45th YEAR – THE LAUNCH OF THE SCOTIABANK TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Noon – 2 p.m.
Official Launch for the Carnival at Nathan Phillips Square
80 Mas Dancers, Calypso Performers, Soca Music and More
What: Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2012 is kicking off the 3-week summer festival at Nathan Phillips Square. The NOON HOUR launch showcases the many events that will entertain and energize Toronto. Speeches. Musical performances. Dance troupes and over 80 men and women in this year's colourful Mas costumes. Calypso singers. Soca music. Pan orchestra.
Why: Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an important tourism event. It annually brings hundreds of thousands of tourists into the city. New events. Children's Parade is moving to Downsview Park. Fish Fry and J’Ouvert at the CNE. Major Caribbean performers to appear at the Carnival Lime at the Docks Entertainment Complex
Who: Scheduled to speak: Scotiabank. Federal Government. Festival Management Committee. Other dignitaries will be announced soon
When: Media tent opens at 11.30am. Last chance for media to register for the big parade. Speeches 11.59 am to 12.30 pm. A cavalcade of Caribbean entertainment until 2 pm.
Where: Nathan Phillips Square. Queen Street -- Toronto City Hall.
How: All media are welcome to cover the event. www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The public is encouraged to attend this FREE event.
Stephen Weir, Publicist Darling Nicky