Posted by Hut on Jul 13, 2019
Pan Fastasy Information:  Friday July 19, 2019 and Wendy Jones
North York Inter Community Youth Group
North York Inter Community Youth Group
Our mission is to foster youth leadership through the performing arts and activities, by providing the youth in our community an avenue in which they could use their leadership skills and expose them to their cultural heritage.  This is done through the operation of The Steel band Pan Fantasy, and the partnership music school Treble Clef Music School.
Presently the organization consists of a diversified group of people ranging in ages from 10 yrs old to 70 years old. We have been able to reach a wide range of people, with performances throughout Canada and the United states.
We have also participated in the annual Caribana Parade for the past 30 years and
  • Presently Award winning –2018,2017- 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012  Pan Alive Steelpan Champions
  • 2013,   People’s First Choice Award Winning Band in  New York Panorama   
  • 2012   Pan Alive Champions ( 1st place ) participants for 10yrs placing 1st,2nd 3rd
  • 2012 Official Opening Pan Am Games
  • 2012, 2013, and  2015,  2016 & 2017 Caribbean Steelband Music Award Winners
  • Annual Snowflakes On Steel Concert ( for past 19 years )
  • Annual Harbourfront Centre Hot & Spicy/Educational workshops ( for past 9 yrs )
  • Humber River Hospital Fundraising Events and North York General Hosp.
  • Celebrate Canada  @ Downsview Parc /Funded by Toronto Arts Council 
  • Mayor’s Arts Award
  • Annual Scotia Bank Toronto Carnival Celebration /Parade ( 26 yrs )
  • JaneFinch/Yorkgate Mall Kiddies Carnival Community Parade
  • Fort York and Friends Events
  • Rotary Club Annual International Conference 
  • Twinning Association 50th Anniversary in St. Catherine’s
  • Entered into New York WIDAC Panorama  placing 2nd twice, 3rd  4th and 5th 
Two of Major Success we are truly proud of is Pan Fantasy Steelband was invited on August 1st 2010 to participate in the 50th Annual Cultural Festival on Wikwemikong Manitoulin Island Ontario. They were one of the first steel bands to ever play at the Festival POW Wow on Wikweemikong Unseeded Indian Reserve. In 2009 they were also invited along with The Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General to Manitoulin Island. In honor of bridging the cultural aspect of the two drums. In 2015 The Band was invited to Represent Canada in the Pan Trinbago International Panorama 2015 in Trinidad and Tobago.
This was a great and rewarding experience as 60 members of Pan Fantasy were able to compete among several large steel bands.
Wendy Jones is the number one Toronto Female bandleader of the Pan Fantasy steelband is one of the founding steelband members of the band. Several other founding members St. El Moore Bobb, Edwin John, Carl Husbands, and Delia Bobb are also still very active members in the Band over the past 30 years. We are Proud of our accomplishments and the growth of the Band.
We are grateful for ability and opportunities to continue to increase the awareness of this instrument. As we continue to perform and put Steelpan  on a world Stage.