KiteFest 2017

Come Fly With Us & Decorate The Sky With Vibrant Coloured Kites

In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the CMRA is planning the first annual fall kite festival with the food sale proceeds going to Eden Food for Change.

KiteFest aims to provide entertainment close to home. We will begin with tethered Hot Air balloon rides in the morning and kite flying in the afternoon.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on kite building activity. Several kite building stations will be setup as ‘Do it yourself’ kite making, where we will also have an area designated for flying your handmade kites. All necessary supplies and decorating materials will be provided free of charge – while supplies last.

An exhibition of flying large multi line kites will be presented by The Toronto Kite Fliers Association where member will showcase their unique kites and flying expertise. The festival will serve the multigenerational diverse community of Churchill Meadows. A large number of residents of this community have memories of kite festivals in their cultures.

Churchill Meadows KiteFest will not only invoke the memories of the past, but will surely help to make new ones. We are excited for you to come out and enjoy this wonderful event!


KiteFest Schedule              KiteFest Activities              Kite Flying Show

Kite Fest Exhibitors           KiteFest Sponsors           KiteFest Volunteers


KiteFest Schedule

Date: September 16, 2017

ACTIVITY TIMING
Hot Air Balloon Rides 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DIY Kites! 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
LIVE: The Kite Fliers 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
BYOK: Bring Your Own Kites 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids Korner 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Resources/Programs in Your Community 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Food Fundraiser 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, while supplies last

KiteFest Activities

DIY Kites!

11:30 am – 3:15 pm

Learn the art of kite making and fly your very own creation with friends and family!

Don’t have a kite and feel like you’re missing out on all the fun? Not to worry because we have you covered! Join expert instructors for a 45-minute free workshop to create, decorate, and fly your personalized kite. With experienced professional Anne Sloboda from Boreal Kites guiding you through the fun and interesting process, everyone is sure to have a blast! Along with instructor held workshops, there will be ready to assemble kite kits also available. Whichever method you choose to make your kite, no experience or materials are needed to attend, just come ready to learn and to have a great time!

 

BYOK: Bring Your Own Kite

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come fly with us! 

Feel free to bring your own kite and join your neighbors on a field dedicated to public flying. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced kite flier, bring out your kites and join your neighbors for an afternoon of kite flying fun. Please note that ‘Manja’ kites line and kite battles are not allowed on the public flying field. Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience to all KiteFest attendees.

 

 

Hot Air Balloon Rides

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Up, up, and away!

Hop into a tethered hot air balloon and make your way up 45 feet to catch a breathtaking aerial view of kites soaring around you, making for a great photo opportunity! Make your way up into the sky in groups of 2 adults, or 3 children and wave to your family and friends below! Note that this activity is weather permitting, and at the discretion of the flight operator.

 

 

 

Kids Korner

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

An array of amazing activities sure to put a smile on your face!

Make your way through the many stations in the Kids Korner featuring fun and exciting games. Although the games might be for the kids, fun is guaranteed for the entire family! The Kids Korner is presented by Upwards Sports and will feature multiple stations of games and fun activities.

 

Face Painting, Henna Tattoos & Twisty Balloons

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun for the entire family!

Stop by and get a Canada flag painted on your cheek to celebrate Canada’s 150th, an intricate henna tattoo, or a fun twisty balloon as a souvenir from your fun packed a day at KiteFest!

 

Food Fundraiser

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

What’s a festival without some food?

Come and visit the food fair for a variety of sweet and savory treats! All net proceeds from food purchased with tickets will go towards Eden Food for Change, helping residents in our community and beyond to get access to nutritionally balanced groceries. Other vendors will be present and will charge cash for food items. Please note that these vendors that charge cash for food are for-profit. Some of the many types of food that will be offered at KiteFest are the following!

  • Mary Browns Popcorn Chicken
  • Samosas
  • BBQ: Hotdogs
  • Biryani
  • Ice cream
  • Aunty’s Kitchen

 

Cultural Kites Exhibition

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Let us all bring our cultures together to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary!

While at KiteFest, check out the display of traditional kites from countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Take a kite home! Some of these beautiful kites will be for sale thanks to our kite vendors, the Montreal Kite Club and Blue Sky Kites. Prices will range from $3 to $25.

 

 

Local Media & Press

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A variety of media outlets will be present during KiteFest to record, document, and share the experience with residents in the area. Along with mainstream media and news coverage, we are thrilled to be featured on a variety of platforms appealing to those of different cultures, such as radio stations and live broadcasts. We also invite any amateur photographers to come and take photos of the spectacular kite flying showcase as it boasts breathtaking views and make for a great photo opportunity!

 


Kite Flying Show

LIVE: The Kite Fliers

11:00 am – 4:00pm

Come and witness a spectacular flying show of breathtaking kites soaring through the sky!

This display will feature members of the Toronto Kite Fliers Association and other kite flying clubs along with their huge kites, consisting of single and multi-line kites, a complimentary kite flying soundtrack. A field dedicated solely to this professional display, this kite show will be an experience and fun for the whole family that you do not want to miss. With our community rooted in diversity, enjoying a variety of cultures and backgrounds that value and practice kite flying, let us all come together and unify under this beautiful show to commemorate the 150 years of the country that brought us together!

 


Kite Fest Exhibitors

Visit us for information and tips on how to build a happy and healthy community!

Drop by booths put on by a variety of organizations and learn about their respective efforts. Whether you have a specific question, would like to learn general information, or want to have a chat- representatives will be present to help you. We encourage you to visit as many of these booths as possible and gain as much knowledge as you can in order to build a safer community. The following is a list of organizations that will be present at KiteFest.

Peel Police
Safe City Mississauga
Heritage Mississauga
United Way
Peel Children Aid Society
MIAG Centre for Diverse women and families.
Eden Food for Change
Faith & the Common Good
Catholic family services

 


KiteFest Sponsors

We would like to say thank you to all of the sponsors and contributors of KiteFest for making this event possible. The following is a list of our event, media, activity, and food fundraiser sponsors- thank you for bringing our community together!

Event Sponsors

City of Mississauga
CIBC
Hifza Musa
Imran Mian
Sam McDadi Real Estate Inc. Brokerage
Mary Browns
Morgage Alliance- Tahir Hussain
Cooling Edge

 

Media Sponsors

Hala Canada

 

 

 

Atiq Shahrear

Activity Sponsors

Kids Korner Sponsored by Upwards Sports
Kite Kits by Heritage Mississauga
Hot Air Balloon Rides by Re/Max Canada

Charity BBQ Sponsors

Mary Browns
Sir Winston Bistro
Al-Ramzan, ICNA Canada

In Kind Sponsors

Esso – 5585 Winston Churchill Blvd
Longos – 5636 Glen Erin Drive
Metro Inc. – 3221 Derry Road W
Loblaws – 5010 Glen Erin Drive
Sobeys – 5602 Tenth Line W, Mississauga
Hobby and Toy Central – 5875 Rodeo Drive, Mississauga
Canadian Tire_Meadowvale

 


KiteFest Volunteers

Would you like to help make this festival a success, give back to the community, meet new people and build your resume.  Come volunteer with the CMRA.

Volunteer hours will be provided for high school students.

KiteFest Volunteers

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