Thai Trade Centre - Toronto

July 05, 2005 15:34 ET

Tastes of Thailand brings elements of Thai diversity and refinement

Festival to be held at Nathan Phillips Square, July 16-17, 2005 Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONT.--(CCNMatthews - July 5, 2005) - The Thai Trade Centre of Toronto presents its compliments to the City of Toronto and has the honour to announce that the Thai Community of Ontario will present the cultural festival of Thailand called, TASTES OF THAILAND, on Saturday July 16, 2005 from 11:00am-9:00pm and Sunday July 17, 2005 from 10:00am-6:00pm at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Miss Universe and Miss Canada 2005 (Natalie Glebova) will present herself for the first time to the public in Toronto at 11:00am on July 16, 2005.

For the second time in Canada, TASTES OF THAILAND will be the largest event ever produced by the Thai community showcasing the exotic culture and traditional foods of Thailand to the city of Toronto.

TASTES OF THAILAND will be organized by the Thai Trade Centre of Toronto and supported by the Thai Society of Ontario, Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa. Torontonians can experience many elements of Thai culture, as Tastes of Thailand presents:

• In honour of the 60th Anniversary Celebration of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Accession to the Throne, a special information booth will be designed with a signing book available for visitors. In honour of the 60th Anniversary Accession to the Throne (1946-2006), the second longest after Queen Victoria 63 years 212 days, some proceeds from the event will be donated to the foundation under the patronage of His Majesty King Bhumibol. The foundation has helped rural farmers with adapted technology suitable for local agriculture.

• There will be Thai cultural dancers, Thai classical music performers, Thai chef demonstrations, Thai ever-popular traditional Fruit and Vegetable carving demonstrations, Thai boxing demonstrations, a traditional Thai fashion show and a Thai traditional Parade.

• There will be 10 Thai-owned authentic Thai restaurants from the city of Toronto demonstrating and selling their specialty Thai dishes, Thai fruits and desserts.

• There will be Thai food products and displays of Thai handicrafts and home décor from the One Tambon One Product Project.

• Visitors will enjoy the colourful Tourism Pavilion, which features cultural information and the Thai traditional massage demonstration as well as Thai massage services by Thai professionals.

• Families will be intrigued and delighted with the children's activities area and for the tourist who just wants to relax after a day in the city, what can be better to end the day with a Thai traditional massage.

As a special attraction, Thailand government will present the One Tambon One Product (OTOP) project at the Tastes of Thailand. The OTOP pavilion will showcase the products made by village communities, using an array of unique local materials, reflecting an ancient heritage and local inspiration. The government initiative is to identify and promote unique products made by village communities (Tambons) as a means of improving incomes at the grass-roots level.

Editors Note: A photo for this release is available on the CP picture wire via PR Direct.
/For further information: log onto www.tastesofthailand.ca or contact Mr. Prayoth Benyasut, Vice Consul (Commercial) or Mr. Sriwat Suwarn, Consul (Commercial) at (416) 921-5400. The Thai community welcomes everyone to come and experience the sights, sounds and Tastes of Thailand/ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, SOCIAL, TRADE

Contact Information

  • Dan Sriphet, Trade Officer
    Primary Phone: 416-921-5400