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Fusion Carnival 2015 Toronto Carnival Theme - Venom....Inject Into Your Fantasy

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Hi Readers,

Its so good to see news out of the Fusion Carnival mas camp.  A recent Facebook post announced that the band will be back for 2015 Toronto Carnival.  Their presentation is entitled "VENOM....INJECT INTO YOUR FANTASY".  

Wishing the band all the best as they work on their presentation.  



Unofficial 2014 Pan Alive Results

Congratulations to Pan Fantasy on capturing their third Pan Alive championship in a row.

1. Pan Fantasy (278 points)
2. Afropan (269 points)
3. Golden Harps International Steel Orchestra (242 points)
4. Silhouettes (239 points)
5. JK Pan Vibrations (231 points)
6. Pan Masters (224 points)
7. Panatics (221 points)
8. Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra (217 points)
9. Symphonyx Steel Orchestra (213 points) 
10. New Dimensions (212 points)
11. Salah Steelpan Academy ( 211 points)
12. St. Jamestown Youth Centre Orchestra (170 points)

Unofficial 2014 King and Queen Competition Results

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Carnival Nationz achieved a clean sweep last night winning both the King and Queen and Male and Female  individual titles. Congrats!!!!

2014 FEMALE INDIVIDUAL - Carol Tannis portraying THE ENCHANTED HAVANA MON (LA LUNA ENCANTADA DE LA HAVANA) from the band Carnival Nationz, Theme: Havana



2014 MALE INDIVIDUAL - Mr. Meggy portraying ERNESTO, THE GECKO (aka THE ANOLIS ALLISON LIZARD) from the band Carnival Nationz, Theme: Havana



2014 QUEEN OF BANDS - Joella Crichton portraying LA DIOSA DE EL VUELO (THE GODDESS OF FLIGHT) from the band Carnival Nationz, Theme: Havana



2014 KING OF BANDS - Shane Reid Mungal portraying RAMON: EL BATERISTA CUBANO (THE AFRO-CUBAN DRUMMER) from the band Carnival Nationz, Theme: Havana




2014 ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE INNOVATION IN MAS AWARD - Sherwin Modeste portraying TAKERSTODON D'INVADER from the band Concept Costume Creators, Theme: Precious Jewels Designer: Whitfield Belasco

Unofficial 2014 KAISO 365 Calypso Monarch Results

Congratulations to Macomere Fifi on winning her 6th Calypso Monarch Title.....amazing!!!!

Here are the results in order:

1. Macomere Fifi (Tara Woods) 
2. Beginner (Michael Moore)
3. Susan G (Susan Grogan)
4. Guney (Guney Cedeno)
5. Webb (Hamilton Alexander)
6. King Cosmos (Henry Gomez)
7. De Carra (Leslie Carrabon) 
8. Yellows (David Morgan)
9. Panman Pat (Pat McNeilly) 

Best Lyrics: Macomere Fifi (Tara Woods)

Best Melody: Beginner (Michael Moore)

Best Presentation: Beginner (Michael Moore)

Most Original: Macomere Fifi (Tara Woods)

Best Rendition: Macomere Fifi (Tara Woods)

Best Composition on a local topic: Guney (Guney Cedeno)

Most Humourous: Macomere Fifi (Tara Woods)

Best Arrangement: Macomere Fifi (Tara Woods)

People's Choice: Macomere Fifi (Tara Woods)



2014 Junior Carnival

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Despite the somewhat gloomy weather Toronto's youngest masqueraders came out in all their splendour!







See the full album at:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.752630094778811.1073741827.100000954813196&type=1&l=42209ad238


***UNOFFICIAL RESULTS*****

2014 Junior Band of the Year
1. Carnival Nationz - Havana (261 points)
2. Louis Saldenah Mas K Club - River of Mirrors (257 points)
3. Toronto Revellers - Toon Time (255 points)




2014 Junior Queen
1. Kia Castle portraying Radiant Havana from the band Carnival Nationz (277 points)
2. Faith Hermelijn portraying Safari Monarch from the band Louis Saldenah Mas K Club (273 points)
3. Caneisha Edwards portraying Guardian Angel from the band Tribal Carnival. Band theme: Secret of Wingz (253 points)


2014 Junior King 
1. Malik Adams portraying Dragon Rider from the band Tribal Carnival (254 points)
2. Fabian Lee portraying Aztec Water God from the band Louis Saldenah Mas K Club (250 points)
3. Aaron Degraff portraying Guardian of the Flames from …

2014 Toronto Carnival Mas Band Parade Positions

Parade Positions - Saturday, August 2, 2014
1. Toronto Revellers (Jamaal Magloire) - "WARRIORS"

