Monarch's Blog August 2019

MONARCH’S BLOG:

Entertainer Of The Year Fundraiser, Friday August 2, The Drink

Congratulations to Entertainer Of the Year 2018 Bunni Lapin for producing and hosting a successful event. Thank you to The Drink for allowing us to use your space and to the staff for all their help. Bunni Lapin and her fabulous friends entertained the audience with special performances. The performances included a spectacular duet with Kitten Kaboodle and Endora. Thank you to everyone that contributed a raffle prize including Terry Wilson of Reincarnations by Sparkle Neely Sparkle! $500 was raised for The Imperial Court of Toronto's Reign 32 charities Rainbow Railroad, Supporting Our Youth and the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation Food Access Programs. Thank you all once again!

In service, HMISM Emperor 32, The “Randy” Emperor, HMIM Empress 32 & 27, Teran Blake, HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 Billy Blake and HMIH Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Bekka Blake.

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Regal Beagle BINGO, Monday August 5, The Black Eagle Toronto

Thank you to everyone that came out to Regal Beagle BINGO on The Civic Holiday! It was a fun afternoon with lots of cash and prizes given away including gift cards/certificates Subway, Mc Cafe, Pizza Nova, and much more! Thank you to Carlos, Frank, Charles, Emperor 25 Ron DaMae Bouvier, Kevin and King Father 2019 Ross for your help setting up. Thank you to the Black Eagle Toronto (Carlos and Frank) for all of your help with the event. Thank you also to the Black Eagle for sponsoring the shooters and cash prizes. Thank you to Emperor 31, 29 & 22 Hunter James for the poster design and King Father 2019 Ross for the prize donations. They were very much appreciated. All money raised was for the Imperial Court of Toronto's Reign 32 charities Rainbow Railroad, Supporting Our Youth and the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation Food Access Programs. Thank you all once again! Photo by King Father 2019 Ross

In service, HMISM Emperor 32, The “Randy” Emperor, HMIM Empress 32 & 27, Teran Blake, HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 Billy Blake and HMIH Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Bekka Blake.

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The JOY Love & Luck Bottle Drive #2:

The Triangle Program, Friday August 9, The 519 Church St A joint fundraiser of The Toronto Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with a visiting Sister from the Vancouver Sisters for the Triangle Program, Toronto's alternative school for LGBTQ2+ youth who need a safer space and flexible, caring support to get their high school diploma (http://triangleprogram.ca/). The Vancouver Sisters (The Abbey of the Long Cedar Canoe) have begun a scholarship for this program in memory of Germen John Terpstra, one of the Saints anointed by the Vancouver Sisters who recently passed. He was also one of the Triangle Program's first teachers. The Toronto Sisters of J.O.Y. hosted the second Luck & Love bottle drive at the 519's Glass Room. They collected empty alcoholic bottles, and accepted cash donations with the proceeds going to this scholarship. Thanks to the generous donations, they raised over $200.

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TICOT Brunch, Sunday August 11, The Garage On Church St

