On June 11, 2016, Reggae in the Fields starts a year long celebration of its 40th year of broadcast on CKCU FM 93.1 FM. Reggae in the Fields is Canada’s longest running Reggae radio program hosted by Junior Smith over the entire period. You are invited to celebrate this occasion.
“Jones & Jones congratulates Junior Smith on his accomplishments on his 40th anniversary of broadcasting reggae music in Canada. His program ‘Reggae in the Fields’, Canada’s longest running reggae radio program, sits in a pivotal position in our nation’s capital and has been a significant contribution to the promotion of reggae music in Canada. As founding chair of the reggae category of the Juno Awards, his knowledge of reggae music in the national capital region was instrumental as we gathered data to assist in the creation of the JUNO Reggae category in 1985”, says President Denise Jones.
On June 11th, two events are planned, a day-long family picnic at Vincent Massey Park and a dance at St. Joseph Parish Hall.
The events at Vincent Massey Park (Heron Road) begin with a domino tournament from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. This sudden death playoff will crown the “Best Domino Player in Ottawa.” Register your domino team with Nervall at 613 797-4736 by May 22nd. Registration fee is $10 for each player.
Between 12 noon and 6:00 pm, both CKCU FM 93.1 and CHUO 89.1 will broadcast live from the park. This will be a double simulcast between both radio stations. This radio marathon will be hosted by O’Shea Adagio, Papa Richie, Junior Smith, Mikey Wizdom and a variety of special guests.
Join us on the pitch between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm for a “Soccer Festival” hosted by Rockers United Soccer Club. All children 5-13 years are welcome to participate. Register with Peter at (613) 769-5141 by May 22nd.
Other activities include card games, prizes and surprizes. Limited edition Reggae in the Fields anniversary t-shirts for sale. Caribbean cuisine available.
The day’s activities conclude with a dance held at St Joseph’s Parish Hall located at 174 Wilbrod Street. Music starts at 9:00 pm SHARP so come early to enjoy a variety of Oldies but Goodies and more recent tunes. David Supersound, DJ Cruss, Music Master, Nebula and Upfront will keep you entertained throughout the evening.
Advance tickets are $20 for singles with limited advance only $35 couples’ tickets. Tickets available at the door for $25. Couples tickets may be purchased in advance only. No couples ticket available at the door.
Savannah, 1838 Bank, 731-7878
Claudette’s Coiffure, 360 Croydon, 596-2510
L&F Montego, 2211 St Joseph, 830-8377
Fades, 1800 Bank, 737-3633
Tropical Heat, 2784 Lancaster, 867-0399
Tropical Gardens, 556 Montreal, 746-5600
Ocho Rios, 1800 Bank, 733-9999
Fades, 597 Somerset, 230-3233
Be a part of this family picnic and and dance to celebrate Reggae in the Fields 40th anniversary on Canadian radio. There will be something for everyone.