Friday, July 30, 2010

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS from 2010 Scotiabank Caribana™ KING & QUEEN COMPETITION

Toronto Lime -

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS from 2010 Scotiabank Caribana™ KING & QUEEN COMPETITION
(contestant(s) have two business days within which to protect these unofficial results. If unchallenged, they become official)

2010 Scotiabank Caribana™ King of the Bands
Rank . Portrayer . Costume Name . Points . Mas Band Theme - Mas Band Name . Bandleader
1. Dexter Seusahai - "Predator Returns" - 430 - Hollywood: Glitz & Glamour - Tribal Knights (Dexter Seusahai)
2. Anton Saldenah - "Portrait of Trinidad Carnival" - 423 - Portraits - Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club (Louis Saldenah)
3. Mista Meggy - King & Conqueror - 418 - Sparrow D'Legend - Carnival Nationz (Marcus Eustace)

2010 Scotiabank Caribana™ Queen of the Bands
Rank . Portrayer . Costume Name . Points . Mas Band Theme - Mas Band Name . Bandleader
1. Pat Horsham - "D’Chandelier - A Portrait In Crystal" - 425 - Portraits - Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club (Louis Saldenah)
2. Betty Toni - "Fire On Ice" - 424 - Hollywood: Glitz & Glamour - Tribal Knights (Dexter Seusahai)
3. Joella Crichton - "Calypso in Flight" - 408 - Sparrow D'Legend - Carnival Nationz (Marcus Eustace)

2010 Scotiabank Caribana™ Male Individual of the Year
Rank . Portrayer . Costume Name . Points . Mas Band Theme - Mas Band Name . Bandleader
1. Nicholas Gui - "A Portrait of India" - 443 - Portraits - Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club (Louis Saldenah)
2. Ron Belfon - "Return of the Congo Man" - 437 - Sparrow D'Legend - Carnival Nationz (Marcus Eustace)
3. Shane Mungal - "Gladiator: Revenge of Maximus" - 421 - Hollywood: Glitz & Glamour - Tribal Knights (Dexter Seusahai)

2010 Scotiabank Caribana™ Female Individual of the Year
Rank . Portrayer . Costume Name . Points . Mas Band Theme - Mas Band Name . Bandleader
1. Penne Sutherland - "Portrait of Elegance" - 405 - Portraits - Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club (Louis Saldenah)
2. Lisa Shalini Mahadeo - "Rodeo Dreams" - 396 - Hollywood: Glitz & Glamour- Tribal Knights (Dexter Seusahai)
3. Aisha Grant - "An Aura of Purples" - 395 - Colours In Motion - Connections (Mervin Skeete)

Ontario Science Centre Innovative Costume Award
Pat Horsham "D’Chandelier - A Portrait In Crystal

Caribana Map

LOUISE FERGUSON/FOR THE TORONTO STAR

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Caribana Long Weekend Transportation Services

Hi readers,

I just received an FB link to some info regarding transportation services for the Caribana weekend. I can't say that I have ever seen this service provided before and I think it's a fabulous idea:
Do you see the benefits? No DRINKING and DRIVING...no crowded bus, no over expensive cab and save on hotel costs!! What more can you ask for??

If you know any groups needing transportation for Caribana weekend, please let me know...I'm providing a service with pick-up, drop off and return rates...just need the day, time and location. Rates Negotiable outside of designated pick up points!!

Pick Up points are as follows: McCowan an
d Steeles, Markham and Progress, Vaughn Mills, Jane and Steeles, Dufferin and Lawrence, Square One and Rathburn and Dixie---going into the city...booking times may vary.

For Advanced and On-Call Bookings, or Inquiries

Call or Text: 416-300-5302

Bottled Water Compliments of your Designated Drivah!!
July 30th-Aug 3rd

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Official Caribana T-shirts

What do you think about this year's official Caribana T-shirts? I really like them, especially this one:


The tees will be available at all Caribana events but you can also buy them online. Check out the online shop here: http://www.caribanamerch.com

Silver Stars at Scotia Plaza today!!!

