St. Lucia and Dominica join forces to celebrate Creole Month in Canada

Toronto: The Commonwealth of Dominica Ontario Association (CDOA) and the St. Lucia Toronto Association (SLTA) will once again join forces to celebrate Creole Month in Canada, with the hosting of the 3rd Annual Two Island/One Culture – Madam Wob Creole Canada.

This event showcases Dominica’s and St. Lucia’s cultural heritage, through traditional dances, folk songs, and a colorful display of their national dress the “Wob Dwiyet”.

The Madam Wob Creole Canada competition now in its 3rd year, will be the highlight of the evening, and will feature four participants of Dominican & St. Lucian descent who will be judged on poise, knowledge of their respective islands, creative wear using madras and the ability to display their island’s traditional wear, the “Wob Dwiyet”.

The competition serves as a platform for the participants to promote various attractions around the islands and to bring an understanding of Dominican and St. Lucian culture, Creole language and history to the Canadian public. The winner of the event receives the opportunity to be a cultural Ambassador for their respective island, and to serve as a role model for other women of the Caribbean.

The Madam Wob Creole event has attracted a sold out capacity of 300 and continues to grow in popularity and this year’s show is expected to do the same. The event has received acclaim over the last few years for its creativity and originality in becoming a premier Creole cultural event in Canada.

This Cultural Showcase, one of Toronto’s annual observances of Creole Month in Canada, is slated for September 30th, and will begin at 6:30pm at The Latvian Community Centre, 5 Gervais Drive in Scarborough.

For more information on this years’ event, please contact:
Beverly Bradshaw – St. Lucia – 647-293-6743
Avril Robinson – Dominica – 416-268-1635
Email: madamwobcreolecanada@gmail.com

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. September 14, 2017

    If I remember the Latvian Canadian Cultural Center is at 4 Credit Union Drive ,East of Don Mills and Eglinton Ave ,therefore . the Dominica Association in Toronto Canada should make sure the correct address is posted .. They do wonderful work and they lift Dominica to the highest stand.
    I wish all the contestants good luck and I pray that Dominica walk away with the crown

  2. Anonymous
    September 14, 2017

    As long as we are not expected to subsidize it like the WCMF I don’t mind. Too may free loaders among our people already.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      September 14, 2017

      You expect to enter and be entertained for free? There will be a cover-charge. This is to defray the costs.
      The Association must pay for the hall where it will be taking place. Keep in mind two countries are involved in the preparation.
      You should expect dinner and other goodies of especially Dominican and St. Lucian delicacies to be served. It should be an enjoyable evening.
      Telephone one of the numbers and inquire about it.

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