Celebration Canada 2018

Come out and enjoy Canada’s 151st Canada Day Celebration on Canada Day at Hakka Cultural Park

Saturday, June 30, 2018


Thank you so much to all of our 2017 sponsors, booth vendors, food vendors and volunteers. You all helped to make last year a huge success!

2017 Celebration Canada Map with attractions, activities, vendors and more.

Cici, Terry, Judy, Miriam, Caleb and John put the finishing touches on the park entry with the original Canada D’Eh sign from the Mr. Pierre Loisel Sr, Founder of the Canadian Society in Taiwan.


VA VA VOOM Selfie Lattes

A FESTIVAL OF CANADIAN DELIGHTS IN TAIWAN

Celebration Canada is the largest foreign National Day celebration in Taiwan.

Come out and enjoy our 12th Anniversary Celebration Canada and enjoy celebrating Canada’s 151st Anniversary on Canada Day in Taiwan!

CCCT’s Celebration Canada attracts thousands of visitors each year. You don’t need to be Canadian to enjoy Celebration Canada.

People of all nationalities are invited to join in and help us commemorate Canada Day, which occurs on July 1st each year in Canada.

Celebration Canada is a FREE full-day festival that offers a diverse range of live entertainment, delicious ethnic and regional food, and multi-cultural activities for participants of all ages and nationalities.

Our line-up of live Canadian and Taiwanese musicians and bands will be onstage and ready to entertain you by 1pm.

The day’s festivities conclude at 9pm with our annual fireworks show.

With over 8,000 people in attendance in the past three years, you’ll want to make sure you arrive early to grab a spot in front of the stage. From entertainment and sports to food and beverages, you’re sure to enjoy what we have in store for you during Celebration Canada.

Mr. Pierre Loisel Sr (Founder of Canada Day in Taiwan and co-founder of the Canadian Society, which is now the CCCT) and CCCT Chairwoman Carrie Kellenberger addressing the crowd. All those wonderful people behind us are the reason why the CCCT exists today.

We have several bands lined up this year for your entertainment, including our All-Star Canadian Band, Tony Taylor and the Rockits, and many more.

Our vendors will be offering up tempting treats, plus Canadian specialities such as poutine, Canadian beer, wine and spirits, and popular regional cocktails like Bloody Caesars. Our Bloody Caesars sell out every year, so get there early if you want to enjoy a Caesar or two. We know that they are going to sell out fast this year!

This is a family-friendly event with lots of things for the kids to enjoy. Put your hockey skills to the test at our Hockey Booth. Have your face painted or get a Canadian temporary tattoo to show your Canadian pride.

We’ve added a lot more attractions to this year’s celebration in order to make sure you have the best Canada Day celebration in Taiwan you’ve ever experienced on Canada’s Birthday. We are introducing new games and activities, with lots of opportunities to win some great prizes from our sponsors.

2018 Celebration Event Coverage

 



Our 2018 Celebration Canada PLATINUM AND GOLD Sponsors

Celebration Canada would be impossible without the help of the CTOT team. The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei has come in as a GOLD SPONSOR for Celebration Canada once again.

CTOT – Canadian Trade Office in Taipei

The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei was first established in 1986 with a mandate to facilitate trade ties between Canada and Taiwan. Since then, relations between Canada and Taiwan have strengthened and diversified considerably making Taiwan one of Canada’s most significant partners in Asia-Pacific.

The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, is Canada’s representation in Taiwan, which functions as a de facto embassy in the absence of diplomatic relations. The current Executive Director of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei is Mario Ste-Marie.

Fu Hsun Fiber Industries has kindly sponsored the CCCT with 

500 LIMITED EDITION CANADA150 T-SHIRTS

Fu Hsun has supplied fabric and trim to the world’s major apparel brands since 1963. They specialize in functional high-performance knits, directly serving numerous world-renowned brands. They have also participated in fabric development and short lead time programs for several major events such as the UEFA Euro, the World Cup, and the Olympics.

Fu Hsun founded its first facility in Taipei, specializing in tricot, lace, and embroidery in 1963.

Heat. Odor. Sweat. Fu Hsun’s high performance fabrics will help you conquer the heat on Canada Day at Taipei Cultural Park on June 30, 2018.

Fu Hsun’s fabrics are environmentally friendly. They have been offering polyester chips, yarns and fabrics produced from recycled plastic bottles since 200988. Billions of PET bottles are discarded by consumers annually. By recycling them into textile products, Fu Hsun can simultaneously reduce waste and the consumption of crude oil, which is polyester’s primary raw material source.

Fu Hsun’s recycled chips and year have received the Taiwan EPA’s Green Mark and their fabrics are certified as conforming to the Global Recycle Standard.

Beat the heat with us on Canada Day and help us create a sea of red to show our true patriot love for Canada. 

