Thursday, July 12, 2012

Toronto Carnival Opening Church Service this Sunday

Sunday July 15th, 2012 – 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday August 12th, 2012 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


July 7, 2012 (Toronto) – Among several new additions to this year’s Festival events will be two church services. The Festival Management Committee welcomes the public to attend both an Opening Church service on Sunday July 15th and a Closing Thanksgiving Service on Sunday August 12th to share in praise and worship during the Toronto Caribbean Carnival season.  

The Opening Church service will take place Sunday July 15th, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Revival Time Tabernacle located at 4340 Dufferin Street, North York, ON [between Sheppard Ave. and Finch Ave.] led by Reverend Aubrey James.  There will be a reception immediately following the service from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  All are welcome.

The Closing Thanksgiving service will take place Sunday August 12th, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at the St. James Cathedral located at 65 Church Street, Toronto, ON led by The Right Reverend Dean Douglas Stoute. 

About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Now in its 45th 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, The Toronto Star, Sway Magazine, CTV, CP24, FLOW fm, WinTV, WinRadio, General Motors, El Dorado Rum, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Ontario Place, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Liberty Grand, and Grace Kennedy Foods.

For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival’s official website at The Festival Office is NOW located at 19 Waterman Avenue. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Fax: 416-391-5693; Email: info@

Stephen Weir, Festival Publicist | Phone 416-489-5868 | Cell: 416-801-3101 | Email:
Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison | Cell: 905-399-5322 | Email:    

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