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WILNO CHICKEN SUPPER

The most famous one is the annual Wilno Chicken Supper. This supper has been going since 1936. It was created as a fundraiser just after the St. Stanislaus Kostka Church burnt down. It started in the Church basement of the newly built St. Mary’s Church. The supper takes place on the Labour Day Weekend the first Sunday in September. It is the day where all the parishioners put time for the church and raised money for the church, meanwhile providing a great meal to the public. The meal consists of tradition boiled chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, fresh vegetables, such as carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, pickles, and of course choices of apple, raisin, and coconut cream pies. This 91 year tradition is still going strong and folks around the valley can’t wait to enjoy and experience the best church supper in the Valley.

 The supper feeds approx. 2000 people throughout the day. Live music by local musicians is provided outside while the folks are in line waiting to get the taste of this find Slavic cuisine. You can also play games like the crown and anchor.

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KASHUB DAY FESTIVAL

 

 On the first Saturday in May marks the annual Kashub Day Festival where the Local Kashubs celebrate their Kashubian heritage with song and dance. It is a celebration of our rich Kashubian Heritage in Wilno. It started in 1998 and is still going very strong. The festival takes place at the Wilno Heritage Park and Museum. Throughout the day, you can also visit the Museum which showcases our local Kashubian and Polish history. The story of the Kashub people who immigrated to Wilno in 1858 and the Polish people who immigrated in 1864 to Wilno. Everyone is welcome, bring your lawn chairs and sit back and enjoy the music and you can kick up your heals on the dance floor if you wish.

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Here is the schedule of entertainment from the 2017 Kashubian Festival in Wilno, Ontario:

19TH ANNUAL

 KASHUB DAY FESTIVAL

   MAY 6th 2017

 

11:00 - 11:20 Opening Ceremonies & National Anthem

11:20 - 11:35 Richard Sernoskie  

11:40 - 12:15 Janet Paplinskie - Orville Rumleski     

12:20 - 12: 35 Arnold, Nicky & Luke Etmanskie 

12:40 - 1:10 Lawrence Beanish and Country Mile 

1:15 - 1:35 CROWNING of an HONORARY KASHUB

  CROWNING of the KASHUBIAN ROYAL FAMILY   

1:40 - 2:05 Stoppa Lake Melodiers – Tribute to Brent Quade

2:05 - 2:20 Square Dance called by Stanley Pecoskie, fiddler S-Lake Melodiers

2:25 - 2:55 Eddie Francis

2:55 - 3:05 Special Guest

3:10 - 3:40 John McClement

3:45 - 4:15 Brendan & Will Cybulski

4:20 - 4:50  Dominic Babinski & Jack Biernacki

4:55 - 5:15 Emily Yarascavitch

5:20 - 5:50 Jerome Utronkie and Friends

5:55 - 6:10 Square Dance called Stanley Pecoskie, fiddler Ray Chapeskie

6:15 - 6:30 Dexter & Serena Sernoskie

6:35 - 7:00 Stoppa Lake Melodiers

Wiedno Kaszb i na wiedno Kaszbi

Always Kashubia and forever Kashub

KASHUBIAN FLAG DAY

Although this day is new to local Kashubs, some who know their Kashubian history celebrate Kashubian Flag Day on August 18.

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