On Saturday August 4th 2012 I participated in the 45th Annual Grande Parade formally known as Caribana and now called the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival . The weather was amazing it was island hot all day long, the vibes were good , amazing costumes from all the bands that participated . I played with Louis Saldenah and my section was called RINGS of MYSTIC TOPAZ. Overall are band placed 2nd with 421 points , Carnival Nations came 1st with 436 points and Toronto Revellers came 3rd with 419 points. View images of the parade below along with photos from Funky Pepper on Flickr , Bruke K on Flickr , Deejay008 on Flickr , Charles Pickens on Flickr , John Tavares Jr
The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Gala 2012 took place at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex on Saturday July 28th , the evening was presented by El Dorado – “The Official Rum of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival” . The gala which included a formal dinner , musical performances, award recognition and costumed masqueraders raised funds for The Caribbean Children Foundation .
The Junior Caribana Carnival took place over the weekend on July 21st at Downsview Park . This years winners are :
Band 1. Toronto Revellers , 2. Carnival Nations , 3. Tribal Knights
Female Individual 1. Desiree Pennant (Fantazia Intl ) , 2. Caneisa Edwards (Tribal Knights ) , 3. Reeyana Singh (Lil Nationz)
Male Individual 1. Aaron Degraff (Fantazia Intl ), 2. Deon James (Toronto Revellers ) , 3. Jaden Nelson (Lil Nationz)
King – Malik Adams of Tribal Knights
Queen – Celena Seusahai of Tribal Knights
Caribana a.k.a Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2012 kicked off today at Nathan Philips Square in downtown Toronto. The weather was great and lots of people were on hand to get a glimpse of all the beautiful costumes that will be making there way down the Lakeshore on August 4th 2012 . Below is a list of all the events that will be taking place to celebrate Caribbean culture and more photos from today.