World's Best Steel Drum Orchestra Performs at Scotiabank Plaza as part of Caribana - noon today
Trinidad & Tobago's SILVER STARS STEEL ORCHESTRA at Scotia Plaza

62 years of performing brings the LEGENDARY pan orchestra to Toronto

WHAT: Trinidad and Tobago's World renowned Silver Stars Steel Orchestra members will perform live at Scotia Plaza on Tuesday, July 27th at noon in celebration of their 62 years of success, joining the Scotiabank Caribana festivities. The Steel Band will perform in front of Scotia Plaza’s Adelaide Street Entrance.

ALSO at SCOTIA PLAZA: While visiting Scotia Plaza to hear the sound of the Silver Stars, be sure to head down to the concourse level for an up-close look at last year’s costume winner of the Queen of the Bands competition. “The Source” is part of the Carnival Nationz presentation, “In Full Bloom – Fruits & Flowers” and depicts the sun in all its glory. Designed & built by Kenny Coombs, “The Source” is approximately 20’ high, 35’ wide

WHERE: Scotia Plaza, Adelaide Street entrance - 40 King Street West, Toronto
(In the event of rain, please visit the concourse level at Scotia Plaza)

WHEN: Tuesday July 27, 2010 - 12 noon - 1 p.m.

WHY: Newtown based Silver Stars Steel Orchestra most recently took home the championship for the second year in a row at Carnival, claiming top title and prize at National Panorama in Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Playing more of a Trinidad and Tobago Creole style of music, the Band is here in Toronto to perform in support of Scotiabank Caribana, and is the only Steel Band to hold a Band of the Year title in Mas competition.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Macomere Fifi - 2010 Caribana Calypso Monarch at Kaiso 365

Toronto Revellers Pick Up Schedule

HELLO TORONTO REVELLERS!!! Its about that time; costume pick ups have started. Please check often as section leaders update regularly.

SECTION NAMECONTACTDATETIMESPECIAL NOTES
Ebony & IvoryJenny (416) 833-4640Monday July 26, 20103pm - 10pm*Out of Towners - Friday 4pm - 8pm
InfatuationJenny (416) 833-4640Tuesday July 27, 20103pm - 10pm*Out of Towners - Friday 4pm - 8pm
Disco NightsJenny (416) 833-4640Wednesday July 28, 20103pm - 10pm*Out of Towners - Friday 4pm - 8pm
That's the Way I Like ItFriday July 30, 201010am - 8pm

Out of Towners - Unless otherwise stated in the special notes; please contact your section leader directly to arrange alternative pickup we understand that you are travelling to play mas with us and will do our best to accomodate you.

*Please Note* If your costume has not been picked up during the prescribed times and/or you have not made arrangements with your section leader, your costume will be sold.

INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS SECTION LEADERS SUBMIT THEIR PICKUP SCHEDULES.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Carnival Nationz Marshalls Needed

CARNIVAL NATIONZ MARSHALLS NEEDED
We are looking for people to volunteer on Caribana Saturday July 31st to help coordinate crowd control and assist security on the parade route. This allows you be in the parade, be with your family member or loved one or simply be in the Caribana atmosphere. Our meeting will be held Thursday July 29th, however please contact our supervisor first for specifics. SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE.
SUPERVISOR 1: JASON BLACKMAN: 647-330-7670

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • TAKE CARE OF MASQUERADERS
  • ASSEMBLING AND DISMANTLING KING AND QUEEN COSTUME
  • PROVIDE FOOD AND WATER FOR MASQUERADERS AND SECURITY
  • PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR MASQUERADERS ( MAKE SURE NO ONE IS TOO CLOSE TO THE TRUCK WHEELS ETC)
  • ASSIST SECURITY WITH CLEARING THE WAY FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES
We at Carnival Nationz thank you in advance for your interest.

