Sunday, July 29, 2012

Still Looking for a Costume....

It's getting down to the wire with less than a week left until the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade. If you are still interested in a costume, several bands still have some options available for you. 

Check out: 

Renaissance Mas Productions 
 twitter (@RenaissanceMas)  and facebook
They have a door crasher deal today on backline and male costumes

Blues Carnival Fusion
  facebook and their website 
They had an inventory sale on new costumes last week

Toronto Revellers 
I believe the Sunset Mas section has a few spots available. 
Check out the section leader on twitter (@nats_dpeoplemas) 

Mas Toronto 
The following was posted on facebook:
For all the last min ppl join Mas Toronto #1 on the parade route .... enjoy the freedom of all the media focus, the road will be ours stress crowd no rush...the road will be yours...join Mas Toronto call for great prices 416.282.7712. For the section 'Beautiful Gems' call 647 987 0394 if interested, bras are also available.

Last day for online registration is Sunday July 29th 
(which is today so better hurry!)

Tribal Knights
The following was posted this past week on facebook:   
Ladies this is the last week to register for your Tutti Fruitti Costumes! discounts on remaining baseline costumes this 416 389 2457 to get your costume.

For those who would prefer to still wait it out a bit, sometimes on the Friday night before caribana some bands may have a few costumes on hand for purchase. These are usually costumes that were not picked up or forfeited.

* For any other bands or sections that are offering last minute deals or have costumes still available that want to be included in this post feel free to email me at 

De Biker Boys Blocko

Friday, July 27, 2012

Carnival Nationz costume pick-up schedule


MONDAY 30th July - 1pm-9pm

TUESDAY 31st July - 1pm-9pm

THURSDAY 2nd August - 6pm-11pm

FRIDAY 3rd August - 12pm...
Impirio Espanol
Sparta (the Greek Empire)
Dominion the Pink Empire

*Please remember that your costume will not be available before its scheduled date and to come on the date assigned for your section.

Walk with your original receipt, valid ID and if you are picking up for others - a signed paper from each person you are picking up for informing CNz to release their costume to you. Only under those circumstance will multiple costume pickups be allowed

Carnival TIGHTS will be on SALE in the camp as Monday - $20 (direct from Micles in T&T)....

On De Road We will be goin' down de road in position number 3. More details on meeting time/place will be provided early next week.

Marshals Anyone interested in Marshalling please contact Pinetart at

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Festival Management Committee BBQ

Tomorrow the Festival Management Committee will be holding a community Bar-B-Que. 
See below for more details...

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival: 2012 Junior Carnival Results

This past Saturday the kiddies jumped and waved at the 2012 Junior Carnival.

(Cupid from Renaissance Mas Productions) 

The results are in... 

Below are the results for the different categories.

Junior Carnival Band of the Year
1) Junior Revellers - The Jungle Book meets Bollywood
2) Carnival Nationz - Empires
3) Tribal Knights - Candyland

Junior Carnival Queen of the Bands
1) Celena Seusahai - Skittlez - Tribal Knights - Candyland
2) Kai Lewis - Queen Elizabeth 1 - Lil' Nationz - Empires
3) Chania Cunningham - At the Temple of Shiva - Junior Revellers - The Jungle Book meets Bollywood

Junior Carnival King of the Bands
1) Malik Adams - Willie Wonka - Tribal Knights - Candyland
2) Keishaun Ewing - Predator - Fantazia International - Wonders of the Enchanted Forest
3) Demeko Minott - Tonatiuh, Aztec Warrior Sun God - Lil' Nationz - Empires

Junior Carnival Female Individual
1) Desiree Pennant - Peafowl in the GardenFantazia International - Wonders of the Enchanted Forest
2) Caneisa Edwards - Cotton Candy FairyTribal Knights - Candyland
3) Reeyana Singh - Flamenco DancerLil' Nationz - Empires

