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Toronto's Junior Caribbean Carnival parades through Malvern

Toronto's Junior Caribbean Carnival parades through Malvern

Posted by Shanelle Weir on July 21, 2014

In a preview of the big event in two weeks, 1,500 kids took part in the annual Junior Carnival Parade in Scarborough’s Malvern community Saturday afternoon.

“It’s a celebration of the emancipation of the slaves in the Caribbean,” said Steve Weir who helps promote the annual event.

The smaller venue allows children to get the experience of a parade with its array of nine Mas (masquerade) bands and costumes and is much smaller, shorter and more child-friendly than the large lakeside parade on Aug. 2.

“It’s fun to dress up in these nice costumes and to have all the people supporting and taking pictures is really nice,” said Melissa Perry, 15, who was dressed as Sleeping Beauty.

The parade made a slow loop of the Malvern area and passed a judging stand where each group was assessed.

 

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