Friday, 17 July 2015


picture from last year's Kiddies Carnival - weir

Editor's Note - Strong possibility that the Premier and Justin Trudeau will attend. Mayor Tory will attend. Will advise if/when guest list is confirmed 

Media Alert: 1,500 children in mas costumes will be jumping up in Malvern on Saturday, July 18th beginning at 11 am. Ribbon cutting at 10.35

The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Junior Parade begins at 10.35 a.m. with over 1,500 junior masqueraders, Soca and Calypso Music, Caribbean Food and more!

Toronto, ON (July 17, 2015) - The media are invited to join local politicians, civic leaders, and Festival CEO Denise Herrera-Jackson and CAO Chris Alexander to the kickoff  ribbon cutting ceremony for the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s Junior Carnival Parade at 10.35 a.m. on Saturday, July 18th. The ribbon cutting will take place south of the intersection of McLevin Ave and Neilson Road. 

The brief launch ceremony will be followed by a 1.1 km long colourful parade of over 1,500 children in Mas costumes.  At the end of the 3-hour event, there will be a Family Day party - "Las Lap in De Park" at Neilson Park.

What:  The Junior Carnival Parade involves children, from 6 months to 16 years old, in Mas costumes from 9 Mas camps. The parade and party is the first large event of the 3-week summer festival.  The children will assemble at the Malvern Community Centre, parade west on McLevin to Neilson Road and then North on Neilson Road to the Neilson Park.

Why:   The annual parade introduces children to the traditions of Carnival. 1,500 children are expected to take part. The junior Mas players, grouped into 9 different Mas camps, will be judged by a panel of professional judges.  
           When: Saturday July 18, 2015

            Ribbon cutting at 10:35 a.m. 

Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 2:00 p.m. 

After the parade is a Family Day Party with junior Calypso Singers, Junior Steel Pan Orchestras and Caribbean Food in Neilson Park. The results of the parade will be announced at the party, which ends at 8:00 p.m.
Picture from last year's Family Fair following parade

Where: McLevin/Sewells Road/Neilson Road the Malvern and Neilson Parks.
 All media are welcome to cover the event. THE PARADE WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE. The public is encouraged to attend this FREE event.

For more information, please visit 


Media Contacts

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101

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