September, 2013:

Making Mooncakes: a delicious tradition!

IMG_6610With the 11th Annual Moon Festival now officially less than week away, we decided to spend our last Saturday before the big day by making mooncakes! In two sessions taught by Jimmy Chiang and hosted at Collingwood Neighbourhood House, community members were able to immerse themselves in the classic art of mooncake-making. Two types of mooncakes were offered, each in their own workshop. One was the signature Hong Kong style of mooncakes, and the other was a distinct Snow style. Participants had lots of fun getting know what goes into each mooncake and how it’s done!

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Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival – September 21, 2013

Moon Fest 2013 Poster

Our 11th annual Moon Festival will take place Saturday September 21st, 2013. 

The Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is a signature festival for the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.  It celebrates the full moon and harvest abundance, honouring diverse cultural traditions. The festival highlights art, music, environmental stewardship, and community participation. The 11th annual Moon Festival begins well before the actual day with lantern workshops, finale rehearsals, ravine stewardship and much more.

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Moon Festival preparations full steam ahead

fire training mf13The Leadership 10 class from Windermere spent a full day learning about how they will be part of the festival in a leadership capacity this year. This included fire safety training.

Meanwhile the leadership 8’s and 9’s have been making salmon lanterns and balloon lanterns

This week public lantern workshops begin check them out!