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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 2022 Cariwest Festival will take place August 5 - 7, in downtown Edmonton! The 3-day event will combine a virtual Caribbean cultural showcase along with a limited in person experience to ease us back into our old vibes.   

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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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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