Media Advisory & Photo Op: DON'T MISS THE SECOND ANNUAL SCOTIABANK
BUSKERBALL: Tuesday August 24

Dynamic Event Kicks-Off Key Epilepsy Toronto Fundraiser

TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - The Second Annual Scotiabank BuskerBall kicks-off North America's largest street performance, Scotiabank BuskerFest, on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in the St. Lawrence Market North Market. Both events help raise much needed funds and awareness for Epilepsy Toronto through this evening of glamour, giggles and gastronomical delights dazzling its guests with unbelievable entertainment by some of the festival's headlining acts. 


WHAT:  The Second Annual Scotiabank BuskerBall: A fun and funky fundraising evening with live and silent auctions and an intimate preview of some of the worlds most spectacular and unique performers headlining Scotiabank BuskerFest.
   
WHEN:   Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  Live Auction at 7:40 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.
   
WHERE:  St. Lawrence North Market
  92 Front Street East (north corner of Jarvis Street and Front Street)
  Busker performances begin at 6 p.m. in Market Lane Park.
   
WHY:   Approximately one in 100 people live with epilepsy, the world's most common neurological disorder. Epilepsy Toronto is a non-profit organization that provides support to more than 40,000 people living with epilepsy in this city. The Scotiabank BuskerBall and BuskerFest events raise funds to support Epilepsy Toronto's work.  For tickets please email pam@epilepsy.org
   
WHO:   Honourary Co-Chair and event emceeTom Hayes, CTV News Anchor;
  Honourary Co-Chair Robin Hibberd, Scotiabank Executive Vice-President;
  Cirque Éloize: Performing excerpts from their latest performance, iD, combining circus with urban dance and hip hop;
  Suspended Animation Circus: Toronto based aerialist performance suspended from a 25' helium balloon;
  Kim Churchill: Australian guitar sensation;
  Victor Rubilar: Argentina's four-time Guiness World Record-breaking soccer ball juggler;
  OKA: Australia's Aboriginal group mesmerizes crowds with didgeridoos, bamboo flutes and slide guitars;
  Kromatik: Quebec's body artists create art on living canvasses;
  Lurk: New Zealand's three metre tall pantomime;
  Kate Mior: Toronto's "Living Doll"
  Hercini Arts: Toronto's dance/aerial acrobat performers;
  Mr. Istvan: Hungarian Magician;
  Michael "Shoehorn" Conley: Musician with musical talent from his feet;
  That Man: North Ireland's gravity-defying juggling sensation;
  Witty Look: Japan's clown and unicycle duo;
  Calypso Tumblers: America's reggae-based acrobats;
  Mat Ricardo: British comedian;
  Liqueur Flambe: Australia's virtuosic violin and fire duo; and
  FlameOz: Australia's own fire-handlers.

The 11th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest, Toronto's International Street Performer's Festival, launches on Thursday August 26th at noon and continues through to Sunday, August 29, 2010.  The Festival takes place throughout the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood along Front Street, from Jarvis Street to Yonge Street and all adjacent side streets. Visit Scotiabank BuskerFest on Thursday, noon - 10 p.m.; Friday, noon - 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Admission is by voluntary donation to Epilepsy Toronto.   Visit href="http://www.torontobuskerfest.com/">www.torontobuskerfest.com for more details or on facebook, www.facebook.com/BuskerFestToronto.

SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information: For further information:

Dianne Weinrib or Eleni Deacon, DW Communications, 416-703-5479 or dw@dwcommunications.net.


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