Video: Toronto Pearson guests were surprised and delighted by a Caribbean Carnival parade through Terminals 1 & 3 on Tuesday afternoon as part of the kick off for the Scotiabank Toronto Carribbean Carnival
~ Canadian Calypso Pioneer "Pan Man Pat", the Bahamian Junkanoo Legends
and Masqueraders Welcome Guests ~
TORONTO, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Pearson was full of bright
colours, upbeat music and tropical island delights for arriving and
departing guests to enjoy as the airport officially kicked off the 45th Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival today in Terminals 1 and 3.
Traditional island music and steel pan drumbeats made their way through
the airport during a parade featuring the world renowned Bahamian
Junkanoo Legends and Canadian calypso pioneer and Juno winner, the
legendary "Pan Man Pat."
"Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival has become the largest cultural
festival of its kind in North America, and Toronto Pearson is thrilled
to be a part of the kick-off celebrations for an amazing fifth straight
year," said Jennifer Larson, Manager, Guest Experience Marketing,
Toronto Pearson. "Today's parade of Caribbean talent was a fun way to
welcome visitors to the GTA. It's always exciting to be able to
surprise and delight our guests by bringing a unique, Toronto
experience to life at the airport."
In addition to the musical talent, colourful masqueraders paraded their
way through both terminals as a pre-show to the city's exciting
three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, dance and food.
About the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA):
The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport,
Canada's biggest airport and one of the largest airports in North
America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic. In 2011, Toronto
Pearson handled 33.4 million passengers and is ranked 4th largest in
international passenger traffic in North America. The focus of the
GTAA continues to be on competitiveness, growing the airport's status
as an international gateway, meeting the needs of our guests and
ensuring the long-term success of the organization, our airline
customers and the regional economy. Join Toronto Pearson on Facebook
and Twitter (@torontopearson) #PearsonCarnival.
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 45th 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.
Video with caption: "Video: Toronto Pearson guests were surprised and delighted by a Caribbean Carnival parade through Terminals 1 & 3 on Tuesday afternoon as part of the kick off for the Scotiabank Toronto Carribbean Carnival ". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20120731_C4059_VIDEO_EN_16559.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20120731_C4059_PHOTO_EN_16559.jpg&clientName=Greater%20Toronto%20Airports%20Authority&caption=Video%3A%20Toronto%20Pearson%20guests%20were%20surprised%20and%20delighted%20by%20a%20Caribbean%20Carnival%20parade%20through%20Terminals%201%20%26%203%20on%20Tuesday%20afternoon%20as%20part%20of%20the%20kick%20off%20for%20the%20Scotiabank%20Toronto%20Carribbean%20Carnival%20&title=GREATER%20TORONTO%20AIRPORTS%20AUTHORITY%20%2D%20Caribbean%20Carnival%20Celebrations%20Kick%20Off%20at%20Toronto%20Pearson&headline=Caribbean%20Carnival%20Celebrations%20Kick%20Off%20at%20Toronto%20Pearson
Image with caption: "Toronto Pearson kicked off the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival weekend with a celebratory parade through Terminals 1 & 3 led by the "Pan Man Pat" and the Bahamian Junkanoo Legends. (CNW Group/Greater Toronto Airports Authority)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120731_C4059_PHOTO_EN_16561.jpg
Image with caption: "Surprised guests and excitement fill Terminal 3 as Toronto Pearson kicks-off celebrations for the 45th Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival on Tuesday. (CNW Group/Greater Toronto Airports Authority)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120731_C4059_PHOTO_EN_16562.jpg
SOURCE: Greater Toronto Airports Authority
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