Monarch's Blog November

Investiture 1 & State Dinner, November 30, Brownstone’s Bistro:

Thank you to everyone that came out to Investiture 1 of The Imperial Court Of Toronto. It was wonderful to have so many supporters in attendance this evening. Thank you to HIH Princess Royale Rachelle Valois (Dwayne) and HIH Imperial Princess Of The Realm Kathy Sparkles for setting up the arrangements with Brownstone’s for this event. Thank you to Brownstone Bistro for allowing us this space to hold our State Dinner and Investiture Show. Thank you to HIH Princess Royale Rachelle Valois and HIH Prince Royale David Valois for making the arrangements for the sound system. We had the pleasure of having David Hawe return for more portraits. David has worked his magic and with such beautiful people, I’m sure the results are impressive. A fantastic job by the Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 Billy Blake (Chantelle) and Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Rebekka Blake in hosting the evening’s festivities. Thank you ICP Billy Blake for arranging the music and ICP Rebekka Blake for selling tickets at the door. We are thrilled that you both have accepted to join us on this journey for Reign 32. I cannot thank enough the work of our Minister of Protocol and HIM Dowager Empress 31 & 29 Morgan James and HIM Dowager Emperor 31, 29 & 22, Heir Apparent to Emperor 32 Hunter James for the beautiful title certificates, the script and promotional ads. It was an honour to have both charities for Reign 31 (Toronto People With AIDS Foundation and Rainbow Railroad) in attendance for the cheque presentation by HIM Dowager Emperor 31, 29 & 22 Hunter James and HIM Dowager Empress 31 & 29 Morgan James. Each charity received a cheque for $20,000 from Reign 31. Congratulations! Thank you to all of the performers for the Investiture Show: HMISM Empress 32 Denise Derring Twist, HMIH ICP Billy Blake, HMIH ICP Rebekka Blake, HIM Dowager Emperor 31, 29 & 22 Hunter James, HIM Dowager Empress 31 & 29 Morgan James, HIM Empress 30 Nikki Chin, HIM Empress 27 Teran Blake(Rick), HMIM Empress 6 & 26 Michelle DuBarry, ICP 30 Rachael Temptation(Matt), HIH Princess Royale Rachelle Valois, Divinesque(Bryan), James Pawley, Sapphyre Poison, Sir Star (Patrick) and Cereza Reina Twist. Thank you to HIH Imperial Princess Of The Realm Kathy Sparkles for the past video footage on Youtube Emperor 32 of the last State Dinner, used for promotional purposes and for recording this event. Thank you also to Alan J Dickinson for also recording the event and producing the Reign 32 collection buckets. We had guests from The Imperial Court of the Waterfall Empire of Hamilton, Niagara, and Tri-Cities including HIM Canadian 1/2 Empress (East): Empress 16, Topaz Trinity Monarch 23 Miss Drew(Bradley Hamacher), HMIH Imperial Crown Prince 24 EJ Hamacher (Andrew Evan Della Notte) and Mama Hamacher. We also had guests from the The Royal Imperial Sovereign Court of London Southwestern Ontario Inc. (RISCLSWO) including HIM Grand Duke 2, Emperor 2 Stan MacKenzie and HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 9 Ajay LeBlanc. Thank you to all of our Out Of Town Guest including Divinesque, James Pawley, Lauren Lovelace Dubarry Stevens Smith Acorn (Terry) and Tynan Corvinus. Our progressive auction featured a stunning Crown Arch Rainbow Brooch which was donated by Bryan Greenwood (Crystal Countess - Designer Custom Jewellery by Greenwood Design) http://crystalcountess.com. We very much appreciate your contribution to our fundraising efforts. Thank you to HMIH Billy Blake for assisting with the auction. Thank you everyone that donated an item for the raffle draws: Amped Accessories(Fendi), John Thompson, Scott Leroux, HIM Canadian 1/2 Empress (East): Empress 16, Topaz Trinity Monarch 23 Miss Drew(Bradley Hamacher) and Ross Scorch. Thank you to Davey Diamonds (David) for looking after the raffle ticket sales. Congratulations to all of the winners. Thank you to HMISM Empress 32 Denise Derring Twist and HIH Consort to Empress 32 Joe Derring Twist for your assistance in transporting items for the event. It is much appreciated. I would like to thank everyone in attendance that I haven’t already mentioned: HIM Emperor 30 Jason Dickson-Vanderbilt, HIM Emperor 25 Ron DaMae Bouvier, HIH Ultima 32 Kathy Cougar, HIH Ultima George Palmer, Fontaine, Kevin Levere, Jason Jones, Alain Paquette, Pup Snuggles (Xavier Thrace), Anita Nayme (Deep Dish Dushy), Angela Starfire(Andrew) and Lotus Doro Blossom. If I have missed someone I do apologize. I very much appreciate each and every one of you for coming out to support our first State Event for Reign 32. Investiture I and State Dinner for The Imperial Court Of Toronto raised $1,444.25 for our charities of choice: Rainbow Railroad, The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation Food Access Programs and Supporting Our Youth. On behalf of the Upper House of Reign 32, thank you all for making this event a great success! In service,
HMISM Emperor 32, The “Randy” Emperor,
HMISM Empress 32, Denise Derring Twist,
HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 Billy Blake and
HMIH Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Rebekka Blake

