Kitefest 2018

Come Fly With Us & Decorate The Skies With Vibrant Coloured Kites!

Kitefest returns to Churchill Meadows. Calling all kite enthusiasts to join us for a fun filled day of kite making and kite flying. Beginners and novices are welcome. Learn how to build and fly your very own kite. Participate in a bike rodeo, enter into a paper plane flying contest or simply get a henna tattoo, we have it all.

The Food Court will be open with a variety of food to choose from. Indulge in the finest of Middle Eastern or South Asian cuisine. Treat yourself to a gourmet pizza or a halal hot dog, we have something for everyone.

Visit vendor and exhibitor booths. Find out about the resources and services offered free of cost in your community and what local businesses have to offer. Help us raise canned goods and non-perishable food items for the local food bank.

Date: Sunday, September 09, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Churchill Meadows Community Commons, 3370 McDowell Drive, Mississauga
Cost: Free!

The Kite Fliers

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

A breath taking display of prowess and skill will be at display. With members of the Toronto Kite Fliers Association and other kite flying clubs from southern Ontario putting up a show of flying huge single and multi-line kites, watch these gigantic kites soar majestically into the sky. This will be complimented with a kite flying soundtrack. An entire field is dedicated to this exhibition. Bring a camera and take the best seat in the house to capture it all!


DIY Kites!

11:00 am – 4:00 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 instructors for a 45-minute free workshop to create, decorate, and fly your personalized kite, everyone is sure to have a blast! No experience or materials are needed to attend, just come ready to learn and to have a great time! While supplies last. Children 10 and under will require parental supervision.


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’ kite lines 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. Limited to 180 people, first come first serve.


Bike Rodeo

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Equip yourself with skills needed to safely take on the streets!

Ready, Set, Go! Make your way through the track to test your bicycle handling skills and knowledge of basic cycle safety in a fun and educational way. With interactive stations learn the importance of wearing a helmet, to properly fit a helmet, ABC’s of bike check and hand signals. After a successful completion of the Bike Rodeo circuit complete with road challenges and quizzes, participants will earn a Bike Rodeo completion certificate. Bring your bike and a helmet and join the rodeo. The Bike Rodeo is for children up to age 10.

Bike Rodeo Community Partners:

City of Mississauga Active Transportation

Region of Peel Walk + Roll

Walk + Roll Peel promotes Peel’s bicycle and pedestrian initiatives and infrastructure as well as the benefits of active transportation. We are committed to getting more people walking and cycling- instead of driving- for everyday trips.



Face Painting, Henna Tattoos & Twisty Balloons

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun for the entire family!

Stop by and get an intricate henna tattoo, or a fun twisty balloon as a souvenir from your fun packed day at Kitefest!


Playing With Planes

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn the art of paper plane making and participate in a competition to showcase your plane.

Want to relive your childhood or create lasting memories? This enjoyable 10 minute workshop leads you through the creation of paper planes and allows you to handcraft your very own that can be showcased in a competition afterwards. The landing point of your creation will be marked to later decide the winning paper plane that flew the furthest distance. This workshop is suitable for all ages and capabilities as the complexity of the plane is left for the creator to decide. Materials and instructions are provided, all we require is your enthusiasm. Bring your family and friends and be prepared to challenge them to create the most aerodynamic paper plane. Bragging rights are up for grabs!

 Paper Plan Competition Rules:

  1. Instructor will explain to attendees the workshop and how to make the paper plane.
  2. Instructor will supply the materials needed to the attendees.
  3. The attendee will have as many trials as they want to test their paper plane before the competition. There is no limit to the trails. However, they are only permitted one throw during the competition. They can keep their plane after or throw it in the recycling bin.
  4. Instructor will mark where the paper planes landed with a marker identifying the name and number of the attendee.
  5. The attendee whose paper plane landed the furthest will be identified at the end of the festival.

Prize: Bragging Rights


Cultural Kites Exhibition

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Let us all bring our cultures together and celebrate!

While at KiteFest, check out the vendor’s booth 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 a local kite vendor. Prices will range from $3 to $85.



Food Court

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

What’s a festival without some food?

The Food Court will be open with variety of food to choose from. Indulge in the finest of Middle Eastern or South Asian cuisine. Enjoy a gourmet pizza or a halal hot dog, we have something for everyone. Some of the many types of food that will be offered at Kitefest are listed below:

  • Grilled chicken Kabab
  • Pizza
  • Grilled Arrayis
  • Hummus, Mutabbal, Bummus
  • Hot Dogs
  • Biryani
  • Grilled Iraqi Kabab Sandwich
  • Ice Cream
  • Samosas
  • Popcorn
  • Cotton Candy






Food Bank Collection

Hunger is a very real and widespread problem in many parts of the world. Even in our comparatively affluent Canadian society, many struggle daily to put food on the table for their children and others in their care. Those of us who are blessed with the means to meet our families’ needs can make a great difference in the lives of the less-fortunate in our communities by helping provide them with adequate and healthy food.

