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February, Black History Month
Check out Richard Burnett's Blog about several Black History Month events in Montreal by clicking the link below:

February 22, Saturday: Christine Rodriguez's Play "Simone Half and Half"
Black Community Resource Centre, 6767 Côte-des-Neiges, H3S 2T6,  3 pm
The Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is pleased tp present this original play about a mixed-race teen exploring her cultural identity.
It is written by Montreal playwright Christine Rodriguez and directed by Black Theatre Workshop Artistic Director Quincy Armorer.
 It’s a play about a mixed-race teen driven to explore her cultural identity while navigating school, friends and an active social life.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults; $6 for children 12 and under.
Tickets are on sale at Brown Paper Tickets, or you can email

February 23, Sunday: Movie "The Vernon Johns Story", Annual Black History Month Movie Presentation by the Guyana Cultural Association
St. Paul's Anglican Church Hall, 3970 Cote St. Catherine, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E3, 4 pm
Come and enjoy this factual movie, starring actor James Earl Jones.
Dr. Johns was an influential Black minister and freedom fighter in the early days of the USA Civil Rights Movement. He is considered by many to be the father of the movement, long before Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and Malcolm X.
Association members and the general public are invited to attend.
Info: 450-445-0747
February 29, Saturday: 10th. Annual Monnaie Monnaie Talent Show, a Back History Month Event.
Oscar Peterson  Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke West, Doors open at 6 pm; Show at 7 pm
A splendid show of young talent here in Montreal.
Tickets = $35
Phone: 514-817-3941
February 29, Saturday: WIBCA's Black History Month Event - One's, Passion, One's Vision, Their Stories
Gerry Robertson Community Center (Pierrefonds East Community Center), 9665 Gouin Boulevard West, Pierrefonds, QC, H8Y 1R4:
10 am to 1 pm for Children & Youth (9+ y.o.);
7 pm to 10 pm for others.
Come and meet our community's visionaries, Black professionals, entrpreneurs and business owners
Info: 514-683-3925
March 8, Sunday: Annual "A Taste of Tea", by Playmas Montreal Cultural Association
Cote St. Luc Aquatic & Community Center, 5794 Park Haven, corner of Kildare, Cote St. Luc, 2 pm to 6 pm
Join us for your favourite Caribbean style tea party, honoring six Black female Montreal Doctors.
Entertainment features Motown greats Skipper Dean (formerly of The Platters), and Michelle Sweeney with her live band.
Prize for the best Motown style of dress. Bring your best tea cup for a prize in the tea-cup competition.
Tickets = $35 each, at most, Caribbean outlets.
Info: 514-620-6612
March 11, 18, 25 & April 1: Afro-Caribbean Folklore in Quebec, by West Can Folk Performing Company
Jamaica Association of Montreal,
To register for any of these workshops, please feel free to contact:AranijaKathiresu at the Jamaica Association of Montreal. The contact number is 514.737.8229 and email
April 5, Sunday: Montreal Black Youth Conference, by Montreal Community Cares Foundation
Concordia University Conference Center, 1450 Guy, 9th. Floor, Montreal,H3H 1J5, 10 am to 4 pm
An interactive forum for discussion and planning for Black Youth, youth mentors and resource people from the greater Montreal area.
Topics discussed will be education, career, citizenship and more. The objective is to sensitize the Youth to resources that can help them with their future plans.
Info: 514-817-3941
FOR INFO ONLY - Not open to the public
January 29 to February 18: Black History Month School Events, by Overture With The Arts (OWTA)
Various Schools in Quebec . (see details below. Tour dates & times are subject to change)
 Overture with the Arts (OWTA) is proud to present Tracking Black Canada as the topic of its annual cross-Canada Black History Month school tour. Founder and Executive Director, Akilah Newton, once again teams up with twin brother--screen and stage actor, playwright, slam poet and stand-up comedian--Omari Newton, to bring OWTA’s latest interactive presentation about Canadian Black history to high schools and colleges from Quebec to British Columbia. The tour, which extends from January 29th to February 29th, 2020, begins with 30 presentations over a two-week period in Montreal and then proceeds to Ottawa, Toronto, and Edmonton, wrapping up in Vancouver and Surrey, BC.
(The detailed Montreal schedule follows.)

