well entertained. The Day turned out to be a spectacular showcase of Jamaican music, culinary delights, arts and craft as …

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Vincy Unity Picnic 2019

Contact Staff Thousands of Vincentian nationals and friends converged on Saturday June 20, at Brown’s Bay Provincial Park for the annual Vincy Unity picnic. The event was a day of fun for children and adults alike with live music bouncy castles landslide, swimming and exhibitors to patronize. The attendees used the event to reconnect with friends and family and also update themselves about developments within the Vincentian community. The organizers would like to extend a special thanks to our major sponsors, KLC Eastern Caribbean Freight Lines Limited and Air Canada. As well as all their supporter, partners, other sponsors and …

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Community Cares recognizes Montrealers

Honoring “Champions”… Contact Staff The ninth edition of the Montreal Community Cares Awards took place Saturday, May 11 at Loyola High School. The awards ceremony paid tribute to 12 individuals and organizations that are helping to make a difference in people’s lives in Montreal. Among those honored were Ivan Livingstone who was a standout professional football player as well as a long-serving educator Fabienne Colas, founder of Montreal International Black Film Festival and John Bowman veteran Alouettes defensive end; The Montreal Community Cares Foundation was founded in 2011 by Denburk Reid, a recording-setting basketball star out of McGill University and …

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A delightful evening of community engagement

Contact Staff Cote-des-Neiges Daycare Centre and St. Paul’s Anglican Church Gala Banquet and Ball Mr. Oswald Allen and his organizing team at the Cote-des-Neiges Daycare Centre joined with Reverend Jim Bennett and his congregation at St. Paul’s Anglican Church to offer Montreal another wonderful evening of fun and entertainment at their Gala Banquet and Ball on Saturday, May 25. As it usually is for this event, Schofield Hall in Town of Mount Royal was jammed packed with friends and supporters enjoying the best in entertainment and the usual culinary adventure provided by Ronald Greenidge and his team at Bestbite Catering. …

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Mother’s Day Events

MCSO BRUNCH MCSO Women’s Federation is inviting Montreal a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday May 12 at the MCSO Hall 7401 Newman Blvd LaSalle, from 1 – 5pm. There will be lots of entertainment as well a scrumptious line-up of Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork, Curry goat and Curry Chicken, Ackee and Salt fish and other Caribbean delights. Info: 5143645113, 438-875-1794 MCSO BRUNCH MCSO Women’s Federation is inviting Montreal a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday May 12 at the MCSO Hall 7401 Newman Blvd LaSalle, from 1 – 5pm. There will be lots of entertainment as well a scrumptious line-up of …

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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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