ABOUT Founder


Meet The Woman Behind PLAYMAS MONTREAL

Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, a 1997 recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and many other Awards, is a woman who, by her daily actions, strength of character and professional path, enriches the community and contributes to the advancement of all women.

This exceptional woman is a role model for young people, inspiring others to excel”.

Gemma, a native of Grenada, is the founder and President of Playmas Montreal Cultural Association and founding member of the Spice Island Cultural Day Association of Quebec and holds the position of Vice-President and Coordinator of the Spice Island Cultural Festival. A retired Senior Auditor at BMO Bank of Montreal, Gemma has been active in business, community development and charitable initiatives for decades.