2010 Kaiso 365 Calypso Monarch Results.....Congratulations Macomere

The 2010 "Kaiso 365" Calypso Monarch competition took place in the Imperial Oil Auditorium at the Ontario Science Centre before a full house and was won by Macomere Fifi (real name Eulith Woods). Performing two outstanding songs written by Winston “Skippy” Maingot and Carlyle Bailey, Fifi also captured the People's Choice Award. The official results:

9. Penshioner –
“It Ain’t Right” / “De Pum Pum Band”

8. DeCarra - “Teach Them” / “Airport Incident”

7. Naki - “Sterilize Them” / “No More Tears To Cry”

6. Guney - “When It’s We” / “Pan Still Sounding Sweet”

5. Smokey - “Mental Slavery” / “Caribana Again”

4. Calypso Web - “Mother Earth Is Crying” / “Capitalism Dying”

3. Structure - “The House Is Falling Down” / “We Watching You”

2. Redman - “Politically Correct” / “Under The Influence”

1. Macomere Fifi - “Haiti Will Rise Again” / “Your Turn To Die”

Macomere Fifi, who won the crown in 2008, was also awarded several of the Special Awards: Best Lyrics, Best Melody, Best Arrangement, Best Presentation, Most Original Calypso and Best Rendition. The Best Composition of a Local Topic was won by Structure and Most Humorous Calypso was captured by Penshioner. The evening was hosted by popular stage personality Itah Sadu and featured a special appearances by the 2009 U.K. Monarch Akima Paul and up-and-coming Rashida - a 13-year old who thrilled audiences this year.

In addition to the cash prize of over $5,000., Macomere Fifi will receive a trip to London, England for the Notting Hill Carnival and at trip to Atlanta for the 2011 Georgia Caribbean Carnival.


http://www.ocpacalypsoca.com/

The Scotiabank Caribana Media Launch Party

2010 Scotiabank Caribana Launch

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Carnival Nationz Costume Distribution Schedule

CARNIVAL NATIONZ COSTUME DISTRIBUTION DATES
FOR CARIBANA 2010

Pickup is located at the Mas Camp 529 McNicoll Ave.
NEW For ladies there will be tights on sale at the Mas Camp during pick times. These are the tights from Trinidad that are skin tone aaaaaand eliminate the Forbidden Cellulite look. They are great in hot conditions so don't worry about that. If you're interested ask at pick up time.
NEW FAST TRACK For those who have paid off their costume already please note there will be a special location for you. You will not have to wait to pick up your costume. Please remember to walk with your receipt and/or ID and this process will be painless. Your bag will be ready and waiting for you on your assigned day.
Ladies and Gentlemen the time is here for 2010. Time to get ready for de road. We at Carnival Nationz are just as excited as you are to be presenting a legend...Sparrow d' Legend on the Lakeshore. I know you're all ready for yuh costumes like yesterday so as usual NO LONG TALK!
We have set aside special days for each section. Pickup begins on Sun July 25th and ends on Fri Jul 30th. For all out of town masqueraders please make sure we know to hold your costume until Friday evening or a specified time. Please NOTE: At pickup you will recieve all other information pertaining to Caribana day assembly time, location, order of trucks etc. The scheduled time for costume pickup is as follows:
DATESECTIONSECTION LEADERTIME
Sun July 25thJEAN AND DINAH, DRUNK AND DISORDERLY & CONGO MANBRYCE - 416.985.8488, MARCUS - 416.565.407911am - 6pm
Mon July 26thJANE, BIG BAMBOO & D' LIZARDBRYCE - 416.985.8488, MARCUS - 416.565.40796pm - 10pm
Tues July 27thSALTFISH, ROYAL JAIL & SA SA YEADWAYNE & SHANAH - 416.930.9650 & HAYDEN - 416.220.49726pm - 10pm
Wed July 28thSEXY MARAJHIN & D' BIRDIEROSS - 416.301.7761 , AL & BRANDT - 647.727.44456pm - 10pm
Thurs July 29thCLOSED FORKING AND QUEENSHOW
Fri July 30thOUT OF TOWN MASQUERADERS
11am - 6pm

