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MAY 13, 2008

CARIBBEAN DAYS FESTIVAL ASKS: WHO WANTS TO HAVE AN AFFAIR?
Volunteers create lasting relationships at annual festival.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada – On May 26, Caribbean Days Festival
organizers are holding a first ever Volunteer Affair. Hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Society of BC at the Sapperton Pensioners Hall in New Westminster, from 7-9pm, the community will have the opportunity to find out more about CDF and how they can develop a volunteer relationship with one of the largest festivals in the lower mainland.

“Volunteerism is being encouraged for 2010 and we’re hoping the community wants to start volunteering in the cultural sector now”, says Rachel Ramsaroop, Volunteer Coordinator for CDF 2008, “there are valuable volunteer opportunities with community events like CDF and they’re great training grounds for ‘Olympic’ positions”. Rachel notes that all ages are welcome with a special call to youth and young adults, “I began volunteering in the Youth tent and the experience and references I gained as a youth from senior volunteers has been invaluable in my personal and professional life, I guess my ‘volunteer affair’ hasn’t ended!”

This long-term affair with the Caribbean Days Festival is not a unique experience. Ron Rogers has been a volunteer from the inception of CDF 21 years ago. “It has grown so much, from just a family picnic, to a cultural mainstay in attended by all ages,” says Ron, “opportunity for growth as a volunteer and to learn about Caribbean culture and community has grown as well. Relationships are formed - there are some people who volunteer year after year just to reunite with the friends they made the year before”.

The Caribbean Days Festival Volunteer Affair will allow potential volunteers to talk with representatives from several areas of involvement. With free refreshments available attendees can find out first-hand about how they can be involved with or take a leadership role in security, hospitality, arts and crafts, children’s entertainment, infrastructure, set-up and take down. For more information you can contact Rachel Ramsaroop at (604) 716-0842 or visit www.caribbeandays.ca/volunteer.

The Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC was established in 1990. Since its inception the TTCS of BC has provided opportunities for youth development, seniors programs, cultural activities, diversity awareness programs and support for charitable causes. The Caribbean Days Festival was created to fulfill the aims to raise awareness of BC’s multicultural community while cooperating with similar organizations. Now in its 21st year, this free event hosts a diverse crowd of 63, 000 over 2 days providing live music and dance performances, arts & crafts, food and a growing parade. It will be held this year on July 26 and 27. For more information visit www.caribbeandays.ca.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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20th Annual Caribbean Days Festival
July 28th & 29 th, 2007
Waterfront Park, North Vancouver BC
Admission is FREE

It's coming soon! Can you feel the rhythm and taste the spice? The Caribbean Days Festival, one of the largest annual cultural events held in BC, is gearing up for its biggest year ever.

Presented by the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Society of British Columbia, this event brings you the flair of the Caribbean. Taste the many food flavours and move to the melodies of Island nations such as Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and more. This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer.

Saturday July 21nd: Caribbean Boat Cruise

  • Join us as the TTCS kicks off its summer series of events in style
  • Set sail and dance to a tropical beat 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Saturday July 28th: Caribbean Days Festival

  • Multicultural Street Parade 10:00 AM
  • Festival In The Park: Food and Music 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Waterfront Outdoor Dance 7:30 PM – 2:00 AM

Sunday July 29th: Caribbean Days Festival continues

  • Festival In The Park: Food and Music 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Experience the Magic and Passion of the Caribbean.  See you there!

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June 24, 2005: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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18th Annual Caribbean Days Festival
July 23rd & 24th, 2005
Waterfront Park, North Vancouver BC
Admission is FREE

It's coming soon! Can you feel the rhythm and taste the spice? The Caribbean Days Festival, one of the largest annual cultural events held in BC, is gearing up for its biggest year ever.

Presented by the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Society of British Columbia, this event brings you the flair of the Caribbean. Taste the many food flavours and move to the melodies of Island nations such as Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and more. This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer.

Saturday July 16th: Caribbean Boat Cruise

  • Join us as the TTCS kicks off its summer series of events in style
  • Set sail and dance to a tropical beat 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Saturday July 23rd: Caribbean Days Festival

  • Multicultural Street Parade 10:00 AM
  • Festival In The Park: Food and Music 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Waterfront Outdoor Dance 7:30 PM – 2:00 AM

Sunday July 24th: Caribbean Days Festival continues

  • Festival In The Park: Food and Music 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Experience the Magic and Passion of the Caribbean.  See you there!

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June 9, 2004: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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17th Annual Caribbean Days Festival and Multiculturaltural Parade
set for Waterfront Park, North Vancouver BC July 24 & 25 2004

It's here again! Experience a hot weekend with the magic and passion of the Caribbean.

The Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Society of British Columbia is proud to present the Caribbean Days Festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver, Saturday July 24th and Sunday July 25th.

For full press release, contact us.

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July 14 2003
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Over 400 People to Participate in
Annual Caribbean Days Festival Parade

…... multicultural Caribbean style street parade in North Vancouver
to be the largest and most colourful ever…..

Vancouver (July 14, 2003) Three Caribbean "Mas" (for masquerade) costumes bands with over 80 participants will infuse this years Festival Parade with the colours of the Caribbean. Tropicana Girls Girls Girls, a posse from the Carl Sound Vibes called "Is We Ting", and a children’s section will be sure to delight the crowds.

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July 8 2003
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two Days, Two Stages, Twenty Plus Acts
Live at the 16 th Annual Caribbean Days Festival 2003

July 26 and 27 at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver brings
non -stop Caribbean style entertainment from 10 AM to 7PM

The lineup of Caribbean-style entertainment continues to grow, with more than twenty groups confirmed to perform at the Caribbean Days Festival this year.

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May 23, 2003
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE: 16th Annual Caribbean Days Festival July 26 & 27, 2003

The Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Society of British Columbia is pleased to announce Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 as the dates for the 2003 Caribbean Days Festival at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver.

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