Montreal Umoja

Caribbean Canadian Youth and Young Adults Presents:

Montreal Umoja

Gala Reunion  and White Affair

Date: Friday  1st July, 2016

Time: 6 p.m.

Venue: Hampton Inn & Suites

1900, route Transcanadienne Dorval

Tickets: $50       Door:$55

Contact: 514.685.7294 – 514.766.4277 -416.562.1426

Part proceeds go to the Black Academic Scholarship Fund (BASF).

Standing on Their Shoulders – Video Exhibit at CEREV Concordia

Standing on Their Shoulders has been passing on the Black history of Little Burgundy through workshops, walking tours, discussion groups, and through the creation of 20 short films by Black youth. These youth used their talents and their commitment to Black heritage to create 20 outstanding creative works, which we are proud to share with everyone at a very special exhibit this March.

The BCRC team are pleased to announce the Standing on Their Shoulders video series will be exhibited at CEREV. CEREV (Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence), operating out of Concordia University, is a trusted partner of the BCRC. It is a centre for curation and expression, where people can use multimedia tools and knowledge to address and articulate social suffering.

We are thankful to CEREV for featuring the videos in their wonderful space from March 7th to March 16th. The daytime exhibit is free and everyone is welcome.

Standing on Their Shoulders at CEREV
March 7 – March 16
Weekdays 10:30A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Concordia University Downtown Campus
J.W. McConnell Building
1455 Maisonneuve O., Room LB-671 (6th Floor)


ACCE  in partnership with CEDEC, BCRC and ACSION presents: ACE YOUR INTERVIEW: Skills that Get you Hired. A workshop for Students and recent Graduates  interested in mastering the critical interview skills that GET YOU HIRED!!!

Date: March 15, 2016

Cost $10 +Taxes

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Snacks and refreshments will be served

Students are invited to come at 5:30 pm to network with recruiters!


Discount available to ASCION members, follow the steps below to use the discount code:

  1. Go to the website
  1. Click on “Register Here”
  1. Click on “Checkout” (bottom of the cart)
  1. Click on “Show Order Summary” (at the top of the cart)
  1. Enter “ACSION16” in the discount box
  1. Complete registration and payment on there Website

Housewife Heroines + International Women’s Day

“This year we honour the many ways that women in Montreal served their country through the long years of World War II”

Glimpse the wartime world of mothers, daughters and wives in this colourful retrospective.

Plus, meet the curators, Dr. Lorraine O’Donnell and Patrick Donovan, M.A.

The Teapot

2901 St. Joseph Boulevard, Lachine, QC

March 8, 2016

1:30 to 2:30 P.M.


Standing on Their Shoulders – Video Project Launch

The Standing on Their Shoulders team and project participants are ready to launch the final video project! The 20 videos, dedicated to the Black, English-speaking history of Little Burgundy, will be released to the public this Black History Month, 2016.


This is a free event, and it is open to the public. Come and celebrate the hard work our youth put into artistic expression and preserving history.


February 21st, 2016 at 3 P.M.

Georges Vanier Cultural Centre

2450 rue Workman

The Teapot Presents: Housewife Heroines

Join us to to mark the official opening of the Housewife Heroines.

An exhibition about the many ways women served their country as homemakers and volunteers during World War II.

Presented by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network and the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society.

Thursday, February 4, 2016, Beaconsfield Public Library, 308 Beaconsfield Boulevard, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Coloured Women’s Club Presents : Hair-We-Are

The Coloured Women’s Club of Montreal invites all ladies of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to a Black History Month Soirée, “HAIR-WE-ARE” on Saturday, February 27th at 6:00 PM, at 6767 Côte-des-Neiges, in Montreal.

Admission is $10.00 and a light evening buffet will be served.

For tickets or more information:

  • Salon Rayshell – (514) 481-2635
  • S. Gyles – (450) 672-7081
  • B. Simmons – (514) 488-3284

Everyone is welcome!


Community Event Celebrating Little Burgundy on Film

“Little Burgundy on the Big Screen”

The Standing on Their Shoulders project is dedicated to passing on Little Burgundy’s history through storytelling. Little Burgundy has a deep tradition of film-making that has come before our project. These older films, documentaries, and animations have provided invaluable, insight, and food for thought and spirit. With much difficulty, we have selected three masterpieces, and we invite you to come out and enjoy them with friends old and new, all the while supporting the community’s heritage; 

1) Âme Noire–directed by Martine Chartrand. An animated short dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip through history. Watch as a young boy traces his roots through the stories his grandmother shares with him about the events that shaped their cultural heritage. -NFB

2) Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar—directed by Sylvia Sweeney. The legacy of jazz pianist and composer Oscar Peterson is chronicled in this riveting documentary spanning five decades of Peterson’s unforgettable music. Considered to have been one of the world’s greatest jazz pianists, Peterson released more than 200 recordings and won eight Grammy Awards. Music In the Key of Oscar traces the history of Peterson’s roots from his early days as Montreal’s teenage boogie-woogie sensation through his meteoric rise to international celebrity. -NFB

3) Sitting In Limbo—directed by John N. Smith, starring Pat Dillon Moore, Fabian Gibbs and William R. Cunningham. Set to the reggae music of Jimmy Cliff, this feature drama is the bittersweet love story of  Pat and Fabian, 2 teenagers with roots in the Caribbean living in Montreal. Full of warmth and humour, this film follows the couple and their friends as they cope with school, jobs, slum landlords and an unexpected pregnancy.  -NFB  


This event will be held at 540 Richmond St., Montreal, QC, H3J 1V3 from 4:00 p.m to 9 p.m. on November 11, 2015.