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- SCHEDULE | Strawberry-Festival
From live entertainment to shopping to fun and games, the Strawberry Festival has something for everyone! Plan your day with the help of our schedule, we have one for each day of the festival. Ready, get set, GO! PRE-FESTIVAL FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
- PERFORMERS | Strawberry-Festival
Anchor 1 Music and Entertainment Tons of fun for the whole family the whole weekend! Come out and enjoy the Music and Entertainment throughout the festival. All performances take place in the Bandshell unless otherwise indicated. Fri. June 30 7:30 PM on the Main Stage Julian Taylor After 25 years in music, building an unimpeachable reputation as a truly independent artist and entrepreneur, Julian Taylor now owns his legacy. From the formative rock of Staggered Crossing to the genre fusion of Julian Taylor Band, and now his revered work as a solo singer-songwriter, Julian owns the right to it all and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. It’s rare in this era to see an artist build slowly and reach a new level of widespread acclaim two decades into their career. But Julian’s ethos, work ethic, and artistry has always had a timeless quality to it. And so, he’s built things slowly in a DIY fashion, withstanding highs and lows along the way, ultimately reaching the peak of his powers with his latest solo work. Fans and critics have noticed, granting Julian the Solo Artist of the Year honour at the Canadian Folk Music Awards (and nomination in the English Songwriter category), plus two Juno Award nominations in 2021, as well as a Polaris Music Prize nomination. see schedule DooDoo the Clown DooDoo the International Clown has been a featured act at some of the biggest theme parks and fairs in Canada, USA, Australia and has also performed in the Caribbean and Middle east earning the name DooDoo the INTERNATIONAL Clown. DooDoo’s family shows include comedy, Magic, Music with interactive dance party. DooDoo is well known by kids and Adults as the Clown in Adam Sandler’s hit movie BILLY MADISON. Sat. July 1 8:00 AM (at Latcham Hall [the Sandra Stronach Red Berry Cafe] ) Brian Wride - fingerstyle guitar Brian Wride is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist with a "voice like a minor key" who teaches music from his home in Uxbridge, Ontario. And, while his passion is for music education, he rarely passes up an opportunity to battle stage fright. Sat. July 1 9:00 AM (at Latcham Hall [the Sandra Stronach Red Berry Cafe] ) Des McCann - fingerstyle guitar Des is a local fingerstyle guitarist inspired by the music of Bruce Cockburn and others. His tutelage under D'Arcy Wickham and Jason Fowler has led to a number of finely crafted solo fingerstyle guitar compositions based on things like the sound his cat makes when padding up the stairs - 'Footsteps on the Stairs'. Sat. July 1 11:00 AM (at Latcham Hall [the Sandra Stronach Red Berry Cafe] ) The Django Djunkies - gypsy jazz (quartet) The Django Djunkies are a local (Stouffville/Uxbridge) group of gypsy jazz enthusiasts. Gypsy jazz is an interpretation of early jazz/swing by such proponents as Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli. Sat. July 1 11:00 AM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Harriet Chung Performing Arts At Harriet Chung Performing Arts, we are proud to offer musical theatre, ballet & point, contemporary, lyrical, acro jazz, hip hop and private coaching at the studio. Harriet Chung, the Artistic Director of the school, has had an extensive international musical theatre career and has appeared in such hits as the Toronto proudction of The Phantom of the Opera, Cats in Germany and numerous productions of The King & I in Ontario and Britis Columbia where she also received an Ovation Theatre award nomination for Outstanding Choreography. Harriet also starred in the title role in Golden Lotus, in Hong Kong, where she received a Hong Kong English Drama Award (Heckers) nomination for Best Actress. Sat. July 1 & Sun July 2 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM Picnic Shelter 2:00 PM Picnic Shelter Isabella Hoops Isabella Hoops is a circus performer based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada who has always possessed a passion for entertaining