KING AND QUEEN PARADE
THURSDAY AUGUST 2ND, 2018 @ LAMPORT
KING AND QUEEN PARADE @ LAMPORT STADIUM
The King and Queen show has traditionally kicked off the Toronto Caribbean Carnival weekend every year since the beginning. The leaders of Caribana Mas Bands will put on their showcase costumes and perform for the Parade judges and an enthusiastic crowd. Male and female competitors are judged on the details of costumes, how that costume represents the theme the Mas Bands will perform during the 2017 Caribbean Carnival Parade and the performance of the leader. At the end of the night, the King and Queen are crowned.
Interesting Historical Fact: In 1971, Clive Brand took the competition to a whole new level. Lighting flares, to better display the intricacies of his elaborate costume, Clive inadvertently lit his very expensive outfit on fire. He was forced to rip it off mid-performance and throw it into Lake Ontario! That night Clive Brand won the honour of being crowned Caribana King 1971. Awesome!
AddressLamport Stadium, 1151 King Street West, Toronto, ONHours7PM – 12AMEvent TypeSpecial EventDatesThursday August 2nd, 2018CrowdMature, Young Professionals, Students, UrbanDress CodeNoneMusicSoca, Calypso, Live
LOUIS SALDENAH MAS-K CLUB
Louis Saldenah was born in Trinidad & Tobago and came to Canada in 1970. He followed in the footsteps of his father, the legendary Harold ‘Sally’ Saldenah, one of Trinidad & Tobago’s most renowned Carnival bandleaders. In 1977, he produced his first mas band ‘Shangri-la’ which went on to win the coveted Band Of The Year Honors. His exceptional organizational, management, financial and people skills, have propelled him to create the most spectacular parade presentations that Toronto has ever seen. Louis has captured the Band of the Year honors 16 times. Louis’ creative life, growth and development of this art form have significantly contributed to the creation of this innovative art attraction which has grown to become Toronto’s “theatre in the streets” resulting in Toronto becoming host to one of the largest Carnivals in the world. Louis’ artistic vision and creativity have caused excitement, inspiration and joy to tens of thousands of Canadians, foreign spectators and masqueraders