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!
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
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:
- Fashion Queen – Bring On The Sunshine African Family Festival, Kitchener 2020;
- Ontario 150 “Volunteer Service Award”, 2017; and,
- City of Guelph “2010 Volunteer of the Year Award”.
The Sudanese Canadian Association of Waterloo Region and Wellington County, Cultural Sword Dance
LIVE at 6.30pm on Sunday
LIVE at 6.35pm on Sunday
Gillie Genesis, Caribbean Rhythm Guitar Presentation
LIVE at 6.50pm on Sunday
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!
Shaka Zulu & Gerima Harvey will lead the online Drumming Circle.
LIVE at 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday
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.
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.
LIVE at 5:15pm, Saturday and Sunday
Panwaves Steel Band
LIVE at 6:10pm, Saturday.
LIVE at 5:50pm, Sunday.
Elizabeth Folorunso – Hairbraiding, Saturday at 2pm
Neatness is what I delight in. Book your appointment today #Africanbraider #hairspecialist.
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.