Community News May 26, 2016

Community News May 26, 2016

Sweet-bread competition
Who makes the best COCONUT BREAD in Mtl

Contact staff

Coconut BreadIf you have ever been to the Caribbean, you’ve heard the debate several times over which Island makes the best coconut bread or as it’s  called on some islands  “sweet bread.”
The basic recipe is flour, grated coconut, sugar, salt, baking power with optionals of fruits and sweet spices but it’s how you put together the basics and how you nice it all up that takes you over the top.
Barbados has claimed the bragging rights, but the Trini’s  dispute it, so do the Jamaicans, Grenadians and of course the Vincy’s.
Playmas Montreal is ready to put everyone to the test and find the best.
On Sunday, July 10, 2015 at 6767 Cote des Neiges, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Montreal will declare the reigning “Coconut Bread King or Queen” with cash prize, trophy and other prizes.
It  promises to be a wonderful Sunday afternoon of tasting, sampling, eating, dancing, drinking and real fun.
The ongoing discussion as to who makes the best coconut bread can now be or at least contribute more to the debate.
The creation of the “Coconut Bread Competition”, the best baked Caribbean coconut bread, can now be proclaimed for a period of time, consequently, with the potential success of the competition, bakers or participants will up their game for the next competition.
The competition is open to all with the exception of restaurants or food caterers. Registration fee is  $15  or $25.00 for the purchase of a table which enables bakers to sell their goods.
Contact Melaine Campbell at 514-893-6643  to register for the contest.  Registrations close July 4, 2016.  Continue to read Community Contact for rules of the contest.
Info call: (514) 620-6612 or visit our website at

Oldies Dance

The Club Social Antillais Inc. invites all you party people to an Oldies Dance, June 11. Happening at Le Manoir Ballroom, 5319 Ave. Notre Dame de Grace, from 9pm to 3am. Come and enjoy fishcakes, a solid bar, and music by DJ Austin. There will be door prizes… Ladies will receive one free drink before 11pm. Tickets are $15.

Pre-Fathers Day Breakfast

The Antigua & Barbuda Association cordially invites you to come out and enjoy a Pre-Fathers Day breakfast, honoring Mr. David Davis on Saturday, June 11, 9am -12pm. At St. Phillip’s Anglican Church. 3400 Connaught Avenue in NDG. Donation is $15, children under 12-years-old is $7. Tickets and info.: (514) 489-2864, (450) 672-3286 or (514) 233-3589.

CABC AGM & Variety Show

The Council for Black Aging Community of Montreal Inc. will be having two upcoming events: Annual General Meeting & Public Meeting on Thursday, June 9, 1pm at 8606 Central, Lasalle Suite 203. Info.:(514) 935-4951. The second event is a Variety Show on Thursday, July, 1pm. At the Royal Canadian Legion, 7771 Bouvier, Lasalle. Donation is $12 and Refreshments for sale. Info: (514) 935-4951

Kola Readings

Maguy Métellus and H. Nigel Thomas invite you to Kola Readings/Lectures Kola on Monday, June 13. At 2741, Notre-Dame West from 7-9pm.  Guest readers are:  Gloria Macher, Peter Bailey, Jason Selman, and Amatoritsero Ede . There will also be an open mic. Info: call (450) 465-5209 or email

Montserrat  Brunch

The Montserrat Association of Montreal invites you to their annual brunch on Sunday, July 16, 1pm. 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.


Cornucopia Association of Canada Inc. invites you all to their BBQ Party on Saturday June 18, 2pm-2am. Rain or shine it’s an indoor and outdoor event at U.N.I.A Hall, 2741, Notre Dame West. Come and enjoy music by DJ Lenky and special guest artist King Shadrock. A meal and one beverage of your choice are included (food will only be served 4-8pm). Advance tickets are $20, $25 at the door and children under 12 is $12. For dance only is $10 after 8pm. Info and tickets: (514) 792-4775, (514) 971-2406, (514) 807-1985.

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

“Ms. Red Flag” Wally British

Notnice Entertainment and MawGak presents Man Problem Comedy Show on Sunday, June 19, 6:30pm. The event will be held at Westmount High School Auditorium, 4350 St. Catherine Ouest. Get ready to laugh with guest star Mrs Red Flag Wally British and enjoy music by Nemesis Sound & Energy Squad. Tickets cost $25 and $30 at the door. Info and tickets: (514) 595-4894, (514) 364-6103, (514) 227-5633.

Bus Trip to Q in TO

You all are invited to a bus trip to Toronto hosted by Jeunesse Caraibe Canada on the weekend of Saturday, June 4-5; with free entrance to the Q in the Community event (there will be great music, food & drinks). The bus departs from Walmart, Jean-Talon and Decarie at 7:30am on June 4. The bus leaves from Toronto at 2:30pm on June 5. Info and reservations: call (514) 638-1935 and (514) 766-4767.

Cornucopia Gala Dinner

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.

Red and Blue Affair

C.Y. & Friends presents “Bring Back The Love” Red and Blue Affair on Saturday, July 2, 10pm. The party will be held at MCSO, 7401 Newman Blvd and invites all Montrealers 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 Carribbean Curry House. Food and refreshments on sale all night!