What: Scotiabank Caribana™ 2009 is kicking off the summer festival. The launch showcases the many events that will entertain and energize Toronto over the next three weeks. Speeches. Musical performances. Dance troupes and dancers in Mas costumes. Special performance by members of the cast of The Harder They Come Musical. Calypso singers. Soca music. Pan orchestra.
Why: Scotiabank Caribana™ is an important tourism event. It annually brings hundreds of thousands of tourists into the city. This year, the volunteer-driven festival is marking its 42nd year.
Who: Scheduled to speak – the Honourable Lisa Raitt – the Honourable Monique Smith. Councilor Joe Mihevc and FMC Chairman Joe Halstead. Other dignitaries, include Toronto Sun publisher Kin Man Lee, Councillor Joe Mehvic, and cast members from the Harder They Come musical.
When: Mini-Caribana tent (historic displays, info on festival events) opens at 11am.
Speeches 11.55 am to 12.30 pm. A cavalcade of entertainment until 2pm.Where: NOTE NEW LOCATION. Yonge/Dundas Square. Corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets. Downtown Toronto.
How:The public is encouraged to attend this FREE event www.caribanafestival.com