The Toronto area will host its first-ever Caribbean Week, September 26 to 30. The week of events and entertainment is presented by the Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Hotel Association, in conjunction with the Destiny Group of Companies, as a way to help Canadians celebrate the Caribbean.
"The goal of the first-ever Caribbean Week in Canada is to both share our love and appreciation for our Canadian friends and give all who participate a taste of the region so they are inspired to visit and enjoy firsthand the excitement and diversity of the Caribbean," said Hugh Riley, the CTO's director of marketing for the Americas, in a written statement. According to Riley, "Many Canadians can trace their heritage back to the Caribbean and the culture of our region is naturally imbedded into the multicultural framework that makes Canada so special. Visit [www.onecaribbean.org].