Sunday, September 27, 2009

SOCACIZE in Fort Lauderdale for Miami Carnival

After taking Toronto and New York carnivals by storm
Socacize attracted over 100 participants in Toronto & New York

Designed for masqueraders, revelers and everyone else!

A vigorous & exciting workout

Rhythms to make you dance,

Exercises to build stamina, tone muscle, lose inches, boost confidence!

SOCACIZE ™ Is a creative blend of high/low African and Caribbean dance movements performed to calypso, soca, zouk, reggae, dancehall music and on occasion to drum music. The exhilarating mode of the workout focuses on cardio, weight and strength training targeting all age groups.

Introductory Special
2 Days only

Miami Carnival Schedule

Fort Lauderdale


1425 South Andrews Ave., #150 (South Andrews & 15th ave.)

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Wednesday & Thursday 7:30-8:30pm
October 7 & 8

$10.00 per session; Drop-in $15.00

Prices displayed in USD

**Special Promotions**

Early Bird Miami Carnival Special
Register by September 28th -Save $5!

Valued Member - Special

Register friends or family members

To receive 2 FREE sessions



Cell: 416-728-5545;

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Info for CNZ in Miami

Well you're supposed to know this by now...but if not...CARNIVAL NATIONZ IS HEADING TO MIAMI!!!!! I know quite a few have been asking how will this work exactly. Well here are the details.

If you are a Carnival Nationz masquerader for 2009 and you kept you costume from the Caribana Parade, you can join us to fete in the streets of downtown Miami for Miami ONE carnival. So to answer the popular question from all of our masqueraders...yes you can play mas in your Bouganvillea frontline with all your friends, we welcome you and everyone from Aphrodisiacs, Poison Ivy, Secret Garden, Dragon Fruit, Scabiosa and all other Toronto Caribana sections to join us in Miami... as ONE CNz.

The cost of playing with us in Miami is $75US which includes your band fee or registration cost, as well as your ALL INCLUSIVE experience. This ALL INCLUSIVE experience includes food, soft drink and alcoholic drinks (I feel funny typing that because I'm so accustomed to not being able to advertise that here in Toronto).

To register simply click the icon or send an email to or call 416-985-8488 or 416-565-4079 or 416-930-9650. Please contact us in Toronto before Oct 4th to make arrangements to pay band fee etc...

For all new comers we are offering 6 specific sections to the CNzMiami
masqueraders log on to
to check everything out.

Your DJs on de road are D Bandit, Dorenzo and Hypa Hoppa so look out for plenty action!

The specific sections being offered for CNz Miami are:
Wild Yellow Ixia (aka Summer's Majesty)
Exotic Red Intuition Roses (aka Wild Roses)
Blue Butterfly (aka Aruja)
Purple Passion Flower (aka Water Lily)
Jade Vine (aka Morning Glory)
Sensual Strawberries (aka Lychee)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Carnival Nationz Victory/Appreciation Party

De CARNIVAL NATIONZ VICTORY FETE IS HERE...We won we won we won...woooooohoooo let's have a PAAAAAAAAAARTY (cause yuh know we always looking for a reason to FETE). Carnival Nationz is about The Ultimate Caribana Experience and this year we were uncontested in all departments including presentation, costumes, registration, pickup, security, music, and everything that made us the best in 2009.
Come celebrate with us and our sponsors September 26th inside the Solarium 11 Polson St. Music by our Carnival Nationz Djs including D Bandit, Mr Playhouse, Jester, Soca Sweetness, Kold Fusion and hosted by Eman and SKF.
IT'S FREEEE for all our 2009 Masqueraders so come on down!
Check flyer for details or call 416-930-9650 or 416-985-8488 or 416-565-4079

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Laptop Safety

Laptop fire blamed for death

An overheated laptop computer left on a couch caused a fire that killed a 56-year-old Vancouver man, the Coroners Service of British Columbia has concluded. The fire took place six months ago, but the victim's name has not been released.

The fire started after the computer was left on a couch, plugged in and turned on. Because of the lack of ventilation under the laptop, less than an hour later the lithium-ion battery overheated and burst into flames, sparking the fire that eventually killed the man.

The coroner did not release the make of computer involved in the death, but did say several makes of laptops have been recalled in recent years due to problems with lithium-ion batteries overheating and bursting into flames.

Since 2004 in B.C., four other laptops have either overheated or short-circuited when left plugged in, causing fires. The death earlier this year, however, was the first in B.C. blamed on a laptop fire, the coroner said in statement issued Wednesday morning.

And there have been 15 other fires caused by short-circuiting or overheating in such equipment as personal computers, DVD players, and cellphone chargers.

Safety recommendations

The coroner's office recommended anyone using a laptop take the
following precautions:

- Always operate on a hard surface that allows ventilation. Soft materials can block the airflow vents and cause it to overheat.

- If it is not possible to avoid using a soft surface, an optional heat-sink base should be used to maintain cooling.

- Always shut down your laptop, even for short periods of time, especially when placed in a carry bag.

- Inspect and clean the air vents on a weekly basis. Forced-air dusters can be used to keep the vents clean and free from debris.

- Replace any equipment or parts that do not work.

- Using a laptop desk or cooler to allow air circulation between the laptop and the desk.

- Visit the Health Canada recall listings website to see if a laptop has been recalled.

- Review the manufacturers' website for additional safety tips and recommended maintenance.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Secrets of A Black Boy

I saw the preview for this show last year and its well worth the local theatre....go see Secrets of A Black Boy......enjoy the teaser.....

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