Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Bid salutes Caribana

    TORONTO, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - Toronto's 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Bid
celebrates Caribbean pride this weekend. The Bid is delighted to participate
in this year's Caribana Parade with its very own float marshaled by the Hon.
Margarett Best, Ontario Minister of Health Promotion.
    "Toronto comes alive with the sights and sounds of Caribbean Carnival
this weekend," says Ontario Minister of Health Promotion, Margarett Best. "We
look forward to seeing Toronto come alive with Pan/Parapan American
celebration with our Caribbean family here in Toronto in 2015."
    "Caribana is a celebration Toronto looks forward to each year," says the
Hon. David Peterson, Chair of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Bid Committee.
"The Toronto Pan Am Bid salutes the Caribbean community and looks forward to
hosting all Pan American nations in 2015 should Toronto have the honour of
hosting the Games."

    About the Scotiabank Caribana Festival

    The Scotiabank Caribana Festival is an exciting two-week cultural
explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and visual and performing arts. Now in
its 42nd year, it has become a major international event and the largest
cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Scotiabank Caribana is an
international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its
environs will come alive as the city revels in the pulsating rhythms and
melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney and Steel Pan music.

    About the Pan Am Games

    The Pan Am Games are a major international multi-sport event, held every
four years for athletes of the 42 PASO member nations. The Pan American Games
consists of all Summer Olympic sports, plus other non-Olympic events, and
serve as an Olympic-qualifier for many of the participating sports. The last
edition of the games was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in July 2007 and the
next edition is scheduled to take place in Guadalajara, Mexico in October

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For further information:

For further information: Liz Borowiec, Toronto 2015, (416) 326-4982

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