Since 1999, ACCO has been a volunteer organization that promotes educational/ cultural activities and programs that are beneficial to enriching our Canadian multiculturalism by showcasing Lebanon and the Arab World.
Musical Play: This show is inspired by “Ya’eesh Ya’eesh”; a musical play written by Lebanese writers and composers “Rahbani Brothers”. The story is about a small country “Mida” that was ruled by an Emperor. Later, the Emperor gets overthrown and a committee takes over the state. The Emperor manages to escape and takes refuge in a village shop under disguise of an ordinary citizen “Barhoum”. From the gossip that takes place in the village, he obtains a lot of information on the general situation in his country. He also establishes a friendship with the leader of a gang of smugglers, and then he finds out that this gang is planning to take over the state. To his delight, he also knows that the group have decided to appoint him as the new Emperor. The revolution takes place successfully and ironically “Barhoum” became the new Emperor.
Multi- Dances Story Show: A musical play story show from “Dawalib El Hawa” presented by our community kids showcasing a wide variety of folkloric dances.
Multi-Cultural Dances Show: “Evolution Dance Theatre” presents solo and group Middle Eastern dances including live drums and dance instructions and will run every hour at the half hour on Friday: 8:30 till 10:30 | Saturday: 4:30 till 10:30 | Sunday: 2:30 till 5:30 p.m.
*Closing remarks and awards presentation are to follow the last show on Sunday at 6:00 pm.
Documentary: A video/audio presentation highlighting Lebanon history, culture and tourism and a brief bio about some Lebanese Legends.
Exhibits: There will be many colourful and informative displays in the form of cultural posters, paintings by professional artists, artizana, arts, jewelry, crafts and books. In addition to Arabic Calligraphy booth where visitors can get their name written in Arabic for FREE; and Arabian Hospitality Setting booth where visitors can stop by for FREE hot drink and sweets.
Kids’ Fun Zone: Will include face painting, henna tattoo, drawing and colouring, balloons and lots of fun all day round.
We invite you to sample our traditional, healthy and delicious food with a variety of veggie dishes such as; tabbouli, hummus, moutabbal, stuffed grape leaves rolls, falafel and pastries; and other dishes such as; chicken shawarma, shish tawouk, kafta and kibbeh. Also, enjoy our Lebanese sweets such as baklawa, maamoul and kaak.
5500 Rose Cherry Place (North of Matheson Blvd East, one block east of Kennedy Rd)
Free Shuttle Bus stops at this pavilion.