PICKUP RULES AND GUIDLEINES:

  • Please do not show up on days not assigned to your section before your scheduled pickup date. In other words if you are to pick up on Tues PLEASE do not show up on Monday and assume your costume will be ready.
  • There will be no trying on at the mas camp on pickup days. We are also not responsible for alterations. For all minor alterations (as everyone may have) please feel free to do at home or at a professional tailor or seamstress ..thank you in advance for understanding.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Concerning costume pickup please walk with your receipt. If you have lost your receipt please walk with a valid photo ID. If you are sending someone to pickup your costume please give them a copy of your receipt. If you have lost your receipt and would like someone to pick up your costume PLEASE photocopy your drivers license or a valid photo ID and write in your own handing that your authorize {person Jane Doe} to collect your costume then sign at the bottom.
  • Lastly if you cannot come to pick up your costume on the assigned date, not to worry, PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE and we will gladly make an appointment with you. We intend to hold your costume for you until 6pm Caribana Friday. YOU MUST LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE if you cannot make your schedued pickup date. Go to carnivalnationz.com and/or contact your section leader directly from the numbers listed above. Please be aware that you would have to make this appointment outside the time assigned to the other section's scheduled times. In other words if you are in BIG BAMBOO and are supposed to come to the mas camp between 6-10pm on Monday and cannot make it for that time, then feel free to call and schedule an appointment anytime between the hours of 10am-4pm Tues or Wed or Fri.
  • Any costume remaining after 6pm on Friday 30th July (without prior nofication to the band or section leaders) WILL BE SOLD. PLEASE NOTE ALL FINAL PAYMENTS ARE DUE AT PICKUP.

We look forward to meeting you in person once again and jumping with you on de Lake Shore!!!

SOCACIZE! 2010 Caribana Workout

So Naomi, Scotiabank Caribana blogger extraordinaire, asked the question "How should one get into shape for Caribana?" Well, I knew I had the answer.......Socacize Caribana Bootcamp of course!!!! You guys know how much I rave about Socacize.....the most fun I've ever had working out.....so I contacted Naomi and was sooooo happy to see her and Shannon from "Those Girls Are Wild" (new fave blog btw) show up to class last week. Check out their experience........



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CP24 to host Caribana party on Thursday, July 22

CP24 to host Caribana party on Thursday, July 22

cp24.com

CP24's Nathan Downer with Caribana participants at Ontario Place. (CP24/Rajeshni Naidu)

The Scotiabank Caribana Parade is coming to the 299 Queen St. W. parking lot to get the party started before taking over Toronto.

On Thursday, July 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., CP24, CTV Toronto and CHUM FM will welcome the community to a vibrant celebration in our parking lot.

Feel De Vibe @ 299 will offer the best of the Caribbean – authentic cuisine, music, dancers and lots of fun prizes. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase at reasonable prices.

Come on out and Feel De Vibe! Enjoy a Caribbean celebration -- without the five hour flight

Saldenah Costume Pick Up Schedule

PORTRAIT OF A FALLEN ANGEL - WEDNESDAY JULY 28TH 12:00pm – 9:00pm

PORTRAIT OF FANTASY - MONDAY JULY 26TH 12:00 pm – 6:00pm and TUESDAY JULY 27TH 12:00pm – 6:00pm

PORTRAIT OF INDIA - MONDAY JULY 26TH 12:00 pm – 6:00pm and TUESDAY JULY 27TH 12:00pm – 6:00pm

PORTRAIT OF INDONESIA - MONDAY JULY 26TH 12:00 pm – 6:00pm and TUESDAY JULY 27TH 12:00pm – 6:00pm

