PEOPLE AND KITE FESTIVAL OF THE PARADE OF NATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY CHALLENGED – SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 2011

PEOPLE AND KITE FESTIVAL  OF THE PARADE OF NATIONS  FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY CHALLENGED – SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 2011

Cornwall ON – The most spectacular cultural event in Cornwall

PURPOSE

  • a celebration of  our ancestral origins;
  • a  promotion of our local artists, artisans  performers, writers; and
  • an introduction of local businesses, profit and non-profit organizations and groups of all kinds.
  • a fundraiser  for a  “Light in the Tunnel”  Program for the developmentally challenged and those with special needs;
  • an opportunity to thank everyone for what they do for our community;
  • a  celebration of  our personal accomplishments no matter the size;

For additional information visit www.paradeofnations.com, call 613-936-6873. or e-mail  info@paradeofnations.com .

ACTIVITIES

Saturday 17th September

  • Historical parade – start at 10:30 am at St Lawrence College

Showcasing the flags of the ancestral genetic make up of the people of Akwesasne, Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G), including the flags of countries that no longer exist

Note: The parade is not a venue for political or religious propaganda.

  • Float & Vehicles Contests

Registration fee: Float $5.00; car, van, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, wheelchair – $2.00.
One trophy for each category.
Judging: Saturday, September 17th, at 9:30 am, at St Lawrence College,

  • 3 Categories Contests: Aboriginal and Traditional Dress-includes clothing worn by cultural/ethnic groups;  Regalia and National Outfits- includes clothing identified with nationality (insignia, crests, symbols…); Clown Costumes (humorous)

Registration fee:  $2.00, 13 up; $1.00 kids up to 12.
Judging: Saturday, September 17th, at 9:30 am, at St Lawrence College

  • Food Art Contest

Registration fee: Amateur category: $2.00, age 13 up; $1.00, kids up to 12; $5.00. professional category

Judging: 3:00 pm, in Lamoureux Park

  • Entertainment by local artists from 12:00 to 9:00 pm in Lamoureux Park.
  • Gigantic Trade Show from 11:00 noon to 9:00 pm, in Lamoureux Park.
  • Silent Auction and raffles of all kinds, in Lamoureux Park
  • Arts and crafts for kids, in Lamoureux Park

Sunday 18th September

  • Kite flying contest

Registration fee: $2.00 age16 and up; $1:00 kids up to 15.  from 10 a.m. to 3:00 pm, at the Bowl near the RCAF Association Wing 424, 240 Water Street West, Cornwall, Ontario
Judging: all day

  • Photography Contest: black and white and color

Registration fee: Amateur category: $2.00 age 13 and up; $1.00 kids up to 12; $5.00 professional category. You have until noon, on September 18th, to register. Maximum or two (2) entries.

Judging:  Sunday 18th September at 2:30 pm, in Lamoureux Park.

  • Entertainment by local artists from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, in Lamoureux Park.
  • Gigantic Trade Show from 11:00 noon to 6:00 pm, in Lamoureux Park.
  • Silent Auction and raffles of all kinds, in Lamoureux Park
  • Arts and crafts for kids, in Lamoureux Park

2011 Theme: National Dress and Outfits of the World Float & Vehicles Contests

Registration fee: Float $5.00; car, van, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, wheelchair – $2.00. One trophy for each category.
Floats will be judged on Saturday, September 17th, at 9:30 am, at St Lawrence College, corner of Belmont Street and Montreal Road, Cornwall, Ontario. People do not need to be on the float at the time of the judging. The judges will be on Montreal Road during the parade to complete the evaluation.
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To register please call (613) 936-6873 by September 2nd, 2011; or send an email to info@paradeofnations.com; visit www.pardeofnations.com,  under People’s Fundraising Festival, parade/festival contests, activities; or pick up a registration package at the Seaway News – 29 2nd Street East, or the Cornwall Seaway Valley Tourism -11 Water Street West, or call 613-936-6873 to have one mailed to you.Float categories

  • Individuals

  • Ethnic groups

  • Service clubs

  • Businesses

  • Other groups

Float judging criteria

  • Animation

  • Creativity

  • Interaction with public

  • According to the theme of the parade

  • Public’s reaction to the theme

  • Music

  • Overall presentation

  • Originality (uniqueness)

  • Number of participants on the floats

  • Costumes

Vehicle categories – Just decorate
Car, van, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, wheelchair. One trophy for each category
(12 trophies).

  • Individual

  • Business

Vehicle judging criteria

  • Overall presentation

  • Originality (uniqueness)

3 Categories Contests: Aboriginal and Traditional Dress-includes clothing worn by cultural/ethnic groups; Regalia and National Outfits- includes clothing identified with nationality (insignia, crests, symbols…); Clown Costumes (humorous)
Registration fee:  $2.00, 13 up; $1.00 kids up to 12.
To enter the contest send an email to info@paradeofnations.com, visit www.paradeofnations.com,  under People’s Fundraising festival, parade/festival contests, activities, call 613-936-6873 or register the day of the parade, on Saturday September 17th at 9:00 am, at the Parade of Nations’ table in the St Lawrence College’s parking lot. Judging will start at 9:30 am near the Parade of Nations’ table. One trophy for each category (10 trophies).
Categories:
  • 0 – 6, male & female
  • 7 – 12, male & female
  • 13 – 18, male & female
  • 19 – 60, male& female
  • 60+, male & female

Judging criteria:

    1. Workmanship (50 points)

      • How labour-intensive is the costume?