people. Her charm, flirtatious energy and her quirky humour is unforgettable. Bella doesn’t just hula-hoop; she brings her own style of dance and rhythm to the hoop to create an extraordinary and memorable show. Bella Hoops has a wide variety of performing experience: from cabarets, to festivals, on the street, in schools and kids birthday parties. Sat. July 1 12:00 PM (at Latcham Hall [the Sandra Stronach Red Berry Cafe] ) The Kuah Jazz Ensemble Noah holds a Masters in Music from the University of Toledo in jazz performance, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, a performance certificate from the Musicians Institute in California and also is an OCT certified teacher currently teaching for the York Region District School Board. Noah plays a wide variety of musical styles including Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, and Funk. Sat. July 1 12:30 PM & 4:30 PM, on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Strawberry Jam Jr. An Open Mic for Kids 12 years of age and under. Participants must pre-register. Go to Strawberry Jam Jr. on the Events page of this website. Sat. July 1 1:00 PM (at Latcham Hall [the Sandra Stronach Red Berry Cafe] ) Erwin Schack - fingerstyle guitar Recently transplanted to the Toronto Beaches area, Erwin Schack is a fingerstyle guitarist who performs instrumental pieces that cover several different genres. Erwin’s playing is not always about the technicality of a piece but instead focuses on the soul and emotional intention of each piece to try and make a connection with listeners. Past performances include Winterfolk, The Unionville Jazz Festival and the Foster Memorial Concert Series. He can occasionally be found at his favourite venue, busking along the boardwalk at the Toronto beaches. Sat. July 1 1:00 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Stouffville Academy of Music & Dance At Stouffville Academy, we strive to create a high-quality, nurturing, and FUN atmosphere where creativity and self-confidence can flourish amongst our young performing artists-in-training. For 30 years our Performing Arts Family has been a second home for the Dance, Music, and Drama students of Stouffville. Thousands of children have been welcomed through our doors, learning not just how to dance, act, sing, or play an instrument, but the creative and critical thinking skills, as well as communication and collaboration skills, that support their social and emotional development. We love being a part of the wonderful community of Stouffville. Sat. July 1 1:30 & 3:30 Picnic Shelter Free Spirits Chris Birkett, an award winning Record Producer, singer/songwriter, musician, was just featured on both Global News at Noon with Susan Hay and CBC Montreal, for his award winning song "Everyone Deserves a Home". Shari Tallon is a multi-instrumentalist and music specialist for kids, composer, singer-songwriter and together they form the Free Spirits. Sat. July 1 2:00 PM (at Latcham Hall [the Sandra Stronach Red Berry Cafe] ) Mike Cole and Anne DeLong Mike Cole and Anne Delong, both from Durham Region, are regular jammers at music clubs, open mics and bluegrass festivals in southern Ontario. After hosting Kitchen Party jams around the GTA, they have performed together at Lang Pioneer Village, the Whitevale Porchfest, and the Stouffville Strawberry Festival. They are both members of the Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society. Sat. July 1 2:00 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Laya Bhava Dance School Laya Bhava Dance Academy is a school of Bharathanatyam, Indian Classical Dance. It was established in 1986 by our artistic director, Mrs. Kirupanithy Ratneswaran. We have locations in Markham, Scarborough and Toronto. Our school trains students to learn this Indian classical dance and perform as well. Students from the age of 5 to 35 continue to learn dance. Our school provides yearly examinations for all students. Many of our graduates go on to become dance teachers, performers and even have their own schools. Sat. July 1 Sun. July 2 2:00 PM at Burkholder St. and Park Dr. 2:30 PM at Burkholder St. and Park Dr. abotti with Antonietta abotti with Antonietta is a low impact group fitness experience where we incorporate everyday practical movements to FUN music -- everyone is welcome -- all