Friday, January 29, 2010
An earthquake in Haiti on January 12 left unknown numbers dead and wounded, leveled buildings, destroyed infrastructure and devastated a country. Two weeks after the quake, the numbers have mounted. The numbers tell stories of death and destruction, as well as a global outpouring of aid. The Canadian death toll in Haiti has reached 21and another 147 people are still unaccounted for. Currently there are 1,400 members of the Canadian Forces in Haiti helping with the recovery.
On Monday, February 1st, 2010 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM EST,
a March for Hope will start at City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
will end at Queens Park (University Avenue at College Street).
At 4:53PM, a moment of silence will be held in remembrance of over 200,000 victims
who lost their lives in the devastating quake.
The March for Hope will end with a vigil in front of Queens Park.
Key note speakers include
Haitian Honorary Consul. Dr. Eric Pierre
President of the Ontario Black History Society Dr. Rosemary Sadlier.
The intention of the march is to raise awareness on three important legislative points with the hope that the Federal Government will comply and swiftly expedite help to the current plight in Haiti.
This event is inspired by the precedent set forth in section s 37 of the Immigration Act 1976.
ANTICIPATED GOAL OF THE MARCH
1) Broaden the ordinary definition of family under this class to include:
spouse, child (irrespective of age or marital status), parent, grandparent, grandchild (irrespective of age or marital status), sibling (irrespective of age or marital status) niece/nephew, (irrespective of age or marital status), aunt/uncle (irrespective of age or marital status). The definition also includes step and in-law relationships.
2) To permit Haitian refugees currently living in Canada
with no actual status the right to bring a family member while their status is being revised.
3) Start an airlift evacuation of all critically injured Haitians in need of critical care.
Coalition of Community Organization of Ontario
Coalition Spoke Person : KARINE MORIN
Coalition member organizations :
Le Centre d’Établissement des Nouveaux Immigrants de Peel (CENIP)
Le Centre Canadien pour l’Unité de la Famille (CCF)
Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire
Thursday, January 28, 2010
On Wednesday, January 20th, 2010, friends and family of Dave "Soulfingaz" Williams came together at the Revival Concert Theatre in Toronto for a special night of music to remember the late musician.
Williams, a staple in Toronto's entertainment scene, passed away in his sleep on January 6th. The Producer, Songwriter and Musician was signed to a EMI Canada Music Publishing and had worked with an extensive list of notable artists representing all genres of music including Parliament Funkadelic, Deborah Cox, Esthero, Divine Brown, American Idol's Katherine McPhee, Mos Def, and Reggae Artists Freddie McGregor and Beenie Man just to name a few. Williams was also responsible for doing musical scores for several Canadian and American film and television projects.
The tribute featured performances by several artists including Eddie Bullen, Divine Brown, Ivana Santilli, Glenn Lewis, Kalabash, Hello Charlie, and Shannon Maracle.
Proceeds from the event were donated to trust funds for his children.
More videos from the event at http://www.youtube.com/caallen1
B2B For HAITI "Where fitness meets philanthropy."
B2B for Haiti is an event geared towards lending our health for those in need. All throughout the day we will have phenomenal instructors leading great fitness workouts. Jully Black will also be personally leading her new 21 minute full body workout B2B every couple hours.
WHERE: CiRCA NIGHTCLUB, 126 John Street, Toronto, ON
WHEN: Sunday, January 31, 2010
TIME: 3pm - 9pm
COVER: $20.00 to benefit the Red Cross Haiti Fund
• An all ages event.
• Show up anytime between 3pm and 9pm and stay as long as you like!
• Guests who would like to attend but not take part are welcome to pay the cover to attend and have a good time!
