Monday 1 April 2013

Parade gives assistance to the community

Five Scarborough students to receive Carnival scholarships at Seneca College

Toronto, ON, 04.01.2013The Festival Management Committee’s Scholarship Committee announced today that five scholarships have been awarded to high school students selected from Wards 7, 8 and 9 to pursue their post-secondary education at Seneca College beginning this fall.  The scholarships are part one of the methods in which the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival festival engages the community.

The five students will receive their scholarships on Tuesday April 2 in Markham, as part of Seneca College’s Community Award Ceremony. This year’s scholarship recipients are:

Dinero Davis
Temitope Owolabi 
Joy Uhunmhansebhor 
Irina Masner
Adam Murray

The scholarships are fully funded by the Festival Management Committee (Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto) in partnership with Seneca College. Tuition assistance is given to those Scarborough high school students who are active in building on the strengths of the community, (e.g., peer tutoring or coaching in after school programs, such as breakfast club; seniors and families; and organized team sports.) This year the students will be sharing scholarships totaling $3,000.00

The students will be honoured at the Seneca College Award Ceremony that will be held at the Markham Campus, (Garden Level) 8 The Seneca Way, Markham.  The event begins at 5.30 pm and will run till 7pm.
Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. The Carnival begins July 9th with the official free launch at Toronto’s City Hall, with events continuing throughout the month. The Grand Parade will be held Saturday August 3rd along the city’s Lakeshore Blvd.  The Festival ends August 4th with Beyond de Lime.  Scotiabank, GMC, the City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario, the Toronto Star, CTV and CP24 sponsor the 2013 Festival.

The FMC’s Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M48 1Y2. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608. For festival information, please visit

For pictures taken of the event, check out six pictures I took of the winners at:

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Media Contacts:

Stephen Weir                                                              
Festival Publicist
Tel: 416-489-5868