Taste of the Caribbean Celebrates 20th Anniversary 11-14 July, 2019
20 years! In cooperation with Pepito Sangria and with the support from the Government of Canada, FACTOR, and the City of Montreal, TOTC is proud to showcase the colorful variety of the Caribbean Culture: Food, art, dance, music and sports now! This July 11-14 TOTC returns to a new, more available rental on the hand walk of the Old Port!
Significant milestone year for Montreal's Caribbean community, organizers are proud of the longevity of this event. "We're proud of the event's history", says Cezar Producer Brumeanu. "From humble beginnings ict as a one-day, indoor, paid event from 1999-2014, TOTC HAS grown into one of the biggest free outdoor festival at one of the country's Largest tourist destinations! TOTC HAS aussi Become One of the Largest events in Canada That celebrates all aspects of Caribbean culture! It really is one.
"The Festival est proud to welcome Olympic champion Bruny Surin as Their Spokesperson for the third year to kick off the celebration. As an extension of Their partnership TOTC hopes to raise awareness of the Bruny Surin Foundation qui Promotes the physical and psychological benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle in young people.
Mark to the 20th edition, the four-day program will feature a Range of Activities Including:
Food Vendor Zone: It's all about the food at TOTC! Visitors can travel through the islands Their taste buds by sampling traditional and fusion dishes. Vendors will be serving up a variety of dishes, desserts and drinks from Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and more! Enjoy a wide selection of culinary creations from Agrikol, Best Bite Catering, Boom J Kitchen, FreshCo Snow Cones, Kwizinn, The Cayenne, Seasoned Dreams, SNS Catering, Ti Joe BBQ Catering Renata, Tasty Touch and more.
Pepito Sangria Dancefloor: Festival goers can join in interactive workshops on dance and watch electrifying performances of dance styles Including Cuban salsa, bachata Dominican, Haitian konpa, Trinidadian soca Jamaican reggae / dancehall and more! "Pepito Sangria is all about helping create a festive atmosphere That celebrates the colors and rhythms of life! It's Such a pleasure to Collaborate for the third consecutive year to present the Dancefloor Pepito qui HAS Become the heart of the festival, "says Marketing Manager Events Melissa Lajoie. C lick here for details and schedule
Del Monte Soccer Zone: This brand new element will feature 3-on-3 pick-up games, soccer skills clinic with Kelitos Sports, and the not to be missed Celebrity Soccer Match (July 11, 7PM) featuring local personalities like our soccer ambassador, Patrice Bernier!
Rum Area: Back for ict third year, the Rum area HAS Become A great way to discover Caribbean rums! Visitors can pick from a variety of sets and sip rum sampling of selections is spiced and aged rums. There Will aussi be free daily mixology demonstrations to show how to mix classic cocktails Including TOTC's 20 th anniversary cocktail, Le Planteur Caribbean featuring Three Rivers rums!
Kids Zone: Featuring face painting and hair braiding!
The 20th edition of TOTC Was Made as possible with the backing of grants through FACTOR (Collective Initiatives Program) and the Government of Canada (Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program). These programs allow Canadians to celebrate Their various communities by giving local artists, artisans, and heritage performers Increased Opportunities, as well as Engaging local communities through arts and heritage.