HOSTED BY: Jully Black, Universal Recording Artist, http://www.jullyblack.com
PRESENTED BY: Running for a Reason (Jully Black, Shaun Campbell & Desmona Cole) together w/ Tika Simone, CiRCA and Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson, InBodyMint
RUNNING FOR A REASON is a non-profit organization started by Jully Black, Shaun Campbell and Desmona Cole, dedicated to enhancing the physical health of adults and promoting children’s fitness education. The proceeds of its initiatives are used to support health organizations making a difference in the fight against issues such as Juvenile Diabetes, Obesity, Eating Disorders and Cancer.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Six Ah Wi Artist Collective
in Association with Up From The Roots present
Black Present: A Black History Month Celebration of Excellence
Sunday, January 31, 2010, 8pm
Revival, 783 College St. $15 advance
Paying tribute to Dr. Jay the Soca Prince, Dwayne Morgan, Dameion Royes, and Trey Anthony and featuring performances by Toya Alexis, Lorraine Reid, akaSubliminal, and Gary Beals
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Profile Entertainment in partnership with the Legacy Weekend Festival
is proud to present
The 2nd Annual
Black New Years Gala
(The Official Unveiling Party for the 16th annual Black History Month Poster)
Saturday January 30th, 2010 @ 7:30 PM
At the Prestigious
(Prestige on Bay)
330 Bay St.
Just north of Adelaide
For Tickets and Info: (416) 368-4300
Gala Tickets: $30
Dance Tickets: $20
WAYNE CHUNG’S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY AFFAIR
J.A.M.A.I.C.A. Part 2
(The Upscale New & Ol'Skool Reggae Party)
LIVE TO AIR ON Globe-radio.com
FRIDAY JANUARY 29th, 2010
CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF WAYNE CHUNG OF R&B IN THE CITY EVENTS
And Many Others
@ SEVEN NIGHTCLUB
224 Richmond Street (East of Duncan)
Above Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club between University & Duncan
THE GENTLEMEN OF R&B IN THE CITY, WAYNE CHUNG, KEVIN REID & G.Q. HENDERSON WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS TO EXPERIENCE ANOTHER YEAR IN CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF WAYNE CHUNG.
The night will attract old & new friends, celebrities, models, recording artists, entertainment industry icons, movers and shakers and some of the HOTTEST WOMEN IN TORONTO!
Private VIP Bottle Service Booths
Sexxy Smoking Third Floor Patio
Bottles Specials All Night
((( $10 BEFORE 12AM GUEST LIST IS FULL )))
LIMITED $15 BEFORE 12AM IS STILL AVAILABLE
CALL OR TEXT TO CONFIRM GUEST LIST AND LINE BYPASS
416-528-6257 WAYNE CHUNG
416-877-2283 KEVIN REID
416-704-5487 G.Q. HENDERSON
For B-DAY Bookings, VIP Booths and Bottle Service RSVP
Call any of the above numbers or email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Limo Service - Reduced Rate 416-528-6257
Music By: FLOW 93.5 FM's - Sound Quest Ent. ~ Boogieman & Max B
Playing The Best In New & Ol'Skool: Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop & Soca
Mature Upscale Clientele
Style Code: CHIC & SEXXY (No Baseball Caps – No Runners – No Sports Attire)
The Jamaican Canadian Association Presents - "Hands Across Haiti"- A fundraising concert will be held Friday January 29, starting at 7:00pm at the JCA, 995 Arrow Road.
Hosted by: Owen “Blakka” Ellis & Marcia Brown
Various featured artists include;
Letna Allen Rowe
Sonz of Thunder
and many more musical performances from local Toronto artists.
100% of proceeds will be donated to Haiti relief efforts!!!!
The Jamaican Canadian Association is accepting both financial and in-kind donations for the Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort.
Those who wish to make a monetary contribution may donate on-line via our website
http://www.jcassoc.org by clicking on the “Donate Now- through Canada Helps.org” button or mail/drop-off a cheque to our office at
995 Arrow Road, North York ON, M9M 2Z5.
In addition, JCA will be accepting water, non-perishable food items and new clothing from 10:00 am – 5:00pm.
Friday, January 22, 2010
HOPE FOR HAITI
will be held at the the Tattoo Rock Parlour, 567 Queen Street West,
Sunday , January 24 at 7pm.
