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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Caribana events this week

Caribana is finally here, the official  Launch will take place this Thursday (July 15th) at Yonge and Dundas square from 12noon to 2pm. So if you are working downtown or you have some time off, its certainly worth the trip. You will see costumes from most of the bands, plus there will be music and steel pan as well as you get a chance to chat with bandleaders or other Caribana organizers. It is a really nice event and gets you in the spirit for the big show to come. Also, there will be lots of good food on sale. So if you just want to come and get lunch and look at some beautiful masqueraders, I can't think of a better way to spend my lunch hour. I'll try and make it, but Karabana will be there for sure, so we will have some pictures of costumes in all their glory under the midday sun.


ALSO, don't forget the Junior parade is this Saturday July 17th. 11am till 4pm.


If you have little ones or not, you need to come check out this event. Its a nice, calm child centered event and a real nice lime too. Parents, if your kids are in the parade for the first time, here is a tip, drive to the staging area up near Jane and Shoreham, drop mom and the kids off then drive down to the Yorkgate mall and park your car (for free) in the hydro field next to the mall, (please leave the mall parking spots for the shoppers) then walk up to the staging area. That way, the younger ones only have to walk the route once, and your car (and cooler) will be close to the mall after the parade finishes.
Also, there are portable toilets at the staging area, and in the mall parking lot, but there aren't many bathrooms along the route, so let the kids go easy on the "sweet drink" until they finish the parade.


2 comments:

TriniRose said...

Can you tell me what Hydro Field that you are talking about?? What street can I use to enter this field? Thanks for this info.

Karabana said...

Yes, the field behind the mall on York Gate Blvd.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=yorkgate+mall&fb=1&gl=ca&hq=yorkgate+mall&hnear=Toronto,+ON&cid=0,0,13941486206118708613&ei=7O89TJ-mE8WAlAenmJH6BQ&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=2&ved=0CCEQnwIwAQ

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