|CARNIVAL NATIONZ MARSHALLS NEEDED|
|We are looking for people to volunteer on Caribana Saturday August 1st to help coordinate crowd control and assist security on the parade route. This allows you be in the parade, be with your family member or loved one or simply be in the Caribana atmosphere. Our meeting will be held tomorrow Friday July 31st, however please contact our supervisors first for specifics. SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE.|
SUPERVISOR 1: JASON BLACKMAN: 647-330-7670
SUPERVISOR 2: RICHARD BRATHWAITE: 416 450-1133
OR EMAIL MARSHALLS@CARNIVALNATIONZ.COM
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITES
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Saturday July 25th
SUNFLOWER & WATER LILLY
BRYCE - 416.985.8488
2pm - 6pm
Sunday July 26th
SCABIOSA & WILD ROSES
MARCUS - 416.565.4079
2pm - 6pm
Monday July 27th
BOUGAINVILLEA & MORNING GLORY
DWAYNE - 416.930.9650
6pm - 9pm
Tuesday July 28th
AJUGA & LYCHEE
MARCUS - 416.565.4079 , BRYCE - 416.985.8488
6pm - 9pm
Wednesday July 29th
APHRODISIACS, BUTTERFLIES, POISON IVY & DRAGON FRUIT
ROSS - 416.301.7761 , BRYCE WILL CONTACT , AL & BRANDT - 647.727.4445 & HAYDEN - 416.220.4972
6pm - 9pm
Thursday July 30th
KING AND QUEEN
Friday July 31st
OUT OF TOWN MASQUERADERS
11am - 6pm
PICKUP RULES AND GUIDLEINES:
- Please do not show up on days not assigned to your section before your scheduled pickup date. In other words if you are to pick up on Tues PLEASE do not show up on Monday and assume your costume will be ready.
- There will be no trying on at the mas camp on pickup days. We are also not responsible for alterations. For all minor alterations (as everyone may have) please feel free to do at home or at a professional tailor or seamstress ..thank you in advance for understanding.
- Lastly if you cannot come to pick up your costume on the assigned date, not to worry, PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE and we will gladly make an appointment with you. We intend to hold your costume for you until 6pm Caribana Friday. YOU MUST LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE if you cannot make your schedued pickup date. Go to carnivalnationz.com and contact your section leader directly. Please be aware that you would have to make this appointment outside the time assigned to the other section's scheduled times. In other words if you are in MORNING GLORY and are supposed to come to the mas camp between 6-9pm on Monday and cannot make it for that time, then feel free to come anytime between the hours of 10am-4pm Tues or Wed.
- Any costume remaining after 6pm on Friday 31st July (without prir nofication to th band or section leaders) WILL BE SOLD. PLEASE NOTE ALL FINAL PAYMENTS ARE DUE AT PICKUP.
We look forward to meeting you in person once again and jumping with you on de Lake Shore!!!
Thursday, July 23, 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
Receive a FREE drop-in session (valued at $16)
Buy an 18–session punch card for $238
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
Receive 9 FREE sessions
Returning Member Appreciation –
10% off Regular summer sessions
Gift Certificates Available
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Jerk Jamboree Competition Winner
August 2, 2009
Who makes the best jerk in Toronto? Your vote counts! Vote on-line, and come August 2nd to meet the winner and taste their jerk. (For those not in the know, jerk is a hot, spicy, unique and delicious Jamaican way of cooking.). Choose from: Willy’s Jerk, Jerk King, Mr. Jerk, Irie Food Joint, Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant, Albert’s Real Jamaican Food, The Real Jerk, Soul Food Restaurant, Jam Dee’s Jerk Pit, or Nicey’s Take-Out. Voting will begin in July 2009.
Sunday , August 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Lakeside Terrace York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Event: De Scotiabank Caribana Lime
Place: Ontario Place
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2009
Time: 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $ 14.00
Monday, July 20, 2009
2009 Junior Band of the Year
1st. THE GANGES MEETS THE NILE – Callaloo
2nd. IN FULL BLOOM – Carnival Nationz
3rd. (tie) BIRDS OF PARADISE OF PARADISE – Tribal Knights
3rd. (tie) DIS-NEE ON THE STREETS OF BRAZIL – Toronto Revellers
2009 Junior King of the Bands
1st. Demeko Minott, 13 – Aladdin and the Magic Carpet – DIS-NEE ON THE STREETS OF BRAZIL
2nd. Shane Vincent, 13 – Altamira Oriole – BIRDS OF PARADISE
3rd. Fabian Lee, 8 – Jewel of the Ganges – THE GANGES MEETS THE NILE
2009 Junior Queen of the Bands
1st. Paige Lewis, 13 – Botanica – IN FULL BLOOM
2nd. Destynee Charles, 10 – The Guardian of Luxor – THE GANGES MEETS THE NILE
3rd. Celena Seusahai, 10 – Lesser Birds of Paradise – BIRDS OF PARADISE
2009 Junior Male Individual of the Year
1st. Malik Adams, 9 – Cayman Parrot – BIRDS OF PARADISE
2nd. Marvin Lee, 9 – Snake Charmer – THE GANGES MEETS THE NILE
3rd. Jamal James, 14 – The Beast (Beauty & The Beast) – DIS-NEE ON THE STREETS OF BRAZIL
2009 Junior Female Individual of the Year
1st. Shania Cunningham, 10 – Yaruba – DIS IS AFRICA
2nd. Caneisha Edwards, 10 – The Superb Lovebird – BIRDSOF PARADISE
3rd. Anastasia Burton, 12 – Ariel, The Little Mermaid – DIS-NEE ON THE STREETS OF BRAZIL
Nine calypsonians from across the GTA vied for top prizes in the "Kaiso 365" Calypso Monarch Competition on Saturday, July 18th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (CNE Grounds). The nine "Kaiso 365" finalists were Structure, Calypso Crooner, Susan G., Spice, Beginner, Redman, Macomere Fifi, King Cosmos, and Naki. They performed two newly-composed calypsos before a panel of judges and each song was awarded a maximum of 100 points divided into five (5) categories: Lyrics 35, Melody 20, Vocal Rendition 25, Presentation 10, and Originality 10.
