MEDIA ADVISORY - Redpath Waterfront Festival

Party on the Promenade     

TORONTO, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ -

DATE:

Friday, June 19-21, 2015



TIMING:

June 19th - 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.



6:00 p.m.
Simcoe WaveDeck

Queens Quay Official Opening, featuring one of the biggest ribbon cutting ceremonies Toronto has ever seen, with a 650 metre-long ribbon (6 football fields in length) waved by hundreds of residents and visitors. The event is hosted by Waterfront Toronto at the Simcoe WaveDeck.



6:30 p.m.

DANCE Pan American Style

HTO Park East

Celebrity dancer Jean Marc Généreux teaches swing, jive & foxtrot to the public from a floating stage. From 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. it is public dancing to Swing Shift Big Band!



8:00 p.m.

Waterfront Community People's Parade, beginning at Sherbourne

HTO Park East

Common (led by Shadowland Theatre) and ending at HTO Park East--just in time for the grand opening show and celebration at 9:00 p.m.



Simcoe, Rees & Spadina WaveDecks

Buskers, dance demonstrations, musicians, the Waterfront Singing Ambassadors, standup paddle boarding, Art on the Water, canoe rides, crafts workshops, all weekend long on the WaveDecks.



9:00 p.m.

Grand Opening Show and Celebration with celebrity dance appearances

HTO Park East

by Jean Marc Généreux, Blake McGrath and Trevor Tordjman ("James" of The Next Step), joined by several of his cast mates, Alakazam, aka "The Human Knot", Dr. Draw who comprises elements of classical violin, jazz-rock fusion,folk and pop, culminating with pyrotechnics and a grand finale by Swing Shift Big Band!




Saturday, June 20, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.,


Sunday, June 21, 12 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Queens Quay at Lower Sherbourne

DockDogs® Championships (Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – & Sunday

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)


DockDogs® is a dock jumping and diving sport for dogs with three main


Events: Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve.


Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show


Non-stop incredible performances by rescue animals like Sophia the Black Lab and Bella the Boston Terrier. These entertain the crowd by walking a tightrope, playing the piano or riding a bike.



Sugar Beach 

Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival – (Thursday June 18 – Saturday June 20) plus the Pride Toronto affiliate event Sweetness Pride Beach Party featuring WE PLAY with international DJs Jodie Harsh and DJ Aron on Sunday, June 21st only, the longest day of the year.



Pier 27 100 Queens Quay West

Artists and art lovers of all ages are welcome at the new Art Hub 27 cultural centre at Pier 27 to take part in the creation of a new large-scale work of art.



Redpath Sugar

Enter the Acts of Sweetness '1 Tonne Sugar Pull' Challenge with a team of friends and be cheered on by some special guests!



HTO Park East

Waterfront Artisan Market


Browse or buy at the Waterfront Artisan Market at HTO Park East, where finely crafted jewellery, one-of-a-kind gifts and works of art, scrumptious baked goods and fragrant body products are on offer all weekend long.



Queens Quay

Purina PawsWay Pet Parade – Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


From HTO Park West to Sherbourne Common along the new Queens Quay pedestrian promenade.



HTO Park East

DANCE Pan American Style - Friday 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


No matter what your age or ability - learn to swing, jive and salsa with Jean Marc Généreux, learn to pop and lock with hip hop classes by Trevor Tordjman, or learn to move with jazz/ contemporary classes with Blake McGrath—our celebrity choreographers are leading FREE dance classes all weekend long from a panoramic floating stage!




WEB SITE: http://TOwaterfrontfest.com

SOURCE Redpath Waterfront Festival

Image with caption: "The DockDogs® Championships, is a dock jumping and diving sport for dogs with three main events: Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve at the Redpath Waterfront Festival, June 19-21 along the two kilometre revitalized Queens Quay in Toronto, Free Admission (CNW Group/Redpath Waterfront Festival)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150617_C7566_PHOTO_EN_18195.jpg

Image with caption: "The Redpath Waterfront Festival, June 19-21 is proud to partner with the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach. Catch some sun and fun along the 2 km revitalized Queen Quay, the first weekend of the summer. (CNW Group/Redpath Waterfront Festival)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150617_C7566_PHOTO_EN_18197.jpg

Image with caption: "International performance athlete Alakazam will take your breath away. He will be one of the featured artists at the weekend-long Redpath Waterfront Festival, June 19-21 along the two kilometre revitalized Queens Quay, in Toronto, Free Admission (CNW Group/Redpath Waterfront Festival)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150617_C7566_PHOTO_EN_18198.jpg

For further information: For additional information on the Redpath Waterfront Festival contact: Peggy Sheffield/Peggy Sheffield & Associates Inc., Office: 416 246 0474 Cell and text 416 822 8511, psheffield@psapr.com; For information on The Waterfront BIA and Party on the Promenade contact: Peter Ashworth/Ashley Lloyd/Ashworth Associates Public Relations, Office 416-603-6005, Cell 416 570 0109, peter@ashworthassociates.com, ashley@ashworthassociates.com

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