Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Looks like this Tribal Knights section has been re-worked since the band launch. What do you think? Do you like the new look of Australian Galah? I think it looks fabulous :-)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Nation played – the djembe (pronounced /?d??mbe?/ JEM-bay).
The Lululemon classes have been like a Dr. Jay fete - you feel energized and don't want to leave! This Saturday May 30th is the last class.
SOCACIZE is heading to Regina,Saskatchewan Tuesday June 2nd!
Regina? YES, thats correct. The 1-hour soca jam will kick off the
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
▪ REGISTRATIONS START TOMORROW - THURSDAY MAY 28th @ 6PM – (first come first serve basis)
▪ Deposit $50. Cash Only
▪ Come early to avoid disappointment. All sections are guaranteed to sell out.
▪ Mas Camp located @ 538 GORDON BAKER RD. NORTH YORK (Victoria Park & Steeles)
For Info Contact: Curtis Eustace 416.728.6504 or Andre De Freitas 416.660.9154
▪ Back Line sections - $135
▪ Front Line sections between - $165 – $185
▪ Kalahari Sands - (Orange & Brown)
▪ Tacazze Sunbird - (Gold & Purple)
▪ Serengeti - (Black & White)
▪ Zambezi Treasures - (Blue & Brown)
▪ Lush - (Green)
▪ Safari Sunset - (Orange)
▪ Our six stunning sections were designed by Carnival veterans Daryl Cox and Folette Eustace.
If you have any questions or require further information please contact:
▪ Curtis Eustace – 416.728.6504
▪ Andre De Freitas – 416.660.9154
▪ Godfrey- 647.308.0981
▪ Attasha -
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I discovered a new blog today called Bacchanal Fashions that features some fantabulous jewellery. Check out their blog at bacchanalfashions.blogspot.com
Bacchanal fashions is a retailer of fashion jewelery and accessories that is located in downtown Toronto. Our lines are of a high quality that is both glamorous and unique.
Have a look at their current inventory: http://picasaweb.google.ca/pascal.melissa/SterlingSilverJewellery?feat=directlink
If you are interested in any of the items you see you can contact Bacchanal Fashions at the following:
Check out all the hilarity with your host Chris (Jillionaire Juice)
on Trini Jungle Juice TV.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
CARIBANA COSTUME - EARLY BIRD GRAND OPENING SALE!!!5 Vibrantly Coloured Costumes + 2 TRADITIONAL MAS (Chocolate & Mud and BLUE DEVILS).
Costumes will be available on Saturday May 22nd, 2009.
EARLY BIRD COSTUME SALE--1st 50 ladies to sign up, only $50!!! 2nd Early bird sale: $80.
All INCLUSIVE PACKAGE: Costume + Food + Drinks + Freezies + ($20 extra for DVD of your mas experience on the road).
Mas Hysteria will present 5 Vibrantly Coloured Costumed Sections, plus 2 OLD TIME MAS sections: Chocolate & Mud and Blue Devil.
-- PHOENIX Mas Band's website: www.phoenixmas.com will be launched on Friday May 29th, 2009.
-- Our Mas Camp is being hosted at Mas Players International's Head Quarters: 1790 Albion Road Unit #3 (@ HWY 27):
-- firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I've seen pics of this Callaloo costume in several online galleries and it had me wondering........what kind of top was under that neckpiece??? Well, I was just checking out TriniJungleJuice's photo gallery and I now realize that there is no top......its body paint!!!! So let's here it people........ as skimpy as some of the costumes are this year and given the fact that its legal for women to go topless in Toronto......would you dare to go down the Lakeshore with just body paint covering the twins?
I'm not sure what the name of the section is yet......waiting for the Callaoo site to launch!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The official workout for Caribana!
Designed for masqueraders & revellers!
A six-week vigorous & exciting workout
Rhythms to make you dance,
Exercises to build stamina, tone muscle, lose inches, boost confidence!
