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Updated in mid-September, 2002

Festival Caravan 2002
Our 34th Anniversary -- New Five-Day Festival
Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 23
FESTIVAL CARAVAN 2002 is now over. 
Thanks for visiting our web site.

Festival Caravan   
263 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5H 1Y2.
416 - 977 - 0466.

All information below is from the 2002 Festival Caravan, now over

Festival Caravan 2002 Gala Award Dinner was held Wednesday, July 3

Here are a few photos from the dinner.

Festival Caravan is now over! Info below is now History!

Festival Caravan is now over! Info below is now History!
PAVILION LIST WITH SHOWTIMES IS HERE.

The City of Toronto has proclaimed Festival Caravan Week.

Dave Taylor, chairman of Festival Caravan, City Councilor Chris Korwin - Kuczynski, Caravan founder Zena Kossar, and Kristy Hudson, Miss Caravan 2001, with the official Festival Caravan Week proclamation.

This photo is from the official opening ceremonies on Monday, June 17, at Nathan Phillips Square.

Click here to see more photos from the Festival Caravan Media official opening photo album.  

Do you live 150 km or further away from Toronto? 
UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER, FROM LONDON
Click here for details on how to win Caravan Passports and 
a night at the Delta Chelsea Hotel during Festival Caravan.
(Make sure you enter -- we've already heard from some)

New on Friday, June 14: 
Performers from the Waikiki pavilion were at The Bay, Queen Street, today and will be there tomorrow (Saturday) too. Passports for sale.

Listen for Festival Caravan announcements and chances to win passports on CFRB Radio and CITY-TV. And if you subscribe to The Toronto Star you'll get free Caravan passports, too.

New on Wednesday, June 12: 
Click here to see three Festival Caravan princesses at their "Makeover" session, courtesy of Revlon, at The Bay.

New on Tuesday, June 11: 
Read the Festival Caravan announcement News Release here.

Our Best Advice   Pavilion List   Tobago Contest   A Closer Look At Pavilions   Student $500 Essay Contest   
Bay Grill Contest
   Caravan Flyers   Passport Sale Information   Passport Prices

MEDIA RELATIONS INFO
Attention genuine reporters, editors, news photographers, TV crews  -- You are welcome at Festival Caravan, but we keep encountering mooches who pretend to be media in order to get in free. If you have a problem gaining admission call 416 - 977 - 0466 or 416 - 879 - 5711 for clearance.

A successful event: Public official opening of Festival Caravan, Monday, June 17, at Nathan Phillips Square, at noon.

Caravan Awards Night
The winners of the Festival Caravan pavilion awards will be announced at the Awards Dinner, Wednesday, July 3.

Contest Winners -- Tobago Trip and Bay Indoor Grill winners will be announced just after Caravan ends.

Festival Caravan Media Preview -- Bata Shoe Museum, Bloor Street West and St. George, at noon, on Wednesday, June 5th. For the media only.


The Media Preview is over. Here's Miss Caravan 2001, Kristy Hudson, Caravan founder Zena Kossar, and the Princess from Bucco Bay, Michelle Seales.

LOOK FOR FESTIVAL CARAVAN COVERAGE. CITY-TV, Global and the CBC television.. CBC radio. Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun, FLOW radio, CHUM-FM and others. We thank all the reporters, editors, cameramen, camerawomen, still photographers, etc. who came out. And thanks to the people at the museum who acted as our hosts.

For media credentials  
contact, after June 1, Brian Kilgore at:
BrianKilgore@BrianKilgore.com
416 - 879 - 5771
Festival Caravan Public Opening Ceremonies -- Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, at noon on Monday, June 17. Entertainment, interviews, commentary, presentations, etc.
The public are invited to attend. Free.

NEW DATES -- Caravan runs this year from Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 23
NEW HOURS -- Caravan opens at 6 p.m. in time for dinner Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 2 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It closes at 11 each evening, with some exceptions listed in the Caravan program available at all pavilions.
NEW PRICES -- Caravan Passports are priced lower this year. Five-day Passports are $15, discounted to $12 at LCBO stores until June 18. Passports are available through the pavilion organizations, too, at a discount until June 18. One-day passports, available at all pavilions after Caravan starts, are $12. Children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are free.
MORE PAVILIONS THIS YEAR -- Caravan has more pavilions in 2002 than in the past few years, so your Festival Caravan Passport is better value than ever before.
NEW PAVILIONS --  Buccoo Bay (Tobago), Toronto (the University of Toronto) and Nineveh (Assyrian), and Campbell House becomes a special theme pavilion.
OLD FAVORITES RETURN AFTER A YEAR OFF -- Some pavilions who have skipped a year are back
LAST YEAR'S TOP PAVILIONS REMAIN -- And those you liked the best last year are ready for you in 2002.

