Media Advisory/Invitation - Toronto Pearson Kicks Off Caribbean Carnival at the Airport

TORONTO, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Caribbean Carnival is coming to Toronto Pearson! In celebration of the 46th annual event, on Tuesday, July 30th, airport guests will experience some of the city's biggest celebration of all things Caribbean right in terminal! Here they will see some of the very best Caribbean culture has to offer, including music, dance, art and a moving parade to kick-off Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto.

Media and airport guests are invited to attend the fun-filled kick-off event taking place in Terminals 1 and 3 at Toronto Pearson (pre-security). Canadian calypso pioneer and Juno winner, the legendary "Pan Man Pat", and the world renowned Bahamian Junkanoo Legends will perform and parade their way in true Caribbean style through the airport surprising guests.

ONSITE AT THE AIRPORT:

  1. Performance by world-renowned Bahamian Junkanoo Legends starts at Terminal 3 International Arrivals and will parade its way to Departures in Terminal 3 before heading over to Terminal 1.
  2. Steel pan performance by legendary "Pan Man Pat" and his musical crew.
  3. Parade of masqueraders will tour through both terminals to entertain departing and arriving guests as well as airport staff.
  4. Caribbean-themed art exhibit on display in Terminal 1.
  5. Interviews with Toronto Pearson, Caribbean Carnival representatives and performers.

DATE: Tuesday, July 30

TIME: 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

WHERE: Toronto Pearson. Media should gather at Terminal 3 International Arrivals at 3:00 p.m. Media may park in the Terminal 3 garage and will be provided a full parking voucher at the event. Directions to Terminal 3 parking can be found here: http://www.torontopearson.com/en/toandfrom/directions/

About the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada and one of the largest in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic.  In 2012, Toronto Pearson handled 35 million passengers.  The focus of the GTAA continues to be on competitiveness, growing the airport's status as an international gateway, meeting the needs of our travellers and ensuring the long-term success of the organization, our airline customers and the regional economy.

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About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. In its 46th year it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Hip Hop, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. For complete listing information, visit www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com.

SOURCE: Toronto Pearson

For further information:

For Toronto Pearson:
Sarah Shelest
Edelman
sarah.shelest@edelman.com
416-849-8925

For Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto:
Stephen Weir
Stephen Weir & Associates
stephen@stephenweir.com
416-489-5868; 416-801-3101

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