Thursday 19 July 2012

International Rugby Match on Saturday Night in Toronto - Scotibank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Jamaica Rugby team out for revenge in the second annual

Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Rugby Cup

New Field. More Seating. More Entertainment.
July 17, 2012  (Toronto) – The Reggae Warriors are out  for revenge. The Jamaica based team lost last year’s inaugural Scotibank Toronto Caribbean Rugby Cup to a Canadian National Team (The Wolverines) who had never won an international match before that game!   The two teams will have a rematch, July 21st, in a much large venue during this year’s Caribbean Carnival festival.
The Reggae Warriors and the Wolverines will meet the evening of July 21st at the Lamport Stadium in downtown Toronto. The Cup Match will include not just rugby but also live entertainment before, during and after the game.
“They are hungry for this rematch,” said Cory Tukeli, cup organizer and President of the Canada Rugby League.  “They think we got lucky. Well we will see. We have strengthened our team since last summer, adding players from the Ottawa Region and we have coach Richard Moore behind the bench.”
“Last year we played in North Markham where the maximum seating is under 3,000. At Lamport we have triple the capacity – there is room for 9,600 spectators,” he continued. “ And this year the match will be televised. Sports Net will tape delay the match nationally!”
About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Now in its 45th year, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America's largest outdoor festival.  
Corporate sponsors of this year's festival include: Scotiabank, The Toronto Star, Sway Magazine, CTV, CP24, FLOW fm, WinTV, General Motors, El Dorado Rum, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Yorkgate Mall, Liberty Grand, and Grace Kennedy Foods.  
For more information about tickets for the Rugby Match and all other programmes and events, please visit the festival's official website at The Festival Office is NOW located at 19 Waterman Avenue.
Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Fax: 416-391-5693;
Stephen Weir, Festival Publicist | Phone 416-489-5868 | Cell: 416-801-3101 | Email:
Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison | Cell: 905-399-5322 | Email:                                                       
Tel: 416-489-5868 | Fax: 416-488-6518