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Date/Location Event/Organization
Jul 23/2014
to Jul 27/2014
Joliette, QC
Mémoire et Racines
Location:  C-25, place Bourget Nord, Joliette, QC
Website:  http://memoireracines.org/2014/05/5915/
For information contact:  festival@memoireracines.org
Phone:  450-752-6798
Categories:   Music; Food & Beverage; Arts & Culture
Jul 24/2014
to Jul 27/2014
Calgary, AB
Calgary Folk Music Festival
Calgary Folk Music Festival

Location:  Prince's Island Park, Calgary, AB
Website:  http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/
For information contact:  andralou@telus.net
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Jul 24/2014
to Jul 27/2014
Toronto, ON
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza and condemn both the Israeli government and the complicity of Canada.
We demand that the Canadian government and the international community call for an immediate cessation of Israel’s assault against Palestinians in Gaza.This is the fourth brutal military attack on Gaza since 2006, inflicted on a besieged civilian population intentionally deprived by Israel of the basic necessities of life.
Israel sets a dangerous international precedent of legal impunity. Ominous for world safety, the Gaza attacks serve as a proving ground for perfecting and marketing unconventional weapons and modes of warfare and surveillance. We join with people internationally in our protest against Israel.

Venue:  Across from Israeli Consulate
Location:  180 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.sources.com/Releases/NR2160.htm
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Military; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jul 24/2014
to Jul 27/2014
Delta, ON
Delta Fair
established in 1830, Delta Fair is one of Ontario’s oldest operating Agricultural Fairs. The first president was the Honourable Charles Jones, Member of the Upper Canada Legislative Council. Until 1866, the Fair rotated locations between Delta, Farmersville (Athens) and Gananoque before settling in Delta, on land owned by the Thomas Morris family

Location:  110 Mill Creek Dr, Delta, ON
Website:  http://deltafair.com
For information contact:  deltafair@ripnet.com
Phone:  613-928-2800
Categories:   Farming; Children & Youth; Animals & Pets
Jul 24/2014
to Jul 28/2014
Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival
The mandate of the Asinabka Festival is to establish an annual Indigenous film and media arts festival in the Nations Capital that allows independent artists - national, international, Indigenous, non-Indigenous - to share, present, and disseminate their work.

Phone:  613.889.9559
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Native Peoples
Jul 25/2014
to Jul 27/2014
Chesterville, ON
Chesterville Fair
The 83rd Annual Chesterville Fair is ready to go July 25th, 26th and 27th. Join us for an brand new midway, exciting family entertainment, memorable tent dances and, of course, agriculture and homecraft displays!

Location:  Queen Street, Chesterville, ON
Website:  http://chestervillefair.com
For information contact:  carol.goddard@sympatico.ca
Phone:  613-938-2455
Categories:   Farming; Children & Youth; Animals & Pets
Jul 25/2014
to Jul 27/2014
Dresden, ON
Dresden Exhibition
Parade will be held on Evening of July 25th along with the opening Ceremonies.
Following the Parade there will be the Opening Ceremonies!

Location:  Hwy 21 North, Dresden, ON
Website:  http://dresdenex.com
For information contact:  info@dresdenex.com
Phone:  519-683-1116
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Jul 25/2014
to Jul 27/2014
Guelph, ON
Hillside Festival
Hillside offers year round events with a broad artistic vision that emphasizes diversity of culture, of musical heritage and style, of age, geography and influence.

Venue:  Guelph Lake Conservation Area
Location:  7743 Conservation Dr RR4, Guelph, ON
Website:  http://hillsideinside.org/
For information contact:  info@hillsidefestival.ca
Phone:  519-763-6396
Categories:   Music; Children & Youth; Food & Beverage
Jul 25/2014
to Jul 27/2014
Lakefield, ON
Lakefield Fair
Truck & Tractor Pulls, Car Demolition, Livestock

Location:  25 William Street, Lakefield, ON
Website:  http://lakefieldfair.com
For information contact:  lakefieldfall@yahoo.ca
Phone:  705-292-5327
Categories:   Farming; Children & Youth; Animals & Pets
Jul 25/2014
to Jul 27/2014
Mission, BC
Mission Folk Music Festival
Artists, audiences and great weather all aligned for one of our best festivals yet! Sunny skies smiled all weekend on the park as music filled the summer air and audiences cheered. A big, hearty round of applause to all who helped make it happen, our volunteers, supporters, friends and especially the musicians, singers, dancers and music lovers who come each year to take it all in. Let’s do an encore next year at the 27th annual Mission Folk Music Festival.

Venue:  Fraser River Heritage Park
Location:  7494 Mary Street, Mission, BC
Website:  http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca
For information contact:  info@missionfolk.ca
Phone:  604-826-5937
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Jul 27/2014
Fredericton, NB
Fredericton Forum: Great Resource Giveaway
International Expert on Transparence and Anti-Corruption
Our Crown Land Forest

Time:  19:00
Venue:  Playhouse
Location:  686 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB
Categories:   Economic Development
Jul 27/2014
Toronto, ON
Toronto Families Stand with Gaza - Protest the Attacks
Join us this Sunday for a child-focused rally and short march to the Israeli consulate to protest the attack on Gaza and the Canadian Government’s complicity in Israeli war crimes.
As the children of Gaza face the terror of Israel’s brutal assault, we are calling on Toronto families to show our solidarity. Bring your children, friends, parents and grandparents!
Over 800 Palestinians have been killed so far, including 170 children - 25% of all casualties. So many other kids have been deeply traumatized and/or severely injured. Children in Gaza have lived all or most of their lives under the Israeli siege that has blocked proper food, medicine, building supplies and other necessities of life from coming in to Gaza. The Canadian government is ignoring these children and their suffering by supporting Israel unconditionally.
We have chosen to start the protest with a soccer game at a local park. It will be a gathering where children can play without fear of bombings or being shot. Playing like children in Gaza should be able to play. We will then march to the Israeli consulate - taking to the streets to show our solidarity with Gaza and our outrage at Canadian support for Israeli war crimes.
Bring soccer balls, flags, signs, noise makers and your voices. Let’s teach our kids about resistance and solidarity! Join us as we mourn those who have died and demand justice for Gaza and a free Palestine.

Time:  2:00 pm
Venue:  Huron-Washington Parkette
Location:  420 Huron St, just south of Bloor, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/events/683184378419238/
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Military
Jul 28/2014
Toronto, ON
Press conference: Report exposes government neglect of mercury survivors
WHO:
Grassy Narrows Chief Roger Fobister Sr.
Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy
Grassy Narrows Mother of Five Judy Da Silva
Stephen Lewis available for comment by phone
N.B. Copies of the report will be available at the press conference
High resolution photos and Broll are available.
#FreeGrassy #RiverRun

Time:  10:00 am
Venue:  Steelworkers Hall
Location:  25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://freegrassy.net/2014/05/25/river-run-2014-water-is-sacred/
For information contact:  riverrun2010@gmail.com
Phone:  647-772-8770
Categories:   Native Peoples; Health/Health Care; Environment
Jul 29/2014
Toronto, ON
Stephen Lewis and Leanne Simpson Speak With Grassy Narrows
WHAT: Grassy Narrows and prominent supporters speak out
WHEN: Tuesday July 29, 6:30 p.m.
WHO: Stephen Lewis - former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson - Writer, educator and activist
Grassy Narrows Chief Roger Fobister Sr.
Judy Da Silva - Grassy Narrows mother of five.
Grassy Narrows Womens Drum Group.

Time:  6:30 pm
Venue:  Ryerson
Location:  55 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://freegrassy.net/2014/05/25/river-run-2014-water-is-sacred/
For information contact:  riverrun2010@gmail.com
Phone:  647-772-8770
Categories:   Native Peoples; Health/Health Care; Environment
Jul 29/2014
to Jul 31/2014
Toronto, ON
Green Energy Expo Canada 2014
This exhibition is organized to share recent developments in clean energy sector. The aim of Green Energy Expo Canada 2014 is to gather researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, policy makers, from all over the world to present advances in the clean energy technologies. We are in an era in which there is a continuous progress in green energy sources and technologies and Green Energy Expo Canada 2014 will provide a forum to exchange information, present new technologies and developments, and discuss the future direction, strategies and priorities in the field of clean energy.
The meeting will cover major themes such as the fundamental knowledge about the clean energy processes, materials and production, state of matter, advanced energy generation and the impact of clean energy on environment. Specific topics to be discussed will include but not limited to:
Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
Clean Energy Market and Finance
Wind energy resources and technologies
Solar cells energy, materials and technologies
Energy efficiency improvement
Thermodynamic and energy optimization
Energy education
Nanotechnology and energy
Green buildings
Fuel cells materials and hydrogen energy
Biomass/Biofuel energy, materials and technologies
Hydro energy, materials and technologies
Battery materials and technologies
Energy storage techniques
Energy conversion modules
Energy process and system simulation, modeling and optimization
Advanced

Venue:  Exhibition
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mchewel.com/?mid=119
For information contact:  geraldine.matule2@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Environment; Building & Construction; Science & Technology
Jul 30/2014
Toronto, ON
Austin Yearwood - Book Signing and Discussion
Barbadian author Austin Yearwood discusses his latest book, Down Danesbury Gap, a diaspora story chronicling life in a Barbadian village to New York City.

Time:  7:00
Venue:  A Different Booklist
Location:  746 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://adifferentbooklist.com/
Phone:  416-538-0889
Categories:   Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Publishers & Publishing; Arts & Culture
Jul 30/2014
Toronto, ON
Solidarity with Gaza: City-wide protest and march
Come to protest the ongoing Israeli violence against Gaza.