Thank you so much for everyone’s support at the Special Half E&E Edition of the TICOT Brunch. Thank you to the Garage for the wonderful food and great service. Much appreciation to our hosts HMISM Empress 25 of The Waterfall Empire & Empress 32 1/2 of Toronto Miss Drew and HIH Emperor 32 1/2 of Toronto Rhyan Stone. Many thanks to Kathy Sparkles and Alan J Dickinson who recorded the performances for our social media platforms. Thank you Dwayne and David who collected the money raised from the performances. Thank you to Kathy Sparkles and Endora for the raffle prizes and ICP to Reign 25 Teigh Teigh and Mr. Waterfall Ambassador Brody Valencia for selling raffle tickets. $665 was raised and all of the proceeds will go to the Reign 32 charities: The People With AIDS Foundation Food Programs, Rainbow Railroad and Supporting Our Youth. The show featured performances by: Emperor 32 The Randy Emperor, Empress 25 of The Waterfall Empire & Empress 32 1/2 of Toronto Miss Drew, Emperor 32 1/2 Rhyan Stone, Ultima 31 Kathy Cougar, King Father 2019 Ross, Mr. Trillium 2019 Davey Diamonds, Mr. Waterfall Ambassador 2019 Brody Valencia, James Glaab, Anita Nayme, and a debut live performance by Ethan. It was a pleasure to have the support of HMIM Empress 32 & 27 Teran Blake, Emperor 30 Jason Dickson-Vanderbilt, Empress 30 Nikki Chin, Emperor 26 Ricky Lake Ontario, ICP 30 Rachael Temptation, ICP 28 & EOY 2018 Bunni Lapin, Ultima George Palmer and Alain. Thank you so much to members of the Waterfall Empire for joining us: ICP to Reign 25 Teigh Teigh, Empress Robin Derring, Empress Monroe, Imperial Prince Royal Matty, Mr Waterfall Ambassador 2019 Brody Valencia, Stacy and Matthew. Thank you Empress 22 of TICOT Tiffany Louise Charles for the donation! TICOT appreciates your support and is looking forward to seeing the Waterfall Empire on Saturday August 31 at the Staircase Theatre for The Debut: Kickoff to Reign XXV and Saturday September 21 for Investiture 1 at Levity Comedy Club. Thank you Your Majesties Miss Drew and Andrew Evans Della Notte for the group Command performance at Investiture! To everyone that came out to the TICOT Brunch, your support is greatly appreciated! Photos by King Father 2019 Ross Scorch, Mr. Waterfall Ambassador 2019 Brody Valencia and Kathy Sparkles

In service, HMISM Emperor 32, The “Randy” Emperor, HMIM Empress 32 & 27, Teran Blake, HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 Billy Blake and HMIH Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Bekka Blake.

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Entertainer Of The Year 2019, Saturday August 17, Woody’s

The 2019 Entertainer Of The Year event for TICOT was fantastic. Many thanks to Woody's and the staff for welcoming us to your stage. Great job by the Producer and Social Director Kathy Sparkles and the host Empress 30 Nikki Chin. This year we had three talented contestants: Vitality Black, Yuki Blossom and The Top Hat Prince (James). Each were judged on their interpretation of the theme Under the Boardwalk in a presentation outfit, one talent number and an audience vote. Thank you to the esteemed judges for taking part in the selection process: ICP 29 Carlotta Carlisle, Emperor 25 of the Waterfall Empire Andrew Evan Della Notte and Empress 25 of the Waterfall Empire Miss Drew. Much appreciation to the judges, Empress 30 Nikki Chin and Empress 6 & 26 Michelle Dubarry for also performing during the event. It is always a pleasure to see our Waterfall Empire family including Their Majesties, ICP to Reign 25 Teigh and IPR Matty. Thank you for your support.

Thank you to Ms. Trillium 2019 Cereza Reina and Alain for selling raffle tickets. Many thanks to Woody's and Kathy Sparkles for the raffle prizes. Thank you to everyone that contributed to the Entertainer Of the Year audience vote. Together we raised $800 for the Reign 32 Charities of Choice.

Congratulations to Entertainer Of the Year 2018 Bunni Lapin on a great year. Thank you for your work in the community. Congratulations to Vitality Black for receiving the title EOY 2019 and we look forward to seeing you at Coronation 33! Photos by Kathy Sparkles

In service, HMISM Emperor 32, The “Randy” Emperor, HMIM Empress 32 & 27, Teran Blake, HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 Billy Bl ake and HMIH Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Bekka Blake.

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RISCLSWO Coronation 2019: A Canadian Imperial Military Ball, Saturday August 24, Delta London Armouries

