Media Alert/Photo Op - Today, 20,000 Avocados Being Given Away at Union

TORONTO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Today, Wednesday, September 16th 2009, Miss Ava Cado, Mexico's sultry avocado ambassador, will be travelling north in honour of Mexican Independence Day to introduce Toronto to her culture, music and her favourite creamy fruit: Avocados from Mexico. This colourful event will take place outside of Union Station on Front Street (corner Bay) from 6 am to 11 am.

    Festivity highlights will include:
    - A 20,000 avocado giveaway to passersby
    - Raising of the Mexican flag and speech by Mexico's Consul General in
      Toronto, Carlos Pujalte in honour of Mexican Independence Day
    - Sweet sounds from a live mariachi band and authentic Mexican dance
    - Tasty avocado recipe demonstrations by the Food Network's Chef Juan
      Salinas, including authentic guacamole and a scrumptious chocolate
      avocado dessert
    - An appearance by Mexico's sultry avocado ambassador, Miss Ava Cado
    - Unveiling of Miss Ava Cado's first telenovela, part one of an animated
      series based on her journey to Toronto and the dramatic unfolding of a
      love triangle between Ava and her two romantic hopefuls: Senor Guac and
      Sir Lantro
    - A chance to win an all-inclusive trip to the Riviera Maya, courtesy of
      Signature Vacations and the Imperial Maya Resort hotel


    What:  Ava Cado's Mexican Fiesta in honour of Mexican Independence Day

    When:  Today, Wednesday, September 16th from 6 am to 11 am
           Speech by the Consul General of Mexico will begin at 7 am

    Where: Outside of Union Station on Front street, corner Bay

    Why:   To celebrate Mexican Independence Day and the goodness of avocados

    Who:   Everyone is welcome to participate in the celebrations

About Miss Ava Cado

To help increase awareness of the benefits of avocados, a campaign starring Miss Ava Cado has been created and includes today's consumer giveaway, a telenovela five-part video series and in-store demonstrations. Her adventures can be viewed at and fans are invited to connect with Ava on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. For more information about the event, event photos and delicious avocado recipes, visit


The Avocado Producer and Exporting Packers Association of Michoacan (APEAM), was founded in 1997 to promote the export program of Michoacan. APEAM represents nearly 30 packers, and more than 5,000 producers who oversee 7,100 avocados orchards. Together, they produce 2 billion pounds of avocado every year, 836 million of which are exported to the most demanding markets in the world. APEAM is headquartered in Uruapan, Mexico and has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and McAllen, Texas.

SOURCE Avocados from Mexico and APEAM

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview with Chef Salinas or Miss Ava Cado, please contact: Jennifer Potvin, Faye Clack Communications, Tel: (905) 206-0577, ext 223, Email:; Anthony Tiburzi, Faye Clack Communications, Tel: (905) 206-0577, ext 234, Email:

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