Toys-For-Tots, November 24, Woody’s/Sailors, Flash on Church, Black Eagle, Pegasus:

This Sunday was the TICOT Bingo at Flash and SPEARHEAD's Toys For Tots. Thank you to HIM Dowager Empress 31 & 29 Morgan James for hosting BINGO and SPEARHEAD Vice President John Thompson for organizing the Toys For Tots Drive. There were many toys collected for the Red Door Family Shelter and funds raised for the Reign 32 charities: The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation Food Programs, Rainbow Railroad and Supporting Our Youth. Thank you to the establishments that took part in this year's toy drive: Flash on Church, The Black Eagle Toronto, Woody's/Sailor and Pegasus on Church. Thank you to the Black Eagle Kennel Klub (Paul Ciantar, Pup Ego, Psi Canoe) for their contributions to this event. Thank you to the Toronto Sisters of JOY for their assistance collecting donations. A perfect example of the community coming together to help those that are less fortunate. Thank you to everyone for your generosity!
In service,
HMISM The Randy Emperor, Emperor 32 of TICOT, Mr. SPEARHEAD 2016 & 2013

Waterfall Empire’s Country Hoedown for World AIDS Day, November 24, Staircase Theatre Cafe:

Thank you to HIH Imperial Prince XXIV Benjamin Stein and HIH Imperial Princess XXIV Krystal Carter for a fantastic night at the “Country Hoedown for World AIDS Day” event held at the Staircase Theatre Cafe. It was wonderful for myself and HMIH ICP to Reign 32 Billy Black(Chantelle) to spend time with HMISM Emperor 24 Daemon Valencia (Adam) and HMISM Empress 24 Misery Rayne and the Waterfall Empire for this F.U.N. event of fundraising and great country performances. HMISM Empress 32 Denise Derring Twist sends her regrets and we hope to be back for another event in your realm soon. Congratulations to the Imperial Court of the Waterfall Empire on this successful event!
HMISM The Randy Emperor, Emperor 32 of TICOT

That Ol’ Bag, November 24, Glad Day Bookshop:

On behalf of The Imperial Court of Toronto, HIH Consort to Emperor 32 Ross and HMISM The Randy Emperor, Emperor 32 we would like to thank everyone who came out to Glad Day Bookshop for the event That Ol’ Bag, Purse Sale and Open Stage Show. We were fortunate and grateful to have an accessible venue for the event. The food and service was excellent. Thank you to Terence and the staff of Glad Day for accommodating our needs. Thank you to John Thompson and Scott Leroux for the donations of the purses and jewelry. Thank you to HMIM Empress 6 & 26 Michelle DuBarry for the purse donation. Thank you to Ross Scorch for selling them and raffle tickets. Our open stage show featured performances by HMISM Emperor 32 - The Randy Emperor, HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 - Billy Black, HMIH Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 - Rebekka Blake, HIM Empress 27 – Teran Blake, Sir Star, Anita Nayme (Deep Dish Dushy) and newcomer to the stage Angela Star Fire. Thank you to our DJ for the event HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 - Billy Black. Thank you to Kathy Sparkles and Alan Dickinson for capturing footage of the performances for social media. All of the tips from the performances and the money raised from the sale of purses, jewelry and raffle tickets will go to the Reign 32 charities the People With AIDS Food Programs, Rainbow Railroad and Supporting Our Youth. Because of your generosity we raised $450 for our charities. Thank you! All this would not be possible without you!
HMISM The Randy Emperor, Emperor 32 of TICOT

Michelle Dubarry’s Birthday, November 23, The Drink:

