Community Events June 23, 2016

Community Events June 23, 2016

Anguillans, Nevisians and Kittians are  Ready for ANSAR

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It’s the final phase of planning for organizers of  the Anguilla, Nevis, St. Kitts Association Reunion (ANSAR).
The event is being coordinated by the St. Kitts-Nevis Association of Montreal and the expectation is that there will be an overflow of visitors to the city for the weekend of activities on July 1-3.
Montrealers are invited to join the festivities, which kick off on the Friday evening with a meet-and-greet, and moves into full gear on Saturday July 2nd with formal opening ceremonies, the marketplace, workshops, a city tour for out-of-town guests, then the highly anticipated banquet and ball which will feature the Brimstone band.
On Sunday, July 3, guests will celebrate the tri-island state at a morning church service followed by a luncheon before wrapping up ANSAR at a cultural extravaganza during the afternoon.
For more information visit the website, email, or contact the St. Kitts and Nevis Cultural Association of Montreal, Mr. Constantine Greenaway, chair planning committee @ (514) 773-6267

Bermuda Ensemble Singers coming to Montreal
On Wednesday, July 6, the Bermuda Ensemble Singers will make a stop in Montreal for a benefit concert for Union United Church.
They will make a visit to Catherine Booth to minister to residents on Thursday, July 7 at 7 PM. Then on Monday, July 11 at 2:30 PM at Henri Beaudet Hall.
Montrealers are invited to come out and enjoy the Bermuda Ensemble Singers heavenly sounds and support the church on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 PM. $20 Adults; $10 children. Tickets available at 514-932-8731.

Eating it up on July 24

The Sweet Bread Competition is on, and contestants and organizers are getting very excited.
On July 24, a lot of hungry Montrealers will gather at the community centre, 6767 Cote des Neiges, to help in the search for the Number One sweet bread maker in the city.
The afternoon will also be filled with music, entertainment, tasting and sampling of a variety of baked delights.
As we undertake the quest of crowning the best Coconut Sweet Bread Maker in the Caribbean Diaspora in Montreal the judges’ decision is final. But those in attendance will be able to make their opinion count with “People’s Choice Award.”
In the end a cash prize, a trophy and other prizes will be awarded to winners. Let’s see if Egbert really makes the best sweet bread.
Registrations until July 10 (Fee: $15.00 or $25.00 to purchase a Vendor’s table.)
On July 24, doors open at 3:00 p.m. and the winner will be proclaimed at 7:00 p.m.
Rules and info: (514) 893-6643 or (514) 620-6612 or visit

Jamaica Day 2016

Jamaica Association of Montreal Inc. invites all Montrealers to a celebration of J’can music, food and cultural explorations at the 35th annual Jamaica Day on Saturday, July 9, at Parc Jean Drapeau starting at 2pm. Nonstop music with performances by Chelsea Stewart, Roen “Blu R’va Higgins, Robin & Uprising Ras Out, Jason Brown, Face-T & Solid Ground Band, King Shadrock & The Untouchables Band, Westcan Folk Performers, DJ TLC, James Bond. Hosted by Nadine, Sampaloo & VibeTime. Free Admission. Info 514-737-8229.

Trini Day July 17 at
Parc Jean Drapeau

Trini Day is regarded by all as one of the biggest outdoor parties in Montreal. So on Sunday, July 17, the gathering will be again at Parc Jean Drapeau for another potpourri of calypso, soca and chutney music together with the sweet sound of steelband music. Special guests this year will be Destiny Band from Toronto, Mr. Vic and The Scene, Leisa, Soca Kid and a strong line up of other local performers. Trini food and folklore will be in ample supply. Trini Day in the Parc gets underway at 1 PM and runs until 11 PM.  Info. at 514-334-0270, 514-967-9235.

