Monarch's Blog May 2019

Waterfall Empire Entertainer of the Year 2019, Saturday May 4, Staircase Cafe Theatre Hamilton

It was a fantastic event at the Waterfall Empire's Entertainer Of The Year 2019. As always it is wonderful to see the Waterfall Empire family and representation from all of the Diamond Courts: Buffalo, London and Toronto. Congratulations to Dewey Hafta on a great year as Entertainer Of The Year 2018. Six contestants battled it out for the title of Entertainer of the Year 2019. Congratulations to Miss Demeanor for receiving the title and we wish you all the best during your year!  

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, Sunday May 5, The Black Eagle Toronto

Thank you to everyone that came out to Regal Beagle BINGO at the Black Eagle Toronto on May 5 for the Cinco De Mayo Edition. It was a fun afternoon with lots of cash and prizes given away including gift cards/certificates Pizza Pizza, Second Cup, Pizza Nova, Tim Hortons and much more! 

It was fantastic to see so many members from the Imperial Court of Toronto (TICOT) at the event including Emperor 25 Ron DaMae Bouvier, Empress 23 Thelma Bouvier, Empress 11 Rose, Social Director Kathy Sparkles, Alain Paquette, Davey Diamonds, Steve and Yuki Blossom. We also had members of SPEARHEAD in attendance including Treasurer Ron, Membership Director and Webmaster Charles Macphee and Joseph Poirier. Always nice to have guests like Rockey May, Newton, Darwin, Bob, Alan and Albert come join us for BINGO too!  

Thank to the Black Eagle Toronto (Carlos, Michael, Frank, Joe and Matt) 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 Kathy Sparkles and Alain for looking after the raffle tickets and funds raised during this event. $600 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.  

Though it is not mandatory to become a member of TICOT to play Regal Beagle BINGO, we are always welcoming new members to the organization. For as little as $20 and a completed application form you can become a member. For more information about TICOT please visit www.ticot.ca.  

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

June 2 (and every first Sunday of the month, 4-8pm) for more cash, more prizes and more fun!  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 Blake and HMIH Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 32 Bekka Blake

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2019  King Father & Queen Mum Appointment Show, Saturday May 11, Woody’s/Sailor

We salute ICP to Reign 32 & King Father Billy Blake 2018 and Queen Mum 2018 Endora St. Moorehead on a wonderful year of service to the court and community. Much appreciation to the Daddies Boys and Mums Jewels that also offered their support during the year.  Congratulations to King Father 2019 Ross and Queen Mum 2019 Kitten Kaboodle. We are thrilled that you have accepted these positions for the upcoming year.

Thank you to Dean, Steven, Cameron, David, DJ Chris and the staff at Woody's and Sailor for all of your assistance and hospitality. Thank you for the use of your space/stage and tables for prizes and food.

It was a State Event to recognize those who have dedicated their time to The Imperial Court Of Toronto as past King Fathers and Queen Mums. We honoured those who were with us and those who were not able to join us that evening. Those that were able to join us were: QM 2017 Bunni Lapin, KF 2016 Randy, QM 2015 Sherry Sylvain, KF 2014 James Pawley, KF 2012 Kevin Levere, QM 2012 Kathy Cougar, QM 2010 Drucilla, KF 2007 Ron DaMae Bouvier, KF 2005 Jim Lepore, QM 2005 & 2001 Lynda Louise Dubarry and KF 2004 Jody The Red Pussycat.

Thank you to our hosts ICP to Reign 32 & King Father 2018 Billy Blake and ICP to Reign 32 Bekka Blake for keeping the event on schedule.  Thank you Kathy Sparkles for recording the performances by Emperor 32 The Randy Emperor, Empress 32

& 27 Teran Blake, Emperor 30 Jason Dickson-Vanderbilt, Empress 30 Nikki Chin, ICP to Reign 32 Billy Blake, ICP to Reign 32 Bekka Blake, ICP 30 Rachael Temptation, ICP 28 Bunni Lapin, ICP 20 Lynda Louise Dubarry, ICP 19 Sherry Sylvain, Ultima 31 Kathy Cougar, KF 2014 James Pawley, QM 2010 Drucilla, KF 2005 Jim Lepore and Davey Diamonds.

 It was so nice to see many people in support of this event: Emperor 27 Big Kris, Emperor 26 Ricky Lake Ontario, Empress 26 & 6 Michelle DuBarry, Emperor 25 Ron DaMae Bouvier, Emperor 20 Dave Beauchamp, Empress 11 Rose, David and Rachelle Valois, Melanie, Anita Nayme, Xavier, Jim, Michael and Kevin.

