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Month: July, 2013

J’OUVERT, A NEW WAY! RE-JOUVERT-NATE at Koolhaus – Thursday Aug. 1, 2013

REJOUVERTNATE

 

NEW J’OUVERT PARTY IN TORONTO TO KICK-OFF TORONTO CARNIVAL WEEKEND

FOG UP, FOAM UP and PAINT DE TOWN AT ALL NEW CONCEPT EVENT

TORONTO, ON – July 31, 2013

Toronto’s most well-known Soca DJ and Promoter Dr. Jay De Socaprince of G 98.7’s “Socatherapy” all-Soca mixshow is launching a brand new pre-Carnival J’ouvert style party in the city of Toronto.   J’ouvert is a long-standing Caribbean tradition that is celebrated on many islands and involves the smearing of paint, mud or oil as a symbol of emancipation from slavery and has continued to be a major part of Carnival celebrations throughout the World.

On Thursday August 1st, 2013 – the Koolhaus will be filled with foam, fog and paint as the evolution of J’ouvert aptly named RE-JOUVERT-NATE will debut.   Doors open at 10 p.m. and party will go strong until 4 a.m.   Joining the Socaprince at this charged up Soca event will be Vincentian artists Skinny Fabulous (Head Bad,Charge Up), and Problem Child (Party Animal, Party Hard).

Tickets are $15 in advanced available at:

DOWNTOWN OUTLET
Play De Record – 357 Yonge St [416-586-0380]

EAST OUTLETS
Mona’s Roti – 4810 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough [416-412-1200]
Drupatis East – 1085 Bellamy Rd., Scarborough [416-289-9988]
Island Mix Restaurant – 1050 Brock Road, Pickering [905-831-1649]
Drupatis Ajax – 252 Bayly St. W., Ajax [905-686-8100]
Kut Above (ask for Jeff) – 201 Williamson Dr. W., Ajax [416-839-1489]
Alleyne’s Grooming (ask for John) – 80 Old Kingston Rd. Ajax [416 660-8897]

WEST OUTLETS
Drupatis Roti & Doubles – 975 Albion Rd., Etobicoke [416-745-4189]
Charlie’s West Indian Food Mart – 3057 Hurontario St. Mississauga [905-896-3663]
The Spot – Square One Shopping Mall (LL), Mississauga [905-306-7768]
The Spot – Bramalea City Centre Mall (LL) 25 Peel Centre Dr. Brampton [905-790-7741]
Shine Hair Salon and Barbershop – 50 Sunnyvale Gate, Brampton [905-790-3031]
Island Mix 2 Restaurant – 3175 Rutherford Rd. Vaughan [905-761-6649]

Secure Online Partner
www.ticketgateway.com

For Media Inquiries:

Darling Nicky, Publicist
Cell: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RE: 2013 SCOTIABANK TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL

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INFORMATIVE ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

RE: SCOTIABANK TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL

1.       On the topic of:  Limited bleacher seating

The Bleachers have always been on a first-come first-serve basis.  This year the regular theatre style seating is not possible because of the available route inside the Exhibition Place as well as the availability of bleachers inside Exhibition Place.

This year we have created a different experience inside Exhibition Place so patrons can see the Parade from many different vantage points while having the opportunity to experience different activities during the day.

2.       On the topic of: Paid entry (children and senior prices)

The prices for the parade are as follows:

Seniors General Admission $15
Adults General Admission $20
Family Pack (2Adults/Seniors, 2 Children) $60
Children under 2 years Free
Vip Cabana (Tent with food and Non Alcoholic drinks) Single $80
Vip Children (Under 12 Years) Single $25
Vip Cabana  for 10 people brought as a group $750

3.       On the topic of: Concert while parade is taking place 

This is an added attraction. We have provided additional entertainment for the last two years and patrons loved it and requested that we continue doing it. This year we enhanced it and promoted it.

4.       On the topic of: Paid and free entrances

The Paid Entrances are at the Princes Gates, the TTC and GO trains entrances,  and at Saskachewan Blvd near the Dufferin Gates.  You can walk down  Dufferin through the Dufferin Gates  and onto British Columbia Drive to the Jamieson Foot Bridge to cross to the South side where it is free.

