Monday 25 May 2015

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival
May 22, 2015 17:44 ET

MEDIA ALERT: Tuesday 11:30 -- Media Kick-Off for the 2015 Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 22, 2015) - The media is invited to join community leaders, Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival performers, sponsors, Federal, Provincial and City politicians at the official media launch for this year's Carnival on Tuesday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ontario Science Centre.
The Festival Management Committee will host an event at which they will provide:
  • Updates to the annual parade route by the Festival Management Committee
  • An introduction of Pannist and Mas Model Raesha Sirois -- the new "Face of the Festival"
  • A performance by The Chitans -- a family singing group that recently received the U.S. Congressional Award for work they have done on the streets of New York City.
  • A performance by a Pan Group
  • A performance by Calypso singer Roger Gibbs
WHY:Construction and TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games events are impacting the Parade and several other events this year. We will announce changes at the press conference. There are also new events, themes and costumes on the parade route this year.
Speakers from the Festival Management Committee, the Toronto Star, the Federal Government and the City of Toronto, the Provincial Minister Responsible for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Michael Coteau.
The Masters of Ceremony will be: Pooja Handa (CP24) and Andria Case (CFTO).
WHEN:Tuesday, May 26, 2015. 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Great Hall, Ontario Science Centre. 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON M3C 1T3
Free parking -- media please identify themselves at the parking kiosks.
For further information:Information about the programs and events, please visit the Festival Management Committee's official website at The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue, Toronto. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Fax: 416-391-5693; Email: