SOURCE: Scotiabank

Scotiabank

July 17, 2015 11:59 ET

Junior Carnival Parade and Family Day Fair This Saturday

Children in Colourful Mas Costumes to Dance Through the Streets of Malvern

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 17, 2015) - On Saturday, July 18, the streets of Malvern will be filled with more than 2,000 children adorned in dazzling masquerade costumes. Moving along to pumping Soca, Steelpan and Calypso music, the 2015 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Junior Carnival Parade will move through the Malvern community in Scarborough, culminating in a Family Day party.

The Junior Carnival Parade will begin at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Malvern Community Centre (30 Sewells Road) and finish at Neilson Park (1575 Neilson Rd). The Family Day party, "Last Lap in De Park," will include popular DJ music and a junior showcase sponsored by the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes (OCPA). Visitors will revel in Caribbean music, children's activities and a marketplace filled with delicious food, arts, crafts and more.

"The Junior Carnival Parade and Family Day are an integral part of the 3-week Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival. It's an opportunity for children to learn how to play mas and understand the roots of the annual festival, without having to take part in the all-day adult parade on August 1," said Denise Herrera-Jackson, Toronto Caribbean Carnival CEO. "It's exciting to see how the parade is sustained by the enduring involvement and enthusiasm of the youth of today."

All media are welcome to cover the event beginning with the VIP ribbon cutting ceremony at 10.45 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend this FREE event. More information about the event is available at www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com.

About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival
The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. It has become a major international event and the largest festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America's largest outdoor festival.

Corporate sponsors/partners of this year's festival include Scotiabank, OLG, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Ontario Science Centre, Exhibition Place, The Liberty Grand, and Willow Springs Winery.

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