TORONTO, Ont. (July 12, 2018) – Dozens of young people will put their creativity and festive spirit on display as they compete to be named Junior King and Queen of this summer’s Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival.
The Junior Carnival King and Queen Showcase takes place Sunday, July 15 from 2-8 p.m. at the Woodbine Centre, featuring a free, fun-filled day of spectacular carnival costumes, music, entertainment, food, prizes and activities for kids.
Introduced last summer, the event was a huge hit for children and their families – nearly 100 young people displayed elaborately designed Masquerade costumes showing the spirit of Carnival and Canada. Organizers expect an even larger turnout this year.
“We’re looking forward to seeing the ingenuity and energy of these young people as they capture what Carnival means to them,” says Chris Alexander, CAO of Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival. “We’ve been celebrating Caribbean culture every year for more than half a century, and these young Queens and Kings will help keep that celebration going for generations to come.”
In addition to naming a Junior King and Queen at the event, judges will hand out several awards for best costumes in other categories, based on age groups.
The Junior Carnival King and Queen will join hundreds of other young people and thousands of spectators at the Junior Carnival Parade & Family Day on Saturday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Malvern and Neilson Parks in Scarborough. This event will showcase performances from young people who participate in the festival as producers, performers and presenters of the Toronto Mas Bands Association, the Organization of Calypso Performing Artists and the Ontario Steelpan Association.
Note: For more information about the programs and events, please visit www.torontocarnival.ca. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue, Toronto. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Email: info@