Welcome to the blog for the Vermont Park Neighbourhood Association in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Monday, May 16, 2011
COME PLAY WITH US!! BRING YOUR TOYS, GAMES, ART, INSTRUMENTS, AND SPORTING EQUIPMENT
Traditionally held in spring throughout Europe, a Kermesse is a small, neighbhourhood festival usually held in or around the village church grounds. A Dutch-language term that derives from the word 'kerk' (church) and 'mis' (mass), the term Kermesse was also used in English and French.
European immigrants brought this traditional, spring festival to North America, including the mainly-Germanic residents of Waterloo Region. Featuring games, music and food, a Kermesse is a perfect way for a neighbourhood to celebrate spring.
The Vermont Park Neighbourhood Association and the City of Waterloo bring you this unique event. This is a participatory event so feel free to bring your own instruments, games and sporting equipment to share and play with others.
• Street sale (9 a.m. to noon) • hand-made, traditional children’s games and crafts • children’s entertainment • book exchange (bring a book, take a book!) • popular French & Quebecois culinary favourites by donation, such as 'merguez-frites' and crepes (merguez is a spicy sausage, and frites are french fries!)