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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Toronto Caribbean Junior Carnival 2013!

 
 
Trini-in-Toronto says: I love going to the Junior Carnival. It reminds me of mas when I was a kid. Every band kinda does something different, and the kids really have a good time. Its so nice to see a bunch of happy people getting together to celebrate mas and youth. Nobody walks around screw face... its really nice. When my Canadian friends tell me, I've always wanted to check out Caribana, maybe I'll come down this year. I always say come to kiddies and get a taste. This is where we put our best foot forward.

 


There was a vast improvement over last year. We started the parade on time at 11am, there was no log jam of bands, and the last band crossed the stage before 3pm. Excellent work by the organizers, the mas bands and all the volunteers.

As far as I could see, everything went really smoothly.


Band of the year winners:
 1st Toronto Revellers
 2nd Saldenah
 3rd Carnival Nationz
 4th Tribal Carnival
 


 
(This is Karabana now) - I really enjoyed Jr. Carnival this year at Downsview. It looked like  the assembly area worked well, and the judging point was certainly fast moving (Kudos Curtis!) The parade route was shorter, which is better for the wee ones, especially in the blazing hot sun. There were plenty of food vendors in the park and fun activities for the kids. 
 

 
 
 

 


 


 
 

  
 
 


 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

JUNIOR FEMALE OF YEAR 

1st Place
Masquerade Theme: THE BEAUTY OF NATURE  
Theme For Female of the Year: THE BUTTERFLY MENAGERIE  
Band Leader: DEXTER SEUSAHAI  
Player:  CANEISHA EDWARDS


2nd  Place
Masquerade Theme: THE REEF
Theme For Female of the Year: D'ZEBRA FISH
Band Leader: MARCUS EUSTACE
Player:  KAI CASTLE



JUNIOR MALE OF YEAR 

1st Place
Masquerade Theme: ONCE UPON A TIME
Theme For Male of the Year: JACK AND HIS BEANSTALK
Band Leader: JAMAAL MAGLOIRE
Player:  JALEN MAGLOIRE 

2nd  Place
Masquerade Theme: THE BEAUTY OF NATURE
Theme For  Male of the Year: MANTIS, THE PREDATOR
Band Leader: DEXTER SEUSAHAI
Player: COURTNEY ST. Louis

JUNIOR FEMALE QUEEN  OF YEAR 

1st Place
Masquerade Theme: HEAVEN AND EARTH
Theme For Female Queen  of the Year: HEAVEN CAN'T WAIT 
Band Leader: LOUIS SALDENAH 
Player:  FAITH HERMELIJN 

2nd  Place
Masquerade Theme: THE BEAUTY OF NATURE
Theme For Female Queen of the Year: THE LOTUS QUEEN
Band Leader: DEXTER SEUSAHAI  
Player:  CELENA SEUSAHAI 

JUNIOR MALE KING OF YEAR 

1st Place
Masquerade Theme: THE BEAUTY OF NATURE  
Theme For Male of the Year: MARAHOOTAH THE GUARDIAN
Band Leader: DEXTER SEUSAHAI  
Player:  MALIK ADAMS

2nd  Place
Masquerade Theme: ONCE UPON A TIME
Theme For  Male of the Year: ANANSI WEAVES A TALE
Band Leader: JAMAAL MAGLOIRE
Player: TY WILLIAMSON

JUNIOR BAND OF THE YEAR 
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

FIRST: ONCE UPON A TIME - JAMAAL MAGLOIRE 
2 HEAVEN AND EARTH - LOUIS SALDENAH 
3 THE REEF -  MARCUS EUSTACE 
4 THE BEAUTY OF NATURE DEXTER SEUSAHAI  
5 MINI LEGENDS WILL MORTON 
6 IN FLIGHT MERVYN SKEETE 
7  CELBRATING OUR  HERITAGE - WHITFIELD BELASCO 
8 HOME FOR CARNIVAL - OSEI BRAND 
9 LOST CIVILIZATIONS - NARISSA ALI 
10 SUGAR AND SPICE - COREY HOWARD 
11 MAMA THIS IS MAS - MICHAEL WILLIAMS  

2 comments:

KevCanada said...

Yes, I agree. There was the still the usual chaos of trying to find your band, but I concur that the organization and parade route were MUCH better than last year. My kids had a better time this year and we as parents left satisfied.

KevCanada said...

Yes I agree. While there was the usual chaos of actually finding your band, the organization was MUCH better this year. The shorter parade route and moving the bands quicker through the judging area made for a much more pleasant experience for both kids and parents.

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