BUSINESS AND SOCIAL GROUPS
Attention human resources professionals,
company and association social and recreation club directors: Caravan is a great place to bring a group of business friends, and their families. Bulk sales, at a discount, available. Call 416 - 977 - 0466.
We've got photos. Click here.
CARAVAN FASHIONS AT 
THE BAY TUESDAY JUNE 4

Festival Caravan is featured in a Seniors' Day fashion show at The Bay, Queen Street, at noon on Tuesday, June 4. There will be a draw for Festival Caravan Passports, too.

Our Best Advice
Get five-day passports for your family or a group of friends, 
and enjoy Festival Caravan all five nights!
New on Thursday: extra advice... When you order food, think about sharing, which means you'll leave room for trying something new when you visit another pavilion.
Passports on sale at 100 LCBO stores across Toronto, and from your favorite pavilion.

THE PAVILIONS OF
FESTIVAL CARAVAN 2002

Please note that Kracow is closed.

CLICK HERE for a list of pavilions with showtimes.
Click here for A Closer Look At Caravan Pavilions

AL KHAIMA (Arabian)
767 Dovercourt Road
Northeast corner of Bloor & Dovercourt.

ALENTEJO (Portuguese)
1130 Dupont Street
Northeast corner of Dupont & Dufferin.

BELGRADE (Serbian)
212 Delaware Avenue
Northwest corner of Delaware & Bloor
between Dovercourt & Ossington.

BLUE DANUBE (Danube-German)
1686 Ellesmere Road
Northeast corner of Ellesmere & McCowan.

BUCCOO BAY (Tobago)
25 Cecil Street
One block south of College, east of Spadina Avenue.

BUDAPEST (Hungarian)
840 St. Clair Avenue West
Northeast of St. Clair and Winona

KANATA (Native Canadian)
439 Dundas Street East
Southwest corner of Parliament & Dundas

KYIV (Ukrainian)
15 Canmotor Avenue
South of Queensway, one block east of Islington
(At the Golden Lion)

LATINVILLA (Latin American)
50 Esna Park Drive
North of Steeles Ave east, between Victoria Park and Warden Ave

MANILA (Filipino)
1073 Millwood Road
Between Laird & Bayview, south of Eglinton Avenue
(Leaside Memorial Arena)

NINEVEH (Assyrian)
3 Jody Avenue
North on Hwy 400 to Finch Ave East, 1st traffic light Oakdale Road, turn right on Jody

NOVGOROD (Russian)
91 Kersdale Avenue
Just south of Eglinton West, west of Kane, between Keele & Caledonia

SEOUL (Korean)
1133 Leslie Street
East side of Leslie, between Eglinton & Lawrence

SKOPJE (Macedonian)
76 Overlea Boulevard
West of Don Mills Road, south of Eglinton Avenue East

 

SARAJEVO (Bosnian-Herzegovina)
122 North Queen
One block north of The Queensway, northwest corner of The East Mall & North Queen.

THESSALONIKI (Greek)
30 Thorncliffe Park Drive
West of Don Mills Road, south of Overlea Boulevard

TOKYO (Japanese)
6 Garamond Court
One block north of Eglinton Avenue East, to Wynford Drive, east two blocks to Garamond Court.

TORONTO (U of T)
12 Hart House Circle
Follow Wellesley Street West until it meets Hart House Circle, or walk south from Museum subway stop
(Located on University Campus)

TRINCOMALEE (Tamils from Sri Lanka)
237 Sackville Street
Northeast corner of Sackville & Dundas Street East.

WAIKIKI (Hawaiian)
58 Cecil Street
One block south of College, just east of Spadina Avenue.

ZAGREB (Croatian)
5 Croatia Street
One block south of Bloor Street West, between Brock Avenue & Dufferin Street.

SPECIAL THEME PAVILIONS

HISTORIC FORT YORK
100 Garrison Road
Off Fleet Street, west of Bathurst Street, east of Strachan Avenue.
Admission Hours: 10am – 5 pm

BATA SHOE MUSEUM

327 Bloor Street West
Southwest corner of Bloor & St. George.

 

 

Admission hours: 
Wednesday – Friday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

NEW 2002 SPECIAL THEME PAVILION 

 

CAMPBELL HOUSE MUSEUM
160 Queen Street West
North-west corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue, at the Osgoode subway station.
Admission hours:
Weekdays 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. 

Festival Caravan 2002 sponsors

 
 
   

Toronto Transit Commission The Toronto Transit Commission is not an official sponsor, but we do appreciate the support in the TTC's events guide. The TTC is a great way to get to many pavilions, too.