Time:  6:00 pm
Venue:  Dundas Square
Location:  Yonge & Dundas, Toronto, ON
Categories:   Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Military
Jul 31/2014
Toronto, ON
Film: Docunight - Iran via Documentaries
Iran - 2012 - Dir. Kamran Heidari | 65 mins | Farsi with English subtitles
"My name is John Ford and I make Westerns" is how John Ford introduced himself. Negahdar Jamali, an Iranian from Shiraz introduces himself the same way not in the Monument Valley or in the Grand Canyon but in Shiraz and the deserts surrounding the city.
Negahdar has been making Western films continuously for the past 35 years under difficult conditions, and this film is about the struggle with his family, friends, society, to make what he likes the most in his life - "Western Movies".
Kamran Heidari was born in Gachsaran, near Shiraz in 1977. After receiving his Diploma he started making films and attended classes for making documentary films for 5 years. All his documentaries and photographs are about people from his region Shiraz (Fars). “I am Negahdar Jamali, I make Western Films” is his first full length documentary.

Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Beit Zatoun
Location:  612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://beitzatoun.org
Categories:   Performing Arts; Arts & Culture
Jul 31/2014
Toronto, ON
River Run 2014: Walk with Grassy Narrows for clean water and Indigenous rights
Ontario has finalized plans for another decade of clearcut logging on Grassy Narrows Territory - a practice that is known to release dangerous amounts of mercury into lakes and rivers. This callous plan will deepen the tragedy of mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows.
Please join the Grassy Narrows Women's Drum group as they demand clean water and respect for their Indigenous rights.

Time:  noon - 3:00 pm
Venue:  Walk starts at Grange Park
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.vowpeace.org
Categories:   Environment; Native Peoples
Jul 31/2014
Toronto, ON
River Run March and Rally
Grassy Narrows and hundreds of their supporters will flow as a wild river through the streets of Toronto bringing their demands to Queens Park. The crowd will carry hundreds of yards of blue fabric flowing in the wind, dozens of fish cutouts, and large banners.
The march will be led by Grassy Narrows Elders in wheel chairs accompanied by the beat of the Grassy Narrows Women's Drum Group.
Assemble at Grange Park (behind the AGO) at Noon. Speeches at Queens Park begin at 1:15 p.m.

Time:  noon
Venue:  Grange Park and Queen's Park
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://freegrassy.net/2014/05/25/river-run-2014-water-is-sacred/
For information contact:  riverrun2010@gmail.com
Phone:  647-772-8770
Categories:   Native Peoples; Health/Health Care; Environment
Jul 31/2014
to Aug 2/2014
Kenora, ON
Kenora Exhibition
Welcome to the 102nd year of the Kenora Agricultural Society Fair
In 1911 the Kenora Agricultural Society was charted by the former Department of Agricultural of Ontario for the purpose of promoting the agricultural industry in this area. In that era the agricultural industry was a very important and essential part of the local economy.
Over the decades the level of agriculture has decreased, however the Kenora Agricultural Society has adapted and continued on and we are now in our 102nd year.

Venue:  Kenora Recreation Centre
Location:  Kenora, ON
Website:  http://kenorafair.ca/
For information contact:  info@kenorafair.ca
Phone:  807-543-2222
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 1/2014
to Aug 3/2014
Stoney Plain, AB
Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Society Festival
Canada's Largest Bluegrass Festival.

Venue:  Heritage Park
Location:  5100 - 41 Avenue, Stoney Plain, AB
Website:  http://blueberrybluegrass.com/
Phone:  1-888-915-4973
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 1/2014
to Aug 3/2014
Downtown Cambridge, ON
Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music
This free festival is patterned after European festivals whereby the day’s events are held on numerous outdoor stages in the town core. Traditional forms of folk music and dance are the festival’s theme, with emphasis placed upon the various cultures present in Cambridge and surrounding area. Arts, crafts, and an excellent choice of food and refreshments are also available at the festival site and from the many fine eating establishments in downtown Cambridge. Local and internationally renowned performers, are selected each year to reflect a most diverse and entertaining mixture of musical cultures.

Venue:  Mill Race Park
Location:  Thorne St, Downtown Cambridge, ON
Website:  http://www.millracefolksociety.com/index.html
For information contact:  mill_race@yahoo.com
Phone:  519-621-7135
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture; Food & Beverage
Aug 1/2014
to Aug 4/2014
Smiths Falls
Lombardy Fair
The attractive white buildings and all those bright orange roofs have become a local landmark for area residents as well as travelers on Hwy 15. In the twenty - eight years at this location the fair has grown and expanded to act as a bench mark for other fairs in Ontario. The Lombardy fair has set high standards for itself and will continue to provide country hospitality, entertainment, and agricultural education, for the whole family, whether they have rural or urban roots.
At the Fair enjoy Produce, Home Craft, and Handcraft displays. Take in the Agricultural Showcase. For the western horse enthusiast there is Western Team Penning (Sat. and Sun.). Kids' Day (Sun.) features games and activities. Simply charming is the Junior Fair Ambassador Contest Show (Fri.), Baby Show (Sun.), and Mutt Show

Venue:  Lombardy Agricultural Society Hall & Fair
Location:  Kelly's Road, Smiths Falls
Website:  http://lasfair.ca
For information contact:  generalmanager@lasfair.ca
Phone:  613-283-2065
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 1/2014
to Aug 4/2014
Napanee, ON
Napanee Fair
The Lennox Agricultural Society was established in 1832 by a group of people that wanted to improve livestock breeding and seed crops in the New World. A gathering place for the Community to meet and share information and ideas. The Society is managed by a volunteer board of 75 Directors and is a not-for-profit organization umbrellaed with the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.
In 1953 the Society purchased the land that the Fair Grounds are on, in hopes to build a bigger and better fair for the community. The Napanee Fair is our biggest event fundraiser every year and has an approximate attendance of over 12,000 people.
We host a variety of events ranging from Horse Showmanship and Riding competitions to various Livestock Shows to a Poultry Competition to 4-H shows and exhibits and to Homecraft and Baking competitions. For our patrons, we also have a Midway on site with tons for rides and games, and we have a variety of vendors who come to showcase their products and business.

Location:  170 York Street, Napanee, ON
Website:  http://napaneefair.com
For information contact:  napaneefair@msn.com
Phone:  613-354-5264
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 2/2014
to Aug 4/2014
Canmore, AB
Canmore Folk Music Festival
37th Annual Folk Music Festival

Location:  Centennial Park, at 7th Avenue and 6th Street, Canmore, AB
Website:  http://www.canmorefolkfestival.com/#
For information contact:  kurt.bagnell[at]canmorefolkfestival.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 2/2014
to Aug 19/2014
Ridgetown, ON
Ridgetown Fair
Farmer's Market; Pony Show ; Horse Shows; East Kent Vintage Equipment Club; Fair Ambassador Contest.
Grounds Have A New, Upgraded Hydro Service And Is Available To Rent For Shows With Serviced &Rough Camping Lots Available.

Location:  Ridgetown, ON
Phone:  519-674-1441; Cell: 519-401-49
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 3/2014
to Aug 16/2014
Winnipeg, MB
Folklorama
Celebrate life and culture with world-class entertainment, delicious authentic food and beautiful cultural displays at Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world (as determined by the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts). Explore one of the most vibrant arts and culture scenes found in the heart of the continent as Folklorama celebrates its 45th festival in 2014. Join friends and family and experience the world’s cultures at one of our 44 pavilions from August 3 to 16.

Location:  183 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg, MB
Website:  http://www.folklorama.ca
For information contact:  info@folklorama.ca
Phone:  1-204-982-6210
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Aug 6/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Thunder Bay, ON
Canadian Lakehead Exhibition
Select Shows Midway, Agriculture, Entertainment, Commercial Exhibitors, Creative Arts, Homecraft, Livestock, Kids World, Horticulture, Petting Zoo, Food Booths, Walk-around Entertainment, Baby Show, Tribute Bands, Hypnotist.

Location:  425 Northern Ave, Thunder Bay, ON
Website:  http://cle.on.ca
For information contact:  clex@tbaytel.net
Phone:  807-622-6473
Aug 7/2014
to Aug 9/2014
MB
Great Woods Music Festival
Great Woods Park and GWMF Music Society will proudly present the 19th annual indoor-outdoor Blues/Rock/Roots music festival in a beautiful 120-acre park and campground on the banks of the Brokenhead River, at a very unique venue, The Moonrise Cabana on August 7-9, 2014.

A dedicated group of volunteers is helping to stage and promote this astounding music festival, which contributes to the cultural life of the communities of Manitoba. Thousands of people from United States and Canada have enjoyed the festival in the past and we look forward to a larger attendance this year as the reputation for the quality of this festival continues to grow.

Venue:  Great Woods Park
Location:  MB
Website:  http://www.greatwoodspark.com
For information contact:  park@greatwoodspark.com
Phone:  204-268-2814
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Aug 7/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Arnprior, ON
Arnprior Fair
Location:  Hwy 417 Daniel st to Galvin st, Arnprior, ON
Website:  http://arnpriorfair.ca
For information contact:  arnpriorfair@yahoo.ca
Phone:  613-622-0079
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 7/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Folk Music Festival
Edmonton Folk Music Festival
bringing the best of folk music from arournd the world

Location:  Gallagher Park, Edmonton, AB
Website:  http://www.edmontonfolkfest.org/contact
Phone:  780-429-1899
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Music
Aug 7/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Lunenburg, NS
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival brings the best in traditional and contemporary folk music to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It is Nova Scotia’s longest-running folk festival and has showcased great Nova Scotian, Canadian and international talent during our 25 years. It has introduced many of the Maritimes’ best-loved musicians to a wider audience on stages.

Location:  Lunenburg, NS
Website:  http://www.folkharbour.com/about/
For information contact:  info@folkharbour.com
Phone:  902-634-3180
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture; Food & Beverage
Aug 7/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Navan, ON
Navan Fair
Back in 1945, when Cumberland had a population of only 4,000 dedicated to the pursuits of agriculture, an idea was hatched. Here was one of the two main land bodies of any size around the Ottawa Region, which was prime agriculture land, based largely on soils developed on the clay plains, and which covered a large part of Cumberland Township. This was land, which for many years in the future would be a centre for much of the produce, which would be used in the Ottawa region. From here would come the food that would be prepared and used in the homes, shops and restaurants of the city, displayed in local markets and provide a source of income for many local residents.
So why not organize an agricultural fair which displays these goods and promotes agriculture interests in the township, as well as acting as sort of a focal point for all residents of the rural section which was at that time, of course, the whole township.

