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May 6, 2003
Toronto Special Events is recognized with two trophies
Toronto Special Events - The Canadian Event Industry Awards (CEIA) is a
national award program, which recognizes outstanding achievements in Canadian
special events, meeting management, conference planning and exhibition
management. Toronto Special Events walked away from the 6th Annual Canadian
Event Industry Awards, in a ceremony last week, with two major awards for its

Taking one of the awards was the nations' premiere winter festivals, Toronto
Winterfest. The event, which takes place annually in February, took home the
Best Festival prize. Toronto's largest winter festival urges audiences to
celebrate, not hibernate. Toronto Winterfest redefines the conventional ideas
of winter, bringing vibrant, spectacle and colourful celebration to two city
squares. Winterfest features physical theatre, food demonstrations, film, live
music, and other great attractions. The festival is free so it is easy for
everyone to beat the cold this winter.

The second award was given to the Cavalcade of Lights, an evening that is
anchored by the lighting of one of Toronto's most visually stunning Christmas
season light displays. The event, which took place on November 30, 2002, was
honoured with the Most Outstanding Event for its budget category. Cavalcade of
Lights features more that 100,000 dazzling lights as well as the city's
official Christmas tree. Illuminated from November 30 through to the New Year,
the exhibition provides a magnificent backdrop for the month long series of
exciting events.

Toronto Special Events celebrates the city year-round by producing events and
festivals that showcase the best Toronto has to offer in music, art, culture,
sports, food, theatre and spectacle. From the frosty festivities of Winterfest
to the massive merriment of the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival, Toronto
Special Events creates events that get people into the city and onto the street.

For more information on Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at
416-338-0338 or visit

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