Friday, May 23, 2014

2014 Toronto Carnival Mas Band Directory

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/carnivalrevolution2014
Phone Number: Osei - 647-718-6389
Email: carnivalrevolutions@gmail.com
Mas Camp Location: TBA
Mas Camp Hours: TBA


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CONCEPT COSTUME CREATORS
Band Leader: Whitfield Belasco
2014 Theme: "PRECIOUS JEWELS"
Website: TBA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Concept-Costume-Creators/203173249826082
Twitter: TBA
Instagram: TBA
Phone Number: 647-203-1701
Email: werfamily2@hotmail.com
Mas Camp Location: TBA
Mas Camp Hours: TBA


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CONNECTIONS MASTUMES BAND
Band Leader: Mervyn Skeete
2014 Theme: "FORCES OF NATURE"
Website: http://www.tocarnival.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/183656468368968/
Twitter: TBA
Instagram: TBA
Phone Number: Mervyn - 647-854-5584
Email: moskeete@aol.com
Mas Camp Location: 1720 Midland Avenue, Unit 10, Scarborough, ON
Mas Camp Hours: Monday to Thursday - 2:00 p.m.  to 10:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday - 2:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.; Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


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DE REGULARS
Band Leaders: Will Morton
2014 Theme: "CARNIVAL DREAMS"
Website: http://http://dregulars.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/dregulars
Twitter: TBA
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/dregulars
Phone: TBA
Email: TBA
Mas Camp Location: TBA
Mas Camp Hours: TBA


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FANTAZIA INTERNATIONAL
Band Leaders: Will Morton
2014 Theme: "UNLEASH YOUR FANTASY"
Website: http://www.fantaziainternational.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantazia09/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fantazia_Intl
Instagram: TBA
Phone: 647-773-7931
Email: fantazia_09@hotmail.com
Mas Camp Location: 34 Golden Gate, Unit 7, Scarborough, ON
Mas Camp Hours: TBA


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FUSION CARNIVAL
Band Leader: Narissa Ali
2014 Theme: "ART OF WAR"
Website: http://www.fusion-carnival.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fusioncarnival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fusion_Carnival
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/bluescarnivalf
Email: TBA
Phone: (416) 274-8456
Mas Camp Location: TBA
Mas Camp Hours: TBA


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LOUIS SALDENAH MAS-K CLUB
Band Leader: Louis Saldenah
2014 Theme: "RIVER OF MIRRORS"
Website: http://www.saldenahcarnival.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saldenah-Mas-Band/129027107142007
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SaldenahMas
Instagram: http://instagram.com/teamsaldenah
Phone: 416-560-4419/416-843-4215
Email: TBA
Mas Camp Location: 228 Midwest Road, Scarborough, ON
Mas Camp Hours: Monday to Sunday - 1:00 p.m.  to 10:00 p.m.


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TORONTO REVELLERS
Band Leader: Jamal Magliore
2014 Theme: "WARRIORS"
Website: http://www.torontorevellers.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TorontoRevellers
Twitter: ‏http://twitter.com/torevellers
Instagram: http://instagram.com/torontorevellers
Phone: TBA
Email:  info@torontorevellers.com
Mas Camp Location: 1510 Birchmount Road, Unit 105, Scarborough
Mas Camp Hours: TBA


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TRIBAL CARNIVAL
Band Leader: Dexter Seusahai
2014 Theme: "SECRET OF THE WINGZ"
Website: http://www.tribalknights.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tribalknightscarnival?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TribalCarnival_
Instagram: http://instagram.com/tribalcarnival
Phone: 416-825-0563; Dexter - 647-997-1867
Email: tribal.carnivalcsr@gmail.com 
Mas Camp Location: 3401 McNicoll Avenue, Unit 8, Scarborough, ON
Mas Camp Hours: Monday to Friday - 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 


