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Carassauga Festival

Host: Arabic Cultural Club of Ontario (ACCO).
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.

  (Every hour at the top of the hour. Click here to view schedule)

Musical Play: This show is inspired by “Jibal As-Sawan” (Sawan Mountains); a musical play written by Lebanese writers and composers “Rahbani Brothers”. The story is about the village of “Jibal As-Sawan” which was overrun by the next village, led by its chief “Fatek”, who overcomes “Jibal As-Sawan” for over one hundred days and the people become unhappy and lose the desire for freeing their village. Some leave and others live in fear. Then it is discovered that a strange girl “Gherbe” has appeared in the village. She looks tiny and pale but full of determination and is recognized as being the daughter of “Mudlej” the martyred protector of the village. Hope begins to rise again the saviour of the village has appeared. The girl motivates the villagers to resist the oppressor “Fatek” and try to free their village to live in peace and dignity. Gradually hope begins to grow stronger and stronger and the villagers indulge in festivities and a new spirit is created by the effect of “Gherbe”.

Multi-Dances Show: A lovely and cute show presented by our community kids where they will showcase a variety of cultural dances from around the Arab World countries.

These shows are presented by “Maysaloun Dance Group” with 140 performers ranging from the age of 4 to 25.

Belly & Folkloric Dances Show: A combination of solo and group folkloric and belly dances show followed by dancing instructions presented by “Tahira’s Goddess Emerging Dance Studio” and will run on Saturday only at: 5:30, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

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Lebanon Pavilion Performance Schedule 2014


Documentaries:Two video/audio presentations; one highlights Lebanon history, culture and tourism and the other presentation will include a brief bio about Lebanese Legends such as; Philosophers, astronomers, inventors, authors and music composers, who immigrated to North America and Europe to study or work and became famous for what they have achieved in many different fields.


Exhibits: There will be many colorful 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 Kids’ Fun booth that will include face painting, henna tattoo and lots of fun.



We invite you to sample our traditional, healthy and delicious food with a variety of veggie dishes such as; tabbouli, hummus, stuffed grape leaves rolls, falafel, spinach and cheese pastries; and other dishes such as; chicken shawarma and beef pasties. Also, enjoy our Lebanese sweets such as baklawa, maamoul, kaak and shaabiyat.

Leeda Aboutarie
Fadi Mansour

Hershey Centre Community Rinks 2
5500 Rose Cherry Place (North of Matheson Blvd East, one block east of Kennedy Rd)

Free Shuttle Bus stops at this pavilion.

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Friday, May 22
7:30 pm - 12:00 midnight

Saturday, May 23
1:00 pm - 12:00 midnight

Sunday, May 24
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm