Tuesday, August 7, 2018

2018 Toronto Carnival Results

OFFICIAL RESULTS 2018

Female Individual 
1. Mischka Crichton, INTO THE LIGHT, Carnival Nationz
2. Elise Roopchan, MARIPOSA EN PELIGRO, Toronto Revellers
3. Faith Hermelijn, GODDESS OF GLACIERS, Saldenah Carnival

Male Individual
1. Adam Ali, LEAPING INTO SPRING, Saldenah Carnival
2. Courtney St. Louis, ABSOLUM, Tribal Carnival
3. Fabian Lee, COSMIC OVERLORD, Sunlime Canada

Queen Of The Bands

1. Celena Seusahai, THE WHITE QUEEN, Tribal Carnival
2. Joella Crichton, HARMONY, Carnival Nationz
3. Michelle Reyes, DE RISE OF THE CHERRY BLOSSOMSSaldenah Carnival

King of the Bands
1. Shane Reid Mungal, EROS: D'GOD OF LOVE, Carnival Nationz
2. Nicholas Guy, D'MYSTERY OF CHICHEN-ITZA - SPRING EQUINOX AWAKENS, Saldenah Carnival
3. Shawn Tony, THE JABAWAKI, Tribal Carnival


Band Of The Year

1. Saldenah Carnival, Wonders Of Spring
2. Carnival Nationz, L.O.V.E.
3. Tribal Carnival, Wonderland

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Masqueraders its time to get road ready!!!

Hi Readers,

I really hope by now you’ve made that oh so important decision as to what band and section you are playing mas with for the 51st celebration of Toronto Carnival.

If you need some help deciding check out my 2018 Mas Band Directory.

If however you have picked the costume of your dreams, its time to start getting yourself organized for the Grand Parade.

Here are a few suggestions of goods and services to get you ROAD READY!

GET FIT - take a class, get familiar with the music, and meet fellow masqueraders…

Socacize Bootcamp Jam - June 3 to July 29
Facebook: @SocacizeFitnessInc
Instagram: @socacize

Riddim Fit Ulitmate Bootcamp - July 5 to July 28
Facebook: @RiddimFit
Instagram: @riddimfit

Carnival Spice
Facebook: @CarnivalSpiceAndEverthingNIce
Instagram: @carnivalspice

Toronto Carnival Run – Saturday, July 28, 2018
Facebook: @TOcarnivalrun
Instagram: @tocarnivalrun


ONE STOP SHOP - for everything from boots to eyelashes

Carnival Kicks
Facebook:@CarnivalKicks
Instagram: @carnivalkicks

CLEOLUXE
Instagram: @cleoluxe.com

MAKEUP – make sure your face looks as great as your costume!
Carnival Makeup Kits
Facebook: @carnivalmakeupkits
Instagram: carnivalmakeupkits

MAS TIGHTS – so those legs look right!

Carnivalista
Facebook: @carnivalista
Instagram: @carnavalista

Matched for Me
Instgram: @matchedforme


ACCESORIZE- footwear, pouches and backpacks

FeteInFlats
Instagram: @feteinflats

TO Carnival Bling
Instagram: @tocarnivalbling

Styleprolix
Facebook: @styleprolix
Instagram: @styleprolix

Lime Carnival
Facebook: @LImeCarnival
Instagram: @limecarnival


Carnival Queens Acessories
Facebook: @carnivalqueensaccessories 
Instagram: @carnival_queens_accessories


BLING IT UP – add a little sparkle

Bling Things by Taryn
Instagram: @blingthingsto

Bling That Carnival Wear
Instagram: @blingthatcarnivalwear


EMBELLISH – for a little something extra

EndlessTrims
Facebook: @endlesstrims
Instagram: @endlesstrims


LIBATIONS – cheers!!!

Pops Punch
Instagram: @popspunch

Jojos Mix
Instagram: @jojosmix

Party Pops TO
Instagram: @partypops_to


CHILDCARE – don’t forget about the little ones!

Carnival Day Camp
Facebook: @carnivaldaycamp
Instagram: @carnivaldaycamp



CONCIERGE SERVICES 

Is We! Carnival Concierge
Facebook: @iswecarnivalconcierge
Instagram: @iswe.carnival


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Ol' Time Carnival...Bacchanal in d' Plantation Yard - Sunday, July 29th

Come one, come all! 
Bring a lawn chair, wear sunscreen and refill that water bottle. 
The weather will be great and the bacchanal in full effect! Over 40 costumed performers. 
Drumming, DJ Miss Tempo and big bottom ladies...Dame Lorraine's, of course!



