SUMMER HARVEST IN MONTREAL- GRENADIAN STYLE
Montreal -- Colorful stalls dresses in Grenadian colors, face painting, children happily playing and older folks chatting and munching on treats such as chip-chip and groundnut sugar cake. This was the scene last Saturday in Montreal as the Grenada Nationals Association of Montreal hosted its annual harvest festival.
The harvest has become a mainstay of the Association's calendar and brings together the community to participate in a uniquely Grenadian tradition. The basement of St. Kevin's church was transformed into a cornucopia of Grenadian culinary delights.
Attendees were treated to a variety of products form the Spice Isle. Direct from Grenada, Montreal Grenada Market, helmed by Mr. Theodore Blaize, was on hand vending traditional spices such as cinnamon and turmeric. One vendor boasted of selling potato pudding made in an "outside" oven and sold in "nestle's milk" cans.
The family atmosphere was further enhanced by the presence of an expert face-painter, much to the delight of the younger patrons. For those who wished to dance, resident Montreal DJ, Berkeley, kept the company amply supplied with a variety of popular Grenadian tunes.
The general feeling was one of sharing and community spirit as old, young and middle aged came together to mix, mingle and of course, eat.
The evening's festivities culminated at around 9pm. The President of the Grenada Nationals Association of Montreal Inc. – Kenny Calder thanked the community for their continued support as they look forward to next year's harvest celebrations. He also invited participants to register to play Jus Jab in the upcoming Montreal Carifiesta July 7th 2012 being presented by Grenada Nationals Association of Montreal Inc. and Grenadians DJ's in Montreal.