You may win 4 nights in Tobago

4 Nights in Tobago
Each Festival Caravan adult passport has an entry form for our Four Nights In Trinidad & Tobago lucky draw. Details on the passport. Prize includes air fare and four nights accommodation. The lucky draw will be made on CFRB radio, soon after Festival Caravan 2002 is over. Entrants must be over the age of majority.
Tobago, part of the country of Trinidad and Tobago, is just north of the coast of Venezuela, and the weather is always great.
Where's Buccoo Bay? Near Pigeon Point and Mt. Irvine Bay. Caravan thanks the Tourism and Industrial Development Company of Trinidad & Tobago for making this prize available.
photo-Store BayThe lucky winners will stay at the Crown Point Hotel, in Store Bay. Here's a bit more about this great hotel: Set on seven acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on Store Bay, one of Tobago's finest beaches, Crown Point Beach Hotel is within walking distance of the airport and the well known Pigeon Point Beach. It is an ideal base from which one can discover Tobago.
INDOOR GRILL -- BONUS PRIZE  
from The Bay, Queen Street

After enjoying great foods from around the world at Festival Caravan, one lucky winner will receive an indoor grill. Try the recipes at home for yourself. The indoor grill is the second prize in the 4 Nights in Tobago contest. Details will be posted here. Entry forms with your passport.

Fashion Show, featuring Caravan, at Seniors' Day at The Bay, Queen Street, Toronto, at noon, Tuesday, June 4. Photos here.

Sample Festival Caravan at 
The Bay

Queen and Yonge
Monday, May 20
Wednesdays, May 29, June 5 and June 12 (Novgorod was featured on the 12th)
Try some Caravan Food, 
meet some Princesses
See some photos here.

Two students will win / earn $500 each
LEON KOSSAR STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST
Zena Kossar announces scholarships at the 
Festival Caravan Media Preview

In the memory of the late president and co-founder of Caravan, Leon Kossar, two educational scholarship awards of $500 each have been created for the best 500 word, approximate, essays on the subject of "The value of my cultural traditions, my involvement in the community, and the importance of Festival Caravan."

The contest is open to students in Ontario schools, in grades 9 - 12. Entries must be submitted to the Festival Caravan office no later than midnight, July 31, 2002. Essays can be left with the Festival Caravan representatives at any pavilion, too. (Same spot as the Tobago trip entry forms.) Decision of the judges is final.

A closer look at Festival Caravan 2002

Each Caravan pavilion has been invited to add more information 
to this section of the Festival Caravan web site.

The Blue Danube Pavilion
Once again we will be taking part in Caravan. Please join us for a fun-filled five days of traditional folk dances, singing and brass band entertainment. Hearty German food, (pork schnitzel and chicken schnitzel are favorites), beers, wines and of course, delicious German pastries (prepared by our Ladies Auxiliary) will be served for your enjoyment. We are open every day for lunch and dinner. In keeping with the Spirit of Youth, the youngest entertainer is 2, and those over 60 are pretty youthful, too. Kids groups include 3-7 and 8-14, plus a youth group ranging from 15 - 24.
Visit the Blue Danube's own web site at www.bluedanube.org

The Belgrade Pavilion
In keeping with "The Spirit of Youth" Belgrade offers, at 8 and 10 p.m. each evening, a musical drama play, Songs of Youth, staring Milosh Rodich, (you'll see his picture here shortly) who has just completed a post-graduate program at California's famous Dell' Arte School of Theatre. Milosh is a professional actor, who has appeared across Ontario, and is a graduate of Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Milosh Rodich

The play tells the story of a young Serbian cafe singer who reflects upon his youth through lyrical narrative and song. It will be presented in English, making it understandable by all visitors to Caravan. 

There are dance groups from Toronto, Kitchener, and Niagara Falls, including "Oplenac" from Toronto, which has performed in Canada, the United States and Serbia.

Two of the highlights from Belgrade's kitchen -- well, really from Belgrade's barbecue -- are lamb with red wine and B.Q. piglet on the stick.

The Belgrade Pavilion, last years’ Winner of the Zena Kossar "Best Pavilion Award, is located at the St. Michael Archangel Parish Community Hall, 212 Delaware Ave. (Bloor+Ossington area). It represents the Toronto’s Serbian Community during Caravan. Contact the pavilion at 416 - 536 - 8750 or 536 - 8565

The Sarajevo Pavilion
Sarajevo returns to Festival Caravan after an absence of a few years, with food, entertainment and cultural displays. The Sarajevo pavilion is now on North Queen Street, in southern Etobicoke, sharing the neighborhood with two other Caravan pavilions this year. If you like to cook at home, make sure you catch the Burek Making Demonstration, and learn to make your own filo dough. Performers include musician - singer Emir Ceric, a Bosnian youth group folk dance troupe, a chamber choir and theatre skit, and poetry. The 7 p.m. show Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. the 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. shows on Saturday, and the 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Grand Finale on Sunday features the children's folk group of Casa do Alentejo.

Caravan thanks Sarajevo's beautiful Princess for her participation in the May 20 promotion at The Bay, too.

The Skopje Pavilion
This is Skopje's 34th year at Festival Caravan.

Caravan thanks the Skopje Pavilion organizers for their great contributions to the Skopje-themed promotion at The Bay, Queen and Yonge, on Victoria Day. The food was delicious, the Princess was charming, and the promotion let a great many people learn more about Festival Caravan. See some Skopje at The Bay photos here.

