By Nita Balani
MISSISSAUGA: This year’s Mississauga Waterfront Festival (MWF), which is being held at the Port Credit Memorial Park June 14 -16, will unveil a few surprise attractions for visitors.
According to MWF Chairperson Pat Anderson, this year’s festival would include new attractions and delightful entertainment for the whole family.
Included this year are “Checkmate by the River – a spectacular interactive live life-sized board games, an interactive culinary demos by Chef Rob Rainford, Chef Amy Smith and Chef Davey; sand sculptors, a variety of performances by local youth talent and Father’s Day tributes that would make any dad’s heart melt,’’ according to her.
The festival will also feature The Monster Rock Orchestra (MRO), a signature performance of the MWF.
“Monster Rock Orchestra, created by Mississauga’s own talent, Vikas Kohli, has been entertaining festival visitors of all ages,’’ according to Anderson.
“We can proudly say that at Mississauga Waterfront Festival, we feature our local talent of national as well as global fame, making it an unforgettable event for the audience.’’
The MRO – which will perform on June 14 and 15 at 9:30 p.m – will feature a rock band along with a string section and a horn section. This grand performance will be accompanied by a massive laser light show by tech guru Joe Natale, to create an amazing experience for the audience at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival.
“It is the only show of its kind in Canada,’’ according to Vikas Kohli, producer of MRO. “It is an original production of rock music with an orchestra, combined with a grand spectacle of lasers and lights. This premiere event will be an exclusive performance just for the Mississauga Waterfront Festival.’’
The festival is a free, fun-filled day for families. Also, it would be a great Father’s Day outing as the festival is being held on June 14-16.
The MWF not only celebrates local talent and provides entertainment but it also raises funds for charities and sponsors children from low income families.
The festival has been voted as one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals nine years in a row.
More festival details can be had at www.themwf.com.
(Nita Balani is based in Mississauga)