Toronto Revellers and Tribal win Big at Junior King and Queen

Junior King and Queen

It was a dazzling and fiercely competitive parade featuring 41 stunning costumes that ignited the enthusiasm of the packed stands at Scarborough Town Centre on a Sunday afternoon, extending into the early evening. Taking the coveted title of Junior Queen was Toronto Reveller’s Myauna King-Thomas, captivating the crowd in her enchanting ‘Belle of the Ball’ costume, inspired by the band’s theme of ‘It’s Showtime.’ Meanwhile, the Junior King title was claimed by Tribal’s Amari Bowen-Otchere, who mesmerized the audience with his expert portrayal of ‘Brokan The Last Dragon,’ inspired by the band’s theme of ‘Once Upon a Time.’

Mischka Crichton, CEO of the Festival Management Committee, expressed her joy at witnessing the young participants embrace their cultural heritage on stage. She emphasized the significance of the event in showcasing and celebrating Caribbean culture, reinforcing the importance of passing it down to future generations. “I am delighted to see the diversity in our schools today, but we must also remember and include those kids whose voices are not always heard. This event not only commemorates our freedom from slavery but also ensures that our rich culture will thrive for years to come.”

The parade showcased a breathtaking array of intricately designed costumes, each weaving a unique narrative around its theme. The dedication and creativity of the costume creators were evident in every piece. The contestants were evaluated on various criteria, including visual impact, creativity, authenticity, craftsmanship, clarity of theme, and presentation, all vying for an enticing cash prize.

Other results include:

Junior KIng

2nd Place – Toronto Revellers – London Christmas-Espinet – Black Boy Joy: A Tribute to Miles Morales

3rd Place – E.P.I.C Carnival – Jalil Vincent Rampersad – Passion of Vengeance

4th Place – Carnival Nationz – Joanan Prince Cage Duncan – El Toro – The Matador

Junior Queen

2nd Place – Carnival Nationz – Sadie Murphy – Welcome to Venice Carnival

3rd Place – Saldenah Mas-K Club – Nyah Agyeman – Queen of Pan

4th Place – Sublime Mas – Sylena Marshall – Atargatis the Siren-Mermaid

Junior Female Individual – Under 16

1st Place – Carnival Nationz – J’Naya Ryan – Queen of the African Dancer

2nd Place – Saldenah Mas-K Club – Arihana Mia Galati – Medusa Unmasked

3rd Place – Toronto Revellers – Amayah John – Princess of Egypt

Junior Male Individual – Under 16

1st Place – Toronto Revellers – Marquee St. Louis – Namor


2nd Place – Carnival Nationz – Kashton Prince Washington -De Spirit of the Witch Doctor

Junior Female Individual – 6 – 10 yrs old

1st Place – Saldenah Mas-K Club – Amaya Gopaul – Frozen Snow Queen Elsa

2nd Place – Tribal – Adria La Pierre – Red Riding Hood

3rd Place – E.P.I.C. – Jaylee Augustee – Passion for Fashion

Junior Male Individual – 6-10 yrs old

1st Place – Carnival Nationz – Christopher Elahie – Tenryu-ji The great temple of the heavenly dragon

2nd Place – Tribal – Nahzi Bailey – Jack and the Beanstalk

3rd Place – Fantazia Carnival – Jhassan Webster-Oliver – The Unicorn

Junior Female Individual – 0-5 yrs old

1st Place – Carnival Nationz – Averie Arthur – Namibia Princess, African Fan Dancer

2nd Place – Saldenah Mas-K Club – Zevana Dasque – Unmasked Sunshine

3rd Place – Toronto Revellers – Kaliyah Luscombe-Trotman – Red Carpet

Junior Male Individual 0-5 yrs old

1st Place – Carnival Nationz – Caelian Pascal – Rhythms Dance of the Congo Man

2nd Place – Saldenah Mas-K Club – Kai-Nai Jordan-Tafari

3rd Place – Carnival Nationz – Solomon McNiven – The Li’l Scotsman