/R E P E A T -- MEDIA LAUNCH ADVISORY - 50th Year For Caribbean Festival in Canada/

Media Launch With Minister of Tourism
Costumes, New Parade Route and New Sponsors

TORONTO, May 26, 2017 /CNW/ - We have been celebrating our Caribbean Canadian heritage for the past 49 summers here in Toronto. On June 1st, Minister Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will be the keynote speaker at the Media Launch for the 50th annual Caribbean festival.  The 11:45 a.m. press conference will be held at Toronto's Ontario Science Centre.

The highly visual media/social media only event is to announce several important changes to the festival including a new direction for the August 5th Grand Parade, a new corporate sponsor for the event, new 50th anniversary events during the month long festival and a fashion show of 22 new costume designs – both male and female – that will be worn on the parade route this year. Music. Food.

When: Thursday, June 1, 2017
11:45 a.m. Sharp.
Doors open at 11 a.m. Please allow 10-minutes to travel from Science Centre entrance to the Hot Zone. Camera crews contact Science Centre for parking near the Hot Zone entrance on the Southside of the building. Caribbean Reception to follow.

Where:
Toronto, Ontario Science Centre
"The Hot Zone" Hall
770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C 1T3

Who:
The Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Culture.  The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, Toronto Police. Costume Designers.  "Face of the Festival" model in costume, 22 parade models, mas camp leaders, corporate sponsors.  Master of Ceremonies for the event is  CP24/Bell Media's Patricia Jaggernauth. Pannists. Calypsonians. Carnival Run founder. Grace Food's Junior Carnival Chef.

Why:
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival will run from July 7, 2017 to August 7, 2017 with events showcasing originality, culture, and history to millions of spectators who come to the events in downtown Toronto or watch it on television and on-line. The theme this year is "Celebrating our heritage from then to now". It is the theme for the entire festival from the parade route, to the shows and all our performers including Singers, Pannists and Calypsonians.

Media should register at the event for Event credentials this festival.

Action Requested:
Information on the carnival https://torontocaribbeancarnival.com

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

For further information: To RSVP and for further details, please contact: Stephen Weir, Carnival Communications, 416-489-5868, stephen@stephenweir.com, @sweirsweir

RELATED LINKS
https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca

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