Welcome  

Ricardo Rowe

 

I would like to welcome you to Caribfest 2011 which will be held on August 12, 13 and 14, 2011 at Centennial Park, in the beautiful city of Barrie. The fifth Annual Barrie Caribbean Festival promises to be a spectacular array of sights sounds and tastes of the Caribbean. The activities will extend throughout Downtown Barrie as the costume parade wind its way through the downtown streets, along Lakeshore Drive to Centennial Park, the location of the main stage.

Downtown Barrie will come alive with the colourful display of costumes as the masqueraders dance to pulsating Caribbean rhythms along the parade route. The magnificently colourful costumes coupled with the sounds of Caribbean music present a spectacle that never fails to thrill.

One of the the major enhancments for the 2011 event will be focused on the culture of the French Caribbean. This will include the music, food, dance and crafts of French/French Creole speaking islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti, French Guiana, French St. Martin, St. Barthelemy and Dominica.

French and the French Caribbean Culture will be woven into all Caribfest 2011 events including the parade and the main stage performances over the Caribfest weekend.

This year I am pleased to welcome the Caribbean Cultural Institute who will be organizing the parade. I look forward to working with them to continue to make the parade the spectacular success that it has become.

I would like to invite you to join us in making this event a great success by volunteering to be part of the organizing committee, becoming a vendor at the event or a sponsor. Whatever way you decide to participate in this great community event, I look forward to working with you as we continue to contribute to the cultural and economic life of Barrie.

Ricardo Rowe

Festival Organizer

 

  SPONSORS
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Sponsorship opportunities now exist for the Barrie Caribbean Festival. The Barrie Caribbean Festival promises to be a spectacular....
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  PERFORMERS
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All performers, including singers, rappers, bands, dancers are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in performing at the 2009 Barrie Caribbean Festival...
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We would like to invite you to apply for booth space at the Barrie Caribbean Festival. This is a great opportunity to display and sell your merchandise. The region of Barrie is a dynamic, fast growing community...
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