“A celebration of Caribbean steel pan music featuring seven GTA youth steelbands, the award winning ensembles Pan Fantasy and Afropan, and the joyous Farmer’s Rhythm Section.”
Other participating bands performing include CCAH Steel Orchestra, Gemini Pan Groove, JK Pan Vibrations, Malvern Praise on Pan, Silhouettes Youth Steel Orchestra, St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra, Symphonyx Steel Orchestra and the Farmers Rhythm Section.
All performing outdoors on the grounds of Fort York.
There will be great Caribbean food.
FREE all ages pan workshops.
Plenty of opportunities for audience participation – dance, dance, dance!
Mayor Ford invites residents to join first ever city-wide celebrations of Family Day
Mayor Rob Ford is inviting Toronto residents to celebrate what family means to them at four city-wide events featuring dance, music, crafts, street theatre, storytelling, skating, tasty treats, free hot chocolate and more. The City’s first ever Family Day celebrations will take place on Monday, February 21 from noon to 4 p.m. across Toronto: in the north at Mel Lastman Square, south at Fort York, east at Albert Campbell Square and west at Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive.
“Our first ever city-wide Family Day celebrations are a great chance to enjoy all that our city has to offer with our family, friends and neighbours,” said Mayor Rob Ford, who will participate in the festivities. “Family is one of the most important things in life, and I invite everyone to join me in our parks and public squares to celebrate with your community.”
Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Levee to be held at Fort York
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will be hosting the Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Levee at Fort York National Historic Site on Saturday, January 1, 2011 from noon until 2 p.m.
A tradition in Canada since 1646, the Levee is a special opportunity for the public to meet The Queen’s representative in Ontario, while enjoying family entertainment and refreshments. Everyone is welcome.
In anticipation of the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812, the 2011 Lieutenant Governor’s Levee at Fort York will encourage the public to learn about the history of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in the location where six Crown representatives resided – including Upper Canada’s first Lieutenant Governor, Major-General John Graves Simcoe.
For this special occasion, admission is free to Fort York National Historic Site, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plans for Fort York National Historic site during the City of Toronto’s Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812 will be on display and the public will also be able to tour Fort York’s historic buildings.