The Caribbean Pavilion is proud to be part of Carabram. China will once again be part of the Pavilion.
Sun, sand and sea are what often comes to mind when you think of the Caribbean. In fact, the Caribbean is all that and much more. It has a rich history of culture and traditions. There are more than 7,000 islands in the Caribbean, and they belong to over 28 distinct nations. There are 115 main islands.
The political history may be colonial, but the culture of the Caribbean is a colorful amalgamation of traditions from the many ethnicities found there. The art, music, literature and culinary achievements reflect the legacy of African slaves forcibly brought there to work on sugar plantations, Amerindians who were living on islands before the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the Europeans colonizers.
Carnival, one of our many traditions has a complicated birthright, tied as it is to colonialism, religious conversion and ultimately freedom and celebration. Important to the festival arts, are the ancient African tradition of parading and moving through villages in costumes and masks. Carnival, in some form, is celebrated on all Caribbean islands. The events have several common themes based on folklore, culture, religion and traditions. English is not the official language in all Caribbean nations, but it is widely spoken throughout the Caribbean. Spanish, French and Dutch are some of the other official languages. Numerous local dialects,eg. Patois and Papiamento are spoken throughout the Caribbean. Our music is as varied as our languages…, dance to Reggae, Calypso, Soca, Salsa, Zouk, Ska or Dancehall.
Bring your taste buds! The Caribbean has a unique cuisine of its own. The cuisine embodies our culture with a blend of spices, ingredients and techniques, indigenous and international, brought together to create mouth watering dishes. Quench your thirst with signature punches, coconut water, smooth cane juice or a “local” island beer. What about the rum… each island boasts the best rum so go on… sample them all!
Chris Gibson Rec. Centre
125 McLaughlin Rd N.
For pavilion-specific sponsorship opportunities, please contact the pavilion chair.
Charles Matthews – 416.414.8964
Ian Parcells – 416-804-2275
United Achievers™ Community Services Inc
Congress of Black Women, Brampton Chapter
Food & Entertainment
The Caribbean has a unique cuisine of its own. This cuisine embodies our culture, a blend of spices, ingredients and techniques, indigenous and international, brought together to create mouth-watering dishes; from Jerk Chicken to Saltfish Cakes, Roti to Jamaican Patties. Sample some of what the Caribbean has to offer then quench your thirst with our signature punch, coconut water, smooth sugar cane juice or an exotic Carib or Red Stripe beer. Bring your taste buds!
Let the rhythm of the islands move you! Enjoy the pulsating beats of the drums and the steel band. Sway to the reggae music and whine to the calypso singers. The dancers will leave you breathless as they fuse traditional dances with the limbo. Delight in our colourful costumes and hospitality.
Friday : 7:00pm; 9:00pm; 11:00pm
Saturday : 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm; 10:30pm
Sunday : 1:30pm; 3:30pm; 5:30pm
Purchase a Passport
Purchase your PASSPORT online with ease. We have a variety of payment options. All online purchases will receive a confirmation email including your receipt, which can only be redeemed for a PASSPORT at the customer service desk at Century Gardens Recreation Centre, 340 Vodden St E, Brampton, ON L6V 2N2.
In order to receive your PASSPORT you must provide a print copy of your receipt (Included in the confirmation email) and a piece of ID.
Purchase a Ticket
Purchase your ticket online with ease. We have a variety of payment options. All online purchases will receive a confirmation email including your receipt, which can only be redeemed for a ticket at the customer service desk at Century Gardens Recreation Centre, 340 Vodden St E, Brampton, ON L6V 2N2.
In order to receive your ticket you must provide a print copy of your receipt (Included in the confirmation email) and a piece of ID.