A celebration fit for a queen. Thank you to everyone that came out to the Drink for Michelle DuBarry’s Birthday! It was a great night filled with surprises, fantastic performances and well wishes by friends of Michelle. Thank you to Jimmy and the Drink for allowing TICOT to honour this inspiring icon of our community. Thank you also for donating $1 from every FireBall Shooter to the TICOT Reign 32 charities. It was also quite an honour for Northern Temple to create “The Classic Dubarry” drink (Northern Temple Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Black Currant, Lime Juice) for Michelle as a part of the Signature Queen Cocktail Series. Thank you to Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 Billy Black (Chantelle) and Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Rebekka Blake for a fantastic job on the hosting duties for the evening and the rose presentation for Michelle. Very beautiful! Thank you to Kathy Sparkles for filming and taking photos. Your hands were full with two cameras for the entire event. Thank you Dwayne for the poster design. Much appreciation to the performers that graced the stage including HMIM Empress 6 & 26 Michelle Dubarry, ICP to Reign 32 Billy Black and ICP to Reign 32 Rebekka Blake, Sir Star (Patrick), and Pup Mello! Thank you to Ross Scorch for providing the birthday cake and taking photos of the event. Thank you to Pup Snuggles for selling raffle tickets and those who donated prizes for the raffles including ICP to Reign 32 Billy Black, Kathy Sparkles, Ross Scorch, John Thompson and Scott Leroux. Congratulations to all of the winners. It was great to see members of the College of Monarchs including HIM Empress 23 Thelma Bouvier, HIM Emperor 25 Ron DaMae Bouvier, HIM Emperor 27 Big Kris, HIM Empress 27 Teran Blake(Rick), HIM Emperor 30 Jason Dickson-Vanderbilt. It was a pleasure to see David and Rachelle Valois(Treasurer and Vice Chair), Queen Mum 2018 Endora (James) and Kevin, Mr. Trillium 2017 Kenneth Goldmann, Kitten Kaboodle (Jeff) and Jim Cooke, Kevin Levere, David MacMillan Diamonds, Anita Nayme (Deep Dish Dushy), Andrew Lonethunder (Angela Starfier), Antoine Elhashem, Michael Hunt, Fontaine, Kevin Gl , Isabella Gamk, Brandon Wallans and Alan Dickinson (thank you for completing a membership application). All the way from the Waterfall Empire was HMISM Empress 24 Krystopher Misery Rayne, HIM Robert George and Mr. Waterfall 2017 Matthew. Spearhead LDSC came out to honour the legend Michelle with VP John, Treasurer Ron, Secretary John, Publication Director Xavier, Membership Director Charles, Scott, Big Kris, Robert G, Ross and myself. I apologize if I missed anyone. It all went by so fast. People came from near and far to celebrate Michelle Dubarry’s Birthday. $403 was raised for the Reign 32 charities Rainbow Railroad, The Toronto People With AIDS Food Programs and Supporting Our Youth. We thank you all for joining us on this special occasion. We wish Michelle many more joyful birthdays!
HMISM The Randy Emperor, Emperor 32 of TICOT

TELUS Holidrag Event, November 21, 25 York Street, Toronto:

Thanks again to TELUS for hosting their Holidrag event last night benefitting The LGBT Youthline. It was great evening with performances by Jezebel Bardot, Scarlett BoBo and Tynomi Banks. A wonderful event for a fantastic cause.
HMISM The Randy Emperor, Emperor 32 of TICOT

MLO/BBO 26 Weekend, November 16-18, Montgomery Legion, Ottawa:

Thank you to the Ottawa Knights for a wonderful MLO/BBO 26 Weekend. It all went by way too quickly. Congratulations to stepping aside titleholders: Mr Leather Ottawa 2018 - Andre Cyr and Bootblack Ottawa 2018 - Cea Shelly, on their accomplishments. This year these individuals did a fantastic job, serving the community. I was honoured to be asked this year to be a judge for the MLO/BBO 2019 competitions. The Judges for the technical portion of the Bootblack Ottawa Competition were Bootblack Ottawa 2018 - Cea Shelly, Mr. Leather Ottawa 2015 - Keven Allen, and Central Canada Ms. Olympus Leather 2011 & 2012 – Martine Chu. The judges for the Mr. Leather Ottawa competition were Head Judge Mr. Leather Ottawa 2003 - Douglas Connors, Bootblack Ottawa 2018 - Cea Shelly, Mme. Cuir Montreal 2017 - Dominique Lavergne, CJ Grant and myself. The Tallymaster/Alternate Judge/Judging Coordinator was Mr. Leather Ottawa 2009 - Richard Hubley and the Assistant to the judges was Mr. Leather Kingston 2012 - Alex Mrleathermankingston Sonoc. It was a pleasure to work with these inspiring leaders who have done great work in their communities and were committed to choosing the best representative for the Ottawa community. They were fair and encouraging throughout the process. Thank you for your professionalism! At Saturday’s Formal Dinner Martine L Chu was presented her Pantheon of Leather President’s Award. Following the dinner was the conclusion of the MLO/BBO 26 Contests. Congratulations to all the competitors and Bootblack Ottawa 2019 winner Dakota and Mr. Leather Ottawa 2019 winner Francois! The first runner-up in the BBO competition was Michael and the first runner-up in the MLO Competition was Jefferson. Congrats to you all! Many thanks to MLO Executive Producer Jean Plamondon, BBO Competition Producer Murray Lavigne, Ms. Jessica Z Wolfe, the Ottawa Knights, Montgomery Legion, T’s Pub, Black Swan Events, sponsors, competitors, judges, seminar presenters, performers, gear swap organizers, pup mosh pit organizers, volunteers, attendees, and everyone who worked so hard to make this a memorable MLO/BBO Weekend! It was wonderful to catch up with old friends and meet new friends too. Hope to see you all next year for MLO/BBO 27!
All the best,
Randy Spearhead (Boyd) - Mr. Leatherman Toronto 2017, HMISM The Randy Emperor, Emperor 32 of TICOT

Windy City Empire Coronation, November 9-11, Chicago.

Thank you to The Windy City Empire on a wonderful Coronation weekend. Congratulations to Emperor 14 Adam Lawrence and Empress 14 Katerina Heights on a sucessful reign. All the best to the newly crowned Emperor 15 Chewy Kevin and Empress 15 Kate Cullan. May the Monarchs of the Windy City Empire have a fantastic reign. It was a pleasure to meet new friends of the International Court System and to reconnect with our family that we have grown to love. Thank you to ICP to Reign 32 Rebekka Blake, Emperor 30 Jason DicksonVanderbilt and Kathy Sparkles for accompanying HMISM Empress 32 Denise Derring Twist and myself on our first out of town coronation. Congrats to King of Boystown EJ Hamacher and Queen of Boystown Rebekka Blake. Thank you to ICP to Reign 32 Billy Black (Chantelle) for taking charge of the TICOT Brunch at the Garage in our absence.
In service, HMISM Emperor 32, The "Randy" Emperor,
HMISM Empress 32, Denise Derring Twist,
HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32, Billy Black and
HMIH Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32, Rebekka Blake. Emperor 32

Regal Beagle BINGO, Sunday November 4, Black Eagle

Thank you to everyone that came out to Regal Beagle BINGO at the Black Eagle Toronto on Sunday November 4. It was fantastic to see so many out including HMISM Empress 32 Denise Derring Twist, Emperor 30 Jason Dickson-Vanderbilt, Emperor 27 Big Kris, Empress 27 Teran Blake(Rick), Empress 6 &26 Michelle Michelle DuBarry, Emperor 25 Ron DaMae Bouvier, Empress 23 Thelma Bouvier, Empress 6 of Halifax Nina Diamonds (Simon Abbass), Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 - Rebekka Blake, Rachelle Valois (Dwayne), Kathy Sparkles, George Palmer(Georgette Tubbs), Sir Star(Patrick), Andrew, Steve, David MacMillan Diamonds, Joe Derring Twist and Ross Scorch. We also had members of SPEARHEAD in attendance including John Thompson, Xavier, Charles Macphee, Scott and Sandy(Alex). Thank you to the Black Eagle Toronto for all of your help with the event. Fireball shooters were graciously sponsored by The Black Eagle Toronto. Thank you to Kathy for the social media attention. It was a fun afternoon of BINGO with lots of cash and prizes given away including gift cards/certificates to St. Louis Bar & Grill (Thanks Joseph Poirier for the donation), Pizza Pizza, Pizza Nova, a pride bracelet and much more! $630 was raised for the Imperial Court of Toronto's Reign 32 Charities: The People With AIDS Food Programs, Rainbow Railroad and Supporting Our Youth. Thank you all once again and I hope to see you all out for the next Regal Beagle BINGO at the Black Eagle Toronto on Sunday December 1 (and every first Sunday of the month, 4-8pm) for more cash, more prizes and more fun!
HMISM The Randy Emperor, Emperor 32 of TICOT

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