Thank you to the Royal Imperial Sovereign Court of London South Western Ontario for being such wonderful hosts! Coronation 2019: A Canadian Imperial Military Ball at the Delta London Armouries was a wonderful weekend. A job well done by the Ball Coordinator Debbie Gillingwater and your team on a successful Coronation. We salute HRISM Emperor IX Geoff Fa Fa and HRISM Empress IX Suzanne Couture Daniels for a successful reign! What an honour to receive the Norman Romanov Burnside Order of Distinction award and the Emperor to Reigning Emperor award and for Empress Teran Blake to receive the Emperor to Reigning Empress award. Thank you for all of your support throughout the year and congratulations on all of your achievements! Congrats to ICPs Ajay Vautour and Aunt Janet M. Daniels and IPRs Richard Renaud and Ilona Baker. Congratulations to HMRISM Emperor X Ajay Vautour Heart and HMRISM Empress X Aunt Janet Daniels Kelly on stepping up as this year's Monarchs! It is an honour for Teran and I to be your halves. We know you will have a magnificent reign and will support you throughout the year. Congrats also to ICPs Richard Renaud and Samantha LeBlanc and IPRs Fred Lush and Rachel Bontje. All the best to you, in your roles, for this year. We're proud of the representation of The Imperial Court Of Toronto this weekend: three stunning Command performances by Regent Empress 32 Teran Blake, Empress 31 & 29 Morgan James and Empress 30 Nikki Chin; attended by Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Bekka Blake, Heir Apparent To Queen Mother Of The Americas Nicole The Great: Seventh In Line Of Succession - Emperor 30 Jason Dickson-Vanderbilt, King Father 2019 Ross, Imperial Prince Royale David Valois (recipient of the Best Male Theme award), Imperial Princess Royale Rachelle Valois and Imperial Princess Kathy Sparkles and Jan Claydon. It was a pleasure to see the ICS family and friends. So many highlights including: Biker Mama's (Sandi) and fun Jan's appearance and IPR's Ilona's debut performance at the Friday night show, a wonderful buffet meal complete with couscous, a memorable rendition of the Mexican Anthem, Reign XXV of the Waterfall Empire earning a well deserved Group Theme Award, MCs Empress Coco of Buffalo and Joan of RISCLSWO "Wasn't that where the fire was?", the Bag Pipers added a touch of class, photo of Emperor Rex of Buffalo included at a table at the Ball and Empress Teran presenting the Kelly name on behalf of George Palmer to Aunt Janet Daniels. There were so many that we met and we hope to see you all soon. Thank you once again to The Royal Imperial Sovereign Court of London South Western Ontario Inc and everyone that made this weekend so memorable. Photos by: King Father 2019 Ross and Kathy Sparkles

In service, HMISM Emperor 32, The “Randy” Emperor, HMIM Empress 32 & 27 Teran Blake (Rick), HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 Billy Blake (Chantelle) and HMIH Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Bekka Blake

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TICOT Drag BINGO, Sunday August 25, Flash On Church St

TICOT’s Drag BINGO was hosted by HIM Empress 31 & 29 Morgan James with special guest HIH Miss Trillium 2019 Cereza Reina. Thank you to Flash for all of your support. Thank you to everyone that contributed to the raffle prizes. The raffle tickets were handled by Miss Trillium 2019 Cereza, Kathy Cougar, Alan J Dickinson and Anita Nayme. Congratulations to all of the winners. $400 was raised for the Reign 32 Charities: Rainbow Railroad, The PWA Food Programs and S.O.Y. Thank you!

In service, HMISM Emperor 32, The “Randy” Emperor, HMIM Empress 32 & 27, Teran Blake, HMIH Imperial Crown Prince to Reign 32 Billy Blake and HMIH Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Bekka Blake.

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The Debut - Kick-off to Reign XXV of the Waterfall Empire, Saturday August 31, Staircase Theatre Hamilton

On behalf of The Imperial Court of Toronto we would like to congratulate The Waterfall Empire's Imperial Crown Prince Felton B. Bender and Imperial Crown Princess Teigh Teigh on a fantastic event: The Debut - Kick-off to Reign XXV. It was a pleasure to take part in the festivities and to see our Diamond's extended court family. Thank you to our delegation who attended this event; HMIM Regent Empress Teran Blake, Ultima George Palmer, King Father 2019 Ross and IPR Rachelle Valois. Thank you again to HMISH Emperor XXV Andrew Evan Della Notte and HMISM Empress XXV Miss Drew and The Waterfall Empire for all of your hospitality! A great way to start off the Reign!

In service, HMISM Emperor 32, The “Randy” Emperor and HMIM Regent Empress 32, Teran Blake

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