Confirmed DJS: DJ AGILE
Support DJS : David Emcee Slim Mills, Dj Styles
Hosts: Miss Haiti, Barbara Dorsaint , Najjah Creftt
Introductory Remarks by : Judith Montreuil, Haitian born ,
Social worker who will be flying to Haiti to allocate funds to health agency.
Showtime is 7pm sharp.
QUEEN OF HEARTS
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Toronto Urban Music Festival (TUMF) has created Urban Music Week, celebrating Urban Music, Urban Arts and Urban Music Industry Conference and running from January 20 until February 1, 2010.
Wednesday, January 20 – Monday, January 25
Urban Music Week Visual Arts
Toronto City Hall Rotunda (7:30 – 9:30 p.m.)
Friday, January 22 – Saturday, January 23
National Film Board Cinema, 150 John St. @ Richmond St. W.
Monday, January 25
R&B/Soul Showcase featuring Eric Roberson w/aka Subliminal and Prita Chhabra
The Mod Club, 722 College St @ Shaw St.
Tuesday, January 26
Black Lotus Media in association with Urban Music Week
Acoustic Soul Tuesdays (open mic)
Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst St. (8:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, January 27
REMG Entertainment and TUMF Urban Music Week present:
The Return…Doom featuring Mos Def
with special guests D-Sisive and Mix Tape Massacre
Kool Haus, 132 Queen’s Quay East
(All Ages, 8:00 p.m. doors, 9:00 p.m. show.)
Friday, January 29
Urban Music Industry Conference: The Business of Urban Music
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St. W.
(Upper Canada Room, 18th Floor, 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.)
Hip Hop Notables 2010
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. (Doors at 9:30 p.m.)
Saturday, January 30
Urban Music Industry Conference: Urban Artist Boot Camp
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St. W.
(Upper Canada Room, 18th Floor, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Monday, February 1
Public Forum: The Caribbean Roots of Hip-Hop
North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. (6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
(Friday: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., Saturday: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.)
For more information and admission prices:
Toronto For Haiti - Earthquake Relief Concert @ the Revival & The Annex, Toronto, ON - Fri Jan 22nd!
Toronto For Haiti- Earthquake Relief
783 College St, starting at 8PM
This Friday January 22th 2010
Groupe Professionnel Haïtien de Toronto (GPHT) will be joining forces with The Toronto Black Professionals Meetup, and First Fridays to present Toronto For Haiti: Earthquake Relief.
This fundraiser is to help survivors overwhelmed by the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Join us for an entertaining evening of poetry, song and dance.
Our host for the evening will be Mr. FARLEY FLEX, the official ambassador of Unicef in Canada.
DJ Carl Allen
Jasmine Jones - Drums
Tim Ball- Bass
Chris Rouse - Vocals/Keys
Terri Oliver - Vocals
Anthony Wright - Keys
Carl Harvey - Guitar
Neil Braithwaite - Sax
Chris Assaad - Vocals/Guitar
Special appearance by RAYMOND FONTAINE and OBED CETOUTE of the TORONTO ARGONAUTS
ENTRANCE FEE $20.00
All money raised from the event will be donated to UNICEF.
UNICEF is providing immediate emergency assistance to children and families affected by the horrifying quake, including medical care and supplies, tents, trauma kits and clean water.
If you have been wondering what to do ...then help those impacted by raising much needed funds.
Please contact us at (905) 766-4327 if you wish to get involved, donate to the silent auction or sponsor this event.
Together we will make a difference.
ALSO this Friday
Award winning Carlos Morgan and the Flow will be performing at
The Annex Live,
296 Brunswick Ave, Which Is 1st Set Of Lights East Of Bathurst St & South Off Bloor St. West.
Cover Charge Is $5.00.
All Proceeds From The Door Will Be Given To UNICEF To Help The People Of Haiti.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
TC3's Annual Bowling Fundraiser
When: Saturday January 23rd
Where: Playtime Bowl (33 Samor Rd. near Yorkdale Mall)
Time: 4:45pm till 8pm
Includes: 3 hrs of bowling, 2 slices of pizza,
pop and shoe rental
There will be a Silent Auction.
