“Last year’s event was a great success with over 350 people in attendance,” said Germain Bergeron, chair of the volunteer Canada Day Committee organizing the event. “This year’s event promises to be a great time as the Canadian community and its many friends come together to celebrate Canada’s birthday,” he added.
Through this annual event, the Canada Day Committee also raises funds which are contributed to charity. Last year, the Canada Day Committee made a contribution to the Thai Fund Foundation (TFF) and will be providing a follow-up contribution in 2011. More details on TFF’s initiatives will be featured at the event.
Officially, Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st each year, but the event will be held early in Bangkok to accommodate school breaks and to allow for more families to participate in the festivities. The aim of this annual event is to encourage Canadians and their families, friends, and colleagues of all ages and nationalities, to gather and celebrate Canada Day in a lively atmosphere, with delicious food, exciting games and fantastic camaraderie.
Similar to last year’s event, tickets are being sold in advance with limited tickets available at the door - based on a ‘first come, first serve basis’. We encourage participants to buy tickets in advance to help us coordinate a more organized, hassle-free event. Early ticket purchasers are rewarded with special ticket pricing if tickets are purchased by Friday, June 10, 2011.
As in prior years, the Canada Day Celebration will feature children’s games, tug-of-war, and various sporting activities for adults, including the ever-popular ball hockey tournament! A delicious buffet dinner will be served following the afternoon activities. Plenty of ice cold beer, Canadian wines and the ever popular Bloody Caesar are being made available for the occasion. Event ticket holders will also be eligible to win a host of fabulous lucky draw prizes.
Tickets are only available through the Canada Day Organising Committee c/o the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (TCCC).
Ticket prices (includes entry into the event, dinner and a chance to win lucky draw prizes):
Adults (13 & up) 900 baht in advance/ 1200 baht at the door
Children (4-12) 450 baht in advance/ 600 baht at the door
Children (3 & under) 100 baht in advance/at the door
Reserved Tables of 10: To ensure seating arrangements, tables of 10 can be reserved with an advance payment.
To take advantage of the advance purchase ticket pricing, please purchase tickets by Friday, June 10, 2011.
15:00 Doors open
16:00 Children’s games
16:30 Ball hockey, volleyball tournament & adult games