Location:  1279 Colonial Rd., Navan, ON
Website:  http://navanfair.com
For information contact:  navanfair@bellnet.ca
Phone:  613-835-2766
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 7/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Peterborough, ON
Peterborough Exhibition
What is it that makes someone want to take on one of the hardest jobs in the world? And not only do that job but do it for a lifetime. You wake up early, sometimes before the sun comes up and you finish when the job is complete. You will do this job no matter what mother nature throws at you, rain or shine. Some days you feel that you just can't get ahead but you keep working away.
This same job has instilled a sense of pride that not many careers will ever do for someone. That pride might come from something such as helping a new born calf get its first drink from its mother, harnessing your team of horses or looking over your freshly planted field.
As we approach the 168th Peterborough Exhibition it is a sense of pride that brings together a dedicated group of volunteers that work into the late hours of the day to put on a show for the entire community. Even though the show has changed over the years and will continue to change the sentiment behind it remains the same, to promote agriculture and have some fun at the same time.

Venue:  Morrow Park
Location:  Lansdowne St. West, Peterborough, ON
Website:  http://peterboroughex.ca
For information contact:  info@peterboroughex.ca
Phone:  705-742-5781
Categories:   Farming; Children & Youth; Animals & Pets
Aug 7/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Sutton West, ON
Sutton Fair & Horse Show
158 years ago Sutton was a thriving town, joining the two boundaries of North Gwillimbury and Georgina, making it the perfect location for the annual one-day October Fair. By 1857 the Fair had increased to a two-day annual event, capped off each day by a 25 cent dinner at Sheppard’s Hotel in Sutton, where the Fair President presided over speeches, toasts and the reading of lists of winners from the daily competitions. Holding the two-day faire the second week of October always ran the risk of bad weather, compelling the Union Agricultural Society of Georgina and North Gwillimbury Directors (known by 1908 to present day as the Sutton Agricultural Society) to change the dates to each September 24 and 5, at the 1889 Annual Meeting.

Location:  Fairpark Lane, Hwy. 48 & High St., Sutton West, ON
Website:  http://suttonfair.com
For information contact:  info@suttonfair.com
Phone:  905-722-3165
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 7/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Toronto, ON
Toronto Queer Arts Festival August 2014
Thursday August 7 - Launch Party
Friday August 8 Alterna Queer Music Concert
Saturday August 9 - Queer West Film Festival
Toronto Queer Arts Festival August 7-10, 2014
The festival is sometimes called QueerWest Fest or Queer West Arts Festival.
Thursday August 7 - Launch Party as part of the Toronto Queer Arts Festival. Dancing with DJ Steve Austin and DJ Nik Red, 9 pm to Close. Free. 1602 (Bar with No Name) Dundas St. W., More Info on Party Lesbians love our parties.
Friday August 8 - Alterna Queer Music Concert Five different bands from punk rock to ballads to bluegrass. We love introducing you to new talent, as part of the Toronto Queer Arts Festival. 8 pm to 1 AM. Free. The Sister, 1554 Queen Street West. Concert Info
Saturday August 9 - Queer West Film Festival This year we will be showing more than a doen LGBT films from Finland, Spain, France, Czechoslovakia, Australia, Turkey, Hungary and of course our own home province of Ontario. We're a small but quality film festival. 6-10 pm. $5/pwyc. Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander, 416-879-7954, Film Festival Info
Sunday August 10 - Smash Words (Poetry & Cabaret)

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.queerwest.org/queerwestfest.php
Phone:  416-879-7954
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Aug 8/2014
to Apr 10/2014
Williamstown, ON
Williamstown Fair
The 2014 Williamstown Fair is a celebration of agriculture and heritage. At the fair you can find stories of agriculture, home and garden competitions, livestock and horse shows, vendors, free entertainment on two stages and midway rides. A day at the fair is special and unique. The focus is to provide a quality heritage fair for family, friends and visitors.

Venue:  Williamstown Fair
Location:  19629 John S., Williamstown, ON
Website:  http://bgrunions@bell.net
For information contact:  williamstownfair.com
Phone:  613-347-2841
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 9/2014
Wilberforce, ON
Wilberforce Fair
Did you know that the first agricultural society was formed by early British settlers in 1792?
They believed that first hand learning through demonstration and practice was paramount.Through this our ancestors left us a rich legacy in the form of agricultural fairs.The Fair Board, with the help of volunteers and community support, endeavours to create a venue for the community not only to showcase arts, crafts and livestock, but to share ideas and create an outing for great family fun. We hope to help promote agricultural awareness locally and for surrounding areas.

Venue:  Wilberforce Agricultural Fair
Location:  Cty Rd 4 & 648, Wilberforce, ON
Website:  http://wilberforcefair.com
For information contact:  info@wilberforcefair.com
Phone:  705-448-2683
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Aylmer, ON
Aylmer Fair
Aylmer Fair is a non-profit society run by the OAAS (Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies). It is celebrating its 168th year as an agricultural fair, and is the oldest agricultural fair in District 13.
The Fair is run by a board of Directors, and volunteers in our area.

Venue:  Aylmer Fairgrounds
Location:  139 Pine Street, Aylmer, ON
Website:  http://aylmerfair.ca
For information contact:  aylmerfairboard@amtelecom.net
Phone:  519-773-3445
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Campbellford, ON
Campbellford Fair
Started in 1854, the Campbellford Seymour Agricultural Society is the longest running organization in the community.

Location:  Front Street N., Campbellford, ON
Website:  http://campbellfordfair.ca
For information contact:  secretary@campbellfordfair.ca
Phone:  705-653-5338
Categories:   Farming; Children & Youth; Animals & Pets
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Staples, ON
Comber Fair
County Fairs are ingrained in the fibers of this country and the 155th Annual Comber Fair is going to continue a tradition of excellence. Where else could you go to get the great entertainment and competition of a county fair while installing the community with family values and good memories?

Location:  Off Main Street, Staples, ON
Website:  http://comberfair.on.ca
For information contact:  philiph@xplornet.ca
Phone:  519-687-3607
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Drayton, ON
Drayton Fair
Drayton Fair is an amazing group of Volunteers that put in a lot of time and effort to produce a fun filled weekend for everyone to enjoy. The fair theme will be make of: tractors big and small, truck pull, heavy horse, goat & dairy.

Location:  49 Elm Street, Drayton, ON
Website:  http://draytonfair.com
For information contact:  draytonfair@hotmail.com
Phone:  519-638-5093
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Fenelon Falls, ON
Fenelon Fair
Location:  27 Forest Street, Fenelon Falls, ON
Website:  http://fenelonfair.com
For information contact:  fenelonfair@gmail.com
Phone:  705-887-9403
Categories:   Farming; Children & Youth; Animals & Pets
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Fergus, ON
Fergus Scottish Festival
Whether you are coming by yourself or with the entire clan there's something for everyone, you don't even have to be Scottish! Celtic Music, crafts for the kids, heavy events championships, bagpipes, drums, author appearances, bands, Highland dancing, story telling, singing, clan information and heritage, beer tents and vendors galore! Enjoy the best of Scotland... without the airfare.

Venue:  Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Location:  550 Belsyde Av East, Fergus, ON
Website:  http://www.fergusscottishfestival.com/
For information contact:  info@fergusscottishfestival.com
Phone:  866-871-9442; 519-787-0099
Categories:   Music; Food & Beverage; Children & Youth
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Hamilton, ON
Festival of Friends
Venue:  Hamilton Convention Centre
Location:  1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://festivaloffriends.ca/
For information contact:  info@creativearts.on.ca
Phone:  905-777-9777
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Goderich, ON
Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
The Celtic Roots Festival is a three-day outdoor festival showcasing the world's best of Celtic music, dance, and art all in the beautiful setting of Goderich, Ontario. With five stages, varying from small intimate performances to the high-powered Main Stage, the Festival is a unique musical experience in Canada and on the world-wide stage. Fresh local food, high-quality craft artisans, art demonstrations, children's activity area, an evening market - the Festival prides itself on being a family-friendly event, and there is no beer tent on site, although a local pub, The Park House, lies just outside the Festival grounds for anyone who would enjoy a pint!

Location:  Goderich, ON
Website:  http://www.celticfestival.ca/home
For information contact:  festival@celticfestival.ca
Phone:  519-524-8221
Categories:   Music; Children & Youth; Food & Beverage
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Merrickville, ON
Merrickville Fair
Horse Shows, Beef & Dairy Cattle Shows, 4-H Shows, Heavy Horse Pull, Beer Tent & Entertainment, Steam Show, Midway, Food Concessions, Demo Derby. Large Hall Competition, Homecraft, Arts & Crafts, Photography, Crops.

Location:  Merrickville, ON
Website:  http://MerrickvilleFair.com
For information contact:  jcox@cobastudios.com
Phone:  613 269-2022
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
NL
Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival
The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival is operated by The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society with a host of volunteers. 2014 marks our 38th annual festival.

Spread out over three exciting days, The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival is attended by thousands of loyal visitors. In 2014 it will be held in scenic Bowring Park while its usual home, Bannerman Park, is undergoing renovations. From music to dance and everything in between, you will be treated to some of the finest entertainment our province has to offer, as well as amazing talent from around the globe.

Location:  223 Duckworth Street, NL
Website:  http://www.nlfolk.com
For information contact:  office@nlfolk.com
Phone:  1-866-576-8508
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Regina, SK
Regina Folk Festival
The 2014 festival lineup is very exciting, featuring an incredible blend of musical styles, cultural influences and above all, some of the world's best talent. With free daytime concerts and workshops, a CHILDREN'S AREA with music & crafts, an ARTISTS' MARKET with all sorts of one-of-a-kind stuff, the outdoor ROCK GARDEN with liquids to get your mind racing and your body moving, and a FABULOUS FOOD COURT with soul nourishing edibles, the Regina Folk Festival is a full-on experience. Enjoy a weekend of international talent, art and culture in an intimate setting.

