2007 Polish Festival Schedule Now Available

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The 2007 Roncesvalles Village Polish Festival schedule is now available. Once again, the BIA is proud to present “Dance Under the Stars,” our signature event. Enjoy the festival!

Dance Under the Stars

Dance Under the Stars

ST. STANISLAUS-ST.CASIMIRS CREDIT UNION STAGE

EUROPEAN FINE FOODS DANCE STAGE

(220 Roncesvalles Ave.)

 
SATURDAY

 

Noon-12:45 MR. SYSTEM

Trio group playing contemporary Polish dance music featuring latest hit songs.

1:00-1:30 Stella Polonia Dance Group
1:30-2:15 MR. SYSTEM
2:30-3:00 Stella Polonia Dance Group
3:00-3:30 THE VILLAGE SOUND

Lively band playing traditional Polkas & popular music to dance to.

3:30-4:00 Opening ceremonies- Arrival of harvest festival “Dozynki” procession
4:00-4:30 Mali Harnasie & Grupa Brampton Dance Groups
4:30-5:15 THE VILLAGE SOUND
5:30-6:00 Radosc Joy Song and Dance Group
6:00-6:45 THE VILLAGE SOUND
7:00-7:30 Radosc Joy Song and Dance Group
7:30-8:00 KINGA MITROWSKA
Fantastic vocalist performing songs you love to listen to.
7:30-9:00 VOICES

A trio (Karolina Ingleton, cyn D, & Stella Rezgo) presenting original songs & memorable international hits in solos, duets & trios.

9:15-11:00 DANCE UNDER THE STARS

ED GUCA & MAJOR MUSIC

Win great prizes by participating in the Polka contest, Polish contest or Tango contest, or win by being at the right spot at the right time.

 
SUNDAY

 

Noon-12.45 JOHN GORA
Great band featuring contemporary & traditional Polish music for your dancing feet.
1:00-1:30 Bialy Orzel / Zespol Tatry Dance Groups
1:30-2:15 ED GUCA & THE POLISH CANADIANS
Polkas, Waltzes etc. from Toronto’s top Polka recording band for your dancing pleasure.
2:30-3:00 Bialy Orzel / Zespol Tatry Dance Groups
3:00-3:45 JOHN GORA
4:00-4:30 Bialy Orzel Dance Group
4:30-5:30 JOHN GORA
5:30-6:00 DANUTA

Popular Polish vocalist will feature her own composition “Viva Toronto”

6:00-7:00 JOHN GORA / ED GUCA / STAN STAWIARSKI Jam session.
Schedule subject to change
DR. RAY KANOZA’S POLKAMANIA STAGE

(272 Roncesvalles Ave. – north of Westminister Ave.)

 
SATURDAY

 

1:00-2:00 LENNY GOMULKA & CHICAGO PUSH

Award winning Polka band from Massachusetts U.S.A.

2:00-3:00 EDDIE BLAZONCZYK’S VERSATONES

Grammy nominated Polka band from Chicago U.S.A.

3:00-4:00 LENNY GOMULKA & CHICAGO PUSH
4:00-5:00 EDDIE BLAZONCY’S VERSATONES
5:00-6:00 POLKA FAMILY

Award winning Polka show band from Pennsylvania U.S.A.

6:00-7:00 EDDIE BLAZONCY’S VERSATONES
7:00-8:00 POLKA FAMILY
8:00-9:00 LENNY GOMULKA & CHICAGO PUSH
9:00-10:00 POLKA FAMILY
These American Polka bands represent the top from the field. It is a privilege to have them perform at the Roncesvalles Polish Festival.
POLKA STAGE (SUNDAY)

 

(272 Roncesvalles Ave. – north of Westminister Ave.)

 
SUNDAY

 

Noon-3:00 WEST SIDE BAND
3:30-7:00 HIDDEN AGENDA
Schedule subject to change
BENNA STAGE

(North of Galley Ave.)

 
SATURDAY

 

1:00-3:30 UPBEATS
4:00-6:30 THE WHITE EAGLE POLISH BRASS BAND</td >
SUNDAY

 

1:00-3:30 UPBEATS
4:00-6:30 STAN STAWIARSKI & TIARA
ANDY KRUK STAGE

(North of High Park Blvd.)

 
 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

 

NOON-1:00 Family Fun (Hula hoop contest, Trivia contest, Sing-along contest with prizes.)
1:00-1:45 ELVIS & friends
2:00-3:00 Family Fun
3:00-3:45 ELVIS & friends
4:00-5:30 Family Fun
6:00-7:30 Elvis & friends & dancing.
Schedule subject to change
NORTH PERFORMACE TENT

(South of Howard Park Ave.)

 
SATURDAY

 

Noon-12:45 Westside Band
1:00-1:45 Second Wind
2:00-2:45 Westside Band
3:00-3:45 Second Wind
4:00-5:15 Westside Band / Second Wind
5:40-6:30 Matt Robinson Quartet
6:50-7:50 Matt Robinson Quartet
8:15-9:15 Mike O’Grady
9:45-11:00 Mike O’Grady
SUNDAY

 

12:00-3:15 Wasted Knights
3:45-7:00 Jim Armstrong Sonic Deli Band
Schedule subject to change

6 Comments on “2007 Polish Festival Schedule Now Available”

  1. This schedule would be helpful if it had info on the start of the parade — what time and where. I read somewhere else that it starts at Howard Par, when? Also, for people unfamiliar with the Festival, where is the “Main Stage”?

  2. I think the festival is a great idea with people enjoying traditional Polish food/music/dance/culture. However does the band really need the amps cranked so loud that my windows shake after 7pm? I realize it’s a Saturday, but it is not playing in the park or down by the lake it is smack bang in the middle of a residential area (not the downtown entertainment area), where a lot of families have small children.

    Perhaps in the future, better planning could go into this. If you don’t feel that High Park is a part of Ronces, it might be useful to know that we are still able to hear the band (or bands as there were two playing at the same time) without any amps!

  3. The Saturday evening Polish Festival was great fun. The band LENNY GOMULKA & CHICAGO PUSH were fantastic! We just wish they were playing again today. They were definitely the highlight of this year’s Festival. I do feel better planning was in evidence this time around. If it’s any consolation – we passed by the skateboarding area near Howard Park earlier in the day and the volume at night was lower by at least 66%!! My two suggestions for next year’s festival: have some geneological booths set up so that Polish Canadians can track their heritage by last name, and it would be great if the beer gardens could have some lights around them at night to make them more inviting – like they do it in Europe! Also, Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push have our vote to come back again next year!

  4. The festival was great fun. The American Polka bands were superb and a great time was had by all.. Thanks Ray!!

    It is too bad the city of Toronto ticketed every car on the side roads including all the American visitors and the Eddie Blazonczyk Band Bus from Chicago….. Welcome to Toronto!!!!! Perhaps parking at an outside facility with a shuttle coming into Roncesvalles would be a good idea for out of towners.

  5. Drove up from Buffalo, New York to attend the festival for the first time. It was a wonderful experience. The setting in an urban environment complete with quaint shops, family owned restaurants and festival “beer gardens” curbside made for a memorable afternoon. I too received a “Welcome to our City” ticket from the Toronto police for parking on a side street. Hope you can work something out with the PD next year.

  6. Are there any more info on the Upbeats trio? Do they have a website? And what are the members’ names?

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