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Thursday, May 29, 2008

What's in a name?

This year it's Scotiabank Caribana. Ok, that I can deal with, at least they kept the name, but remember Toronto Caribbean Carnival in 2006? Steupsing could be heard far & wide over that one. What controversy the festival had that year! Government audit. Criminal investigation. Alleged fraud. Misappropriation of funds. You mix ill gotten supplies from the third world with shady promoters, and man, the glitter & sequins went flying! Put down that glue gun! (ok, so not that last part... but it just started to sound like mafia not mas makers.)
Whatever sponsors want to rename it the year they are paying (putting it on), it'll always be Caribana to me & most people. Check out the video, thanks Buublenut, I finally got around to posting it, I know, I haven't been posting.http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_21916.aspx
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Also in Caribana news, I'm pleased to see Mervyn Skeete's Toronto Caribbean Connection's 2007 costumes in the Keshia Chanté There's No Place Like This - Ontario tv ad!

http://www.ontariotravel.net/

I do like the style of these ads, & to see Caribana costumes promoting summer in Toronto makes this one even more appealing. It's reminding me of the billboard I saw near our home in April of last year - I got tingles, & it would get me pumped & ready every time I'd drive by.
This is Living! http://mocagyrl.blog.com/2007/4/

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