Top DJs: Dr. Jay, Kold Fusion, D.O.C
Top fitness instructors for
Zumba & Ginga classess
Carnival Nationz Mas Camp
533 McNicoll Ave. (at Victoria Park)
Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm
June 18 – July 23
Terry Miller Rec. Centre (Fitness room)
1295 Williams Pky (Bramalea Rd and Williams Pky)
Saturdays 9:00-11:00 am
June 20 – July 25
12 sessions-$120.00; 6 sessions-$60.00; Drop-in $15.00 per session
Early bird Boot Camp Special
Register for 12 sessions by May 29th Save $10!
12 Rutherford Rd. S. (Rutherford and Queen 2min off hwy 410)
June 10 – August 12
(No class July 1st)
June 14 – August 16
(No class August 2nd)
18 sessions $238.00; 9 sessions $126.00; Drop-in $16.00 per session
Tropicana Community Services
670 Progress Avenue, Unit 14
(Progress & Consillium Place Dr.)
Saturdays 1:30 - 2:30pm
June 13- August 15th
(No class August 1st)
Scarborough **NEW** location & time
Simply Swagg Studios
705 Progress Avenue, Unit # 62
(Progress & Consillium Place Dr.)
Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm
June 9- August 4th
18 sessions $238.00; 9 sessions $126.00; Drop-in $16.00 per session
Maple **NEW** location & time
Dance Passion Studio
399 Four Valley Drive unit#10
(South on Bass Pro Mills Drive, off Edgeley Drive)
(Near Vaughn Mills Plaza)
Fridays 6:00pm – 7:00pm
June 12 – August 7th
9 sessions $126.00; Drop-in $16.00 per session
Downtown- Toronto **NEW** location
O.I.P. Dance Studios
190 Richmond Street East, 2nd Floor
(Richmond & Jarvis)
Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
June 8 – August 10
(No class August 3rd)
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
June 11 – August 6th
9 sessions $125.00; Drop-in $16.00 per session
Punch Cards Special
Buy a 9–session punch card for $126
And receive a FREE drop-in session (valued at $16)
Buy an 18–session punch card for $238
And receive 2 FREE drop-in sessions (valued at $32)
Maple and Downtown -Toronto locations
Valued Member - Special
Register 2 or more friends or family members
To receive 9 FREE sessions
Returning Member Appreciation –
10% off Regular summer sessions
Gift Certificates Available
Costume prices range from $100.00 to $120.00
Children's costumes are $50.00
The Mas Camp will be located at 90 Melford Drive, Unit 2, Scarborough, ON as of June 1, 2009.
Here's a listing of all the MAS CAMP info I could find so far.......
GRAND OPENING - SUNDAY MAY 17th 3pm until ...
Phone: 416-412-0285 Online registration is also available @ http://www.fantaziainternational.net/register/index.html
Mas Camp Address: 85 Dynamic Drive, Units #11 & 12 (approximately 1 block west of Markham Road off McNicoll Avenue), Scarborough, ON
Mas Camp Hours: Sun 12-9pm, Mon-Thurs 11am- 9pm, Fri & Sat 11am - 11pm
Mas Camp Address: 533 McNicoll Avenue (Victoria Park Road and McNicoll Avenue), North York, ON
Mas Camp Hours: Monday to Friday 6-9pm (except on holidays)
Saturday and Sundays 2-6pm
Phone: CNz Band Leaders Marcus @ 416-565-4079, Dwayne @ 416-930-9650, Bryce @ 416-985-8488
Section Leaders: Hayden “Pumpkin” 416-220-497, Ross @ 416-301-7761, Denise @ 416-820-3304, Al/Brant @ 416-684-5062 & 416-456-6984
Mas Camp Address: 1530 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON
Mas Camp Hours: Mon - Sat & Holidays 4pm to 10pm
Nip Davis & S.C.S.C
Mas Camp Address: 60 Barbados Blvd, Units 4 and 5, Scarborough, ON
Opens Saturday, May 23, 2009
Mas Camp Hours: 2pm - midnight - daily
Phone: Nip 416-286-0097, Corey 647-242-7715, Alvin 905-940-2944
Doldron, Doldron & Asscoiates
Mas Camp Address: 1790 Albion Road (@ HWY 27)
Mas Camp Hours: 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Jesse Matthews & All Ah We Toronto
Mas Camp Address: 90 Melford Drive, Unit 2, Scarborough, ON as of June 1, 2009
Borokeete Nex Generation
Mas Camp Address: 55 Nuggett Avenue, Scarborough, ON as of May 25, 2009
Toronto Caribbean Connection
Mas Camp Address: 705 Progress Avenue, Scarborough ON
Mas Camp Address: 45 Ernest Avenue (Bloor & Dundas West), Toronto, ON
Camp opens THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON (May 31, 2009)
Xpats Carnival held their section launch this past Saturday BUT if you're interested in this costume I'm sorry to tell you the costumes is already SOLD OUT!!! AND there are only a handful of male costumes available.
