Baltics, China, Greece, Philippines and Portugal are among the regions and countries from which these free or nearly-free Toronto events this week have their roots. Everyone is welcome to join them.
Baltics. Commemoration June 14 Deportations in 1941 of 50,000-65,000 citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to far-off regions like Siberia. Commemoration is on June 13. 8pm. Nathan Phillips Square. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15c5471019f9a96e .
China. Chinese Family Day. June 10. 12-10pm. Free. “A festival with music and dance performances, food, book expo, arts and cultural expo, children’s playground and more.” Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street. www.chinesefamilyday.com
Greece. Chijazz – The History of Greek Songs. June 11. 7:30pm. $15-$20. Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw Street, Studio 101. https://soundcloud.com/chijazz/
Philippines. Independence Day is an annual national holiday in the Philippines observed on June 12, commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. Since 1962, it has been the country’s National Day.
Philippine Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony hosted by Philippine Independence Day Council Toronto, PIDC. June 12. 11am. Free. Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 111 Wellesley Street West (Dress Code: Formal/Meztiza/Barong). PIDC Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact: Karen Binaday (Registration required for entering the LAO building. Email Karen at email@example.com for more info.) http://www.pidctoronto.com/flagraising
Philippines. Salu Salo sa Earl Bales Community Potluck Picnic. Saturday, June 10. 10am-6pm. Free. Earl Bales Park, Bathurst & Sheppard. Public· Hosted by Philippine Independence Day Council Toronto, PIDC. All welcome. https://www.facebook.com/pg/PIDCTORONTO/events/?ref=page_internal
Portugal. Flag Raising Ceremony. June 8. 12pm. Free. Toronto City Hall. http://bit.ly/1pPIv5d
Portugal. Portugal Day Parade. June 10. 11am. Free. This long, colourful parade goes along Dundas Street West, from Lansdowne to Trinity Bellwoods Park. People dress up in the costumes of their heritage provinces, each province different. http://acapo.ca/events .
Portugal Week‘s Three-day Free Festival is June 9,10,11 (7pm, 7pm and 5:30pm respectively) at Earlscourt Park, 1200 Lansdowne Avenue (at St. Clair). http://acapo.ca/event/portugal-week-2017-festival-concert . http://acapo.ca/events/list/?tribe_paged=2&tribe_event_display=list .
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