Venue:  Victoria Park
Location:  Regina, SK
Website:  http://www.reginafolkfestival.com/about-rff.html
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture; Food & Beverage
Aug 8/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Vermillion Bay, ON
Trout forest music festival
The “Trout” features workshops, creative arts selection, great food and the best in Northern hospitality with the beautiful Trout Lake Forest as a pristine backdrop.
Trout Forest Music Festival had its beginnings in Pakwash Park, August 1996. With attendance of 106, the festival was born out of hard work and the dedication of the cofounders, Yvonne Lewis and Lloyd Romaniuk, with assistance from Ken Bilton, then Artistic Director of the Cabbage Town Music Festival, and John Cookshaw, sound technician for the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Venue:  Ear Falls Waterfront Park
Location:  Highway 105, Vermillion Bay, ON
Website:  http://www.tottenhambluegrass.ca/index.html
For information contact:  northernhag@yahoo.ca
Phone:  807-222-3206
Categories:   Music; Children & Youth; Food & Beverage
Aug 9/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Milton, ON
Country Heritage Park
Come & enjoy an interactive experience at Country Heritage Park, and find for yourself why it’s described as a historical hidden gem. Discover the look and feel of rural living over 180 years ago.
With 30 unique historical buildings, 20,000 artifacts, & its striking Niagara Escarpment surroundings, the park is a must-see destination for everyday outings, educational experiences, weddings, and special events.

Venue:  Country Heritage Park
Location:  8560 Tremaine Road, Milton, ON
Website:  http://countryheritagepark.com
For information contact:  info@countryheritagepark.com
Phone:  905-878-8151
Categories:   Fishing & Hunting; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 9/2014
to Aug 10/2014
Lucknow, ON
Dungannon Fair
Parade, Baby Show, Horse Show, Lawn Tractors, Kids Activities, Beef Show, Dance.

Location:  Dungannon Road, Lucknow, ON
Website:  http://ljmcnee@hotmail.com
Phone:  519-529-7956
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 10/2014
to Aug 11/2014
Orillia, ON
Zero Waste Conference
This one-day forum and evening gala at Lakehead University in Orillia, Ontario is being organized by the City's Waste and Environmental Management Advisory Committee (WEMAC).
This conference will help to accelerate waste solutions in Ontario by promoting successful waste reduction and diversion strategies.
The conference will feature speakers and panel discussions, as well as small group plenary sessions with various government and business leaders and institutional organizations.

Time:  Zero Waste
Venue:  Lakehead University Campus
Location:  500 University Avenue, Orillia, ON
Website:  http://www.ZeroWasteConference.ca
For information contact:  ZeroWasteConference@outlook.com
Phone:  705-327-2100
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Science & Technology
Aug 11/2014
to Aug 13/2014
Prague
ICEPR 2014 - 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation (Aug 11 - 13)
Environmental pollution is considered to be our world's most dangerous, and constant, threat; our world is exposed to hazardous pollutants and chemicals from different sources every day. Industries, vehicles and basic human activities (like cooking) are spreading toxins around our world on a daily basis; these toxins affect our environmental resources such as air, water and, soil. Slowly, our ecosystem is being brought down by the impending danger of pollutants. These problems require immediate scientific attention to find an appropriate and cost effective solution. ICEPR is a small step towards finding those solutions.
ICEPR is a series of international conferences which are held yearly. These conferences focus on all aspects of Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Venue:  Prague
Location:  Prague
Website:  http://icepr.org
Phone:  1-613-695-3040
Categories:   Environment
Aug 14/2014
to Aug 16/2014
Emo, ON
Emo Fair/ Rainy River
Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society invites everyone to the Emo annual fair.
Exhibits, Livestock, Equipment, Produce, Crafts, Midway, Stock Car Races, Queen Contest, Parade and lots more are expecting you.

Location:  Colonization Street, Emo, ON
Website:  http://emofair.com
For information contact:  j.judson@sympatico.ca
Phone:  807-482-2238
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 14/2014
to Aug 17/2014
South Mountain, ON
South Mountain Fair
Demolition Derby, Pet & Poultry Shows, Horse Pull, Youth Horse Show, Saddle and Harness Horse Show, Beef Show, Farmers Olympics, Wife Carrying Competition. Miniature & Heavy Horse Shows, 4-H Classes & Fitting Competitions, Livestock Displays, Homecrafts, Culinary Arts, Roots & Vegetables, Flowers, Junior Exhibits, Concessions, Midway.

Venue:  South Mountain Fair
Location:  2967 Lough Rd., South Mountain, ON
Website:  http://southmountainfair.ca
For information contact:  donnalee.mtas@gmail.com
Phone:  613-913-9691
Aug 14/2014
to Aug 17/2014
South Mountain, ON
South Mountain Fair
Demolition Derby, Pet & Poultry Shows, Horse Pull, Youth Horse Show, Saddle and Harness Horse Show, Beef Show, Farmers Olympics, Wife Carrying Competition. Miniature & Heavy Horse Shows, 4-H Classes & Fitting Competitions, Livestock Displays, Homecrafts, Culinary Arts, Roots & Vegetables, Flowers, Junior Exhibits, Concessions, Midway.

Venue:  South Mountain Fair
Location:  2967 Lough Rd., South Mountain, ON
Website:  http://southmountainfair.ca
For information contact:  donnalee.mtas@gmail.com
Phone:  613-913-9691
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 14/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Stirling, ON
Stirling Fair
"Another exciting year for the Stirling Fair and we are pleased to be presenting Brett Kissel with special guest Tebey on Friday August 15th immediately following opening ceremonies. Also pleased to be continuing the Student Bursary Program where we will be assisting two students with their post secondary education in agricultural. The Stirling Fair promises to be one to remember and we have added some new events to our program to this year. Please check the program for continued updates."
Jason Detlor, President Stirling Agricultural Society Inc.

Venue:  Stirling Fair
Location:  437 West Front Street, Stirling, ON
Website:  http://www.stirlingfair.com
For information contact:  secretary@stirlingfair.com
Phone:  613-395-5159
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 14/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Tillsonburg, ON
Tillsonburg Fair
The Department of Agriculture recognized the Dereham fair in 1854 with 70 members. In 1863 George Tillson gave the Tillsonburg and Dereham Fair 4 acres of land around Ridout St. North of Ridout and West of Bidwell. In 1864 a two story building was built on Ridout St where the chiropractors office is.
This is the fair's 160th Anniversary, a reason to Celebrate!

Venue:  Tillsonburg Tri-County Agricultural Socienty
Location:  PO Box 43, Tillsonburg, ON
Website:  http://tillsonburgfair.com
For information contact:  ttriags@bellnet.ca
Phone:  519-688-9559
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 14/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Vankleek Hill, ON
Vankleek Hill Fair
The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society is proud to host this year’s edition of the Vankleek Hill Fair, one of the oldest agricultural fairs in the province.
There is so much to see at the Vankleek Hill Fair, including the cattle and horse shows, the flower and homecraft displays. The demolition derby is always a highlight of the fair, and is held on Saturday evening.
The midway is provided by Classic Amusements, and musical entertainment is available throughout the week-end.

Venue:  Vankleek Hill Fair
Location:  92 Main St West, Vankleek Hill, ON
Website:  http://vankleekhillfair.ca
For information contact:  evberni@hawk.igs.net
Phone:  613-678-2439
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 15/2014
to Aug 16/2014
Dunchurch, ON
Dunchurch Fair
According to minutes found in an attic, by Mr. Thomas Johnson, this Society was formed in 1888.The minutes go on to tell us that there were 59 members that year and that membership was $1.00 (this fee was to continue for many, many years).
The fair has usually been held on the grounds, first known as Kelcey Hall and now Hagerman Community Centre. In 1982, while the current Hall was under construction, thanks to the generosity of the Township and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 394, the 1982 fair was held on Balsam Road.
The Dunchurch Agricultural Fair was held around the 20th of September until 1968 or 1969 when the Board decided to brave the wrath of habit and move the Fair date to two weeks before Labour Day Weekend (to eliminate the frost damage dealt to the flower and vegetable exhibits).
School participation was a big part of the Fairs that were held in September. There was a school fair in which the children from the different schools in the area competed, as well as the School Fair Parade.Almost every local family from that era has pictures of the children in the parades and a few of the participants may even remember the school yells that took place after the homemade banners were marched onto the grounds

Location:  R.R. #2 Community Hall Grounds, Hwy 124, Dunchurch, ON
Website:  http://sites.google.com/site/dunchurchfallfair
For information contact:  das@vianet.ca
Phone:  705-389-2370
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 15/2014
to Aug 16/2014
Minden, ON
Haliburton County Fair
Free Children Events and Entertainers, Lawnmower Pull, Mutt Show, Demo Derby, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Art & Crafts Exhibit Building Horseshoe Tournament, Displays and Vendors On The Grounds, Grandstand Entertainment, Miniature & Light show, Classic Car Show, Auction, Heavy Horse & Pony Pull, Rock Climbing Wall, Bounce and Blow-Up Rides.

Venue:  Minden Fairgrounds
Location:  Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden, ON
For information contact:  Info@haliburtoncountyfair.ca
Phone:  705-286-6155
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 15/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Bayfield, ON
Bayfield Community Fair
Ribs & Music Fest, Youth Talent Show; 4-H Sheep & Dairy Shows; Parade; Mini, Light & Heavy Horse Shows;Jamboree; Homecraft; Flower Show; Entertainment for All Ages; Expanded Youth Classes; Culinary; Pet Display.

Venue:  Bayfield Agricultural Society Grounds
Location:  16 John Ave, Bayfield, ON
Website:  http://bayfieldfallfair.ca
For information contact:  info@bayfieldfallfair.ca
Phone:  519-482-9296
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 15/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Milverton, ON
Milverton Fair
Theme: "Tractors and Tailgates", Fair Royalty Competition (Aug 10), Western Horse Show, 4-H Beef Show, Tractor and ATV Pull, Lawnmower Races, Wing Night, Muddy Mile, Inflatable Park, Baby Show, Exhibits, Family Entertainment.

