Toronto hosts Canada’s 3rd Annual Coconut Festival & Marketplace
- connecting the coconut community through food and the arts
Toronto, July 25, 2016. Toronto hosts Canada’s 3rd Annual Coconut Festival and Marketplace on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at David Pecaut Square. Coconut Festival Canada produces the event to connect all communities to learn about the coconuts’ various health benefits & diverse addictive delicious culinary and lifestyle uses with the addition of a Book Drive for an orphanage partner in the Philippines.
“We are so excited to see how the coconut festival & marketplace has evolved with different types of industries participating this year. A lot of people are using coconut in some type of shape or form and we welcome all to be a part of the Coconut community!" says founder Anne Josef.
It’s a Free General Admission event featuring 70 vendors dealing with coconut in your food choices, wellness program, cleaning, cosmetics, fashion and more from Asia & Pan America. You can taste and shop for various coconut products including those from local artisans : vegan coconut cakes, spreads, oils, energy snacks, chips, dips drinks, organic baby food and more. And full meals from the Caribbean, Thailand & , Hawaii.
The Emcee is Ioana Aboumitri who is popular in the Polynesian community. Some of the Featured speakers are:
•Sunita Mohan, (Host of Kitty Talk on Omni2 on Saturday) speaking to Good Fats and the Bad Fats because good fats protect your heart, support overall health and help you lose weight. In fact, good fats such as omega-3 fats are essential to physical and emotional health."
•Kalayaan De Vera;RHN, will speak about using DIY coconut beauty and home products.
•Kennedy Lodato,Co-Founder of the Canadian Fitness Education Alliance - Recovery and Foam Rolling after exercise that can help flush out lactic acid and reduce soreness.
•Edane Padme: will be conducting free children’s grass yoga and tea ceremony
•Kelani Dance - a Polynesian dance that is a way of thinking and living.
The festival also provides family entertainment such as; children’s games, coconut bowling contests, hula contests, free yoga, acro yoga, and Polynesian & New Zealand dancers.
What’s new this year is an Eco Fashion Show featuring local designers and artist showcasing their work with the coconut theme in place.
The first 500 attendees receive a complimentary swag bag.
There is a book drive and that partial proceeds from donations and sales of fresh coconuts will go to build a library in an orphanage partner in the Philippines ages 1-21.
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10a.m. – 8pm
Location: David Pecaut Square, 215 King St Toronto, M5V 3G2
Parking: City of Toronto metered parking beside venue
Nearest TTC Subway: St. Andrew station
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