Thursday, August 27, 2009

T&T Independence Day Celebrations at Queen's Park NEWS
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Trinidadians and Tobagonians in Toronto Celebrate their Independence at Toronto's Queen's Park: August 30th, 2009



The second annual Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day celebrations, hosted under the aegis of the distinguished Consul General of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Michael Lashley, will take place on Sunday August 30th, 2009 at Queen’s Park, Toronto commencing at 2:00 p.m.

This year’s event is entitled “traditions and nostalgia” and has been
chosen to provide an opportunity for the Trinidad and Tobago diaspora to celebrate and reminisce about Trinidad and Tobago traditions that are in danger of becoming extinct. The planned activities will therefore allow the first generation of the Trinidad and Tobago diaspora to remember a way of life that formed the basis of their strong values. They will allow the second and third generations the opportunity to learn more about these traditions and provide the occasion for them to enjoy the gifts of Trinidad and Tobago’s cultural diversity, art, music and traditions.

The celebrations will commence with an interfaith service and will include performances that will showcase the unique culture of Trinidad and Tobago representing the diversity of its population. The performances will include calypso, drumming, tassa, dances, steelpan and traditional mas and will feature artistes and groups such as: Anslem Douglas, Macomere Fifi, Afropan, Kalabash, PanFantasy, Caribbean Folk Performers, the Muhtadi Drummers, Annemarie Woods and much more.

As you will expect any Trinidad and Tobago event will allow the opportunity to sample the culinary variety of Trinidad and Tobago and there will be a wide array of tasty Trinidad and Tobago dishes available. The Consul General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago wishes to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to ALL Trinidad and Tobago nationals and persons of any other nationality who wish to experience the food, music and culture of Trinidad and Tobago to attend celebrations held in commemoration of the 47th anniversary of Independence of Trinidad and Tobago which will be held at Queen’s Park, Toronto on Sunday, August 30, 2009.

There will also be lots of prizes for the winners of games, including “the best dressed red, white and black” individual who epitomises the spirit of Trinidad and Tobago. For further information please direct your inquires to

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