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Experience Your City - Destination Pickering

Posted on Thursday May 26, 2016

Pickering's City Centre comes alive with an exciting ensemble of events on Saturday, May 28th, that is sure to inspire the creative learners, appreciators of the arts, and lovers of all things fun.

Pickering City Hall and Central Library, along with Esplanade Park, will be host to the following events, offering up a day of engaging, free activities and entertainment that the whole family will enjoy.

Artfest on the Esplanade & Durham West Blues Fest
(11 am to 5 pm and noon to 8 pm)

In partnership with the PineRidge Arts Council, Artfest on the Esplanade features over 100 artists from across the province who will showcase and sell a variety of original art, including paintings (oil, acrylic, watercolour), photography, pottery, wood carvings, jewelry, metal art, stationery, soaps, and more. There will be a hands-on children's art area and artist demonstrations, along with a variety of daytime and evening blues performances presented by Durham West Blues Fest.

Your City
(11 am to 5 pm)

Step inside City Hall to meet City staff and learn more about how municipal government works. Visit the Touch-a-Truck exhibit to get up close and personal with municipal vehicles of different shapes and sizes, and learn firsthand from their operators, what they do, and how they serve the community. Mayor Ryan and various Members of Council will be available from 1 pm to 2 pm to greet guests and tour their office area.

How-To in 10 Festival and Roadshow
(11 am to 4 pm)

The Pickering Public Library makes learning new skills fun, easy, and convenient. With over 30 booths to discover, event-goers can learn how to grow a perfect tomato, drone, make music, beat the sugar habit, do soccer tricks, and more.

The Canadian Progress Club, Durham Women will be hosting a charity BBQ, and the following food trucks will be on-site during the day: Sharr-key's Gourmet Food, Born2Eat, Hawaiian Dairy, and Kick Ass Donuts.

Visit pickering.ca/greatevents for more information.

Media Contact:
Shauna Muir
Coordinator, Communications | Office of the CAO
905.420.4660 ext. 2134 | 1.866.683.2760 | TTY 905.420.1739