Tuesday, March 27, 2012

2012 Carifiesta - Montreal (JULY 7, 2012)

C.C.F.A. presents 

Montreal's Official Caribbean Carnival Parade & Cool-Down/Family picnic! 

[2 Days of Great Color & Caribbean showcasing]
Carnival Is Unity | Carnival Is Mas | Carnival Is Music 

Samedi Le 7 Juillet et Dimanche Le 8 Juillet,2012
Saturday July 7th & Sunday July 8th,2012

Going down René-Lévesque 
Starting at: Guy Concordia & Rene Levesque | ending at Square Phillips 
From 10am - 4pm 

#Join us as we celebrate 37 years of our Caribbean culture in Montreal Canada in showcasing our:

* Culture 
* food 
* Festival 
* Costumes 
* Music & Many More

Please Find Your Best Carnival Band & Register To Play Mas This Year..

Then on Dimache le 8 juillet /Sunday July 8,2012

Joins us at our 1st "CARIFIESTA COOL DOWN" @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Bring your coolers, pack lunches & let Celebrate our Culture with a family day. There will be inflatable jumping gyms available for kids as well as other activities!!!!!

Come take in some entertainment from our local artists as well as special guest!!!

More Info & details Will be Coming Soon

In the meantime, you can express your desire to help this year Festival by sending a message to the following:

Volunteers: volunteers@carifiesta.com
Sponsorship offers: sponsorship@carifiesta.com
Sales offers: sales@carifiesta.com
Band leaders: bands@carifiesta.com
Public relations: public_relations@carifiesta.com
Youth Carifiesta: youth_carifiesta@carifiesta.com

For any general inquiry, contact us at:
Tel. 1-800-2JumpUp / 1-(855) 258-6787 ext 205
Email. info@carifiesta.com
Website. www.carifiesta.com
Twitter. @MtlCarifiesta

Carifiesta where culture begins

Montreal Carnival Vibration 2012

Costumes Prices
Female Section         150$
Female Frontline      250$
Female Brasillian      350$
Male  Section             80$    
Male Frontline          130$ 
Male  Frontline 2      200$

Contact Information
Assistant Secretary: Rosane R: 514-344-9742
Administrator: Tony Q: 514-808-3152
Coordinator: Dave Marchall: 514-344-9742
President: Matthew Veloza: 514-279-7997
Facebook: Montreal Carnival Vibration
Location: 5333 #105 Casgrain H2T-1X3 MontrealQuebecCanada

Monday, March 26, 2012

Website Alert: myLime.ca

Time 2 Lime Entertainment unveils brand new Caribbean website aimed at mobile users
Toronto, ON, Canada - March 26, 2012 - Caribbean music enthusiasts and fete-goers can get excited again; Time 2 Lime Entertainment has announced the launch of www.MyLime.ca - a brand new Caribbean website geared toward the mobile user.
Poised to quickly climb the popularity ladder, MyLime.ca takes advantage of the newest online technology and boasts a simple yet user friendly design. MyLime.ca delivers the most convenient access to Caribbean media entertainment, including: music, news, events, photos, videos and ringtones; All delivered through a web interface that is compatible with any mobile device.
With the extensive number of Caribbean websites that have surfaced in recent years, few have managed to adequately adapt to the increasing demand for mobile compatibility. Time 2 Lime Entertainment has recognized the need for cross-platform compatibility and offers MyLime.ca as the cutting-edge alternative. MyLime.ca’s backend technology is optimized for both Mac and PC users, and is seamless on multiple mobile platforms including Apple IOS, Android and Blackberry.
For the avid Apple user (iPhone or iPad), members will appreciate the ‘airplay enabled features’ within the music library, allowing the streaming of songs wirelessly to Apple Airplay speakers or Apple TV over wifi.
www.MyLime.ca is officially live as of today. For new features and upcoming contest details you can follow on Twitter @mytime2lime or at www.facebook.com/mytime2lime.
It's Time 2 Lime !!
WIN A FREE iPad 3 or Blackberry playbook simply by joining the all new website @ www.MyLime.ca
www.MyLime.ca officially goes live today and is geared toward giving you the best Caribbean content in an unrivaled mobile experience.
We offer the most convenient access to Caribbean media entertainment, including: music, news, events, photos, videos and ringtones; All delivered through a web interface that is compatible with any mobile device.
MyLime.ca is optimized for both Mac and PC users, and is seamless on multiple mobile platforms including Apple IOS, Android and Blackberry.
Key Features:
- The latest entertainment news and media content
- Easy-to-Use search capabilties
- Airplay enabled (stream wirelessly to you airplay speakers or apple tv)
- Saveable playlists
- FREE Downloads
and so much more !
It's Time 2 Lime!!
For new features and upcoming contest details you can follow on Twitter @mytime2lime or at www.facebook.com/mytime2lime.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