 Thank you, Ross, for making the arrangements for the food. Thank you to eveyone that donated a door/raffle prize including Kathy Sparkles, James Pawley, Amped Accessories (Fendi), Terry Wilson, Ross, Endora St. Moorehead and Woody's. Many thanks to Kathy Sparkles, Davey Diamonds, Billy Blake, Ross and Melanie for selling raffle tickets, purses and Canada 50 Decriminalization pins. Over $1400 was raised for TICOT’s Reign 32 charities: The Toronto PWA Food Programs, Rainbow Railroad and Supporting Our Youth. Thank you to everyone that came out.  Photos by: Kathy Sparkles and 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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 TICOT Brunch, Sunday May 12, The Garage On Church St

Thank you for everyone’s support at the TICOT Brunch at the Garage on May 12. The Garage had great service and a fantastic menu. This show was hosted by ICP to Reign 32 Billy Blake and ICP to Reign 32 Bekka Blake. Thank you Kathy Sparkles for recording the performances for our social media platforms. Thank you to Dwayne and David who collected the money raised at the event. Thank you to Davey Diamonds for selling raffle tickets. Thank you to Kathy Sparkles for the raffle prizes.

Congratulations to all of the winners. $400 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. Thank you!  

The show featured performances by: HMIM Empress 32 & 27 Teran Blake, HMISM Emperor 32 The Randy Emperor, HMIM Empress 26 & 6 Michelle DuBarry, HMIH Imperial Crown Prince Billy Blake (Chantelle), HMIH Imperial Crown Princess Bekka Blake, King Father 2019 Ross Scorch, Davey Diamonds (David) and new to our stage was Audrey. It was a pleasure to have many members with us including Emperor 26 Ricky Lake Ontario (Richard), Melanie, Dushy, Alan, Melanie, John, Scott and Alex. Thank you so much to members of the Waterfall Empire for joining us: Empress Robin Derring and Empress Monroe. Thank you!

 To everyone that came out to the TICOT Brunch, your support is greatly appreciated. We will be back again at the Garage on Church on May 19, the 3rd Sunday of the month, 1pm to 3:30pm.  Photos by Kathy Sparkles and The Randy Emperor  

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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 Annual Diamond Bowling Challenge, Saturday May 18, Waterdown Lanes Hamilton

Thank you so much to Empress Monroe and the Waterfall Empire for a wonderful afternoon of bowling. The Annual Diamond Bowling Challenge was a 5-pin bowling challenge at The Waterdown Bowling Lanes on May 18th. Congratulations to the Waterfall Empire for winning the Gold Cup! Congratulations to Alan J Dickinson of TICOT who captured the Best Bowler Award and the Royal Flush received the Outrageous Team honours. Thank you to the members of TICOT who made the trip to this wonderful event: Kevin Levere, Ron DaMae Bouvier, Alan J Dickinson, Alain Paquette, Ross Scorch and Rhyan Stone.  

In service, HMISM Emperor 32 of TICOT, The “Randy” Emperor

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 TICOT Brunch, Sunday May 19, The Garage On Church St

Thank you to everyone that came out to support the TICOT Brunch at the Garage on May 19. Much appreciation to Pierre and the staff at The Garage on Church for the fantastic food and great service. This show was hosted by HIM Empress 30 Nikki Chin and the College of Monarchs.

 The show featured performances by: HMISM Emperor 32 The Randy Emperor, HMIM Empress 32 & 27 Teran Blake, HIM Empress 30 Nikki Chin, HMIM Empress 26 & 6 Michelle DuBarry, King Father 2019 Ross Scorch, Cereza Reina Twist and from the Waterfall Empire, Imperial Prince Royal Matty D Trixx. It was a pleasure to have many members with us including Emperor 25 Ron DaMae Bouvier, Kevin Levere, Jason, Heaven Lee Hytes, Kevin Gl, Alain Paquette, Scott and Adam. Thank you to Dwayne and David who collected the money raised at the event.  

Thank you to Jim Lepore and Ross Scorch for the raffle prizes. Congratulations to all of the winners. Over $500 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. Thank you!  

To everyone that came out to the TICOT Brunch, your support is greatly appreciated. We will be back again at the Garage on Church on the 2nd & 3rd Sunday of the month, 1pm to 3:30pm.  Photos by Ross and The Randy Emperor  

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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TICOT Drag BINGO, Sunday May 26, Flash On Church St

TICOT’s Drag BINGO at Flash on Sunday May 26 was hosted by HIM Empress 31 & 29 Morgan James. Thank you to Flash on Church for all of your support. Thank you to everyone that contributed to the raffle prizes and the raffle tickets were handled by Emperor 25 Ron DaMae Bouvier, Alan J Dickinson and Davey Diamonds (David MacMillan). Congratulations to all of the winners.  

