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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Barrie Caribfest


This is an e-mail sent out by Revellers to their masqeraders, and it contains some of the best info I have seen so far. For example, I was wondering why I don't recognize lots of this years performers..... It turns out they are French Creole singers... who knew? So we are in store for a bit of a different flavor.

Barrie CaribfestThe 5th annual Barrie Caribfest will take place this weekend, August 12 - 14, 2011 at Centennial Park in Barrie. The 2011 event will feature the culture of the French/ French-Creole Caribbean. This will include the music, food, dance and crafts of French/French Creole speaking islands. There will also be soca and reggae music from Trinidad and Jamaica.

Toronto Revellers will be there!!

There will be a new parade route that will run beside beautiful Kempenfest Bay, creating a wonderful vantage point for the colourful and elaborately designed costumed to be highlighted as the masqueraders dance and make their way to Centennial Park.

The parade starts at 1:00 pm and ends at 5:00 pm.

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Lakeshore Drive

Costume parade on the NEW parade route

Caribfest 2011 New Parade Route:

Lakeshore Drive (Intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Entry to South Shore Centre)

West on Lakeshore Drive

Pass Intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Tiffin Street

North on Lakeshore Drive

Pass Intersection of Victoria Street and Lakeshore Drive

Parade Ends at Boat Launch Parking Lot Between Toronto Street and Victoria Street

For the Toronto Revellers who are participating in the costume parade, the band will be meeting in the marshalling area for 11:00am (driving directions below)

SEE YOU THERE!

For additional info please visit www.caribfest.ca!


DRIVING DIRECTIONS

To Marshalling Area for Band Leaders and Masqueraders from Toronto

a. North on HWY 400

b. Exit at Essa Rd.

c. Turn Right on Essa Road

d. Turn Right on Burton Avenue (Burton Avenue Turns into Yonge Street)

e. Turn Left on Minets Point Road

f. Turn Left onto Lakeshore Dr.

g. Follow Lakeshore Dr. to Marshaling Area

To Marshalling Area for Band Leaders and Masqueraders from North of Barrie

a. South on HWY 400

b. Exit at Essa Rd.

c. Turn Left on Essa Road

d. Turn Right on Burton Avenue (Burton Avenue Turns into Yonge Street)

e. Turn Left on Minets Point Road

f. Turn Left onto Lakeshore Dr.

g. Follow Lakeshore Dr. to Marshalling Area

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