Thursday 23 July 2009

MEDIA ALERT: Formal Scotiabank Caribana Gala this Friday night at Liberty Grand CNE 6.30 Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:21 AM


Liberty Grand - Exhibition Place

Friday, July24th 2009
6:30 pm - midnight

An evening of elegance celebrating Carnival Music and Arts
The Right Honorable Lincoln M. Alexander, PC, OC, BA, LLD.
Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario is this Patron of this event

What: Formal event (with a Carnival flair) to celebrate Scotiabank Caribana and to honour the works of the pioneers of the Caribana Festival. Evening includes presentations to builders of the festival, carnival style entertainment followed by a dance.
Why: This Scotiabank Caribana Gala is a fundraiser for the Caribana Arts Foundation, which was organized in 2008 to enhance and develop the quality of knowledge and leadership in the field of Carnival Culture and Arts in Canada
Who: Founders of Caribana. The Festival Management Committee. Dignitaries including the Honourable Lincoln Alexander, the Honourable Margarett Best, The Honourable Alvin Curling, Mayor David Miller, The Consul Generals of Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. Entertainment: Hummingbird Tassa Band, Deltones Steel band of Trinidad & Tobago and Ossie Gurley & De Relativs
When: 6:30 to midnight. Presentations begin at 7pm
Where: Liberty Grand Ballroom on the western grounds of the CNE

NOTE: Media are welcome to cover this event but please note that seating/dinner will not be provided. There is seating in a balcony overlooking the stage.

Media Contact

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