Venue:  Milverton Fairgrounds
Location:  17 Pierson Street Milverton, Milverton, ON
Website:  http://milvertonfair.ca
For information contact:  info@milvertonfair.ca
Phone:  519-595-3246
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 15/2014
to Aug 17/2014
SK
Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival
We host a three day Music Festival the third weekend every August at beautiful Ness Creek in Northern Saskatchewan.

Venue:  Ness Creek
Location:  SK
Website:  http://northernlightsbluegrass.ca
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Aug 15/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Spring Bay, ON
Providence Bay Fair
For 130 years, the Providence Bay Agricultural Fair had been a mainstay for fun and entertainment for the entire family on beautiful Manitoulin Island.The fair is held every year, for 3 days, beginning on the third Friday of August.
The Providence Bay Agricultural Society was established in 1884 with the main objective of encouraging interest, promoting improvements in, and advancing the standards of agriculture, domestic industry and rural life. Although a lot has changed in the world since then, the Society's main focus remains the same: Organizing and holding an agricultural exhibition, encouraging young people to become interested in agriculture and domestic practices, and drawing together both rural and urban citizens for their mutual benefit.
The Fair provides an opportunity for the public to view the judging of livestock, experience the power and stamina demonstrated during the Heavy Horse Pull, enjoy the Light Horse Show put on by the Manitoulin Light Horse Club, and cheer on their favourite contestant in the Fair Ambassador Competition and the Manitoulin Idol show. It also provides an excellent venue for exhibitors to show off their accomplishments, and vendors to display their wares.

Location:  Muchmor St., Spring Bay, ON
Website:  http://providencebayfair.com
For information contact:  mddawson@amtelecom.net
Phone:  705-377-5003
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 15/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Salmon Arm, BC
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival
Now in its 22nd year, the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival is the largest, most musically diverse festival in the BC Interior. Over the years it has gained an outstanding reputation for the variety and quality of its presentations and for the high standard of its organization.

The Festival began in 1992 as a small indoor festival, a result of the grassroots Shuswap Coffee House collective of the 1970’s and 80’s, which by 1991 had coalesced into the not-for-profit Salmon Arm Folk Music Society.

Location:  490 5th Avenue SW, Salmon Arm, BC
Website:  http://www.rootsandblues.ca
For information contact:  info@rootsandblues.ca
Phone:  250-833-4096
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Aug 15/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Owen Sound, ON
Summerfolk
Location:  Owen Sound, ON
Website:  http://summerfolk.org
For information contact:  gbfs@bmts.com
Phone:  519-371-2995
Categories:   Music; Children & Youth; Food & Beverage
Aug 15/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Ottawa, ON
Gloucester Fair
On Monday, April 14th, 2014 The Capital Fair replaced the Gloucester Fair in both name and dates. For over 29 years, the Gloucester Fair had brought incredible joy and tons of fun to thousands of guests. We featured a fabulous Midway, an awesome Monster Truck show, great horse shows, Canada’s premier professional BBQ competition, lots of free Grandstand entertainment, an amazing kids area, a Monster Truck ride, those great fair food vendors and diversions of every type.

Venue:  Capital Fair
Location:  4837 Albion Road, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://gloucesterfair.ca
For information contact:  pat@gloucesterfair.ca
Phone:  613-741-3247
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 15/2014
to Sep 1/2014
Toronto, ON
Canadian National Exhibition
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is Canada’s largest community event and one of the top 10 agricultural fairs in North America. Founded in 1879 as the Toronto Industrial Exhibition, the CNE has enjoyed a distinguished history as a showcase of the nation. People came to experience the latest innovations in technology and commercial products, to enjoy the popular entertainers of the time, and to engage in a collective community celebration.

Venue:  Exhibition Place
Location:  210 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://theex.com
For information contact:  pellis@theex.com
Phone:  416-263-3835
Categories:   Fashion, Clothing, Textiles; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 16/2014
Melbourne, ON
Melbourne Fair
Location:  21888 Melbourne Road, Melbourne, ON
Website:  http://melbourneagsociety.com
Phone:  519-289-5600
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 16/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Bonfield, ON
Bonfield Fair
Baking, Photography, Canning, Vegetables, Flowers, Crafts & Youth Exhibits, Famous SEAPIE and Beans, Live Entertainment, Pony Rides and Kid Games. Saturday: Animal Exhibits, Light Horse Show & Archery Competition Sunday: Heavy & Light Horse Pull, Nail Driving, Cross Cut & Chainsaw Competitions.

Venue:  Bonfield Agricultural Society
Location:  113 Trunk Road, Bonfield, ON
Website:  http://bonfieldfair.weebly.com/index.html
For information contact:  bonfieldfair@hotmail.com; foggyrain@aol.com
Phone:  705-776-9820
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 16/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Dunnville, ON
Dunnville Fair
The 20th Annual Dunnville Agricultural Fair will feature competitions in home/hand craft,(quilting, knitting, fancy work, crafts & clothing), canning, baking, horticulture, amateur photography, art (any medium), community challenge, junior competitions, school fair, home craft demos, goats, novice goat keepers, sheep, future shepherds, light/heavy horse show, miniature horse show, baby show, pet show, petting zoo, kid's games & activities, entertainment, food, fun, Emergency Personnel Chilli contest!

Venue:  Lions Park Fairgrounds
Location:  Hwy 3 West, Dunnville, ON
Website:  http://dunnvillefair.ca
For information contact:  info@dunnvillefair.ca
Phone:  905-774-8199
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 16/2014
to Aug 17/2014
Murillo, ON
Murillo Fair
the Murillo Fair hopes to educate and entertain the community at large and provide an interface between the rural and urban communities to discuss the importance that agriculture plays in our lives, now and in the years to come. Through the use of our facilities, we encourage people to come out and experience the social interactions, human and animal, and have some fun!

Venue:  Oliver Agricultural Society
Location:  4559 Oliver Road, Murillo, ON
Website:  http://oliveragriculturalsociety.com
For information contact:  sgoodhea@tbaytel.net
Phone:  807-767-2365
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 16/2014
to Aug 18/2014
Porquois Junction, ON
Porquis Fair
Inside Entries, Flowers, Crafts, Baking, Photos, Vegetables, Juniors, Baby Show, Pet Show, Horse Show.

Location:  38 Edward St., Porquois Junction, ON
For information contact:  suemoe@ntl.sympatico.ca
Phone:  705-232-6735
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 17/2014
Echo Bay, ON
Laird Fair
Indoor Exhibits, Heavy & Light Horse Shows, Livestock, Tractor Pulls, Antique Tractor Pulls, Children’s Event, BBQ (beef, pork, lamb), Live Music, Vendors.

Location:  137 Laurel Dr., Echo Bay, ON
For information contact:  girliecollings@gmail.com
Phone:  705-248-2800
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 21/2014
to Aug 22/2014
Ottawa, ON
Rattling the Cage! 5th annual people's university
PLUS: cultural events, art, speakers, vendors, healing space, community dinners, and so much more!

Venue:  University of Ottawa
Location:  University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.peoplessocialforum.org/events
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Education
Aug 21/2014
to Aug 23/2014
Dryden, ON
Dryden Fair
Fair objectives are researching the needs of the agricultural community and developing programs to meet those needs.
Promoting the conservation of natural resources and encouraging the beautification of the agricultural community.
Supporting and providing facilites to encourage activities intended to enrich rural life.
Holding an agricultural fair annually, featuring competitions for which prizes may be awarded.
Develop & promote educational programs & competitions for the purpose of creating youth awareness of local agricultural history, current activities and future opportunities.

Venue:  Dryden Fairgrounds
Location:  Scott St., Dryden, ON
Website:  http://drydenfair.ca
For information contact:  info@drydenfair.ca
Phone:  807-223-6766
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 21/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Ottawa, ON
A Peoples Social Forum - Forum social des peuples
A grassroots Peoples’ Social Forum will be held in Ottawa-Gatineau from August 21-24 2014, with regional fora across Canada as well, as a means of stimulating debate, discussion and furthering our sense of community and collective action.

Location:  Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://www.peoplessocialforum.org
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 21/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Barrie, ON
Barrie Fair
Daily Horse and Livestock shows, Agriculture, Homecrafts and 4-H Exhibits. Family Entertainment, Truck n Tractor Pull, Musical Entertainers, Midway and more.

Location:  7505 10th Sideroad, Barrie, ON
Website:  http://barriefair.ca
For information contact:  info@essaagriplex.ca
Phone:  705-726-1200
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 21/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Ohsweken, ON
Six Nations Fair
Oldest Native Fair, Baby Show, Pageant, Demolition, School Exhibits, Grandstand Show, Midway, Entertainment, Native Crafts, Food Booths, Commercial Exhibits, Chariot Races. Amateur Harness Racing, Petting Zoo, Classic Car Show, Tractor Pull. Ball Tournament.Cultural Expo.

Location:  Ohsweken, ON
For information contact:  snfallfair@gmail.com
Phone:  519-445-0783
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 21/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Woodstock, ON
Woodstock Fair
Since 1836, the Woodstock Fair has been the signature event of the Woodstock Agricultural Society. At each Fair the Agricultural Society prides itself on continuing to promote high quality events, competitions and entertainment that allow competitors the opportunity to move on to higher levels of competition.
Grandstand musicians that performed at the Woodstock Fair have been nominated for “Best New Artist of the Year” at the Juno Awards!
How Does The Fair Happen Each Year? Our 178 years of success is due to dedicated volunteers and sponsors. The Woodstock Agricultural Society is a non-profit organization that wants to continue to improve this annual event and offer a venue of opportunity to educate the public on our agricultural heritage.

Location:  875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON
Website:  http://woodstockfairgrounds.com
For information contact:  woodstock875@rogers.com
Phone:  519-537-8212
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 22/2014
Cookstown, ON
Cookstown Agricultural Society
4-H Showmanship, A Small Family Fair.

Location:  5139 8th Line, Cookstown, ON
Phone:  705-458-8703
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 22/2014
Parry Sound, ON
Rosseau Fair
Parade, Exhibits, Children's Races, Fiddle Band Entertainment, Nail Driving & Log Sawing Competitions, Local Craft Vendors.