The Waikiki Pavilion
This picture of Waikiki pavilion entertainers is from last year's Festival Caravan Media Preview, arranged for reporters and photographers from Toronto's radio and television stations, newspapers, and entertainment web sites.

Waikiki is always a popular pavilion, with great food and spectacular shows. Among the arts and crafts on display are toys you can buy, too.

The Buccoo Bay Pavilion
The return of Trinidad and Tobago to Festival Caravan.

Make sure you fill in the ballot form on your Festival Caravan Passport, and you might see Buccoo Bay in person. Contest information is here.

Michelle Seales is the Buccoo Bay Princess.

Kids are a big feature
of the Buccoo Bay pavilion, especially on Sunday afternoon, from about 2 to 4:30, when kids from Trinidad and Tobago will welcome all young Caravanners, and everyone will learn about the music of the country, learn crafts, try new foods, and maybe even get to do some West Indian cooking themselves.

For adult Caravanners, there will be spectacular shows each evening, (kids are sure to enjoy them, too) and, as a special treat, on Friday and Saturday evenings, from 10 p.m. until closing, Calypsonians, panists, dancers and other entertainers and musicians will showcase their talents in The Big Tent. The Buccoo Bay pavilion is a project led by Kathleen Daniel.

Nineveh Pavilion
New this year. It's where you'll learn about Assyrian culture. The New York Times, in late May, pointed out that Assyrian Culture represented one of the world's great early civilizations. Now you'll be able to meet Canadians with this heritage.
Latinvilla Pavilion
New this year, with food and entertainment from much of Latin America. Latinvilla's performers were a big hit at the Media Preview, and they were the dancers in the background when CITY-TV's Peter Gross conducted some live interviews.
Toronto Pavilion
New this year, organized by the University of Toronto Students Administrative Council. You'll find the Festival Caravan inside Hart House.
Kyiv Pavilion
Following a brief absence from Festival Caravan, the Ukrainian community is excited to showcase Ukrainian culture hosted by the Golden Lion Restaurant located in southern Etobicoke.

Crossing the threshold of the pavilion’s "Golden Gates" visitors are transported directly onto the streets of Kyiv in the heart of Ukraine.

A truly unique and memorable experience awaits visitors which provides a glimpse of the rich history, tradition and customs associated with Ukrainian culture.

Entertainment will feature high-spirited, energetic dance performances by the Ukrainian School of Arts as well as vocal and instrumental music featuring the melodic strings of the Bandura. Other features include arts and crafts exhibits, culinary delights, drinks and live music in an elegant and friendly atmosphere.

Please visit the royal gardens of Kyiv and experience the finest aspects of Ukrainian culture!

It's is one of the three in southern Etobicoke, and is inside the new Golden Lion banquet hall, just south of The Queensway on Canmotor.

Trincomalee Pavilion
The dances are wonderful, and, especially this year, the kids are charming, sure to bring a smile to your face. Learn some history, taste some delicious food, and admire the painstaking attention to detail in the beautiful costumes from Sri Lanka. 
Tokyo Pavilion
A favorite for many years, this is the second year it's been in the new Japanese Cultural Centre, west of the Don Valley Parkway, north of Eglinton Avenue East. It's a big pavilion, and you'll have a choice of eating indoors or out; watching shows and entertainment or visiting art galleries and craft shops.
Seoul Pavilion
Back again, it's among the cluster of pavilions in the north east of Toronto. The food service is in the auditorium, making it easy to enjoy Korean taste sensations while watching fascinating shows illustrating the culture, values and beauty of the homeland of so many Canadians. Save room for dessert here. Congratulations to Seoul for its great efforts for publicity in the Korean community!
Novgorod Pavilion
It's one of the smallest pavilions, but it has a big reputation, partly for the borscht (there's red and there's green), partly for the dancers, and, just generally, for the overall high quality of the pavilions many Caravanners describe as "a gem."

You'll have to decide if you want your Peartzi warm or cold -- there's a choice for this green pepper stuffed with carrots and herbs. The Novgorod dancers were a hit at the media Preview. Thanks for coming!

Zagreb Pavilion
There are six different groups of performers giving shows this year at the Zagreb pavilion, including one group that comes to Caravan from Hamilton. The menu highlights include Zagorska kobasa, Podravka soup, Chevapi, Raznjici, and a turkey sandwich.
Thessaloniki Pavilion
The shows echo years past -- that's why  it's a year after year favorite, and the menu has lots of good Greek main course favorites, -- chicken souvlaki, pork souvlaki, mousaka and pistachio -- but for many, it's the desserts that bring them to Thessaloniki. 

Baklava -- walnuts in filo pastry and syrup
Galaktoboureko -- custard in filo pastry and syrup
Kataifi -- almonds in angel hair pastry and syrup
Tyropita -- Cheese in filo pastry
Spanakopita -- spinach and cheese in filo pastry

Manila Pavilion
Always a favorite,  Manila is back again at the Leaside Arena, with easy parking and lots to do and see. One of the special features this year is the Fiesta Filipina Angklung Band.

