2020 VIRTUAL CARIFEST SCHEDULE
We kick off Virtual Carifest with some of Calgary’s grooviest dance and fitness instructors! Tune in to our FACEBOOK LIVE to work up a sweat with this line up:
FIT VIBES | 6PM | FitRev
WEST AFRICAN | 6:45PM | Masani St Rose-Toth
SOCA | 7:30PM | Nicole Andrea Pemberton
AFRO-BEATS | 8:15PM | Amanda Okafor
ZOUK | 9PM | Nelson Arsenault
ISLAND MASH UP | 9:45PM | Sabrina Naz
Connect to our Virtual Carifest in three different ways and get ready for a spectacular show featuring international and local artists!
FACEBOOK! Tune in for some virtual vibes on our MAIN PAGE from 12 – 6PM! Be sure to SHARE, LIKE & FOLLOW to stay in the loop!
ZOOM! Pre-register to be featured in our livestream on day TWO of the festival! Dress up in your favourite carnival costume, grab a drink with a friend and bring some bacchanal to the screen! (Stand by for the registration link!)
Join the action in real life by reserving your spot at one of the following Caribbean associations:
In the 1980’s a group of individuals from the Caribbean community formed the CanCarib Association. These individuals believed they had a responsiblity to educate the community about Caribbean culture because they wanted the community to know that the culture was more than just food and music. The Association was eventually renamed to The Caribbean Community Council of Calgary.
The CanCarib acquired all the resources they needed to organize the first festival which was held at Prince’s Island Park. During that time they did not receive assistance from the City of Calgary. It was the idea of the CanCarib Board of Directors that each Caribbean island should showcase their culture — and that was how Carifest was born!
Carifest became the vehicle used to begin a healthy relationship between the Caribbean community and the Calgary Police Service. A few Carifest executives were requested to provide strategies to new recruits on maintaining a healthy relationship with the Caribbean community.