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THE TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE KING & QUEEN SHOWCASE AND BAND OF THE YEAR


TORONTO, ON (August 8th, 2019) – The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is pleased to announce the winners of the King & Queen Showcase held on August 1st at Lamport Stadium, in addition to the Band of the Year at the Grand Parade, which took place on August 3rd, 2019. 

The King & Queen Showcase was hosted by CP24’s very own Patricia Jaggernauth on August 1st, 2019. Opening ceremony included special guest, Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; Adam Vaughn, M.P; Lisa McLeod, Minister of Tourism Culture & Sport, and Joe Halstead, Board Chair of the Festival Management Committee.

The Ontario Science Centre presented the coveted “Innovation in Mas Award” for best costume design at the King & Queen Showcase. The winner of the 2019 innovation in Mas Award was Nicholas Guy, he portrayed “Heartbeat of the last Conflict” as part of the Louis Saldenah Mas K Club. Guy was also crowned King that evening.  

The King & Queen Showcase is the grandest and most spectacular show of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. The Kings, the Queens, and individuals of the Carnival bands all unveiled their elaborately themed costumes highlighting the creativity and imagination of the costume designers.  

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the King & Queen Showcase, the following results are broken down by category.

ADULT FEMALE INDIVIDUAL

PLACEMENT

NAME OF CONTESTANT

PORTRAYAL

BANDLEADER

ORGANIZATION

1ST

CANEISHA EDWARDS        

MIRAGE- THE ILLUSION    

DEXTER SEUSAHAI

TRIBAL CARNIVAL

2ND

DESTYNEE CHARLES    

THE ILLUSIONIST 

DWAYNE GUNNESS

SUNLIME CANADA

3RD

FAITH HERMELIJN

SUNSETS OVER TOCO

LOUIS SALDENAH

LOUIS SALDENAH MAS-K CLUB

ADULT MALE INDIVIDUAL

PLACEMENT

NAME OF CONTESTANT

PORTRAYAL

BANDLEADER

ORGANIZATION

1ST

COURTNEY ST. LOUIS    

GUARDA-THE GRIFFIN LORD

DEXTER SEUSAHAI

TRIBAL CARNIVAL 

2ND

ADAM ALI    

ADRENALINE JUNKIE

LOUIS SALDENAH

LOUIS SALDENAH MAS-K CLUB

3RD

RON BELFON

FROM THE HILLS – DE PRAYING MANTIS COMES TO TOWN

MARCUS EUSTACE & BRYCE AGUITON

CARNIVAL NATIONZ

ADULT    QUEENS

PLACEMENT

NAME OF CONTESTANT

PORTRAYAL

BANDLEADER

ORGANIZATION

1ST

NICOLE BRAND

VIRGINIA – THE QUEEN OF TREASURE ISLAND

JAMAAL MAGLOIRE

TORONTO REVELLERS

2ND

 CELENA SEUSAHAI

THE SORCERESS

DEXTER SEUSAHAI

TRIBAL CARNIVAL

3RD

 RHEA BOWMAN-HOWLEY

CARNIVAL PASSION

MARCUS EUSTACE & BRYCE AGUITON

CARNIVAL NATIONZ

ADULT KINGS

PLACEMENT

NAME OF CONTESTANT

PORTRAYAL

BANDLEADER

ORGANIZATION

1ST

 NICHOLAS GUY

HEARTBEAT OF THE LAST CONFLICT

LOUIS SALDENAH     

LOUIS SALDENAH MAS-K CLUB

2ND

TY WILLIAMSON

THE LUSCA CHAMPION AND DEFENDER OF TREASURE ISLAND

JAMAAL MAGLOIRE

TORONTO REVELLERS

3RD

SHANE REID MUNGAL

SAVAGE COME TO PLAY IN D’SAVANNAH

MARCUS EUSTACE & BYRCE AGUITON

CARNIVAL NATIONZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Parade took place on August 3rd, 2019 with (9) competing bands and over 17,000 energetic and colourful masqueraders from all over the world, making this the largest event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

After months of preparation, masqueraders in colourful and striking costumes celebrated in a jump up style to the exotic beats and culture of the West Indies.

Participants swayed to the harmonic sounds of the various DJ’s and steel pan bands all while making their way down the Lakeshore. The road became a stage for the masqueraders, the DJ’s and steelpan performers ignited a cultural explosion of music from all over the Caribbean.

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Grand Parade for Band of the Year.

GRAND PARADE – BAND OF THE YEAR  

PLACEMENT

BAND LEADER

ORGANIZATION

BAND THEME

ORGANIZATION

1ST

LOUIS SALDENAH    

LOUIS SALDENAH MAS-K CLUB

HEARTBEAT-THE THRILL OF LIFE

LOUIS SALDENAH MAS-K CLUB

2ND

JAMAAL MAGLOIRE

TORONTO REVELLERS

TREASURE ISLAND

TORONTO REVELLERS

3RD

DEXTER SEUSAHAI    

TRIBAL CARNIVAL    

MAGIC

TRIBAL CARNIVAL

 

Congratulations to all the winners!!

For more information visit: https://torontocarnival.ca/ and follow on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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