Sunday, July 31, 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 Eustace
2. 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 - From Rags to Riches - Band Leader: Corey Howard
7. Concept Costume Creators - Celebrations - Band Leader: Whitfield Belasco
8. Spirits of the Caribbean - Band Leader: Susan Gorgan

Saturday, July 30, 2011

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)

Friday, July 29, 2011


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

Thursday, July 28, 2011

King and Queen Tonight!!!


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

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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

The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and arts. Now in its 44th year, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. For more information, please visit the festival’s website at

Media contacts:

Jen Burkholder

Media Relations, Ontario Region

Citizenship and Immigration Canada


Stephen Weir

Media Relations

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival


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.


1. Performance by world renowned Bahamian Junkanoo Legends from the Bahamas that starts at departures and will make its way to arrivals in Terminal 3. Band member John Zonicle will be onsite and available for interviews.

2. Sampling of Caribbean fare, including salt cod fritters prepared by one of Canada’s premier chefs, Roger Mooking, available for interviews by appointment after the demonstration

3. Steel Pan Players

4. Interviews with Toronto Pearson and the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival representatives

DATE: Wednesday, July 27

TIME: 3:45 p.m.

· 3:45pm - The Bahamian Junkanoo Legends start at Terminal 3 departures, performs en route to Terminal 3 arrivals

· 4:00-4:15pm - The Bahamian Junkanoo Legends arrive at stage area in Terminal 3 arrivals

· 4:15pm - Roger Mooking cooking/demo/sampling

WHERE: Toronto Pearson, Terminal 3, International Arrivals. For drivers, park in the Terminal 3 garage and you will be given a parking voucher at the event. Directions to Terminal 3 parking can be found here:


Roger Mooking has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s premier Chefs by developing a culinary philosophy built on perfect execution of globally inspired culinary traditions. As a third generation restaurateur and chef he began his formal training through the George Brown Culinary Management Program where he earned Top Student Honors diploma and is now the Chair of the Professional Advisory Committee.

Roger continued his training at Epic Dining Room in Toronto’s world renowned Royal York Hotel before co owning and consulting on many food and beverage operations.

He is the Host and Co-Creator of his own internationally broadcast television series Everyday Exotic. He is also the Co-host of the upcoming series Heat Seekers airing on Food Network Canada.

In addition he is the recording artist and creator of Soul Food; a unique food and music project released by Warner Music. For Roger, music and the epicurean world are seamless. One feeds the body, the other the soul; it is all food in all its various forms.

The Bahamian Junkanoo Legends: born from a group of Bahamians missing Junkanoo music - the sweet sound of their home. This group simply wanted to share the most recognizable culture and distinct music from the country of their birth to their new home. After a 20 year absence from the Festival's parade, the Association of Bahamians in Canada have resurrected the core group with a contingency of 50 "Legends" flying up from the Bahamas.

About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Now in its 44th year, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America’s largest outdoor festival.

Corporate sponsors of this year’s festival include: Scotiabank, The Toronto Star, Sway Magazine, The Grid, CTV, CP-24, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Ontario Place, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Yorkgate Mall, Liberty Grand, FLOW FM, The Caribbean Camera Newspaper, Toronto-Lime.Com, Urbanology Magazine and Grace Kennedy Foods.

For complete listing information, visit, the only official website for the Festival. Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival Office is located at 263 Davenport Avenue. Lower Level, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Tel., 416-391-5608; Fax, 416-391-5693; Email:

About Toronto Pearson International Airport

The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada's biggest airport and one of the largest airports in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic. In 2010, Toronto Pearson handled an estimated 31.9 million passengers and is ranked 4th largest in international passenger traffic in North America. The focus of the GTAA continues to be on competitiveness, growing the airport's status as an international gateway, meeting the needs of our guests and ensuring the long-term success of the organization, our airline customers and the regional economy.

For more information, contact:

For Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival:
Stephen Weir
Stephen Weir & Associates
416-489-5868; 416-801-3101

Craigg Slowly
Stephen Weir & Associates

For Toronto Pearson International Airport:

Noor Marzook

Issued By:

Stephen Weir
Stephen Weir & Associates |
2482 Yonge Street, Unit 45032, Toronto, ONT.
Tel: 416-489-5868 | cell: 416-801-3101

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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 Nigel

The 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 Fredericks

Legends of Spain
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Section Leader: Marlon Marcano

One Love
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Section Leaders: Laverne, Trisha and Annie

La Femme Fatale
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Section Leader: Tamara Garnes

Legend of the Black Pearl - (Men Only)
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Section Leader: Candice Narinesingh

Legends of the Rain Forest - (Men Only)
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Section Leader: Sanjay Mangar

Legends of Africa - (Men Only)
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Section Leader: Ivy

Legends of the Orient
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Section Leader: Troy Logan

The Dream Catcher
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Section Leaders: Sean Ribeiro & Gary Duarte


Lost Treasures
Date: Friday, July 29, 2011
Time: 10am-4pm
Section Leader: Natalie Hakim

Legend of the Black Pearl - (Ladies Only)
Date: Friday, July 29, 2011
Time: 2pm-9pm
Section Leader: Candice Narinesingh

Legends of the Rain Forest - (Ladies Only)
Date: Friday, July 29, 2011
Time: 2pm-9pm
Section Leader: Sanjay Mangar

Legends of Africa - (Ladies Only)
Date: Friday, July 29, 2011
Time: 2pm-9pm
Section Leader: Ivy



* Please arrive 20 minutes early for any special fitting or upgraded costume details.
Please note: Tribal Knights™ Mas Center will be closed at 10pm on Friday July 29, 2011 and any costumes not picked up prior will be re-sold .

