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Tibal Knights 2011 Junior Carnival Kiddies Launch

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Carnival Nationz Annual Boat Cruise

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Tribal Knights Family Packages

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Bitter Lemon Carnival - Monsoon Wedding Before the Storm

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Tribal Knights 2011 Kiddies Launch

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Midnight Madness Launch Party

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Looser Ontario booze laws to take effect June 1

TheStar Looser Ontario booze laws to take effect June 1
The Canadian Press Promised changes to Ontario liquor laws will take effect June 1, just in time for festival and patio season.The changes include allowing people to walk around at festivals with drinks, instead of being confined to beer tents.Servers will be allowed to carry drinks on public sidewalks to licensed areas such as patios.Liquor hours for weddings and charity events are being extended until 2 a.m.As well, customers can be given a free drink if they are celebrating a special occasion like an anniversary.The changes include stiffer penalties for liquor offences.The province floated the idea of looser liquor laws earlier this year, and consulted with more than 40 groups about the changes.
So does this mean Johnnie Walker and Red Bull for the Lakeshore? Personally, I'd prefer a Lychee Martini :-pFood for thought......if the new liquor laws allow for mas bands to serve alcohol on the Lakeshore this will most likely lea…

One more to go.....Mas PIayers International Band Launch

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Hi readers,
Our very exciting 2011 Toronto Carnival Band Launch season is coming to an end with just one more band launch to go.
All the best to the MPI team tonight......

Caribana Shoes Pricing......

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Melo Productions Presents "Faces of Carnival" Band Launching Dance

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“ Faces of Carnival ” Carnival Band Launching Dance (Melo's entry into the Caribbean Days Festival Parade) Saturday May 28th, 2011Croatian Centre Lounge
3250 Commercial Drive
Doors: 9:00 pmDance Music By:
* Daddy Mikey
* Elmo Super SoundsAdmission: $10.00 Advance
BUY TICKETS NOW at Highlife, Zulu, Salon Supreme, Rehanah's Roti,
Piassa Hairdressing Salon, Patty Shop & Caribbean Market.
In celebration of caribbean carnival, melo productions presents our entry into “caribbean days festival parade .” We invite all fun loving people to come and be part of the best time ever!Carnival means many things to many people but for every masquerader, one Sentiment is universal. . . It's a time to have fun, a time to forget the care and frustrations of the real world and a time to jump, wine and wave with total abandon. From costume designs to music, our “faces of carnival” presentation, will be an exciting time of spectacular music and wonderful people! Come join us, choose your costume an…

FMC gives reason for renaming Toronto Caribana

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Official Name Change Announced - Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

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Hi readers,
The official announcement came earlier today!
Goodbye Caribana, Hello Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto!!! (kind of a mouthful....maybe CCT for short)
Anyway, here are the new links.....make sure to update!
Website: http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scotiabank-Caribbean-Carnival-Toronto/218729044821627 Twitter: @TO_carnival


Carnival Diaries - Lawn Cooler Lime

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Who doesn't love a Trini Cooler Fete.....well how about a Toronto Lawn Cooler Lime? And while you're there why not register to play in Carnival Diaries Section in Tribal Knights - "Legends of the Orient"......

Junior Revellers 2011 Caribana Band Launch

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B Witched, I say a little lady is bornDressed in green and black with many jewels she adornsA mini wicked witch is on her way, to dance and prance in OZ todayThe JUNIOR REVELLERS BAND LAUNCH is near in sightWelcome to OZ will be held on SUNDAY MAY 29thEmerald CityToronto Revellers Mas Camp2135 Sheppard Ave E. @ Consumers RoadSUNDAY MAY 29th | 3pm to 6pm

Hamilton Mardi Gras - Got Talent

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Featured Section: Weathering the Strom (Toronto Revellers)

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Band Launch Reminders.....Happy Victoria Day!!!

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This Saturday! The first ever band launch for Bitter Lemon Carnival...come and check out the mas, real mas...quality costumes, great service. DJ (Ian) Bad Lad, DJ Jay P. Williams, MC Dick Lochan, Chutney artist Joeezy, suprise Calypsonian...the Hummingbird Dance and Performing Company featuring Keith Pascall. Registration available on site! See you there!! $0 in advance, $15 at the door. 81 Peard Rd, Victoria Park/St. Clair (Legion Hall)

Featured Section - Canboulay Carnival Section Launch (Saldenah Mas-K Club)

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Featured Section - Brazlian Amerindian Section Launch (Callaloo)

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Section- LEGENDS of the Orient - Tribal Knights Band

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Spend Victoria Day with the Toronto Revellers!!!

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OMG....2012 "Caribana" Theme Announcements!!!

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Hi readers,
Tribal Knights is wasting no time! They were first out the gate this year for 2011 Band Launches and now they have already revealed their 2012 theme!!!
Sidenote: I like the sound of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival!

