Video: Toronto Pearson kicked off Scotiabank BuskerFest 2013 in Terminal 1 on Monday.
~ Dinosaurs, Acrobats and Magicians Take Over Terminal 1 ~
TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Pearson was full of wildly wacky
talent yesterday as some of the very best in international street
performances marked the start of Scotiabank BuskerFest 2013. From break
dancers to acrobats and magicians to comedians, Terminal 1 guests were
surprised and delighted with these unexpected acts.
Here for Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto, live
busker performances included acts by Cirque Du Soleil performer, Julio
"Kown" Santiago and his crew, along with entertainment from flexible
comedian Jonathan Burns. There was also a spontaneous appearance by
playful beasts from prehistoric times, the Sauruses.
"For the second year, Toronto Pearson is happy to celebrate our city by
working with Scotiabank BuskerFest to bring one of Toronto's greatest
events right to Terminal 1," said Jennifer Larson, Manager, Guest
Experience Marketing, Toronto Pearson. "In support of Epilepsy Toronto,
we're pleased to share this unique experience with our guests for such
a great cause."
Beginning today, Toronto Pearson will donate $1CDN up to $5,000CDN to
Epilepsy Toronto for every Twitter post using the hashtag
#PearsonBuskerFest. To further encourage the Toronto Pearson community
to get in on the busking action, the airport is asking Canadians to
"Put Forth their Best Busker" by sharing their videos which showcase
their unique busker-like talents. Videos can be shared to Twitter from
August 19 to August 25 and should include the hashtag
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. Join Toronto Pearson on
Facebook and Twitter (@torontopearson) #PearsonBuskerFest.
About Scotiabank BuskerFest Toronto
Since its inception in 2000, Scotiabank BuskerFest has featured hundreds
of the best street performers from around the world, hosted millions of
amazed spectators and helped raise much needed funds for Epilepsy
Toronto. Scotiabank BuskerFest is the largest street performers'
festival in North America and is the largest Epilepsy awareness raising
event in the world.
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Image with caption: "Toronto Pearson's Terminal 1 was full of wildly wacky talent on Monday as the airport kicked off Scotiabank BuskerFest 2013. (CNW Group/Greater Toronto Airports Authority)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130820_C6963_PHOTO_EN_29983.jpg
Image with caption: "Some of the very best in international street performers surprised airport guests as Toronto Pearson kicked off Scotiabank BuskerFest on Monday. (CNW Group/Greater Toronto Airports Authority)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130820_C6963_PHOTO_EN_29984.jpg
SOURCE: Greater Toronto Airports Authority
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