Culture of the Event
See what Canada is all aboot! As Canada is a Mosaic Culture, we will honor as many of our founding people as possible including First Nations.
2023 Music Lineup
Henpecked Dawgs- early Canadian/Cape Breton/ East coast Irish, Scottish and sea shanty music, Hen Pecked Dawgs | Facebook
The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Whispers of the North | The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band
Juno Nominated Andrew Rathbun AND his Ensemble Canadian Jazz musician and Prof at WMU) Andrew Rathbun | Saxophonist, Composer and Educator
TOM SAWYER A Tribute to RUSH will be putting on a three hour show with all the hits, deep cuts, and hidden gems of Canada’s favorite rock band.
The Great Canadian Cosplay Contest – win a $200 voucher and tickets to see comedian Howie Mandel on 11/4/2023 at Ceasar’s Hotel & Casino Windsor!
Here’s your opportunity to cosplay as your favorite Canadian icon. Can you pull off the glamour of Celine Dion? Think you can channel one of the Ryans (Gosling or Reynolds)? How about Dan Akroyd, Graham Greene, Shania Twain or any of the thousands of Canadian Celebrities who have influenced art and culture around the world?
Join us by signing up at the entrance gate and getting a number, our team of judges will call you up to the stage if you’re chosen as a finalist! The applause of the crowd will crown the winner, so work your look!
World Champine Poutine Competition Local and regional restaurants and food trucks will compete to create the best Poutine in the World!
Children’s Culture Tent sponsored by Bronson Children’s Hospital Join us at the children’s tent for arts, crafts and cultural and educational activities about Canada!
Youth books! Le Caribou a lunettes will be bringing Francophone books and reading in the cultural center. Le Caribou promotes the French language and Francophone Cultures through youth literature and more!
Genealogy! Janine Guimont Cotugno will be doing French-Canadian genealogy! Stop by and see if you have any Canadian heritage.
Kalamazoo Scottish Festival will be attending. Find out more about Scots history in Canada and learn about their upcoming festival!
The Canadian Consulate will be present, and if you have questions about Canada, they are sure to have answers.
The Southern Straight Singers will have their drums in a booth and be available to discuss their First Nations Potawatomi traditions.
Crokinole! Eric Kramp will be attending with his hand-crafted crokinole boards. Learn more about this Canadian board game invented in the 1870s!
Live Lacrosse! This Canadian favorite was invented by First Nations people, and the Kalamazoo United lacrosse team will be there with a net to show you how it’s done.