Fantazia International Special Promotion

Special Promotion:
Register with Fantazia via email (fantazia_09@hotmail.com) and recieve backline costumes as low as $125 ($165 for Mystic Warrior). In the subject line of the email please add "COMING TO DANCE WITH FANTAZIA 2011". NOTE: To secure registration, you MUST make a 50% deposit on costume at the grand opening of mas camp. Any questions please email fantazia_09@hotmail.com

Caribana Shoes

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Hi readers,
Are you looking for footwear to match your Caribana costume. Caribana Shoes may be what you're looking for......
So you’ve picked your costume, found matching jewellery and make-up, now what about your feet?You want cozy, comfortable shoes to jump up on de road, but you also want a perfect match for your costume. Caribana Shoes provides shoes that are DECORATED TO MATCH your costume. Save loads of time and stress from shopping around for matching materials, messy spray paint & sparkles - let us do the work for you!You can also send us your pre-purchased shoes or boots we will decorate them for you! Just contact us and we will be happy to help you!

Calgary Carifest 2011

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Check the website for more events and details.... http://www.carifestcalgary.com

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.....

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So readers,
It appears that our beloved festival has to undergo a name change....again! Remember TIC a few years ago.....Toronto International Carnival. I have to say I didn't like that moniker (it reminded me of yucky ticks). So hopefully the Festival Management Committee and Scotiabank (major big bucks sponsor) can come with something better!!!
What do you readers think.....any thoughts on what this year's festival should be called? Will this name change affect your "Caribana" experience?
In my humble opinion....."a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".....whatever its called "dey cyah stop de bacchanal".....See you on the Lakeshore!

Caribana controversy | Home | Toronto Sun

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Caribana controversy | Home | Toronto Sun
Caribana controversyBY ,TORONTO SUN A scene from last summer's Caribana parade. (ERNEST DOROSZUK, Toronto Sun)

The organizers of Caribana have been ordered by a court to stop using the name of the 43-year-old Caribbean festival, officials say.“I am very disappointed by what has happened,” said Councillor Joe Mihevc,who acts as a liaison between the city and festival. Mihevc said a group called the Caribbean Arts Group (CAG) went to divisional court and last week took control of the name “Caribana” from the FestivalManagement Committee, which has staged the annual festival since the city cutits funding in 2006.He said a new name for the festival will be released next week.“We have worked so hard to grow and nurture the festival over the years,”Mihevc said on Monday. “We are looking at a number of names for the festival.”

Don't call it Caribana - Toronto festival forced to find new moniker

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TheStar Don't call it Caribana - Toronto festival forced to find new moniker
COLIN O'CONNOR/TORONTO STAR Dan Robson and Nicki ThomasStaff Reporters For now, just call it the festival formerly known as Caribana.Toronto’s massive mid-summer Caribbean celebration is being renamed.Last Thursday, the Ontario Superior Court ruled that it can no longer use the name Caribana because it is trademarked by a group that founded the festival, but no longer runs it.“There is no change to the festival,” said Chris Alexander, chief administrative officer of the Festival Management Committee, which has run Caribana for the past five years. “The only thing that has changed is the name.“And people will still call it that.”But behind the Caribana name change, there’s an ongoing struggle for control over the massively popular celebration.In 2006, the city and province cut funding to Caribana after organizers failed to produce adequate financial statements.Control was transferred from the Caribbean Cu…

Socacize Boatcruise - FLAUNT

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“FLAUNT” on De Water Boatcruise F– Feel Good L – Look good A– Attitude: Sexy classy U – Unleash
N– Nice up yourself T – Take pleasure in enjoying U FLAUNT on de water

Sykotik Mas 2011 Band Launch - Midnight Madness

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Carifiesta 2011 - Roots Cultural Association presents "B*Daz*zled"

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ABOUT US: OUR GROUP HAS BEEN PARTICIPATING IN MONTREAL CARNIVAL'S SINCE 1977, HAVING WON THE TITLE OF "BAND OF THE YEAR" OVER 25 TIMES, OUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE MONTREAL CARNIVAL PARADE IS A MUST EVERY YEAR.
Now that's some GREAT Canadian Carnival history!!!

Savage Carnival Arts Inc. Old Mas Competition & Fete

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Carivibe 2011 - St. Lucia Ottawa Association presents: Rhythms of the Islands

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"Rhythms of the islands is an initiative of the St. Lucia Ottawa Association Youth Committee. Our participation in CARIVIBE is in keeping with our mandate to preserve our culture and heritage for future generations of St. Lucian descendants, to share our Caribbean culture with our wider Canadian community and to provide opportunities for our youth members to showcase their talents, take on leadership roles and build skills to foster their personal development in a positive way. This we accomplish by planning, organizing and hosting educational, cultural, entertainment and sporting activities. For the first time this year we are presenting a mas band for CARIVIBE, Orleans parade and beach party, the National Capital Region’s Caribbean Festival taking place Saturday June 18, 2011. The theme for our band is Rhythms of the Caribbean portraying the most popular Caribbean music genres in 4 sections: Kaiso (Soca and Calypso) Zouk Reggae Chutney Registration Info Registration is open to …

Featured Section - Glinda The Good Witch & Lollipop Gang (Toronto Revellers)

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The Real Jerk Restaurant will be spicy hot this summer Join Us on The Road for Caribana with Toronto Revellers - OZ 2011 Glinda The Good Witch & Lollipop Gang :: All inclusive Sectionwww.torontorevellers.comSection Launch PartySunday May 22, 2011Victoria Long WeekendDoors open at 10:30pm :: Show 11:30pmLots of Prizes Early registration receive complimentary wingsEnter to win a free Costume at Launch PartyFor info or tickets Contact Section Leader Natalie416-463-1691 or dpeoplemas@gmail.comDIS GYAL GOT BROUGHTUPSY