Super Blue to headline Mother’s Day fete in Toronto

Super Blue to headline Mother’s  Day fete in Toronto

Super Blue to headline Mother’s  Day fete in Toronto By Stephen Weir Last month, the Toronto mas’ camps with their  colourful costume launches, kicked off the 2018 Carnival season in Canada.  Next month, calypso singers are making sure their part in the annual festival starts on a high note. On Saturday May 12, a concert […]

Mas’ lovers brave the wintry weather to celebrate with Carnival Nationz

Mas’ lovers  brave the wintry weather to celebrate with Carnival Nationz

By Stephen Weir  Freezing Rain. Stinging ice pellets. Blowing snow and streets filled with slush. Car Crashes. Power Outages… Despite warnings to stay off the roads, revellers thumbed their noses at the horrible weather on Saturday night to celebrate the coming summer with the Carnival Nationz  Mas’ Camp. “I was shocked to see the sheer […]

Proposal for renaming Caledonia Park under review

Proposal for renaming Caledonia Park under review

A proposal for the renaming of Caledonia Park in Toronto is currently being reviewed by the staff  of the City of Toronto’s Parks and  Recreation Department. Earlier this year, a delegation from the Toronto Dominican community presented the proposal to Mayor John Tory for the renaming of the park. The delegation wants the  City of […]

University of Toronto’s writer-in-residence shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize

University of Toronto’s writer-in-residence shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize

By Stephen Weir Aisha Sasha John, a Montreal-born author, artist and dancer of  Caribbean heritage, is one of three Canadians who has been shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. John who was born to Caribbean  immigrant parents (her father came from Barbados and her mother, from Dominica), is currently the University of Toronto’s writer-in-residence. […]

Grenadian Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Grenadian  Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Keith Mitchell, the recently re-elected  Prime Minister of Grenada,  told a gathering of  Grenadians in Toronto  “the good news” about the deposits of  oil and gas recently discovered in the southern waters off  Grenada.       Addressing a Town Hall  meeting on his recent flying visit to Toronto, Mitchell  reported that  the Russian company, GPG, carried out […]

Spring gospel concert with ice on the ground

Spring gospel concert with ice on the ground

Despite the “wintry weather” in Toronto on Saturday, the annual Gospel Praise On Steel  concert, organized by the Pan Arts Network (PAN), came off as  scheduled. More than 300 people  who attended the steelband gospel concert  were treated to a range of music that lifted the spirits. Many in the audience at the Canada Christian […]

‘ No time to cut seniors care’ – Ontario Premier

‘ No time to cut seniors care’ – Ontario Premier

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne  told a convention of long- term care and retirement home professionals in Etobicoke  yesterday that her government will “invest in care – not cuts.” “ All told, we’re investing more than $3.3 billion over the next three years to improve care for our seniors,” she said. Speaking at the “Together We Care” […]

Hockey dad to receive 2018 DAREarts Cultural Award

Hockey dad to receive 2018 DAREarts Cultural Award

  Karl Subban, the Jamaica-born Canadian educator, author and hockey dad to National Hockey League (NHL) stars, will receive the 2018 Cultural Award at the DAREarts Leadership gala   to be held the Carlu  in Toronto on May 10. The annual gala “celebrates the power of the arts to ignite change in the lives of marginalized […]

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