Toronto Revellers Band Leader and Raptors Assistant Coach, Jamaal Magloire will be hosting its 2022 costume reveal fashion show at 9:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Edwards Gardens.
“After more than two years of being isolated, locked down and at home due to the pandemic, it’s time to explore the world again,” said Magloire. “This is the first time since 2019 that The Toronto Revellers have been able to celebrate carnival, and we are excited to be back to honouring the vibrant traditions of the Caribbean.”
This year’s event is extra special for the Scarborough native, who was recently named Vice President and Senior Advisor of the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). “I love my hometown of Scarborough and am always looking for ways to profile and elevate my community,” added Magloire. “Hosting tonight’s event at Edwards Gardens is another way bring our culturally-rich neighborhood together.”
Hosted by guest emcee Giselle “The Wassi One” the evening is expected to unite hundreds of guests for a colourful costume launch presentation that marks the beginning of the 2022 carnival season. The showcase will feature an elaborate production, fashion show reveal of costumes, and live music by Revellers DJs Tony Stylez, DOC, Eternal Vibes; The Revellers Rhythm Section and Ultimate Drum Duos- Boom Boom Room.
For Jamaal, Toronto Revellers is about continuing to honour his Caribbean culture by creating an inclusive and diverse community of people who embrace the carnival experience. “From my Junior Revellers squad to my main masqueraders, we are called ‘The People’s Band’ because every cultural background, age, body, and gender is welcome,” added Magloire. “I can’t wait to showcase The Revellers on North America’s largest cultural stage this summer.”
Tickets for Toronto Revellers 2022 band launch and costume showcase are available at https://www.ticketgateway.com/event/view/torontorevellersbandlaunch2022 .
For more information and online costume registration, please visit www.TorontoRevellers.com.