A Taste of the Caribbean 2013
CELEBRATING OUR ROOTS, OUR HERITAGE:
A FRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
A VISIT TO THE MOTHERLAND, AFRICASaturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013
At the Raymond Bourque Arena
2345 Thimens, Ville St. Laurent, Quebec
VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND!
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 - CHILDREN’S DAY
FREE ADMISSION - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For 13 years, A Taste of the Caribbean (TOTC) has presented a festival to promote creativity and cultural diversity centred on Greater Montreal's colourful Caribbean island citizens and business people. Over 100,000 people have taken part in TOTC activities and discovered the diversity of cultural expression from over 20 Caribbean countries.
For the 14th edition of TOTC, the organizers will present the festival under the theme CELEBRATING OUR ROOTS, OUR HERITAGE - AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, sweeping us away on a trip to the Motherland.
On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013, visitors will have the opportunity to discover not only the Caribbean, but also our African roots and heritage in this two-day weekend production.
Saturday, May 18 – Family Day. Admission is free. Cultural workshops informing and educating children and adults about our rich heritage will be conducted from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The day will be filled with entertainment from the Caribbean and Africa. Interactive workshops will feature the African drum experience, steel pan lessons, kite-making and African dance lessons; food and drinks will be on sale. Caribbean and African arts and crafts will be on display in the many kiosks. In short, culture and entertainment the entire day!
Sunday, May 19 - The Big Festival Day! From 1:30 to 8:00 p.m., visitors will get to know local merchants and artisans and sample the famous gastronomy of the Caribbean and African countries as prepared by local and visiting chefs, and special guest chefs from local Caribbean and African restaurants.
Visitors will take in the arts and crafts booths and tourism associations of many countries and dance to the sounds of the Big Drum, along with calypso, reggae and soca. Local African dance troupes and Caribbean dancers will seduce the audience with music from the Motherland and the Caribbean. In such a colourful atmosphere, remember to taste the marvelous food from the Continent of Africa and the sun-kissed islands of the Caribbean. A Fashion Show entitled “A Salute to African Queens” will show the beauty, courage and strength of our black women.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.