• Mario Carr

Appleby Street Festival this Sunday September 24


Finally, perfect weather is predicted for the Appleby Street Festival this Sunday September, 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

So come out, bring your family and friends, and pick up some free swag and enjoy the food and entertainment. Appleby Line will close from New Street to Fairvew Street starting 11:30 a.m. to make way for more than 5,000 people, who are expected to attend the free event.

Now in its sixth year, the festival was held in June but it always seemed to be rained out. Organizers changed it to September thinking that the weather could be better. This year they might be right.

The family-fun community event bringing families, churches, businesses, schools and organizations together by creating an open street for the neighbourhood to gather and participate in activities, a marketplace and demonstrations. More than 76 vendors have registered and will be set-up along Appleby Line.

This year's line up of local talented musicians at the North Stage near Fairview Street include:

1 p.m.-1:50 p.m. -- Jordan Haller

2 p.m.-2:50 p.m. -- Mary O’Malley and a few very talented friends

3 p.m.-3:20 p.m. -- Tori Sutherland

3:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. -- Hayley Verrall

4 p.m.-5 p.m. -- The Undercover Band

The festival remains free because of the following sponsors:

Gold level -- BMO, Burlington Hydro, CIBC, City of Burlington, Cogeco, Pineland Baptist Church, Scooby Soccer and Wellspring Church (Burlington Alliance Church)

Silver level -- Burlington Convention Centre, Burlington Lions Club, Kumon, Orion Travelinx, Steve Pacheco Real Estate, Terrapure and TD Canada Trust

Bronze level -- Appleby United Church, Escarpment Pet Retreat, Niagara College, RxCare Pharmacy and Smart Wheel

A big thank you goes to organizers, who have made this all possible and include:

Ward 4 Councillor Jack Dennison; Ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman; Nathan Klahsen; Margo Shuttleworth; Steve Barabash; Coreen Lychak; Terry Wigmore; Mario Carr; Elissa Gauthier; Mark Steffler; Connor Gauthier; Francine Grimshire and Rosemary Fitzpatrick.

The above video was produced by Cogeco.


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