TORONTO, ON  (April 2, 2018) – The Toronto Revellers Masquerade Band, participants in the annual Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival parade, will be launching its vibrant costumes with band leader and Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach, Jamaal Magloire on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the glamourous York Mills Gallery at 9:00 p.m. under this year’s theme; EXTINCTION: LOVE OUR PLANET.

Toronto Revellers are using Mas (Carnival) as a platform to bring awareness of a very serious global crisis we are facing – MASS EXTINCTION.  “It’s not whether plants, animals, reefs have the will to survive, its whether humanity has the will to save them.  By being conscious of our environment, we determine the fate of our planet for future of generations to come,” says Magloire.   Each costume will portray the beauty of the world that surrounds us!

Hosted by Magloire, NBA All Star and Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach/Community Ambassador, along with special guest emcees: Kat Stefankiewicz, In-game host for the Toronto Raptors and NBA TV Canada personality and D’Wassi One, the evening is expected to attract more than 1,000 guests for dancing and to celebrate the start of registration for the 2018 carnival festivities.

WHAT: Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers – Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2018 Band Launch

DATE:                Saturday, April 7, 2018

TIME:                 Media Call 10:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.

WHERE:            York Mills Gallery – 1875 York Mills Road, Toronto

WHO:                 Jamaal Magloire – Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach, Community                               Ambassador and Toronto Revellers Band Leader

                          Kat Stefankiewicz, In-game host for the Toronto Raptors and                                   NBA TV Canada personality & Giselle D’Wassi One

The band launch marks the beginning of the carnival season, and will feature an elaborate showcase of costumes, live theatrics, live music by Revellers DJ’s, D’Ultimate Sting, DOC and the World’s youngest DJ, Brandon Duke!

Whether with the Toronto Revellers or with his new charitable organization, the Jamaal Magloire Foundation, Magloire’s passion has always been about building the community. In a recent interview, spoke about the impact that the Toronto Revellers has with his Foundation. “It’s a way to fellowship the comradery. The mature people are integrating with young people sharing ideas, sharing project management skills. It’s a way for good people to come together to help others.”

Tickets for the Toronto Revellers band launch event still available at www.ticketgateway.com

Media Contact – Please RSVP in advance:

Tanya Phillipps – Jamaal Magloire Foundation Board Secretary

647-927-9329 | tanphillipps@yahoo.com

FB & Insta: @torontorevellers | @jammagloirefdn


About Jamaal Magloire – @jamaal.magloire:

 Jamaal Magloire is a former NBA All-Star player, who is currently an Assistant Coach and Community Ambassador for the Toronto Raptors. Born and raised in Scarborough, graduated from Eastern Commerce and then went on to University of Kentucky on a basketball scholarship where he won a National Championship in his sophomore year. Jamaal’s passion is basketball, but he is equally passionate about giving back to his community whether it be through the arts or helping kids thrive through the power of sport with clinics and speaking engagements. 

Courtesy Tanya Phillips/Jamaal Magloire

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