Join Brian Evely and Mary Galvan, President of the Caribbean Event Organization of Ontario which is the host of the Durham Caribbean Festival, as they talk about this year’s event taking place on June 22nd at Greenwood Conservation Area in Ajax. This event, now in its third year, was formally known as the Ajax Caribbean Day and is a fantastic day-long, family event which welcomes and celebrates the cultures that make up our community of Durham Region. The young and young-at-heart will surely enjoy the Kid Zone with face painters, rides, balloon artistry, games, story-tellers and folk dancing. Your taste buds will not be able to resist experiencing the flavours of the Islands at the Caribbean Food Zone. Do some shopping and pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts from the arts and crafts vendors. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair to enjoy all the fantastic music, dancing and entertainment happening on the main stage with entertainment for all ages featuring gospel, dance, salsa, reggae, soca, hip hop and R&B.
Mary describes why the Durham Caribbean Festival is so important for the Durham Region and how the Durham Caribbean Festival came to be. “This event is not about colour. It’s about food… the arts… music…. It’s about the gathering of a community that’s open to everybody,” explains Mary.
The Durham Caribbean Festival is proud to be working with the Canadian Caribbean Cultural Association of Durham (“CCCAD”), The Multi-Cultural Association of Durham, G98.7, the students of Notre Dame High School, Sisley Hyundai, Sammy’s Roti Shop, The Durham Citizen, Patrice Barns, Ancaster Pope Advertising and many other fantastic businesses and individuals within our community.
Drop by The Caribbean Kitchen, 37 Station Street in Ajax and mention this Coffee Talks podcast for a fantastic buy-one-get-one-free!
Connect with Mary at www.durhamcaribbeanfestival.com or Twitter @DurhamDay. See you Saturday, June 22nd 11:00 am – 8:00 pm at the Greenwood Conservation Area.