Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival to aid Dr. Rita Cox Endowment Fund

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Gala is an elegant evening at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex.

Online PR News – 12-June-2011 – – (Toronto) – In partnership with the Toronto Public Library Foundation, the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival presents an evening to celebrate the Culture of Carnival and to raise funds for the Dr. Rita Cox Endowment Fund.

The Rita Cox Endowment Fund for Black and Caribbean Heritage supports The Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection at the Toronto Public Library. The Collection features more than 16,000 print and audiovisual materials for adults, children and teens. The collection is about the black and Caribbean experience with special emphasis on Canadian material. The collection is available at convenient library locations across the city: Parkdale, Yorkwoods, Malvern and Maria A. Shchuka branches.

Host for this year’s Gala is Itah Sadu – owner of A Different Booklist. Itah is an author and storyteller who shares the rich oral traditions of the Caribbean, Africa and Canada with her audiences. Sadu is well known to the Toronto Public Library and the Dr. Rita Cox Endowment Fund.

On Friday, July 22nd, the Liberty Grand Complex (Toronto’s CNE grounds) will be transformed into an island of sensational colour, rhythmic vibrations and exotic extravagance. It will be dinner for over 500 guests featuring the melodious sounds and culinary splendor of the Carnival through music, costumes, magnificent dinner program and fundraising activities such as silent auction, swag bags and CRA approved donations box.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased at the Festival Management Committee’s downtown offices (263 Davenport Avenue. Lower Level) or on-line at Doors open at 5.30 pm for cocktails. Dinner begins at 7.30 pm. Tickets - $160 / Table -$1,600; sponsorships available.

About the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival
Produced by the Festival Management Committee, Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts.

For Further Information, contact:
Stephen Weir
Stephen Weir & Associates
416-489-5868; 416-801-3101

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