Pan Parade On The Avenue
Residents of Woodbrook and environs will on August 25 receive a 50th Anniversary of Independence gift from the Woodbrook Community Association (WAC).
WAC is seeking permission from the Commissioner of Police to have the first ever "Pan on The Avenue," which will begin at Taylor Street and culminate at Colville Street.
Once permission is secured WAC will have mas pioneers Kay Christopher and Colin Edghill as Marshalls of the parade.
WAC is now using the pan parade as a gift to the residents of Woodbrook and is hoping they will come out on the Avenue with their chairs and line the pavement for the occasion.
With Woodbrook being the home to the largest number of Carnival mas bands, WAC is hoping to have costumed revellers accompany each steel orchestra as they move along the Avenue.
WAC is working in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism, Ministry of Communications and the Tourism Development Company along with Pan Trinbago to pull off the Pan Parade.
Bands expected to participate include Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove, CAL Invaders, Starlift, PCS Silver Stars, Woodbrook Playboyz, Woodbrook Modernaires, Brimblers, Harvard Harps, St James Tripolians, Humming Bird Pan Groove, Power Stars, St James Connoisseurs, Witco Desperadoes, Courts Sound Specialist of Laventille and Gale Stars.
The Pan Parade is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. with Adam Smith Square being designated as a point where the bands will stop and perform for some time before moving on. The bands will also stop at the Mas Camp Pub at the corner of French Street and Ariapita Avenue to play a song in tribute the popular entertainment venue for its many years of dedication to culture in Trinidad and Tobago.