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Blacks in Montreal in the Early Days

“Back then, as Black people in Montreal we really valued each other… I remember the days when you would acknowledge every Black person you saw on the street. It was very important to nod at the person.In fact, we took pleasure in doing so.” Egbert Gaye Meet Raymond Moore and Ron Williams, two Montrealers who remember the day when Black folks acknowledged each other on the street. They know, because they grew up in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and they are proud to say that they came of age at a time when Black families in this city were …

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Senator Don Meredith steps down

After a two-year sexual relationship with a teenage girl, Jamaican-born senator was forced to resign Contact Staff The less-than-stellar tenure of Don Meredith in the Canadian Senate came to a closure on Tuesday, May 9 when he submitted his resignation following a report that he was in violation of the institution’s code of ethics and damaged its integrity and dignity because of a sexual relationship with a teenager. A week earlier, on May 2, a five-member Senate ethics committee recommended that the Toronto senator be expelled from the chamber and his seat declared vacant. The committee’s recommendation came after weeks …

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Sixteen vie for Little Miss Tiara Titles

Contact Staff Young girls from across Montreal are lined up to participate in the first staging of the Little Miss Tiara pageant that will be held on May 14, at 6767 Cote de Neiges. About 16 of them in four age groups ranging from 4 to 15 will be vying for four crowns. They will be representing countries in the Caribbean, South America and Africa. The special Mother’s Day event promises to be a showcase of the young ladies talent, creativity and knowledge of current events. Organizer Dawn McNichols says that they have been preparing for the past four months …

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Trouble brewing at GREAVES ADVENTIST ACADEMY

Dear Editor GREAVES ADVENTIST ACADEMY is the only Adventist school in Montreal. The school has gone from being good to bad under the   new principal, since she took over the school in September 2016. On her arrival here the first thing she did was to change the cafeteria from vegetarian to vegan because she is vegan she has imposed her lifestyle on the children, most of the children at the school are not vegetarian but it was tolerated because they could have cheese and milk products but the sudden change to vegan without prior notice is unacceptable and now the …

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Kamila Hinkson cops regional RTDNA Award

Contact Staff Less than a year after joining CBC Montreal news team, former CONTACT staffer Kamila Hinkson won a regional award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the organization that represents broadcast journalists across Canada. The award was in the digital sports feature reporting category for a story about John Elias, a Côte Saint-Luc resident whose unassuming suburban bungalow is home to countless pieces of Montreal’s baseball history. Elias was a pitcher in his playing days who went on to work for the Expos and was friends with legends such as Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines. …

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PAPA SAN WILL TAKE YOU ON A GOSPEL REGGAE JOURNEY

Contact STAFF In the world of Reggae music, Papa San was one of Jamaica’s fastest lyrical speaking DJs in the dancehall scene for. So when he decided it was time to explore another genre of music, it was a smooth transition from secular to Gospel Reggae. So much so, he is regarded by many not only as a trailblazer but a force in the growing popularity of Reggae Gospel music. And with a career spanning over twenty years, the name Papa San continues to become more deeply embedded in the psyche of Reggae music lovers on both sides of the …

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Church Events May 4, 2017

First Church of the Nazarene  Food program Montreal First Church of the Nazarene invites Montrealer to share a meal with them every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm. Meals are served with love and compassion so all are invited to sit down, take the load off your feet, and most of all enjoy a nutritious free meal. Located at 455 Spring Garden Road, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9B-1T2 (BUS 208 from Fairview Shopping Mall) 514-684-2220, montrealfirstchurch@hotmail.com. Come and be blessed. St. Thomas C’bean Dinner St. Thomas Anglican Church 6897 Somerled Mtl is inviting all Montrealers to enjoy some  island hospitality and delicious home cooking …

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Community Events May 4, 2017

I love Chutney Soca Omardath Maraj the 2017 Chutney Soca Monarch will be here in Montreal, Saturday June 17th at LE MANOIR 5319 ave NDG, H9A 1L2.. Music by Nemesis sounds, Mr Vik, Trini Shatta, and DJ Jerry. Advance Ticket $25. I Love Chutney SOCA  is a presentation of The Caribbean Sports Club and Mr. Vik. J’ca Assoc. Mothers Day The Jamaica Association is hosting a Mother’s Day Event on Sunday May 14 at the Associations Hall, 4065 rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal H4P-1W6 from 3 pm. The Jamaica Association will also be launching the Women’s Auxiliary on that same day. …

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West Can Children Recital on April 30

Contact Staff On April 30, the community will have another highlight moment when West Can Folk Performing Company stages their Children Recital. The always sold-out event is usually jammed packed with excitement  as the young drummers and singers  go through their paces with  youthful zest and enthusiasm. The annual event is a showcase of  what they  have learnt and practiced over the  course of the last which started last September  and they are always excited to show off to relatives and friends. The children who will be on show range in age between three and 12 years. This year the …

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Black Women Rising

Montreal’s First Black women wellness summit Contact Staff Ultimately, the goal is to empower Black women and put into motion a process of individual growth, collective awareness and community building. Organizers of the upcoming Black women’s wellness summit that takes place in Montreal on May 6,  are also hoping to use the event to bring together Black women of different age groups and different places of origin. “Our goal is to try to remove the fear, mistrust and other obstacles that keep us from moving forward both as individuals and as a group,” says Kassandra Kernisan, on of the driving …

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