Thursday, June 21, 2018

2018 Toronto Carnival - Revised Order of the Bands

Hi Readers,

Please note the revised order of the bands for the Grand Parade on Saturday, August 4, 2018:

1) TORONTO REVELLERS
2) SALDENAH CARNIVAL
3) TRIBAL CARNIVAL
4) FANTAZIA CARNIVAL
5) SUNLIME CANADA
6) CARNIVAL NATIONZ
7) COSTUME CREATORS 
8) ATLANTIC MAS
9) EPIC CARNIVAL
10) D'NEW REGULARS
11) VENOM CARNIVAL

Friday, May 25, 2018

2018 Toronto Carnival Order of the Bands

Hi Readers,

Here is the order of the bands for the Grand Parade on Saturday, August 4, 2018:

1)TORONTO REVELLERS
2)SALDENAH CARNIVAL
3)TRIBAL CARNIVAL
4)FANTAZIA CARNIVAL
5)CARNIVAL NATIONZ
6)SUNLIME MAS
7)COSTUME CREATORS 
8)ATLANTIC MAS
9)EPIC CARNIVAL
10)D'NEW REGULARS
11)VENOM CARNIVAL

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sunlime Canada Mas Camp Opening - Thursday, May 24, 2018

3595 St. Clair Ave East, Unit #19 
(Between Kennedy and Midland)

2018 Junior Carnival Band Launch Dates

JUNIOR TORONTO REVELLERS - SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2018


LIL NATIONZ - SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2018


SUNLIME CANADA - SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018


TRIBAL CARNIVAL - SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018


SALDENAH CARNIVAL - SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018


D'NEW REGULARS & FOREVA CARNIVAL - 
FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018


JR. VIPERS - SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 


EPIC CARNIVAL JUNIORS -
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018 @ 4 P.M.
Mas Camp: 730 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON 


FANTAZIA CARNIVAL KIDDIES LAUNCH - 
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018

Epic Carnival Junior Band Launch - Sunday, June 10, 2018

EPIC CARNIVAL JUNIOR BAND LAUNCH
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018 @ 4 P.M.
Mas Camp: 730 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jr. Vipers 2018 Junior Carnival Band Launch - Saturday, June 9, 2018


Junior Revellers 2018 Junior Carnival Band Launch - Sunday, May 27, 2018


PEEKS TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL 2018 EVENTS LISTING

Hi readers, mark your calendars...and check out all the fun to be had!!!

Opening Church Service | July 8, 2018
Church of the Nativity, Scarborough
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Official Launch | July 10, 2018
Location: Nathan Phillips Square
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The official launch of the annual festival is a cultural showcase and celebration of the creative spirit of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival events and other events happening in and around the City of Toronto. This event engages the three artistic groups for the festival: Toronto Mas Bands Association, Organization of Calypso Performing Artists, and the Ontario Steelpan Association.

Carnival Night Market | July 14, 2018
Location: David Pecaut Square
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Junior Carnival King and Queen Showcase | July 15, 2018
Location: Woodbine Centre
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The under-16 performers are the main attraction of this event. The performers present the creative work of the talented artists, designers, and costume builders of the Toronto Mas Bands. At this event, the Junior Kings, Queens, and individuals of the Carnival bands present the uniquely designed costumes for each participating masquerade band.

Junior Carnival Parade and Family Day| July 21, 2018
Location: Malvern and Neilson Parks, Scarborough
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Junior Carnival and Family Day event provides its audience and the surrounding community of Malvern the opportunity to experience the cultural presentation of young people who participate as producers, performers, and presenters. This event engages the three stakeholder groups: Toronto Mas Bands Association, Organization of Calypso Performing Artists, and the Ontario Steelpan Association. The Junior Carnival and Family Day event includes the Junior Calypso Showcase and the Grace Foods Junior Chef Competition, fun, and music.

Carnival Ball | July 27, 2018
Location: Beamsfield Centre, Exhibition Place
Time: 5:30 p.m. – Midnight
An elegant evening at the Beamsfield Centre presents the cultural outputs of the Toronto Mas Bands Association, Organization of Calypso Performing Artists, and the Ontario Steelpan Association to this unique audience of donors, sponsors, and partners. The Festival Management Committee gets the opportunity to recognize the historical impact of visionaries and community participants.