You can enter the free area via Straughan Ave in the east and Jameson Ave in the West.  You can also come off the GO and TTC and walk east on Manitoba to Strachan Ave to access the south side of the Lakeshore Road.

5.       On the topic of: Midway for children – price range

The midway rides are very affordable. We had it at the Junior Carnival and it was packed with children

6.       Concert location and time – who has access to it

The concert is inside the Bandshell at Exhibition Place. Once you paid to enter the grounds, the concert is free

We have a method to identify paid patrons entering the Bandshell area

7.       On the topic of: Parade route seating

The parade route has never had seating in the past.  Anyone wanting to sit along the route should bring a bag chair with them.

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 46th 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, Chevrolet, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, FLOW FM, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Eglinton Square Mall, and the Liberty Grand.

For media inquires:

Stephen Weir
, Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
 Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison
Cell: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

CALYPSO MONARCH FINALS AND PAN ALLEY BLOCKO FOR AFROPAN – July 28, 2013

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CALYPSO MONARCH FINALS AND PAN ALLEY BLOCKO FOR AFROPAN

KAISO 365: REIGNING CALYPSONIAN MACOMERE FIFI TO DEFEND HER TITLE AT 2013 CALYPSO MONARCH FINALS

The OCPA ‘Kaiso365′ Calypso Monarch Finals will be held on SUNDAY JULY 28, 2013 at the PC HO Chinese Cultural Centre – 5183 Sheppard Avenue East. DOORS OPEN 4:00PM, SHOW TIME 5:00 PM.

Eight finalists will join last year’s winner Macomere Fifi (Eulith Tara Woods), each performing two new songs in hope of winning the ‘Kaiso365′ Calypso Monarch title and Canada’s top calypso prize. Competing against Macomere Fifi this year are: Dennis James, Pan Man Pat, Structure, Spivey, King Cosmos, Dynasty, Connector, and Red Man.
A tenth reserve singer, Scotty will also be on hand. Award-winning arranger Ossie Gurley will lead a 9-piece band. Itah Sadu will host the evening’s -hour program. This year the competition is starting earlier than previous competitions.

Calypso is an oral music tradition that has special meaning to the Caribbean people in Canada because it is a form of poetry of the people. Calypso is a powerful source of music and word play coupled together to tell us about ourselves as a people – where we came from and where we are going. Calypso is the heartbeat of life in the Caribbean and its sounds, rhythms and cadences evoke our past and our sense of hope for the future.

PAN ALLEY BLOCKO THIS EVENING FOR AFROPAN – 40TH ANNIVERSARY FOR THE PEOPLES BAND

Afropan Steel Band – The People’s Band, celebrate their 40th Anniversary this evening. Afropan will hold a Blocko this evening beginning at 7pm. The Blocko will be held at the end of Jefferson Avenue in Toronto’s Liberty Village. The Pan Fantasy Orchestra, Panatics and New Dimensions will join the large pan orchestra.

The Blocko is a free outdoor street performance. People are welcome to come and enjoy free live music, while eating some delicious food, all in a safe family friendly atmosphere. This evening’s Big Block-O is a tradition as old as the band and is always held on the Sunday Evening the weekend prior to Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival. It is a chance for the band to showcase the music they have prepared for both the Parade and the Pan Alive Competition and put on a free show for the public. All are welcome to this family friendly event at 1 Jefferson Avenue, one block south of Lamport Stadium.

The Afropan Steelband “the people’s band” is Toronto’s oldest and most successful steelband. The pioneers of Afropan, an intimate group of pannists from Trinidad, got together in Toronto as early as 1970. It was not, however, until 1973 as “Harriet Tubman Survivors” that the Afropan Steelband was formally founded. Since 1973 Afropan, under the leadership of Earl La Pierre Sr., has won the Best Playing Steelband Competition at the Caribana Festival a total of 28 times, and has ranked in the top three on all other occasions. In 1987 Afropan had the unique distinction of winning the “Best Overall Band” participating in the Caribana Parade that year.

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 46th 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, Chevrolet, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, FLOW FM, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Eglinton Square Mall, and the Liberty Grand.

