Sponsors Caribbean Stars Sports & Family
Nestle Canada sponsor this years Caribbean Stars
Sports & Family Day. The company was on hand to
promote its Milo product and gave out taste test
to everyone present.
Caribbean Stars Annual Sports & Family Day took place at Birchmount Stadium on Saturday July 7, 2007. This year
there was a noticeable increase in the kids to adults
although there was a drop in the attendance compared to
Family Day was musically challenged by
the surprised appearance of panist and
steel pan extraordinaire, Earl La Pierre
Jr. better known as"Eman".
for the better part of an
hour to the delight of the crowd.
The event organizers has
given the Family Day a big boost since
it began bringing in the inflatable
games. This year was no different in
that the inflatable games were a hit
with the kids.
much so that
the technicians who
arrived to collect the games for the
rental company all agreed to dismantle
inflatable games one by
one, so as not to disappoint
the kids who were having lots of fun
The "Batman" and "Slide'
inflatables were a first for the
Family Day event, and although the
Nestle inflatable could not withstand
the strong wind, that was also a hit for
the time it was in service.
Family Day Batman Bouncer
Union "Spin the Wheel' tent erected by Jermaine Granville,
was an instant hit with both the adults and kids. The
participants would get a prize in relation to where the
The Family Day that was filled with surprises
as there were a lot of no
shows by some of the teams which had
committed their participation only days before the event.
Malvern, Brampton and
Eagles boy's teams displayed their talent for the crowd.
Next to Western Union was the Youths Deserve a Chance to
Dream (YDCD) table headed by Marion Magloire, mother of NBA
player Jamal Magloire.
Marion and her
out literature about their
foundation, and special treats for the kids. Marion Magloire and the YDCD foundation was the sole donator and
presenter of the medals of the track races.
Stars would like to thank Nestle Canada and every one
that helped to make the Family Day a warm and friendly experience this year
and for the special attention given to the kids.
If anything, we are encouraged by this and consider this to be
the turning point of our Family Day.
Caribbean Stars would also like to thank
Marion Magloire for her participation
and contribution to the Family Day
the community in general.
Youth Deserve a Chance to Dream" founder
Marion Magloire with U-13
Trinidad and Tobago Trendsetters Hawks
boys Under 18 soccer team end their
visit to Toronto last Tuesday after
creating quite an impact. The team
closed off their 3 week visit after
participating in the Caribbean Stars
Sports and Family Day last weekend at
Lamoreaux Soccer Centre in Scarborough.
Family Day was a welcome change of paste
for the Trendsetters team after
competing in the 40th Annual
Robbie Tournament and the Toronto Cup
tournament on consecutive weekends. The
team closed off their Toronto stay in
fine style when they defeated North
Scarborough S.C. 4-1 in their last game
of the family day schedule and clinched the
“fair play award”. Trendsetters lost to
Brampton East 1-0 in their first game
Scarborough defeated Brampton East
2-1 in their second game.
year the Family Day was used as a
tribute to the Trinidad and Tobago Soca
Warriors in recognition of the football
team accomplishment as the smallest
country to qualify at a World Cup as
well as to highlight the presence of the
visiting Trendsetters team.
visitors popularity soared as word of
their impressive play circulated. As
a result the team attracted large
crowds. The team advanced to the semi
final in the two tournaments they
participated. From Group C in the
Robbie and Group B in the Toronto Cup.
As a result of the team performance a
few of their players have been scouted
and are making them selves available for
potential scholarship offers to the
Trinidad and Tobago Consulate office in
Toronto has continued
their support of the team and has
committed to making the Trendsetters
team return visit possible.
Annual Robbie Soccer Tournament
Trendsetter Hawks (T&T)
Erin Mills Eagles
Winner Grp A - Glen Shields
1 vs. Grp C Trendsetters
Toronto Cup Tournament 2006
Trendsetter Hawks (T&T)
Group A 3rd –
Newmarket 3 vs. Group C 2nd
- Trendsetters T&T 6
Winner Grp A – East York 3
vs. Grp C 2nd-
Trend Hawks (T&T) 0
objective of the Family Day is to give
the youths and families a day of fun and
enjoyment in a comfortable atmosphere
where the pressures of winning and
losing is secondary to teamwork, forming
friendships and meeting old
Trendsetters were up for this day and
even got a surprise treat by the
appearance of NBA All Star Jamaal
Magloire who addressed the team and
reinforced the importance of an
education and the commitment to taking
the sport seriously
in the boys under 14 race on the
Saturday was a good indication of the type of excitement and
entertainment experienced at Birchmount Stadium at the
Caribbean Stars Sports and Family Day weekend. The Family
Day was a great success with basketball hoops available for
shoot around, entertaining soccer games, that showcased
promising young talent, Music, Caribbean Food, Social, and
most important an atmosphere reminiscent of a well spent
vacation. The highlight of the program was the boys U-13
game between North Scarborough Harlem and N.S Stings
which has been called “the game"
had all the characteristics of a blowout
after Harlem riddled Stings with 3 unanswered goals in 5
minutes to take a commanding 3-1 lead at the half. In the
second half the Sting returned the favor and scored 5
unanswered goals of their own. This competitive display got
the crowd enthusiastic crowd
Stings eventually won the game 5-4 but Harlem made it interesting
after fighting back to score minutes before the end.
