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.
Live, Love Lebanon … Tour Lebanon in three days. Come and explore this family fun event at the “Lebanon Pavilion” and enjoy a variety of extraordinary live entertainment, exhilarating performances, informative displays, exhibits, and tasty Lebanese food and more…
Details will be made available closer to the festival dates
“Maysaloun Dance Group”; with 140 performers ranging from the age of 4 to 25; presents these two shows that will run alternatively every hour at the top of the hour
*Musical Play Show: This show is inspired by “Al Mahatta” or “The Station”; a musical play written by famous Lebanese writers and composers “Rahbani Brothers”. The story takes place in a large potato field, where a young woman convinces the people through her work and singing that, if they try hard enough and believe that there will be a train station in the potato field, it will happen. After a while the people became so convinced that they actually can hear the train noise from far. The moral of the story is that if one really believes in something very strongly, and works toward it, it will come true. The story will roll out on the stage, scene by scene accompanied by music, dabkeh, belly and figure dances in vibrant colourful handmade costumes and accessories.
*Multi Dances Show: Variety performances of folk dances and musical sketches in cultural costumes, highlighting different themes of Lebanese districts.
Exhibits: Enjoy many colourful and informative displays of cultural posters, oil and water paintings, artizana, fashions, jewellery, arts, crafts, and books.
Documentary: Highlighting Lebanon history, culture and tourism and a brief bio about some Lebanese Legends, will run every other hour at the half hour.
Arabic Calligraphy Booth: Visitors will get to see and learn about the history of the Arabic Alphabet, and get their names written in Arabic for FREE.
Arabian Hospitality Setting: Visitors are welcomed to take their photos in Lebanese cultural costume at the “Arabian Hospitality Setting” booth.
Kids’ Fun Zone: Will include face painting, henna tattoo, crafts and lots of fun all day round.
Lebanon is well known for its rich, healthy, and delicious cuisine, which is among the most varied and savory in the world. We invite you to taste some of our essential dishes; tabbouli, hummus, moutabal, vine leaves rolls, falafel, pastries, shawarma, shish tawouk, kafta and kibbeh. Also, enjoy our Lebanese sweets such as baklawa, nammoura, and kaak.
Abdallah Elkassis – 416-262-1540
Ibtisam Massoud – 416-455-6906
5500 Rose Cherry Place (North of Matheson Blvd East, one block east of Kennedy Rd)
Free Shuttle Bus stops at this Pavilion.