CANADIAN SPIRIT EXPERIENCE 2014
August 15 – 17, 2014 at Kelso Beach, Owen Sound
The Canadian Spirit Experience is one of the main events of the Canadian Spirit project. This annual, multi-arts Festival will include a culinary stage in 2014 called Homegrown. The ethos behind Homegrown is just as the name implies…all things homegrown. From culinary vendors, to craft beer, wine and spirits, to a farmers’ market, cooking demonstrations featuring talented local chefs, musicians and entertainers…Homegrown will celebrate the taste of our region.
In addition to Homegrown, the Canadian Spirit Festival plays host to varied entertainment at the Kelso Beach Amphitheatre, youth and family friendly art workshops, First Nations programming curated in partnership with Saugeen First Nation, PLUS educational based, hands on programming from Elephant Thoughts.
CANADIAN SPIRIT EXPERIENCE ATTRACTIONS
NEW FOR 2014 – Homegrown @ CS
Homegrown @ CSE is a new attraction for 2014. The ethos behind Homegrown is just as the name implies…all things homegrown.
From culinary vendors, to craft beer, wine and spirits, to farm vendors and musicians, entertainers and celebrity chefs Homegrown seeks to celebrate all things local. We are pleased to introduce Michael Stadtlander as our culinary specialist this year. He will be doing demonstrations as well as serving you in his bus bistro.
First Nation Programming
In celebration with our First Nation partners, the Canadian Spirit Experience at Summerfolk will continue highlight the contributions of our First Nations to Canada’s rich and diverse cultural landscape.
Come join our friends from local First Nation communities as they offer a plethora of on-site programming during the festival including traditional Aboriginal arts and crafts, storytelling, dance, drum circles, interactive art and culinary sessions, keynote speakers and food stalls.
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Our super-fun family area is programmed by Elephant Thoughts! Kids of all ages will love the Hamster Ball Racetrack, the Human Gyroscope, a giant bubble station and a Science Tent with live animals. Parents will love that their programming has been designed to complement the provincial science and mathematics curricla. Let Elephant Thoughts demonstrate how exciting science and the study of the natural world can be!
At Canadian Spirit Experience at Summerfolk, we offer opportunities to those attending the festival to take part in different workshops. There will be culinary workshops, as well as many different First Nation workshops.
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CALLS TO ACTION
Get involved in the Artists Alley; a retail art space where artisans are encouraged to offer activities relating to their specific artistic disciple giving festival guests a hands on experience.
Click below for more information on how to get involved in this fast growing festival.
Have a band? Dance troop? or any other form of entertainment?
The Canadian Spirit Experience offers two unique performance venues in 2014.
Simply follow the link below for full information on entertainment/performance opportunities in 2014.
Are you a local grower, producer or restauranteur who practices the “Field to Fork” ethos at your business?
The Canadian Spirit Festival is growing in 2014 to include a new venue highlighting the local food movement.
Find out more about this new venue by clicking below.
Looking for a great way to give back to your community?
The Canadian Spirit Festival is a great way to complete volunteer hours for school, or just for something to do. We offer a variety of roles.
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MEMORIES OF CSF 2013
2013 FESTIVAL PHOTOS by John Fearnall (Good Noise Photography)
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2013 FESTIVAL VIDEO by Reynard Li
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For more information on Canadian Spirit and the Canadian Spirit Festival contact:
Canadian Spirit Project Coordinator
mstanden (at) tomthomson (dot) org
Manager of Marketing and Development
lwright (at) tomthomson (dot) org
Director and Chief Curator
veichhorn (at) tomthomson (dot) org