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The Official Launch of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Kicks Off at David Pecault Square

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It’s that time of year again, time to JUMP & WAVE.

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival aka Caribana is officially 29 days away, and the official launch is July 7th and will be held at David Pecault Square in downtown Toronto, Canada.  The Caribbean Carnival is the number 1 and largest parade in North America which attracts over 1 million visitors to Toronto during the Civic Holiday weekend.

” The media are invited to join Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Coteau, Mayor John Tory, Scotiabank VP of the Toronto East District Christine Williams, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, Ontario Science Centre CEO Maurice Bitran, Festival CEO Denise Herrera-Jackson and CAO Chris Alexander, members of the Canadian Caribbean community to kick off the 48th annual Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 at David Pecault Square. ”

What:
The NOON HOUR launch showcases the many events that will entertain and energize Toronto leading up to the Grand Parade on Saturday, August 1. Hosted by CTV Toronto’s Colin D’Mello and CP24’s Pooja Handa, the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2015 launch will be followed by a colourful parade of over 100 Mas players, Salmon Cupid and the All-Stars (steel pan), calypso singers and Caribbean dancers. Caribbean food vendors will be on-site with free entertainment to follow.

When:
National anthem at 11:55 a.m. sharp. Speeches from 11:59 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Caribbean entertainment until 2 p.m. Entertainment resumes at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:
David Pecault Square, Metro City Hall at 215 King St. West.

Image & Press Release Toronto Caribbean Carnival 

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