$700 was raised at the TICOT Drag BINGO for the TICOT Reign 32 Charities of Choice: Rainbow Railroad, The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation and Supporting Our Youth. Thank you for everyone’s support, it wouldn’t be possible without all of you. Photos 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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Buffalo Coronation XXIX: Angel & Demons, A Night on the Ethereal Plains, May 24-26, Buffalo Grand Hotel  

Congratuations Empress Connie Holmgren James Concepción, Emperor Anthony Lenczyk-Jette and the Imperial Court Of Buffalo on a wonderful Coronation weekend. My gratitude to you for being so welcoming and hospitable throughout the year. What an honour to receive the Empress to Emperor award. Congrats to ICPs November C. Rose and Gregorio James Melendez and IPRs David Militello and Joy Ann Wrona on completing a challenging year gracefully. Thank you Emperor Eli, Emperor Fanny, Empress Coco LaTique, Emperor Thomas, Mike Tara, Jesse Woomer, Loren Field and Cindy for all of your help during the weekend. A beautiful tribute to Emperor Rex who will always be with us in our hearts.  

I’m excited to see the year that the newly elected Monarchs: Empress 29 Anita Mandalay Alexander and Emperor 29 Marty Crawford have in store for the ICOB. Congratulations Jeramie A Rutland for how you represented yourself during the campaign and this weekend. It may have not been your time this year but the time WILL come. Congrats also to ICPs Scarlett Feva and David Militello and IPRs Heather Van Detta and Zak Dornsife.

It was great to spend time with so many and I wish I could have spent more time with others. Emperor Geoff Fa Fa and Empress Suzanne and the Royal Imperial Sovereign Court Of London and Southwestern Ontario Inc: As always your court came out in droves and impressed me with the level of support your membership has.  Emperor Daemon Valencia and Empress Misery Rayne and the Waterfall Empire: Always a pleasure to see the membership of your court within and outside of our realms. Great job by our Canadian ½ Empress Miss Drew as MC for a set at the Ball. Emperor Antonio T Ventura (Michael Perez), Empress Chulletta Divine(James La Russo) and The Imperial Court Of New York: Fantastic job with your command performance and getting the attendees up and dancing. Congratulations to Coco LaChine on receiving the Empress Mimi LaRue’s Robert J. Monachino Memorial Award.

Emperor Jonathan Cuebas B. Childs and ICP Vu Tran: So looking forward to seeing you and the upper house join us for Coronation 33 in October. I’m more than thrilled that you are able to join us. It was wonderful to see Brandy Alexander Amore. Empress Savannah Devereaux and Emperor Logan Taylor and The Imperial Court of Rhode Island at Providence: So much class! Stunning command performances by Empress Savannah and Complete Destruction. Thank you Emperor Tom Lavallee for our court’s group photo.

Empress Kerra Daniels and The Imperial Court Of Massachusetts. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again soon. Always nice to see you Ronald and hopefully next time there will be more time to spend with you.

Emperor Mike Burke and Imperial Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Empire (Cincinnati): It was wonderful to meet you. Hopefully our courts can work together and come to an agreement for supporting each other in the future. I look forward to the next time we meet again. It was fantastic to see Empress Shanice McCoy-Patton and Imperial Crown Prince Royale Bob Gilbert again.

Empress Kate Cullan and Imperial Court of the Windy City (Chicago): It was wonderful to see you again. What happens in Buffalo stays in Buffalo. I won’t tell Emperor Chewy if you don’t. ICP Ginger B. Sparkles and The Imperial Court of Washington DC: Great to see you again. Have a wonderful campaign season! A marvellous command performance by Ms. DC Royale Delta B Knyght, Greg Alan Moffett and Chuck McWilliams. Great job hosting the Out Of Town Show and a stepdown performance by C.I. Tooker Bottoms.  Always wonderful to see Mr. International Pride 2018 Sir EZ Bottoms-Jewel and Travon Douglas.

Empress Candy Cox and The Imperial Sun Empire of all Florida: It was an honour to meet members of your court this weekend. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, you and your court, along with the help of ICOB members and members of the ICS were able to overcome those obstacles. I look forward to seeing you again soon on the circuit.  

Last but certainly not least the Imperial Court Of Toronto: I’m proud of the representation of our court in Buffalo this weekend.

Our group included Jan who we miss seeing more often, Imperial Prince Royale David Valois and Imperial Princess Royale Rachelle Valois whose interpretation of dress to impress is impeccable, Canadian ½ Emperor Rhyan Stone with a show stopping command performance, Emperor 30 Jason Dickson-Vanderbilt Heir Apparent to Queen Mother 1 of the AmericasEmpress Nicole the Great - 7th in line of succession, Empress 30 Nikki Chin with another stunning command performance, Empress 31 & 29 Morgan James who was a host at the Out Of Town show, a jewelry vendor for Cyprian, a great stepdown performance at the Ball and still made it back to Toronto on Sunday to host our monthly TICOT Drag Bingo at Flash, ICP to Reign 32 Bekka Blake who just needs one more? and my Empress 32 & 27 Teran Blake who was honoured to receive the Emperor to Empress Award.  Thank you once again to everyone that made this weekend so memorable and all the best to you on Memorial Day.  

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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