The instruments are all made of bamboo, and each member has one instrument with a different note. The entire group performs a single melody in much the same way as a handbell choir, which each member playing the appropriate note.

At Manila, there's a variety of food all at low prices, encouraging you to try many different dishes, to really get a taste of the country.

Al Khaima Pavilion
Belly dancing. Great food. And, from Eddie the mayor, perhaps the most exuberant welcome in all of Caravan. One of the west Toronto pavilions, a favorite for many years. 

If you've always wanted to try belly-dancing yourself, here's your chance.

Alentejo Pavilion
This Portuguese pavilion is known for the wide variety of its shows. Sometimes there's a big cast performing, or perhaps a choir. Other times, just a single guitarist on stage, mesmerizing the audience with the simplicity of a melody, played flawlessly.

Once again this year there will be entertainers direct from Portugal, including the traditional musical group Sem Jeito nem Trombrehelho and FADO singer Joao Paulo Marques.

Budapest Pavilion
Goulash -- yes, there are lots of other things to eat, shows to watch, crafts to admire, history to learn about. But for many that is all a bonus. The real reason to visit is the goulash, according to many Caravan empty stomachs. Budapest missed Caravan last year. Welcome back.

There's a Miss Caravan photo exhibit, a magic show, and Hungarian dance groups from Welland and Kitchener, in addition to local dancers. Kids are dancing in the Hungarian Language School Dance Group presentation.

Kanata Pavilion
The Kanata pavilion features the heritage of Canadian Indians, and the dances are always a favorite, especially because of the wonderful costumes.

Come back often for more information on Caravan pavilions!!!!
Up-dated frequently!

Coming soon. Take a look at the Festival Caravan flyers. Flyers, with full pavilion listings and other information, are at LCBO stores now.

Here are a few photos from the Festival Caravan promotions at The Bay
Zena Kossar models at The Bay's Seniors Day fashion show, accompanied by Miss Caravan, Kristy Hudson. You'll see Miss Caravan on CITY-TV's Speakers Corner broadcasts, too.

Bay Customers with some Caravan pavilion representatives during one of the many visits Caravan Princesses have made to this great department store. 

 


The Skopje Pavilion provided Bay customers with a taste of the flavours of Festival Caravan.
If you live 150 km or further from Toronto you might ...

WE HAVE A WINNER, FROM LONDON

Win a night at Toronto's Delta Chelsea Hotel 
during Festival Caravan 2002
We changed the rules.
We're doing the lucky draw Tuesday afternoon, June 18.

It's easy to enter. Send us an e-mail with your name, address, and day time and evening telephone numbers, to caravan@radiopos.com

Just type Delta Chelsea Contest in the subject line. And your address must be about 150 kms or further from downtown Toronto.

Learn more about the Delta Chelsea Hotel by clicking here.

Windsor - Detroit - London - Huntsville - Buffalo - Rochester - Syracuse - Kingston - Belleville - Ottawa...

Come to Toronto and visit the world.
Everyone who lives in Toronto is lucky, because Festival Caravan is just down the street or around the corner. Two dozen pavilions all across the city. But what if you live an hour and a half or further away? We'll give one lucky visiting family a hotel room for a night.

The Delta Chelsea Hotel makes a great place to stay, and it has offered Caravan a one-night stay for a lucky visitor. We'll pick the winner on Tuesday, June 18, in the afternoon, and phone you with the good news. The Delta Chelsea will provide a room for Saturday night during Caravan as your prize.
The prize package includes Festival Caravan Passports for the winner and immediate family (up to five Passports) and one night at the hotel. Transportation is not included. 

The Festival Caravan 2002 announcement news release
Contact: Brian Kilgore, 416 - 879 - 5771

FESTIVAL CARAVAN - 2002
Wednesday, June 19 to Sunday, June 23, 2002

For immediate release

Festival Caravan, in it's 34th year,
salutes The Spirit of Youth in Canada.

Dave Taylor, chairman of the Festival Caravan board, 
announces the 2002 Festival at our Media Preview

 


As Festival Caravan enters its 34th year, the number of pavilions increases over both 2000 and 2001, and Caravan's been condensed to five days from nine. Passport prices have dropped, but they can be used at more pavilions, and parents are being urged to bring their children to Caravan.

"We want Festival Caravan to be the best value for your family entertainment dollar," said David Taylor, chairman of Caravan, announcing the new schedule. About two dozen Festival Caravan pavilions open across Toronto at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19. Caravan closes on Sunday evening, June 23.

"This will be the 34th year Festival Caravan brings together a broad range of cultural groups for an extravaganza of food, entertainment, cultural sharing, and fun. But Caravan is more than just a great party. Festival Caravan has defined what Toronto is as a city. We are unique in the world, a city that reflects the values of understanding, acceptance, curiosity, respect and sharing of values, while maintaining a sense of history and culture," Mr. Taylor said.

