Registration – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Annual General Meeting, Cyfarfod Blynyddol, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Windsor Club
A financial report will be provided and the call for officers presented. We want to hear from you. More importantly we need your skills, passion and commitment on the Board. Our very future depends upon it. We are planning our 60th Anniversary now. Will there be a 61st? This is your opportunity to get involved in the organization. We value and need your participation!
Seminar: Say It in Welsh, Dwedwch e yn Gymraeg, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Windsor Club
A fun way to learn some Welsh basics with Hefina Phillips.
Documentary Film, Ffilm Ddogfen, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Windsor Club
‘Y Chwarelwr’ (‘The Quarryman’) was the first ever talkie in Welsh made by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards and John Ellis Williams in 1935. This drama portrays aspects of the quarryman’s life in Blaenau Ffestiniog – work, home, chapel, courtship – and indicates the importance of education to the younger generation. The story highlights the hardships and tough choices that were part and parcel of life in such a society, alongside its cultural vibrancy and community spirit. Although the first three reels of the original film were safe in the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales the fourth reel was missing so television director Ifor ap Glyn set about recreating the missing reel in order to complete the film for a new audience. Contemporary actors were used and the whole film was redubbed for continuity and new music added which was specially composed by Pwyll ap Sion. Through the restoration of the original reels and the addition of new material the film was brought to life to a new audience. The documentary focuses on how the film was restored. The film will also be presented. Subtitles in English.
Cinema Wales, Sinema Cymru, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Windsor Club
We’re showing a Welsh film, Y Streic a Fi (The Strike and Me) which is a drama portraying a turbulent time in Welsh history, the Miners’ Strike of 1984-85, through the eyes of a teenage girl. Subtitles in English.
Pre -Banquet Reception, Derbyniad cyn y Wledd, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom East
We will gather at 4:30 p.m. to mingle and have a beverage before going into the Gold Award Banquet.
Gold Award Banquet, Gwledd y Wobr Aur, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom East
Honouring this year’s Gold Award Recipient, Donna Morris. Tickets are $60 per person; $25 for children under 12. Please indicate your menu choices on the registration form.
Concert with Machynlleth Welsh Male Voice Choir, Cyngerdd gyda Côr Machynlleth 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
First St. Andrews United Church, 350 Queens Ave.
This year’s concert will feature the award-winning Côr Machynlleth from Mid-Wales. The concert will take place at First St. Andrews United Church, just a short walk from the hotel at 350 Queens Ave. Tickets are $25. Please order on your registration form. Tickets will also be available at the door for $30. Doors open at 7:15, concert starts at 8:00 p.m.
Afterglow, Hwyl yr Hwyr, Post-concert, Grand Ballroom East
Following the concert, there will be an Afterglow at the hotel with a chance to share some cheer and join in with a sing-along around the piano. Bring your hymn books!
For a .pdf of all days’ event details and schedule click here: OntarioWelshFestival2019-Events Info and Schedule.