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November 28, 2003
Media Advisory: UPDATE: Rain doesn't stop preparations for Cavalcade of Lights
  
What: Cavalcade of Lights presented by Scotiabank returns November 29 at 7 p.m.
as one of the city's most stunning collections of free holiday events with the
family favourite Cavalcade of Lights First Lighting Celebration. Despite
today's rain, rehearsals for the show will still take place, creating a perfect
media opportunity for an advance glance at the event.

When: Friday, November 28
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Here's what you'll see:

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Light testing
Get an advance look at Toronto's official Christmas tree alight. Toronto City
Hall's two towers will also be washed with a lavender glow. Other show lighting
will be tested in this period. The spherical orbs in Strange Fruit's show will
also be in place and lit. The procession of light with its specially crafted
lanterns will also rehearse.

5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
The Spheres by Australia's Strange Fruit
Two members of this Australian troupe will swing and dive atop their 4.5 metre
flexible poles in this dress rehearsal beneath the overhang beside City Hall's
front doors.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St. W.

The Cavalcade of Lights First Lighting Celebration presented by Scotiabank
marks the premiere lighting of the Cavalcade of Lights Display including the
City's official Christmas tree sponsored by MerryCruises.com. Taking place on
Saturday, November 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square, the
celebration is an evening of entertainment.

Media contacts:
Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7318
Cell: 416-270-8548
aauthie@toronto.ca

Heather Kaufman
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7405
Cell: 416-275-7520
hkaufman@toronto.ca



 

 

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