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About Us

Cariwest is one of Edmonton’s most colorful and vibrant festivals! Introduced more than 35 years ago in Edmonton , by the Western Carnival Development Association (WCDA). The festival provides a platform through which to share popular Caribbean music, cuisine and Caribbean carnival culture with Western Canada.

 

The 2023 Cariwest Festival will take place August 11 - 13, in downtown Edmonton! The 3-day event brings the full pageantry of the Caribbean in full display, showcase visual, musical and culinary arts to the Western Canadian community.

Our Team

Western Carnival Development Association Board of Directors

Samantha Alexander
Samantha Alexander

President WCDA

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Anna Edwards
Anna Edwards

VP - WCDA

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Toya Patricia
Toya Patricia

Treasurer

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Carrie Bissoon
Carrie Bissoon

WDCA Secretary

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Thalia Edwards
Thalia Edwards

Director - Special Events

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Lisa Edwards
Lisa Edwards

Director - Caribbean Village

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Greg Davis
Greg Davis

Director - Sponsorship / Marketing

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Western Carnival Development Association Directors - at - Large

Juliana Cormier
Juliana Cormier

Admin and Volunteer Coordinator

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Stephen Harris
Stephen Harris

Caribbean Village Coordinator

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Karella Cumming
Karella Cumming

Coordinator

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Georgie Gigi James
Georgie Gigi James

Volunteer Coordinator

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