January 29, Wednesday: Champlain College
Presentation 1 of 1: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
900 Rue Riverside, Saint-Lambert, J4P 3P2

February 3, Monday: Beaconsfield High School
Presentation 1 of 2: 10:00 am to 10:50 am
Presentation 2 of 2: 10:55 am to 11:45 am
250 Beaurepaire Dr, Beaconsfield, H9W 5G7

February 3, Monday: Christmas Park Elementary School
Presentation 1 of 1: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
422 Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield, H9W 4B7

February 4, Tuesday: John Rennie High School
Presentation 1 of 5: Time TBC
Presentation 2 of 5: Time TBC
Presentation 3 of 5: Time TBC
Presentation 4 of 5: Time TBC
Presentation 5 of 5: Time TBC
501, boul. Saint-Jean, Pointe-Claire, H9R 3J5

February 5, Wednesday: Lindsay Place High School
Presentation 1 of 1: 9:10 am to 10:30 am
111 Broadview Ave, Pointe-Claire, H9R 3Z4

February 5, Wednesday: Beurling Academy
Presentation 1 of 2: 1:43 pm to 1:24 pm
Presentation 2 of 2: 2:39 pm to 3:30 pm
6100 Champlain Blvd, Verdun, H4H 1A5

February 6, Thursday: Macdonald High School
Presentation 1 of 2: 9:10 am to 10:05 am
Presentation 2 of 2: 10:15 am to 11:08 am
17 Maple Ave, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, H9X 2E5

February 6, Thursday: Lakeside Academy
Presentation 1 of 1: 1:35 pm to 2:25 pm
5050 Rue Sherbrooke, Lachine, H8T 1H8

February 7, Friday: Kuper Academy
Presentation 1 of 1: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
2975 Edmond St, Kirkland, H9H 5K5

February 7, Friday: Dawson College
Presentation 1 of 1: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
3040 Rue Sherbrooke, Montreal, H3Z 1A4

February 7, Friday: Sacred Heart
Presentation 1 of 1: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
3635 Avenue Atwater, Montréal, H3H 1Y4

February 10, Monday: West Island College
Presentation 1 of 1: Time TBC
851 Tecumseh St, Dollard-Des Ormeaux, H9B 2L2

February 10, Monday: James Lyng
Presentation 1 of 1: 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm
5440 Notre-Dame St W, H4C 1T9

February 11, Tuesday: Pierrefonds Community High School
Presentation 1 of 2: 8:00 am to 9:17 am
Presentation 2 of 2: 9:30 am to 10:48 am
13800 Pierrefonds Blvd., H9A 1A7

February 11, Tuesday: Howard S. Billings
Presentation 1 of 1: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
210 Rue McLeod, Châteauguay, J6J 2H4

February 12, Wednesday: Place Cartier
Presentation 1 of 1: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
257 Boulevard Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A5

February 12, Wednesday: Collège Jean de la Mennais
Presentation 1 of 1:  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
870, ch. de Saint-Jean, La Prairie, J5R 2L5

February 13, Thursday: Westmount High School
Presentation 1 of 2: 8:45 am to 9:45 am
Presentation 2 of 2: 10:15 am to 11:15 am
4350 Rue Sainte-Catherine, H3Z 1R1

February 13, Thursday: Dorval Elementary School
Presentation 1 of 1: 1:10 pm to 2:20 pm
1750 Carson Ave, Dorval, H9S 1N3

February 17, Monday: Villa Ste. Marceline
Presentation 1 of 1: 8:20 am to 9:50 am
815 Avenue Upper Belmont, Westmount, H3Y 1K5

February 17, Monday: Pierrefonds Library
Presentation 1 of 1: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
13555 Pierrefonds Blvd, Pierrefonds, H9A 1A6

February 18, Tuesday: Villa Maria College
Presentation 1 of 1: 8:15 am to 9:15 am
4245 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, H4A 3K4

February 18, Tuesday: Loyola High School
Presentation 1 of 1: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
7272 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, H4B 1R2

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