The final whistle came with Harlem having
the momentum and in search of the equalizing goal.
The crowd gave the teams a standing ovation at the end of
the game to show their appreciation.
track races as
previously mentioned were very competitive with the under 14
race for boys resulting in a photo finish. The Boys
under 12 race (below) was also very competitive and by
the body language you could appreciate the intensity and the
A first for the Family Day
was a scheduled no gender restrictions to compete in the
Family Day under 15 Scarborough United Team to play a Boy's
North Scarborough under 14 team. The girls played well and
understandably enjoyed the full support of the crowd.
boys eventually won the game 4-0.
The Men’s Soccer
part of the Family Day program
progressed into an action filled men’s game between Soca
and NSSC Posse. Soca eventually scored the winning goal
three minutes before the final whistle in a game that went
back and forth. Soca Club has been a regular participant at
the Family and is a member of the Toronto Services Soccer
League. They have revamped their soccer program for
2005 with the noticeable increase of talented young players.
North Scarborough is a member of the Ontario Soccer League (MJ
Division) and is an affiliate of Caribbean Stars Soccer Club
for the 2005 season.
The Adidas Soccer Tent
installed by John Williams was a big hit
with the kids. Most kids participated while their
supported as they competed for prizes at numerous
shooting contests. The wait in the long line proved to be
worth the wait by the smiles on the kids faces with their prizes.
out with a veteran Over-35 game between
Oil Brigade from Toronto and Caribec from
Montreal/Quebec. This is the second year for Caribec at the
family day and they have committed to
the Caribbean Stars Family Day for 2006. However, Caribec
that they get stiffer competition from Toronto for the next year. From all
indications they will be
very hard to beat. They are a very talented veteran team
that had little opposition in winning their game
by a lopsided 5-1 margin. Last year they played to a 2-2 tie
with Ice Picks from New Yor. Icepicks cancelled this year due to
prior commitment to the CONCACAF Gold Cup and a Miami
Family Day Sundayopened with an important Ontario Cup game
between G.S United and Bramlea Celtic.
G.S was very aggressive at the start of the game
the run of play with their ball possession. They had
a commanding 2-0 lead until 3 minutes to halftime when a GS
United defender good cute and chest trap a cross ball in his
penalty area. Needless to say he lost the ball to a Celtic
forward and the play resulted in a goal for Bramlea Celtic.
This made the 2-1 game very interesting to the half. The
second half began as if the teams changed uniforms. Celtic
was now the aggressor and had the momentum and the control
of play but missed several scoring opportunities. GS
United defense finally adjusted to Celtics attack up their
left side and the game balanced off into a see-saw battle
with both teams playing outstanding defense. The game ended
with an all out do or die attack from Celtic,
throwing everyone in attack in an effort to avoid
elimination. But time was not on their side, and it was too
late. G.S United won 2-1 in a highly competitive
showdown. GS United is a regular
participant of Caribbean Stars activities and will be featured by Caribbean Stars at the end of the
Two Scarborough united
women’s teams were
up next on the Family Day program, the Strikers and the All
Stars. The game was well played and definitely changed the
atmosphere of the Family Day. The level of play was well
received with lots of applause, support and encouragement
for the players.
The atmosphere changed quickly from
a must win of the previous GS United Ontario Cup game, to the
compliments of nice pass, and loud cheering. The game was
close from the get go and Strikers eventually won the tight
contest 2-1. At the end of the game the crowd responded with loud applause in
appreciation of the effort and energy by the women teams.
The featured game
of the Sunday program was between the
Caribbean All Stars of the Toronto Caribbean Soccer League (TCSL) and the
Toronto Lynx of the United Soccer League (USL) This game
displayed soccer at its highest in the community
and was very entertaining. It also left everyone
pleasantly surprised with the talent of the All Star team.
The game was played at a fast pace with some amazing
individual skills. Toronto Lynx were forced to match the
quickness of the Stars team and did a commendable job. The
Caribbean community was hopeful of seeing this type
of energy and quickness from the Lynx during the early part
of their USL season. They (Lynx) eventually proved to be the
superior team and went on to win the game by a 2-1 score.
By all indication, good things will happen if the Toronto Lynx play the brand
of soccer they displayed at Caribbean Stars Sports and Family Day