Community News March/April

Gemini Pan Groove on April 25
Local pan lovers get an opportunity to sample a little offering from Toronto when Gemini Pan Groove comes to on Saturday April 25. They will be at 6767 Cote Des Neiges with an amazing repertoire for all to enjoy. Info. 438 937 1924.

Netball  Dance
On Saturday, March 7, the Quebec Amateur Netball Federation invites Montrealers to a fundraising dance. From 10pm to 3am, party with the best in soca, reggae, hip hop and R&B from the New Concept Crew and Spice Connection at Le Manoir, 5319 NDG Ave. (corner Decarie). There will be games at Loisirs Sportifs 4880 Van Horne on March 7 and 8 from 10am-6pm.

Femmes Du Monde Cote des Neiges
On Sunday March 8, prepare for the 2015 March of Women at 6767, chemin de la Cote des Neiges, room 597. For info (514) 735-9027.

A Taste of Tea
On Sunday, March 8, celebrate International Women’s Day with a tea party. From 2 to 6pm, join the Playmas Montreal Cultural Association in a tempting tropical tea-tasting event, which will honor and recognize inspirational women in the community. There will be a sweet table, door prizes, a teacup competition and entertainment by Montreal’s Queen of the Blues, Dawn Tyler Watson & Trio. At 6767 Cote des Neiges (Main Hall). For tickets and info (514) 620-6612 or

Vincy Brunch
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Association of Montreal Inc. invites the people of Montreal to an annual Vincy Brunch on Saturday, March 15, from 1 to 3pm at Le Manoir, 5319 NDG Ave.
For ticket info (514) 364-3299, (514) 626-1355, (514) 481-2897, (514) 369-8002, (450) 676-7508, (438) 238-2001, (438) 868-3808.

MCSO Presidential Brunch
Mr. Hinsley Cambridge, President of MCSO and the members invites all Montrealers to their annual Presidential Brunch. Enjoy Caribbean cuisine from various islands, along with live entertainment, music, door prizes and more. On Sunday, March 15 beginning at 1pm at MCSO, 7401 Blvd. Newman.
For more info (514) 364-5113.

BIM Night on March 21
On Saturday, March 21, join Barbados House Montreal for “Bim Nite” in winter. From 6:30pm to 1am, it will be a taste for all senses with door prizes and a grand prize for a trip to Barbados. At the St. Raymond Community Centre, 5600 Upper Lachine road. For info (514) 969-5371, (514) 513-2778 or (514) 634-4358.

Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement
Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement Lecture Series with Andy Williams, How jazz artists since the 1920s contributed to social change in America. February 18-April 8 (Wednesdays) 6-8PM $49 for one, $172-$215 for eight-week course. Conference at McGill University, 688 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal QC, H3A 3R1. For more info contact 514-398-5212 or visit the event website

Watertown Shopping Spree
On Saturday, April 11, join LEAP (Lifestyle, Empowerment & Advancement Program, ladies group) on an exciting shopping spree to Watertown, New York. Bus leaves Van Horne Shopping Center at 7am and returns at 9pm. For costs and info (514) 369-8002 or (514) 572-4724.

C’bean Night Extravaganza
On Saturday, May 23, Cotes des Neiges Child Care Centre Inc. invites all to a Caribbean Night Extravaganza. At 6pm, enjoy a cultural and social presentation of food, music, dance, cocktails, catering from Best Bites and music from TNT Styles. Special guests Mireille Philosca, Cece Walker, Susan Chato, Cleopatra Marshall, Pete Douglas, Dennis James and others. At the Schofield Hall, 90 Roosevelt Avenue, Town of Mount Royal. For tickets and info (514) 733-1397, (514) 620-5876, (514) 344-5353.

Contestants For Montreal Carnival Pageant
The Montreal Carnival pageant sponsored by and Ghost coiffure is looking for young ladies between the ages of 18 to 25. The pageant takes place on May 30. For info (514) 951-3194 or (514) 779-5628.

Mtl C’bean Fashion Week
From May 7 to May 10, it will be an opportunity for all models and designers to showcase their art. For info email

The West Island Black Community Association opened their free legal clinic. With lawyer Herbert M. Brownstein B.A., B.CL. L.L.B. At 48 C, 4th Avenue, Roxboro. By appointment only. Contact (514) 683-3925.

FiFi and Daughter on March 28

On Saturday March 28,  Tara Macomere Fifi Woods six-time Calypso Monarch of  Canada’s come to Montreal with her daughter Mandy Woods, a Reggae music award winner  to share with music lovers a musical experience like no other.
This mother and daughter duo has already carved their names on  Canada’s musical landscape and offers Montrealers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy what can best be described as a family treat. For info. (438) 937-1924 or (514) 487-4918.

Comedian Learie Joseph here on April 4

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When Learie Joseph comes to town, the laughter will be non-stop.  There is a reason why some call him the King of Comedy of Trinidad and Tobago because once he hits the stage, he takes his audiences on a journey of joy like few others can.
Learie Joseph will be in Montreal at Theatre Desjardin 1111 Lapierre in Lasalle on April 4. He will be joined by a line up of local stars including local dancehall phenom Sampaloo and Prince B. Big George will also make an appearance.