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article imageToronto's Luminato arts festival concludes with World Refugee Day Special

By Andrew Moran     Jun 20, 2010 in Entertainment
Toronto - The Toronto arts and creativity festival, Luminato, concluded its fourth annual event at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto. Luminato ended its event by commemorating World Refugee Day with music of immigrants who came to Canada.
The Luminato arts festival ended its fourth annual event on Sunday at Queen’s Park and provided numerous events, including a thousand different types of food, which was presented by President’s Choice, games and music by performers who immigrated to Canada.
World Refugee Day was commemorated by the festival’s organizers, in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and UNICEF. As part of honoring the day, the festival presented poems from Toronto elementary and secondary school students that took part in a contest.
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen s Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership ...
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen s Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership ...
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen s Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership ...
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen s Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership ...
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
The winners from the three categories read out their poems and the top three students from each category were given plaques for their winning entries. Each poem were in relation to the millions of refugees who flee from their homes in terror.
The day’s performances, which began at 1 p.m., featured Rahim Alhaj and Little Earth (see above video), Autorickshaw: Bollywood and Beyond, Mr. Something Something and Burkina Electric.
President’s Choice presented all different types of foods from chefs, restaurants and independent cooks at Queen’s Park. The “1000 Tastes of Toronto” saw hundreds of people line-up for foods ranging from pulled pork to pizza to vegetarian dishes to burgers. Free ice cream cones were also given away.
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen s Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership ...
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen s Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership ...
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Luminato will return next year at the same time and one Luminato representative stated, “It’s going to be better than ever and will feature more artists from around the world.”
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