STILL JUMPIN’ – THE LAUNCH OF THE SCOTIABANK TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL, NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE
Tuesday, July12th 2011
Noon – 2pm
Official Launch for the Carnival at Nathan Phillips Square
Provincial Minister of Tourism and Culture – Michael Chan
Big Changes To The Big Parade to be Announced
Mas Dancers, Calypso Performers, Soca Music and More
LATE BREAKING BULLETIN - I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT RUNNER LERONE CLARKE WILL BE AT THE KICK-OFF TODAY Lerone Clarke AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE
What: 2011 is kicking off the 3-week summer festival at Nathan Phillips Square. The NOON HOUR 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.
Location Note: The launch is at City Hall NOT the David Pecaut Sq as previously announced
Why: Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an important tourism event. It annually brings hundreds of thousands of tourists into the city. This year, the parade route is being changed!!
Announcement on Tuesday. New Media Partner to be announced. New events to be announced.
Who: Scheduled to speak – The Honourable Michael Chan, Councillor Joe Mihevc and festival CFO Chris Alexander. Other dignitaries will be announced soon
When: Media tent opens at 11.30am. Last chance for media to register for the big parade.
Speeches 11.59 am to 12.30 pm. A cavalcade of entertainment until 2pm.
Where: Nathan Phillips Square. Queen Street -- Toronto City Hall.
How: All media are welcome to cover the event. www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The public is encouraged to attend this FREE EVENT
PICTURED: 2010 Parade - by Layton Wang-Wu
Stephen Weir, Publicist Craigg Slowly, Publicist
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