Chief Mark Saunders was in a party mood as helped launch the 49th annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival on July 30 at Exhibition Place.
The former disc jockey busted a few dance moves, much to the delight of the nearly 60 Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) students who took part in this year’s parade.
“We have got the best looking YIPIs in the parade, so let’s have a good time today,” said Saunders, who also thanked the volunteers for donating their time to help make the event run smoothly.
Kadisha Joseph, a junior assistant with the program, enjoys participating in the annual event.
“I relish the culture, goods vibes, laughter and the unity,” said the 2010 YIPI, who was assigned to the Employment Unit.
Constable Jennifer Dekezel, of 54 Division, has been playing mas’s for the last 18 years.
‘It’s so much fun, and playing with Toronto Police is an added dimension to the mas because of the YIPIs involvement,” she said. “They bring so much energy to the show. Rain or sunshine, they are out here to party and you can’t help but want to be part of this.”