Passport (pavilion admission ticket) prices, although granting admission to more pavilions, are being reduced from last year's $20 to $15, but Caravanners will have to keep moving to visit all the pavilions in the five days. "Passports are now available at 100 LCBO stores across Toronto," Mr. Taylor said, "and these are being sold in advance for only $12, up to the day before Caravan. And, as in the past, children 12 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult."

One-day Passports, for $12, are available at all pavilions after Caravan starts.

"One of our goals with the Spirit of Youth theme is to encourage children to come out with their parents," Mr. Taylor says. "We expect many Caravanners won't eat dinner at home from Wednesday to Sunday. With two dozen pavilions, they'll probably have appetizers at one pavilion, dinner at another, and desserts at one or two more pavilions."

Festival Caravan appeals to many families who meet after work and school and instead of going home pick a few pavilions to visit. "It's like being invited, five nights in a row, to share dinner with friends from different countries," Mr. Taylor says, "and it certainly goes a long way toward increasing understanding of other cultures."

Festival Caravan has gone a long way toward building understanding among the people in Toronto. Mayor Mel Lastman is a long-time Caravan supporter. "Caravan celebrates what Toronto is all about; people living side-by-side, celebrating our diversity and learning about the many rich cultures that make this city so great," Mayor Lastman said. "Caravan lets you tour the world without leaving your city! It's a fantastic event, a real Toronto tradition."

To encourage families to bring their teenagers, Caravan has set a "Spirit of Youth" price. Students 13 - 18 with school identification and a coupon from the Toronto Star will be able to buy the one-day passport, usually $12 for an adult, for only $10, at any pavilion.

"The Spirit of Youth theme is Festival Caravan's way of recognizing the importance and contributions our youth have made in our society," says Zena Kossar, co-founder and executive vice-president of Festival Caravan. "Festival Caravan provides a forum for our youth to celebrate and share their distinct heritage. The spirit of Caravan relies on The Spirit of Youth. They are our future," she continued.

"We have decided that two high school students from grades 9-12 will each win a $500 award named in honor of Leon Kossar, co-founder of Festival Caravan, who died last year," she announced.

The essays, of approximately 500 words, must be about "The value of my cultural traditions, my involvement in the community, and the importance of Festival Caravan."

From the colorful Alentejo Portuguese Pavilion to the exotic Waikiki Hawaiian Pavilion and the tiny, charming Novgorod Russian Pavilion, the festival features a world-wide array of music, dance and arts. Other award-winning showplaces from Caravan's past years that are back this year include the brilliantly-costumed Manila Filipino Pavilion, the oom-pah-pahs of the Blue Danube Pavilion, the colorful Seoul Korean Pavilion, the boisterous Thessaloniki Greek Pavilion, the mystical Al Khaima Arabian Pavilion, and many more. Several of the pavilions host entertainers who travel to Canada from Europe and Asia to perform.

Three Pavilions with their cultures are new to Festival Caravan in 2002. The University of Toronto will have a Toronto pavilion in a tent outside Hart House on the main university campus.

Entertainment, crafts, culture, and food emblematic of a variety of Latin American nations can be found at Latinvilla this year.

And Nineveh (Assyrian) will let Caravan visitors learn of this city and its surroundings.

The Bata Shoe Museum and Historic Fort York return as special theme pavilions, and Campbell House, at Queen Street West and University Avenue, becomes another special theme pavilion. Caravan Passports allow free admission.

Some cultures return, but with new locations and different approaches to their Festival Caravan involvement, or new locations, too. For instance, this year sees the introduction of three new pavilion locations in southern Etobicoke. They are Krakow (Polish), Kyiv (Ukranian) and Sarajevo (Bosnian-Herzegovina). And Trinidad & Tobago is represented this year by Buccoo Bay.

A lucky Caravanner will win a trip for two for four nights at the Crown Point Hotel, in Tobago, just down the road from the real Buccoo Bay, courtesy of Tourism and Industrial Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago.

Caravan Passports provide unlimited admission to over 400 shows in five days, and the Caravan Passports contain maps and pavilion directions.

A "Guide to Caravan" will be available in advance of the festival and at all the Festival Caravan pavilions, and lists showtimes and profiles of all pavilions. All pavilions are close to Toronto Transit bus, subway and streetcar routes.

A list of pavilion addresses and more details are on Festival Caravan's web site at www.FestivalCaravan.com.

