As the days get longer and the hot sunny weather takes hold, the international community in Taipei starts to get ready for a big summertime event: the Canada Day celebration bash, which takes place on Saturday, from 1pm to 9pm at Taipei’s Hakka Cultural Park.
Jean-Christophe Guedon, chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan who represents the organizing committee, said participants can expect music, entertainment, fun-filled activities and plenty of food and drink.
Dubbed “A Festival of Canadian Delights in Taiwan,” the event will include vendors offering everything from The Poutinerie’s poutine to maple butter tarts by Jessicat’s Baked Goods.
Photo: Jason Pan
“There is also food on offer from different parts of the world, just like Canada is a multicultural nation,” Guedon said earlier this month.
Live music will include bands such as Mike Filipiwish, DC and the Funky Duds, Tony Taylor and the Rockits, Balkazar, Dallas Waldo and Twangover.
At the Family Zone, youngsters can enjoy the bouncy castle and playground games, and adults can challenge the mechanical bull, along with face painting, art activities and stick-handling and puck-shooting skills at the Hockey Booth.
Organizers said people can buy coupons to win raffle prizes from event sponsors, including Air Canada tickets for flight to Canadian cities, hotel stay in Vancouver, a premium Canadian wine basket, clothing and many more prizes.
For this year, the organizers are asking people to bring a reusable cup to the event, to help reduce trash and help the environment.
What: Celebration Canada
When: Saturday from 1pm to 9pm
Where: Taipei Hakka Cultural Park (台北客家文化公園) 2, Dingzhou Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市汀州路三段2號); Taipower Building MRT Station, Exit 5
On the net: canchamtw.com/celebration-canada-2018
Details: No smoking in the park, but there are designated smoking areas outside the park
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