July 20, 2005 issue

Community News

The Sugar Cake Girls - What sweetness!

TorontoEl Sadiek Band from Guyana is a unique combination of entertainers, singers, dancers, musicians and the rib-tickling Sugar Cake Girls, whose performance will make any show unforgettable. And that's precisely what the group intends to do, come July 24, when for the first time in Canada, they will be performing at the Armenian Youth Centre at 50 Hallcrown Place (Victoria Park & 401).
El Sadiek's performances are known for their eclectic mix of Filmi, Chutney, Soca, Reggae, Hip Hop and Soul music coupled with a good measure of comedic exchanges.
They have popularized many tunes among which are the well known “Good Fuh Nuttin’ Man”, “Stupidy” and “Sweet Chutney”.
The group boasts of a female lead keyboard player, Shabana, who is thought to be the only female Indian keyboard player in Guyana and perhaps the Caribbean. One of their very talented young singers is six-year old Kerida, who would belt out Chutney and Filmi beats and have the audience in uproar. Added to this, El Sadiek provides entertainment for the young as well as the older audience.
The July 24 Toronto event is being produced by Luther Hansraj Theatre Productions and the program will be hosted by Luther who is himself a class act.
As if this is not enough for one show, there will also be featured “Broadway Star” Mr. Marvin Trini Ishmael of “Oliver and Trini” fame along with comic actor John Phillips.
Entertainment will be joined by comedy at its hilarious best, so if you want to “laugh till you belly bus” this summer, this is not a program you will want to miss.
Tickets are $25 and can be had by calling (416) 876-6522.

6th Annual Kissoon Golf Tournament
Toronto — At the Royal Woodbine Golf Course in Toronto, members of the community participated in the 6th annual Kissoon Golf Tournament. The successful event was held on July 6th and attracted 148 golfers. For the past six years, the tournament has been held in remembrance of Sugrim Kissoon, father of well known Toronto Lawyer Dhaman Kissoon. Dhaman said “it was a day of fun and enjoyment for all.” With strong support from the business, legal and medical communities, the Kissoon family expects that donations will be in the $15,000 range. Each year, the proceeds from the tournament are donated to the Pickering Devi Mandir.
Caribana kick off
Toronto — This year’s edition of Caribana got a kick start on July 15 at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. Several speakers addressed the large audience. Hon. Mike Colle, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Police Chief Bill Blair and Councillor Joe Mihevic spoke about the importance of communities in expressing themselves through the arts and in cultural activities.
Several items of entertainment were performed by the Pan Fantasy Steel Orchestra, the Unity Band, Muthadi Drummers, Calypso Monarch Structure, Calypso singing Policewoman Jessie Weekes and the Martin Pascall Dancers. On the cards are the OCPA Calypso Contest (July 23), the King and Queen Xtravaganza (July 28), the Pan Alive Steelband Finals (July 29), then the highlight - the Parade of Bands (July 30) from the CNE grounds to the Lakeshore.
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