Showing posts from July, 2011

2011 Toronto Carnival Parade Results

Congratulations to Carnival Nationz, the 2011 Toronto Carnival Band of the Year!
"A" bands:
1. Carnival Nationz - Mythical Creatures - Band leader: Marcus Eustace2. Louis Saldenah Mas-k Club - Secrets of the Outer Limits - Band Leader: Louis Saldnenah 3. Toronto Revellers - Welcome to Oz - Band Leader: Jamaal Magliore 4. Tribal Knights - Legends - Band Leader: Dexter Seusahai 5. Callaloo - Native Americas - Band Leader: Marlon Singh 6. Mas Toronto - Mas in Atlantis - A carnival mythology - Band Leader: Mark Deleon 7. TruDynasty - The Roaring 20's - Band Leader: Thea Jackson

"B" bands:
1. Connections - A Cultural Expose - Band Leader: Mervyn Skeete 2. Fantazia International - Come Dance with me - Band Leader: Will Morton 3. Bitter Lemon - Monsoon Wedding, Before the Storm - Band Leader: Clarence Ford 4. Renaissance Mas Productions - Just Imagine - Band Leader: Kathleen Hughes 5. Blues Carnival Fusion - Time after Time - Band Leader: Narissa Ali 6. Black Sage Carnival - F…

2011 Pan Alive Results

Congratulations to Afropan Steelband on capturing the 2011 Pan Alive Trophy!!!!
1. Afropan (291 points) 2. Salah Steelpan Academy (286 points) 3. New Dimension (284 points) 4. Pan Fantasy (280 points) 5. Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra (275 points) 6. Panatics (274 points) 7. Symphonyx (270 points) 8. Golden Harps (266 points) 9. Silhouettes (262 points) 10. (tie) Pan Masters & Jesse Ketchum Pan Vibrations (258 points) 12. Metrotones (257 points) 13. CCAH Steel Orchestra (255 points) 14. St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra (247 points)


Ontario Science Centre Innovation in Mas Award: Bitter Lemon Carnival (band leader Clarence Forde) for their King costume entitled "The Storm" portrayed by Keith Pascall, designed by Jackie Forde.
Female Individual of the Year: 1. Carnival Nationz 2. Saldenah Mas-K Club 3. Callaloo

Male Individual of the Year:1. Carnival Nationz 2. Saldenah Mas K-Club 3. Mas Toronto

Queen of the Bands: 1. Carnival Nationz 2. Saldenah Mas-K Club 3. Callaloo 4. Renaissance Mas
King of the Bands: 1. Carnival Nationz 2. Callaloo 3. Tribal Knights 4. Saldenah Mas-K Club

King and Queen Tonight!!!

King and Queen Competition and Show Date: Thursday, July 28 at 7:00pm
Place: Allan Lamport StadiumFeaturing:Cost: VIP - $100 Stands - $38 (Adv $30)Location: 1151 King St W
Toronto, ON. M6K 1E9
Tel: (416) 392-1366

Citizenship Ceremony - CIC & Toronto Carnival

What:60 new Canadians from 33 countries and their families will come together for a special citizenship ceremony hosted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival.
Presiding official:Judge Raminder Gill
When:Thursday, July 28, 2011 8:30 a.m.
Where:North York Civic Centre - Council Chambers 5100 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M2N 5V7
Special guests: Chungsen Leung, Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism and MP Willowdale David Zimmer, MPP Willowdale Delores Lawrence, Order of Ontario and Chair of Operation Vote Canada Chris Alexander, Chief Executive Officer, Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival
Media are invited to attend. Photography and audio-visual equipment are permitted.
For more information on Canadian citizenship ceremonies held across the country, please visit the Celebrate Citizenship section of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website at Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, c…