ICNA Relief Canada’s Food Banks are a community-run project completely dependent on donations of cash and non-perishable foods. With the support of local community groups, grocery stores, and caring individuals like you, we can organize food collection drives throughout the year to keep our Food Banks be well-stocked and open to those in need. Thanks to generous donations, which are always welcome, it continues to serve the deserving and needy today.

Non-perishable items will be collected at Kitefest. We thank everyone for their generosity.

ICNA Relief Canada
6120 Montevideo Rd. Unit #4
Mississauga, ON, L5N 3W5
Tel: 905-858-1067
Email: mississaugafb@icnareliefcanada


Resources and Businesses in Your Community

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Drop by the many booths to learn about the resources in your community. Non-profit organisations, businesses, and city services will set up exhibits to showcase what they offer. Whether you have a specific question, would like to have general information, or want to connect. Representatives will be present to help answer and guide you. Knowledge is key to building a safe and healthy community.

Resource and Business Participants:

Safe City Mississauga

Safe City Mississauga is a registered charitable organization founded in 1992 to help reduce criminal opportunity and criminal victimization in Mississauga. It provides resources, staff, professional community leadership and guidance for crime prevention programs and activities; encourages crime prevention education within the public, private and voluntary sectors; and researches, develops and implements new community crime prevention programs and activities.



Ecosource is an innovative environmental organization specializing in fun, hands-on programs that focus on how each of us can change our daily habits to become better environmental citizens.


Heart House Hospice

Hospice is about making the most of every moment.  Our hospice counsellors, engagement coordinator, health and wellness coordinator, bereavement and spiritual care counsellors and volunteers offer care and support for you and your family in your own home. Heart House Hospice cares for people with terminal illnesses and their families living in the Brampton and Mississauga communities. We have been serving the community since 1985.





Scouts Canada

At Scouts Canada, our Mission is clear: to help develop well-rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world. We do this by enabling thousands of young Canadians to engage in safe, youth-led, adventurous programs in hundreds of communities across this great country.




MIAG Centre for Diverse Women and Families

MIAG is a non-profit charitable community organization who strives to address community needs and identify gaps in service delivery, and to ensure the active participation of diverse communities including women, youth, seniors and persons with disabilities in the society. It actively integrates creative responses to existing and emerging ethno-cultural communities’ needs by applying effective outreach, leadership training and skills development programs


Canadian Mental Health Association, Peel Dufferin



Peel Police

Fire and Emergency Services

Toronto Kite Flyers


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 local 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 makes for a great photo opportunity.


Sponsors & Contributors

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 sponsors. Thank you for bringing our community together!

East Tea Can, TD Park People, Zabiha Halal, Sam McDadi Real Estate, ICNA Relief Canada, Panago Pizza, Heritage Mississauga, Pizza Pizza and Kapil Marwaha.

We are proud to bring the taste of Mediterranean cuisine to the residents of Churchill Meadows. East Tea Can is a proud 2018 CMRA sponsor and the newest restaurant in the neighborhood to bring the true flavors of the Middle Eastern cuisine to the table. Enjoy the evening with charcoal grilled kababs, hand tossed flat breads and a variety of dips made with fresh ingredients. The halal meats are hormone free and non-frozen, prepared daily in house to ensure the rich flavors are at their best. Let the taste and aroma blow you away.


TD Park People Grants are helping community groups host over 160 great events in city parks across Canada. When we gather together in our parks people are happier, communities are more connected and cities thrive.


With 30 years of Mississauga real estate experience and experience in the GTA, the knowledge, experience and insights I have are invaluable! As a reputable Mississauga real estate agent, I have been involved in more than 10,875 home real estate sales in the GTA. Our motto at Team McDadi is no home is too big or too small for us. Our aim is to provide each client with the ultimate real estate experience.


Panago is a proud supporter of local community events and have developed many programs designed to give back to the neighbourhoods and people we serve. We are thrilled to be a part of this years Kitefest and look forward to sharing the love of pizza!


A background in general management with strong negotiation skills shaped Kapil into a tenacious, hard-working individual. His broad knowledge of the GTA comes from living and working in both the East and West ends and as a current resident of Brampton further knowledge of Peel Region. Over the years he has extended his skills into the residential and commercial sectors so he can represent, Sellers, Buyers and investors alike.

On the personal side, Kapil is a family man, he and his wife Ranjit try to spend plenty of quality time together with their son Shaan. Kapil is a Torontonian at heart and a keen sports supporter who realizes the life skills that come from being part of a team. His own fun, is found in improving his kids soccer and basketball skills and travelling abroad. When you’re looking for an action-taker, negotiator and an accomplished realtor, look no further – Kapil is your go-to for real estate advice you can trust!








Volunteer Sponsors





In kind Sponsors

Home Depot
Petro Canada
TD Bank

Check out last year’s Kitefest here: Kitefest 2017