Introducing the Lady Rush Basketball Leadership Program

In 2014, the Montreal Community Cares Foundation (MCCF) will launch a female basketball program, which will complement their already well-established male basketball program (Red Rush). This female program will be called Lady Red Rush (or simply Lady Rush), and it will welcome and embrace female individuals, between the ages of 11 and 18 years old, who have a passion for basketball.  The male counterpart of Lady Rush has been around for about 8 years, and the founder/president of MCCF, Mr. Denburk Reid, stresses that having a female division has always been his dream but, in the past, the female presence of volunteers (to serve as powerful and positive role models/mentors) was not strong enough; however,  in the recent years, this has changed...Now the Red Rush family has drastically grown and includes more  phenomenal women (including experienced basketball players, mentors, educators etc.) who are ready and willing to take these young impressionable females under their wings. Furthermore, with the launch of MCCF's long-awaited program for teenage girls from diverse backgrounds (EmpowerUS! ) there is no better time like the present to launch Lady Rush and embark on this full-fledged journey of female empowerment! The Lady Rush venture will commence on March 1st, 2014 at the female "identification camp," which will give the Red Rush leaders a chance to evaluate the females and inform them about what Red Rush Leadership is really about…

Red Rush Basketball Identification Camp

Montreal Community Cares is launching its 1st Red Rush Identification Camp, in search of basketball talents across the Greater Montreal Area, for its Basketball Leadership program beginning April 1, 2014.

Boys: 10-17 years old = February 22, 2014 (9am - 12pm)
Girls: 12 -17 years old = March 1, 2014 (8am - 10:30am)

Less than 3 weeks to contact Montreal Community Cares for further information! Email:

MCCF Founder Denburk Reid Featured in Black History Month

Reid graduated from Dawson College with a D.E.C. in Business Administration and from McGill University with a major in Economics as well as a minor in Management. One of Denburk Reid's most recent contributions has been to the Montreal Community Cares Foundation, a foundation created with the sole purpose of giving back to the community and recognizing all the unsung heroes that have made significant contributions to their community.

“Porgy and Bess” My First Opera Experience

Article by Lady Endigee of

Salutations Everyone!

This week my daughter and I were invited by the Montreal Community Cares Foundation (MCCF) to go take in the opera “Porgy and Bess,” the George Gershwin production. Before I could reply yes or no, the individual from MCCF who invited me said to me “It would be a very good experience for your daughter…” Once he said this, I couldn’t refuse the invitation.

I had never been to the opera before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I went online to look up the production, I found the following intriguing information on Opera de Montreal‘s website:

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Youths patiently waiting for the show to resume. #Intermission

Montreal Community Cares Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive and Talent Show-A Huge Success!

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Salutations Everyone!

It has been a while since I have connected with you buys, but the holidays were super hectic for me!

So for a while, I was not really feeling the Christmas spirit, but that all changed when I attended the Montreal Community Cares Foundation holiday toy drive and talent show on December 14th, 2013. The atmosphere was one filled with love, encouragement and togetherness. Despite the outside weather being frigid (around -30 degrees Celsius), many people came out to support, and the atmosphere at this event was warm and delightful.

The purpose of this event was to collect new toys, and distribute them to underprivileged kids in about 4 different school within the Montreal area in order to make their holiday season an extremely special one this year. Moreover, it was not only a toy drive, but it was also a talent show!  This talent show showcased many talented young people from around the Montreal community; I was totally floored by the performances of these youths! The host of the talent show portion, Mr. Todd Smith, was amazing! He seemed to be so proud of each and every youth that performed, and continuously encouraged them along throughout their performances.

So the “entry fee” of this event was a brand new toy, and then as soon as you walked into the event,  there were many volunteers wrapping the gifts and putting them into the appropriate boxes which were separated by age and gender. Among these volunteers was Montreal Alouettes very own Kyries Hebert, who was very enjoyable to be around because he always had a beautiful smile on his face.

At the end of the day, all the children who attended the event received a gift, that was enclosed in a Telus bag; this surely put a huge smile on my youngest daughter’s face! It was amazing to see so many different people come together, and operate like a unit to make this event a successful one. Before leaving the event, I saw numerous bags of toys sealed up and ready to be distributed! This sight warmed my heart…

Montreal Community Cares Toy Drive-Dec 14th 2013