However, there is a waiting list. Contact Winston Healey at 416-710-5468 (cell) for full details.
Xpats Carnival will once again be heading down the road with Louis Saldenah's Mas-K Club.
For more info visit www.xpats.ca
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Both sections will be featured in Louis Saldenah's Mas K-Club's presentation "A Tribute to Harold Saldenah - The Golden Years"
Check out the website @ http://www.cravemas.com
Online registration is available @ http://www.cravemas.com/register.htm
The eight featured sections are:
Remember the band launch is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2009 @ Sugar Lounge
Friday, May 15, 2009
THE CARNIVAL NATIONZ SITE WILL BE ONLINE TOMOROW!
REGISTRATION CONTINUES MON-FRI6-9PM AND SAT SUN 2-6PM
Well Ladies and gents we are half way there. Even though we have increased our numbers this year by approximately 10% we are 65% sold out in 7days. People if you're still deciding right now what section to play in cause they all nice, I think you should make yuh descions fast cause who knows in another week you may not even have a section to choose.
Don't worry for all you out of town masqueraders the full site will be up and running this weekend (most likely Saturday May 16th). So look out for that and you can get to inspect the costumes fully before you make your online registration. With the out of town masqueraders we are asking for payment in full (unless you have a friend come into the camp and sign up for you). However...there is very good news...this year you don't have to run down to the wire transfer place on the corner...you could make a credit card/pay pal payment right from your computer.
Just contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Put "Carnival Nationz Online Registration" in the subject. Send us your sizes and info as follows: Section Choice, First & Last name, address, email, phone number, waistband size (hips measurement), bra size, bottom type (panty or boyshorts). Or you can click here.
After we recieve that we will send you an invoice, you click on the link and just pay with a valid credit card...trust me simple t'ings!
Anyways please hurry cause people are coming into the camp everyday to sign up. Check out the current situation below:
SECTION & REGISTRATION STATUS
The Secret Garden (white & pink), Bougainvillea (green and pink)
COMPLETELY SOLD OUT
Aruja (turquoise), Wild Roses (all red or peach and brown), Morning Glory (baby blue & green), Dragon Fruit (pink), Water Lilly (green & lavender)
85% SOLD OUT
Lychee (light pink), Summer's Majesty (yellow), Scabiosa (multi colour &brown)
75% SOLD OUT
Poinson Ivy (white and green), Aphrodisiacs (orange)
MOVING VERY FAST
To the masquerader who did not play with CNz last year and would like to play with us this year we have increased our numbers for 2009 this means there should space in the remaining 10 sections. Please register now to avoid disappointment. And to our remaining CNz masqueraders please try to make it down today and take advantage of being a CNz loyal masquerader with our easy registration process (it takes 5mins).
On another note for all those who are currently register we would like to thank you for register early and getting the jump on everything. PLEASE NOTE Tuesday May 19th is the final day for changes to sizes or sections. It is very important to make the changes now if you have any WE DO NOT MAKE ALTERATIONS.
