The Grange Festival
Every year University Settlement organizes the Grange Festival just behind the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Grange park. Check out who was at our table this year! Don't be fooled by the expression on my face, I was very excited to see Polkaroo. Polka Dot Door and Polkaroo have been a staple of children television for decades in Canada. I certainly remember watching countless episodes as a child and who could forget the theme song.
Truth be told......Polkaroo didn't visit our table at the festival (although that would've been pretty cool if he had). What happened was, I saw a 7 foot Polkaroo cut-out in the distance and wanted to make my over at some point to snap a photo. My plans were foiled when it started to rain halfway through the day and I could see someone carting off the cutout to shelter. By the time I gathered everything he was nowhere to be found. Luckly for me, if you go to polkaroo.com you can have your photo "polkaroo'd". It looks like an old CBC contest but still loads of fun. Overall, the festival is a great community event with lots of entertainment for the family. There were Spanish dancers, circus performers, stilt walkers and many local community organizations. It's certainly a good way to spend an afternoon. Last year at the festival, I managed to snap a photo of a cool cop car from the Toronto Police which appears to be a 1957 Chevrolet 150. Hopefully we'll see you and Polkaroo at next year's Grange Festival.