2. Fantazia International (Wil Morton) - "UNLEASH YOUR FANTASY"
3. Mas-K Club (Louis Saldenah) - "RIVER OF MIRRORS"
4. Carnival Nationz (Marcus Eustace/Bryce Aguiton) - "HAVANA"
5. Tribal Carnival (Dexter Seusahai) - "SECRET OF THE WINGZ"
6. Connections (Mervyn Skeete) - "FORCES OF NATURE"
7. Concept Costumes Creators (Whitfield Belasco) - "PRECIOUS JEWELS"
8. Carnival Revolution (Osei Brand) - "VISIONS IN THE NIGHT"
9. D Regulars (Michael Williams) - "CARIBBEAN DREAMS"

Saldenah Kiddies Launch - Sunday, June 1, 2014 at starting at noon

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2014 Toronto Carnival Mas Band Directory

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Hi readers,
Registration is open for most bands....a few band launches are still to come.  Here's the info you need to contact your band of choice.  
Support yuh culture.....play mas!!!

CARNIVAL NATIONZ Band Leaders: Marcus Eustace and Bryce Aguiton
2014 Theme: "HAVANA"  Website: http://www.carnival-nationz.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalnationz Twitter: https://twitter.com/CNzInc Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CNzInc Phone Number: Bryce - 416-985-8488; Marcus - 416-565-4079 Email: carnivalnationz@gmail.com Mas Camp Location:116 Howden Road, Units 4 and 5, Scarborough, ON Mas Camp Hours: Weekdays - 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m./Weekends - 2:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.

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CARNIVAL REVOLUTION Band Leader: Osei Brand
2014 Theme: "VISIONS IN THE NIGHT"
Website: TBA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osei.brand Twitter: https://twitter.com/WeRevolutionMas Instagram: http://instagram.com/carnivalrevolution…

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Media Launch Announcements

PRESS RELEASE The Annual Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival returns with expanded access to the Grand Parade route and new/improved events Construction impacts the Festival – Junior Parade moving to ScarboroughMay 22, 2014 (Toronto) - The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival launched today with costumed mas models, live pan music and Calypso singers at the Ontario Science Centre.  The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Finance, helped unveil the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival 2014 campaign. The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival will run from July 8, 2014 to August 3, 2014, and once again bring the culture of the Caribbean to over a million spectators in downtown Toronto. The public launch will take place on July 8, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Toronto's Nathan Phillip's Square, where dancers, musicians, and calypso singers will get the country into the Carnival spirit."The big news is that as the city changes, so too must our events. We are expanding the length of …

Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Media Launch - Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Ontario Science Centre

PRESS RELEASE Toronto, ON (5/20/2014) - The media is invited to join community leaders, Caribbean performers, Federal and Civic politicians at the official media launch for this year's Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival on Thursday, May 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ontario Science Centre.
Note: because of the Provincial election no MPPs will be speaking/attending the launch.
WHAT: The Festival Management Committee will be releasing key information about this year's Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival, including that events will be moving to the Malvern Community and the Toronto Islands. There will also be a live steel pan performance, Calypso singing and Masquerade Mas models showing this year’s Carnival costumes.WHY:  There have been major venue changes and program additions to this year's three-week carnival. There are also new themes and costumes on the parade route this year.WHO:  Speakers include the Festival Management Committee, Scotiabank, The Toronto Star and the Cit…

Toronto Revellers TV || Behind-the-Scenes at the WARRIORS Band Launch

Toronto Lime Gets New Ownership

Happy Mother's Day!

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A very special Happy Mother's Day to all my mummy readers!

Fantazia International Mas Camp Opening - Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Toronto Mas Tights is open for business.....get your order in early!

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D'Regulars 2014 Toronto Carnival Band Launch - Saturday, June 7, 2014

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2014 Toronto Carnival Band Launch Dates.....mark your calendars!

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Hi readers,
The 2014 Toronto Carnival Band Launch season starts in one week.....
Here are some dates to put in your calendar....

TRIBAL CARNIVAL SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014 @ THE ARMENIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE 45 Hallcrown Place  (Corner of Victoria Park & Consumers Rd.) TIME: 8:00 P.M.  SHOWTIME: 12:00 SHARP DOORS CLOSE: 3:00 A.M. TICKETS PRICE  $15 - EARLY BIRD $20 - ADVANCE
TRIBAL CARNIVAL MERCHANDISE WILL BE ON SALE!
FOR ALL INFO CALL:  DEXTER @ 647-997-1867



FANTAZIA INTERNATIONAL SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 @ RICKYRICARDO'S 423 College St. @ Bathurst Doors open at 10:00 p.m. Show starts at Midnight Admission: $15 For Info Call: Michelle 416-992-2662 / Cauldric 416-318-2751 / Beverley 416-540-9101



LOUIS SALDENAH MAS-K CLUB SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
@KOOLHAUS
132 Queens Quay East
Time: 10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.