Media Advisory - Experience the world in your backyard at the Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic

June 30, July 1, July 2

TORONTO, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Spend Canada Day weekend at the 46th Annual Scotiabank CHIN Picnic, the world's largest free multicultural festival and one of Toronto's great summer traditions. The Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic kicks off this Saturday, June 30 and runs until Monday, July 2. All events will be held at Exhibition Place and admission to all events is FREE. New to the Picnic this year is the Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic Rising Star Competition and performances by Toronto's Shawn Desman.

Saturday, June 30  -  HIGHLIGHTS

BANDSHELL STAGE
12:00 p.m. - Miss Chin International Bikini Pageant 2012
3:30-10:30 p.m. - South Asian Festival with local community entertainment and headliner performers

DUFFERIN GATES CENTENNIAL STAGE
12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Hispanic Festival
12:30 p.m. - Sol de Cuba
2:00 p.m. - Puente del Diablo
3:30 p.m.- La Tipica
5:00 p.m. - Fantasia
7:00 p.m. - Mariana Civico, International Salsa Star

BETTER LIVING BUILDING
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Shopping Free Admission
2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00p.m. - Team K9 Dog Challenge Shows
3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - Infinite Fantasy Family Circus
3:00 p.m. - Ontario Boxing Tournament

WEST GROUNDS MIDWAY
11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. - Midway Rides, games and amusement, two shows daily, Midway Circus Jonathan and Comic Unicyclist juggler Circusman
Open all day - Tiger Paws Exotics Petting Zoo & Shows three times daily

For schedule details go to www.scotiabankchinpicnic.com

About CHIN International

The CHIN International Picnic is a production of CHIN Radio /TV International; a Canadian radio and television broadcaster that produces and airs programming in over 30 different languages. The contribution of CHIN Radio to the cause of multiculturalism, understanding and tolerance between people of many national, racial and religious origins has been recognized and acknowledged throughout Canada. www.chinradio.com

About Scotiabank:

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships

For further information:

For media registration and inquiries:
Cat Fawcett
Cat*PR - Public Relations 
cat@catpr.ca
647-895-4310

Sheena Findlay
Scotiabank
647-628-3501
Sheena.findlay@scotiabank.com

Desirae Pelaccia
CHIN Radio
416-531-9991 ext 2510
desirae@chinradio.com


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