What’s go­ing on and what have you missed in Mon­treal

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If you are a soc­cer en­thu­si­ast and would like some­thing fun to do this Canada Day Weekend – and for a good cause, too – then check out the 8th edition of GOALMTL – Lions Cup Soc­cer Tour­na­ment on July 2, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Per­ci­val Mol­son Sta­dium.

20 teams rep­re­sent­ing dif­fer­ent restau­rants and pubs across Mon­treal – plus a team com­prised of Mon­treal me­dia stars and celebri­ties – will com­pete in the tour­na­ment to raise vi­tal funds for sev­eral non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions that ben­e­fit youth, fam­i­lies, so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties and education, such as Global Cit­i­zen, the Mon­treal Com­mu­nity Cares Foun­da­tion and Share the Warmth. So far, over $250,000 has been raised at this event.

Ihere will plenty of at­trac­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties for spec­ta­tors of all ages. They in­clude a Kids Zone, free yoga classes cour­tesy of Lu­l­ule­mon, a video game lounge, free hair­cuts pro­vided by Mai­son Privee, a jerk chicken com­pe­ti­tion, a pas­sion soc­cer bou­tique, entertainment pro­vided by the Red Bull DJ Team, guest ap­pear­ances by Mon­treal Im­pact cap­tain Pa­trice Bernier and for­ward Do­minic Oduro, and plenty of food and drink.Ad­mis­sion to GOALMTL is free.

7th an­nual Mon­treal

Com­mu­nity Cares

The 7th an­nual Mon­treal Com­mu­nity Cares (MCC) Awards tooke place on June 22 at Club Soda, which hon­oured 13 in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions who are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence across the is­land of Mon­treal.

Hosted by Chan­tal Des­jardins, Caro­line Van Vlaardin­gen and Derek Au­cion, with Just For Laughs COO Bruce Hills as Hon­ourary Chair­per­son, the Mon­treal Com­mu­nity Cares Awards paid trib­ute to the fol­low­ing re­cip­i­ents in five di­verse cat­e­gories. Com­mu­nity Lead­er­ship: Kather­ine Ve­lan, Corey Fleis­cher, Svens Tele­maque and Vi­mal Pa­tel; Com­mu­nity Or­ga­ni­za­tion: Head and Hands, CKUT, A Prom­ise for Prom, and Eva R. Gsum Foun­da­tion; Youth Lead­er­ship:Alexis La­horra and Mil­ton Calderon Don­fer; Pro-Ath­lete Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment: Pa­trice Bernier; Life­time Achieve­ment: Nalie Agustin and Robert White. The evening also fea­tured per­for­mances by Joey Elias, Faye Cum­mings and Ana Sta­sia.

Lakeshore Civ­i­tan

Lakeshore Civ­i­tan, a ser­vice club that has been aid­ing the West Is­land com­mu­nity for more than 60 years, dis­trib­uted over $16,000 to 10 lo­cal com­mu­nity groups at its an­nual Dis­tri­bu­tion Din­ner, which was held on June 14 at the Casa Grecque re­cep­tion hall in Pier­re­fonds.

Ac­cord­ing to Lakeshore Civ­i­tan Pres­i­dent Ricky Held, the dis­trib­uted monies were raised through­out the year via its many fundrais­ing ef­forts, in­clud­ing the sale of 150 cases of its fa­mous Clax­ton Fruit Cakes in over 40 lo­ca­tions.As well, money was do­nated to victims of the West Is­land floods this spring, and the Foun­da­tion of Stars; plus they gave out 30 Easter food bas­kets.

The or­ga­ni­za­tions that re­ceived cheques from Lakeshore Civ­i­tan at this year’s Dis­tri­bu­tion Din­ner were AVATIL (Train­ing for Independent Liv­ing), Cit­i­zens Ad­vo­cacy, Con­cor­dia Cen­tre for the Arts in Hu­man De­vel­op­ment, Friends for Men­tal Health, Gen­er­a­tions Foun­da­tion, Kizmet, Light A Dream, Lucky Har­vest, West Is­land As­so­ci­a­tion for In­tel­lec­tu­ally Hand­i­capped (WIAIH), West Is­land Que­bec Spe­cial Olympics, and the Civ­i­tan Re­search Cen­tre, which is lo­cated at its in­ter­na­tional head­quar­ters in Birm­ing­ham, Alabama and is ded­i­cated to re­search­ing cures for de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties.

St. Am­broise Mon­treal

Fringe Fes­ti­val

The 27th edition of the St. Am­broise Mon­treal Fringe Fes­ti­val wrapped up in their own inim­itable style on June 18 with the an­nual Frankie Awards cer­e­mony, which was held for the first time at Club Soda.

Hosted by fes­ti­val ex­ec­u­tive and artis­tic di­rec­tor Amy Blackmore and as­so­ciate di­rec­tor Kenny Streule, the Frankie Awards hon­ored some of the fes­ti­val’s fa­vorite pro­duc­tions in 14 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, and were handed out by a num­ber of Fringe Fes­ti­val part­ners. The awards were named in hon­our of Frank Hop­kins, a ma­jor bene­fac­tor of the Mon­treal Fringe Fes­ti­val dur­ing its early years, who died in 2015 at the age of 93.

Some of the Frankie Award win­ners were: “The Morn­ing Af­ter The Life Be­fore” (Best English Pro­duc­tion), “The Bal­lad of Frank Allen” (Best English Com­edy), “The Merkin Sis­ters” (Mon­treal Clown Fes­ti­val Award), Glam Glam Pro­duc­tions (Spirit of the Fringe Award), and “Precinct: An Im­pro­vised Cop Story” (Best Vis­ual Iden­tity Award for its poster art­work).

Also, Ms. Blackmore an­nounced to the full house crowd about two spe­cial Fringe-re­lated events: World Fringe Day on July 11, which will be si­mul­ta­ne­ously ob­served by ev­ery Fringe fes­ti­val around the world; and dur­ing the first week of Oc­to­ber, a spe­cial re­mount­ing of sev­eral pop­u­lar shows not only from this year’s Fringe Fes­ti­val, but from past fes­ti­vals as well.

Shane Adam­czak (left) and Al Lafrance ac­cept­ing their Best English Com­edy Award for "The Bal­lad of Frank Allen" at the Fringe Fes­ti­val's Frankie Awards cer­e­mony

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