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News and Events

The West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA’s) #BLACKLIVESMATTER T-shirt fundraiser.

We’ve replenished our stock and now also have white #BLACKLIVESMATTER fundraiser T-shirts on hand as well.

If you have already reserved your merchandise, we will be open @ WIBCA (48C, 4th ave. South, Roxboro H8Y 2M2) for a pick up /payment this Saturday, July 4th between 10am & noon.

**Social distancing will be respected**

Exact cash, cheques or e-transfers will be accepted on-site.

Please message us on FB or email admin@wibca.org placing your orders in in advance if feasible.

Our community has spoken!

WIBCA would like to take this opportunity to thank our guest panelists, poets, moderator, elected officials, law-enforcement and our community at large for the overwhelming participation at WIBCA’s 1st virtual Town Hall meeting.

Our objectives set forth were accomplished and we will continue to mobilize as we prepare for a follow up Town Hall with a date TBD.

In the interim, we will take the necessary time to review/address all the correspondences in the FB chat along with gathering any questions which (due to time constraints) may not have been addressed during the Town Hall.

We would also like to thank the generous feedback received from many of our allies and greatly appreciate all of the volunteer requests and donations received to date.

#wereallinthistogether
#wibcaforever

Interested in becoming a WIBCA member?

Want to be a volunteer?

Interested in joining one of our committees?

Want to know more about our programs/workshops?

CONTACT: admin@wibca.org

Town Hall Meeting hosted by the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) – 06.07.20

Artwork created by Amelia Souffrant – IG: @amexsc

Sunday, June 7th at 7pm ~ Via ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83958516849?pwd=c0dTWEZOb1ZCRDN2THNNNWtPQUJmUT09

Meeting ID: 839 5851 6849 Password: 585164
AND FACEBOOK LIVE https://www.facebook.com/WIBCA/

With ELYSIA BRYAN-BAYNE as moderator.

The meeting will be conducted in English, supporting questions in both official languages.

OUR OBJECTIVES
To create a safe and open platform for Black Citizens, in particular Black Youths, to speak to the effects that SYSTEMIC & OVERT RACISM has on them as individuals and their community as a whole. We will be encouraging participants to share their experiences, feeling and concerns to public representatives i.e. our local politicians and law-enforcement.

OUR PANEL
We have invited professionals from the Black community in the areas of Mental Health; Education; the Arts; Justice; Social Services; Journalism and community development to address the impact that racism, toward POC has on the communities they work with and serve. Particular attention will be paid to the most recent incidences of police brutality in the US and here in Canada,
We will also be inviting other Black Community organizations to weigh in on the topic and to propose recommendations and possible solutions.
We look forward to your involvement and support as we move towards justice and equality for all of us.

For more information please email us at admin@wibca.org

#openmic
#tiredoftalking
#accountability
#policyreform
#systemicracism
#overtracism
#wayforward
#solutions
#wibca

WIBCA’s Annual Scholarship Application is open – Deadline May 29th 2020.

All information along with the application form can be found HERE

WIBCA offers FREE Kickboxing & Self-Defense workshops for women 18+

WIBCA welcomes our community (women 18+) to register for FREE Kickboxing & Self-Defense workshops coordinated twice a week each Monday and Wednesday.
All you’ll need is your bottle of water, a towel and be ready to sweat!


WHEN: Every Monday & Wednesday from 8:30-7:30pm

WHERE: WIBCA – 48C, 4th Ave South Roxboro

REGISTER: admin@wibca.org or 514.683.3925

WIBCA Senior’s present: A Vintage Springtime Social – 4.26.20

Anyone for Tea?

Please join the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) for our annual Tea Party Fundraiser.

The event will also entail:
-A Big Hats & Tea Cups competition
-Entertainment
-Raffle & Door prizes

Date: Sunday, April 26th 2020.
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Admission: $25.00
Location: Marcel Morin Community Center – 14068 Gouin Blvd. West Pierrefonds, QC H8Z 1Y1
Tickets: 514.683.3925 or admin@wibca.org

**FREE parking

Check out WIBCA’s highlights during the month of February (end of January) for Black History Month 2020.

  1. January 29th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) attends the opening of the 29th edition of Black History Month here in Montreal.
Right: Joan Lee (WIBCA Treasurer and Scholarship Coordinator) Left: Michael Farkas (President of the Black History Month round table)

2. February 8th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) attended a Black History Month celebration hosted by Overture With The Arts (OWTA).

3. February 10th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) was recognized in the House of Commons by MP Francis Scarpaleggia for our community work in the West Island.
Click the link below to playback.

https://business.facebook.com/watch/?v=2512913252316183

4. February 11th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) was featured on CBC Radio ‘Let’s GO’ hosted by Sabrina Marandola on 88.5FM to speak on being named in the House of Commons, our community initiatives as well as our Annual BHM networking event. Click the link below to playback.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-383-lets-go/clip/15760523-west-island-woman-honoured-for-her-work-in-the-black-community?fbclid=IwAR2KfJ7IJ5_V0DoOa78WjeQn6Kq9eTAo5k7Zr4ub58lfQZ68hGaXXikJvLQ

5. February 11th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) took part at the Black Heritage Day @ PK Suban Atrium (Montreal Children’s Hospital).

6. February 22nd 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) Chairperson is featured on Montreal’s CTV News speaking on our Black History Month event One’s PASSION, one’s VISION, their STORIES…
Click the link below to playback.

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/mobile/black-history-month-wraps-up-with-event-showcasing-visionaries-and-professionals-1.4823855?fbclid=IwAR2yrum-XhrQtLXmLTCrPxv-hs9fY4nZ6uuQLvjktTWj94KdNsYjvh6Vty0

7. February 24th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) Executives heads out to their annual road trip to Ottawa @ the National Art Gallery in celebration of Black History Month. Theme for this year was “CANADIANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT: GOING FORWARD, GUIDED BY THE PAST”

Left: Joan Lee (WIBCA Treasurer & Scholarship Coordinator) Right: Kemba Mitchell (WIBCA Chairperson).

8. February 25th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) is featured in the Montreal Gazette, article written by journalist Kathryn Greenway highlighting WIBCA’s Black History Month Networking/Meet & Greet event One’s PASSION, one’s VISION, their STORIES…
Click the link below to read the article.

9. February 26th 2020, The West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) was honored to have been invited by Vanguard School to present what Black History month encompasses with a Q&A period to a group of 12-14 year old students.

Our Chairperson Kemba Mitchell presenting.

10. February 29th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) hosts our 3rd annual BHM Net working and Meet & Greet placing a spotlight on Black Professionals, Entrepreneurs and/or Business owners.

Thanking Kobe Gibson, Fimo Mitchell, Spark Davidson, Akeem Hoyte-Charles,  Sandra Fénelon,  Emmanuel Ayo, and Brian Doc Holidae for being our guest panelists at our Black History Month segment for our youth.

Thanking Ian ‘Wizzy Moonchaser’ Thomas, Akeem Hoyte-Charles, Jessica Frederique, Anthony, Akil, Heidi Emilus, Joanne James, Sabrina Carrington, and Madwa-Nika Phanord-Cadet for being our guest panelists and Tracy Paul for being our moderator at our Black History Month event.

FREE Kickboxing & Self-defense classes for women in 2020!

FREE Kickboxing & Self-defense classes for women @ WIBCA every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-8:30pm starting January 6th.
Registration is now open but space is limited.
Email admin@wibca.org or call 514.683.3925 to reserve your spot.