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Friday, August 05, 2011

This weekend Options for stretching out that Carnival feeling

First there is the Mardis Gras in Hamilton. A lot of Toronto bands aren't sending music trucks, but that doesn't mean that you can't walk with your costume and take a jump.  Its always been a good time and hopefully this year will be no different. We were there for their first year when hardly anyone knew about it and it was nice... so it can't be any smaller

If you aren't feeling the drive to Hamilton, and you are looking for a cool family vibe and the kids have been bugging you to take them to the water park Then Westfete (Brampton Carnival) might be a way to kill two birds...

 And on Sunday Toronto Revellers is having a Potluck lime at the mas camp, so that is another option.

Toronto Revellers
Hello Masqueraders and Supporters: 

Despite the challenges we faced this season. We, the Toronto Revellers organization are blessed by God's grace. We endured.
Before moving forward into next year and next season, we must give thanks for surviving this season.
Therefore, in keeping with the Revellers mission of being the Peoples Band, we will be having an Appreciation Evening on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the Mas Camp from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.
Lets's make it a fun evening.
Those of you who take pride in your culinary skills, we will be delighted if you would bring one of your specialty dishes to share with us.  

See you all again soon!


Anonymous said...

Do you know of any good hotels/motels that are close to the beginning of the parade route in Barrie for the caribfest? It's my first time ever going so I'm a bit lost lol.

Trini-in-Toronto said...

Barrie isn't really that big and I don't think there is a hotel within walking distance so you still might have to drive 5 minutes. Last year we stayed at the Howard Johnson Express Inn in Barrie. It was very cheap like ($60). the location was close to downtown and there was a kinda ok chinese buffet on site. but this was kinda shady,cheap, pretty old and run down spot. If its you and the boys and you are just looking to crash its ok, but if your wife is coming you might want to spring for the extra $40 and stay at the holiday inn, thats where some friends stayed and they said it was decent

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I ended up having to stay at the Travelodge because all the Holiday Inns were booked full. Bringing the wife and a kid, I hope it's half decent.

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