Sunday, 10 September 2017

Some Events Happening in September and October 2017 - Greater Toronto Area


CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2017, Sept. 13-21. Film screenings will be held at the Royal Theatre, 608 College St., Toronto from Sept. 13-20. The Closing & Awards Night will be held on Sept. 21 at Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond St. West, Toronto. www.caribbeantalesfestival.com

The Gala Opening of the 12th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival at the Royal Theare in Toronto on Sept. 6, 2017.

United Achievers’ Club presents its 33rd annual Scholarship & Recognition Awards on Saturday, Sept. 16, 6pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 90 Biscayne Crescent, Brampton. Keynote speaker: Dr. Everton Gooden, Chief of Staff, North York General Hospital. Call 905-796-1916/905-459-1942

JCA 15th annual Scholarship Awards will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 7pm at the Jamaican Canadian Centre, 995 Arrow Rd., Toronto. Keynote speaker: Dr. Gervan Fearon, president & vice-chancellor, Brock University. Call 416-746-5772

A Different Booklist Cultural Centre launches BIGGER.BETTER.BOLDER fundraising campaign with “Planting the Seeds” a Live Stream-A-Thon on Sunday, September 17, 7:00am-10:00pm, 777-779 Bathurst St., Toronto.

 A Different Booklist Cultural Centre: The People’s Residence will host “Planting the Seeds”, a modern day stream-a-thon campaign to raise funds for the centre’s community and education programs. This event aims to raise $300,000 to support the organization’s mission.



Akoma Learning Centre presents: “Working While Black: Effectively Combatting Anti Black Racism in the Workplace” on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9:30am-4:30pm at 65 Wellesley St. East, Suite 501 (at Church St.), Toronto. [See attached flyer]




Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention’s annual general meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 21, 6pm at 20 Victoria St., 4th Floor, Toronto. Call 416-977-9955/info@black-cap.com

The Word On The Street, Canada’s largest outdoor book and magazine festival, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, 11am-6pm at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. A free event. B. Denham Jolly will discuss his memoir, “In the Black: My Life,” at 1:30pm and 4pm at the Toronto Book Awards Tent.

Seminars4u in association with Gems House of Jerk presents... Mutabaruka Live in Concert (Toronto) on Sunday, September 24 inside the Jamaican Canadian Association, 995 Arrow Rd., Toronto.

Sistah Claudia - will speak on Mindfulness & Meditation.
Ubuntu Dance and Drumming - will provide the edutainment
Spoken Word poet - Dwayne Morgan, Up From The Roots ( Greetings)
Sistah Thandiwe - All African People's Revolutionary Party (Greetings)
Global Afrikan Communities Network - Welcome and Greetings
SankofaInCipher - Marketing and Promotions

MC:       Delroy G, G 98.7 FM
Music by: DJ Corey & Mutabaruka (After Party)

Vegan and Vegetarian meals provided by: V's Restaurant
Natural Juice provided by: Humble Heights Creations Juice & Tea

For vendors: please contact Brother Sankofa at 647.995.2624/ 647.380.2573.  He has limited early bird tickets for $25 until September 15. [See attached flyer]




A Jamaica 55 panel discussion organized by Professor Carl James, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, 5:30-9:00 p.m., at York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto. Panelists: Juliet Holness, MP for St. Andrew East Rural, Jamaica; Avis Glaze, education consultant; and Professor Daniel Coleman, English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. Moderator: Professor Andrea Davis, Chair of Humanities, York University.

A-Supreme Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides care and support to community seniors, will be hosting “A New Era of Care Grand Gala” on Saturday, October 7, 7-10pm at the International Plaza Hotel in Toronto.

The gala is designed to benefit and further improve the organization’s critical contributions to providing subsidized homecare for seniors in need. The event’s keynote speaker will be Juliet Holness, MP for East Rural St. Andrew, and wife of Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness.


International Festival of Authors, Oct. 19-29, 2017, Toronto’s Festival of Words & Ideas featuring over 150 authors in 11 days of readings, interviews, panel discussions and book signings. Among the authors featured will be Andre Alexis, Drew Hayden Taylor, Lee Maracle, and others at the Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto. Ifoa.org. 416-973-4000

The Heritage Singers Canada presents “Reflections…A Walk Down Memory Lane” to celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2pm and 7:30pm at Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. (Yonge & Sheppard area). Box Office: 416-250-3708. Heritagesingers1977@gmail.com


Operation Black Vote Canada presents GENERATION NEXT Black Youth Political Summit, for youth 16-24 years on Saturday, Oct. 28, 1:00-4:00pm at Toronto City Hall, Community Room 1, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Sponsored by Councillor Michael Thompson, Ward 37

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