MEDIA ALERT: MORE THAN THE PARADE – THE LAUNCH OF THE SCOTIABANK CARIBANA™ FESTIVAL
Thursday, July15th 2010
Noon – 2pm
Official Launch for the Caribana Festival at Yonge/Dundas Square
Provincial Minister of Health Promotion – Margarett Best
Calypso, Mas costumes and Steel Pan to perform
What: Scotiabank Caribana™ 2010 is kicking off the 3-week summer festival at Dundas Square. The launch showcases the many events that will entertain and energize Toronto. Speeches. Musical performances. Dance troupes and dancers in Mas costumes. Calypso singers. Soca music. Pan orchestra.
Why: Scotiabank Caribana™ is an important tourism event. It annually brings hundreds of thousands of tourists into the city. This year, the volunteer-driven festival is marking its 43rd year.
Who: Scheduled to speak – The Honourable Michael Chan, Councillor Joe Mihevc and FMC Chairman Joe Halstead. Other dignitaries will be announced soon
When: Media tent opens at 11.30am. Media who have registered can pick up their media passes.Speeches 11.59 am to 12.30 pm. A cavalcade of entertainment until 2pm.
Where: Yonge/Dundas Square. Corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets. Downtown Toronto. [Please note that the event will NOT be held this year at Toronto City Hall]
How: All media are welcome to cover the event. www.caribanafestival.com The public is encouraged to attend this FREE event
Stephen Weir, Publicist Alicia Sealey, Publicist
(416) 489-5868 Cell:(416)801-3101 (416) 599-0664 Cell:(416) 500-4349