SVG Picnic at Brown’s Bay on July 16

On Saturday, July 16, tens of thousands of Vincies, their friends and supporters from points west and south of the border will gather at Brown’s Bay in Thousand Islands for the annual St. Vincent and The Grenadines Family Picnic.
This year, parking fees will be in effect. They are as follows:
Lower or main parking lot — Advance sales $37.50 per car/van, maximum 8 seats
Upper Parking Lot — (New) Advance Sales $25.00 per car/van, maximum 8 seats U (until June 30, $30 after).
On the day of the picnic, gate sales (Upper) – $30, vehicles 9 – 20 seats, $150. Vehicles 21 + seats $400.
For the fifth year, the St. Lawrence Parks Commission has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the SVG Unity Picnic Committee whereby patrons attending the picnic can receive a subsequent benefit by holding on to their ticket stub. The Agreement is as follows:
We are pleased to offer you an opportunity to explore our heritage attractions free of charge. N.B.
(1) Drivers exceeding speeds of 150 K.P.H or 90 M.P.H run the risk of their vehicle being confiscated.
(2) Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the Park
(3) The use of foam plates, cups etc. is forbidden
(4) No unauthorized DJs are allowed
(5) No entry allowed into the park after 5 PM.
For info. call 514-364-3299, 613-327-3406, 647-716-0181, 613-864-4175.

Dance Carifiesta Night at Caribbean Paradise

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On Saturday, July 2, Carifiesta night, a segment of Montrealers will be at the Caribbean Paradise Restaurant for a massive carnival show and dance that will feature a throw-down between the sexes in calypso and soca music.
The evening is designed for those who want to dance and enjoy the carnival vibes in a more laid-back but atmosphere.
It’s tagged as A Caribbean Showcase and has a strong roster of local performers lined up in two camps: male and female.
The women will be represented by Lady B, Singing Designer, Ezra, Candy and Tamara, while Sagaboy, Loveman Kent, Sugarman and Doggies will represent the men.
According to organizers at Black Moses Promotion, the big winners for the night will be Montrealers looking to spend a nice Carifiesta night with nice music, joyful people and lots of food and drink.
Three top DJs are also on hand to make sure the music never stops, DJ Six Ten, ABNA and DJ Sunshine from Ottawa.
Info and ticket: 438-937-1924 or 514-363-8080.

Reggae Fest 2016
The 13th edition of the Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) takes place on August 26, 27 and 28, at the Old Port with another stellar line-up of international and local stars .
This year,  big names such as Cocoa Tea and Barrington Levy will join  Dancehall sensations Mavado and Vershon and other  stars such  as Sanchez,  Jahmiel and Romain Virgo  and bring another exciting weekend of reggae music to the city.
Check it out

Red and Blue Affair on July 2

On Saturday,  July 2,  CY & Friends wants Montrealers to  “Bring Back The Love”
at the Red and Blue Affair, at MCSO, 7401 Newman Blvd which 10pm. Montrealers are invited to enjoy a night dedicated to the love for real school music delivered by Dj Smokey, FireT and Marvelous. Tickets available at Jah B Restaurant, Princessa and Caribbean Curry House. Food and refreshments on sale all night.

Bana Summer School

Quebec Board of Black Educators is having their Bana Summer School from July 4-July 29, 2016. Held at two locations: Coronation Elementary School, 4810 Ave. Van Horne & at Children’s World Academy, 2241 Menard, LaSalle. For registration call (514) 481-9400 or visit for more information.
Subjects include: English, French, math  & Activities: music, arts & crafts and many more!

Da Costa Hall Summer School

Quebec Board of Black Educators invites all high school students to their Da Costa Hall Summer School from July 4 – August 5, 2016. Located at Dawson College, 4001 De Maisonneuve Blvd West. Registration starts June 28-30th, between 9-4pm. Info: (514) 481-9400, visit, or email

Jackie Robinson Golf Tourney

Bring your friends and tee-off for a good cause at the 2nd Jackie Robinson Golf Tournament on Friday, July 8. Starts at 10am.There will be music and cocktails followed by a gourmet meal (wine included). Prizes will also be given! Tickets $180. Info: (514) 247-2045 & (514) 638-1935 or visit

Black Aging Community on the move.