2012 Toronto Carnival Band Launch Dates

Carnival Revolution - Saturday, April 7, 2012 & 
Sunday, May 20, 2012 
@ The Lambadina Lounge

Blues Carnival Fusion - Saturday, April 14, 2012 
@ Hickory House

Tribal Knights - Saturday, April 14, 2012 
@ Grand Baccus Banquet Hall

Carnival Nationz - Saturday, April 21, 2012 
@ Sound Academy

Saldenah Carnival - Saturday, April 28, 2012 
@ Metropolitan Center

Renaissance Mas Productions - Sunday, April 29, 2012 
Continental Soiree

Black Sage Carnival - Friday, May 4, 2012 
@ Barney's Joint

TruDYNASTY Carnival - Saturday, May 5, 2012 
@ The Vue

Fantazia International - Saturday, May 5, 2012 
@ Continental Soiree

Callaloo - Saturday, May 5, 2012
@ Twilight

Toronto Revellers - Saturday, May 12, 2012
@ The Armenian Cultural Centre

Mas Toronto - Saturday, May 19, 2012 
@ The Mas Camp 
(730 Military Trail, Scarborough)

Connections Mastumes - Sunday, May 20, 2012
@ The Mas Camp
(1710 Midland Avenue, Unit 3, Scarborough)

D'Regulars - Saturday June 2, 2012
@ the East Toronto Masonic Temple

Concept Costume Creators - TBA

Socacize Bootcamp begins this week - Thursday, March 22, 2012

Scarborough, Brampton & Toronto
March 22 -May 6, 2012

A six-week vigorous & exciting Caribbean workout full of
Vitamin F-FUN 

The only Bootcamp in Canada offering
2 hrs of cardio, toning & strengthening workout 
DJs invigorate you with Soca, Chutney, Zouke, Reggae & Latin current & oldies selections. It’s the ultimate Caribbean dance combined with aerobics workout experience that people can’t stop talking about!

Top DJs & fitness instructors

   $75 for 6 sessions | $15 drop-in

Early Bird Special!
Register by March 14th
Receive 2 FREE regular class sessions & your
Socacize rag ($40 Value)   

Armenian Community Centre
45 Hallcrown Place
(Victoria Park & 401 off Consumers Rd.)

 Mar 22 - Apr 26 
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  

Kiwanis Youth Centre for Sports Excellence
247 McMurchy Ave S. (McMurchy Gym)
(Charolais blvd & McMurchy, behind Shoppers World)

Mar 24 – Apr 28
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Downtown Toronto 
OIP Dance Centre
190 Richmond (Jarvis & Richmond)  

Mar 25 - May 6
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
(No class April 8 due to Easter holiday) 

Registration Options:
At any SOCACIZE location (visit socacize.com for a full schedule).
online at www.socacize.com 

Socacize Fitness Inc.

 416-728-5545 | 1.888.552.7622 (SOCA) www.socacize.com | info@socacize.com
Follow Socacize Fitness on Twitter for daily updates on classes, etc.

2012 Ottawa Carivibe

Machel Montano's Thank you speech after Soca Monarch results

Synergy For Life Foundation - Sip and Sizzle, May 12, 2012

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012




Doors open at 8pm 
A delectable array of hors d'oeuvres, wine and cocktails will be served 
There will be a silent auction, raffles and door prizes 
All proceeds go to support services and research in the battle against 
Multiple Sclerosis
Tickets cost $55 per person with a $20 tax receipt issue with each ticket purchased. 

