Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago from Toronto and Montreal will join those from Ottawa and other parts of Canada in the nation’s capital for Trinbago Day celebration on Sunday.
The event presented by the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission and the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Ottawa, will be held at Lansdowne Park.
Organizers say it will showcase Trinidad and Tobago’s Tobago’s culture, arts, heritage, cuisine, tourism and business and there will be a ” full program of entertainment” which will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
It will include performances by singers, dancers and musicians from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa and a ” special appearance” by the Signal Hall Alumni Choir directly from Tobago.
Also scheduled to attend the celebrations are Miss Universe 1998, Wendy Fitzwilliam , officials of the Trinidad and Tobago Horticultural Society and representatives of the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s Academy of Fashion and Design.
Among the special guests joining Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner Garth Chatoor at the celebration will Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister ,Chrystia Freeland, and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.
The Trinbago Day celebration is part of a series of “Ottawa welcomes the world ” events which started at the beginning of the year to mark Canada’s150th birthday. Several Caribbean countries have already taken part in the celebration.