Venue:  Rosseau Agricultural Society
Location:  274 Star Lake Rd., Parry Sound, ON
Website:  http://rosseaufallfair.ca
Phone:  705-732-1664
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 22/2014
to Aug 23/2014
Blackstock, ON
Blackstock Fair
You all come and participate at our Celebrity Hog Racing. It’s a flag waving, tail waggin’ jolly good time for the whole family. The race begins with the "Call to the Post" plus the sound of a bell and they’re off. Brittany Spare Ribs & Harry Porker race to the finish line for Smarties. It’s not just racing Hogs but a Down Home Hillbilly show. Bring your camera to capture all the fun and stick around after the show to meet and greet some of the stars.

Location:  3340 Church Street, Blackstock, ON
Website:  http://blackstockfair.ca/
For information contact:  bkstock@ruralwave.ca
Phone:  905-986-0035
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 22/2014
to Aug 23/2014
Coe Hill, ON
Coe Hill Fair
Location:  Box 103; Hwy 620, Coe Hill, ON
For information contact:  coehillfair@gmail.com
Phone:  613-473-4724 (day); 613-473-55
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 22/2014
to Aug 23/2014
Parham, ON
Parham Fair
Venue:  Parham Faigrounds
Location:  Parham, ON
Website:  http://parhamfair.ca
For information contact:  info@parhamfair.ca
Phone:  613-279-2116 ext. 109
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 22/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Cobden, ON
Cobden Fair
Our Family Friendly Fair Includes Such Events as 4-H Beef, Dairy & Sheep Shows, Junior And Senior Halls, Children’s Events (Pet Show/Crafts), An Open Air Beer Tent With a Live Band, and Numerous Activities Throughout the Fair, and Several Entertainers at Different Times, Demo Derby, Heavy Horse Show, Beef Show, Renfrew County Holstein Show.

Location:  43 Astrolabe Rd, Cobden, ON
For information contact:  cobagri@nrtco.net
Phone:  613-646-2426
Categories:   Fishing & Hunting; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 22/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Pefferlaw, ON
Eaglewood Folk Festival
This summer's Friends of Eaglewood Gathering has been created as a tribute to the past 24 years and to satisfy those who have known and loved Eaglewood over the years.
Familiar faces, kindred spirits, receptive and appreciative audiences and outstanding musical performances - that is what you will experience on Saturday, August 23rd. You may find this event somewhat reminiscent of the very early Eaglewood Earth Festivals, when times were simpler and event size and scale were much smaller and intimate.

Venue:  Living Landscapes
Location:  7130 Old Homestead Road, Pefferlaw, ON
Website:  http://www.eaglewoodfolk.com/
For information contact:  info@eaglewoodfolk.com
Phone:  1-888-817-3655
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture; Food & Beverage
Aug 22/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Palmerston, ON
Palmerston Fair
Baby Show, Quilt Show, Agri-Awareness, Parade, Beef Auction

Location:  Cavan St., Palmerston, ON
Phone:  519-343-3427
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 22/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Fournier, ON
Riceville Fair
Location:  4029 Cty Rd 16, Fournier, ON
Website:  http://ricevillleagsociety.ca
For information contact:  csott@nationween.ca
Phone:  613-524-4009
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 22/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Shannonville, ON
Shannonville Fair
Worlds Fair. Tractor and Truck Pulls, Celebrity Pie Contest and Auction, Demo. Derby, Pony and Heavy Horse Pulls, Exhibits, Toilet Bowl Races, Family Games, Lawn Tractor Pulls, Ecumenical Service, Horse Show. Cattle Shows And Demonstrations.

Location:  363 McFarlane Road, Shannonville, ON
Website:  http://shannonvillefair.com
For information contact:  sherwindeborah@yahoo.ca
Phone:  613-477-2485
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 22/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Teeswater, ON
Teeswater Fair
Venue:  Teeswater Agricultural Society
Location:  34 Gordon St E, Teeswater, ON
Website:  http://teeswaterfair.org
For information contact:  teeswaterfair@gmail.com
Phone:  519-392-8100
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 23/2014
Ottawa, ON
Canadian Imperialism and Militarism: Fighting Back
Event organized by the Nouveaux Cahiers du socialisme and Canadian Dimension at the Social People's Forum. Faculty of Social Sciences, Ottawa U.
After nearly 10 years of this drift towards militarization it is time to say, basta! With the Peoples’ Social Forum (PSF), we have an opportunity to analyze the current imperialist and militarist program and to build alliances and develop new strategies to defeat it.
To this end, we are organizing a movement assembly on imperialism and militarism on August 23 at the PSF. Our plan is:
* To analyze Canadian imperialist and militarist strategies
* Take stock of the peoples’ capacities and strategies for action
* Lay the foundations for a broad convergence of peoples’ movements against war and imperialism.

Time:  9:00 am
Venue:  Faculty of Social Sciences
Location:  University of Ottawa, Social Sciences Bldg, 4th floor, Ottawa, ON
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Military
Aug 23/2014
Emsdale, ON
Emsdale Fair
Fun for the Whole Family, Light horse show , Heavy Horse Pull, Cattle, Poultry, Parade, Pet show, Exhibits, Live bands, Games & Contests. Tiger Paws Exotic Animals and Petting Zoo, Climbing Wall

Venue:  Emsdale Community Centre and Fairgrounds
Location:  Emsdale, ON
Website:  http://emsdaleagriculturalsociety.com
For information contact:  info@emsdaleagriculturalsociety.com
Phone:  705-636-5659
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 23/2014
Elora, ON
Grand River Fair and Exhibition
The Grand River Agricultural Society is the owner/operator of Grand River Raceway in Elora. The GRAS is a not-for-profit society, incorporated under the Agricultural Societies Act of Ontario and operated by a volunteer board of directors. It is part of the GRAS mandate to encourage an awareness of agriculture and to promote improvements in the quality of life of persons living in an agricultural community.

Venue:  Grand River Agricultural Society
Location:  7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora, ON
Website:  http://grandriveragsociety.com/web/
For information contact:  info@grandriverfair.com
Phone:  519-846-8879
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 23/2014
Maberly, ON
Maberly Fair
Garlic. Clowns, Family Horse Show Livestock and Homecraft Exhibits, Heritage Demonstrations, Parade Horse Draw and Pony Pull, Bands, Zucchini Race, Entertainment and More.

Location:  4884 Bolingbroke Rd, Maberly, ON
Website:  http://maberlyagsociety.ca
For information contact:  secretary@maberlyagsociety.ca
Phone:  613 492-0139
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 23/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Southwold, ON
Shedden Fair
Location:  35921 Talbot Line, Southwold, ON
Website:  http://sheddenagriculturalsociety.com
Phone:  519-764-2939
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 23/2014
to Aug 24/2014
Trout Creek, ON
Trout Creek Agricultural Society
Light Horse Show, Baby Show, Displays of Flowers, Vegetables, Baking, Homecrafts & Junior Exhibits, Kids Races & Games, Spaghetti Supper, Pancake Breakfast, Tradeshow, BBQ, mini horse show.The Best Little Fair North of Barrie.

Location:  Trout Creek, ON
For information contact:  trout_creek_fair@yahoo.ca
Phone:  705-723-5564
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 23/2014
to Aug 25/2014
Massey, ON
Massey Fair
The Massey Agricultural Society was organized on July 13, 1907, hosting its first meeting with an attendance of over thirty men.
A local gentleman allowed the board to use his property free of charge in exchange for making some repairs to the building to make it suitable for the livestock animals and exhibits.
In 1912, the Agricultural Society of Massey purchased 8 acres of estate land and for the past one hundred years, this is where the Massey Fair has been held, drawing crowds from across northern and central Ontario.
Each year, the Massey Fair hosts horse shows, tractor pulls, mud bogging, food and gift vendors, the midway carnival, a parade, live entertainment, contests, games of skill, bingo, demonstrations and so much more!
Thousands of people, representing multiple generations, pass through our fair gates every year and we hope to see many more people make the Massey Fair a part of their yearly tradition

Location:  Corner of Imperial and Victoria Street, Massey, ON
Website:  http://masseyfair.ca
For information contact:  masseyfair@bellnet.ca
Phone:  705-865-2070
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 24/2014
to Aug 26/2014
Markdale, ON
Markdale Fair
Come Out for a "Walk Along the Country Road". Friday Night: Variety Show, Baking Auction & Ambassador Competition. Saturday: 4-H Achievement & Invitational Calf Shows, Heavy Horse Show Sunday: Heavy Horse Pull, Light Horse Show: Heritage, Crafts, Blacksmith Demo, Silent Auction, Homecraft, Field Crops & Vegetable, Floriculture, Junior Fair, Live Music and ATV Pull

Venue:  King Edward Park
Location:  75 Walker St., Markdale, ON
Website:  http://markdalefair.ca
For information contact:  markdaleagsociety@live.ca
Phone:  519-986-3301
Aug 25/2014
to Aug 26/2014
Toronto, ON
A Conference on the Health Benefits of Green Infrastructure
Building on the success of Grey to Green: A Conference on the Economics of Green Infrastructure in 2013, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is now planning Grey to Green for August 25-26, 2014. This two-day conference focuses on the health benefits of green infrastructure - for our economy, our ecosystem and our community. Join us for forward thinking presentations, trade show, networking, tours and training this August.

Venue:  Eaton Chelsea
Location:  33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.greytogreenconference.org
For information contact:  tlee@greenroofs.org
Phone:  416-971-4494 ext 228
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Health/Health Care
Aug 27/2014
to Aug 29/2014
Toronto, ON
Alternative Energy Innovations Seminar
Alternative Energy Innovations Seminar examines the future of alternative energy. This seminar focuses on the unique business, tax, and accounting issues that affect companies operating or investing in the alternative energy sector. Discussions at the seminar underscore the growing role that alternative energy must play if Canada is to address climate change and energy security. Emphasis is placed on the development and deployment of technology that compliments alternative energy or improves their performance as well as the need to enact prudent policies to help overcome the challenges of deployment.
The agenda spans general topics as well as specific business, accounting and tax considerations. Plenary sessions cover topics such as the alternative energy landscape, environmental policy and emerging technologies. Elective sessions allow participants to delve into the unique business and technical issues faced by companies operating or investing in alternative energy.
Seminar participants will gain insights into the future alternative energy landscape and legislative outlook, and ways innovative thinking is making a difference in addressing the challenges and opportunities the sector faces. We will also look at how business strategies are adapting as a result of broader energy industry impacts such as energy management, competing technologies and the changing fuel mix.