Any customers who reside outside of Ontario you will have until Friday July 29th 2011 from 10am - 8pm to pick up your costume only as an alternative to original Tribal Knights™ Costume Pickup schedule.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact your Tribal Knights™ 2011 representative at 1+(416) 396-3780 or visit our websites and

Thank you for your kind co-operation, Mas is not an event, it's a way of life.


Tribal Knights™ ~ The Spirit of Carnival
Administrative Support Team

Phone: 416-396-3780

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 M5X 1C1 (just west of Bay Street) When: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Please note that this event is by invitation only. Invited guests are asked to confirm your attendance by contacting: Veronica Tyrrell at 905.257.0581 or Ken Bhagan 416.515.7884 Email:

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:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mixology.....only $5!!

Date: Monday, July 25 at 7:00pm and last until 9pm
Place: ING Lounge Cafe
Featuring: Light finger foods and DJ music social after
Cost: $5.00
Location: 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



Structure – Trenton Monster


Structure – Trenton Monster


(tie) Structure – Trenton Monster & Newton P - Old Age Pension


Structure – Trenton Monster


Structure – Trenton Monster


Panman Pat – Stop The Gravy Train


Structure – Trenton Monster


Michael “Skel” Redhead – Tackling The Issues (sung by Macomere Fifi)



Structure has won the Calypso Monarch title in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007. Structure will

take home a cash prize of over $6,000.00 and will be sent to represent Canada in London,

U.K in next year’s Notting Hill Carnival, as part of an exchange programme with the Association

of an eof British Calypsonians (ABC) that saw their 2010 Calypso Monarch Alexander D Great

perform here as a Special Guest.

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 Parade

July 29, 2011

Jouvay 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.


Everyone: FREE

8:00PM - 9:00PMRedpath Stage
235 Queens Quay West

Island Soul takes place from July 29 - August 1, 2011.

Check out the website for the full event listings:

Sunday, July 24, 2011


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. Pickup begins on Tue July 26th and ends on Fri Jul 29th. 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:

Tues July 26thDRAGON, MERMAID, PEAGASUSMARCUS - 416.565.4079,HAYDEN - 416.220.49726pm - 10pm
Wed July 27thBANSHEE & QUETZALROSS - 416.301.7761 , AL & BRANDT - 647.727.44456pm - 10pm
Fri July 29th


BRYCE - 416.985.8488,DWAYNE & SHANAH - 416.930.965011am - 6pm

  • 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 any minor alterations please feel free to do so at home or at a professional tailor or seamstress. We have over 2300 masqueraders and it will get fairly chaotic if we allow everyone to try on or alter their costumes. 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 hand writing that you 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 8pm Friday July 29th. YOU MUST LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE if you cannot make your schedued pickup date. Go 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 times assigned to the other sections' scheduled times. In other words if you are in DRAGON and you are supposed to come to the mas camp between 6-10pm on Tuesday and cannot make it for that time, then feel free to call and schedule an appointment anytime between the hours of 10am-4pm 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!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Toronto Revellers Costume Pick Up Schedule

Pick Up Schedule & Details

Please view the scheduled date and time for your costume pick up

Tuesday July 26, 2011 After 5pm

  • Courage
  • Emerald
  • Glinda
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Yellow Brick Road
  • Weathering the Storm

Wednesday July 27, 2011 After 5pm

  • Dorothy
  • Ruby
  • Wicked
  • Wizard's Fury

Thursday July 28, 2011 NOT OPEN FOR COLLECTION (King & Queen Competition Day)

Friday July 29, 2011, Noon until 11PM

  • Out of TOWN GUESTS
  • Heartless
  • Lullaby

· 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 are being made to secure our participants and performers. · On the day of pick up you will receive a detailed information sheet. Our position for the Toronto Caribbean Carnival is #6

· We will meet at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Assembly area (view map) onSaturday July 30, 2011.

Respect the Mas' - We want our masqueraders to enjoy themselves, they have paid hard earned dollars to participate with the Toronto Revellers as we Present Welcome to OZ. We kindly ask that friends and family, respect the masqueraders in the band and chip down the Lakeshore with us, OUTSIDE of the band.

Thank you again for your participation, see you in 2012.

Happy Carnival

Toronto Revellers

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