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Eglinton West Hops to Calypso Beat



From a TTC press release:

Media Advisory - Eglinton West Station jumps to spirit of Jamaica

TORONTO, July 27 /CNW/ - The rhythm of Jamaican reggae and calypso music, plus the enticing aroma of Jamaican patties and an assortment of other delicious treats will have Eglinton West station “a-sizzling” tomorrow, as the TTC hosts TTC/Jamaica Day.

Cool things down a bit, meet Christian Stokes, President and founder of the famous Jamaican bobsled team.

The ninth annual TTC/Jamaica Day at Eglinton West Station (on the Spadina subway line at Eglinton Avenue West) starts at 11 a.m. with official remarks by Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Vivia Betton, and TTC Commissioner Joe Mihevc.

The event is to highlight the culture of Toronto’s Jamaican community, and the Caribbean island nation’s Emancipation and Independence Days, which are celebrated in early August.

Photo Op

What:   Jamaica Emancipation and Independence Days Celebration on the  
        TTC.
Why:    To highlight the culture of Toronto's Jamaican community.
Who:    Jamaica's Consul General to Toronto, Ms. Vivia Betton,
        TTC Commissioner Joe Mihevc and Jamaica bobsled team founder
        Christian Stokes
Where:  Eglinton West Station (Collector's Level).
When:   Thursday, July 28, 2005, 11:00 a.m.

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/For further information: Marilyn Bolton, Media Relations, (416) 393-3741/

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