Schedule 2020

Select your stage, and enjoy!

Carnival Parade

Main Stage

Drumming Village

Steelpan Yard

Other Activities

Carnival Parade

Carnival Costume Parade – Sunday, 3pm

The Carnival Parade Winner Announcement will be done in LIVE at 6pm on Sunday

Welcome to LINK Picnic Carnival Parade 2020!
The Parade is on! Online!
It starts at 3 pm on Sunday, August 23.

Create your custom-made costume at home and record yourself dancing, singing, modeling and expressing yourself. Get family members to help. Show off your artistic style and send us the video, and pictures too. Go get busy! Start planning your costume today!

There are three trophies to win: Top Male Reveler, Top Female Reveler, and Top Mas Family.

Get some DIY ideas here.

We have two contestants for the female trophy.
Congratulations! You both wins a patty from The Caribbean Kitchen in Kitchener!

Main Stage

Abdul Issa & Gerima Harvey,

LIVE at 5:50pm, Saturday


Chasaya Sichilima, Solo

LIVE at 6:15pm, Saturday”

African Traditional Fashion Showcase

LIVE at 6:45pm, Saturday

Stella Hill

Princess Stella Hill  is a gentle Nigerian Canadian, who has great passion for promoting multicultural heritages in Canada, since her arrival.  She is the Deputy Executive Director of a charitable organization in Guelph; a Volunteer Board Director/Events Coordinator at Guelph and District Multicultural Festival Inc., an umbrella cultural organization for seven years, where still Events Coordinator to date; Founder/Publicity Secretary of Nigerian Canadian Association of Ontario, Guelph Chapter; the originator and presenter of Nigerian/African Traditional Ceremonial Fashion Showcase, at two African community cultural organizations in Kitchener for 10 years.


 As a result of her consistent volunteer and community social services in  Canada, she was given the following awards, and honour in the province of Ontario:

  1.     Fashion Queen – Bring On The Sunshine African Family Festival, Kitchener 2020;
  2.     Ontario 150 “Volunteer Service Award”, 2017; and,
  3.     City of Guelph “2010 Volunteer of the Year Award”.


Errol Blackwood Injahban


LIVE at 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday


The Sudanese Canadian Association of Waterloo Region and Wellington County, Cultural Sword Dance

 LIVE at 6.30pm on Sunday

Rufus John

LIVE at 6.35pm on Sunday

Gillie Genesis

Gillie Genesis, Caribbean Rhythm Guitar Presentation

LIVE at 6.50pm on Sunday

Elvis Bokosha

LIVE at 8.00pm on Sunday

Glam Squad, Farah & Crew, Zumba

Date & time coming soon!



Ojonugwa is a 17 year old Kitchener, Ontario native who loves to sing, dance, act, eat food, play basketball and listen to music. She will perform a live solo accompanied by her guitar.

Date & time coming soon!

Drumming Village

Shaka Zulu & Gerima Harvey will lead the online Drumming Circle.

LIVE at 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday

Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu performed his brand of Drum, Dance and Fire extensively all over Europe including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Spain, Holland, Estonia and Italy. Now settled in KW, he coordinates the Drumming Village at the LINK Picnic Festival.


Shaka Zulu at Drumming Village

Gerima Harvey

Also in LIVE for a Djembe solo at 6.45pm

Percussionist Gerima Harvey has been channelling musical prowess since infancy. He is a dynamic soloist and a member of many musical relationships. Today, he teams up with Shaka Zulu, Coordinator of the Drumming Village. This magical musical genius inspires everyone, everywhere.


Gerima Harvey, Percussionist

Steelpan Yard

Acoustic Steel

LIVE at 5:15pm, Saturday and Sunday

Panwaves Steel Band

LIVE at 6:10pm, Saturday.

LIVE at 5:50pm, Sunday.


Other Activities

Elizabeth Folorunso – Hairbraiding, Saturday at 2pm

Neatness is what I delight in. Book your appointment today #Africanbraider #hairspecialist.

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Story Time, Saturday at 2pm

Aunty Tricia will read: 

  • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (video on the right)
  • How Anansi got 8 thin legs:

Laura Mae Lindo will read: Happy to be Nappy.

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