Monday, August 10, 2015

Canadian Representation at the 2015 International Panorama

Canada - Pan Fantasy - Lucy 


Canada - Salah’s Steelpan Academy - Outta De Box

2015 International Panorama Champions - Massey All Stars

1. Trinidad & Tobago - Trinidad All Stars - Curry Tabanca


2. Trinidad & Tobago - Supernovas Steel Orchestra - Dr. Samaroo


3. Trinidad & Tobago - Renegades Steel Orchestra - Like Ah Boss


4. New York, USA - Brooklyn Steel Orchestra - Ah Feeling 
4. Trinidad & Tobago - Phase II Pan Groove - Woman on the Bass 
6. Trinidad & Tobago - Curepe Scherzando - Bassman
7. Trinidad & Tobago - Exodus - De ‘Puna Band 
8. Trinidad & Tobago - Buccooneers Steel Orchestra - Gold 
9. England, UK - Ebony Steelband - Ah Feeling 
9. Japan - Panorama Steel Orchestra - Dance of Phoenix 
11. Trinidad & Tobago - Silver Stars Steel Orchestra - Edwin's Legacy 
12. Trinidad & Tobago Steel Xplosion - Thunder 
12. Trinidad & Tobago Pan Elders Steel Orchestra - Party Time Again 
12. Trinidad & Tobago - Tropical Angel Harps - Pan For Beethoven 
15. St. Vincent & The Grenadines - Starlift Steel Orchestra - Teaser 
16. St. Lucia - Pantime Steel Orchestra - Aunty Pam 
17. Trinidad & Tobago - Arima Golden Symphony Steel Orchestra - Ah Feeling 
18. France - Calypsociation Steelband - Prophet of Pan 
19. Canada - Pan Fantasy - Lucy 
20. Virginia, USA - Mosaic Steel Orchestra - Pan In A Rage 
21. Jamaica - UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra - Ten Commandments of Pan 
22. Canada - Salah’s Steelpan Academy - Outta De Box 
23. Maine, USA - Pan Coalition - Outta De Box 
24. St. Martin - Gunslingers Steel Orchestra - Pan Revivi

Thursday, August 6, 2015

2015 Toronto Carnival Band of the Year Results

BAND OF THE YEAR - LARGE CATEGORY
1. Carnival Nationz - 563.4 points
Theme: "On Broadway" 
Band Leaders: Marcus Eustace and Bryce Aguiton

2. Toronto Revellers - 542.5 points

Theme: "Torch: The Spirit of the Games"
Band Leader: Jamaal Magliore

3. Louis Saldenah's Mas-K Club- 534 points

Theme: "Chronicles of Machel Montano"
Band Leader: Louis Saldenah


BAND OF THE YEAR: SMALL AND MEDIUM CATEGORY

1. Fantazia International - 460 points
Theme: "Wonders of The Caribbean"
Band Leader: Will Morton

2. Connections - 443 points
Theme: "A Celebration of Life" 
Band Leader: Mervyn Skette

3. Durham Mas - 434 points

Theme: "Seasons of Change"
Band Leader: Jerrol Augustine

2015 Pan Alive Competition Results

1. Pan Fantasy (272 points)
Pan Fantasy brought the Pan Alive 2015 house down with their rendition of "Lucy" by Destra
Posted by Cecil Roach on Friday, July 31, 2015


2. AfroPan (262 points)
Afro Pan (the people's band) playing "Raze" by Fay Ann Lyons at Pan Alive, Caribana 2015 steel pan competition
Posted by Cecil Roach on Tuesday, August 4, 2015


3. Salah Steelpan Academy (257 points)
4. Panatics Steelband Network (251 points)
5. JK Pan Vibrations (235 points)
6. Silhouettes (227.5 points)
7. Pan Masters (226 points)
8. Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (214 points)
9. St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra (202 points)
10. Symphonyx Steel Orchestra (172.5 points)

2015 Toronto Carnival King and Queen Results

FEMALE INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY
1. Celena Seusahai - "Shira" - Tribal Carnival


2. Chania Cunningham - "The Ultimate Prize" - Toronto Revellers


3. Carrol Tannis - "Glitz & Glamour" - Carnival Nationz




MALE INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY:
1. Mr. Meggy - "Phantom Menace"- Carnival Nationz

2. Ty Williamson - "Going for Gold" - Toronto Revellers


3. Adam Ali - "On My Way"- Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club





QUEEN OF THE BANDS:
1. Joella Crichton - "The Magnificent Pipe Organ" - Carnival Nationz

2. Elsa Williams - "Queen of the Flame" - Toronto Revellers


3. Merlyn Elbourne James - "Beauty in the Caribbean Sea" - Fantazia International /

 Betty Toney - "Queen Elsa of Arondelle" - Tribal Carnival



KING OF THE BANDS:
1. Shane Reid Mungal - "Pan on Broadway" Carnival Nationz

2. Curtis Dempster - "Protector of D Torch" - Toronto Revellers


3. Anton Saldenah - "Jumbies" - Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club



ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE AWARD FOR 
INNOVATION IN MAS: 
Shane Reid Mungal - "Pan on Broadway" Carnival Nationz

