Sunday, 26 June 2011


Foods of the World at the Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic

Toronto will celebrate music, life, culture, a world famous Bikini Contest and foods from around the world at the 45th SCOTIABANK CHIN INTERNATIONAL PICNIC 2011 taking place July 1 – 3 at the CNE. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors converge on the city to enjoy the family activities and to nosh during the free, three-day festival.
The Picnic is an opportunity to sample the foods of the world! Caribbean Roti. Portuguese Piri Piri chicken. Italian Pizza. Adoha from the Philippines are just some of the dishes that can be sampled at the Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic.
This summer, there are dozens and dozens of food kiosks. They will be serving international dishes, along with the traditional picnic foods of opportunities to buy hot dogs, hamburgers and corn on the cob too!
Don’t recognize these foods and crave normal Toronto street fare? For the record Roti is Caribbean favourite that uses unleavened bread wrap and has fillings including chicken, vegetables and beef. Piri is a hot Portuguese chili spice that chicken is cooked in. Adoha is a national Philippine dish that braises chicken and/or pork in garlic, vinegar, oil and soya sauce. The world famous Pizza Pizza company is not only serving through the festival but is also one of the sponsors of the Picnic!

About the Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic

The CHIN International Picnic 2011 has something for everyone including; The World Beat Music component, headlined by top performers from Italy, Portugal, South Asia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Caribbean and Latin America; Sporting Events including a LIVE Club Boxing Show presented by Boxing Ontario and produced by Atlas Boxing Club, Cycling Races presented by the Midweek Cycling Club; Maximum Pro Wrestling Shows; Family Activities including Team K9 Dog Challenge, Birds of Prey Showcase, Zero Gravity Circus Shows, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Amusement Park Rides and Games; Cultural Dance and Song Local Showcases such as the Folklore Dance Competition, Italian, Portuguese , Chinese, South Asian, Caribbean, Filipino, Polish and Latino Festivals all weekend long.

Shoppers and Browsers can visit the International Shopping Bazaar with over 100 exhibit booths and brand-name merchandise, retailers, services and entertainment; hungry visitors can visit the many Foods of the World Kiosks on the grounds, and quench their thirst in the beer garden or at the many fruit juice and beverage stands; and let’s not forget the famed MR. CHIN and the MISS CHIN Bikini events.
Join the festivities on the Canada Day weekend for a wide variety of free entertainment for the whole family!

The CHIN International Picnic is produced by CHIN radio /TV international; a Canadian radio and television broadcaster that produces and airs programming in over 30 different languages. The contribution of CHIN Radio to the cause of multiculturalism, understanding and tolerance between people of many national, racial and religious origins has been recognized and acknowledged throughout Canada.

SCOTIABANK CHIN International Picnic 2011
Canada Day Weekend
Friday July 1: noon-11pm
Saturday July 2: noon-11pm
Sunday July 3: noon-11pm
Free Admission
Exhibition Place — West Grounds and Better Living Building

PUBLIC INFORMATION: (416) 531-9991 x3900. Schedule Details –

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