AC&C 2022 This year's Area Contest and Convention was held at the Sheraton Parkway--Toronto North Hotel on the last weekend in May. Although participants took the precaution of remaining masked, even while singing on stage, it was exciting to see all our friends in Area 5 and be together for our first live competition since 2019. It was extra special for the Toronto Accolades, as it was our first contest with Alana, our new director. And it was special for our former director, Wendy, as her quartet, SWAG, was competing for the first time. They will be moving on to compete at Internationals in Verona, New York, in November, as may the Toronto Accolades. Another special moment, of course, was when Normi received her 35 year certificate at Moonglow. Congratulations to all.
OUR NEW RISERS! The Toronto Accolades are excited to have sturdy new risers to sing on, with safety railings which attach securely at the back. It was a long search, but we are happy to finally have risers that are safe, good looking -- and don't creak! This is a very large purchase and would not have been possible without Rama Gaming House--Toronto East. Our keyboard, as well as a fabulous gig bag to keep it in, with shoulder straps for easy transport, were also made possible thanks to Rama Gaming House--Toronto East.
We are happy to be back volunteering at this Kennedy Road Charitable Gaming Association location, giving something back in thanks for their awesome support.