TORONTO, ON (April 4, 2019) - Toronto Revellers Band Leader and Raptors Assistant Coach, Jamaal Magloire will be hosting its 2019 costume reveal fashion show on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at The York Mills Gallery at 9:00 p.m., under this year’s theme; TREASURE ISLAND. Juno-award winning artist and celebrity guest, Jully Black will also walk the runway in her first-ever “masquerade” experience.

“This collaboration is more than a movement and it’s contagious in all the right ways,” exclaimed Black. “I first met Jamaal when we were 13 years old and who knew that 27 years later, in spite of the incredible places our careers have taken us, our true callings would reunite us to build the biggest cross-cultural bridge in the history of our country that is big enough for everyone to cross!”

Magloire added, “Jully did such a wonderful job headlining my charity event last month, that I asked her to join me and my Toronto Revellers to play mas this year,” said Magloire. “She represents everything that my masquerade band stands for: strength, confidence, inclusiveness, beauty and fun, especially with her ‘100 Strong & Sexy’ initiative.” Hosted by guest emcee Akil Augustine (NBATV Host/Producer), the evening is expected to attract 1,000+ guests for a vibrant celebration to signal the start of registration for the upcoming summer festivities. The costume launch marks the beginning of the 2019 carnival season, and will feature an elaborate production, fashion show reveal of costumes, along with live music by Revellers DJ’s DOC, D’Ultimate Sting, Joshua Lucas, and more.

WHAT: Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers - 2019 Caribbean Carnival Costume Reveal
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019 | Media Call 10:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. | Show Starts at 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: York Mills Gallery - 1885 Leslie St, North York, ON M3B 2M3
WHO: Jamaal Magloire - Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach and Toronto Revellers Band Leader Jully Black – Juno Award Winning Artist, Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Producer and Actress  

“Together we can do amazing things to educate and inspire people, particularly women and girls, through my Jamaal Magloire Foundation, using the Revellers cultural experience as the platform,” said Magloire. “We are called ‘The People’s Band’ because every cultural background, age, body, and gender is welcome. Its all about celebrating who we are and can’t wait to showcase this on North America’s largest cultural stage.” Black added, “When Jamaal asked me to join his Toronto Revellers and play mas this year for the first time in my life I instantly said yes, for the young Jully Black who struggled with body image issues, for the 247 Women who are members of my Women and Girls empowerment initiative, ‘100 Strong & Sexy’, who together are ‘Restoring Faith In Female Friendships,’ and for all the masqueraders who want to join us and jump up this August in the best health of their lives mind, body and spirit. Together we’ll show the world that confidence is the best form of currency one can possess.”

 


 

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. For more information visit www.torontorevellers.com

About Jamaal Magloire Foundation - @jammagloirefdn: Magloire re-named his charitable foundation the Jamaal Magloire Foundation, and launched in the fall of 2016. This registered charity exists to improve the lives of youth who live in economically deprived areas to help them obtain academic and valuable social skills through the arts and sport. The vision is rooted in the belief that “youth deserve a chance to dream”. For more information visit www.jamaalmagloirefoundation.com

About Jully Black’s 100 Strong & Sexy - @missjullyblack: Developed by Jully Black, Canadian R&B icon, this 100 day fitness program is open and accessible to all women. The goal is to focus on all aspects of health, not just fitness, but spirituality, discipline, accountability, self care and self worth. By putting in the time and work, this program will transform how a woman looks but most importantly how she feels about herself. The results are in the routine. Women supporting women to be the best they can be. For more information and to join the movement visit www.100strongandsexy.com

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