Free children's parade and Family Day event moves to Downsview Park, features a fun new program
TORONTO, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - On Monday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Downsview Park, Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival organizers and members of the Caribbean Canadian community will announce the exciting new program and venue for the 2012 Junior Carnival Parade.
The Toronto Mas Band Association and The Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes will take part in the announcement, and children from several mas camps will show their new costumes for the first time. The announcement will also feature Junior Calypso singers, a dance group and steelpan performances.
|When:||Monday, July 9, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.|
|Where:|| 35 Carl Hall Road, east of John Drury Drive (In Downsview Park -
enter on John Drury Drive - off Sheppard Ave West)
|Who:|| Denise Herrera-Jackson, CEO, Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival
Michael Lloyd, Scotiabank Branch Manager, Queen & Lansdowne
Councillor Maria Augimeri, City of Toronto, Ward 9, York Centre
Councillor Anthony Perruzza, City of Toronto, Ward 8, York Centre
Members of the Caribbean Canadian community
Children in costume, steel pan orchestra and calypso singers
|Why:|| To announce the new venue and program additions for the 2012
Children's Carnival which moves to a new home due to the popularity of
the event. Over 2,000 children in mas costumes are expected to take part
in the parade, which will make it the largest children's carnival parade in
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, CP-24, FLOW fm, WinTV, WinRadio, General Motors, El Dorado Rum, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Ontario Place, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Yorkgate 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]