Visitor and tourist information:

Festival Caravan web site is at www.FestivalCaravan.com
e-mail: Caravan@RadioPOS.com
Telephone: 416 - 977 -0466

Festival Caravan
Fifth Floor
263 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1Y2

Media information for reporters and editors.
e-mail: caravan@radiopos.com
www.BrianKilgore.com
Telephone: 416 - 879 - 5771

Festival Caravan princesses at their "makeover," courtesy of Revlon, at The Bay, Queen Street, in Toronto.
Photos from the Media Preview at the Bata Shoe Museum and the Official Opening, at Nathan Phillips Square. Councillor Chris Korwin - Kuczynski
 

More photographs soon

SHOW TIME SCHEDULE
Programs and Show Times Subject to Change
CARAVAN PAVILION HOURS
Wednesday to Friday – 6:30p.m. to 11p.m
Saturday and Sunday – 3p.m. to 11p.m.

Special Times for the Special Theme Pavilions

AL KHAIMA (Arabian)
767 Dovercourt Road, Wheelchair Accessible
Wednesday to Friday 7, 8 & 9
Saturday and Sunday 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

ALENTEJO (Portuguese)
1130 Dupont Street, Wheelchair Accessible
Wednesday to Friday 7 & 9
Saturday 4, 6, 8 & 10
Sunday 4 & 6

BELGRADE (Serbian)
212 Delaware Avenue
Wednesday to Friday
7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30
Saturday 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30
Sunday 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9:30, 10 closing ceremonies at 11 pm

BLUE DANUBE
(Danube Swabian-German)
1686 Ellesmere Road, Wheelchair Accessible
Wednesday to Friday 7, 8, 9, 10 &11
Saturday - Sunday 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11

BUCCOO BAY
(Trinidad & Tobago)
25 Cecil Street
Wednesday and Thursday 7 & 9
Friday 7, 9, & 10:30
Saturday 3:30, 6, 8, & 10
Sunday 2-4:30, 5:30, 7:30 & 9
Children’s Show Saturday at 3:30, Sunday at 3

BUDAPEST (Hungarian)
212 Delaware Avenue
Wednesday to Friday 7-10
Saturday and Sunday 3-10

KANATA (Native Canadian)
16 Spadina Avenue
Wednesday to Friday 7-10
Saturday and Sunday 3-10

KRAKOW (Polish) - closed
648 The Queensway at IZBA Restaurant

KYIV (Ukrainian)
15 Canmotor Avenue
Wednesday to Friday 7, 8:30 & 10
Saturday - Sunday 3:30, 5, 7, 8:30, 10

LATINVILLA (Latin American)
50 Esna Park Drive
Wednesday to Friday 7-10
Saturday and Sunday 3-10

MANILA (Filipino)
1073 Millwood Road, Wheelchair Accessible
Wednesday to Friday 7:30, 9 & 10
Saturday 3:30, 5, 6, 7:45, 9 & 10
Sunday 3:30, 5, 6, 7:30 & 9

NINEVEH (Assyrian)
3 Jody Avenue
Wednesday to Friday 7-10
Saturday to Sunday 3-10

NOVGOROD (Russian)
91 Kersdale Avenue
Wednesday to Friday 7 & 9
Saturday and Sunday 5, 7 & 9

SARJEVO (Bosnian-Herzegovina)
122 North Queen
Wednesday to Friday 7:30 & 9
Saturday and Sunday 3, 5, 7 & 9

SEOUL (Korean)
1133 Leslie Street, Wheelchair Accessible
Wednesday to Friday 6:30-10:30
Saturday and Sunday 2:30-10:30

SKOPJE (Macedonian)
76 Overlea Boulevard, Wheelchair Accessible
Monday to Friday 7:30, 9 & 10
Saturday - Sunday 4:30, 6, 7:30, 9 &10

THESSALONIKI (Greek)
30 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Wednesday to Friday 6:30, 8 & 9:30
Saturday and Sunday 4:30, 6, 7:30 & 9

TOKYO (Japanese)*
6 Garamond Court
Wednesday to Friday 6-11
Saturday and Sunday 4:30, 6, 7:30 & 9
*Pavilion closes Sunday at 8:00pm

TORONTO (U of T)
12 Hart House Circle in Hart House
Wednesday – Comedy Night
Thursday- Urban Legends
6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30
Friday – Music Night
Saturday – Kids Day
Sunday – Thai Fusion

TRINCOMALEE (Tamils from Sir Lanka)
237 Sackville Street
Wednesday to Friday 7-9
Saturday and Sunday 6-9

WAIKIKI (Hawaiian)
58 Cecil Street, Wheelchair Accessible
Wednesday and Thursday 7, 8:30 & 10
Friday 7, 8:30, 10 & 11:30
Saturday 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10 & 11:30
Sunday 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30 & 10

ZAGREB (Croatian)*
5 Croatia Street
Wednesday to Friday 7:30, 9, 10
Saturday 3, 5, 7, 9 & 10:30
*Pavilion Closed Sunday

SPECIAL THEME PAVILIONS

BATA SHOE MUSEUM
327 Bloor Street West, Wheelchair Accessible
Admission Hours:
Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

HISTORIC FORT YORK
100 Garrison Road
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
Admission Hours:
Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CAMPBELL HOUSE MUSEUM
160 Queen Street West
Weekdays 9:30am-4:30pm
Weekends 12:00pm-4:30pm