Toronto Carnival at Pearson Airport

Caribbean Carnival Kicks Off Celebration at Toronto Pearson - Chef Roger Mooking, the Bahamian Junkanoo Legends and Steel Pan Players Welcome Guests -
Toronto, ON - Get ready to jump up Toronto! In celebration of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2011, Toronto Pearson is welcoming guests in style to the city's world renowned celebration of Caribbean culture.On July 27, Toronto Pearson will transform into an island oasis, bringing the best of Caribbean music, food and culture to Canada's premier airport. As part of Toronto Pearson’s renewed focus on guest experience, media are invited to jump start the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival weekend while the airport surprises and delights guests arriving into Terminal 3 with Toronto chef Roger Mooking, and the world renowned Bahamian Junkanoo Legends from the Bahamas on hand to entertain Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival guests as they arrive in Toronto. WHAT’S HAPPENING? 1.Performance by world renowned Bahamian Junkano…

Tonight.....Calypso Stars Showcase

Presented by:
Harbourfront Centre

Date: July 27, 2011
Phone: 416-973-4000

Time: 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Cost: Free

An entertainment-packed two and a half hour showcase featuring eight of the most wildly popular and original calypso songs of the 2011 Calypso Tents Music Series (CTMS), presented by the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes.

This evening of music, dance and carnival features four top Canadian soca artists, virtuoso steelpannist Talib Robinson, D Farmer’s Rhythm Section band, interactive Sailor Dancers from Afro-Caribbean Dance Co. and Moko Jumbie characters from Swizzlestick Theatre. The Calypso All STARS house band for the evening is led by award-winning arranger/producer Ossie Gurley.

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queen's Quay West

Map to this event
Public Transit:
509 Streetcar or a 10 minute walk from Union Station.
TTC Trip Planner

Tribal Knights 2011 Costume Pick Up Schedule

ATTENTION: Tribal Knights™ Masqueraders
We are pleased to inform you that you’re Tribal Knights™ 2011 Costume is now ready.Your Tribal Knights™ Costume Pickup schedule is as follows;The Northern Lights
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Section Leader: Tom Kirkerlin---------------------- Legends of Olympus
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Time: 4pm - 10pm
Section Leaders: Nicholas and NigelThe Dream Catcher
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Section Leaders: Sean Ribeiro & Gary Duarte---------------------- Legends of Cleopatra
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Section Leader: is Craig FredericksLegends of Spain
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Section Leader: Marlon MarcanoOne Love
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Email: onelove@tribalk…

Canadian Federation of Steelpan - Official Launch tomorrow!

Hi Readers and all Steelpan lovers,
I stumbled upon this today.....the Canadian Federation of Steelpan, a brand new not-for-profit organization whose mission is "to promote education, collaboration, communication, and awareness around the art form called "Steelpan".
The organization's official launch actually takes place tomorrow night. Here are the details:
Welcome to the Canadian Federation of Steelpan We are delighted to announce the Official Launch of Canada's first national organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of the musical art form called Steelpan. Come enjoy a wonderful sampling of Steelpan music along with complimentary cocktails and a delectable array of hors d'oevres and international treats. Event: Canadian Federation of Steel Pan - Official Launch at Toronto Board of Trade Date: July 27th, 2011 Where: First Canadian Place, Toronto ON M5X 1C1 Tel: 416.366.6811 MAP Address: 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON …

Hi Readers,
Check out this deal for a professional photo shot in your costume........very cool idea!!!
Before you Jump up in de mas, Get Ready for the Flash!
Grab your Carnival Expressions Mas Portrait Session Today! Here is your chance to capture the beauty of Masquerade in a private photo session with Photo Arista Photographer Jamie Raddatz!
You work hard to get ready for Mas Every year and you deserve great Portraits to display in your home and give to your family and friends. These professional portraits will be printed immediately after your session. You will also receive FREE DIGITAL PRINTS by email. Just choose one of our affordable packages, Grab your costumes, make up and stilettos ....and work it for the camera!