Other than that...you are on your way to what we are expecting to be the best Caribana yet! To get you in the party mood, check out some fetes coming up below:
COSTUME REGISTRATION CONTINUES EVERYDAY @ 533 MC NICOLL AVE:
Monday to Friday 6-9pm (except on holidays)
Saturday and Sundays 2-6pm
Full cost of backline/regular costumes is $160CDN
$80CDN deposit required (mandatory)
Frontline cost TBA by section leader at registration
Bra Cup size
Bikini bottom size
Contact info: address, phone & email
Contact info: address, phone & email
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Here are the dates and website links for our Canadian Caribbean festivals
Toronto Caribana - JULY 14, 2009 - AUGUST 2, 2009
Ottawa Caribe-Expo - Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Regular or Floor-members - $160
Frontline - more (see section designers/leaders for pricing)
DEPOSIT - $80 (for regular costumes)
ALL registration will be held at CNz mas camp located at:
533 McNicoll Ave. (just west of Victoria Park on the south side of McNicoll), North York
1. LOYALTY Registration (i.e. for people who played mas with CNz in 2008 ONLY - they get first dibs at the costumes). Please walk with valid ID.
Loyalty Registration Dates:
Wednesday 6th May - 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 7th May - 6pm to 9pm
2. General Registration (i.e. open to the public)
Date: Saturday 9th May from 2pm onwards...
Any questions please feel free to contact the band and/or section leaders. Please note that is our intention to make this registration process as "painless" for all as possible.
CNz Band Leaders
Marcus @ 416.565.4079
Dwayne @ 416.930.9650
Bryce @ 416.985.8488
Hayden “Pumpkin” @ 416.220.497
Ross @ 416.301.7761
Denise @ 416.820.3304
Al/Brant @ 416.684.5062 & 416.456.6984
www.carnivalnationz.com ~ www.islandboyz.com ~ www.dbandit.com
Monday, May 4, 2009
We at Carnival Nationz would like to thank everyone who made our launch as successful as it was this year. Your response thus far has been that "the launch was once again beyond compare." We appreciate all your comments and critique and look forward to making 2009 your best Caribana with Carnival Nationz yet! We will be taking some major steps to improve our registration process, security on the road and our complete Caribana experience.
THE CARNIVAL NATIONZ IS IN FULL BLOOM
Yep we don't waste...it's time to figure out yuh section. The pics are up on both our site carnivalnationz.com and our web sponsor toronto-lime.com. Pass by the websites and pick your favourite costume...there isn't much time to choose so gather up de crew and figure out what's yuh preference NOW.
Registration will be at 533 McNicoll Ave (the Carnival Nationz Mas Camp) for all loyalty members. Loyalty members are masqueraders who played with Carnival Nationz for either 2007 or 2008. Please walk with ID to verify your name at point of entry. Early registration times are tentatively as follows: Wed 6-9pm, Thurs 6-9pm, Sat 2-6pm and Sun 2-6pm. Once early registration is complete we will announce our daily registration hours. Please have all relevant size information available for quick processing.
For all our out of town loyalty members please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with Carnival Nationz Registration in the subject line as well a scanned copy of your ID with address (driver's license preferred) attached. We will try to accomadate you with your costume preference. Thanks for you corporration in advance.
Aiiiiiiight, Lata D' Bandit
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Hmmm.......decisions, decisions. My faves so far are The Secret Garden, Aruja, and Aphrodisiacs. I will make my final decision this Wednesday when pre-registration for LOYAL CNz masqueraders begins at the mas-camp. Pre-Registration will also be taking place on Thursday.
The Carnival Nationz mas camp is located at 533 McNicoll Avenue (Pharmacy and McNicoll)
The Secret Garden
Summer's Majesty - Sunflower
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Hi readers, The mas bands have done their part… Band leaders have chosen their themes, designers have worked tirelessly on thei...