Come celebrate the 146th Canada Day on Saturday, June 29 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Taipei Hakka Culture Park with a free outdoor event showcasing Canadian arts, music, sports, food & drink. Prizes include round-trip tickets to Canada, coupons for Hotel Palais de Chine’s Canadian lobsterfest, and much more!
Entertainment by American Muffin, Aurora-Jiguang, The Ever So Friendlies, Beaver Syrup and Matzka.
On another note, is there anywhere (in Taipei) I can get my hands on some maple leaf stickers and/or maple candies? I’m teaching on July 1st and want to share the festivities with my students. Or, any other ideas??
As for maple candies, good luck. That’s one thing I brought with me to give to some Canadians friends who asked for them. Oddly I had never before seen the things… which is, I suppose, what happens when you grow up in a global city.
Hi Britt, if you can, bring your students with you next Saturday. There will be lots of kid stuff for them to do, bouncy castles, face-painting, contests, etc. And I think they’re planning on giving out stick-on “Canada” tattoos there as well. We have some excellent bands this year, including Matzka! If you haven’t heard of them before, think Aboriginal Reggae…
Yeah, I thought maple candies would be a long shot . I only ever saw them in touristy areas, or being given away around Canada Day.
I’m lucky enough not to teach on weekends :discodance: so I won’t be bringing the students with me. I will write a little note in their communication books though, maybe their parents will be interested.
It sounds like a lot of fun! I’m definitely looking forward to hearing the bands too. See you all next weekend!
Sincerely hope you chaps have a fine one.
I shall not attend, nor would I ever. Too many Canuckleheads in one place gives me the Fear & Loathing, most especially the expat variety.
And to think I served for that cuntry, and even took fire.
Smeghead that I be.
“Whet fer, me daddy-o? There’s whiskey in the jiro…”
But hey, that’s just my own bias. At least I am aware of it, and further still, admit it.
Have a great day, and remember these: Vimy, Passchendaele, Dieppe, Ortuna, Juno Beach, Caen, Kapyong, Medak, and Panjwaii. I must have missed a few, but those chaps gave it all, so we could still Keep on Rocking in The Free World.