Message from Producer
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Here you will find everything you need to know about Samba in the Square, the 3rd Annual Brazilian Day Canada Festival. Through a strong partnership with Globo TV International, we have created an event on a scale that is seldom seen in Toronto. Last year more than 70,000 people from all over Toronto, Canada and the world kept the party rolling on Labour Day. This year’s event will be even bigger as we bring the sights, sounds and colours of Carnaval to the heart of the city.
I am pleased to announce Vale as the new presenting sponsor of Brazilian Day Canada and welcome all returning and new sponsors. I look forward to working with you. I am so proud that this festival has grown so quickly over the past few years. It is not just an event, but has become a landmark cultural celebration in the Toronto calendar.
Samba is undoubtedly the heartbeat of Brazil. This year’s theme is Samba in the Square. The festival will be magnificent from the beautiful dancers in vibrant, extravagant costumes to the colourful stage and decor, we will bring the atmosphere of Rio to Yonge and Dundas.
Join in the celebration of Samba with musicians from Canada and the United States. The concert will culminate in an incredible performance by one of the world’s best loved Brazilian Pagode Samba groups- Exaltasamba. We will also welcome Serginho Groisman, Globo personality for the second year.
For the second year, Yonge St. will be closed between Dundas St. and Shuter St. to accommodate the crowds. There will be food and products from Brazil and a new children’s play area with Brazilian inspired activities.
Every year Brazilian Day Canada supports a non-profit organization, this year we will be donating a portion of sales to CAIS, Centre for Support and Social Integration Brazil-Canada.
My sincere appreciation and thanks to all the volunteers who support this event from months before the event till well after the party is done. Thank you.
Brazil is hot! It is the 5th largest country in the world with a rapidly expanding economy. In 2014, Brazil will host the World Cup and in 2016, the Olympics.
Get in on the excitement and join me for Samba in the Square.
Executive Producer, Brazilian Day Canada