Media Advisory & Photo Op - Breakdancers and musicians get set to officially launch the 8th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest on Friday



    TORONTO, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - World-class breakdancing crew and the world's
smallest musical Mounties take the stage on Friday August 24, 2007, to perform
for the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official launch of the 8th Annual
Scotiabank Buskerfest, in support of Epilepsy Toronto.

    
    WHERE:    Scotiabank Tent at Market Lane Park,
              (North corner at Front and Market Streets)
              St. Lawrence Market district, Toronto

    WHEN:     12 noon Friday August 24, 2007

    WHO:      USA Breakdancers
              The Renfrews
              Robin Hibberd, Executive Vice-President, Scotiabank Geoff Bobb,
              Executive Director, Epilepsy Toronto
              Jack Yeilding, Jack's Rainbow
    

    Friday is Scotiabank Day at Buskerfest. Scotiabank volunteers are set up
to take donations and sell items on behalf of Epilepsy Toronto - glow in the
dark bracelets, great purple noses, dog tags and environmentally friendly
bags. What's more, Scotiabank will match whatever is raised through the sale
of these items. So look for the noisy people in bright red shirts - and please
give generously.
    Scotiabank will also match proceeds raised at the two gala shows, on
Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. Buskers will donate their talents and all
proceeds raised benefit Epilepsy Toronto.
    Scotiabank BuskerFest, in support of Epilepsy Toronto is in its largest
year yet. More than 50 buskers from around the world will bring their
extraordinary talent to the historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood from
August 23 to August 26, entertaining crowds of all ages. A complete list of
performers is available online at www.torontobuskerfest.com.

    
                       8th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest
               Toronto International Street Performer Festival
                 Thursday August 23 - Sunday August 26, 2007
          throughout the Historic St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood
               - Front Street between Scott and Jarvis Streets
    Thursday noon-10pm, Friday noon-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm. Sun 11am-8pm
    Admission is FREE with a voluntary donation to benefit Epilepsy Toronto
               For information visit www.torontobuskerfest.com
    

    BuskerFest information is located at the Information Tent, on street
median at Front Street, East of Church Street.




For further information:

For further information: Media Refer for BuskerFest: DW Communications -
Dianne Weinrib, Amy Stewart, (416) 703-5479 or dw@dwcommunications.net; Livy
Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs, livy_feldgajer@scotiacapital.com, Bus:
(416) 866-6203, Cell: (416) 888-4695


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