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November 27, 2000
Toronto Winterfest Celebrates Friendship!
Toronto Winterfest, the second largest winter festival in Ontario, celebrates
the cold on February 9, 10 & 11 with a weekend of free indoor-outdoor fun for
the whole family.

This wintertime celebration has grown in leaps and bounds since becoming a
Toronto-wide event in 1999. In addition to its traditional 'North Pole'
location of Mel Lastman Square, Winterfest also offers a 'South Pole'
destination at Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Toronto Winterfest 2001 celebrates the theme of "Friendship" with an array of
exciting events and activities that offer something for everyone, all weekend
long. Highlights include two evening Ice Show Spectaculars, music and
entertainment on seven stages, hands-on activities and craft stations for kids,
face-painting, free pancake breakfasts, ski and snowboard shows, seniors'
programs, thrill shows, a special Caribbean cultural exhibition, children's
performers, a video dance party, two midways and more!

Here's just a taste of some of the great things happening:

Spectacular World-Class Ice Shows
Two world-class skating shows featuring Canada's top professional skaters,
future ice skating stars, cuddly characters, live music and more.

Free Pancake Breakfasts
Enjoy tasty pancakes, sausages and hot chocolate with live music and
entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday morning at each site.

Non-Stop Entertainment on Seven Stages
Featuring internationally renowned entertainers Fred Penner, Arthur, Elliot
Moose, Markus and the Black Light Theatre Company ... to name but a few!

Cool Things to See and Do
Be thrilled by the Chinese Acrobats, Cirque Eos and the Celebrity Dog Show.
Relive Canada's Olympic achievement in Sydney with Matt Turgeon and Karen
Cockburn and their winning trampoline routine. View breathtaking ice
sculptures, enjoy the midway, haywagon rides and more.

Pyjama Party
Preschool kids can wear their pj's and enjoy performances by the world famous
Bananas in Pyjamas, crazy bedtime stories by Performers for Literacy and much

Make and Take Crafts
Hands-on crafts include Winterfest favourites, Decorate your Sunglasses and
Create a Cookie. Leave tribute to your best friend on our friendship tree and
help create a Caribbean Garden Mural.

Caribbean Friends
Feel the warmth of the islands with live music including soca, reggae and
calypso, food, crafts, dance and storytelling as we celebrate the richness of
Toronto's Caribbean community.

What's Cool for Teens
It's a hopping Saturday night with a video dance party and live performances by
B2Krazy and Joée.

Admission is FREE to Toronto Winterfest, making it an exciting and cool
wintertime destination for residents and visitors alike.

Easy to Find
Our two festival sites at Nathan Phillips Square and Mel Lastman Square are
easily accessible by the TTC. It's not just the better way - it's the only
way! It's a weekend not to be missed, so mark your calendars now!

For more information on Toronto Winterfest 2001 presented by Shoppers Drug
Mart, call the Event Hotline at 416-395-7350 or visit us on the Winterfest
website at a/special_events.

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