Carnival Village | July 28, 2018
Location: Regent Park Community (Daniel Spectrum)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Calypso Showcase | July 29, 2018
Location: St. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall
Time: 6:00 p.m. - Midnight
This event marks the successful end to the Calypso Music Tent series with the crowning of the Calypso Monarch. Calypsonians who composed their unique songs for the Carnival have the opportunity to be judged for their talent and creativity. This event is organized by the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes.

Lighting of the CN Tower: August 1, 2018
Location: Roundhouse Park
Time: Ceremony 7:00 p.m. – 9:00pm
This event recognizes the Emancipation of Slavery and will commemorate this event with the lighting up of the CN tower along with the annual Underground Railroad event organized by A Different Booklist Cultural Centre.

King & Queen Showcase| August 2, 2018
Location: Allan Lamport Stadium
Time 7:00 p.m. – Midnight
The Toronto Mas Bands Association provides the main cultural entertainment for this event, with male and female performers presenting the creative work of the talented artists, designers, and costume builders. At this event, the Kings, Queens, and individuals of the Carnival bands unveil their elaborately themed costumes showing the creative minds and imagination of designers. The Ontario Science Center continues to present the Innovation in Mas award for the engineering, construction, design, and best environmental use of material in a costume.

Flare| August 3, 2018
Location: Toronto Event Centre, Exhibition Place
Time 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
This event is a new addition to the festival. Carnival foods and delights to taste and enjoy at the Toronto Event Centre.

Pan Alive | August 3, 2018
Location: Allan Lamport Stadium
Time: 7:00 p.m. - Midnight
Presented by the Ontario Steelpan Association, this event showcases the musical and tonal qualities of the steelpan. This Panorama of the North is the best opportunity to hear this wonderful instrument in all its glory. This event showcases the talent of steel pan performers ranging in age from early teens to adults as they perform their original renditions to the aficionados.

Friday Night Mas’| August 3, 2018
Location: Ontario Place
Time 9:00 p.m. – Midnight
From morning to midnight, it’s a non-stop Carnival party, before the Grand Parade. This will be a glowing event for party goers with Mas’ in de Place.

Grand Parade | August 4, 2018
Location: Exhibition Place, Ontario Place & Lakeshore Blvd
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Grand Parade is the largest event of the annual festival. This event continues to attract local, regional, national, and international attention by visitors and media as it is the highlight of the annual Festival. After months of preparation, masqueraders in colourful and striking costumes and steel pan bands wind their way from the assembly area at Exhibition Place along a 3.5-kilometer stretch on Lakeshore Boulevard.

Big People Fete | August 5, 2018
Location: Ontario Place
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Presented by the legend Dr. Jay 'De Soca Prince', this event is one of the most anticipated parties.

Closing Church Service | August 12, 2018
Location: St. James Cathedral
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

New Dimensions Steel Orchestra - Pan Lessons starting May 15, 2018


Pan Fantasy Steelband Orchestra Fundraiser Brunch - Sunday, June 3, 2018


Lil Nationz 2018 Junior Carnival Band Launch - Sunday, May 27, 2018


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Fantazia Carnival Mas Camp Grand Opening


2018 Toronto Carnival Band Directory - GET INTO FORMATION!!!

Hi readers,

The mas bands have done their part…

Band leaders have chosen their themes, 
designers have worked tirelessly on their designs, 
section leaders have organized production, 
band launches have been held for your delight,
mas camp volunteers have been recruited!

Now it’s your turn...doh stick!!!

It’s time for you to…

Find ah Band
Choose ah Section
Play ah Mas
Get into Formation!!!



