Scarborough Village Summer Festival
Toronto Raptors player Jamaal Magloire to honour youth at event
The seventh annual Scarborough Village Summer Festival is set to take place on Saturday, July 14.
The event will offer entertainment for all ages, multicultural activities and performances including belly dancing, samba and youth break dancing.
Barbecued fare will be offered for a cost of two dollars, and everyone is welcome to enjoy free Tim Hortons coffee and doughnuts.
There will also be vendors, crafts, face painting and henna.
In addition, to honour the participation of about 40 youth who helped organize the event, special guest Jamaal Magloire from the Toronto Raptors will hand out certificates. The youth involved in planning the festival were trained in event planning and community outreach.
The festival is organized by the Scarborough Village Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) and is a part of the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, a registered not-for-profit charity organization.
The centre offers numerous programs to the community including yoga, parenting workshops, community kitchens, employment assistance and language classes, to name a few.
“We embrace the community. We find out what the needs are and try to build programs and services to meet those needs,” said Joy Robertson, ANC specialist for the Scarborough Village site.
The event will be held in Scarborough Village Park on 23 Gatesview Ave. It will run from 1 to 9 p.m.