Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Summertime BBQ at Eglinton Square – July 25, 2013
by Darling Nicky
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.
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison