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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Mas Camp Centre

Last May Anton "Bootsman" Gabriel of Toronto retired from corporate life and started an organization called Mas Camp Centre , a Carnival museum of sorts where 15o donated costumes are on display.

Mas Camp Centre will be celebrating it's anniversary this May with a free open house, so those of you who are interested in viewing the costumes over the years this is a great opportunity.

Some more information on Mas Camp Centre:

Mas Camp Centre

Trinidad & Tobago carnival is now celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide.

The hub of carnival related activities is the mas camp. Here, band leaders, costume designers, mas players and volunteers gather to produce costumes for competitive display.

Mas Camp Central (MCC) opened in May 2008 to showcase past, present & future carnival costumes, with the aim of keeping the spirit of carnival alive as viewed from a mas camp perspective.

Masquerade is the essence of carnival, and a mas camp is the factory for producing intricate costumes that provide the visual feast of carnival.

The atmosphere of a mas camp in full production is overflowing with passion, energy & commitment to the art & culture of carnival. MCC captures this atmosphere for visitors to experience the traditions, skills & creative processes that make carnival activities so engaging.

MCC is currently situated at 130 Dynamic Drive, Unit 13 Scarborough Ontario Canada with 800sq’ of showroom space and seating for twenty persons.

MCC started life with a simple aim of getting more people involved in Caribana. Over the past six months MCC has expanded the showcasing of costumes from ten to over one hundred display mannequins with costumes covering the past 15 years from Toronto & Trinidad carnivals. Also on display are books, magazines, DVD’s and photos of carnivals.

MCC began exploring the role of being the crossroad where business & carnival activities can meet & exchange ideas. This role further expanded to include schools & individuals participating in the varied aspects of carnival.

Today, MCC has the support of many masqueraders, mas band & section leaders, school teachers, Governments & community leaders.

MCC started a new direction in 2009 which is to acquire registration as a Not for Profit organization in Ontario Canada.

MCC began the process of welcoming cultural ambassadors, patrons, supporters, mentors & stakeholders in all aspects of carnival arts & culture to participate in this journey.

Anton Gabriel
Mas Camp Centre
130 Dynamic Drive Unit 13
Scarborough Ontario
416 524 1782
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