Showing posts from January, 2019

When a child smiles an exhibition is opened!

Minister and Lieutenant Governor Mark 50th by Opening Show

By Stephen Weir

Big Things For B Town (and Montreal too!)


There is an art to Black History Month in Toronto


Black History Month presser in Toronto - 90+ events in February

Model Beverlyn Asante wears golden headdress by Dawn Grant
Black History Month: No Time To Sleep. Events almost every hour of the day for 28 days straight By Stephen Weir It’s not a big secret – Toronto is about to become the epicentre for the country’s most important Black History events this February. At a press conference on Tuesday, Black History Month organizers and key officials from the Toronto Dominion Bank unveiled a record number of 90+ different February events that will occur for the most part in the GTA. The presser was held at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre on Bathurst Street. It was a full-house with radio, television and print journalist on hand to learn about all-things-Black beginning next week.

Damcers' Duet Inside The A Different Booklist's Community Centre
Music. Fashion. History. Food. Performance.  There is a mammoth formal gala, crazy good concerts and small unique happenings for 28 days in a row.  It all begins next Tuesday – yes in January – at the Me…

Canadian Charity Helps In Trinidad At Christmas

In Trinidad These Toronto Angels Walk Softly And Carry A Big ChequeBy Stephen Weir
Tony Chankar was a hard man to track down this Christmas holiday. The Scarborough printer and community leader was in Trinidad visiting family and literally out everyday of his trip spreading the love on behalf of Toronto’s UNI-TNT with those in need. It took three-days of trying before we connected by phone. “Well today we gave $15,000 TT to the RapidFire Kidz Foundation here in Trinidad and Tobago” said Mr. Chankar. “This money, which we raised in Toronto, is helping the kids who are in the hospital over the holidays at the San Fernando General Hospital. It is Trinidad’s big hospital and there is a real need.” “We did a presentation today to the organization which gives presents and baskets to everyone in the Children’s ward. RapidFire is a church driven charitable foundation in Trinidad that has been doing outstanding work in the community for a number of years.” Tony Chankar and his family have liv…