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Happy New Year!!!!

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17

Season's Greetings

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Socacize Bootcamp for Trinidad Carnival

This will come in very handy after the Christmas season!!!!

Toronto Revellers Band Launch

Last call for Models/Performers!The Toronto Revellers want you!We are looking for people to be engaging and comfortable performing in front of large audiences. Must be skilled in traditional Caribbean and African dance, as you will be required for special appearances. You will be asked to perform light choreography, 2-4 minutes with music as part of your audition. All Performers/Dancers must be over the age of 19 years old. ID will be required. Auditions will be taking place on Sunday January 9th, 2011. Location – TorontoDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS December 22nd, 2010Please send your contact information to!

Carifest 2011 Poster Competition


Carifiesta Update

A judgement was recently rendered regarding the dispute between the 2 groups vying for control of Montreal's Carifiesta.
Check out the link for the complete judgment dated November 29, 2010:

Tribal Knights News

It's that time of year again!

We want to invite you and your family to join us at our Annual Kiddie's Christmas Party, in honour of all the children that play in Tribal Knights Junior Carnival.

There will be fun games for the children, food and drinks, music, treats and a visit from Santa! Always a great time, so please join us as we celebrate the holiday season.

This is a FREE event brought to you by Tribal Knights, but there will be an opportunity to make a small donation toward our 2011 Junior Carnival Mas.

Look forward to seeing you on December 18th!

Saturday, December 18 · 3:00pm - 10:00pm
The TK Mas Centre - 83 Dynamic, Unit #11, Scarborough, ON

Tribal Knights 2011 Caribana band launch of "LEGENDS" is scheduled for April 2, 2011.
And on that note, Tribal Knights is still looking for plus-sized models, & make models. Open auditions will be held on Dec. 11, 2011 from 3-5pm @ the Mas Centre - 83 Dynamic Drive, Unit 11, Scarborough.

A Message from Toronto Revellers

Revellers! I have some exciting news to share with you. I am happy to announce our Toronto Revellers team for Caribana 2011!
Please help me welcome our new and returning section leaders...
Andrea Boucaud and Leila Thomas | Attasha Jordan | Camille Lewis | Debbie Minott | Dija Kit-Chang | Giselle Blanche "D' Wassi One" | Joann Chase | Nicole Brand-Dixon and Zakiya McGregor-Ricketts | Roger Taylor Montano | Simone Russelburn and Christiane Tetreault | (SugaCayne) Stacey Robinson, Candice Dixon, Cherr Evans, Justin Franklyn and Sonia Bhatia | Yvette McBurnie
This dynamic team brings you talent and experience from Miami, Toronto, London and Trinidad carnivals. With designs straight out of the heart of Trinidad and feature designs from our very own Section Leaders, the Toronto Revellers are ready!!!
I did promise that we would listen to you... the people. My team and I are taking your overall experience to heart. Keep your suggestions coming, Facebook …

Merry Christmas.....

I got my fist Merry Christmas while shopping at the mall today! My tree is up and decorated! It must be the most wonderful time of the year......
1 Chronicles 16:8 "Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done."
Enjoy this classic Christmas tune......

Machel Montano......The Return


November 24, 2010 - It’s official - Machel Montano announces his return to Carnival 2011.In March, 2011 Montano will join thousands of residents and visitors in celebrating Carnival in his native Trinidad & Tobago. Montano returns after taking last season off to start new projects and explore various avenues to further develop his sound, brand and mission.In this time, Machel has further increased the presence of Soca music internationally as millions of television viewers worldwide tuned in to his hit collaboration, “Alright” with Latin Hip Hop star, Pitbull. The song was used during episodes of the popular series, Hawaii Five-O on CBS and Parenthood on NBC. “Alright”, entered the Billboard charts and received major airplay on mainstream radio across the globe. It will also be featured on the hit NBC T.V. show, Friday Night Lights.Over the summer, Montano was a headline artist on Pitbull's 22-city “Mr. Worldwide Carnival Tour.”…

Video Alert.....Swappi - Nah Go Play

New Band Alert for Caribana 2k11 - BLUES CARNIVAL FUSION

Here's another newbie mas band for Caribana 2K11......Blues Carnival Fusion. Their presentation is entitled "t:me after t:me"
Check out their website:
A group of friends who have been participating in international carnivals for several years, decided to join forces to provide an unsurpassed experience to masqueraders. Having the passion for carnivals –Carnival Fusion was launched in 2004.

The group is available 24/7 for all enquiries. They provide quality costumes and offer individual attention to each masquerader, internationally and local.

