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November 29, 2000
A Magical Evening of Lights, Great Music and Skating! 34TH Annual Cavalcade of Lights
  
The 34th annual Cavalcade of Lights Ice Show and Holiday Tree Lighting,
presented by Scotiabank, kicks off the holiday season on Friday, December 1st
with a magical night of twinkling lights and dazzling ice-skating at Nathan
Phillips Square.

The star-studded evening features two world-class ice shows, the first at 6:30
pm with an encore performance at 8 pm, as well as the ceremonial lighting-up of
Nathan Phillips Square at 6:45 pm.

Hosted by CFRB 1010's Ted Woloshyn, the skating spectacular features Canadian
ice dance champions, Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon whose incredible
speed and passionate, dramatic dance style have earned them widespread
international acclaim and, earlier this month, a bronze at the Skate Canada
competition! Dubreuil & Lauzon will be joined by 1999 Canadian Junior Men's
Champion and Men's Senior Team member, Fedor Andreev, as well as 15-year-old
sensation Nicole Watt, recently named to the Canadian Ladies' Singles Senior
Team. Skating fans will also be delighted by the rising star junior pairs team
of Meredith Leedle & Kevin Johnson, the synchronized skating of black ice and
the hilarious antics of Albert Lucas, crowned by the Guinness Book of World
Records as the World's Greatest Juggler on Ice!

And there's more ... The cast of Toronto's smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! makes a
special guest appearance at 6:30 pm, followed by a salute to Toronto's 2008
Olympic Bid with some of Canada's greatest Olympians including three-time gold
medallist, rower Marnie McBean; triple medallist, cyclist Curt Harnett; and
recent Sydney Olympic stars

Karen Cockburn (Bronze - trampoline); Mathieu Turgeon (Bronze - trampoline);
Claire Carver Dias (Bronze - synchronized swimming); plus many more of Canada's
leading athletes! Then, at exactly 6:45 pm, the lever will be pulled to
illuminate Toronto's 65-foot Official Christmas Tree and the surrounding civic
square with thousands of coloured lights!

Admission to this unforgettable event is FREE and getting there couldn't be
easier! Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen St. West. Take the TTC
Queen Street West streetcar (501), or the Yonge Line subway (exit Queen Street
station) or the University Line (exit Osgoode station). On-site wheelchair and
scooter seating is available.

For more information, call the Toronto Special Events Hotline at 416-395-7350
or visit our website at:
http://www.city.toronto.on.c a/special_events.


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