By Curtis Eustace
The excitement and anticipation is bubbling like Granny’s Saturday soup with two more bands launching their contributions to the 2013 Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival. On Friday 10th May, Garvin Crichlow bandleader of “Mas Toronto” will be presenting “Timeline” designed by Andrew Lueshue. The festivities begin at 9 PM at the Mas Toronto Mascamp, 730 Military Trail, Scarborough (Morningside Ave. & Hwy. 401). The presentation of the band will be followed by a fantastic floor show with performances by OCPA Calypsonians. For additional information please check their website www.mastoronto.com.
Join Jamal Magloire and the “Toronto Revellers” on Saturday 11th May for their presentation “Mas Never Dies”. This launch will take place from 10 PM at the Armenian Community Centre, 45 Hallcrown Place, Toronto, (Victoria Park & Hwy 401). Our sources tell us that 7 time Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Band of the Year winner Mr. Brian Mac Farlane will be assisting the Toronto Revellers with their 2013 presentation. The wealth of talent, knowledge and experience Mr. Mac Farlane brings will only enhance the festival. Kudos to the Toronto Revellers Team for giving the people of Toronto the amazing opportunity to actually wear a Mac Farlane design! Additional information is available online at www.torontorevellers.com.
If you are interested in obtaining a vendor booth for the GRAND PARADE, KING AND QUEEN SHOW, or JUNIOR CARNIVAL PARADE you may contact our Vendor Marketplace at 416-391-5608 or email@example.com.
TICKETS FOR SHOWS
Tickets for the King and Queen Show and Annual Gala are presently only available online at www.ticketgateway.com. King and Queen tickets will be available at all regular outlets by May 15th.
Tickets for the Grand Parade are not yet available to the public but will be very soon.
OFFICIAL LAUNCH AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE – July 9TH 2013
JUNIOR CARNIVAL PARADE AT DOWNSVIEW PARK – July 20TH 2013
SUMMER BBQ AT EGLINTON SQUARE – July 25TH 2013
**NEW** 6TH ANNUAL GALA AT LIBERTY GRAND – July 26th 2013 (Tickets available online only)
KING AND QUEEN SHOW AT LAMPORT STADIUM – August 1ST 2013 (Tickets available online only)
PAN ALIVE AT LAMPORT STADIUM – August 2ND 2013
GRAND PARADE AT LAKESHORE BLVD. TORONTO – August 3RD 2013.
**NEW** BEYOND D’ LIME AT CNE GROUNDS– August 4th 2013
If you have any questions regarding to the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival, Pan or Calypso please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try my best to answer your questions.
If I find that your question is one pertaining to the general public I will print both the question and answer in my next column.
Curtis Eustace is a former King of Carnival and former Toronto Carnival bandleader. He is now the Parade Operations Manager for Toronto Carnival.