Venue:  Exhibition
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mchewel.com/?mid=120
For information contact:  geraldine.matule2@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Business & Economics; Environment; Science & Technology
Aug 28/2014
to Aug 1/2014
Paris, ON
Paris Fair
The Paris Agricultural society remains a symbol of one of the most notable characteristics of Ontario pioneer life, the spirit of community and co-operation. It was in this spirit of co-operation and sustainability that the Paris Agricultural Society was established in the Town of Paris 155 years ago.

Location:  139 Silver St., Paris, ON
Website:  http://parisfairgrounds.com
For information contact:  info@parisfairgrounds.com
Phone:  519-442-2823 ext. 223
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 28/2014
to Aug 31/2014
Harrow, ON
Harrow Fair
You are invited to come out and enjoy the various displays of farm equipment, fruits & vegetables, baking, needle work, farm animals, and other numerous items. Don’t forget about the parade on Saturday morning.
Don’t forget to come and join us for the spirited bidding at our pie auction which raises thousands of dollars for the John McGivney Centre for Children with disabilities and special needs.

Location:  McAffee Street, Harrow, ON
Website:  http://harrowfair.com
For information contact:  harfair@mnsi.net
Phone:  519-738-3262
Categories:   Farming; Children & Youth; Animals & Pets
Aug 28/2014
to Aug 31/2014
Belleville, ON
Quinte Exhibition
Horse Shows, Dairy & Beef Shows, Midway, Agricultural Displays, Demolition Derby, Grandstand Entertainment, Pony Rides, Kids Zone and Much Much More.

Location:  18 Yeoman Street, Belleville, ON
Website:  http://qer.ca
For information contact:  info@ger.ca
Phone:  613-968-3266
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 29/2014
to Aug 30/2014
Centreville, ON
Centreville Fair
Agricultural & Homecraft Exhibits, Live Entertainment, Midway and Antique Cars, Horse Show, Cattle Show, Horse Racing, Kid’s Events. Truck & Tractor PulL

Location:  508 McGill Road, Centreville, ON
For information contact:  centrevillefair@gmail.com
Phone:  613-378-0928
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 29/2014
to Aug 30/2014
Desboro, ON
Desboro Agricultural Society
Antique Tractors & Cars, Parade, Homecraft Displays,Musical Entertainment, Carnival Tent, Special Events for All Ages, , Pie & Food Booths, School Fair, 4-H Potato& 4-H Calf Clubs, 4-H Invitational Show,Old McDonald Farm

Venue:  Arena
Location:  Grey County Rd 40, Desboro, ON
For information contact:  lanelacres@bmts.com
Phone:  519-794-3202
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 29/2014
to Aug 30/2014
Kincardine, ON
Kincardine Fair
A Small Community Fair In a Beautiful Town With an Emphasis on Involvement, 4-H Clubs, School Displays, Saddle Horses, Beef & Dairy Cattle. Homecraft, Local Entertainment.

Venue:  Connaught Park
Location:  133 Broadway St., Kincardine, ON
Website:  http://kincardineagsocietyfallfair.com/
For information contact:  whiter@hurontel.on.ca
Phone:  519-396-3393
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 29/2014
to Aug 30/2014
Meaford, ON
Meaford & St. Vincent Fair
Light & Heavy Horse Show, Miniature Horse Show, Poultry, Cattle, Sheep, Indoor Crafts, Culinary Arts, Floriculture, Crops, Photography Show, Displays, Games, Free Children Activity Tent, Dog Show, Frog Jumping contest & assortment of Vendors. Many more events still being planned. Junior Ambassador Program on Wednesday August 27th.

Location:  192 St. Vincent St., Meaford, ON
Website:  http://meaford.com/town/fair.html
For information contact:  hfiegehen@rogers.com
Phone:  519-538-2448
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 29/2014
to Aug 31/2014
Magnetawan, ON
Magnetawan Fair
Celebrating 137th Fair, Livestock, Displays, Homecraft Exhibits, Needlework, Culinary Arts, Kid Games, Vendors, Antique Cars & Tractors. Pet Show (29), Fair Day (30)

Location:  4304 Hwy. 520, Magnetawan, ON
Website:  http://magnetawanagriculturalsociety.webs.com
For information contact:  magnetawanfair@gmail.com
Phone:  705-387-4727
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Children & Youth
Aug 29/2014
to Aug 31/2014
Northumberland County, ON
Shelter Valley Folk Festival
A dedicated group of friends and strangers (a lawyer, a social worker, an art therapist, a recent art college grad, a songwriter, an engineer, a newspaper reporter, a retired teacher, a high-school student, and a Fair Trade coffee-shop entrepreneur) gathered regularly to envision what a cultural community event centred on fantastic folk music might look like and entail.

Venue:  Henkel Family Lavender Farm
Location:  Vernonville Road, Northumberland County, ON
Website:  http://www.sheltervalley.com/home.htm
For information contact:  festival@sheltervalley.com
Phone:  905-349-2788
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture; Food & Beverage
Sep 4/2014
Oshawa
Oshawa: Health Care Town Hall with Maude Barlow and Paul Moist
Protect, Strengthen and Expand Health Care: Why we need a new Health Accord

Time:  19:00 to 21:00
Venue:  Oshawa Curling Club
Location:  226 Bond St E, Oshawa
Website:  http://saveourhealthcare.ca/events/
Categories:   Health/Health Care
Sep 5/2014
to Sep 7/2014
Loving More’s 28th Annual Polyamory
oin Loving More for a magical weekend away from the ordinary. Loving More Retreats are an immersion in intimate polyamory community; a weekend of personal sharing and exploration of love and relationships. A place to learn, grow and really get to know other people of like mind. The weekend offers in depth workshops and playshops to support healthy polyamorous relationships and meet individual needs all in a beautiful and relaxing setting.
Our weekends together are always a wonderful mix of workshops, discussions, support, play, relaxation, and shared meals. A place to learn about polyamory and what it takes to make multi-partnered relationships work. Immersed in our own diverse culture of Loving More, each retreat brings a unique experience filled with the promise of new ideas, new insights, new friends — new connections of all kinds. The many experienced workshop presenters offer a varied perspective on love, relationships and communication.

Venue:  Update New York
Website:  http://www.lovemore.com/conferences/polyamory-retreat/
Categories:   Sexuality; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 9/2014
Miramichi, NB
Miramichi Forum: Great Resource Giveaway
Charles Theriailt, Don Bowser, and Rod Cumberland question the management of the greatest natural wealth we New-Brunswickers possess, our Crown Land Forest.

Time:  19:00
Venue:  Miramichi Exhibition Pavillion
Location:  24 Church Street, Miramichi, NB
Website:  http://www.canadians.org/event/miramichi-forum-great-resource-giveaway
Categories:   Economic Development; Forestry, Lumber, Paper; Environment
Sep 14/2014
Toronto, ON
Urban Fruit Trees - Beyond the Backyard Urban Gardening Workshop
September is the best time to order your fruit tree for an early spring delivery, but how do you pick the best one for your sites unique conditions? Join Susan Poizner of fruit tree consulting company Orchard People as she takes you through the process of evaluating your site, exploring pollination requirements, root stock properties, harvest times, disease resistance and more.

Time:  1:00
Venue:  Evergreen Brick Works
Location:  550 Bayview Ave, Suite 300, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://evergreen.ca/whats-on
For information contact:  acooper@evergreen.ca
Phone:  416-596-1495
Categories:   Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Sep 20/2014
Woodbridge, ON
Solar And Wind Energy Electric System Introduction
This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the criteria for the selection of a solar electric (photovoltaic ) or wind energy system. Participants will explore the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy including: theory, siting and site selection, components, best practices, costing, and a summary of Ontario’s photovoltaic Micro-FIT incentive program.
The instructor will also be conducting a tour of photovoltaic and wind energy demonstrations located on site.

Time:  10:00 - 4:00
Venue:  The Living City Campus at Kortright
Location:  9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, ON
Website:  http://www.thelivingcitycampus.com/workshop/solar-and-wind-energy-electric-system-introducti
For information contact:  adelaney@trca.on.ca
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Science & Technology
Sep 20/2014
to Sep 24/2014
New York
Climate Ride NYC-DC
Climate Ride NYC-DC is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation's most important cities - New York and Washington, DC - by bicycle. From the exciting departure by ferry in Manhattan to the hero's welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol, the east-coast version of Climate Ride is more than a bike trip - it's an inspiring journey with 200 like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation.
On the NYC-DC ride, you'll spend five days cycling through rich green countryside and historic towns. You'll find out why they call New Jersey "The Garden State" as you cycle through the lush landscape. You'll explore the historic Delaware River Valley, discover Pennsylvania's Amish country, and pedal through horse country in Maryland before arriving at the Capitol in Washington DC. Evening programs and dynamic speakers combine with world-class riding to make this charitable event exciting, informative, and fun.

