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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AFROCARIBE MAGAZINE LAUNCH – Aug. 13, 2013

AFROCARIBE MAGAZINE LAUNCH - Tues. Aug. 13, 2013

MEDIA ALERT – MAGAZINE EVENT TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM. 5th FLOOR.

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 will include award-winning singer Liberty Silver, Calypsonian sensation King Cosmos, and fashion from Fenix Couture . All guests will receive a complimentary copy of the August 2013 issue.

The launch kick offs at 6:00 p.m. in the 5th floor restaurant at The ROM located at 100 Queens Park.

Advanced tickets are available online at www.ticketgateway.com

ABOUT AFROCARIBE

The Magazine aims to bridge the existing gap between the Caribbean,Latin America and Africa.  It is a quarterly publication that aims to bridge the Gap between,the Caribbean,Latin America& Africa through articles on topical issues in these regions.

For Media Inquiries:

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

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

PRESS HEADER

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Heats Up the City

PRESS HEADER MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OP –

Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Heats Up the City

Performers will kick-off the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival at Nathan Phillips Square

JULY 8, 2013  (Toronto) The media are invited to join MPP, Minister Michael Coteau, Christine Williams, Scotiabank Vice-President Toronto East District,  members of the Canadian Caribbean community and Trinidad recording star Ravi B to kick off the 46th annual Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9 at Nathan Phillips Square.

The launch ceremony, hosted by CTV Toronto’s Andria Case and CP24’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia will be followed by a colourful parade of Mas players, Bahamian Junkanoo performers, steel pan performers, calypso singers and local and international Soca performers.   Caribbean food vendors and a beer tent will be available on the Square throughout the day and evening.

The Vibe Party, will take place later that day at Nathan Phillips Square, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. as part of a free outdoor show and will again feature Ravi B, the steel pan orchestra Salmon Cupid and Company, Calypso singers Macomere Fifi, Susan G, and Connector along with Canadian recording artist Mon-t-hama.

Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival events this summer include:

  • Opening Church Service. July 14, 11 a.m.  Revival Time Tabernacle Church. Free
  • Junior Carnival Parade, Soca & Calypso Showcase – July 20, 2013: 11am – 6pm The first big event, the Junior Carnival Parade will take place at Downsview Park. In 2012, over 2,500 children performed for the judges and played Mas along the streets of the Downsview Park. Chevrolet supports the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Junior Carnival Parade.
  • Festival Cup Match – July 20, 2013:  Sport fans will want to watch the Canadian Rugby League take on the Jamaica Rugby League at Lamport Stadium. This is the third year for the Festival match – the Canadian team remains undefeated. Game starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • NEW FREE EVENT: The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Summertime BBQ JULY 25, 2013: Food, Soca music, costumes, and Moko Jumbies at the Eglinton Square Shopping Centre (Eglinton East / Victoria Park).  12 – 2 p.m. free.
  • The Annual Gala – July 26, 2013: The Annual Gala, a formal wear party to honour the rich history of the festival and to sample Caribbean cuisine and the arts, will take place at the Liberty Grand Ballroom on the CNE grounds.  5.30 p.m. – 2.00 a.m.
  • Monarch Contest – July 28, 2013 Ontario’s best Calypso performers compete to see who will wear the crown as this country’s top Calypso singer. Evening competition to be held at the Chinese Cultural Centre’s P C Ho Theatre in Scarborough.  6 p.m. – midnight
  • The King and Queen Contest – August 1, 2013: This nighttime event showcases the elaborate costumes, which will be worn by the Kings and Queens in the Grand Parade. Due to overwhelming demand, the seating for Lamport Stadium is being increased to accommodate spectators at this year’s King And Queen competition.  7 p.m. – midnight.
  • Pan Alive – August 2, 2013: Pan Alive is the largest outdoor steel pan orchestra competition in North America.  Over a dozen orchestras from Ontario and Quebec will compete in an evening battle of the bands at Lamport Stadium. 7 p.m. – midnight.
  • THE GRAND PARADE – August 3, 2013: Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Blvd. 9am – 6pm. Rain or Shine!
  • Chutney Music Festival (Hotta Than Ah Chulla). August 4, 2013: Music. Food. Performances. The Italian Gardens. 12245 Derry Road East. 4 p.m. – midnight.  NEW EVENT

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.

