Caribana 2017

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Submitted: October 28, 2018

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My day started early
3 friends & I were guests on the Toronto Revellers float
that was part of the Caribana Parade
Our truck was pulling out #2
Just as we were breaking all the rules
Trying to locate our designated parking spot
it didn’t matter in the end, we lucked out and found a spot for FREE
we parked the car, grab our essentials and we were off
running to catch the Toronto Revellers float so we could jump on board
we caught up to the truck and it was adventure getting on board
one leg up and brace yourself
while 2 burly security guys grab an arm and haul you on board
Once on board we made our way to the top of the truck and secured a spot
To see all the carnival revellers from atop the truck
with all the beautiful colors
all blending into one big sea of love
as they dance, bump and grind their way along the parade route
feathers, sequins and elaborate make-up are a part of each costume
the time, patience and effort that must go into the making of all of the costumes
it’s mind boggling when you see all of them together
the collective effort that goes on behind the scenes
the spirit of cooperation
and then we were offered a drink
A fancy Ciroc with either a pineapple or mango flavor
I enjoyed a pineapple flavored Ciroc for the first round
Damn delicious, even in the Liquid Sunshine (as they call it in Tobago)
Soon the food was making it rounds
Chicken Legs, Chicken Strips, Beef Patties, Timbits, Pizza
There was plenty for everyone and much was shared
Many interesting people boarded the Toronto Revellers Truck on parts of the route
We had a visit from John Tory & Doug Ford
I met so many lovely people who all welcomed me with open arms
To my first Caribana celebration
I felt as though I was in Trinidad with all the island love around me
It was a day of fun … time well spent with family & new friends
As we enjoyed a taste of the Caribbean together on the streets of Toronto
Next year … I hope to do it all over again with the Toronto Revellers
This crew really knows how to do it right
Everyone was looked after well with plenty food, drink & music
I’d like to personally thank Jamaal Magloire for the tickets and the opportunity
It was an experience I will never forget, an opportunity of a lifetime.
Until next time, one love

 


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