About the Harvest Festival Vision
The Harvest Festival is a multi cultural, all ages, free community celebration where everyone can join in the festivities, sing and dance to the music of local talent, play some good old fashioned games, enjoy feasting and spend a fun filled afternoon with old acquaintances while having the chance to make some new ones. Having a sense of community in this big city is just as important for those who have lived here for years, as it is for any one who has just arrived in this neighbourhood or this country. The Strathcona Harvest Festival is organized by several families, friends, local businesses & organizations and in this way many people of all ages, backgrounds and interests are contributing to the building and celebration of our diverse community.
Part of celebrating our community is giving back. This year we are pleased to be raising funds to support Strathcona Elementary School’s Fieldtrip Fund. For children at this DTES school, fieldtrips to museums, local mountains and camping trips trips are simply out of the question because fieldtrip fees are too demanding for many of the families.