Students create float for Caribbean Carnival
Once again, students from Seneca College’s Visual Merchandising Arts (VMA) program have had the opportunity to design and construct the Toronto Children’s Breakfast Club parade float, for the annual Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto. Working with Rick Gosling and in partnership with the Toronto Police Service, the students have created a parade float to celebrate the police and community working together. The theme of this year’s float is “Diversity in Motion” and was designed by VMA student, Hailey Kim. Community sponsors and participating organizations include the Local 113 Transit Workers, the Carpenters Union Local 27, the Community Unity Alliance, and Don Valley Suites Hotel.
The decorated Caribbean parade float made its first appearance at the Toronto Police Service, Caribbean Carnival Toronto “Kick Off” at Newnham Campus on July 14. The float makes its second appearance at the Junior Carnival Parade and Family Day, July 21 at Downsview Park. Finally on August 4, the parade float will be filled with elaborate costumes, props, lively dancers and musicians for the Caribbean Carnival Parade, which begins 10 a.m. at Exhibition Place.