The Ontario Gymanfu Ganu Association has been having an annual event since 1961 which has evolved and changed through the years but music, fun and the celebration of all things Welsh have been a constant. Now called the Ontario Welsh Festival the flow of the weekend is as follows. You can find specific information about the events in the Events & Schedule section on the site.
On Friday afternoon there is a Welcome Tea and in the evening the Welsh equivalent of an “Open Mike Night” called a Noson Lawen. After our stage performances we move on to the Afterglow with much singing around the piano.
Saturday is action packed with our AGM and Children’s Hour in the morning, and seminars on topics relating to Welsh culture and history in the afternoon. Then in the evening is the Banquet with The Gold Award presentation, and our concert featuring a different world class choir from Wales every year.
Sunday we come together for two Cymanfu Ganu sessions where we are join our voices together with the choir under the direction of our guest conductor from Wales.
Please take a look through the website to learn more about the specifics of this year’s Ontario Welsh Festival.