Saturday Events

Annual General Meeting Cyfarfod Blynyddol – 9:30 a.m. – Monsella AB

The annual general meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. We want to hear from you. This is your opportunity to ask questions, put forward ideas and get involved in the organization. We value your participation! A financial report will be provided and the slate of officers presented. If you are passionate about keeping the festival alive, consider volunteering for the Board. We need new members and fresh ideas.

Seminar – 10:45 a.m. – Monsella AB

Saviour of the Language? The Role and Impact of the Welsh Bible  Anastasia Llewellyn, MA, will lead a seminar discussing the importance of the 1588 Welsh Bible. A political gamble by Elizabeth I, its publication was a turning point in the survival of the Welsh vernacular.

Ottawa Bus Tour – Taith Fws-Cysylltiadau Cymreig Ottawa – 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 pm. – $30

This year’s tour, Ottawa with a Welsh Flavour promises to be fascinating – definitely ‘not to be missed’. You will see many of the important historic sights of Ottawa but with special emphasis on Welsh settlers, personalities and connections. It will include a stop to tour Rideau Hall, official residence of The Governor General of Canada. Two of Canada’s past Governors General have interesting Welsh connections.

The tour material has been extensively researched by David Jeanes, past president of Heritage Ottawa and a member of the Ottawa Welsh Society executive, whose family came from South Wales and who has spent much time throughout Wales learning about his roots. David will be our guide and he is sure to impart a wealth of information about the important role the Welsh have played in the history of Ottawa.

The tour will depart from the hotel at 12:30 p.m. sharp and will end at 3:00 p.mWe ask that you meet in the lobby of the hotel at 12:10 p.m. so we can depart promptly. Tickets for the tour are $30 each and non-refundable. Please order when registering. Note that space is limited according to the capacity of the bus and available on a first come first served basis so order early to avoid disappointment!

Cinema WalesSinema Cymru – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Monsella A

Please note this is the same film screened on Friday afternoon.

On Saturday afternoon, we will be screening the film Y Syrcas by Kevin Allen. Filmed in Ceredigion, Wales, the film is set in 1848, and tells the story of a young girl who is bewitched by the excitement of the travelling circus as it visits her small town in west Wales.

Pre-Banquet Reception – Derbyniad cyn bant – 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Monsella Foyer

Join us for drinks in the Monsella Foyer between 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. before heading into the Banquet.

Gold Award Banquet – Gwledd y Wobr Aur – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Monsella Room (see pricing)

Honouring Gold Award Recipients David Pugh (2020) and Meriel Simpson (2022), the banquet is held in the Monsella Room between 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The banquet meal includes starter, dessert and tea or coffee. Prices are inclusive of tax and gratuities. Adults have choice of either a chicken entrée OR a vegetarian entrée. All meal selections, including children’s meals, must be noted with your registration.

Adult Meal

  • Appetizer
    • Heritage Mixed Salad : mixed lettuce, sun-dried cranberries, cherry tomato, carrots,english cucumber, toasted pumpkin seeds, orange vinaigrette
  • Entrée
    • Ontario farm chicken supreme with cauliflower and potato puree, roasted local mushroom
      and sauce, and parsley verde sauce ($80)
    • Wild mushroom ravioli, tomato pesto, asparagus, grape tomatoes (Vegetarian) ($65)
  • Dessert: Tiramisu
  • Tea or coffee

Child’s Meal (11 yrs and under): $20

  • Entrée: Chicken Tenders with Fries
  • Dessert: Ice Cream

Concert – Cyngerdd – 8:00 p.m. – Ottawa Christ Church Cathedral – $35 advance

Enjoy the wonderful Voices of Wales! Baritones, John Ieuan Jones, Steffan Lloyd Owen, soprano, Eiry Price and accompanist Rhiannon Pritchard will entertain us at Ottawa Christ Church Cathedral at 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa. Tickets are $35 – please order when you register. Children 17 and under have free admission.  Tickets will also be available at the door for $40. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert starts at 8:00 p.m.


Join us back in the Monsella Room at the Hilton Garden Inn for social time and singing!