In a year that will see more than one Royal Wedding [not just that of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle – but Princess Eugenie (8th in line) & Jack Brooksbank are getting hitched also], the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary, a record breaking medal haul for the home nations at the Commonwealth Games, AND England lifting the coveted World Cup for the second time in history…well that was a step too far, wasn’t it!? But for any Brit, there is plenty to celebrate this year!
Glastonbury may be out of action for music fans in 2018, but for those of us fortunate enough to be here in Ontario in July, in the first of its kind, there’s going to be a ”party in the park” summertime festival to make all Brits feel right at home (although we are hoping for warmer/sunnier weather then what you might expect in far flung Somerset). Billed as BRITFEST Canada, this inaugural summertime event for Toronto and the GTA, will see a mass gathering by like minded people with the showcasing of different samplings of British diversity – essentially, an event designed to bring together “all things British”.
So now down to the nitty-gritty; the event is taking place on Saturday 21st July from 12pm-5pm; the British community, including those non-Brits with a fascination for British culture, and anyone else who’s up for a good time, will descend upon Holiday Gardens in Pickering (just East of Toronto) for a family friendly day of celebration of all that it is to be British. From British food favourite Nandos and modern British music, right through to 5 a-side football and immigration advice, it’s all going to be covered!
This will be the first time anything of its kind has been held in the GTA, and we’re supper excited to be supporters of the event.
Admission to the event is $10 and FREE for children under 10. A portion of proceeds will go to the local Carea Community Health Centre. Carea offers free community programs and services including primary care, health screenings and counselling.
Spaces for BritFest Canada are limited so you are advised to register/get your tickets in advance, to avoid disappointment.
Know a Brit? In love with a Brit? Befriended a Brit in 2012? Are a Brit? Whatever the case, ensure you spread the word about this years British ‘Party in the Park’ 2018. This has the potential to be the biggest HIT of the summer.
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