The Caledonia Celtic Festival is a registered not for profit organization that was recently formed to celebrate and promote “All Things Celtic” in our corner of Ontario. It is not difficult to find reminders of “Celtic Influence” all around our local towns, cities and surrounding countryside. These include but are not restricted to the name Caledonia, Hamilton, surnames of residents, street names, signs and local customs. For the uninitiated, the six main Celtic nations are considered to be Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany (part of France). These areas all had their own Celtic or Gaelic language until modern times.
2019 is the inaugural year for this festival which includes music, sports and great entertainment. Friday June 21st, 2019 will see the festival gates open from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. with Celtic entertainment offered in our Celtic Pub Tent for a nominal cover charge. Saturday June 22nd, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. will be the festival main event at the Caledonia Fairgrounds located in Caledonia, Ontario. The festival board members and volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes to bring this festival to Caledonia.
Hosting an event of this magnitude requires financial commitment from government, friends, neighbours and businesses in the surrounding communities and areas. This festival will need to be both well attended and well funded for it to continue as an annual event. Contrary to perhaps popular belief, government funding is not available to this festival for at least the first year or two.
Please consider becoming a “Friend of the Caledonia Celtic Festival.” With your donation your name will be posted under Friends on our website if received before the end of April. Although this festival is registered as a “Not for Profit” it is not registered as a “Charitable Organization” so we are not able to issue CRA tax receipts for donations. Donations of $400.00 or more will receive five weekend gate passes. Donations of $200.00 or more will receive two weekend gate passes. Donations of $100.00 or more will receive one weekend gate pass.
King/Queen $400.00 or more
Prince/Princess $200.00 or more
Baron/Baroness $100.00 - $150.00
Lord/Lady $25.00 - $75.00
For any further information on how you can help our festival or to volunteer please check out our website or call 905-719-5541. Payment can be sent by email money transfer to the following email address. info@CaledoniaCelticFestival.com or by mailing a cheque or money order payable to Caledonia Celtic Festival, 626 Upper Horning Road, Hamilton, Ontario. L9C 7P9.
Thank you for your interest.
John Duff, President
Caledonia Celtic Festival