Toronto Caribbean Carnival's First-Ever Gifting Suite Recap- July 29th, 2022
TORONTO - During The Toronto Caribbean Carnival (formerly known as Caribana), The Well Connected hosted the city's first Caribbean-inspired gifting and activation suite inside 952 Queen Street W, Sidlee Marketing Agency, on Friday, July 29th, 2022.
Photo Credit: Matthieu Stewart (@mstewiee) - Pictured: Soho Sweetcarts
The #CarnivalOasis22 influencer activation and gifting suite hosted 250 influencers, talent, artists, media personalities, and tastemakers. Among those in attendance were CP24’s Patricia Jaggernaught, fashion designer Geroge Sully, Chum 1045 and iHeart Radio’s Azalea Hart, interior consultant Jaclyn Genovese, makeup and hair stylist Sherlyn Torres, HGTV’s Nicole Babb, StarTrek actress Samora Smallwood, model/singer Aneesa Badshaw, Singer LAVI$H, R&B group BLK, and more.
Photo Credit: Matthieu Stewart (@mstewiee) - Pictured: Patricia Jaggernaught.
Guests were treated to an elevated gifting suite experience that included fun products, branded activations, and carnival-themed fun. While visiting Sleepenvie, who provided an oasis-themed bedroom photobooth, guests sipped on our three signature cocktails provided by Kraken Rum.
Photo Credit: Steve Blackburn (@YYZEvents)
Photo Credit: Matthieu Stewart (@mstewiee) - Pictured: Guests having fun at the Sleepenvie Booth.
To up the ante, Saint Lucia created a social media contest to raffle off two trips to The Bay Gardens Resort and Stonefield Villa Resort in Saint Lucia.
Photo Credit: Matthieu Stewart (@mstewiee) - Pictured: Carnival Spice Dancers.
DJ Mars Forever provided the vibes for the evening, while Carnival Spice brought the heat with their dancers and kept the party going.
Photo Credit: Matthieu Stewart (@mstewiee. Pictured: DJ Mars Forever (@marsforever_)
As a treat, guests received footwear provided by Puma, while Red Bull's gaming console and VR Playin heightened our guests' competitive spirits.
Photo Credit: Matthieu Stewart (@mstewiee).
Photo Credit: The Well Connected. Patricia Jaggernaught modelling Puma Sneakers.
With over 30 gifting partners and five branded activations sponsors included: Bodied Beauty Studio, Blue Fish Printing, Inhairitance, MTV Hard Seltzer, Tropicana Community Services, Total PR, Mother Earth Essentials, The Success System, Simply Go Natural Cosmetics, Curbed Style, Appeeling, Fiore Box Studio Phoneloops, Daneson, Revel Flourish, Setting The Bar, Source of Nature, Steamwhistle Brewing, Luv2Pak, Taste Jamaica, Soho Sweetcarts, Marketing Creates, InjectHer, Hollywood North Toronto, Sesame Snaps, Daydream, Phoneloops, La Vie Events, Life Beyond Space, Pong Game Studios, and Matix Mortgage.
Photo Credit: Matthieu Stewart (@mstewiee). Guest interacting with the gifted products.
"We wanted to create a pass-through lounge where talent, media, and tastemakers can experience Caribbean culture through unique activations and product gifting in between their regular carnival activities. Carnival Oasis fills that void by allowing guests to stay for 10 minutes, 3 hours, or as long as they like." Said Jackie Clarke, Founder of The Well Connected.
Photo Credit: Matthieu Stewart (@mstewiee). Guest enjoying a massage by Bodied Beauty Studio.
Check out The Well Connected’s Blog for more images and videos from #CarnivalOasis22.
Carnival Oasis was created and produced by Jackie Clarke, Craigg Slowly, and Stephen Spencer.
About The Well Connected
The Well Connected is a creative support company specializing in Virtual Event Production, Content + Pitch Deck Design, Sponsorship Acquisition, Event Management/Production, and Brand Strategy.
Pursuit & Exhale Agency
Stephen Spencer, Managing Director of Pursuit & Exhale Agency, is an independent Black-owned creative agency reimagining how brands and artists tell their stories, create value and interaction and push culture forward.
For more information, please contact:
Founder of The Well Connected
Jackie Clarke | Jackie@thewellconnected.ca | +1(416)807-7379
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