The Council for Black Aging Community of Montreal Inc. will be moving on Thursday, June 23rd 2016. Their new address is: 7401 Newman Boulevard, Unit 6, LaSalle QC H8N 1X3 (Inside the shopping centre facing Super C). The phone number will remain the same (514) 935-4951.
Montserrat Assoc. Brunch

The Montserrat Association of Montreal invites you to their annual brunch on Sunday, July 10 at1pm. At Le Manoir, 5319 Notre Dame. Donation is $20, Children between 6-12 is $10. Tickets and info.: (514) 744-1058, (514) 368-1006, (438) 876-2386.

Teen Talent Contest

The members of Prince Ball Grand Lodge will be hosting their annual Teen Talent Contest on August 5. The event will take place at The Holiday Inn Montreal Airport, 6500 Cote de Liesse at 7:30pm. If you sing, dance, play an instrument or have any other talent and are between the ages of 12 -19, we invite you to come and participate in this worthwhile competition! Please contact Irvine Smith at 1-450-581-5057 or

Cornucopia Gala

Cornucopia Association of Canada will be hosting its 36th Annual Benefit Gala Dinner and Scholarship Presentations on August 20, 6pm. Happening at the Bocci’s Banquet Hall, 1756 Av. Dollard. Students wishing to apply for the scholarship can do so by requesting an application form at: Deadline for applications is July 8, 2016.

Pioneer Women Tea Party

Caribbean Pioneer Women of Canada invites you to enjoy some tea and sweets at their 27th Annual Tea Party on  Sunday, July 10, 4pm.  at Centre Loisirs, 1375 Grenet Street (corner Grenet and Thimens).

Caribbean Voices Breakfast

Caribbean Voices invite you to their 5th annual Breakfast and Entertainment event on Saturday, June 25. From 10am-1pm. Held at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 7505 Sherbooke St., West. Donation is $15. Children 6yrs-12yrs $5.  Come and enjoy a variety of delicious and healthy morning foods! For info: call (514) 484-6111, (514) 368-7008  (514) 334-2831.

M.C.S.O Annual Picnic

M.C.S.O invites you to their annual picnic on Saturday, July 9. Location is at Glengarry Park. First come first serve! Price is $30 for adults & $15 for children. Come out and enjoy a day of fun! Info: (514) 364-5113 & (438) 875-1794.

MCSO Cultural Day

M.C.S.O presents their fifth Annual Cultural Day Celebration on the weekend of July 30-31. Located at 7401, Newman parking lot. Live performances by Montreal’s top artists. With great Caribbean dishes and rich culture you wont want to miss it! Party continues right after inside the M.C.SO.  Info: (514) 364-5113.

80’s vs 90’s jam

Music Promotion presents The Best Of The 80’s vs 90’s jam on Saturday, July 16. Located at M.C.S.O, 7401 Newman. Music by Johnny Black & James Bond. This event will take you back in time!

All White Affair

C.Y. & Friends presents All White Affair on Saturday, September 3rd  at MCSO, 7401 Newman Blvd. The night will feature classic melodies from the 70s-90s with music by Dj Smokey, 20/20 and James Bond! . Tickets available at Jah B Restaurant,  Princessa and Caribbean Curry House. Food and refreshments on sale all night!

Chutney Invasion Pt2

Caribbean Sports Club and Maharai Productions presents Chutney Invasion Pt2 on Saturday, July 16. At Le Manoir, 5319 N.D.G (2nd floor). Music by Dj Productions Sounds, Dj Mr.Vik & Dj Jerry. Adv Info: (438) 880-0243, (514) 814-3849 & (514) 733-0828.

Savoys Toute Bagay Sept. 25

Savoys present Toute Bagay on Sunday, September 25. At 5:30pm-9pm. Come enjoy steelpan music, calypsonians and other performers  at Le Manoir, 5319 N.D.G. Donation is $13. Info: call (514) 363-8080 & (514) 223-6296. Come out and enjoy beautiful voices and great calypsos!