Shauna’s Published Work

Conversation with Angie Thomas about her new book On the Come Up

By Toronto CaribbeanShauna-Kay Casselltorontocaribbean.com — BY: SHAUNA-KAY CASSELL Writers at the Rose, the newest addition to the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) held their reading series on Monday, February 25th, 2019, at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, in partnership with The Rose Theatre and the Brampton Library. The featured writer, and a New York best-selling author, Angie Thomas, gave an interview about her second book, On the Come Up, with Amanda Parris.

Black History Month Series Media Launch: Showcasing the TD Black Diamond Ball

By Toronto CaribbeanShauna-Kay Casselltorontocaribbean.com — Photo by: Mitchel Raphael BY: SHAUNA-KAY CASSELL The TD Bank Group has teamed up with ArtXperiential Projects to put together Toronto’s Fourth Annual TD Black Diamond Ball to be held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, in celebration of Black History Month. This luxurious event is one of many cultural events in the Black History Month series, that was highlighted at the Black History Month Media Launch held on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019, at the A Different Booklist in Toronto.

The Honorable Mr. Justice Donald Mcleod received the Inaugural Martin Luther King Award at the 20th Anniversary MLK Celebration

By Toronto CaribbeanShauna-Kay Casselltorontocaribbean.com — Photo by: David Spencer -DSi Fun Photos BY: SHAUNA-KAY CASSELL The Honorable Mr. Justice Donald Mcleod received the Inaugural Martin Luther King Award on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at the 20th Anniversary Martin Luther King Celebration held at Apple Creek Community Church, in Markham, Ontario. Over a thousand attendees gathered for the free celebration.

Paba Cosmetics Inc.: The New Make-up Brand for Women of Color in Canada

By Toronto CaribbeanShauna-Kay Casselltorontocaribbean.com — BY: SHAUNA-KAY CASSELL Paba Cosmetics Incorporated, a local make-up line established in 2001, was made for women of color by creator and CEO, Felicia Sarpong. Now, Paba Cosmetics has three storefronts; two in Ghana (Accra and Kumasi), and one in Toronto. As the true entrepreneur that she is, Sarpong saw a problem; women of colour were not wearing their correct undertone.

Canadian Kwanzaa Association celebrates the first Kwanzaa week in Canada at  Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto

By Toronto CaribbeanShauna-Kay Casselltorontocaribbean.com — BY: SHAUNA-KAY CASSELLOn January 1st, 2019, the Canadian Kwanzaa Association (CKA) celebrated Kwanzaa, the Pan-African holiday, at Nathan Philips Square in Toronto for the first time; making it the first Canadian proclamation for Kwanzaa week in Canada’s history. The Toronto 3D Sign lit up in red, black and green, representing the lighting of the seven candles during the seven-day ceremony held from December 26th to January 1st.

The City of Brampton has opened applications for citizen appointments to various committees in the 2018-2022 Term of Council

By Toronto CaribbeanShauna-Kay Casselltorontocaribbean.com — BY: SHAUNA-KAY CASSELLThe City of Brampton has opened applications for residents to help make decisions in their city, by joining one of the various committees or appointments for the 2018-2022 term of council. These committees are as follows; the Citizen-based Advisory Committees, Adjudicative Committees, Administrative Tribunals, and related appointments. This is an opportunity for residents to volunteer their time, invaluable expertise, and actively participate in a meaningful way.

Holiday Party held in partnership between the Jamaican Canadian Association and Western Union

By Toronto CaribbeanShauna-Kay Casselltorontocaribbean.com — BY: SHAUNA-KAY CASSELLOn December 15th, 2018, Western Union and the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) celebrated with a Holiday Family Fun Day for the community as a way to give back, and to provide a celebration to those who were unable to return home for the holidays. It was held at the JCA Centre at 995 Arrow Road between 1-6pm. Approximately 80 participants joined in a Caribbean-style celebration, hosted by DJ Jonathan Juiceman Shaw.