Carleen and Ruby

Carleen and Ruby in their Fu Hsun Fiber Industries Limited Edition CANADA150 shirts.



Pepperidge Farms will be selling packaged goods at their booth on Canada Day. Kids, keep an eye out for special activities in the Family Zone with Pepperidge Farm goodies.


 

Executive Director of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, Mr. Mario Ste-Marie, addresses the crowd at Celebration Canada 2017.

A gorgeous shot posted by Taipei City Hakka Cultural Park of the Maple Den Fireworks show.


 

2018 Celebration Canada Booth Sponsors

Hess International

Roots Taiwan


Event Sponsors


 

Please respect the park and respect the park rules.

Taipei City Hakka Cultural Park have kindly worked with the CCCT for several years for Celebration Canada. They have done a lot of landscaping this year and they have added a lot of artwork to the park over the past year.

There are designated smoking areas OUTSIDE the park and near the park entrance and exit beer vendors. Please respect the park rules.

There is no smoking in the park.

Please also put your trash in the bins provided around the park and respect our volunteers and their hard work.

We are expecting more than 10,000 people this year, and we will have a police presence there.

Have fun. Enjoy the show and remember that Canadians are nice folks. We are all volunteers and we all work hard to make Celebration Canada a success each year.

 


2017 RAFFLE PRIZES

We are overwhelmed by the response from our community with more and more raffle prizes coming in each day. We had to create a CCCT raffle page to show you all the prizes that are coming in. Just a few photos of our winners and how things worked out with our massive stack of raffle prizes.

Thank you all so much!


LIVE MUSIC!

1pm Welcome remarks

1:40 to 2:40pm Mike Filipiwish

2:55pm to 3:55pm DC and the Funky Duds

5pm – 6pm Tony Taylor and the Rockits

6:05 to 7pm Balkazar

7pm to 7:55pm Dallas Waldo

8pm to 8:50pm Twangover

 


We are so pleased to announce that all of our food vendor spots have been allotted to the following vendors.
Serving up Canadian and multicultural snacks all day:
 
The Poutinerie
Maple Maple Cafe
Mayur Indian Kitchen

Three Idiots Toast and Curry

Anita’s Hot Sauce

Bridor Breads
Campus Cafe
Funky Dumplings
Little New York Pizza
Meat Mate

Just SOME of our volunteers for Celebration Canada. We have over 100 people volunteering on Canada Day. Our Director of Volunteers Steven Clark did a fantastic job of organizing everyone. 

Just a few Canada 150 Volunteers with Director of Volunteers, Mr. Steven Clark.


A little blast from our past from Canada D’Eh 2006.


The Canada 150 tulip, also known as the Maple Leaf tulip, is the official tulip of the 150th anniversary of Canada. It was unveiled May 9, 2016, in Commissioners Park in Ottawa, Ontario.

This tulip was specially bred for Canada with elegant white and red flames to showcase the Canadian flag and its maple leaf.

The tulip can be seen during the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa. Over 200,000 Maple Leaf tulips have been planted and will be in bloom during the Canadian Tulip Festival which runs from now until the end of May 2017.

The Canadian Tulip Festival showcases over one million tulips across Canada’s capital region.

It is the largest festival of its kind in the world and it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world each year.

In 2017, the festival is celebrating its 65th edition as well as Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation under the theme One Tulip, One Canada. This special tulipOne Tulip, One Canada was created to honour Canada’s 150th birthday.

It’s an honour to unveil the official Canada 150 tulip on behalf of the Government of Canada. Tulips represent springtime, rebirth and promises, which make them a powerful symbol in the lead-up to the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. ~David McGuinty, the MP for Ottawa South in a press release.

The Canada150 tulip represent the long-standing friendship and gratitude between Canada and the Netherlands. It blooms in the colours of Canada’s flag.

This year, we have wooden tulip stencils in the Family Zone area for kids to paint.

This activity is starting at the teepee in the Family Zone at 2pm sharp. Each child has 20 minutes to complete their tulip and we are moving forward with groups of 12 or 13 kids each half hour between 2pm and 4pm.

At 5pm, please return to the teepee area to collect your tulip and for an official photo of our Canada150 tulip garden. These wooden stencils were created by A.d. Van Roosmalen of A.D Woodworks from Holland. A.D lives here in Taipei.

Canada Day Activity

Created by A.d. Van Roosmalen of A.D Woodworks from Holland. AD lives in Taiwan.

 

Author Bio

Carrie Kellenberger

Carrie Kellenberger has been serving with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan since 2014. She joined the Board as their Communications Director in early 2014 and moved into the role of Chairwoman in 2016-2018. Carrie now supports the CCCT on its Board of Supervisors and assists the Board of Directors and its committe......