The Spice Island Cultural Festival was started in 2017 by the Spice Island Cultural Day Association of Quebec (SICDAQ) with the mission of promoting multiculturalism, the Grenadian Caribbean culture and contributing to the Quebec entrepreneurial spirit. The festival has gone about accomplishing its mission by showcasing the rich culture of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique through storytelling, literature, performing arts, music, food, fashion and entertainment.
Since 2017, SICDAQ has succeeded in its mission by holding the Spice Island Cultural Festival annually without fail, including hosting a record breaking virtual festival in 2021 with over 140,000 viewers from all over the world.
Throughout the year, SICDAQ aims to hold and/or participate in activities in Montréal, throughout Canada, or internationally on a virtual stage to promote and share Grenada’s rich culture. All initiatives throughout the year culminate in the annual summer Spice Island Cultural Festival, held on the second weekend in July.
Our vision is to expose the French culture of Grenada, bringing a cultural balance to the fabric of Montreal, Quebec and Canada. By promoting the Grenadian Caribbean culture in Quebec, we aim to strengthen cultural and social understanding for all present and future generations.
In addition to our cultural vision, the festival and association acts as a medium to garner supplies, services and resources to support and strengthen institutions in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.