The Selected Carnival Queen is Kaijal Pahl from Ilford (centre)
The first Princess is Jessica Baker from South Woodford (left)
The second Princess is Katie Woolnoth from South Woodford (right)
The winners were chosen after assessment of their commitment, voluntary/community work, communication and manner - this is not a beauty contest!. It is hoped that they will represent the borough as Ambassadors and will be present on the Mayors New Years Day Parade Float. The Carnival Queens will now lead our procession on the 6th September 2009 and they will also be present over the two days of carnival. We hope that they will provide an enduring image of professionalism and community to all who attend. Dont forget from 12:00 - 20:00 on the 5th and 6th Septmber 2009 our event will be in Valentines Park (Melbourne Fields).
Throughout the event we were entertained by live DJ and wonderful performances by Alexandra School of Performing Arts (Thriller rendition and cabaret acts), Khatak Dancing, and Elektra (tribal fusion belly dancing See picture). Our thanks to all the performers. It should be noted in particular that the two princesses performed in 3 ASPA cabaret performances and still displayed the correct poise, demeanour and appearance to impress our judges!