“Caribbean Nite” to benefit Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital – Sept. 15, 2012

by Darling Nicky

Caribbean Nite a fundraiser for Jo Brant Hospital

West Indian food, culture and music will be on the menu at the  Burlington Caribbean Connection  Annual Caribbean Nite.  It will be held on Saturday September 15,2012 at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre at the corner of New Street and Drury Lane.

A light meal will be served at 8pm with doors opening at 7 pm.  There will be a cash bar, lots of door prizes and Caribbean music by Pentium Entertainment.

Advanced tickets cost $25.00, they cost $30.00 at the door.  This  year  proceeds will be go to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation Redevelopment Campaign.

Tickets for this event can be obtained by contacting  Ancilla Ho-Young at  905 332 4570.

The Burlington Caribbean Connection (BCC) has been operating in Burlington since 1996. For more information visit website www.thebcc.ca  or email  at thebcc2000@yahoo.ca .


The Burlington Caribbean Connection (BCC) is a non-profit organization that is comprised of members who share the common goal of promoting Caribbean culture through charitable events that result in scholarships toward post-secondary education, and donations to charities in need as identified by the members of the BCC.

The Caribbean with its richness of culture, people, intoxicating music and exotic food has always been a fascination for writers, poets and musicians. Whether you were born in the Caribbean or have a connection with the islands, this fascination also holds true for everyone.

Here in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, a group of like minded people got together to strengthen this link, forming the Burlington Caribbean Connection (BCC) in 1996. The organisation has grown significantly over the years, becoming a recognized presence in the local community. The BCC has a very serious focus which is to raise funds to support local charitable causes and maintain a scholarship fund for pursuant of post secondary education.

Of course in true West Indian style, its not just hard work but it’s about getting together, having fun which means good food, great music, dancing and catching up with friends.

Our Goals:

-To operate as a non-partisan, non-profit organization
-To maintain a scholarship fund
-To create cultural awareness through social events and educational opportunities
-To assist charitable causes

We accomplish this by hosting events thoughout the year that have come to be highly anticipated events in the community. These include: The Black History Month events, Annual Spring Brunch (May), Annual Caribbean Nite (Aug-Sep), Annual Gala and Scholarship Awards Night (Dec).

To date we have given out over $10,000.00 in scholarship funds, and $20,000.00 in donations to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital.

The Executive members of The BCC are:
Ancilla Ho-Young, President
Rene Papin, Vice-President
Daphne Dooling, Treasurer
Norma Byer, Secretary
Janet Mullin, Past President