Guests gathered at the exclusive rooftop patio of the Spoke Club in Toronto and private loft at L’Auberge in Old Montreal to enjoy an evening full of surprises. Renowned Tobagonian pan player, Tony ‘Pan Jumbie’ Williams kept guests moving with his extraordinary skills performing everything from current soca hits to modern pop.
Throughout the events, honoured attendees were treated to rum punches and Caribbean inspired canapés. Palettes were refined in a special rum tasting presented by El Dorado, the rum of the Caribbean. Guests sampled the diverse flavours and unique characteristics of the award-winning cask aged rums. The luxurious Tobago chocolate popular with aficionados all over Europe was also a big a hit with the crowd. Thrilled with the food and drink, some attendees celebrated by joining in with the dancer to learn a few steps of the traditional dances still on show at the annual Tobago Heritage Festival.
Members of the Tobago Association of Canada were invited to the celebrations to share their own stories and experiences of Tobago with Canadian media. Identified at the event by a signature red floral lapel pin, each Tobagonian island ambassador passed along stories and anecdotes of life on the island. All attendees were presented with lapel flowers in their custom designed gift bag that included other fun gifts, accommodation and activities information and facts on the destination.