The Annual Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) Children’s Christmas Party brought a Caribbean Christmas to children

By Toronto CaribbeanShauna-Kay Casselltorontocaribbean.com — BY: SHAUNA-KAY CASSELLThe Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) held their Annual Children’s Christmas Party at the JCA center for children of all ages on December 9th, 2018. Approximately 75 children and their parents from the Greater Toronto Area joined in the Christmas celebration, planned by a committee made up of four members: Natalee Johnson, Director, Children and Youth Affairs, Natasha Douglas, Kendra Douglas-Gannon, and Atavia Malandrino.

The Jamaican Diaspora Getting A Spotlight Of The Issues That…

By Jamaicans.com, Shauna-Kay Cassell- The Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Canada hosted a conference on Saturday, July 12, 2018, at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, in Toronto, Canada.

The Office Of The Prime Minister Of Jamaica Held Town Hall…

By Jamaicans.com, Shauna-Kay Cassell- On Thursday, June 7, 2018 Prime Minister of Jamaica, the most Honourable Andrew Holness and Senator, the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith hosted a Town Hall Meeting at the Praise Cathedral Worship Centre in Mississauga, Ontario to connect with the Jamaican-Canadian Diaspora.

The Jamaica Diaspora Crime Intervention and Prevention Task…

The Jamaica Diaspora Crime Intervention and Prevention Task Force (JDCIPTF) held a triumphant Town Hall Meeting in Toronto on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Jamaica Diaspora and Friends Excellence Award (JDAFEA) Launches…

Florida, August 11, 2017– The Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference held in Kingston on July 23-26…

The Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Elects New Representatives…

JDAB newest representatives for the three regions; Northeast, South, and West-Mid-West, are ready…

Annual Dinner Dance and Fundraiser at the Stamford Sheraton…

  On Saturday December 10, 2016 the OFANA Northeast Region held its annual dinner dance and…

Jamaican Farmers Benefit From Scholarship To Learn Organic…

Toronto, February 27, 2017–  Fifteen small farmers recently completed a one month intensive…

The Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force and the Jamaica…

The Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force and the Jamaica Agricultural Society partner to host…

Ole Farmers Association North America Awards Eight Scholarships…

The Ole Farmers Association North America (OFANA) recently presented eight scholarships to students…

Thwaites briefs Diaspora Members by teleconference on Education…

In an ever changing world, the future of our people is etched on the level of education within that…

Jamaica, The Land I love

August 11, 2015 By: Shauna-Kay Cassell   Following my heart, turned out to be a good…

Better Dating Ideas Montreal

Dating is exciting and what better time to get started than at the beginning of a New Year. Plus, it doesn’t get anymore romantic than being in Montreal. …

Sparkling Wines To End 2017

As the year comes to an end, we know what’s on the top of your shopping list: Champagne, I mean, Sparkling Wine. Do you want to walk into …

A Southern-Style Christmas In Tennessee

Driving up the windy roads of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee brought with it much anticipation, as we look forward to spending a Southern-Style Christmas as a family …

Fighting The Common Cold With Ginger Tea

Having the common cold can be such a mental drag. It literally slows your progress all the way down to doing nothing! Generally, it starts off with a …

Top 6ex Health Benefits Of Doing It

At a time when we have become workaholics, sleep-deprived, overstressed, and have anxiety attacks, women and men are still opting to meet our everyday responsibilities, instead of vying ..

Follow Your Heart And Live In Jamaica

Sometimes, the heart wants the most outrageous things. Mine told me, “quit your job, pack your bags and go live in Jamaica”. It was the most bizarre desire …

Caribbean Style Dishes To Bring To Your Kitchen

Do you want a tropical get-away but work has you stuck at home? Why not arrange a Caribbean style wine and dine in the comfort of your own …

Preparing Your New Year’s Resolutions Early

Resolutions, which is a big fancy word for goals, is causing a lot of impulsive decision-making at the beginning of each year. This is the time most of …

Give And Get Happiness

Are you getting excited about the holiday season? Or do you often dread this time of year? From purchasing gifts, Christmas trees and ornaments, to making charitable donations, …

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