For media inquires:

Stephen Weir
, Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
 Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison
Cell: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THREE BIG SCOTIABANK CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL TORONTO EVENTS OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS

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MEDIA ALERT:

THREE BIG SCOTIABANK CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL EVENTS OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS

TODAY

NOON BBQ AT EGLINTON SQUARE MALL

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival has a new event for 2013.  The Festival is working with the Eglinton Square Mall (Eglinton / Victoria Park) to hold a free community BBQ  — the party is set for July 25th, 12 p.m. noon to 2 p.m.

The free BBQ will be held outdoors in the parking area of the Mall.  Throughout the two hour event there will be a cavalcade of performers on stage entertaining visitors with live Calypso, Soca and Pan Music. Vendors making and selling Caribbean style food will be a part of the BBQ too. A popular coconut vendor will be at the BBQ to demonstrate how to get both milk and meat from a coconut.

“The purpose of the BBQ is to engage the community where we operate from, “ explained festival CEO Denise Hererra-Jackson. “ Our offices are on Waterman Ave, just off Bermondsey Rd. We are part of the East York community and want to show people what we are all about!”

The Festival plans to have young people in full Mas costumes at the BBQ offering visitors two hours of photo opportunities. As well professional Calypso singers, Dick Lochan, Susan G and Connector will be performing at the party.  Pan Man Pat, a popular singer and steel pan player rounds out the BBQ bill.

TOMORROW NIGHT

ANNUAL FESTIVAL GALA

July 26, 2013 is the most important night of the year for people who have a love of the Caribbean Carnival.  That is the night of the Annual Gala, a formal wear party to honour the rich history of the festival and to sample the Caribbean arts.

The gala will take place at the Liberty Grand Ballroom on the Exhibition Place grounds. The evening begins at 5.30 p.m. and runs to 2.00 a.m. El Dorado Rum is one again sponsoring this special night.  Tickets are priced at $160.00The evening features an exquisite Caribbean dinner with signature hors d’oeuvres and beverages. During the evening there is a showcase of calypso singers and steel pan performers. The Junior King and Queen of carnival will be there in costume as well mas players from 12 Mas Camps.

This year the Gala will be raising money for the Caribbean Children’s Fund. The TCCF is a tax-deductible organization that was created to help children living in the country of Haiti.

SUNDAY NIGHT

 KAISO 365: REIGNING CALYPSONIAN MACOMERE FIFI TO DEFEND HER TITLE AT 2013 CALYPSO MONARCH FINALS

The OCPA ‘Kaiso365’ Calypso Monarch Finals will be held on SUNDAY JULY 28, 2013 at the PC HO Chinese Cultural Centre – 5183 Sheppard Avenue East.

Eight finalists will join last year’s winner Macomere Fifi (Eulith Tara Woods), each performing two new songs in hope of winning the ‘Kaiso365’ Calypso Monarch title and Canada’s top calypso prize. Competing against Macomere Fifi this year are: Dennis James, Pan Man Pat, Structure, Spivey, King Cosmos, Dynasty, Connector, and Red Man.

A tenth reserve singer, Scotty will also be on hand.  Award-winning arranger Ossie Gurley will lead a 9-piece band.  Itah Sadu will host the evening’s  -hour program. This year the competition is starting earlier than previous competitions.  DOORS OPEN 4:00PM, SHOW TIME 5:00 PM.

Calypso is an oral music tradition that has special meaning to the Caribbean people in Canada because it is a form of poetry of the people. Calypso is a powerful source of music and word play coupled together to tell us about ourselves as a people – where we came from and where we are going. Calypso is the heartbeat of life in the Caribbean and its sounds, rhythms and cadences evoke our past and our sense of hope for the future.

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 46th 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, Chevrolet, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, FLOW FM, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Eglinton Square Mall, and the Liberty Grand.

For media inquires:

Stephen Weir
, Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
 Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison
Cell: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Summertime BBQ at Eglinton Square – July 25, 2013

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Scotiabank has a new event for 2013 – The FMC Summertime BBQ

TORONTO, July 24, 2013 — The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival has a new event for 2013.  The Festival is working with the Eglinton Square Mall (Eglinton / Victoria Park) to hold a free community BBQ  — the party is set for THURSDAY JULY 25, 12 p.m. noon to 2 p.m.

The free BBQ will be held outdoors in the parking area of the Mall.  Throughout the two hour event there will be a cavalcade of performers on stage entertaining visitors with live Calypso, Soca and Pan Music. Vendors making and selling Caribbean style food will be a part of the BBQ too. A popular coconut vendor will be at the BBQ to demonstrate how to get both milk and meat from a coconut.

