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May 16, 2003
Residents are reminded about fireworks concerts put on this Victoria Day weekend by the City
BOOM! BANG! KA-POW! The highlight of the City's celebrations this Victoria Day
weekend is the series of fireworks concerts that will take place in each
district of the city from Saturday through Monday night. Each event will
feature free live music by Canadian artists - ranging from Celtic Juno winner
Natalie MacMaster to rocker Ronnie Hawkins, the Calypso rhythms of David Rudder
and classical quartet Quartetto Gelato - followed by a spectacular fireworks
display after dusk. For a complete event listing, visit

Fireworks Concerts Schedule:

Saturday, May 17
North - Mel Lastman Square
Live performances by Quartetto Gelato, Jane Bunnett and Robert Michaels.
Yonge St. and Sheppard Ave. (3 blocks North of Sheppard, west side)
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 18
East - Albert Campbell Square/Scarborough Town Centre
Live Calypso, Cuban and Salsa performances by David Rudder, Evaristo Machado
and Orchestra, Juan Miguel and his Orchestra McCowan and Ellesmere (N/W corner
of McCowan and Ellesmere).
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 18
West - Centennial Park
Live performances by Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks, The Skydiggers and the Good
Brothers. Renforth Dr. and Rathburn Rd. (West of Renforth, North of Rathburn).
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Monday, May 19
South - Ashbridge's Bay Park
Live performances by Natalie MacMaster and Wave. Coxwell Ave. and Lakeshore
Blvd. E. (S/E corner of Coxwell & Lakeshore).
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

These events are part of the 'Toronto: You Belong Here' campaign. For more
information about the campaign or the Mayor's 'Toronto: You Belong Here' Task
Force, visit

Media Contact
Brad Ross
City of Toronto Media Relations



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