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Drive-in Fundraiser, Friday, October 30th 2020.

A movie and entertainment from the seat of your car, what more can you ask for!
 
Celebrating Halloween for grown folks on Friday, October 30th @ Royal mount drive-in.
 
Proceeds from this event will be donated to Summit School providing special needs education since 1963 as well as the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) serving the community since 1982.
 
Tickets:
$49 per car (without tax receipt)
$99 per car (with tax receipt)
$250 per car VIP
 
For tickets and information go to driveinmtl.com 
 
For those who can’t make the event but wish to still contribute, you may participate in the raffle.
$10 gets you 10 chances to win two tickets anywhere in North America, the Caribbean, Mexico or Hawaii.
 
Click the link below.
 
 

WIBCA honors 2020 Scholarship Awards.

 

WIBCA is proud to announce that despite our financial challenges due to COVID-19 which contributed to our inability to fundraise, we were still able to honor our annual mandate providing scholarships to deserving students in our community.Congratulations to Vanessa Manroop, Jessica Williams-Daley and Jasmine Aujla, all deserving/outstanding students accepted into College and University. We would also like to thank our volunteer Scholarship Coordinator, Joan Lee and Education Committee Coordinator, Petal Steele for managing the application review process.Lastly, we would like to thank our judges Erene Anthony and Yvonne Sam for taking the time out of their busy schedules partaking in the selection process.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. – Malcom X

WIBCA proudly presents, SENIOR SURF – Empowering seniors in our community to use technology in their everyday lives.

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2020
TUESDAYS 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
CLASSES COMMENCE ON SEPTEMBER 15TH 2020.
VIA Zoom
 
Links to register for one or more modules below noting space is limited.
 
For more information: admin@wibca.org

Confronting Racism-Discussion Group, WIBCA’s newest program.

A group committed to confronting racism in ourselves, our community, and our world by listening to BIPOC voices in anti-racism literature, films, podcasts, etc., with the ultimate goal of empowering Black, Indigenous and people of colour.
 
WHO: A small group of 12 people (particularly white folks and those who have not experienced being part of a minority group) who have a desire to work towards racial justice, starting by confronting their own biases through education. This group and all of its content will be in english and is for those 18 years and older.
 
WHAT: Similar to a book club, but not limited to books. A group invested in educating ourselves through reading from Black authors, journalists, etc., and coming together as a group to have the difficult discussions that can often arise with this type of work. The first book will be “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism”, written by Robin DiAngelo. Monthly content going forward will be decided by the group; ranging from anti-racism books, biographies, articles, films, documentaries, podcasts, etc.
 
WHERE: Zoom meetings until regulations allow meetings of larger groups.
 
WHEN: The first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8pm. The first meeting is on Tuesday, October 6th.
 
COST: Becoming a member at the West-Island Black Community Association ($20 for students/seniors, $30 for adults) and providing your own copy of the book for the month. If you are unable to make this financial contribution but are interested in the group, please still apply.
 
A huge shout out to Rachael Seatvet for approaching WIBCA with this vision…. what an amazing ally ✊🏽
 
For more information email: admin@wibca.org

WIBCA’s 2020 VIRTUAL Quarterly General Meeting – Sunday, August 30th 2020 @ 7pm via ZOOM.

 

The West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) invites all members, partners and friends within the community to attend our 1st 2020 Quarterly General Meeting where you will have the opportunity to meet our diverse team of volunteers and be the first to hear all about our upcoming activities, workshops, and programs planned for the remaining of the year and 2021.

1. Want to join our dynamic & diverse team?
2. Want to give back to your community by making a difference in someone’s life?
3. Interested in hosting an educational/empowerment workshop at WIBCA?
4. Ever thought of becoming a mentor to a Youth?
5. Interested in tutoring a student with their homework and/or studies?


….If you have answered yes to any of the above listed questions then make it a point to join us this Sunday.
 
WIBCA Administrator is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Quarterly General Meeting
Time: Aug 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 656382
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For more information please email admin@wibca.org or call (514) 683-3925

INVITATION to WIBCA’s virtual TOWN HALL II MEETING.

Sunday, August 9th at 7pm

With ELYSIA BRYAN-BAYNE as the MODERATOR

OUR OBJECTIVES

The purpose of WIBCA’s Town Hall II will be to receive tangible action plans from the public officials to correct the effects of overt and systemic racism currently plaguing the Black community in the West Island.
 
WIBCA’s 1st Town Hall held June 7th 2020 identified issues in three major categories (Education, Law/Politics, Youth/Social Initiatives) and now our elected officials and law-enforcement will have the opportunity to announce their solutions.
 
We look forward to your involvement and support as we move towards justice and equality for all of us.
 

FACEBOOK LIVE for general public: https://www.facebook.com/WIBCA/

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

WIBCA’s Virtual Town Hall II

The objectives of our 1st virtual Town Hall were met, giving a voice to deep concerns of the Black community members calling upon elected officials & law enforcement to hear and respond.
 
Now we move forward with tangible solutions derived from the meeting, feeding recommendations to respective parties holding those in the decision-making positions accountable to bring the necessary changes into existence.
 
8.9.20 – SAVE THE DATE, more details to follow…

WIBCA’s Newsletter – SUBSCRIBE today!

Check out WIBCA’s latest newsletter and make sure to SUBSCRIBE if you have not already done so.
 
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COME WORKOUT WITH US!

As of Saturday, August 1st, WIBCA will host FREE outdoor Kick-Boxing & Self-Defense Workouts every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
 
RSVP via email (admin@wibca.org) will be mandatory minimum 2 hours before each class as there will be restrictions with regards to the number of participants.

WIBCA hosts a Youth/Mentoring Meet & Greet Picnic Saturday, July 25th.

 
Our Youth/Mentoring group is open to all aged between 12 & 25 yrs.
If you would like to meet our team of volunteers and/or enroll a youth in the program please fee free to join us noting social distancing and face masks will be required.
 
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