Festival kicks off on July 17 at Nathan Phillips Square with Mas Dancers, Calypso Performers, Soca Music and More
TORONTO, July 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is heating up the city with the official launch on Tuesday, July 17 at 12:00 p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square. Media and members of the public are invited to join festival organizers, dignitaries and members of the Caribbean Canadian community to kick off the three-week long festival. The 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival runs from July 17 to August 12, 2012.
|| Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Media Tent opens at 11:30 a.m.
Speeches begin at 12:00 p.m.
Caribbean entertainment until 2:00 p.m.
|Where:|| Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St West
|| Scheduled to speak:
Denise Herrera-Jackson, CEO, Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival
MPP Dipika Damerla
City of Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair
City of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Jacqueline Ryan, Scotiabank Vice-President of Sponsorships and Partnership Programs
NBA Star Jamaal Magloire. Toronto Raptors
NFL star Orlando Franklin, Denver Broncos
|Why:||To kick off one of Toronto's greatest summer traditions that brings hundreds of thousands of tourists to the city. There's a new line up of exciting events this year, the Children's Parade is moving to Downsview Park and much, much more!|
All media and members of the community are invited to attend this FREE event.
For more information go to www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com.
About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival
The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Now in its 45th year, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America's largest outdoor festival.
Corporate sponsors of this year's festival include: Scotiabank, The Toronto Star, Sway Magazine, CTV, CP24, FLOW fm, WinTV, WinRadio, General Motors, El Dorado Rum, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, The City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airport Authority, Ontario Place, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Yorkdale Mall, Liberty Grand, and Grace Kennedy Foods.
For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival's official website at www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The Festival Office is NOW located at 19 Waterman Avenue. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Fax: 416-391-5693; Email: [email protected].
For further information:
Stephen Weir Festival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868 Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: [email protected]