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About Us

Extraordinary art team & creative minimalism lovers

Got tuh be de biggest occasion sweepin through the nation..... everybody feelin right..... welcome to the carnival!

Kerwin Du Bois - Welcome to The Carnival*
Carnival Sensations Caribbean Society is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Our mission is to promote the history and culture of the Caribbean through education and cultural exhibition. This is done primarily through our presentation of locally designed and handmade costumes in parades and at events throughout the Lower Mainland of BC.
In the ten years since its inception, Carnival Sensations has set benchmarks and earned many accolades since participating in the Caribbean Days Multicultural Street Parade in North Vancouver

Through the Years

We've come so far in 10 years! A few of the highlights were:

2006

1st place in the “Caribbean Masqueraders Band”

2007

“Band of the Year,” “Overall Best Caribbean Masqueraders”, “Best Creative Caribbean Costumes Band”; 1st Place - “Caribbean Masqueraders Band”

2009

2nd place in the “Caribbean Masqueraders Band” category with Soca Takes Flight

2009

awarded second place in the “Caribbean Masqueraders Band” category with Socavivors

2010

took to the streets with "Pure Soca Elements"

2011

took to the streets with "Soca Delights"

2012

awarded “Best Caribbean Band” and “Band of the Year” with Vivas Las Soca

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Making History

Entering Pride

Carnival Sensations participated in the Vancouver Pride Parade on August 4, 2013 and made history as the first full Caribbean entry since the Parade’s inception. Starting out as a protest march through Davie Village in 1978, the Vancouver Pride Parade is now the largest parade of any kind in Western Canada, with over 150 float and parade entries and over 700,000 attendees. Carnival Sensations’ mission is to promote the history and culture of the Caribbean through education and cultural exhibition, and we are proud to have achieved this while also supporting inclusion and equality for all.

Community Engagement

We were recognized for our energy and unique style by being awarded the ‘Captivating Community Cluster’ in 2013 from the Vancouver Pride Society. As this was Carnival Sensations’ first year participating in the Vancouver Pride Parade, we were honoured to receive this award in recognition of our spirited representation of the Caribbean community. For information on joining Carnival Sensations on the road in 2014, please email carnival.sensations@gmail.com. And if you need a little convincing, have a look at our photo gallery to see how you can be part of the evolution of Carnival in Vancouver!

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