$35- 1- 8x10, 2- 5x7
$50- 2- 8x10, 2- 5x7, 2 keychains
$75- 3- 8x10, 2- 5x7, 8 wallets, 2 keychains
$100- 3- 8x10, 4- 5x7, 8 wallets, 2 keychains
Here's the link:

Mixology.....only $5!!

Date: Monday, July 25 at 7:00pm and last until 9pmPlace: ING Lounge CafeFeaturing: Light finger foods and DJ music social afterCost: $5.00Location: 221 Yonge Street at Shuter Street - the south east corner. The old Pier 1 location

Expert bartenders show their skills with Appleton Rums.

Kaiso 365 - 2011 Calypso Monarch Results

Canada’s top calypso music prize – Kaiso 365 – was captured by Bryan Structure Thornhill before a capacity crowd in the P.C. Ho Theatre of the Chinese Cultural Centre. In a hotly contested battle between nine singers performing two songs each, Barbadian-born Structure also won the coveted People’s Choice Award and several other Special Awards for Lyrics, Melody, Presentation, Originality, Rendition and Humour.
Winner - Structure – Bryan Thornhill
2nd (tie) - Macomere Fifi – Eulith Tara Woods & Pan Man Pat - Pat Mc Neilly
4th - Beginner – Michael Moore
5th - Spice – Denise Quammie Alexander
6th - Mr. Wonderful – Steve Clarke
7th (tie) - Newton P – Newton Phillips & Redman - Michael Thomas
8th - King Smokey – Clieve Henry
BEST MELODY:Structure – Trenton Monster
BEST PRESENTATION:(tie) Structure – Trenton Monster & Ne…

Isand Soul and Jouvay!!

If you're not going to Pan Alive on Friday, maybe you would like to check out this event taking place at Harbourfront.....
Jouvay! An Ole Mas Carnival ParadeJuly 29, 2011Jouvay is an ole mas spectacle where the traditional Trinidad and Tobago carnival characters come alive to the rhythms of drums and steel pan worn around their necks. Join Theatre Archipelago, directed by Rhoma Spencer, Tobago Speech Band characters (Keisha Jack and Dr. Verleen Bobb-Lewis), a pack of blue devils, a Midnight Robber, a Tobago Speech Band, Paper Doll, and an interactive mud band as they roam the Ole Yard of Harbourfront Centre, parading the grounds accompanied by steel pan. Starting from the Redpath Stage, mask-wearing characters will display ole mas placards, stopping to re-enact them as they move along, playing their portrayals to spectators with satirical parody, some spoken word, dance and buffoonery.
8:00PM - 9:00PM235 Queens Quay West

Island Soul takes place…


Pickup is located at the Mas Camp 519 McNicoll Ave.
NEW For ladies there will be LIMITED tights on sale at the Mas Camp during pickup 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 2011. Time to get ready for de road. We at Carnival Nationz are just as excited as you are to be presenting Mythical Creatures on the Lakeshore. I know you're all ready for yuh costumes like yesterday so LET'S GET IT ON!
We have set aside special days for each section. Pic…

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Toronto Revellers Costume Pick Up Schedule

Pick Up Schedule & DetailsPlease view the scheduled date and time for your costume pick up Tuesday July 26, 2011 After 5pm CourageEmerald GlindaOver the RainbowYellow Brick RoadWeathering the Storm Wednesday July 27, 2011 After 5pmDorothyRubyWickedWizard's Fury Thursday July 28, 2011NOT OPENFOR COLLECTION (King & Queen Competition Day) Friday July 29, 2011, Noon until 11PMOut of TOWN GUESTSHeartlessLullaby· ALL costume pick ups will require a Government issued ID to be shown and payment in fullat time of pick up · If you are sending a designate, a signed letter with a copy of your (costumed participant) government issued ID naming the person to release the costume to should be given to the Toronto Revellers at time of pick up · ALL confirmed registrations WILL BE issued a Toronto Revellers Wristband. **NEW Wristband along with Costume MUST be worn on PARADE Day. · Those without wristbands will not be allowed to enter the band (even if you have a costume). Extra precautions…