Last day at the International Festival. The Canada Booth was a great success again this year with visitors praising our display about sports and games. If you participated in the festival–either as a host or a visitor–and you have photos you would like to share with us, please send them along! (Simply use the email on our contact page.)
We’re planning on participating in the International Festival again next year; send us a note if you’re interested in joining the fun!
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who hosted the Booth today: Paul, Sharon, Joe, Shirley, Gary and Caroline.
Second day at the International Festival and the Canada Booth is still a destination for visitors. Having great fun telling them that James Naismith was Canadian and that we totally rock at curling! Love impressing them with the fact that we have two national sports–hockey (winter) and lacrosse (summer). Nice to see jaws drop when they realize that their favourite board game or video game was invented by a Canadian or produced in Canada!
Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers for their energy and cheerfulness: Gary, Paul; Caroline, Geoff, Alyssa, Emilie, Martin and Greg.
The Canada Booth is open for business and this morning we offered visitors our Canadian interpretation of the Festival theme, Games from Around the World. We were completely mobbed (there is no other word) by the hoard of children who descended upon us between 10am and 1:30pm (approximately 3000 children were expected). Trying to enter the Booth was like going through customs… you practically had to wait in line!
Here are a few pictures of today’s Booth activities.
Thanks you to Caroline, Gary, Jen, Paul, Lynda, Sue and Dominique for hosting the Booth today. Your time, smiles and enthusiasm are much appreciated.
Happy Canada Day to all Canadians living in the Triangle!
Don’t forget to join us later today at the Carolina Ale House at Brier Creek to raise a Toast to Canada Happy Hour. We’re getting together from 5:30 onward. There will be poutine and Canadian beer among the other offerings of the Ale House. This is a “pay your own tab” event.
Or join us tomorrow, July 2 from 1:30 to 3:30pm, at the Polar Ice House for Canada Day on Ice Family Skating. Our online ticket deals have expired but you can get a ticket at the door (cash only):
Want to cool off on a hot July day? Join us for some ice time at the Polar Ice House in Wake Forest as CanSouth celebrates Canada Day on Ice!
Canada Day on Ice Family Skating Event on July 2
Polar Ice House, Wake Forest
1839 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587
This a fun event for the entire family! Skating starts at 2pm, but you can arrive as early as 1:30pm to get ready. If you do not have your own skates, the rental is included in the ticket price. All children must be accompanied by an adult attending the event.
Don’t feel like skating? It’s okay, connect with fellow Canucks while munching on finger food. Canada Day cake will be served at 3pm and door prizes will be raffled off.
You have until May 31 to take advantage of the Early Bird Special for the Canada Day on Ice Family Skating event on Saturday, July 2.
Just us at the Polar Ice House in Wake Forest (1839 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587) for family fun skating to celebrate Canada Day. Skating starts at 2pm, but you can arrive as early as 1:30pm to rent and put on your skates (rental included in ticket price if you don’t already own skates). There will be finger food, door prizes and Canada Day cake!