Afropan Steelpan

Afropan Steelpan

This player with Afropan steelpan, which marks its 40th year this year, gets into the spirit for Toronto Carnival this weekend. The big weekend kicks off with the King and Queen show at Lamport Stadium on Thursday night, followed by Pan Alive, the steelpan competition on Friday night at the same venue, while the Grand […]

Toronto Carnival Jr Parade

Toronto Carnival Jr Parade

CUTIES: This youngster  shows off her costume at the Toronto Carnival Junior Parade last Saturday at Downsview Park, where even the weather cooperated with brilliant sunshine to make it a truly successful day indeed. Before tens of thousands of spectators, thousands of children from twelve carnival bands paraded to show off the spectacle that is […]

Music Festival

Music Festival

Bunji Garlin, his wife Faye Ann Lyons and surprise guest Kardinall Offishall had a capacity crowd jumping at TD Irie Music Festival in Mississauga last weekend.  IRIE heads to Oshawa Memorial Park on July 20 & 21 with Wayne Wonder and Kerwin Dubois, and Nathan Phillips Square August 2 to 5 w Half Pint, Richie […]

Toronto Pride Parade

Toronto Pride Parade

Two participants in the Pride Parade on Sunday in Toronto pose proudly for The Camera, showing off the diversity of the parade. Now in its 33rd year, Pride is quickly becoming the most energetic festival in Toronto, writes columnist Herman Silochan, who also took this photo.

Guyana President visits Diaspora

Guyana President visits Diaspora

There’s a reason why the President of Guyana is called the People’s President, and he demonstrated this clearly at the annual Guyana Festival last weekend at Centennial College when he joined chinese dancers on stage, sang calypso with Toronto calypsonian Mon-T-Hama, played dominoes and even joined in a game of cricket. Here, we capture President […]

Youngsters show off their pan skills

Youngsters show off their pan skills

Young members of the Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra are pictured performing at the Ontario Science Centre last Sunday at a Father’s Day concert which featured Trinidad’s Duvonne Stewart and special guest artists Sala Wilson, Bruce Skerritt, Garreth Burgess and Anthony Pierre. Inventor of the E-Pan, Salmon Cupid used the concert to showcase his invention, […]

Call him Dr Bromley Armstrong

Call him Dr Bromley Armstrong

York University conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Toronto civil and human rights activist Bromley Armstrong, who has been instrumental in reforms to Canada’s public policy on human rights. Armstrong was honoured with the degree in recognition of his tireless efforts in spearheading the passage of laws in Ontario prohibiting discrimination in housing […]

Top honour for lawyer

Top honour for lawyer

Frank E. Walwyn received the 2013 Lincoln Alexander Award at the Law Society’s annual award ceremony in Toronto on May 29. The award was presented by Marni Beal-Alexander, the wife of the late Honourable Lincoln Alexander, PC, CC, OOnt, CD, QC, LSM. Dedicated to community service, particularly the Black community, Walwyn more than doubled the […]