fitness levels and ages. Our motto is YOU DO YOU. Join us at this year's Strawberry Festival to get a chance to meet and have FUN with our infectious, supportive and all-inclusive abotti community while incorporating some physical activity in your day. Find out first hand why Breakfast Television Toronto has named Antonietta, the creator of abotti, the female version of Richard Simmons of the North! You do not want to miss 30 mins of pure FUN and JOY! Sat. July 1 3:00 PM (at Latcham Hall [the Sandra Stronach Red Berry Cafe] ) Raimee Stevens & Ted Nasmith Ted Nasmith is better known as an illustrator of books by JRR Tolkien, but has had a musical side for as long as he's been an illustrator. He and veteran musician and singer Raimee Stevens have teamed up to create new vocal arrangements with bass and acoustic guitar, covering soft rock favourites. Sat. July 2 3:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Breck School of Highland Dance The Breck School of Highland Dance started in Stouffville in 2008. The owner and sole teacher is Lisa Breck, teacher with the BATD, and adjudicator with the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. The school started small and has grown to create Ontario champions, Canadian champions, Scottish champions, and Commonwealth champions. Breck School dancers are also known for their 1st place in Canada team dances and themed choreographies. Any and all are welcome at the school to learn the strength and energy of highland dancing. Sat. July 1 4:00 PM i(at Latcham Hall [the Sandra Stronach Red Berry Cafe] ) David Owen David Owen accompanies himself on guitar and harmonica brings on modern approach to the traditional Blues/folk genre. Sat. July 1 5:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Caardia Caardia is the Canadian alternative-pop sister duo made up of singer/songwriters Annie and Celia Siriopoulos. The duo became recipients of the FACTOR Artist Development Grant in 2019 and was named one of CBC Searchlight’s Top 10 Teens to watch in 2020. They were also selected to showcase in Canadian Music Week 2021. These creative empaths’ music reflects life in a genuine, realistic, and recognizable way – designed for soulful listening and thought. Sat July 1 7:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Blackboard Blues Band The Blackboard Blues Band is the GTA's foremost R'n'B band. Specializing in classic R'n'B, Soul Funk, Rock and Blues, the band plays hits from the 60's to present day. The Blackboard Blues Band plays regularly at clubs and bars across the GTA in addition to corporate functions, weddings, private parties, and numerous music festivals! The band has fans of all ages! The Blackboard Blues Band brings a wealth of professional experience to each performance. With an extensive repertoire, a tight 4-piece horn section, an energetic 4-piece rhythm section, and 2 dynamic vocalists, the Blackboard Blues Band is sure to raise the energy level and get people on the dance floor! Sun. July 2 11:00 AM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Men of Note Male Voice Choir The subtle mixture of baritone and tenor voices, underscored by the richness of resonant bass notes, produce a blend of sweet sounds possible only when male voices are raised as one in song. Each Men of Note Male Voice Choir concert offers a pleasing and enjoyable interpretation of favourite melodies – from sacred anthems and choral works to plaintive spirituals, traditional folk tunes, show music and popular songs. In addition, a special place is reserved for the songs of Canadian composers. Sun. July 2 12:00 Noon on the Bandshell (Main Stage) The Flailing Shilaleighs Band The Flailing Shilaleighs are a high energy celtic band specializing in East Coast and Irish music. Playing together for the past 8 years, they have released one album entitled 'The Flailing Shilaleighs- Yours To Discover.' It is available on all music platforms as well as the old fashioned CD disc. Today's lineup includes Russ Clayton, Pat Gowan, and Stouffville's own, Ivan Emk Sun. July 2 1:00 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Tom Pullen Tom Pullin (aka Tommy Tuneful) has had a long career of playing music which covers two countries. Since the age of 16, he has recorded two cd’s. He has played with many local musicians, enjoying the camaraderie