The results for 2009 "Kaiso 365" Calypso Monarch Competition:
1st Redman - Black Hen Chicken / Ah Done With Picong
2nd Calypso Crooner - Congratulations Obama / Living Backwards
3rd Structure - Manifesto for the People / My Social Commentary
4th Macomere Fifi - I Eh Taking No More / Call Me By Name
5th Naki - Ah Real Vex / T'ings Brown
6th Susan G - Who Bailing We Out / Pollution School
7th Spice - Heroes / Data Collector
8th King Cosmos - Michelle and the Queen / The Summit
9th Beginner - Out of Nowhere He Came / Take Back Caribana
Arrangement - Winston Maingot / I Eh Taking No More
Local Content (tied) - Bryan Thornhill / My Social Commentary & Michael Thomas / Black Hen Chicken Humor - Michael Thomas / Black Hen Chicken
Lyrics - Michael Thomas / Black Hen Chicken
Melody - Winston Maingot / I Eh Taking No More
Rendition - Macomere Fifi / I Eh Taking No More
Originality - Bill Newman / Living Backwards
Band #2 (Category A)
Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club (Louis Saldenah)
Band #3 (Category A) Nip Davis & SCSC (Selwin “Nip” Davis)
Mas Camp Hours: 2pm - midnight - daily
Band #4 (Category A)
Callaloo (Marlon Singh)
Band #5 (Category A)
Carnival Nationz (Marcus Eustace, Bryce Aguiton & Dwayne Pitt)
2009 Theme: In Full Bloom
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 & Sunday 2-6pm
Phone: 416-565-4079 416-985-8488 416-930-9650
Band #6 (Category A)
Toronto Revellers (Jamaal Magloire)
Mas Camp Hours: Monday - Saturday & Holidays - 4pm to 10pm
Band #7 (Category A)
Tribal Knights (Dexter Seusahai)
Mas Camp Hours: Sunday 12 - 9pm, Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am - 11pm
Band #8 (Category A)
Jessie Matthews & All Ah We Toronto (Cy & Jessie Mathews)
2009 Theme: All Board
Mas Camp Address: 90 Melford Drive, Unit 2, Scarborough, ON as of June 1, 2009
Band #9 (Category B)
Borokeete Nex Generation (Anthony Joseph)
Band #10 (Category B)
Pleasure Players (Whitfield Balasco)
Band #11 (Category B)
Band #13 (Category B)
2009 Theme: A Taste Of Brazil
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Every year Afropan Blockos are a must for me for the Caribana season. Head on down to the panyard for some free family fun and some sweet pan music.
It's BLOCK-O time again!!!!
This years theme is "A TRIBUTE TO THE MAGIC MAN MICHAEL JACKSON" so this SUNDAY JULY 19th come out as the tribute begins. We have many special guest coming to the 'YARD' to perform at the annual PAN KAISO JAZZ BLOCK-O.
Then on SUNDAY JULY 26th is the annual BIG BLOCK-O, come pick up your 2009 Afropan T-Shirt plenty food and drinks and some of Toronto's best DJ's will be passing thru!
There's nothing better then a good PAN YARD LIME so after KING & QUEEN
(Thursday July 30th) come dressed in WHITE and get a chance to take in the MAGIC DRUM as that will be our song for the PAN ALIVE COMPETITION taking place Friday July 31st!
AFROPAN - The People's Band Celebrating over 35 years!!!
(416) 245-6411 Ext # 1
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
A panel of five volunteer judges will adjudicate all bands using the following criteria: Visual impact (max. 20 marks); Authenticity (10); Creativity (20); Mas on the Move (10); Clarity of Theme (10); Presentation (20); and Craftsmanship (10) for a total of 100 marks. The order of merit is determined by discarding the highest and lowest score per participant. The judges’ decision is final, and is announced at the end of the parade.
