FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO – May 15, 2017

Event:  Celebrate Canada 150- Multicultural Canada Day Celebration
Where: Yonge Dundas Square, Parade on Yonge Street/start at Bloor end at Dundas st.
When: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Starting Time: 10 – 12 Parade, 12:00 Opening Ceremonies Main Stage
End of show: 9:00pm
FREE -Wheelchair Accessible

The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto, a non-for-profit organization, is proud to present the 11th Annual Multicultural Canada Day Celebration at Yonge Dundas Square.

This year on July 1, 2017

Parade of Nations

We will be hosting a 150 Celebrate Canada Parade, the “ Parade of Nations”, with participants of over 20 countries and community groups, with 1500 individual participants, from all diverse cultures and ethnic groups in full traditional costumes, proudly showcasing floats about their contributions to Canada. Time 10am – 12pm Parade route Church/Bloor down Yonge ending at Dundas Square.

Main Stage – Yonge Dundas Square

At 12:00pm, we kick off the festival with the opening ceremonies, which include singing of O’Canada, the cutting of the Happy Birthday Canada cake, and then after we directly begin with live performances from multicultural groups showcasing their diversity. These multicultural performances will continue throughout the day, with performances of 30 minutes segment shows ending at 9:00pm.  

The Community Folk Art Council, for some 40 years is the acknowledged leader in promoting the traditional arts in Toronto. This festival will be showcasing multicultural folkdance, arts and craft, foods and traditions. This festival features different cultures and ethnic groups that make Toronto a great place to live. At this event you will be able enjoy the performing arts, visual arts, crafts, dancing, information and foods representing cultures from around the globe that have made Canada, and Toronto their new home.

Canada Day is funded by Canadian Heritage, City of Toronto, DUCA Credit Union and in partnership with Downtown Yonge BIA.

For more information please contact

Wendy Limbertie
Executive Director, Community Folk Art Council of Toronto
cfactoronto@gmail.com
416-986-5310
Facebook and Twitter @cfactoronto or www.cfactoronto.com

 

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