For media inquires:

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

Darling Nicky
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Assistant Publicist and Cultural Liaison to Media
Phone: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

EVENT: With A Twist Catering Presents “A Twist of Italy” Sampling Party – Sunday July 21, 2013

With A Twist Catering Presents "A Twist of Italy" Sampling Party - July 21, 2013WITH A TWIST CATERING Presents…

A TWIST OF ITALY SAMPLING PARTY

An all-you-can-eat affair featuring a menu of:

Herb-Roasted Chicken, Mini Roasted Potatoes, Pasta 2-Ways (Alfredo and Arribiatta), Crisp Caesar Salad, Italian Wedding Soup, Antipasti, Cheescake and Limonsoda  prepared by Toronto’s “Caribbean Fusion” Caterers – With a Twist Catering!

In support of small businesses in Toronto, you are invited to this ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT event conveniently located in downtown Toronto.

Date: Sunday July 21, 2013

Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets: Advanced $25.00 tickets on www.ticketgateway.com (on sale now!)

For info:
INFO@WITHATWISTCATERING.COM

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EVENT: With A Twist Catering Presents “Southern Comfort Sampling Party” – Sunday May 26, 2013

With A Twist Catering Sampling Party - Southern ComfortWITH A TWIST CATERING Presents…

SOUTHERN COMFORT SAMPLING PARTY

An all-you-can-eat affair featuring a menu of:

Chicken n’ Waffles, BBQ Chicken, Cajun Fish, Chili Shrimp, Savoury Mashed Potatoes, Dirty Rice, Coleslaw, Peach Cobbler, Lemonade and Sweet Tea prepared by Toronto’s “Caribbean Fusion” Caterers – With a Twist Catering!

In support of small businesses in Toronto, you are invited to this ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT event conveniently located in downtown Toronto.

Date: Sunday May 26, 2013

Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets: Advanced $25.00 tickets on www.ticketgateway.com (on sale May 8)

For info:
INFO@WITHATWISTCATERING.COM

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Connect 4 Wine & CSC present an Evening of Wine – Oct. 24, 2012

Wine Tasting Event at Bodega Restaurant

Presented by: CONNECT4 WINE

Sponsored by: CANADIAN SHOPPERS CLUB

Enjoy great wines and food paired with wonderful French Cuisine.  Taste 5 of our favourite wines from two of Ontario’s premier estate wineries from “The Bench” in Niagara: Angels Gate Winery and The Organized Crime Winery

When: Wednesday, October 24th, 7:00-9:00PM

Where: Bodega Restaurant, 30 Baldwin Street, Toronto
(one block north of Dundas West & The AGO), Phone: (416)-977-1287, Web: www.bodegarestaurant.com

Price: $48.54 per person (includes tax & gratuity) by Monday, October 22nd.  $55/person after

Tickets can be purchased online at: www.eventbrite.ca

* Food will be served throughout the event that match the wines.
* The capacity of this event is 40 people

For more information:

Bodeaga Restaurant, 416-977-1287
Tom Hawkett,  Connect4 Wine, 416-877-2219

ABOUT CONNECT4 WINE: 

Connect4 Wine promotes the enjoyment of the best wines produced across Ontario, through all of your senses. Connect4 Wine also facilitates and encourages the enjoyment and appreciation of wines through tasting, learning, and touring.  The founder started running wine tastings in the early 90’s with the Toronto Junior Board of Trade and from there has developed a real passion for wine that is contagious.

ABOUT CANADIAN SHOPPERS CLUB: 

The Canadian Shoppers Club is a rapidly expanding private club of Canadian Shoppers that patronize small-medium sized Canadian merchants throughout Canada.  Through the organized collaborative shopping efforts of CSC Membership everyone receives immediate discounts at the point of sale and the highest levels of cash-back rebates anywhere.