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Barbados on the Water, May 26-28, 2017, Produced by The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc

Curatorial Statement

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., and the Consulate General of Barbados in partnership with Harbourfront Centre, are pleased to host Barbados on the Water, May 26–28 – A Salute to Canada’s 150. As the largest cultural celebration of Barbadian culture in Canada, you can treat yourself to a taste of Barbados without ever leaving Toronto

The festival will feature tasty cuisine, music, fashion, literary events and children's activities such as storytelling, costume making, kite making and face-painting. The Iron Chef competition is back! An award-winning Barbadian chef will compete against one of Toronto’s finest celebrity chefs. Guests will also be able to enjoy rum tastings prepared by award winning Mixologist, Philip Antoine. A hilariously engaging theatrical production will leave audiences wanting more, while the soulful sounds of jazz will thrill music lovers.

On Friday and Saturday nights, experience a traditional “Oistin’s Fish Fry” or dance the night away, grooving to the latest calypso hits sung by some of the island’s top calypsonians. You will also see the best in Barbadian arts & crafts, and visual arts.

A program of the complexity and size of Harbourfront’s 2017 festival season is only possible with the cooperation, contributions and hard work of every department and all members of the entire Harbourfront Centre staff and volunteer teams. We extend our thanks to them all. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the dedicated Harbourfront Centre Volunteer Team who, for more than 38 years, have worked tirelessly to make all our activities possible.

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