“The purpose of the BBQ is to engage the community where we operate from, “ explained festival CEO Denise Hererra-Jackson. “ Our offices are on Waterman Ave, just off Bermondsey Rd. We are part of the East York community and want to show people what we are all about!”

The festival plans to have young people in full Mas costumes at the BBQ offering visitors two hours of photo opportunities. As well professional Calypso singers, Dick Lochan, Susan G and Connector will be performing at the party.  Pan Man Pat, a popular singer and steel pan player rounds out the BBQ grill bill.

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 46th 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, Chevrolet, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, FLOW fm, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Eglinton Square Mall, and the Liberty Grand.

For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival’s official website at  “http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com“. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue.

Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Email: info@torontocaribbeancarnival.com.

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison
Cell: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

DESTRA – THE CARIBBEAN’S ROAD WARRIOR PLAYS MAS IN 2013 TORONTO CARNIVAL

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DESTRA – THE CARIBBEAN’S ROAD WARRIOR PLAYS MAS IN TORONTO

Famed Soca singer to appear at King and Queen, The Grand Parade and more!

 Hundreds of thousands of Torontonians have jumped up to the music of Destra while taking part in the annual Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival over the past decade.  This year, for the first time ever, Destra will actually be taking part in the parade and playing mas with her legion of Canadian and American fans!

Destra Garcia, the Trinidadian performer who has written and recorded Road Songs that revelers play Mas to at Carnival parades around the world, has been named the Monarch of the Scotaibank Caribbean Carnival. She will help officiate at this year King and Queen competition and the Grand Parade!

Destra is noted for her high-energy performances, harmonious vocal skill, her song writing ability and her unique fashion style.   She sings about carnival life and the joy of playing Mas.  Songs like It’s Carnival, I Dare You and Fly have become anthems for revelers and will be heard over-and-over on the Toronto parade route this August 3rd.

She is also known for contemporary life-style lyrics.  “Tonight I’m in de mood, (ah want to wine and behave rude) “ is the refrain from “I Dare You” is oft repeated and covered by Soca singers all over the world.

Destra Garcia will appear at the Thursday August 1st evening King and Queen costume Competition at Lamport Stadium (King / Dufferin).  She will assist in the crowning of the King and Queen of the Parade.  On Saturday, August 3rd she will appear at the judging stand of the Grand Parade in Exhibition Place and then will perform for revelers inside the Park at the Band Shell at 2pm. Performance also by JW and Blaze, KI, Orlando Octave and many more.

And finally on Sunday August 4th Destra is headlining the Caribana Fire Fete at the Sound Academy at Polson Pier (formerly The Docks).  Over 3,000 people are expected to attend the Sunday night (10pm) party with Destra and her band.  Also appearing on the bill will be Alison Hinds and her band and KI & 3veni‎.

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 46th 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, Chevrolet, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, FLOW fm, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, The Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Eglinton Square Mall, and the Liberty Grand.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival’s official website at www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Email: info@torontocaribbeancarnival.com.

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To interview Destra and for Media information:

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison
Cell: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

DESTRA 2013

VIDEO: Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2013 — CTV Promotional Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Junior Carnival & Family Day at Downsview Park – July 20, 2013

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North America’s largest Carnival Junior Parade

Saturday Junior Carnival & Family Day at Downsview Park. 10.45 A.M.

TORONTO, ON – 17.07.2013

Families, carnival lovers, a steel band orchestra and corporate leaders from General Motors and Scotiabank will be attending the launch of the free Scotibank Caribbean Carnival Toronto’s Junior Carnival Parade. The ribbon – cutting ceremony will take place at 10.45 on Saturday July 20th at the Downsview Park (Sheppard Ave / John Drury Drive) immediately following the parade of the costumed children there will be an event filled Family Day party!

 Where:  The brief ribbon cutting ceremony will be at an easy-to-see tent located at the corner of John Drury Drive and Canuck Ave. The parade itself will travel from the William Baker Park on Robert Woodhead Crescent cross a bridge south over Sheppard Avenue to Canuck  Ave, left on John Drury Drive and ending on  Carl Hall Road for dispersal inside the Downsview Park.  The children will then take part in lunch, refreshments and free showcase concerts for the rest of the day.