Location:  New York
Website:  http://www.climateride.org/events/nyc-dc
For information contact:  Patrick@climateride.org
Phone:  406-322-3448
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; Tourism & Hospitality Industry
Sep 26/2014
to Sep 28/2014
Wolfville, NS
Deep Roots Music Festival
Deep Roots Music Festival 2014 is just five months away.
Every September, usually the last weekend of that month, the Deep Roots Music Cooperative brings an awesome blend of up-and-coming and tried-and-true performers to our the festival stages.
The caliber of talent and the number of opportunities for audiences and performers to enjoy ‘homemade’ music has established the Deep Roots Festival as a Nova Scotia signature festival. During its 10 years, the festival has attracted thousands of enthusiastic music lovers and we're not slowing down.
For a musical and cultural experience that will leave you buzzing with good memories, plan to be in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, for the next Deep Roots Music Festival

Location:  Wolfville, NS
Website:  http://deeprootsmusic.ca
Phone:  902-542-7668
Categories:   Music; Performing Arts
Oct 1/2014
Singapore
Third AAWH Congress: Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports - Call for Papers
Call for papers, deadline 1 October 2014
Understood in the broadest sense, 'migration' brings into focus questions about the movement of peoples, businesses, capital, ideas, goods, diseases, technologies, diverse forms of knowledge, artistic styles, ecologies, as well as medical and scientific discoveries and practices across global borders. Ports such as Singapore's facilitated these movements, which enmeshed the globe in profound change. The 2015 AAWH Congress considers these subjects in their global, world, transregional, interdisciplinary, comparative, international, and big historical contexts, and welcomes proposals related to the Congress theme.
The Congress committee welcomes panels and papers that address Migration in Global History, and will also consider proposals related to other topics on the history of the Asia-Pacific from global and world perspectives, including (but not limited to) the interdisciplinary history of science, technology, medicine, business, and the environment. Proposals addressing the epistemology and methodology of teaching and writing global, world, transnational, and big history are also welcomed.
All proposals should be submitted to: 2015AAWH.Congress@ntu.edu.sg, with the subject line "2015 AAWH Congress Proposal." If you wish to submit by post send to:
2015 AAWH Congress Committee
History General Office
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
HSS-05-20/20A
14 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637332

Location:  Singapore
For information contact:  2015AAWH.Congress@ntu.edu.sg
Categories:   Education
Oct 3/2014
to Oct 5/2014
Hamilton, ON
Forging Solidarity: The Council of Canadians Annual Conference and Business Meeting
This year, our Annual General Meeting moves to Hamilton, Ontario. We will bring together members, chapter activists, supporters and allies for a dynamic weekend event that includes a public forum, workshops, panels and more. Be sure to mark your calendars!

Venue:  Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Location:  116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.canadians.org/conference
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Oct 10/2014
to Oct 18/2014
Cape Breton Island, NS
Celtic Colours International Festival
Celtic Colours International Festival invites you to join us October 10-18 and experience all that Cape Breton Island has to offer. This year’s Festival includes 46 concerts presented at 40 venues in 32 communities and more than 200 community cultural events in nearly 60 communities throughout Cape Breton Island.

Venue:  different venues
Location:  Cape Breton Island, NS
Website:  http://www.celtic-colours.com
For information contact:  info@celtic-colours.com
Phone:  1-877-285-2321
Categories:   Music; Food & Beverage; Arts & Culture
Oct 16/2014
to Oct 19/2014
Toronto, ON
Folk Music Ontario Conference
The Folk Music Ontario conference is the key event for Ontario’s folk, roots, and traditional music community. The 28th annual conference will take place October 16-19, 2014, at the Westin Bristol Place, Toronto. Members Only Early Bird registration and Youth registration will begin at 10:00am on April 1, 2014.

Venue:  Westin Bristol Place
Location:  950 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.folkmusicontario.ca/folk-music-ontario-conference/
For information contact:  info@folkmusicontario.ca
Phone:  613-560-5997
Categories:   Music; Arts & Culture
Oct 19/2014
Toronto, ON
Seed Saving - Beyond the Backyard Urban Gardening Workshop
Learn tips and techniques for harvesting, packaging and storing seeds, and discover how saving seeds is important to saving genetic diversity.
Part of Evergreen's new Beyond the Backyard Urban Gardening Workshop Series, learn how to turn your outdoor space into an urban food oasis- from fruit trees to bee keeping - at this series of hands-on workshops all about growing food in the city.

Time:  1:00 - 4:00
Venue:  Evergreen Brick Works
Location:  550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/9610
For information contact:  acooper@evergreen.ca
Phone:  416-596-1495
Categories:   Environment; Food & Beverage; Farming
Oct 20/2014
to Oct 22/2014
Quebec City, QC
ICCE2014: International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy (Oct 20-22)
This conference is organized to share and discuss recent developments in clean energy sector. This highly interactive conference and exposition is designed to promote information exchange among scientists, technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and exhibitors involved in Clean Energy sector.

The aim of ICCE 2014 is to gather researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, policy makers, from all over the world to present advances in the clean energy technologies. We are in an era in which there is a continuous progress in green energy sources and technologies and ICCE 2014 will provide a forum to exchange information, present new technologies and developments, and discuss the future direction, strategies and priorities in the field of clean energy.

Venue:  Campus of Laval University
Location:  Quebec City, QC
Website:  http://www.iaemm.com/ICCE2014
For information contact:  ICCE2014
Phone:  613 830 1760
Categories:   Science & Technology
Nov 5/2014
to Nov 7/2014
Amsterdam
The 7th international Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases
The seventh Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Symposium (NCGG7), will be organized 5-7 November 2014 in Amsterdam, with a focus on “Innovations for a Sustainable Future”. We invite submission of papers and sessions with respect to four themes: (1) Innovation and Integration, (2) Sources, Sinks and Inventories, (3) Atmospheric Processes and (4) Policy Implementation. We welcome participants from science, policy and economic sectors (industry, agriculture, transport)

Venue:  Casa 400
Location:  Amsterdam
Website:  http://www.ncgg.info
For information contact:  office@ncgg.info
Phone:  0-30-232-29-89
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology; Business & Economics
Nov 26/2014
to Nov 28/2014
Toronto, ON
Canadian Wind Energy Conference & Seminar
The conference will focus on further wind energy market development in Canada and will offer a crucial update on cutting-edge technologies, new projects and finance.
This strictly B2B event will offer ample opportunities for business networking and promoting your company within the expo.
Located in the networking area exhibition offers 25 table-top exhibition stands where leading wind energy companies will present their technologies and solutions for the industry.
Conference objective: Over 150 top wind energy industry executives will convene in Toronto at the Canadian Wind Energy Conference & Seminar 2014. This strictly B2B exposition and conference focuses on commercial opportunities and challenges brought about by the sustained growth of energy demand in the countries located within the Canada. Canadian Wind Energy Conference presents the perfect opportunity to showcase your products and services to top decision-makers representing the whole of the wind energy sector in the region. Whether you are launching a new product, building your brand awareness, successful targeting new customers or cementing existing relationships with clients Canadian Wind Energy Conference is ideal to assist you in successful reaching these objectives.

Venue:  Exhibition
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mchewel.com
For information contact:  geraldine.matule2@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Science & Technology
Nov 27/2014
to Nov 29/2014
Ottawa, ON
Canadian Folk Music Awards
The mission of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is to celebrate and promote Canadian folk music in all its forms. Until their creation in 2005, there existed no awards to celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada. Awards such as the Junos, East Coast Music Awards or the Western Canada Music Awards have a few categories that apply to folk and roots music but they offer only a restricted view of the genre. The judging process is similar to that of the two-stage elimination model used by the Junos via a randomly selected jury drawn from our community. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming involved.

Location:  508-B Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Website:  http://folkawards.ca/
For information contact:  info@folkawards.ca
Phone:  613-560-5833
Categories:   Music; Food & Beverage
Dec 16/2014
to Dec 17/2014
Kuala Lumpur
Environmental Sciences and Engineering Conference
ACESE 2014 - Asian Conference on Environmental Sciences and Engineering
The aim of ACESE'14 is to bring together the Canadian and international community working in the field of environmental sciences, engineering, and technology, and to foster an environment conducive to present advances in this field. This conference will also provide a golden opportunity to develop new collaborations and gather world experts on the different topics including pollution detection, environmental remediation, and pollution prevention. ACESE'14 will include invited keynote talks, oral presentation sessions, and poster sessions who will demonstrate new and exciting research in the fields.

Location:  Kuala Lumpur
Website:  http://acese.net
For information contact:  info@acese.net
Phone:  1-613-695-3040
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Dec 17/2014
to Dec 19/2014
Toronto, ON
Renewable Energy
McHewel Renewable Energy Exhibition 2014, the country's Leading renewable energy event organized by McHewel Investment Group, will be held from the 17th - 19th December 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre under the theme "Increasing Energy Capacity with Sustainable renewable sources".
The event will feature an impressive line-up of local and international speakers, delegates and exhibitors, who will gather to debate a new energy future for Canada.
McHewel Renewable Energy Exhibition 2014 takes place in partnership with Canadian Association for Renewable Energies, as well as numerous other local and multinational organizations, like Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Canadian Renewable Energy Alliance, World Bank from both the public and private sectors. This year event will attract more than 3,000 renewable energy power professionals and exhibiting companies from all over the World.

Venue:  Exhibition
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.mchewel.com
For information contact:  geraldine.matule2@yahoo.ca
Categories:   Environment; Business & Economics; Science & Technology
Jan 21/2015
to Jan 24/2015
Halifax, NS
The dead of winter music festival
The In the Dead of Winter festival is an acoustic based festival that will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada annually on the last weekend of January. The goal of the festival is to bring a diverse group of acoustic musicians together to not only perform but to also meet one another in a professional environment. The festival aims to showcase the diversity of acoustic music in the Atlantic Region, Canada, and the United States. It is of particular importance to the festival to not only celebrate the excellence of our musicians but to also provide venues for artists who have not yet had the opportunity to perform their music to a wider audience.
The In the Dead of Winter Music Festival is organized by a small group of musicians and event producers.

Venue:  Various Venues
Location:  Halifax, NS
Website:  http://www.inthedeadofwinter.com
For information contact:  hgibson@inthedeadofwinter.com
Categories:   Music; Food & Beverage; Arts & Culture
Apr 16/2015
to Apr 19/2015
Hamilton, ON
Ontario's Science Fiction and Fantasy Music Festival
FilKONtario is a festival of music that is inspired by fantasy, science fiction, anime, gaming, computers, space, and many others. The musical influences run from trad folk to last week's chart-topper. Every year we spend a weekend in a hotel in Mississauga singing, listening, making friends and having a great deal of fun.

Location:  Hamilton, ON
Website:  http://www.filkontario.ca/index.html
For information contact:  fkoconcom@gmail.com
Categories:   Music; Children & Youth; Food & Beverage

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