      • Costume originality

      • Authenticity – Reflective of a culture/reflective of an emotion (clown costume)

      • Accessories including hats, gloves, shoes

      • Jewellery originality

    2. Showmanship and Attitude (50 points)

      • Is this person comfortable enough to “show off” the costume (not awkwardly re-positioning costume every few minutes)?

      • Does the person enjoy modeling the costume?

      • Are they proud of the work?

      • Did the person make extra accents to make the costume “their own”?

      • Does the costume stand out?

Photography Contest

      Registration fee: Amateur category: $2.00 age 13 and up; $1.00 kids up to 12; $5.00 professional category.
      To register for the contest, send an email to

info@paradeofnations.com

      or show up on 17th and 18th September, at the Parade of Nations’ photography table in Lamoureux Park. You have until noon, on the 18th, to register. You can have two (2) entries per category; they will be displayed on boards. We put clear material in front of the photos so no one touches them. For info visit

www.paradeofnations.com

      , under People’s Fundraising Festival, parade/festival contests, activities.
      Criteria: Courtesy of Imag-ine photography: http://www.image-inephotography.com Photos will be judged, Sunday 18th September at 2:30 pm, in Lamoureux Park. One trophy per category.
        Categories:

        • Professional black and white or colour  (6 trophies)

          • 1st prize

          • 2nd prize

          • 3rd prize

        • Amateur black and white and color  (6 trophies)

          • under 12

          • 13 to 18

          • 19 +

Judging criteria: Each photo will be given a mark out of 10.

      1. Subject Matter – Content maximum of 2.5 points.

        • Is it interesting?

        • Is it well executed?

      2. Composition maximum of 2.5 points

        • Is the eye lead through the image and kept occupied in the image?

        • Is the image balanced?

      3. Impact maximum of 5 points.

        • Does the image “speak to me”?

Note: This is where most photos win or fail because if it doesn’t grab the judges’ attention; all the craftsmanship demonstrated in terms of production, subject matter or superb composition is not going to save it.

Food Art Contest

          Food art will be judged on Saturday, 17th September at 3:00 pm, in Lamoureux Park. Registration fee: Amateur category: $2.00, age 13 up; $1.00, kids up to 12; $5.00, professional category. One trophy per category.  For info send an email to

info@paradeofnations.com

           , visit

www.paradeofnations.com

         , under People’s Fundraising festival, parade/festival contests, activities; or call 613-936-6873.
          Categories:

          • Professional

            • 1st prize

            • 2nd prize

            • 3rd prize

          • Amateur

            • under 12

            • 13 to 18

            • 19 – 59

            • 60+

Judging Criteria

        • Representation easily identifiable – 5 points
        • Originality (exoticism) – 5 points
        • Color – 5 points
        • Difficulty – 5 points
        • Use of various fruits and vegetables or other processed food – 5 points
        Note: Items such as straws and toothpicks can be used as support.

SCHOOL PARTICIPATION CONTEST

        We encourage the schools to bring their banners, which will make it easier for students to regroup and provide visibility for your school.
        There is one trophy to for each of the following categories and the school in a category with the most participants wins:

        • Speciality Purpose School/ Training Centre – Akwesasne, Cornwall, and SD&G

        • Elementary Schools – Cornwall

        • Elementary Schools – Akwesasne and SD&G

        • Secondary Schools/College – Cornwall

        • Secondary Schools/College – Akwesasne and SD&G

TOWSHIP  PARTICIPATION CONTEST

        The municipality with the most participants wins a trophy.

TRADE SHOW – SPACE DECORATION CONTEST

        The best decorated space representing a country(ies) wins a trophy.

KITE FLYING CONTEST

Sunday, 18th September, 10 a.m. to 3:00 pm, at the Bowl near the RCAF Association Wing 424, 240 Water Street West, Cornwall, Ontario

        Registration fee: $2.00 age16 and up; $1:00 kids up to 15. One trophy per category.
          To register call (613) 936-6873, send an email at

info@paradeofnations.com

           ; visit

www.paradeofnations.com

         Kite Festival, or pick up a registration package at the Seaway News – 29 2nd Street East, or the Cornwall Seaway Valley Tourism -11 Water Street West, call 613-936-6873 to have one mailed to you,  or register before 9:30 at the Bowl at the Parade of Nations’ table.
      Categories:

      • Best decorated kite:

        • Children –  up to 7

        • Children – 8 to 12

        • Children – 13 to 16

        • Adult – 17 to 59

        • Adult 60+

      • Best homemade kite child

        • Children –  up to 7

        • Children – 8 to 12

        • Children – 13 to 16

        • Adult – 17 to 59

        • Adult 60+

      • Youngest kite flyer

      • Most creative kite design (homemade)

      • Kite with best incorporation of national flag or other national symbol

      • Most complex kite in flight (stacker, stunt, two string, etc …)

      • Best stunt kite (in flight)

      • Best team kite flight

      • Biggest kite (in flight)

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