GACN Caribana All African Float
Toronto Caribbean Carnival
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine,
and revelry, as well as visual and performing arts. It has become a major international event and the
largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon,
the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating
rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival
Management Committee oversees the organization of North America’s largest outdoor festival.
GACN Section and Participation
This year’s Toronto Caribbean Carnival, “Caribana,” will highlight the theme “Africa in Toronto” which
will celebrate the motherland in Canada’s largest Black parade. Featured floats will include the
highlighting of Ghana, South Africa, and our very own GACN, “All African” Float. We will be 1 out of 4
sections with D’Regulars 48ft Flatbed float number 7, who will also be showcasing 3 different Caribbean
regalia sections. This allows us to further display Toronto’s Pan-African Unity.
GACN’s mission is to display a wide range of traditional African Attire from all across Africa, West to East,
North to South, and continue to awaken many people within the Greater Toronto area with the
knowledge of our roots and true history.
Caribana was once the celebration of the end of Slavery…
Be apart of new History! We are accepting 50 participants, applications need to be sent in no later than,
Deadline: Monday July 25th 2016. Spread the Word!
Date: Saturday July 30th 2016
Parade Start Location: Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Blvd, Toronto, ONT
Parade Start Time: 10:00am
D’Regulars float will be moving at: 12:00pm
FEE: $25 includes drinks and refreshments (btw Caribana as a spectator is $20…)
For more Info Contact: Brother Kofi Patrick 647-333-7697 or Brother Ishmael 647-927-3289
Complete form attached, save it & send it back to GACNTO@Gmail.com with subject “Caribana Float”.