Carnival Fusion’s team is comprised of a diverse group of individuals with many years experience in customer service, design, DJing, marketing, ‘Mas-making’ and, promotions. Although our talents are focused on different aspects, as a group, our first and foremost love is Carnival. Fused together we celebrate our West Indian culture through Carnival. Our ultimate goal is to provide masqueraders with an…

New Mas Band Alert for Caribana 2k11 - Bitter Lemon Carnival

Another New Mas Band Alert for Caribana 2011......Bitter Lemon Carnival.........
I have to say I am already quite impressed with this band as they not only have their theme in place but their website is up and running AND includes sketches of their sections. Their presentation for 2011 is entitled "Monsoon Wedding".
Please check out the following blog for some insight into Bitter Lemon's journey towards Caribana 2K11:
Bitter Lemon Carnival is a creative team is a creative team who have a passion for mas. We have been creating costumes for a variety of bands for over 30 years.Mostly with Wallace Alexander and Nip Davis and Associates.We have created winning costumes that have performed in Trinidad, Hong Kong, Detroit and more locations.We also provide costumes for special events, as well as decorative pieces that can be used for special dinners, cultural events and ceremonies. We can also custom-make a…

New Band Alert for Caribana 2k11 - CANBOULAY CARNIVAL

Last night I got an FB notification regarding a new mas band for Caribana 2K11.....CANOBULAY CARNIVAL!
So who is CANBOULAY CARNIVAL......see below for some deets:
Joan Leewoi..i see big tings for 2011 TORONTO CARIBANA !!!! 12 hours ago · Like · Comment Joan Leewho is Canboulay Carnivale ???11 hours ago · Like

Song Alert: "Liar" - Kitana feat. Trish

Some songs you just like from the moment you hear likey this one....

Video Alert ......Flag Ship Riddim (Shal Marshall & Super Jigga TC

Socacize Appreciation Lime and FLAUNT Christmas Party - Dec 18th

Your remarkable support deserves my thanks! You are cordially invited to join me at Socacize Appreciation Lime Saturday,December 18th 8:00-11:00 p.m. Continental Soiree 1957 Kennedy Road (401 & Kennedy)
Enjoy free refreshments and giveaways!
RSVP by December 3rd


Let the Celebration of outstanding work begin! Socacize Entertainment Presents
FLAUNT Christmas Party Feel Good |Look good | Attitude: Sexy classy |Unleash
Nice up yourself |Take Time and enjoy U Saturday December 18th from 11pm
Continental Soiree1957 Kennedy Road (401 & Kennedy)
Jamming with Dr. Jay, DOC, Gdubb, & Jaydunaway
$10 with Donation for Tropicana Christmas Drive | $15

Tropicana Food Drive
This year, Tropicana Community Centre is doing a very special Christmas drive – one that focuses on pampering women! As such, we are asking if you can donate a gift certificate for any of the following services: manicure, pedicure, hairstyling, massage, fitness etc.

Other gifts may include non perishable food or toys.

Every Christm…

2011 Caribana Theme Round-up









Product Alert: The Snazzy Napper

This product made me laugh out family and friends you may find this under your Christmas Tree!!

The Stage is BACK for C2K11!!!!!

New rules for Carnival PETER BALROOP Published: 29 Oct 2010 In this T&T Guardian file photo, Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism Winston Peters (Gypsy), left, is captured at a function with fellow calypsonian Opposition Councillor Franz Lambkin (Delamo). All systems are go for Carnival 2011, according to Arts & Multiculturalism Minister Winston Peters (Gypsy).
Speaking off the record at a reception for cultural personalities last week Friday at Knowsley Building in Port-of-Spain, the minister said a new National Carnival Commission (NCC) Board was to be installed soon. The man shortlisted to be the new chairman is Kenny De Silva, a former chairman of the Commission. Up to last Wednesday afternoon, however, De Silva said he had received no instrument of appointment. The composition of the new board augurs well for C2K11 especially as other names mentioned include experienced veterans in Carnival, including Don Sylvester and Cyril Collier, in addition to the heads of Carnival’s Spe…

R.I.P. Blazer Dan

Tribal Knights 2011 Casting Call for Models

Time: Sunday, November 21 at 12:00pm - November 30 at 11:00pm
Location: The TK Mas Centre - 83 Dynamic Drive, Unit #11, Scarborough, ON
TRIBAL KNIGHTS™ is looking for models for its 2011 presentation of “Legends”.

We are looking for committed individuals who would be interested in being models for the 2011 Caribana season for Dexter Seusahai’s TRIBAL KNIGHTS™.

We are looking for models to showcase our 2011 costumes at various events leading up to The Scotiabank Caribana Festival. This will include photo shoots, the official Band Launch, the Scotiabank Caribana
Festival Media Launch, and other community-based events throughout the year.

We are looking for:

• Primarily female models (will require some male models)
• Individuals who feel comfortable and confident wearing mas costumes
• Individuals who are not camera shy
• Individuals who are comfortable walking in high-heeled shoes
• Individuals who can commit to appearances at the pre-set events (dates TBA)

Auditions will take place November 21st …

Video Alert......Willow Smith - Whip My Hair

Callalo Appreciation Party and 2011 Caribana Theme


Carnival Daydreaming.....


Saldenah Victory Party

Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club Presents
VICTORY PARTY 2010 Caribana Champions Sweet 16
Friday October 22, 2010 @ Sound Academy (formerly The Docks) 11 Polson St. Toronto, ON
Music by: Dr.Jay, Soca 101, Soca Vibes, WukUp Production, Aaron Saldenah, Invinceable International
2010 Mas Players FREE!
Admission $15 in Advance...$20 at the door
For advance ticket sales... Printing Press 416.291.3292 Hayden 416.843.4215 Louis 416.560.4419
Bring all your penny's to help support "1Cent 1Life" in their immediate goal of finding cures...(Hemophilia).
Pic's for Caribana Saldenahcarnival For all Carnival needs log onto
Look out for our New Year's Eve Dance (limited Tickets Available)