Sunday Morning at Canadian Tulip Festival – S11E24

Canadian Tulip Festival 2016 Main

On a cold Sunday morning, I went to Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park for the Canadian Tulip Festival. The festival runs from May 12th to the 23rd.

At the venue, there are a lot of activities happening and there’s the International Friendship Pavilion showcasing various music and dance performances. The best thing about the venue is that it’s indoors. There’s no worrying over rain. The last time I checked out an event for Tulip Festival, it was outdoors and to support a friend who was MCing.

Taiwan is one of the countries taking part at Tulip Festival and that two of the members of the lion dance troupe took part in it. They were the dancing gods. I found the info over on Wikipedia, which you can read.

The weather should get warmer later this week and it’s best to check out the tulips come Victoria Day weekend.

Aside from the performance, I took photos of the indoor Tulip and Sculpture Garden.

The photos can viewed below.

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The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival & Foundation Launch Party – S11E23

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Kick Off 2016 Main

On Thursday night, the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival held a launch party at the Royal Oak on Centrepointe to celebrate the 23rd edition of the festival. The event will be held from June 23rd to the 26th.

At the launch party, they had a menu using the dragon theme named. There were two bite sized sliders and sandwiches, they were Angry Dragon Sliders and Spicy Dragon Sandwich. The Angry Dragon Sliders consisted of beef sliders with some bacon, pineapple and jalapeno. The Spicey Dragon Sandwich had chicken, jalapeno and guacamole.

With the launch party, they festival mentioned the amazing dragon boat race and teams competing as well as plans for next year to coincide with Canada’s 150th birthday. Exciting times floating ahead.

As usual, the concert lineup will be stellar and totally Canadian. This year will have July Talk, Mother Mother, Alvvays and Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red.

Lastly, you can check out the photos over at Flickr by clicking HERE.