Contact Us at info@synergyforlife.ca for more information and to reserve your tickets!!

Visit MS Durham's website at www.msdurham.com to learn more about the services available to those affected by this illness in the Durham Region.  Visit their community events page for more information about events taking place in and around the Durham Region!

For more information on Multiple Sclerosis, the MS Society of Canada and the strides being made in life saving research thanks to your generous donations please visit www.mssociety.ca

Please join us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by 
Multiple Sclerosis

  Wonderful Prizes to be won, including 2 round trip tickets from Toronto to Quebec City, Prepaid PRESTO Card, Date Night Packages and more! 

For more info about Synergy for Life and their fundraising activities please visit http://www.synergyforlife.ca

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Band Alert - Carnival Revolution

Hi Readers,

Its the middle of the night and I should be in bed but I just stumbled upon a new band for Toronto Carnival and I had to share the info! 

Band Name: Carnival Revolution
Band Theme: Warriors Come Out and Play

Band Launch: Saturday, April 7th @ "The Lambadina Lounge"
875 Bloor St. West, 2nd Floor
M6G 1M4
Just steps east from the corner of Ossington and Bloor
First show starts @ 9:00pm

All the best to the Carnival Revolution Team.....wishing you great success for the 2012 Toronto Carnival season!!!!!

Toronto Mas Bands Association presents HEAT

A monthly event from the TMBA.....I like this initiative......

Black Sage Carnival 2012 Toronto Carnival Band Launch

Monday, March 5, 2012

TruDYNASTY 2012 Toronto Carnival Band Launch


It's that time of year again!!! Sykotik Mas is ready for another Carnival season and we are inviting you to get a sneak peak of this year's costumes. This is a private event open to past masqueraders and their friends ONLY. The Open House will be held on March 13 & 14 from 7-9pm on both days. Lots of refreshments will be provided. More information will be provided as we get closer to the date. We look forward to seeing all of you there. For more information please call 403-612-5695 or 403-617-1445. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Queen Macoomeh Toronto Book Launch of "Across from Lapeyrouse"

Hi readers, 

I used to love reading Queen Macoomeh's weekly column in the Share Newspaper so I am super excited about her latest project - a novel entitled Across From Lapeyrouse. .......
Jeneva is growing into a startling beauty, but she’s not your typical young girl; she’s the youngest of the Savanoys, a high profile Trinidadian family. Her father is the chief of police; her mother: beautiful, talented, tormented and distant. Her protective older brother can’t shield her from life’s bruises if he can’t deal with his own fears. And Jeneva herself is growing into a testing adulthood, full of uncertainty and sudden lust, shining moments and stifling tension. 

Hers is a family with secrets, and they are not the only ones. Everyone wears masks as intriguing, as deceptive and as weighty as the elaborate masquerade costumes the Savanoy Carnival Group creates each year to compete in Trinidad’s Dimanche Gras Competition. And as each secret is revealed, Jeneva faces difficult decisions, adventure, heart break and some seriously sizzling sex.
Author Nathalie Taghaboni deftly weaves the lives of her characters in and out of the pulsing Caribbean culture. The glorious street theatre that is Trinidad Carnival is a fitting backdrop for the drama that Jeneva seems to attract. 
Colourful, passionate, catapulting constantly between Caribbean Carnival in Trinidad and Toronto and the serenity of Tobago, Across From Lapeyrouse follows a beautiful ingénue during a bitter-sweet coming of age. Through her eyes, we weep for first love lost; taste the ashes of personal catastrophe; brim over with an eager sexuality and witness a teenager growing into her own power as a woman tried by fire.

I've already ordered my autographed copy and it should be arriving any day now. For more details on how to order your own copy check out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Across-From-Lapeyrouse/302995053053934 or http://www.commessuniversity.com/Store/

And to meet the Queen in person check out the book launch on Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m. at A Different BooklistSpace is limited so call the store to RSVP!

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