which goes along with the music. Tommy has played the Strawberry Festival and The Markham festival in the past. He will be be joining with his trio, The Tommy Tuneful Trio, with Joe Fafaro on bass and Lisa St.Germain on drums. Sun. July 2 2:00 PM (at Latcham Hall [the Sandra Stronach Red Berry Cafe] ) 4:00 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Jon Thomson Jon is 17 years old and he just graduated grade 12. He has been singing since he was 4 years old. He has been playing guitar for 2 years. He learned to play in 22 days. He has lived in Sunderland then moved to Woodville 5 years ago. Sun. July 2 2:00 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Dave and Sarah Good friends Dave and Sarah are a male and female duet known for their harmonious blend of voices and seamless chemistry on stage. They first met a few years ago and quickly discovered their shared love of singing and performing. After realizing how well they worked together, they decided to form a duo and began performing at local venues and private parties. Their unique sound, which draws inspiration from a variety of musical genres, including folk, pop, and country, has helped them build a loyal fan base and quickly caught the attention of venue owners. Sun. July 2 3:00 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Wayne Madder Wayne Madder is a singer-songwriter, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and lives in the Municipality of Scugog Ontario, Canada. Genre of music is jazzy blues, blues, blues rock, soul, fusion, country blues, folk. Wayne’s first single release, Crack in the Wall, made it to the 2021 semi-finals in the International Songwriting Competition and is included on his 2022 album release, Unconditional, which was awarded the Winning Album of the Year 2022 nominated by the OMAs ( Oshawa music awards). Wayne is releasing a new album, Disconnect, in 2023 on February 8, featuring his popular single Angels. Sun. July 2 12:30 & 3:30 PM (at Latcham Hall [the Sandra Stronach Red Berry Cafe] ) Free Port Jazz Band The Ferrport Jazz Ensemble: Music that will move your Heart, Soul, & Feet" The Ferrport Jazz Ensemble is a crisp, clean & classy jazz ensemble that performs iconic hits from 'The Great American Songbook' of popular music that spans decades of jazz, blues, & pop from the 1920's to the 1970's. Whether it's ballads, bebop or the Blues, our arrangements deliver jazz standards to a wider popular audience with snappy tempos, swingin' rhythms and soaring melodies. The best compliment we can get is, "I don't like jazz, but I love whatever this is!" After all, it's the song that matters. Sun. July 2 5:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Shania Twin Donna Huber as Shania Twin, performs regularly on The Las Vegas Strip. Donna is from Canada, and has performed for our Canadian troops in Bosnia, Croatia, and Dubai. Europe, China, Japan, has been a huge favorite Donna has performed at. She has also opened for Trace Atkins, The Dixie Chicks, Trooper, April Wine, Chubby Checker, Jason McCoy, Chantel Kreviazuk, and many more recording artists. Together, Donna and her band, perform a powerful show that thrills and captivates audiences everywhere. The timeless sound of Shania Twain proves appealing to audiences of all ages, bringing back memories and touching the hearts of all. This talented group of musicians showcase Shania Twains' mega-hits! This tribute was formed to salute the iconic star and bring Shania Twains' music to your city! Get ready to experience Shania Twin!!!!! Sun. July 2 7:30 PM on the Bandshell (Main Stage) Leah Daniels One of Canada's top rising country artists, Leah Daniels first gained acclaim with her track “Go Back” which skyrocketed into the top 20 at Canadian Radio and won her the CRMA (Canadian Radio Music Award) as the 2016 FACTOR Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Hailing from Uxbridge Ontario, Daniels has quickly made inroads within the industry. She's received four nominations for CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Interactive Artist of the Year, has garnered over 2 Million views on YouTube, and won the 2016 CMA Ontario Female Artist of the Year Award. She's also taken to the stage at key festivals including CMT Fest, Boots & Hearts and Big Valley Jamboree (just to name a few).
