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Barbados on the Water brings the island life to Harbourfront Centre
June 15 to June 17 at Harbourfront Centre
(Complete event listings, dates and times to follow at bottom of this release)

TORONTO, May 23, 2007Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with the Barbados Tourism Authority and the Consulate General of Barbados, are pleased to bring back for an 11th time Barbados on the Water, Canada's largest and most authentic celebration of the stunning island nation and the unique beauty of Barbadian culture. Barbados on the Water also coincides with the 40th Anniversary of the Independence of Barbados, all the more reason to celebrate!

All Barbados on the Water events are FREE admission unless otherwise indicated. The soulful jazz of Marisa Lindsay, culinary demonstrations from award-winning Barbadian chefs, free jewellery making and floral arrangement workshops, a live Cricket Demonstration with legendary pros Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, plus plenty of activities for the kids make Barbados on the Water an absolute must!

The following ticketed events present some of Barbadian culture’s top talents. For tickets and for information on all Barbados on the Water events the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Barbados On The Water at Harbourfront Centre - TICKETED EVENTS

Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16
7:00 p.m. Pampalam – Brigantine Room(both shows)
What started 30 years ago at a little theatre in Bridgetown is now the longest running stage show in Barbados. Their enduring comedy is a satirical revue of Bajan life. Tickets: $15

Friday, June 15
9:00 p.m. Rupee with opening act Neu JenarashunHarbourfront Centre Concert Stage - Atlantic recording artist and soca music ambassador to Canada performs his intoxicating melodies. Neu Jenarashun’s high energy soca music opens. Tickets: $35
**On Friday only: Buy Rupee and Monarchs show for $50!

Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16
11:00 p.m. Monarchs with Boogie Knights Band - Brigantine Room(both shows)
The Boogie Knights Band will back up 6 of the outstanding Calypso Monarchs – The Mighty Gabby, Serenader, T.C., Biggie Irie, Kid Site and Natalie. Led by John Roett, this is immensely experienced and authentic Calypso. Tickets: $30
**On Friday only: Buy Rupee and Monarchs show for $50!


Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16
9:00 p.m. The Bridgetown Festival Short Films – Studio Theatre
The rich and colourful films of the Caribbean are the spotlight in this collection from The Bridgetown Film Festival, presented by Festival Director Mahmood Patel. Tickets: $15

Barbados On The Water – FREE EVENTS

Visual Arts (on display all weekend unless otherwise noted):
-Visual Arts Exhibit Curated by Rodney Ifill (MBCS)
-Floral Exhibit: Joan Linton and Shirley Anne Howell (MBCS)
-Heritage Doll Collective Dr. Betty J. Cox and Valda Clarke (North Breezeway)
-Michael Naemsch Artworks (Sculpture Court) (Sat. and Sun. only)
-Barbadian Inspired Caricatures by Alma Roussy (Sculpture Court) (Sat. and Sun. only)
-Andrea Wells: Jewellery (Sculpture Court) (Sat. and Sun. only)

Friday, June 15

Food:
6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – BOCC Fish Fry (Sculpture Court)
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – BOCC (World Café)
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Pauline’s Bajan Cuisine (World Café)
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Bimshire Delectables (World Café)
Music:
7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Michael Forde (Toronto Star Stage)
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Voix Antillaises (Toronto Star Stage)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Food(Saturday and Sunday):
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – BOCC Fish Fry (Sculpture Court)
12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Tropical Treets (Sculpture Court)
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – BOCC (World Café)
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Pauline’s Bajan Cuisine (World Café)
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Bimshire Delectables (World Café)
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Mount Gay Rum Tasting (World Cafe)
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Food Demo with Angela Garraway-Holland (Lakeside Terrace)
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Food Demo with Chef Peter Edey (Lakeside Terrace)
Literary:
12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Different Booklist (Sculpture Court)
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Reading by Harold Hoyte author of “How to Be a Bajan” and Alison Sealy-Smith tribute to Barbadian Storyteller the late Alfred Pragnell with stories and verses by writer/director Jeannette Layne-Clark (Studio Theatre)
Children(Saturday and Sunday):
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm – Crop Over Mask-Making (Kids Zone Tent)
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm – Kids Face Painting (Tent 1)
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Gregory Fitt (Miss Lou’s Room)
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Maxine Cadogan (Miss Lou’s Room)
Workshop:
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Jewellery Making Workshop with Andrea Wells (Lakeside Terrace Tent)
Music:
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Marisa Lindsay and Eddie Bullen (Concert Stage)
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – David “Ziggy” Walcott (Concert Stage)
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Michael Forde (Toronto Star Stage)
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Quintessential Boys (Toronto Star Stage)
Dance:
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Praise Academy of Dance (Toronto Star Stage)

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Literary:
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm – Different Booklist (Sculpture Court)
Dance:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Praise Academy of Dance (Concert Stage)
Music:
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Andy Earle (Toronto Star Stage)
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Michael Forde (Toronto Star Stage)
4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Voix Antillaises (Toronto Star Stage)
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Tamara Marshall, Arturo Tappin & Boogie Knights Band (Concert Stage)
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – David “Ziggy” Walcott (Concert Stage)
Other:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm – Sway Magazine Booth and Children’s Aid Society (Tent 2) –Magazine giveaway and info on adopting through the Children’s Aid
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Cricket Demonstration with Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes

Barbados on the Water at Harbourfront Centre, June 15 to June 17
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto. Information/tickets: 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com

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Barbados on the Water Media Contact:
Gail Stewart, Stewart Communications
215 Bingham Avenue, Toronto, On M4E 3R4
Phone: 416-410-7193 Fax: 416-214-9882
gail.stewart@rogers.com

Harbourfront Centre:
Cary Mignault, Publicist
416-973-4655 | cmignault@harbourfrontcentre.com
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