TORONTO, ON  (April 15, 2018) – Due to ongoing ice storms in the GTA, the Toronto Revellers Masquerade Band grand opening of Mas Camp for EXTINCTION: LOVE OUR PLANET will now take place on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4p.m.  This marks the 12th season for the Revellers, participants of the annual Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival parade, the largest Caribbean cultural celebration in North America.

Toronto Revellers are leveraging Mas (Carnival) as a platform to bring awareness of a very serious global crisis we are facing – MASS EXTINCTION.  “Preserving the planet is something to think about everyday, for our kids, and our kids’ kids and that is why I chose extinction.” said Jamaal Magloire, band leader and Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach.
“It’s not whether plants, animals, reefs have the will to survive, its whether humanity has the will to save them.  This year the Revellers are playing mas with a purpose and there is a description and a theme for each section.”  Each costume will portray the beauty of the world that surrounds us!

We will be celebrating this beauty that surrounds us all summer long with events at Mas Camp and around the city, starting with the grand opening wine & cheese event, hosted by Magloire, NBA All Star and Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach / Community Ambassador, along with special guests and entertainment.

WHAT:              Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers Mas Camp Grand Opening   Wine & Cheese

DATE:              Sunday, April 15, 2018

TIME:   4:00 p.m.         Showroom and Registration Open Wine & Cheese

            6:00 p.m.         Jamaal Magloire’s Welcome Remarks & Entertainment

WHERE:          80 Midwest Road, Unit 10, Scarborough, ON

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

                        Toronto Revellers Rhythm Sections + Toronto Revellers DJ’s

Attendees are encouraged to come out to toast the grand opening of the Mas Camp, browse the showroom of costumes and register onsite.

For more information and for online costume registration, please visit www.TorontoRevellers.com or on instragram @torontorevellers.


Media Contact:

Tanya Phillipps – Jamaal Magloire Foundation Board Secretary & PR

647-927-9329 | tanphillipps@yahoo.com | FB & Insta: @torontorevellers | @jammagloirefdn | #extinction #loveourplanet

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.

Toronto Revellers Cultural Association – @torontorevellers:

Magloire started Toronto Revellers, collective of over 2000 masqueraders, volunteers, and designers who contribute to Toronto’s annual Caribbean Carnival.  Also known as “The People’s Band” for its inclusive spirit, the Toronto Revellers invites people from all cultural backgrounds and ages to get involved.  www.torontorevellers.com

 Courtesy: Jamaal Magloire Foundation

Photo by Reel Motion Imaging

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