Caribana returns to Jane-Finch for 2013

CARIBANA™ Arts Group (CAG) will be hosting its 2nd annual “CARIBANA™ Flags & Colours 2013” on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at Yorkgate Mall located at Jane & Finch in Toronto. This event is youth-oriented focused on the education of children about the Carnival Arts & Culture. It concludes with a street parade on July 13th, 2013.


CAG has appointed a CARIBANA™ Management Team (CMT) to organize this event. Its Artistic Director/Manager is Henry Gomez, with Monica Pollard as its Executive Assistant. The CMT will be hosting a press conference on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at Yorkgate Mall.


2013 also marks the 10th annual presentation of the “CARIBANA™/Yorkgate Mall Scholarships.” These scholarships are fully funded by Yorkgate Mall Administration with production assistance provided by: Seneca College; Metro Toronto Police Services (MTPS) – 31 Division; and CARIBANA™ Arts Group.


Scholarships are awarded to students selected from Toronto’s Wards 7, 8 and 9 to pursue their post-secondary education at Seneca College. The 2013 CARIBANA™/Yorkgate Mall Scholarship winners will be announced at “CARIBANA™ Flags & Colours 2013” press conference. Awarded scholarships will be up to $1000 per person to offset tuition fees at Seneca College. Submissions deadline: May 31st, 2013 at 5pm.


Application forms are available from the following participating schools:

C.W. Jeffreys C.I.

Chaminade College

Msgr. Percy Johnson C.H.S.

Emery C.I.

Madonna C.S.S.

Westview Centennial S.S.

Downsview S.S.

Nelson A. Boylen C. I.

James Cardinal McGuigan C.S.S.

Weston C.I.

Seneca College

St. Basil-the-Great College