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Sunlime Band Launch for Toronto Carnival

Sunlime Band Launch for Toronto Carnival

Sunlime is another new band that will be on the road for Toronto Carnival 2016.    While they are a new band, many of their members have been involved over the last 20 years building mas for various bands in Toronto. Sunlime will be unveiling their presentation “Tribes, B.C.” on April 29, 2016 at D’Warehouse in Scarborough. For more information:(…)

Saldenah Mas Band presents Outta Africa for Toronto Carnival

Saldenah Mas Band presents Outta Africa for Toronto Carnival

While I was home studying last week, Saldenah Mas Band launched their presentation “Outta Africa” for Toronto Carnival 2016. You can pre-register online tomorrow (29 April 2016).  See their website for instructions. You can check out the costumes here: https://www.facebook.com/teamsaldenah/?fref=ts http://www.saldenahcarnival.com/  

Don’t Miss the Kings and Queens Show

Don’t Miss the Kings and Queens Show

This is one of my must attend events for Toronto Carnival:  Kings and Queens Competition on Thursday 30 July, 2015 If you want to see the big costumes without the interference of stormers then this is the place for you. The Kings and Queens of the bands come out the play their big mas and be judged.(…)

Saldenah Mas Band Launch this Friday

Saldenah Mas Band Launch this Friday

Saldenah Mas Band will be launching the Chronicles of Machel Montano this Friday.  Both Machel and Anya Ayoung-Chee announced that they will be designing and bringing a section called “Like ah Boss” in the band so we look forward to the big reveal…. “@machelmontano: Look trouble now ! 17 time band of the year Louis(…)

Tribal Carnival to launch Animation this weekend

Tribal Carnival to launch Animation this weekend

Tribal Carnival will be kicking off Toronto’s band launch season this weekend with their presentation “Animation”. We’ve gotten a few teases so far.  My section leader from last year, Candice, is bringing out the section Frozen.  We had a blast with Candice’s section in 2014 and they took really great care of us, so I’m(…)

Real Men Play Mas

Real Men Play Mas

Ain’t that the truth!  Shout out to all the REAL MEN who play mas… Share if you agree! And if you have an idea for a meme or want to submit your photo for use in the “Carnival Awareness” Campaign then you can send it to savetorontocarnival@gmail.com or msg on fb at https://www.facebook.com/savetorontocarnival We’ve got lots(…)

Let your voice be heard

Let your voice be heard

People are beginning to pay attention! Due to your very passionate and engaged discussion we have been invited to air our concerns on the radio tomorrow, Tuesday August 11th at 2 PM on CHRY 105.5 FM hosted by William Doyle-Marshall. We have been working very closely with Karli who is a parent of a young(…)

We need to save Toronto Carnival for our Kids

We need to save Toronto Carnival for our Kids

My wish for her is that when she gets older she can play mas for Toronto Carnival and not worry about being harassed by stormers who feel it is their right to accost and manhandle masqueraders. By about 1pm while waiting to cross stage #2, I started to get a headache. So I took off my headpiece(…)