 
FESTIVAL CARAVAN SHOWTIMES -- revised Friday afternoon, June 21
SHOW TIME SCHEDULE

Programs and Show Times Subject to Change

CARAVAN PAVILION HOURS
Wednesday to Friday – 6p.m. to 11p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – 2p.m. to 11p.m.
Special Times for the Special Theme Pavilions

AL KHAIMA (Arabian)

767 Dovercourt Road, Wheelchair Accessible
Friday 7, 8, 9
Saturday - Sunday 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

ALENTEJO (Portuguese)
1130 Dupont Street, Wheelchair Accessible
Friday 7 & 9
Saturday 4, 6, 8, 10
Sunday 4 & 6

BELGRADE (Serbian)
212 Delaware Avenue
Friday
7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30
Saturday 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30
Sunday 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9:30, 10 closing ceremonies at 11 pm

BLUE DANUBE
(Danube Swabian-German)
1686 Ellesmere Road, Wheelchair Accessible
Friday 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Saturday - Sunday 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11

BUCCOO BAY
(Trinidad & Tobago)
25 Cecil Street
Friday 7, 9, 10:30
Saturday 3:30, 6, 8, 10
Sunday 2-4:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9

Children’s Show Saturday at 3:30, Sunday at 3

BUDAPEST (Hungarian)
840 St Clair Avenue West
Friday 7-10
Saturday - Sunday 3-10

KANATA (Native Canadian)
439 Dundas Street East
Friday 7-10
Saturday - Sunday 3-10

KRAKOW (Polish)
648 The Queensway, IZBA Resturant
CLOSED

KYIV (Ukrainian)
15 Canmotor Avenue
The Golden Lion Restaurant
Friday 7, 8:30, 10
Saturday-Sunday 3:30, 5, 7, 8:30, 10

LATINVILLA (Latin American)
50 Esna Park Drive
Friday 9, 9:30, 10
Saturday 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunday 3, 4, 5, 6

MANILA (Filipino)
1073 Millwood Rd, Wheelchair Accessible
Friday 7:30, 9, 10
Saturday 3:30, 5, 6, 7:45, 9, 10
Sunday 3:30, 5, 6, 7:30, 9

NINEVEH (Assyrian)
3 Jody Avenue
Friday 7-10
Saturday - Sunday 3-10

NOVGOROD (Russian)
91 Kersdale Avenue
Friday 7 & 9
Saturday - Sunday 5, 7, 9

 

SARAJEVO (Bosnian-Herzegovina)
122 North Queen
Friday 7:30 & 9
Saturday - Sunday 3, 5, 7, 9

SEOUL (Korean)
1133 Leslie Street, Wheelchair Accessible
Friday 6:30-10:30
Saturday - Sunday 2:30-10:30

SKOPJE (Macedonian)
76 Overlea Boulevard, Wheelchair Accessible
Friday 7:30, 9, 10
Saturday - Sunday 4:30, 6, 7:30, 9, 10

THESSALONIKI (Greek)

30 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Friday 6:30, 8, 9:30
Saturday - Sunday 4:30, 6, 7:30, 9

TOKYO (Japanese)*
6 Garamond Court
Friday 6,7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Saturday-Sunday 4:30, 6, 7:30, 9
*Pavilion closes Sunday at 8:00pm

TORONTO (U of T)
12 Hart House Circle
Friday – Polish Night 8
Saturday – ‘Kids Day’
Wedgie the Clown 3 – 5
Comedy Night 8, 9, 10
Sunday – ‘Thai Fusion’
Caribbean Gospel Performance 2, 3
Tahitian OTe’a Dancer 3:30, 4:30

TRINCOMALEE
(Tamils from Sir Lanka)
237 Sackville Street
Friday 7, 8, 9, 10
Saturday - Sunday 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

WAIKIKI (Hawaiian)
58 Cecil Street, Wheelchair Accessible
Friday 7, 8:30, 10, 11:30
Saturday 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10, 11:30
Sunday 4, 5:30, 7, 8:30, 10

ZAGREB (Croatian)*
5 Croatia Street
Friday 7:30, 9, 10
Saturday 3, 5, 7, 9, 10:30
*Pavilion Closed Sunday

SPECIAL THEME PAVILIONS

BATA SHOE MUSEUM
327 Bloor Street West, Wheelchair Accessible
Admission Hours:
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

See International Wedding Shoe Exhibit

HISTORIC FORT YORK
100 Garrison Road
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
Admission Hours:
Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tours Hourly Starting at noon

 CAMPBELL HOUSE MUSEUM**
160 Queen Street West
Weekends 12:00pm-4:30pm
**Latest Addition – Not Found In Passport!

 

Showtimes are provided by the pavilions and are subject to change.

Festival Caravan   
263 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5H 1Y2.
416 - 977 - 0466.
www.FestivalCaravan.com

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