PORTRAIT OF CANADA - MONDAY JULY 26TH 12:00pm – 8:00pm, TUESDAY JULY 27TH 12:00pm – 8:00pm and WEDNESDAY JULY 28TH 12:00pm – 8:00pm

PORTRAIT OF A PAINTERS PALLET - TUESDAY JULY 27TH 10:00am – 10:00pm, WEDNESDAY JULY 28TH 10:am – 5:00pm and FRIDAY JULY 30TH 10:00am – 10:00pm

PORTRAIT OF A ROSE - SUNDAY JULY 25TH 3:00pm – 10:00pm

PORTRAIT OF CELESTIAL JOURNEY - T.B.A

PORTRAIT OF PARADISE - T.B.A

PORTRAIT OF ROYALTY - T.B.A

PORTRAIT OF INNOCENCE - Thursday July 29th. 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday July 30th. 12:00pm – 9:00pm

PORTRAIT OF LONG LOST LOVERS - T.B.A

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Caribana Gala....After Party

Tribal Knights Costume Pick Up Schedule

The Tribal Knights Costume Pick Up schedule is as follows:

(Please pay attention to the unit number that you must visit to pick up your costume.)

Out of Town Mas Players can only pick up costumes on Friday July 30th from by 10am – 6pm

83 Dynamic Drive (Markham/McNicoll)

Papaparazzi
  • Tuesday July 20th from 6pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday July 21st from 6pm – 9pm
  • Unit #7
  • Section Leader: Shelly @ (416) 276-6357 & Sanjay @ (647) 300-8462

  • Moulin Rouge

  • Thursday July 22nd from 2pm – 10pm
  • Friday July 23rd from 2pm – 10pm
  • Unit #11
  • Section Leader: Candace @ (416) 409-4298

  • Showtime

  • Friday July 23rd from 10am – 10pm
  • Unit #7
  • Section Leader: Avalon @ (647) 401-5614

  • Indulgence

  • Saturday July 24th from 3pm – 10pm
  • Sunday July 25th from 12pm – 6pm
  • Unit #7
  • Section Leader: Sean @ (416) 550-7176

  • Glitz

  • Tuesday July 27th from 12pm – 10pm
  • Unit #7
  • Section Leader: Gail @ (416) 825-0563

  • Glamour

  • Saturday July 24th from 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday July 25th from 3pm – 8pm
  • Unit #7
  • Section Leader: Astra @ (416) 389-2457 & Natalie @ (416) 797-3773

  • Rodeo Dreams

  • Sunday July 25th from 2pm – 9pm
  • Unity #11
  • Section Leader: Gail @ (416) 825-0563

  • Arabian Knights

  • Monday July 26th from 4pm - 12 Midnight
  • Wednesday July 28th from 4pm - 12 Midnight
  • Unit #11
  • Section Leader: Noel @ (416) 523-9428

  • Champagne on Ice

  • Coming Soon
  • Section Leader: Gail @ (416) 825-0563

  • _____________________________________________________________________________

    Costumes that are not picked up on scheduled pick up dates will be sold. Individuals interested in registering for the last minute Tribal Knights costumes, please send an email to join the waiting list: TribalKnights@hotmail.com
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    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COSTUME PICK UP SCHEDULE in the theatrical production of Dexter Seusahai's Tribal Knights "HOLLYWOOD: Glitz and Glamour" with JW and Blaze, the Power Soca Monarchs and Roadmarch Champions of Trinidad and Tobago's 2010 Carnival please contact any of the following crew members as we prepare to PALANCE for the 43rd Annual Caribana Festival:


    Troy: (647) 217-9536 or TroyLogan@TribalKnights.com

    Gail: (416) 825-0563 or Gail@TribalKnights.com

    For Twitter Updates please follow up @TribalKnights

    Blog Updates www.TribalKnightsCaribana.Blogspot.com

    Remember to add us as your friend on Facebook.com/TribalKnights

    Visit us at www.TribalKnights.com or call us at our Studio (416) 396-3780

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