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The End of May brought our annual Area 5 Contest and Convention, held at the Sheraton North Toronto at Hwy 7 and Hwy 404. After an evening watching the Quartet Competition, which included several mixed quartets this year, we were eager to compete in the Chorus Contest the following day.  Our chorus included four new members to the Accolades, one of whom was completely new to barbershop.  We were pleased that we were able to take what we had learned and rehearsed and deliver it on the contest stage.  Later that evening, we gathered in the Grand Ballroom for dinner and entertainment, glamorously dressed according to the evening's theme of  "A Night On The Red Carpet".   

Below: Celebrating our new members and giving them what they need in preparation for contest!



The Toronto Accolades have sturdy new risers to sing on, with safety railings which attach securely at the back, thanks to Rama Gaming House--Toronto East. 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 this Kennedy Road Charitable Gaming Association.  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 their support.



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