Mississauga Travel’s Lallan Roopnarine dead at 67

Mississauga Travel’s Lallan Roopnarine dead at 67

Lallan Roopnarine, former owner of Mississauga Travel, was born in Penal in South Trinidad in 1952 and died after a short fight with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday September 17 2019 in Mississauga. Lallan came to Canada in 1975 where he worked in the travel industry until he opened his very popular Mississauga Travel in 1990, […]

SCC and “Our Own” victorious at Toronto Cup 3

SCC and “Our Own” victorious at Toronto Cup 3

By Ravendra Madholall Softball Cricket Club (SCC) and Our Own were victorious at the 2019 Toronto Cup 3 which was played last Sunday at the Toronto University ground, Scarborough campus. In the opening category, SCC defeated arch-rivals Rebels by four wickets while Our Own beat Canadian Legends by three wickets in the over-40 Division. Rebels […]

Saturday was kids’ bacchanal time in Scarborough

Saturday was kids’ bacchanal time in Scarborough

By Stephen Weir You could tell that everyone was pumped to cheer on the children.  A city ambulance stuck a Trinidadian flag on its hood. A Caribbean man donned a banana costume and walked the parade route handing out bananas to the junior revellers.  Local politicians waved and cheered and parents cried for joy when […]

Hope Lutheran’s gift of hope and music

Hope Lutheran’s gift of hope and music

“The sound of music filled the air!”  This is what can be said every day at a one week summer Music Camp at Hope Lutheran Church (located at 14 Centre Street- near Markham Road and Eglinton, Scarborough). Each day 140 campers between the ages of 5-14 gather for a full day of learning and fun. […]

Carnival Kiddies Hits It Outta The Park

Carnival Kiddies Hits It Outta The Park

By Stephen Weir New venue. New vibe. New Super Cool costumes. The Junior King and Queen Showcase was held outdoors last Sunday afternoon at the Malvern Town Centre in Scarborough.  The event attracted an estimated 2,000 people; many stayed all afternoon to see the new big costumes that will be worn in this Saturday’s Children’s […]

Island Foods closes Parkdale branch after 33 years

Island Foods closes Parkdale branch after 33 years

After 33 years, Island Foods, a West Indian food institution, has closed its Parkdale location. Ruth Sawh, matriarch of Island Foods, said that it was not their decision; the building where the landmark restaurant at 1182 King St. W will be demolished to make way for two massive condo towers. Island Foods’ dates back to […]

Pan Fantasy’s night in praise of their “Pannies”

Pan Fantasy’s night in praise of their “Pannies”

By Lincoln DePradine Pan Fantasy Steelband musicians are certain they’ll be participating in the “Pan Alive’’ panorama competition of 2019; a competition they’ve won in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. What they are unsure about is what selection they’ll be performing at the Ontario Steelpan Association (OSA) competition on August 2 at […]

Great week to be a kid in Scarborough

Great week to be a kid in Scarborough

By Stephen Weir As the school year winds down and the warm weather finally moves in, Last weekend it proved to be a great time to be a kid in Scarborough. There were three, count ‘em three, kiddies costume band launches in the city this past Saturday and Sunday and there are more launches to […]

Machel rocks Atlantic Mas band launch

Machel rocks Atlantic Mas band launch

By Stephen Weir & Craigg Slowly Pictures by Anthony Berot No Bunji Jumping this year, but Machel Mantano sure performed and danced up a storm.  The Trinidad superstar was the crowning touch on Saturday’s massive costume launch for the newly reconstituted Atlantic Mas band. The afternoon costume show and musical performance was held at Rebel […]

African Canadian Heritage Association celebrates 50 years of educating Black youth

African Canadian Heritage Association celebrates 50 years of educating Black youth

The African Canadian Heritage Association, fondly known as ACHA, celebrated its milestone 50th year anniversary of teaching African and Caribbean history to children in our community on Saturday the 18 and Sunday May 19, 2019, to a packed house at the beautiful Centennial College Event Centre in Scarborough. Saturday featured A Nia Circle and Family […]

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