Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
ISKCON Scarborough's 6th Annual Jagannath Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday -18th Aug 2018 at the Milliken Park, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada (McCowan & Steeles).
This grand event is free for everyone and includes a diverse assortment of multicultural activities for the entire family. The focus of this year is to make the stage programs newcomer friendly.
There will be several tents in the park where you can get your face painted beautifully, apply henna to your hands/palms and you will also find cookbooks, ancient Vedic texts and nice framed pictures.
The Merciful Supreme Lord of the Universe - Lord Jagannath and His brother Lord Baladeva and their sister Subhadra Devi will be coming out of the temple to the Park to give their unlimited blessings.
The highlight of the event is the distribution of free vegetarian feast/free water for everyone throughout the day starting at 11 am.
Several dignitaries including Dr Raymond Cho (MPP) and Mr Logan Kanapathi have confirmed their participation in the event.
The parade starts inside the Milliken Park at 11 am and the VIP inauguration is scheduled to take place at 12 noon.
This year the stage programs will feature several world-class performers including singers from Australia, lion dance from China and magicians who regularly perform in Disney cruises.
We are very pleased that HH Bhaktimarga Swami (The walking monk), HG Suresvara das and several other Srila Prabhupada's disciples will be in attendance.
Haribhakti Dey (Anup Jalota said the following about Haribhakti Dey - " This boy has the causeless mercy of Mother Saraswati"), Dhiragrahi das, Radha Murati kirtan group and others will be presenting melodious kirtan & Bhajans that will be accompanied by beautiful instruments like the harmonium, mrdanga-drum, bass guitar and more.
There will also be wonderful Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dance performances on the stage.
We are grateful to ATN for their confirmation to broadcast the event.
Spreading the message about the event:
Devotees have been spreading the message about this upcoming event through the door to door Tamil, English & Chinese flyer distribution & affixing the flyers at various grocery/Department stores.
Advertisements are ongoing through 102.7 East FM and through Geethavaani radio stations.
There are also full-page advertisements in local Tamil newspapers - Thangadeepam, Udayan and Senthamarai.
The Highlight of all the advertisements is that Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) buses that originate at the Markham area are plying every day with the Jagannath Festival information at the back of the buses.
There is also a Billboard in the major intersection of Markham and Finch area that carries the message about the upcoming Jagannath Festival.
We kindly request you to spread the message about this event so that everyone can come to Milliken Park on Aug 18th to partake the blessings of the Lordship.
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