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Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Bid salutes Caribana
Date:8/1/2009

TORONTO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Toronto's 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Bid celebrates Caribbean pride this weekend. The Bid is delighted to participate in this year's Caribana Parade with its very own float marshaled by the Hon. Margarett Best, Ontario Minister of Health Promotion.

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"Toronto comes alive with the sights and sounds of Caribbean Carnival this weekend," says Ontario Minister of Health Promotion, Margarett Best. "We look forward to seeing Toronto come alive with Pan/Parapan American celebration with our Caribbean family here in Toronto in 2015."

"Caribana is a celebration Toronto looks forward to each year," says the Hon. David Peterson, Chair of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Bid Committee. "The Toronto Pan Am Bid salutes the Caribbean community and looks forward to hosting all Pan American nations in 2015 should Toronto have the honour of hosting the Games."

About the Scotiabank Caribana Festival

The Scotiabank Caribana Festival is an exciting two-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and visual and performing arts. Now in its 42nd year, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Scotiabank Caribana is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city revels in the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney and Steel Pan music.

About the Pan Am Games

The Pan Am Games are a major international multi-sport event, held every four years for athletes of the 42 PASO member nations. The Pan American Games consists of all Summer Olympic sports, plus other non-Olympic events, and serve as an Olympic-qualifier for many of the participating sports. The last edition of the games was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in July 2007 and the next edition is scheduled to take place in Guadalajara, Mexico in October 2011.


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