Thursday, July 30, 2015

2015 Pan Alive



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M & A DISCOUNT STORE SHEPPARD & MORNINGSIDE 416-208-9474

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TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE FMC OFFICE AND AT VARIOUS OUTLETS ACROSS THE GTA

TICKETS
$25 ADVANCE
$30 GATE

Thursday, July 23, 2015

2015 Toronto Junior Carnival Results

JUNIOR BAND OF THE YEAR: 
1. Toronto Revellers - "The Games" (733 points)
2. Carnival Nationz - "On Broadway" (726 points)
3. Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club - "The Chronicles of Machel Montano" (715 points)

JUNIOR QUEEN OF THE BANDS: 

1. Reeyana Singh portraying "Into the World of the Lion King" from the band Carnival Nationz; Theme: "On Broadway" - 753 points
2. Faith Hermelijn portraying "Beti Inna Zone" from the band Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club; Theme: "The Chronicles of Machel Montano" - 736 points
3. Rebecca Pooran portraying "Splendour of the Caribbean Sea" from the band Fantazia International; Theme: "Caribbean Tales" - 730 points

JUNIOR KING OF THE BANDS: 

1. Fabian Lee portraying "Heavenly Drums" from the band  Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club; Theme: "The Chronicles of Machel Montano" - 735 points
2. Evan Murphy portraying "Harmony of Sailing" from the band Toronto Revellers; Theme: 
"The Games" - 706 points
3. Aaron DeGraff portraying "Pride of Dominica" from the band Fantazia International; Theme: "Caribbean Tales" - 653 points

JUNIOR FEMALE INDIVIDUAL OF THE BANDS: 

1. Kia Castle portraying "Cinderella...Going to the Ball" from the band Carnival Nationz, Theme: "On Broadway" - 733 points
2. Gabriela Sealy portraying "Blades of Fire" from the band Toronto Revellers; Theme: "The Games"- 705 points
3. Elise Roopchan portraying "For the Love of Music" from the band Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club; Theme: "The Chronicles of Machel Montano" - 696 points

JUNIOR MALE INDIVIDUAL OF THE BANDS: 

1. Joshua Martinez portraying "The Coconut Vendor" from the band Fantazia International 
Theme: "Caribbean Tales" - 592 points
2. Amari Bowen-Otchere portraying "Avata" from the band Tribal Carnival; Theme: 
"Animation: Fantasies of Toronto Carnival" - 520 points
3. Maven Lee portraying "Happiest Alien Alive" from the band Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club; Theme: "The Chronicles of Machel Montano" - 513 points

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Carnival Kicks Pop-Up Store - July 30-31 @ Saldenah Mas Camp


Hi Readers, don't forget to take advantage of the Carnival Kicks Pop-Up store at Saldenah Mas Camp - July 30-31, 2015! 

Carnival Kicks is your one stop shop for all things carnival...especially if your are looking for boots to match your costume!

Simply place your order online at
and select "Caribana Customer Pick-Up" and they will have your order ready and waiting for you!

Happy Shopping!

YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am - Photo Exhibit


YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am – a world premiere photo exhibit which showcases the diversity of the 41 participating Pan American countries -

TD Irie Music Festival 2015


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2015 Toronto Carnival Grand Parade Route Map




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Monday, July 6, 2015

It all starts tomorrow - The Official Launch of Toronto Carnival at David Pecault Square

The Official Launch of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Kicks Off at David Pecault Square

100 Masqueraders, Soca and Calypso Music, Caribbean Food and More

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 02, 2015) - The media are invited to join Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Coteau, Mayor John Tory, Scotiabank VP of the Toronto East District Christine Williams, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, Ontario Science Centre CEO Maurice Bitran, Festival CEO Denise Herrera-Jackson and CAO Chris Alexander, members of the Canadian Caribbean community to kick off the 48th annual Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 at David Pecault Square.

What:
The NOON HOUR launch showcases the many events that will entertain and energize Toronto leading up to the Grand Parade on Saturday, August 1. Hosted by CTV Toronto's Colin D'Mello and CP24's Pooja Handa, the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2015 launch will be followed by a colourful parade of over 100 Mas players, Salmon Cupid and the All-Stars (steel pan), calypso singers and Caribbean dancers. Caribbean food vendors will be on-site with free entertainment to follow.

When:
National anthem at 11:55 a.m. sharp. Speeches from 11:59 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Caribbean entertainment until 2 p.m. Entertainment resumes at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:
David Pecault Square, Metro City Hall at 215 King St. West.
All media are welcome to cover the event. www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The public is encouraged to attend this FREE event.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For media enquiries:

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone: 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Craigg Slowly
Festival Publicist
Email: craigg.slowly@gmail.com

Monday, June 29, 2015

Order of Appearance of the Bands at the 2015 Toronto Carnival Grand Parade and Junior Carnival Parade

1) Durham Mas & Recreational Club 
2) D'Regulars Arts and Cultural Club 
3) Fantazia International 
4) Connections 
5) Carnival Revolution 
6) Tribal Carnival 
7) Carnival Nationz 
8) Toronto Revellers 
9) Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club

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