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February 28, 2014
Vincies in Canada donate to Lions Club of Kingstown – SVG

by Maxwell Harewood Fri Feb 28, 2014

The Vincentian community in Canada came out to show their solidarity for the victims of the 2013 Christmas floods which affected the island.{{more}}

Vin Abbott, Kenny Sylvester, Jim Lewis, Caribbean Entertainers in Toronto, in collaboration with Leroy “Ball-O-Fire” Brown of SVG Lounge (formerly Latin Sensation), put on a Relief Concert in an effort to raise monies to assist the victims of the December 2013 floods in SVG. The event was held at the SVG Lounge in Toronto, Canada on 18th January 2014.

The featured artistes, among others, included Lorenzo “LA Knights”, Jamaican artiste Soul J. Marie, with her latest hit “Love is a Wonder,” Gideon James from the band TOUCH, and Ricky Bowman.

The effort realized a sum of CAN$2,024.15, plus US40. The money was donated to the Lions Club of Kingstown-SVG to assist with the continuation of the relief efforts which the club started since December 2013. President LaTeisha Sandy, along with secretary Andrea James and Lion Sylvia DeFreitas, received the donation on behalf of the club.

The Lions Club of Kingstown-SVG wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the organizers Vin Abbott, Kenny Sylvester, and Jim Lewis for this initiative and is especially grateful to all the featured artistes, DJ’s and the Vincentian, and non-Vincentian populace in Toronto for coming out to support such a worthy cause. Many thanks also to the NBC Radio, Nice Radio and other radio stations in SVG for helping with the promotion of the event.