Caribbean Rum Splash to Benefit the Triumph Through Adversity Culinary Scholarship Fund

A Hot Rum Fever Festival!

Playmas Montreal Cultural Association and A Taste of the Caribbean Festival present a unique and exciting celebration of the exquisite art of blending fine cane spirits in cocktails never before sampled in Montreal. Savvy rum consumers will discover a truly remarkable range of fine rums from the Caribbean region and enjoy the excitement of mouth- watering island food catered by various Caribbean Executive Chefs who have promised us a celebration of rum in food; for example, Coconut Shrimp in pineapple and Rum Butter, Conch Fritters in hot rum sauce, and other delicious delicacies.

This unique event takes place at the elegant Eveagreen Reception Hall, 5011 Buchan Street, Montreal, Canada on Saturday, February 9th, 2013, at 8:00 pm.

This festival coincides with the celebrations of Carnival and Mardi Gras 2013. The recently renovated Eveagreen Reception Hall is the ideal location for this large gathering of rum lovers and enthusiasts.  Come and sample the world’s finest rums and rum cocktails amongst the tropical setting of palm trees.  The new name, Caribbean Rum Splash will feature fine rums, sumptuous Caribbean cuisine, music, live entertainment by the Montreal Rhythm Makers and Quebra Brazilians Dancers, and island culture.  There will also be a Rum Cocktail Competition on stage and a silent auction.

Proceeds from this event will go towards the Triumph Through Adversity Culinary Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50.00 which includes an open “RUM BAR” for everyone who enjoys fine rum.  Tickets are available at most West Indian Outlets in Montreal.  For Information please call (514) 620-6612.

Driver safety is our utmost concern so we have made arrangements for discounted hotel accommodations at Ruby Foo’s Hotel, 7655 Decarie Boulevard, for reservations please call (514) 731-7701.

About Triumph Through Adversity Culinary Scholarship Fund

This initiative provides training in the culinary arts.  It provides a positive and structural approach for building an interesting and productive life for disenfranchised youth.  The program targets the under-privileged population who are experiencing difficulty adapting into the mainstream work force.  A Taste of the Caribbean Festival is a vehicle to fulfill the main objective of addressing the diverse social problems within various communities.

To learn more about Triumph Through Adversity Culinary Scholarship Fund please call (514) 620-6612 or send an email to

Objectives of the Program

  • To address the social problems in the Community
  • To provide training and development program in the culinary field
  • To empower our youth to learn, develop and succeed
  • To build tomorrow’s professionals
  • To work alongside Celebrity Chefs to cater to the large diverse audience attending the annual A Taste of the Caribbean Food Festival.

Jahkeeki Lowe – 2008/2009 TRIUMPH STUDENT – 22 year old Jahleeki Lowe was born in Montreal of Barbadian parents. He is a graduate of Vanier College in Social Sciences. Jahleeki was the first graduate in A Taste of the Caribbean Triumph Program. His dream was to become a Chef and his dream was realized through our TRIUMPH Program.

Benefits to Trainees
To develop entrepreneurial skills of young people
To enhance employability skills and build strong work ethics
To build a network of employers and business mentors
To become role models for the community and other young people
To prepare the workforce of the future

Benefits to Sponsors
Creating a society that fosters the success of our youth
Successful utilization of skills and talent in the community
Facilitate development in the areas of leadership and career goal-setting
Creation of positive role models within the community

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