- Copy of STRAWBERRY JAM JR. Original | Strawberry-Festival
Have talent? 12 years of age or younger? Come join us Saturday, July 1st for our Annual Strawberry Jam Jr. Open Stage. All performers will receive a gift bag for participating. Pre-Register before June 16 2023.. Click Here to Register
- FAQ | Strawberry Festival
Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions. ADMISSION - There is no cost to attend the festival. All events and activities are free of charge with the exception of the carnival (midway rides). There will be plenty of opportunities to support our local vendors. ACCESSIBLE PARKING is available. Please check our Site Map. ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS are available at the same locations as the portable washrooms. Check our Site Map for locations. POS DEVICES FOR CREDIT CARD AND DEBIT PAYMENT are available at The Red Berry Cafe, The souvenir Shop and The Festival Pub. Individual vendor may offer POS devices at their discretion. DRINKING WATER - In an effort to reduce single-use plastics, the Strawberry Festival discourages the sale of bottled water. We have water stations available for you to refill your reusable water bottle at no charge. If you forget to bring your bottle, you may purchase one at the Information Booth. LOCATION - The festival takes place in and around Memorial Park, Stouffville, located on Park Drive between Main Street and Hoover Park Drive. See our our Site Map. PARKING is available at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre located at 2 Park Drive as well as the side streets around town. DOGS are welcome at the festival. They must be on a leash and you must clean up after them. Pets are also welcome except inside the tent areas or any indoor areas. If it's a hot day, your pet might be more comfortable left at home. Whatever you decide, remember it is never ok to leave a pet unattended in a car.
- Career Opportunities | Strawberry-Festival
Position: Sustainable Stouffville Program Developer Who we are: The Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival is a community Festival that takes place in Stouffville over the Canada Day weekend. Located in the heart of the Town in Memorial Park, the Festival attracts more than 25,000 people. This year, the Festival is looking to enhance its Sustainable Stouffville initiative by growing the number of interactive activities on site and extending activities afterwards to ultimately develop a roadmap that can be used for broader engagement in the various aspects of Sustainability. The Strawberry Festival is looking to hire someone to support these efforts. This opportunity has been made possible through the Legacy Fund . Term: This is a contract position running June 5, 2023 to August 11, 2023. Work Location: This position does not require regular attendance at an office but it does require attendance at the Strawberry Festival during the weekend of July 1&2 and perhaps in-person meetings with organizations and members of the community. Hours & Rate: The position will be for 24 hours per week (on average) and will be paid at a rate of $20 per hour although there is expected to be some variability in terms of days and hours worked with a significant number of hours worked through the weekend of July 1 & 2, 2023. A work plan with billable hours will be established between the Committee and the successful candidate. About the role: Before the Festival: The successful candidate will work with the Strawberry Festival committee to develop a number of educational activities for Festival-goers that will engage them in different aspects of sustainable living. Key themes include: Low carbon heating & cooling Growing and eating locally produced food Naturalizing gardens for better habitat for bees and butterflies Reducing waste through upcycle, recycle, re-use, repair Beginning ahead of the festival and continuing throughout and beyond, the successful candidate will develop and implement a social media strategy that will engage members of the community, draw linkages to other organizations, and build a platform for improved sustainability. During the Festival: In addition to overseeing the activities, this position will help gather input from Festival-goers on the following: What does Sustainability Mean to Me? What are the Barriers to me Living more Sustainably? Although work has begun in all of these areas, this role will be largely responsible for bringing these aspects of the Strawberry Festival together and working with Committee members to engage local businesses and like-minded organizations. After the Festival The Strawberry Festival would like to make these activities the “jumping-off” point to engage the community in longer term action related to Sustainability. To this end, this role will: Leverage social media to extend some of the events from the Strawberry Festival and maintain engagement. Harvest information gathered at the Festival to develop themes and activities that will engage residents and support them in taking action to live more sustainably. Work with the Committee and like-minded organizations to develop a roadmap of activities and goals for the 2-month, 6-month, and 12-month timeframe that can be leveraged for future planning and engagement with local businesses, politicians, and planners. About You: You are a well-organized self-starter with great communication skills. You will have demonstrated experience in planning for longer term goals and breaking them down into actionable steps. You are knowledgeable about one or more of the areas of focus for Sustainable Stouffville and understand how these are applied in day-to-day living. You are comfortable engaging with members of the public and other organizations and have strong written and verbal communication skills. You are able to attend the Strawberry Festival throughout the Canada Day weekend including the time needed for setup and teardown. Candidates are asked to send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org .The position will remain open until it is filled. We thank everyone for their interest in this role - only those moving on to the interview stage will receive a response.
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