Junior Carnival Male Individual
1) Aaron Degraff - Mystical CreatureFantazia International - Wonders of the Enchanted Forest
2) Deon James - Trust in MeJunior Revellers - The Jungle Book meets Bollywood
3) Jaden Nelson - MatadorLil' Nationz - Empires

  Full results are listed on the official website  

Tribal knights costume pick-up dates

Costume Pick-up times:

Date: Wednesday July 25, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 416-389-2457
Section Leader: Astra Hamlet

Date: Saturday July 28, 2012
Phone : 647-300-8462
Section Leader: Sanjay Mangar
Tankini's Order (Please call section leader)

Date: Monday July 30, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Section Leader: Glenda Montenegro & Giselle Montenegro

Date: Monday July 30, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 416-825-0563
Section Leader: Tribal Carnival

Date: Tuesday July 31, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Section Leader: Aneil & Rishi

Date: Tuesday July 31, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Section Leader: Candice & Amanda

Section Leader : Candice
Date: Tuesday July 31, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 647-985-6493
Section Leader: Candice

Date: Wednesday August 01, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 647-401-5614
Section Leader: Avalon

Date: Wednesday August 01, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Section Leader: Oshawn & Jason

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Phone : 416-825-0563
Section Leader: Tribal Carnival

Saturday, July 21, 2012

And the 2012 Junior Carnival Winner Is......

Congratulations Toronto Revellers!!!!

Toronto Revellers will also be hosting a Kids Cultural Day & Las Lap 
@ 1001 Ellesmere 
from 4-9pm

Once I know the full official results, I will definitely update this post.
Based on the unofficial results announced on facebook congratulations to Tribal Knights for winning King and Queen and Fantazia International for winning Female Individual and Male Individual.

CanJam Festival

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto Official Launch

Hi Readers,

Earlier this week we posted about the official launch for Toronto Carnival. 
The countdown has officially begun! 
Less than 3 more weeks to the grand parade on August 4th!

Special Thanks to our girl Candace for taking photos!
In case you missed the launch, check out some pictures below and on our facebook page. 

Violence in Toronto

It is unfortunate and unsettling to hear about the recent shootings that have occurred in Toronto this week. Myself and the contributors to TheCollabo blog would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of the two individuals that were killed on Monday evening, in addition to extend well wishes and recovery to the 23 individuals that were injured.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scotia Bank Caribbean Carnival Toronto Launch

Tuesday July 17th marks the official launch of the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto, formally known as Caribana. It will take place at Nathan Phillips Square from noon - 2pm.

Toronto Junior Carnival

The Toronto Junior Carnival will take place at Downsview Park this year on July 21, 2012. This year the event will incorporate the celebration of Trinidad and Jamaica's 50th anniversary celebration. It is promised to be a great event for the whole family with a day of listen to great music, eat really good food, with fun and games for even the smallest ones in your family to enjoy. I don't know about you, but I am actually excited about kiddies to day.

Irie Festival 2012

Irie Music Festival
Two weekends of great music started yesterday with the TD Irie Festival in Mississauga. Wayne Wonder preformed yesterday and today Bunji Garlin will take the stage. The event takes place at the Mississauga Celebration Square. 

Look out for the second weekend of the Irie Festival the weekend of Scotia Bank Toronto Caribbean Festival 9 (formally known as Caribana Aug 3-6. With performers like Fay-Ann Lyons, Richie Spice, Third Nation, and Canadian Soca artist Renee "Shi" Wisdom, this should be one of the must attend events for the Toronto Carnival Season!

Monday, July 9, 2012

2012 Toronto Carnival Order of the Bands

Hi Readers, 

Here is the order of the bands for the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival: 

1. Mas Toronto
2. Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club 
3. Carnival Nationz 
4. Revellers
5. Tribal Knights 
6. Callalloo
7. Connections
8. Fantazia International
9. Costume Concept Creators
10. Blues Carnival Fusion 
11. TruDynasty 
12. Renaissance Mas Productions
13. Black Sage Carnival
14. Carnival Revolution 
15. D'Regulars