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Junior Carnival Parade and Family Day in Malvern


On Saturday July 16th 2016, children in Mas costumes will be taking over the streets of Malvern between Malvern Community Center and Neilson Park, for the annual Junior Carnival Parade and Family Day. This popular and growing event for children is anticipated to be bigger and better, in 2016. A record numbers of officials, participants and spectators attended in 2015.


The organizing committee is working with community groups in Malvern to improve the annual event.


The parade will begin at 11 am in the parking lot of the Malvern Community Centre (30 Sewells Road). The parade exits unto McLevin Ave, travelling west on McLevin Ave, north on Neilson Road and ends at the Neilson Park (1575 Neilson Rd). The judging will take place along the route just prior to the Neilson Park entrance.


The parade disperses in the park and the party continues with a Family Day event. This will include popular DJ Music, a junior Showcase sponsored by Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes (OCPA), featuring Junior Calypso and Soca Artists, Steelband, Drumming and Dance. There will be Children activities, music, a market place with Food Vendors, Arts & Craft Vendors and more.


A new feature for this year is a The Junior Chef Culinary Competition: sponsored by Grace Foods. The competition will provide a platform for young aspiring chefs, to demonstrate their culinary skills. The consulting chef for this competition will be celebrity chef; Latoya Fagon.

The free family day event ends at 8 pm.


Junior Carnival Parade and Family Day is an integral part of the 3-week Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Children as young as 6-months old will take part in the parade. Any child can take part provided that they register and get a costume from any of the participating Mas Bands taking part in this colourful and exciting parade (‐bands‐info‐chart.html ), or contact the


Festival Management Committee at 416 391 5608.




A colourful lunchtime media preview will be held at the Malvern Town Centre located at 31 Tapscott Road. On June 28 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The event will feature Junior Masqueraders, Entertainment, politicians and Sponsors.