• Mario Carr

Sunday Oct. 1 Orchard Street Festival


This is a busy month for festivals along Appleby Line.

Don't miss the Orchard Street Festival this Sunday, Oct. 1 noon – 4 p.m. A portion of Orchard Road will be closed between Dryden Avenue and Blue Spruce Avenue to allow families to safely enjoy all the activities offered at the festival.

The circus spectacular event is designed to bring the neighbourhood together, to have fun, enjoy meeting each other and generate feelings of community pride. It will highlight performers from Zacada Circus.

A talented group of students from Halton Waldorf School, will also showcase their own incredible circus skills. The afternoon will feature live music from The House of Good Cheer and Impact Percussion Drumline.

There will also be a performance from professional story-teller Dawne McFarlane in collaboration with Juno nominated musician, Maryem Hassan Tollar. Children will enjoy the carnival games, face painting, balloon artist, and crafts.

Canadian Olympic wrestler Korey Jarvis will also join RBC at their tent during the festival. Korey won a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and will be available to speak to the community about his experience and sign autographs.

The festival has support from City Councillor Paul Sharman, as well as The City of Burlington’s Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund.

“It is wonderful that the Halton Waldorf School and the City of Burlington have created a partnership that will bring fun, family activities and a new street festival to the Orchard," said Sharman.

"The Orchard Street Festival in East Burlington is an opportunity for neighbours and friends to get out and join in the fun. I look forward to seeing everyone on Oct. 1.”

The festival has received a corporate sponsorship from RBC, in addition to sponsorship and volunteer support from the Orchard community’s RBC Royal Bank, Dundas & Appleby Branch.

Bring your appetite as local food trucks and vendors will dot Orchard Road with their unique and tasty selections.


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