Thanks for checking out the blog! I have been missing in action (M.I.A) from posting due to health and personal reasons, but I hope to get back into the swing of things!
As we are approaching the month of November and well into the season of fall, the cold winter chill will soon be upon us (burrr). Though there is much to look forward to such as the upcoming holiday season, as well the new opportunities, growth and progression that may come with the ringing in of a new year, it is also a great time to reflect on the past.
Reflecting on the events of this year Toronto Carnival, one initiative that I am thrilled to see being implemented is the Toronto Masqueraders Association. In response to the growing concern and disdain with stormers infiltrating the Toronto Carnival parade, a facebook group started by Janelle Hills called Time for Change Toronto Carnival, provided a platform and forum that enabled masqueraders to express their sentiments and suggestions regarding the parade. Since the creation of facebook group, the momentumwas propelled forward with the development of the Toronto Masqueraders Association.
The Toronto Masqueraders Association held their inaugural meeting on September 19th. Though I was unable to attend, I did read great reviews of the meeting from bloggers Karabana and De Cocoa Panyol.
De Cocoa Panyol: http://www.decocoapanyol.com/2013/09/carnival-tabanca-toronto-masqueraders.html
I think this is a great initiative that is both timely and needed! I would like to extend well wishes to the Toronto Masqueraders Association for starting this initiative and striving to stand as a unified voice from the masquerader perspective.
For more information on the TMA, check out their website: http://www.torontomasqueradersassociation.com/
So with Toronto and Miami Carnival out of the way, who is looking forward to Trinidad Carnival 2K14!!! I know I am!