Tuesday, 20 May 2014

2014 Carnival Season About To Begin. Join Minister Joe Oliver At Festival Kick-off

The Official Face Of The 2014 Carnival In Toronto

Toronto, ON (5/20/2014) - The media is invited to join community leaders, Caribbean performers, Federal and Civic politicians at the official media launch for this year's Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival on Thursday, May 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ontario Science Centre.
Note: because of the Provincial election no MPPs will be speaking/attending the launch.
WHAT: The Festival Management Committee will be releasing key information about this year's Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival, including that events will be moving to the Malvern Community and the Toronto Islands. There will also be a live steel pan performance, Calypso singing and Masquerade Mas models showing this year’s Carnival costumes.

WHY:  There have been major venue changes and program additions to this year's three-week carnival. There are also new themes and costumes on the parade route this year.

WHO:  Speakers include the Festival Management Committee, Scotiabank, The Toronto Star and the City of Toronto, Ontario. MC: Pooja Handa (CP24). Finance Minister the Honourable Joe Oliver will speak at the launch.

WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 2014
              11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

WHERE:  Great Hall, Ontario Science Centre.
     770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON M3C 1T3
     Free parking - media please identify themselves at the parking kiosks.


For further information:

Information about the programs and events, please visit the festival's official website at www.caribbeancarnival.com. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue, Toronto. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Fax: 416-391-5693;

Media Information:

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101

Diana Hart
Cell: 647-821-3849