Ability and Community

A Fall Festival

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” – Stanley Horowitz (American Author)

Well, summer is behind us – the season where the sun rises early and sets late; where we relish the time outdoors, the patios, the festivals, the feeling. But don’t cry because it’s over – smile because it happened.

Autumn is as beautiful with our leaves changing colour, cool evenings, and root vegetables ripening. And, our city being what it is, we have festivals year round.

One such family friendly festival just happens to be just outside McCauley on Alberta Avenue (118th Avenue). From September 13-15 between 90-95 Street, check out the 13th annual Kaleido Family Arts Festival. On Friday the 13th it kicks off from 7 p.m.-11p.m. On Saturday the 14th it goes from noon -12:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at 10 a.m. It wraps up Sunday the 15th from noon-6 p.m.

As their website says:

Kaleido Family Arts Festival has hearts bursting for art from ‘round the world. Come join us and revel in two and a half days of awesome!

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is held on historic Alberta Avenue (118 Ave. between 90-95 Street). For two and a half days every September, Alberta Avenue comes alive as an environment of creative exploration and performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks, old spaces, and new spaces. Not only is it a wonder to behold, it is FREE!

You have to see it to believe it!

Come revel in a family event, and enjoy the scenery and autumn.

Ian is soon to retire as a member of the newspaper’s board, and lives in the area.

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