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Canada’s Biggest Reggae Event Here in Montreal

The 14th edition of the Montreal International Reggae Fest (MIRF) is officially here. Bringing together talents from the worlds of Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Gospel, and even comedy, this year is guaranteed to be the best and most eclectic yet. Back at the Old Port from Friday August 18 to Sunday August 20, international acts like Sanchez and Konshens are back by popular demand to shut down the stage on Friday and Saturday night respectively. With Reggae legend Lt. Stitchie closing off Sunday. Inner Circle, with their smash hit, “Tenement Yard,” will be front and centre on Friday, alongside Sanchez, who’s …

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Montrealer Khem Birch signs with Orlando Magic

“It took a while for me to get here, but I knew that it was just a matter of time. I always believed.” Egbert Gaye Khem Birch says he is a little nervous, as he is about to start his first season in the NBA. “That’s OK, “ he says. “Because I was just as nervous when I was about to start playing in the European League and in college. It’s a nervous kind of excitement that I feel when I’m about to start something big. But I’m ready to help the Orlando Magic get to the next level.” On …

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Where Seniors Go To Socialize and Rejuvenate

 Cavendish Seniors Day Centre offers a place of refuge and care   Egbert Gaye About two years ago the Cavendish Seniors Day Centre opened its doors, offering a place where Montrealers of that particular age group can access assistance for personal care, medication, or find refuge against loneliness. The centre, located on the first floor of 2525 Cavendish Boulevard, the building that once housed the CLSC NDG/Mtl. W., represents a dream come true for Elmira Smith Carr, a tireless entrepreneur who has made it her mission to improve the life-conditions of Montreal seniors. “I have been in the health service …

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From a student of the game, to creating his own lane

 Melissa Murphy While on set for the video for his new single, “Grown Man Cry,” Reggae artist, Pressure Busspipe, aka Pressure, took a few moments to speak with the Community Contact via a phone interview. He will be making his Montreal debut on the International Reggae Fest stage on Sunday, August 20, alongside other Reggae stars Etana, Lt. Stitchie and Tanya Stephens. Hailing from the island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Pressure has always known that Reggae would be a part of his life through the Rastafarian family and community ties that surrounded him. He describes, “As I left my …

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OBESITY AND CANCER

Obesity is a reversible condition. Awareness is key. Courtesy Weight-Loss-Montreal.ca Our rates of obesity are significantly lower compared to our American neighbors however, according to Stats Canada 2015, obesity is on the rise in Quebec. One out of two adults are now considered overweight and the rate of obesity grew by 3% over the past few years. Furthermore, an alarming number of people have no idea they are overweight or obese. Most of us know that obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. However, studies also show that compared to individuals who have a normal weight, those who …

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Church News August 10, 2017

Express Yourself Fashion Show at PPM Contact Staff The idea behind the Express Yourself fundraising fashion show that’s being hosted by Pray Palace Ministries (PPM) for fun-loving Montrealers to let their inner creativity flow and get involved in an exciting spiritually-grounded event. Under the theme “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” participants are being encouraged to express themselves with their fashion and show support to this emerging Montreal ministry. Performances by The Fitzpatrick Sisters and Acailah Safar are expected to add some flavor to the evening, which also feature an array of refreshments and finger foods on sale. Monies raised will assist …

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Community Events August 10, 2017

SUMMER FEVER HOSPITAL EDITION     D’carby Morris Present Reggae Soca Fete Hospital Edition Saturday August 12th  @Mcso 7401 Newman Blvd Lasalle  Playing  Maimonidies/ Jgh /St.Mary’s /Mbh/ Jec  /Glen The Best Reggae Soca Calypso And Old School Advance Tickets $15.00 Also  Celebrating Birthdays Morris Lee Pamela Wilson 55Th Birthday And Claudia Dj  James Bond And  Dj Nicolas Info 438 939 4921 514 550 7384 Mature Clientele Free  Parking Antigua & Barbuda Tea Party Antigua & Barbuda Association of Montreal will be having a tea party in aid of the Ada Moore Scholarship fund on Sunday, September 10 from 2pm to 6pm. …

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Former Lakeshore and John Rennie soccer star Osa Iyare wins scholarship to University of Memphis

Egbert Gaye Expressions of congratulations and joy were in free-flow at the Catalonga Lounge of the Soccerplexe in Lachine where friends and relatives gathered for the send-off party for Osamede Iyare on her way to the University of Memphis where she earned a full scholarship. Iyare was recruited out of John Rennie High School and Lakeshore Soccer Club where she had standout careers as a star midfield player. She also played for Quebec’s Regional team from 2014-16. Last year, the 17-year-old was part of the Lakeshore team that won the 2016 Canadian National Championship, scoring the two goals that earned …

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Travis Greene comes to Montreal

 Chris Heron On Saturday August 5, one of Gospel music’s most exciting new artists – Travis Greene – makes his debut concert appearance in Montreal. The highly acclaimed inspirational recording artist who jump-started 2017 by receiving two Grammy nominations, and winning an unprecedented seven awards at the 2017 Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Las Vegas will bring his charisma and soulful Christian music to Montreal, as part of a two-city Canadian tour. In addition to  his impressive credentials that’s made him the face of faith-based music in the new millennium, Greene has connected with millions around the globe through his …

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