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What do Persian dancers, a professional oboe player and a military re-enactment regiment have in common? They, along with about 50 other groups, will perform at the Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival on Saturday, May 27...
NEWS May 16, 2017 by John Curry Stittsville News
From bagpipes to fiddles and from folk dancing to jazz, it will be a musical mosaic at the upcoming Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival on May 27. Song, dance, and visual arts from all parts of the West Ottawa area — including Stittsville, Richmond, West Carleton, and Kanata...
May 5, 2017
Festival Showcases Diversity of Kanata-Carleton
Whether it be in song, dance or visual arts, West Ottawa abounds in diverse cultures. The Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival is an opportunity to join in celebrating the mosaic of our country right here in Kanata. Saturday, May 27 will be a fun-packed day of family entertainment and activities right from the opening to the closing. Sandwell Green Park will come alive with muskets booming and bag pipes playing, an aboriginal blessing and local celebrities. What could be more Ottawa Valley than some good old stomping fiddle music by the Ottawa Valley Fiddle and Dance. The voices of the West Ottawa Glee Club will rise to the tree tops, you will hear great jazz by the Geriatric Jazz Band and experience a Moldavian Folk Dance. And this is just a small sample of an exciting array of performances on the outside stage.
The Earl of March High School auditorium will feature back-to-back performances from noon to 9:30 pm. Where else can one enjoy Chinese Folk Dancers, a Punjabi Dance Group, Eastern European Folk Dances intermingled with the West Ottawa Glee Club, The Kanata Symphony and more, much more. The Richmond Ramblers Blue Grass Band will have you swaying and a one-act play by members of Kanata Theatre will provide yet another sample of the cultural activities of this talented neighbourhood.
Apart from the entertainment on the outdoor and indoor stages look for the Creativity Corner where there will be children's activities, poetry and story telling. It just never stops—from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm a full day is jamb-packed with entertainment. It is a day to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday and to experience why Kanata-Carleton is such a great place to live. This FREE event is family friendly. For complete details or to volunteer go to https://kanatacarletonculturalfestival.ca
Attachments – Vatra Moldavian Dancers; West Ottawa Glee Club
Media contact – Molly O'Connor 613 489-3624