The WaBASH Fall Festival

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Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Sorauren Park

The WaBASH: An end-of-summer celebration of community, culture and Canada at Sorauren Park on Wabash Avenue. Come to the bash on Wabash!

Presented by Meridian Credit Union. Produced by Friends of Sorauren Park.

Join our growing volunteer team! Some opportunities still available. Get your hours, meet neighbours, have fun. Use our simple form to sign up, and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch.

Event Schedule
Here’s what’s planned so far, subject to change.

Kids Zone sponsored by The Little Paper  Scooter Girl Toys
4 – 6 p.m.
Noodle run, fish pond, ring toss, Instagram dress-up booth, crafts, Tree ID Scavenger Hunt, paint-can bowling and more! Prizes!
Music and MCing by the wonderful Chris Patterson.
Our great story-tellers include:
Naseem Hrab
Tania Howells
Paul Harbridge

Pup Show sponsored by Dundas West Animal Hospital
Show off your superpet! Registration free, great prizes to choose from. Complete Pup Show details and poster
Registration 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Kids Zone
Show 6:15 p.m.
Limit of 25 Entrants
• Best Dog Trick
• Best Look-A-Like
• Best Hair/Coat


Photo of brick bake oven with peaked roof and chimneyFood Zone sponsored by Pizzeria Defina
4 – 8 p.m.
Park-made pizza from Sorauren’s new bake oven, and great food from local vendors including Pizzeria Defina, Barque, Mabel’s, Augie’s Ice Pops, Jamie’s Cracked Corn, De La Mer Fish Market, When the Pig Came Home, West End Food Co-op and more to be announced!


Main Stage sponsored by Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group  Lula Lounge
4 p.m. LunaLi – alternative dreamy indie pop
5 p.m. Luis Simao, Brazilian Guitar and voice, samba to folkloric to funk to lush string and woodwind arrangements
6 p.m. Moda Eterna, 11-piece Salsa band co-presented by Lula Lounge featuring Luis Orbegoso
7 p.m. Metis Fiddler Quartet, born in Winnipeg with proud Métis roots, siblings Alyssa, Conlin, Nicholas, and Danton perform Métis fiddle music.


Film Arts sponsored by Dundas West Animal Hospital  Kim Kehoe, Bosley Real Estate   Master Mechanic High Park 
8 – 10 p.m.
Explorations on the meaning of home, family, belonging. Timeless Canadian shorts plus the 1996 Oscar-nominated adventure, Fly Away Home.
And bring your smartphone to play the interactive quiz game Sorauren Screen Play for a chance to win prizes.



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Kids Zone Activity Tent Sponsors
Alimentari Italian Grocery
Early Bird & Worm
Village Juicery
Another Story
High Park Nature Centre
The Artful Child

Friends of the Park
Peter’s No Frills
Joe’s Coffee
High Park Paints
Home Building Supplies – Downtown Lumber