Three junior carnival band launches this weekend

By Stephen Weir /Photographs by Don Moreland
The sexy fishnet stockings and tights and the angel wings  from the adult carnival costumes launches in Toronto have been put away and now it’s the children’s turn to show their stuff on stage.
This weekend there are three  junior costumes launches  – Tribal Carnival and Sunlime  Mas’on Saturday and  Louis Saldenah’s Mas K Camp on Sunday.

Tribal Carnival, just back from participating in San Francisco’s Carnival, has a late afternoon party planned for children  who want to join the band at the Kiddies’ Parade at Neilson Park in Scarborough on Saturday July 21.
A costume show will be  staged inside Tribal Carnival’s Mas’ Camp at 3401 McNicoll Ave (Unit 8) in Scarborough. Doors open at 3 p.m. with the actual fashion show beginning at 4 p.m.

Sunlime Mas’ will hold its  costume launch and a mini-parade at its mas’ camp,

3595 St Clair Avenue East (between Kennedy and Midland) in Scarborough.

It starts at 4 p.m. with children on stage showing this year’s costumes.  After

the show, the children will head outdoors to take part in  the mini-parade,

Sunlime spokesman Niles Koske told the Caribbean Camera.


Louis Saldenah’s Mas K Camp is holding its launch at the Nugget Banquet Hall in Scarborough starting at 12. 15 p.m.  The costume show  begins  at 2.15 p.m.
“ We are putting this show on for the kids because we need to get the next generation involved in Carnival culture,” said Louis Saldenah.
“ We decided to have it on Sunday – after church – because families have more time on their hands to sit back and enjoy  life with their kids!”