Here is your 2018 Toronto Carnival Band Directory (in alphabetical order):

ATLANTIC MAS
2018 Presentation: "SEMBA…AN INVITATION TO DANCE"
Band Leader: Akil Heywood
Mas Camp Address: 2655 Lawrence Avenue, Unit 11
Facebook: Atlantic Mas Toronto
Twitter: @atlanticmas
Instagram: atlanticmastoronto


CARNIVAL NATIONZ
2018 Presentation: "L.O.V.E."
Band Leaders: Bryce Aguiton and Marcus Eustace
Mas Camp Address: 1220 Markham Road, Units 2 & 3, Scarborough, ON
Mas Camp Hours:   Monday – Friday: 6pm – 10pm
                             Weekends: 2pm – 8pm
Facebook: Carnival Nationz
Twitter: @CNzInc
Instagram: cnzinc


COSTUME CREATORS
2018 Presentation: "BIRDS OF PARADISE...DE DANCIN’ WINGS”
Band Leader: Wayne Sewell
Mas Camp Address: 5601 Steeles Avenue West, Unit 4
Facebook: Costume Creators
Instagram: cccreatorsmasband


D'NEW REGULARS and FOREVA CARNIVAL
2018 Presentation: "STRAIGHT OUTTA JOHN JOHN"
Band Leader: Michael Williams
Mas Camp Address:  55 Nugget Avenue, Unit 11, Scarborough, ON M1S 4A4
Mas Camp Hours:   Monday – Friday: 6pm – 11pm
                             Weekends: 1pm – 11pm
Website: www.dnewregulars.com
Facebook: D'New Regulars
Twitter: @DeRegulars
Instagram: dnewregulars or forevacarnival
Phone: 416-565-9688


EPIC CARNIVAL 
2018 Presentation: "EPIC FANTASY"
Band Leader: Jerrol Augustine
Mas Camp Address: 730 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1E 4P7
Mas Camp Hours:   Monday – Friday: 5pm – 9pm
                             Saturday: 1pm – 11pm
                             Sunday: 1pm – 8pm
Facebook: EPIC Carnival
Twitter: @epiccarnival
Instagram: epic_carnival
Phone: 647-544-3627


FANTAZIA CARNIVAL
2018 Presentation: "ELEMENTS"
Band Leader: Will Morton and Lisa Morton
Mas Camp Address: 3895 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough, ON
Mas Camp Hours:   Monday - Friday: 6pm to 10pm
Weekends: 2pm to 11pm
Facebook: Fantazia Carnival
Twitter: @FANTAZIA_Mas
Instagram: fantazia_carnival


SALDENAH CARNIVAL
2018 Presentation: "WONDERS OF SPRING"
Band Leader: Louis Saldenah
Mas Camp Address: 1510 Birchmount Road, Unit D, Scarborough, ON M1P 2G6
Mas Camp Hours:   Monday – Friday: 1pm – 10pm
Weekends: 1pm – 10pm
Facebook: Saldenah Mas Band
Twitter: @TeamSaldenah
Instagram: teamsaldenah


SUNLIME MAS
2018 Presentation: "REIGN"
Band Leader: Dwayne Gunness
Mas Camp Address: 3595 St. Clair Avenue East, Unit 19, Scarborough, ON
Website: www.sunlime.ca
Facebook: Sunlime Canada
Twitter: @sunlimemas
Instagram: sunlimemas


TORONTO REVELLERS
2018 Presentation: "EXTINCTION"
Band Leader: Jamaal Magloire
Mas Camp Address: 80 Midwest Road, Unit 10, Scarborough, ON M1P 3A9
Mas Camp Hours:   Monday: Closed
                             Tuesday – Friday: 6pm – 9pm
                             Weekends: 2pm – 9pm
Facebook: Toronto Revellers
Twitter: @torevellers
Instagram: torontorevellers
Phone: 416-285-1112


TRIBAL CARNIVAL
2018 Presentation: "WONDERLAND"
Band Leader: Dexter Seusahai
Mas Camp Address: 3401 McNicoll Avenue, Unit 8, Scarborough, ON M1V 2V5
Mas Camp Hours:   Monday – Friday: 4pm – 9pm
                             Weekends: noon – 8pm
Facebook: Tribal Carnival
Twitter: @TribalCarnival_
Instagram: tribalcarnival
Phone: 647-997-1867


VENOM CARNIVAL
2018 Presentation: "INKED"
Band Leader: Hayden Joseph and
Mas Camp Address: 1220 Markham Road, Units 6 & 7), Scarborough, ON
Mas Camp Hours:   Monday – Friday: 6pm – 10pm
                             Weekends: 1pm – 10pm
                             Holidays: 6pm – 10pm
Facebook: VenomCarnival
Twitter: @venom_carnival
Instagram: @venomcarnival
Phone: 647-295-5563

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2019 Toronto Carnival Band Directory

Hi readers, The mas bands have done their part… Band leaders have chosen their themes,  designers have worked tirelessly on thei...