Thursday, May 22, 2014

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 Scarborough 
May 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 the parade within Exhibition Place.  The Junior Carnival Parade location is moving from Downsview Park to the Malvern community in Scarborough, and our final Island Lime is returning to the Toronto Island after almost a ten-year absence!” said Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival CEO Denise Herrera-Jackson.  “We are also expanding the footprint of the Grand Parade within Exhibition Place to improve the experience of both performers and spectators!” 
“We are proud to support the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival,” said John Doig, Scotiabank’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We have been the title sponsors of the festival since 2008 and it has been wonderful to see how the Carnival has been embraced by both the local community and by visitors from around the world. We are looking forward to a great festival as we celebrate the sights, sounds and flavours of the Caribbean.”
“The Ontario Science Centre is delighted, for the fifth consecutive year, to sponsor the Innovation in Mas award. We celebrate our partnership with the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival and through this award recognize innovation in Mas costume design and engineering. Science is everywhere!” said Lesley Lewis, CEO, Ontario Science Centre.
The Toronto waterfront Carnival parade, taking place on August 2nd, is expected to draw over a million people down to Toronto’s Exhibition Place and surrounding grounds. This year the parade will begin at the Northwest corner of Exhibition Place behind Medieval Times.  The parade will travel the width of the Exhibition Place before entering Lakeshore Blvd, giving the festival more space to accommodate paying spectators. Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival events include:
City Hall Public Launch – July 8th, 2014.  Over 100 masqueraders in costumes, well known Soca, Pan and Calypso performers will gather on Nathan Phillips Square beginning just before noon, to officially launch Carnival in Toronto. Free.
Junior Carnival Parade and Family Day – July 19th, 2014: The first big 2014 Festivalevent, the Junior Carnival Parade, will take place in and around Neilson Park in the Malvern community.           Over 2,500 children will perform for the judges and play Mas . Chevrolet is the presenting sponsorof the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Junior Carnival Parade in its new Malvern community location. Free.
The Annual Gala - July 25, 2014: The Annual Gala, a black tie event to honour the rich history of the festival and to sample  Caribbean cuisine and the arts, will take place at the Liberty Grand Ballroom on the CNE grounds. Ticketed.
Monarch Contest - July 28, 2014: Ontario’s best Calypso performers compete to see who will wear the crown as this country’s top Calypso singer. Evening competition to be held at the Chinese Cultural Centre’s P C Ho Theatre in Scarborough. Ticketed.
The King and Queen Contest – July 31, 2014: This nighttime event showcases the elaborate costumes, which will be worn by the Kings and Queens in the Grand Parade. Always popular. Almost always sold-out. Ticketed. 
Pan Alive - August 1, 2014: Pan Alive is the largest outdoor steel pan orchestra competition in North America.  Over a dozen orchestras from Ontario and Quebec will compete in an evening battle of the bands at Lamport Stadium. Ticketed.
THE GRAND PARADE - August 2, 2014: Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Blvd. 10am – 6pm. Rain or Shine! Ticketed inside Exhibition Place and Free along the Lakeshore.
Beyond de Lime August 3, 2014: For the first time in almost a decade Beyond the Lime will be held on the Toronto Island. Live Music. Caribbean Food. Non-stop Performances. Traditional end to the Caribbean festival. Ticketed. 
About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean CarnivalThe Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. 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, OLG, Chevrolet, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, Virgin Radio, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Ontario Science Centre, and the Liberty Grand.
About ScotiabankScotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada’s most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival's official website at www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608;Email: info@torontocaribbeancarnival.com.For media inquires: Stephen WeirScotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival PublicistPhone 416-489-5868Cell: 416-801-3101Email: Stephen@stephenweir.comDiana HartScotiabank, Public, Corporate & Government AffairsCell: 647-628-3501Email: diana.hart@scotiabank.com

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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 City of Ontario. MC: Pooja Handa (CP24). Finance Minister the Honourable Joe Oliver will speak at the launch.
WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 2014
              11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
WHERE:  Great Hall, Ontario Science Centre.
     770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON M3C 1T3
     Free parking - media please identify themselves at the parking kiosks.

For further information:
Information about the programs and events, please visit the festival's official website at www.caribbeancarnival.com. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue, Toronto. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Fax: 416-391-5693;
Email: info@caribbeancarnival.com

Media Information:
Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com
Diana Hart
Scotiabank
Cell: 647-821-3849
Email: diana.hart@scotiabank.co

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

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




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



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

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.

Hosted BY:
Dr. Jay & E-Man

Tickets:
$20 in Advance
More at the door

For tickets: 
Drupati's (Scarborough) 
& Louis Saldenah 416-560-4419


CARNIVAL NATIONZ
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014
@KOOLHAUS
132 Queens Quay East




CONNECTIONS
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
@TWILIGHT RESTAURANT AND BAR
55 Nugget Avenue, Unit 12





FUSION CARNIVAL
SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014
@TBA





TORONTO REVELLERS
Saturday, May 17, 2014
@ THE ARMENIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE
45 Hallcrown Place 
(Corner of Victoria Park & Consumers Rd.)




CARNIVAL REVOLUTION
SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
@SVG LOUNGE
1230 Sheppard Avenue West
$10.00 Admission
Doors Open: 9PM
Showtime: 12AM

Osei: 647-718-6389
carnivalrevolutions@gmail.com
BBM 74B9DA5D



D'REGULARS
SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
@HOWARD JOHNSON HOTEL
22 Metropolitan Road Scarborough
$20.00 Admission

Carnival Revolution 2014 Toronto Carnival Band Launch



G98.7 FM FLOOD RELIEF RADIOTHON - Sunday, May 4 (6 am-11pm)


Hi readers,

Please take note of G98.7 FM's Flood Relief Radiothon taking place this Sunday, May 4, 2014......


Please Call 416-498-4987 To Donate!


During the Christmas season last year, a terrible flood destroyed parts of the Caribbean Islands of St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica. Lives were lost, homes washed were washed, leaving thousands homeless and in desperate need. 

G98.7FM and the Consulate Generals of the affected islands will conduct a fundraising Radiothon on Sunday May 4th, from 6am-11pm. 

Please tune in on Sunday to share your support and to donate to this worthy cause!
See more at: http://g987fm.com/flood-relief-radiothon

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