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Kites to Soar Above York Region

May 04, 2011


For Immediate Release

Attn: Community / City / Editors, environmental journalists and meteorologists

(TORONTO, May 4, 2011)

It's time to look up, way up to see the fabulous and fascinating kites that will take to the air at the 22nd Four Winds Kite Festival at Kortright Centre for Conservation. A great family outing or a special Mother’s Day treat where you can see professional kite flying demonstrations by the Toronto Kite Flyers Association and enjoy many other great springtime activities and guided hikes.

The cost is $9 for adults and $6.50 for children and seniors. Children four and under are admitted free with their family. Parking is $4 per vehicle.

When: Saturday, May 7 2011 - Sunday, May 8 2011

What: Four Winds Kite Festival

Activities List:

10:00am Fly your own kite 11:00am Toronto Kitefliers Demonstrations

11:30am Sport Kite Demonstration

12:00 pm Fighter Kites Face Painting (12-3pm) *Additional fee Reptilia Critter Meet & Greet (May 7, 12 - 2pm) (May 8, 12 - 3pm) 12:30pm Teddy Bear Parachuting Drop

12:45pm Toronto Kitefliers Demonstrations

1:00pm Running with the Bols

1:30pm Great Rokkaku battle

2:00pm Teddy Bear Parachuting Drop

2:30pm Sport Kite Demonstration

3:00pm Fly your own kite

Guided hikes/tours- register and meet at front admission desk

11:30 AM Archetype Sustainable House Tour (limited 15 people per tour)

1:00 PM Bird Migration games

1:30 PM Archetype Sustainable House Tour (limited 15 people per tour)

2:30 PM Bird Migration Hike

3:00 PM Archetype Sustainable House Tour (limited 15 people per tour)

Schedule is subject to change due to weather

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