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Boyz to Men Playoff spot!

This week at Boyz 2 Men, we figured that it was time to practice what we have been preaching, and set out to the basketball courts to get some healthy exercise. After a lot of big talk, sibling rivalries and friendly competition were on display in an intense matchup involving the majority of our Boyz 2 Men crew. Though there were some excellent individual efforts, and a handful of highlight reel plays from some of the older boys, the teams that passed well and used all of their players on offense were the ones that had the most success. Jerry put on a clinic while he was on a team with Said in a showdown against Natnael, Noor and Nazmul. It was a close game, with Natnael keeping the boys in it, but eventually the two man team of Jerry and Said came out on top in a close 10-8 final when Said hit the long jumper to win it.

After finishing up on the courts, Jerry and the boys headed over to grab some celebratory pizza and recap the game. They all agreed that it was good to finally get …

March 2013 CatchdaFlava radioblog

Were back again for the March radio blog to all the catchdaflava radio listeners and Regent Park Focus blog readers. This month,  the catchdaFlava crew is back for some more exciting news and topics. All the youth were excited going into the march break and also to celebrate the easter weekend with their family and friends. For some, it is a time for repentance and reflection for this lenten season. For the majority of the  world's population we celebrate this as "Women's History Month", along with International Women's day. As for the catchdaFlava crew, i think its safe to say that we can start by talking about the Toronto mayor Rob Ford going head to head with Toronto Star  and lashing out at them over the topic of the Toronto Mayor having a drinking problem and will need to seek treatment. A few city council along with many witnesses, came forward to express their concerns with his behavior. There were also alot he has to tackle with with regards to TTC's …

The Jam (Last Friday) March 2013

The attendance was massive and the crowd's vibe was pumping. We had the community's involvement as always and eager to check in on who's going to be the new surprise guest performers in the line up. You never know which discovery of new talent you are going to see each and every month, and find yourself asking:  "why haven't I heard of these great talents?"
We kicked off the event with the "Flash Mob" dance crew from the YLTP and Access Alliance. The spectators gave them a warmhearted applause for the captivating, poppin performance. The Focus House Band followed through once again with some of their originals and some, covers... Always the community's regular favorite.
This party also delivered some spoken word artistry from Marcus Lomboy, sending inspiration for young poets out there in the community to continue their passion for wordplay wizardry. He seeks to educate and inspire youth while spreading a message of creativity and catharsis. He h…