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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Junior Carnival 2015


Today was The Toronto Junior Carnival parade. The event was held once again in the Malvern Community. It was held there last year, but if you remember, last year it rained towards the end of the parade, so, the post parade events didn’t get their time to shine. This year, from what I saw, the event was executed in a flawless fashion. Kudos to the event organizers, band leaders, parents and all the various volunteers who made sure everything ran smoothly.

I’ve said many times how much I love this event, and once again, it is where our community showcases our culture in the best possible light.

Everything started on time, and this year, the route was a little shorter. I think it was a good change. The bands move through judging very slowly, so shortening the route it made the day a little more manageable for the young ones.

The children were real troopers, it was a very hot day and, being out in the sun for 4 to 5 hours can’t be easy on them. I didn’t see any meltdowns. The bands made sure everyone was hydrated and kept safe. Organizers had ample porta-potties along the route and really I didn’t see anything to complain about.  

It makes me very happy to see this event strongly supported by parents. We were told that at least one band had 600 children. It’s great to see the tradition passed down to the next generation.
Congratulations goes to Toronto Revellers for The Games capturing the big win, Band of the Year. They deserved it for all their creative designs and well represented sections.


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