TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - This month, when the 100th Grey Cup Festival comes to Toronto, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will be the host for many exciting events taking place. From November 22-25 the Convention Centre will be the site of the Scotiabank Fan Zone and Molson Canadian House and will feature top-rated concerts, team parties, CFL alumni meet and greets and overall celebrations leading up to the Grey Cup Championship Game.
The 100th Grey Cup Festival events being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre include:
- Scotiabank Football Experience, which includes interactive football activities, the TSN broadcast location, autograph area, ongoing football trivia competitions and more
- Team celebration areas and the Scotiabank VIP Zone
- The Art of Management Conference featuring former Chairman & CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch (on Tuesday, November 20)
- TELUS Players Party with K'naan, Kardinal Offishall, Mia Martina and Kreesha Turner
- Molson Canadian House Concert Series featuring Sam Roberts Band, Matthew Good, Treble Charger, Myles Goodwyn and April Wine, Kim Mitchell and Big Sugar featuring Willi Williams
- The Official Pre-Game Party with live performances by Kathleen Edwards and Burton Cummings
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is also within close proximity to a number of other Festival events such as the Scotiabank 100th Grey Cup Gala, the TELUS Street Festival and the Grey Cup game itself.
"The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is a world-class convention venue in the heart of downtown Toronto and in the centre of our Festival footprint. We are thrilled to bring the South Building to life by converting it into a football experience worthy of the 100th celebrations. Thank you to the Convention Centre for helping make that plan a reality," said Lou Ragagnin, President and COO of the 100th Grey Cup Festival.
"Football is such an important Canadian pastime and we are thrilled to welcome the Grey Cup Festival back to our facility - particularly as part of the 100th celebratory milestone. We are above all, excited to be the site of the Official Pre-Game Party," said Barry Smith, President & CEO of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. "Hosting a party of this size takes a great deal of planning, teamwork, and diligence and we couldn't be happier to be chosen as the venue for so many important celebrations."
About the 100th Grey Cup Festival
The 100th Grey Cup Festival is an "Invitation to Our Nation", uniting Canadians from coast-to-coast in Toronto for a ten-day, eleven-night festival encompassing over 50 events ranging from traditional team parties, galas and player awards to a football film festival and family fun zone at great venues including the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Yonge-Dundas Square. Complete with street parties, entertainment and activities, the 100th Grey Cup will be a sport and cultural celebration that benefits this iconic Canadian game. To learn more about the 100th Grey Cup Festival, please visit the official website at www.100thgreycupfestival.ca.
About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's #1 convention and trade show facility. Over the past 27 years, the Centre has hosted approximately 15,000 events, entertained over 40 million guests and has added $4.7 billion in direct spending economic impact to the community. For further information, please visit www.mtccc.com.
SOURCE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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