The event, which was held as part of a LIME-sponsored promotion, took place at Bank Street, Basseterre, where the area was cordoned from vehicular traffic and gave way only to pedestrian traffic.
MiyVue.com understands that this year’s celebration will be held under the theme “A Fit and Healthy Nation”, and features five sections: Fruits and Vegetables, Food from Animals, Fitness and Sports, Sugar and Sweeteners and Careers.
During the launch and reveal, it was explained that veteran mas’ men Junior ‘Melbourne’ Constance and Mr. Tobias created this year’s eye-catching designs which the island’s children are expected to display during the Grand Parade which will be held on 1st December 2010. Schools around the island have been zoned into five categories and each category/section will display one of the five segments.
MiyVue.com understands that the Fruits and Vegetables and the Fitness and Sports sections were created by Constance while the Food from Animals and the Sugars and Sweeteners sections were created by Tobias. The Careers section of the parade is being designed by Sun Island Clothes.
The costumes are reminiscent of the different elements of the sections and features fruits including strawberries and bananas, fitness and sporting activities such as weight lifting and football for the sugar cane for the Sugars and Sweeteners section.
Marcella Liburd, Minister of government who holds responsibility for both Culture and Health, explained at the event, that the Children’s Carnival will lead the Grand Parade and encouraged persons to support as healthy living is promoted.
“This is just to let you know that this year, the Children’s Carnival will be big…We are having a one-day parade and so there will be no separate Children Carnival Day. The Children’s Carnival will lead the parade on New Year’s Day…That is the message we want to send to the country, that we should eat right, exercise so that we can have a fit and healthy nation. So we are asking all of you to come out on New Year’s Day and big up our children.”
The event was chaired by reigning National Carnival Queen Sudeakka Francis.