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"Vaughan Road Reunion May 14-15, 2011"

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"Jamaicans Urged to Take Up Baton of Forefathers"

TORONTO — Jamaicans are being urged to take up the baton of nation building left by the country's forefathers.

The charge came from Jamaican-born Senior Pastor of the Victory Sanctuary of Praise in Canada, Rev. Dr. William Lee, who was delivering the sermon at the annual Independence Church Service, held at Faith Sanctuary Pentecostal Church in Toronto on Sunday July 31, to commemorate Jamaica's 49th year of independence.

Rev. Lee, who hails from the parish of Hanover, said this year's Independence theme: ‘The Journey Continues,’ is very appropriate because our forefathers passed on the baton and so the journey continues.

He said the national heroes were unwavering in their commitment to create an atmosphere of love, peace and brotherhood for all Jamaicans and they also made it possible for equal opportunities for all Jamaicans, regardless of education, colour or status.

He implored the congregation not to let down the next generation but to carry on the legacy.

“Jamaica is a land of beauty and prosperity; a land which all of us should be proud of. I call upon you to remember the responsibilities we have to the next generation. We need to pass on the baton of love, peace and brotherhood to them. The onus is on us. They need vision and stability. We need to make sure to keep the torch burning and not let it go out. We come from good stock, from good roots. Let us stand up and be proud of who we are. The journey continues,” he stated.

Other participating clergy included Rev. Granville McKenzie of Faith Sanctuary; Rev. Rosenda James of Revivaltime Tabernacle; Rev. Barbara Lindsay of Grace Restoration International Ministries; and Rev. Aldith Baker of St. Hugh and St. Edmund Anglican Church.

Jamaica's High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Sheila Sealy Monteith, read Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding’s Emancipation Day Message.

A rousing rendition of “Let Freedom Ring” was performed by Pastor Winston Hurlock, while all-male group, Just As I Am, sang the Negro Spiritual, “Wade in the Water”. Faith Sanctuary Choir delivered “Moving Forward”; and gospel sensation Donnett Thompson-Hall performed a medley of songs, including “Down By The Riverside”, “Meet Me By The River”, and “Fly Away”.

Proceeds from the service will go to the Stimulation Plus Child Development Centre, a basic school in Kingston for children with disabilities. The Toronto-based Independent United Order of Solomon has also pledged to donate a wheelchair and two walkers to the school.

Among those in attendance were Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Seth George Ramocan; Regional Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Sandra Scott; President of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA), Audrey Campbell; and Guyana’s Acting Consul General, Sattie Sawh.

By CAROLYN GOULBOURNE-WARREN, JIS Reporter - Jamaica Information Service (JIS)

"CHRY 105.5 FM celebrates 24 years with Musicville"

CHRY 105.5 F.M. presents Musicville: the All Canadian Showcase celebrating CHRY’s 24th year on the F.M. dial. This talent-laden event will highlight some of the leading acts in Reggae, Calypso, Gospel and Acoutics with some comedic timbre in-between.

The response from veteran performers and “stars on the rise” has been overwhelming and the event organizers promise that these combinations will be highly entertaining and robust.

This instalment of Musicville will be held on Friday October 14th, 2011 at the Jamaica Canadian Association located at 995 Arrow Road. The event will see the illustrious powerhouses Nana McLean, Macomere FiFi, Bob E. Ruglass and Jay Douglas joined by torchbearers Steele, Visionary, Tanya Mullings, Trèson, DJango, Jassette Haughton, Donnett Thompson-Hall, LG Morgan, Structure and Yellows.

All artists on the main stage will be supported by notable live bands Mountain Edge, Nu Genration and Uni Production Gospel Band. The comedic energies and event flow will be in the capable hands of Jay Martin, Marcia Brown and Owen “Blakka” Ellis.

Through Musicville, CHRY Community Radio Inc. will enhance its central role of supporting the GTA’s diverse and underserved communities for numerous decades.

From its humble beginnings as a campus radio club in the basement of Vanier College at York University in 1968 to its current broadcast status as a protected F.M. station functioning from the York University Student Centre, CHRY’s connection to the wider community through talent development and promotion has had immeasurable impacts on the local music scene in the GTA. This consistent connection has led the station to unbreakable bonds with local and now global talents. It is no doubt the reason for such stellar artist support for this year’s fundraising event. CHRY looks forward to giving Torontonians a fantastic show while they support a worthy cause. Admission is $25 at the door. - › A&E4 Oct 2011


From the album: Ultimate Source
Main Purpose
Leave Me At The Altar
Write My Name (Medley)
"Have all been doing well and maintaining positions in the top ten charts at various radio stations in Florida, Bronx, Brooklyn and Jamaica



Donnett Thompson-Hall (Sis. Marie) a renowned gospel recording artist is a Rare Diamond. She is a dynamic singer who ministers under the power of the anointing, allowing God to take full control.

Donnett has performed locally and internationally. She has been blessed with countless opportunities to lift her voice in song for Heads of state, including a former Prime Minister of Canada. One of her impressive appearances was at the International Models and Talent Association (IMTA) show in New York City, achieving third place honors amidst hundreds of contestants. Her performance was electrifying, a natural charisma that drew her audience to her.

Donnett creates musical magic wherever she performs. She was a featured performer of the Canadian National Anthem on CBC Radio. She also won the T H Haughton award of merit for her performance.

In March 2011, Donnett launched her album “Ultimate Source.” Since then her music is being aired in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Within a few weeks the album attained the number 8 position on the TOP 50 Best Sellers List for VP Records. International radio stations got wind of the album and have been giving it frequent air play. Radio programs have been using songs from the album to open and close their shows

Songs such as Main Purpose, Ultimate Source, Leave me at the altar and Samson from the album has stayed consistently in the Top Ten.
Donnett has taken the time to let God’s richest blessings flow in her life. She has been blessed with a wonderful husband who has written songs that are on the album. Her ultimate passion is to minister to many in song, bringing each one closer to Christ. .

Donnett is truly a “Rare Diamond” who endeavors to propel toward greatness. Her talent is a gift from God that she will forever hold dear.