PHOTOS: Dominicans ‘play mas’ in Toronto

Sensayfor coverDominica was well represented at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade, in Toronto earlier this month.

Dominicans who participated in the parade appeared in a guest band named “Dominica! A Creole Paradise.”

There was a vibrant display of ‘Ole Mas’ wearing the island’s national dress the Wob Dwiyet and Jupe, along with traditional carnival costumes, the Sensay and Souswell Souwi, all reminiscent of the island’s first Carnival celebrations of the mid 1800’s.

Below are some photos from the event.

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18 Comments

  1. December 19, 2014

    check out these girls!!!!

  2. catherine
    August 16, 2013

    It was joy to see The group representing Dominica. because of people don’t Know Dominica when you said you are from D/ca they immediately referred to Dominican Republic.

    To advertise Dominica

  3. king
    August 15, 2013

    Where r the stilt walkers???? No carnival is complete with out the dominican stilt walkers …

    • Chat La
      August 16, 2013

      What a great idea! Did I hear you volunteer to head up this section? There is always room for talent like yours.

  4. eh beh weah
    August 14, 2013

    ban zea zea jean domnik maakak bwa, yo pasa mem parlay… margie bwa too sel.

    • Big Money
      August 16, 2013

      You must be one of the non-patriotic sellouts who played Mas with Scotiabank for $5.00 to wear a cheap t-shirt which was made in China. Shame on you all – Judas! What has Scotiabank done for you or Dominica lately??? Sacway malonet!

      I AM DOMINICA – ARE YOU??

  5. Ideall
    August 14, 2013

    you all look so good thanks for representing
    Dominica so proudly

  6. eh beh weah
    August 14, 2013

    So why is it every time Dominica is represented somewhere is a wob dwyiet they wearing or plaid? Come on people we are in the 20th century, its about time we opened our minds and be more diverse. Try something different,there are so many other ways we could showcase our country and our culture without being in that hot thing all day..Kamem awa wi…

    • Ideall
      August 14, 2013

      eh beh weah, this is our culture yes 99% of the time we in our suit and tie..but we will wear our national dress when we want to show off Dominica
      if we feel hot let us boil, but we will wear it proudly and with our heads held high, if you are ashamed of our culture dont call yourself a Dominican..I am Dominica are you?

    • Justice and Truth
      August 14, 2013

      You, need to open your mind. This is Dominica’s heritage and if they wish to flaunt it for all the world to see and know, they have every right to do so. It is also promoting Dominica, our heritage and is a reminder of bygone years which we must not lose sight of.
      We must be proud of our unique heritage. It is something no one can take away from us whether in the past, the present or in the future. More people of the world should know about it.
      By the way, we are in the 21st century and not the 20th even though it is the year 2013. The 2st century commenced on January 1, 2000. The 20th century is behind us. It ended on December 31, 1999. It is gone. Keep that in mind when you express criticism.
      We are Dominicans. Are you?

      • Informer
        August 15, 2013

        21st century started on Jan 1, 2001.

    • Dominican abroad
      August 14, 2013

      How stupid and uneducated can you be. This is our National Dress, why would we wear anything different.Please learn more about culture. surely you have not travelled when other nationalities are parading or performing what do you think they wear.

    • Dasheen Swamp
      August 15, 2013

      If we do not know and celebrate where we came from, then we will never get to where we need to be! It is clear that you are lost – stuck in the 20th century! Now get busy & learn to appreciate &celebrate your history before it is too late for you!

  7. "O" STRESS"
    August 14, 2013

    Real from Dominica, advertisement money cannot pay for this exposure so lets all play our part and expose Dominica and Dominican culture. Just yesterday I paid a visit in my capacity as “MASTER” Technician to the college of Staten Island and right where I was performing my job was a Dominican flag hanging above the main stage. MAN! looking at our flag gave me goose bumps and I was elated and over joyed by that site. The individual present as director of the college inquired what country I migrated from? In a boastful and proud voice I said. The Common Wealth of Dominica SIR! And to top it out I proudly pointed out our flag to the gentleman. He immediately became a friend. All Dominicans lets represent Dominica no matter what part of the World we reside that`s what the Diaspora is all about. “I am Dominica”! Are You?

  8. DOMINICAN AT HEART
    August 14, 2013

    Watched it. Loved it

  9. Dasheen Swamp
    August 14, 2013

    True stalwarts of Dominican culture! You all make us proud! I in dat for sure next year!

  10. August 14, 2013

    Oh, how beautiful the costomes were so lovely and ladies you were gorgeous the colors of Dominica are to rich and they were displayed with class, Dominicans you have to be very proud of the Commonwealth of Dominica/Ontario Assocation (CDOA)for always taking our Island to the top we are very proud of the President Frances Delsol and the team of Executives that work together they are a wonderful group of people who are always promoting and making sure that DOMINICA is a name that the C’dian community and people cannot forget. I enjoyed looking and taking pictures of them as they come down the street on caribana day just look at how the Police officer was having a good time we maybe living in North A’ica but our hearts are of D’ica.

  11. Programmer
    August 14, 2013

    Yes Anthea, Kalinago indeed! A wonder your sister was not there!!!

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