Its not too late to get a costume for your little ones so check out each mas camp for there 2009 offering for the kiddies.
Now if only the weather would cooperate......let's pray for some sunshine for our lil masqueraders!!
Here are the finalists in Order of Appearance:
1. Brian Thornhill ~ Structure ~ Kaiso Forum
2. Bill Newman ~ Calypso Crooner ~ The Professionals
3. Susan Grogan ~ Susan G ~ Kaiso Forum
4. Denise Alexander ~ Spice ~ Kaiso Forum
5. Michael Moore ~ Beginner ~ The Professionals
6. Michael Thomas ~ Redman ~ Kaiso Forum
7. Tara Eulith Woods ~ Macomere Fifi (2008 defending champ) ~ The Professionals
8. Henry Gomez ~ King Cosmos ~ Kaiso Forum
9. Nzunaki Tuitt ~ Naki ~ The Professionals
* Reserve Leslie Carrabon ~ De Carra ~ Kaiso Forum
* in case one of the original eight finalists cannot perform on the night for any reason
OCPA's KAISO 365 Calypso Monarch Finals with take place on Saturday July 18th, 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Exhibition Place, CNE Grounds). Tickets are $42.00 in advance; $45.00 at the door. For a list of ticket outlets, check your local Toronto Caribbean newspapers or call OCPA at 416-795-2722.
The nine finalists will perform two newly-composed calypsos before a panel of judges. Each song will be awarded points out of a maximum of 100 points divided into five (5) categories as follows:
Lyrics - 35
Melody - 20
Vocal Rendition - 25
Presentation - 10
Originality - 10
Cash prizes and gifts are awarded to the four (4) singers with the highest score out of a total of 200 points.
In addition, there will be the following special awards categories: Arrangement, Local Content, Humor, Background Vocals, and New Artiste.
OCPA (Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes) Website: http://www.ocpacalypsoca.com/index.php/kaiso-365
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
BIG News from the CNz camp...
Picture this... it’s October, getting colder in Toronto as Thanksgiving long weekend fast approaches... dreams of sun, sea and sand on everyone’s mind... yuh feet doh stop ‘cause somewhere around the world ah carnival is about to explode on stage... ahhhhhhh where better to be in early Fall than in MIAMI... playing mas with North America’s #1 Carnival masquerade band...
CARNIVAL NATIONZ – MIAMI in the 2009 rebirth of “One Miami Carnival”.
In this, our 5th year of existence, with 2 Caribana “Band of the Year” titles and numerous King, Queen and Individual wins under our belt, we have commenced a new era in Toronto’s #1 band’s history, i.e. the launch of CARNIVAL NATIONZ MIAMI.
CARNIVAL NATIONZ MIAMI begins...What is CNz Miami about?
CNz Miami is about unleashing the spirit, quality and experience that is deeply embedded within our philosophy and mentality on the sensory overdose that is MIAMI , especially around carnival time. Now we have not ventured into this lightly but rather through months of careful planning. We truly believe that with the recent consolidation of the Broward & Miami carnivals into one Miami festival... the timing is perfect to launch CNz Miami. So we will be teaming up with promoters and other business people in Miami and across the US to re-create the CNz vibe. We are truly excited with this venture and look forward to being able to participate and develop a strong loyalty base in two of the biggest Caribbean-style carnival festivals in the world.Miami Carnival takes place on the same weekend as Canada’s Thanksgiving Long Weekend – so that is even more incentive to get away and travel to Miami to enjoy a long weekend in the sun, near the sea and playing mas with CNz Miami.
What does this mean for YOU – the masquerader?Quite simply put... if you buy and play mas with CNz in Toronto for Caribana, then you are automatically entitled to use that costume at Miami Carnival in CNz Miami – for a nominal band fee. So buy one costume and play mas at two of North America ’s premier festivals. There will be further details explaining how this process will work but for the first time in North America the ultimate mas loyalty program will be put into action. Of course if you wine-up too much during Caribana and yuh mash up yuh costume, then you can always purchase a brand new one specifically for Miami . Or you can even buy a brand new costume in a completely different section to the one you played in Toronto.
So buy one CNz costume and play mas at TWO of North America’s best carnivals – Toronto & MIAMI ... this is the just the beginning of the madness!!MORE INFO to come...
So stay tuned to favourite websites... CNz facebook user group info... CNz official emails... etc... and get more info on:CNz Miami specific detailsMiami travel plansCNz Miami dates and eventsCNz Miami DJs – e.g. Bandit etc...Any questions regarding CNz Miami please feel free to contact us:CNz Band Leaders:Bryce @ 416.985.8488Marcus @ 416.565.4079Dwayne @ 416.930.9650
Monday, July 6, 2009
The 2009 Official Caribana Launch will now take place at Dundas Square instead of at Nathan Phillips Square (due to the current garbage strike).
Date and time are still the same though.....
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
See you all in the square........Caribana is almost here!!!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Hi readers, The mas bands have done their part… Band leaders have chosen their themes, designers have worked tirelessly on thei...