Grenada Launches Spicemas 2012 in Montreal

Press Release - Gemma Raeburn-Baynes
Photo credit - Dick Nieuwendyk
June 28th, 2012

The Montreal Launch of Grenada Spicemas 2012 at A Taste of
the Caribbean Festival in Montreal on Sunday, May 27, 2012 was another successful highlight of the day's event.

Grenadian Calypsonian Randy Isaac flew in just in time to bring the house down with a stella performance with a backdrop of Grenada Shortknee dancers and pretty mas from Montreal Carnival Vibrations and the West Island T&T Carnival designers.

The Reigning Carnival Queen, Miss Cherrie Jones, was on hand to officiate at the Launch and was also the Celebrity Chef who prepared the Grenadian treats of Oil Down, Creole Lambi, Callaloo Rice, Spicy Nutmeg Chicken and a drunken Bread Pudding. Chef Cherrie was ably assisted by Grenadian-born local Chef, Lovinna Mark, the Grenada Youth Group of Montreal and the Pius X Culinary Institute students.

Randy Issac performing

The Spicemas Launch was officiated by the Consul General of Grenada to Canada, Ms Jenny Gumbs and the Honorary Consul for Grenada at Montreal, Mr. Leonard Wharwood Jr. Music, dancing, eating, drinking and browsing through the Market Place was all part of the very successful A Taste of the Caribbean Festival. VIP's were also treated to Grenada gift bags compliments of the Grenada Tourist Board Toronto.

The event was staged by Playmas Montreal Cultural Association of Montreal, of which Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, a Grenadian, is Founder and President.

Those who missed it, missed a great event.

Special thanks to Colin Dowe of Grenada Spicemas Association. Thanks to the Committee Members, the Volunteeers, the Sponsors, The Media and those patrons who came out and supported.