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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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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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