SOURCE: Scotiabank


July 31, 2015 09:55 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY - 10 Steelpan Orchestras to Face Off in Tonight's Pan Alive Competition

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - The Ontario Steelpan Association (OSA) celebrates its 13th anniversary with the annual Pan Alive competition this Friday evening. After rehearsing for months, ten steel orchestras from Ontario and Quebec will entertain the thousands in attendance with the unique sound of Trinidad and Tobago's national instrument, steelpan.

When: Friday, July 31, 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Where: Lamport Stadium -- 1151 King Street West, Toronto, ON

About The Ontario Steelpan Association
The Ontario Steelpan Association, the culmination of an initiative by Toronto-based steelpan leaders, arrangers, tuners and pan enthusiasts, promotes and preserves this unique musical art form in Canada. The umbrella organization was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization on November 7, 2002. Its mission is "to promote excellence in all facets of steelpan in Canada, by providing open, accountable leadership in all matters related to the recognition, growth and development of the steelpan and the steelpan community; and to do so with absolute respect and trust."

For more information about the Ontario Steelpan Association, please visit

About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival
The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. It has become a major international event and the largest festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America's largest outdoor festival.

Corporate sponsors/partners of this year's festival include Scotiabank, OLG, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP24, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Ontario Science Centre, Exhibition Place, The Liberty Grand, and Willow Springs Winery.

For further information:
For information about the programs and events, please visit the Festival Management Committee's official website at The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue, Toronto. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Fax: 416-391-5693; Email:

Contact Information

  • For media enquiries only:

    Stephen Weir
    Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
    (416) 489-5868