 When: Saturday, July 20th.  The opening ceremony begins at 10:45 am and the parade starts at 11:00 following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Family Day begins at 2:30 p.m. and runs to 6 pm.

 What: The Official ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m. with the Canada National Anthem played by the St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra. Government officials, and representatives from the title sponsor – Scotiabank, the Junior Carnival presenting sponsor – Chevrolet and the Festival Management Committee will participate in the opening ceremony.  Up to 2,000 children in costumes representing 12 Mas Bands will take part in the parade. This is the largest Carnival children’s parade in North America.

Family Day events include:

Marketplace with lots of food, excitement for the children, including a Midway, Face Painting, and Caricatures.

Family Day Entertainment includes:

The Junior Steelband Showcase is sponsored by the Canadian Federation of Steelpan and will feature: Pan Fantasy Steel Orchestra, CCAH Steel Orchestra, Salah’s Steelpan Academy and the St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra.

The Junior Calypso Showcase sponsored by Ontario Calypso Performers Association features: MC’s Young Rashida and B.J. Thornhill; Ngozi Trotma; Zavion Peters; DYC Drummers; Ashtina McDermott; Shanica Davis; Brittany Dardain and Jaeden Doyle-Marshall

Dance performances will be by Mabouya Dance Company, Roots and Branches and the Hummingbird Dancers of Oshawa.

General Motors (Canada)
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs over 10,000 people across the country and is a recognized leader in green manufacturing.  GMCL markets the full range of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada’s largest automotive dealer network, which employs over 23,000 people dedicated to delivering a top customer experience. GMCL also plays a leadership role in automotive design and engineering, engaging in innovative research and development partnerships with leading Canadian universities and research institutes. In addition, through its Canadian Engineering Centres, GMCL conducts development activities ranging from cold weather testing to the advancement of key electric vehicle and green technologies. More information regarding GMCL models can be found at www.gm.ca, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.  

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

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 46th 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, Chevrolet, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, FLOW fm, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, The Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Eglinton Square Mall, and the Liberty Grand.

For media inquires:

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868 Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: 
Stephen@stephenweir.com

Darling Nicky, Festival Assistant Publicist and Cultural Liaison
Cell: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

AFROCARIBE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE LAUNCHES IN TORONTO – Aug. 13, 2013

AFROCARIBE Magazine Launch - Aug. 13, 2013

MEDIA ALERT

TORONTO, ON – July 17, 2013

Afrocaribe International Magazine will be hosting its official Toronto launch on Tuesday August 13, 2013 at The Royal Ontario Museum.  This diversity and lifestyle focused publication highlights the African and Caribbean diaspora filling a void within the Afro-Caribbean print publication selection.   The magazine was founded in Trinidad in 2009, and has grown to a circulation of over 500,000 in regions including NYC, the U.K. and Africa.

Entertainment for the evening shall include award-winning singer Liberty Silver, Calypsonian sensation King Cosmos, and fashion from Fenix Couture to name a few.  All guests shall receive a complimentary copy of the August 2013 issue.

The launch shall kick off at 6:00 p.m. at The ROM located at 100 Queens Park and advanced tickets of $30.00 can be purchased online at www.ticketgateway.com.

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Opening Church Service this Sunday

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MEDIA ALERT

Sunday July 14th, 2013 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

OPENING CHURCH SERVICES TO OFFER PRAISE AND WORSHIP AS PART OF 2013 FESTIVAL

July 10, 2013 (Toronto) The Festival Management Committee welcomes the public to attend an Opening Church service on Sunday July 14th to share in praise and worship during the Toronto Caribbean Carnival season.

The Opening Church service will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Revival Time Tabernacle located at 4340 Dufferin Street, North York, ON [between Sheppard Ave. and Finch Ave.] led by Reverend Audley James.  All are welcome.

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 46th 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, Chevrolet, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, FLOW fm, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, The Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Eglinton Square Mall, and the Liberty Grand.=

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival’s official website at www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Email:info@torontocaribbeancarnival.com.

Stephen Weir, Festival Publicist | Phone 416-489-5868 | Cell: 416-801-3101 | Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Darling Nicky, Assistant Festival Publicist & Cultural Liaison to Media | Cell: 905-399-5322 | Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com