More Ticket Info: email@example.com
100% of profits go directly to The Toronto Childrens Concert Choir (tc3.ca)
Timbaland Presents the Shock Value II Tour
Support: Keys N Krates
11 Polson St., Toronto, ON
REGULAR TICKETS - ALL AGES
GALA LAUNCH 2010: CaribbeanTales Youth Film Festival, William Doo Auditorium, Toronto, ON - Thurs Jan 21st!
A number of celebrated African Canadian filmmakers will be honoured at a Special Gala Awards Ceremony on Thursday January 21st 2010, as part of the 2nd CaribbeanTales Youth Film Festival - Celebrating Black History Month.
Founded by award-winning filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon, the festival screens Africentric films for audiences of high school and university students, and is a unique festival that addresses the shortage of Africentric curriculum tools in Canadian high schools and universities. This year’s festival highlights the achievements of African-Canadian directors and producers in the development of Africentric film and television, and celebrates this burgeoning sector of Canadian film culture.
Announced this week, CaribbeanTales Youth Film Festival 2010 Gala Launch honourees and award recipients are Claire Prieto-Fuller, Fil Fraser, Sudz Sutherland and Jennifer Holness, and Hubert Davis. The ceremony will take place at the William Doo Auditorium, (45 Willcocks Avenue.) at 6 p.m.
Read more about the awardees at http://ctyfilmfestival.com/?p=1064
Tickets are now available for
CaribbeanTales Youth Film Festival GALA LAUNCH
Date: Thursday January 21st 2010 @ 6.30pm
Featuring “Invisible City”
Winner of the Best Film award at Hot Docs 2009
from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Hubert Davis.
Mr. Davis will join us for the Launch and to introduce his award-winning films.
Venue: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St. Toronto
Tickets are $20 each,
Look forward very much to seeing you there!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Come out and celebrate the life of David "Soulfingaz" Williams. An amazing Father, Friend and the most influential musician in the country... in his words: LET'S GO GET IT!!!!
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Location: R E V I V A L
783 College Street
Toronto, ON Canada
Tickets are $20
With performances by:
The A Team featuring.................................................**
** Glenn Lewis ** Ivana Santilli ** Saidah Baba Talibah**
** eriN hunt
** Xtiin Jones
** HelloCharlie **
** Leh-Lo **
** R E S **
S H U G G A featuring................................................**
** Mike Ferfolia ** Chris Rouse ** Alana Bridgewater **
** Divine Brown **
** ESTHERO **
** DJ K.C.
** DJ Sean Sax
ANYONE WANTING TO DONATE IN ADVANCE CAN CALL 416.570.3187 (JOJO BOWDEN)
ALL PROCEEDS FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO THE TRUST FUND FOR HIS CHILDREN
Soulfingaz Tribute T Shirt, on sale at the event.
150 shirts only - $20.00 each. They will go fast so get one as soon as you get to the club. Wear it during the show, then save it for the annual show. All money will go to the trust fund.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
You can help by visiting:
World Vision - http://www.worldvision.ca
Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (Wyclef Jean's organization) - http://www.yele.org/
Carma Foundation (Melky Jean, Wyclef's Sister)- http://www.carmafoundation.org/
Foreign Affairs Canada -
Salvation Army - http://www.salvationarmy.ca/
Unicef - https://secure.unicef.ca/portal/SmartDefault.aspx?at0&CID
Reports are surfacing that Theodore (Teddy) Pendergrass, the man known for his smooth voice and soulful lyrics, has passed away in a hospital in suburban Philadelphia hospital at the age of 59 late Wednesday evening.
In 1982, Pendergrass was in a car accident which left him with a spinal cord injury and paralyzed from the waist down.
According to his son, Teddy Pendergrass II, Pendergrass had been recovering slowly after colon cancer surgery eight months ago.
His cause of death has not yet been released.
The Grammy-nominated singer's many hits included "Love TKO," "When Somebody Loves You Back" and the ultimate baby-making hit "Turn off the lights."
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Hundreds of guests ushered out 2009 and rang in 2010 at the 17th Annual Black Tie Affair inside the Toronto Delta Airport West on New Year's Eve.
Known as one of the longest running and most prestigious urban New Year's eve Dinner and Dance events in the city, the lavish affair had two ballrooms pumping with R&B, reggae, calypso, and old school in each and a "quiet storm" room for people who needed a dose of slow jams.
DJ's for the evening included, Mark Anthony, George "The Mailman" Fynn,
Glen C, Bobby D, and "The Juiceman" Jonathon Shaw.
Dinner guests were served a full gourmet Caribbean buffet and the event also featured riveting performances by Toronto-based Singer Kim Davis and Comedian Jay Martin.
Check out more video performances at http://www.youtube.com under caallen1
RENT: The Broadway Tour
January 12 - 24, 2010
The Canon Theatre
244 Victoria St., Toronto
Tues, Weds, Thus, Fri at 8 PM;
Sat 2 PM and 8 PM;
Sun 1 PM and 6PM
RUNNING TIME: 2:40 (includes one intermission)
Suggested for ages 13+
Children under the age of two will not be admitted.
Tickets are now available at the box office, by phone at 416.872.1212 (toll-free, call 1.800.461.3333) or click here to buy online through ticketking
A modern, rock version of the opera La Bohème. Set in New York's East Village, RENT is the emotionally stirring story of a community of young artists struggling to live and celebrate life.
Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp reprise the roles of Roger and Mark they made famous on Broadway and in the motion picture. Visit the RENT website, www.siteforrent.com, for more details and information
Student rush tickets will be available to purchase in-person, at the box office, with valid student ID, two hours before each performance. One ticket per student, $25/ticket. Seating is subject to availability.
Patrons can also enter their names in a ticket lottery 2 hours before each performance, in person at the box office, for a chance to purchase a maximum of 2 tickets at $20 per ticket. The draw will take place an hour and a half before each performance. There will be no more than 18 lottery seats available for each performance. Winners must be present to win and will need to show photo ID.
UPDATE: 01/12/10 - RENT: Student RUSH announced. $25 each. 1 ticket per student with valid ID. 2 hrs before show. Subject to availability.
RENT: Lottery announced. $20 each for 18 front row seats. In person 2 hrs before show. Must be present with ID to claim tix.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Join Andy C, Eddie Williams, The Juiceman Jonathan Shaw, DJ Glen C, The Mailman George Fynn and Ms. Sutra
For the ultimate FREE customer appreciation party
DJ Glen C
The Juiceman Jonathan Shaw
The Mailman George Fynn
playing a little bit of everything......old and new
stylishly casual....wear your jeans if you like just be sure to dress them up....
Come enjoy a FREE night out on us.......
P.S.....BIRTHDAY PARTIES are welcome.....just let us know.....
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK UP YOUR FREE TICKETS NOW WHILE
THEY LAST ANY OF THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW
Rsvp to Eddie Williams at eddie@GoToAparty.com to get on the FREE guest list.
FREE tickets and RSVP guest list valid until 11:30 p.m.
Official Ticket Outlets
Majestic Barbers & Salon
Discount Beauty Supplies
Scarborough 416 289-9689,Toronto 416 781-1679,Mississauga 905 848- 2228
Nappy's Hair Shoppes
Markham 905 948-0884
Brampton 905 453-3037
Mississauga 905 949-6787
Info:416 781-1695 Ext 3 Or Email:eddie@GoToAparty.com
When Sisters Speak Spoken Word Concert @ the Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON - Sat Jan 16th!
When Sisters Speak is North America's largest annual showcase of its
kind, featuring female spoken word artists from across Canada and the
United States in an uncensored forum of creative expression. Much of
African history has been transfered from generation to generation
through art and story telling; When Sisters Speak follows in this
tradition and critiques the world that we live in.
THE CARIBBEAN DANCE THEATRE
LOCATION George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
TICKET INFORMATION $45.00, $25.00
For tickets visit: http://www.tocentre.com