St. Jordi’s Catalan Book Festival in Toronto features author Sue Kenney

Posted April 27, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses Once upon a time, there was a town terrified by a dragon. The beast demanded a maiden per weekto eat, and one day, it was the  princess' turn to beoffered to the dragon. The young knight Jordi heard aboutthe princess' fate and decided to save her. He fiercelyfought  the dragon and while the creature fell mortally wounded somethingamazing happened: from the blood on the floor a beautiful redrose grew. Jordi picked the flower and gave it to the princess as a sign of his love, and they livedhappily ever after. Sant Jordi (Saint George) is the patron of Catalonia, and we Catalans use thisstory to celebrate our love day the 23th of April, on the saint day.To do so, we offer roses and books to our loversand loved ones. For most of us it is one of the most special day of theyear back home, and we would like to bring a little of its spirit toToronto, and share it with you all. We have prepared a weekend full ofactivities for all, and we would love you to join us in as manyof them as you like. SATURDAY, APRIL 21 1.30 pm - Get ready for the game! Come to cheer your team, they need it! Mostof us prefer Barça to win, but obviously you are more than welcome if youchoose to cheer for Madrid (no one is perfect and a little rivalry is alwaysgood) 2.00 pm - FC Barcelona - Real Madrid game begins! During the game  sandwiches, catalan beer and juices (combos at $4.5)will be sold in order to cover the costs of Rogers tv Please, RSVP so we have enough space for everyone  SUNDAY, APRIL 22 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Arts and crafts activities for children and creative grown ups - Sue Kenney will be presenting her book "My Camino", herinspirational journey as a pilgrim in Camino de Santiago, north of Spain. More info: http://suekenney.ca/ 11:30 am - 12:00 am - Sant Jordi's legend: once upon a time there was a knight... Bilingualdramatized reading, catalan and english 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Francisco Pascual de la Parte, Consul General of Spain in Toronto, will bepresenting his book "El Cabo Salomón", about his experiences as adiplomat around the globe 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - Workshop of traditional catalan dances 1:00 pm 2:00 pm - Classical music concert. Catalan composers. Quartet (com es diuen??!!) 2:00 pm - Celebration lunch   $10 per person. Please RSVP in advance Coffee time - Bingo. With special prizes All Day - Stand with books and roses to sell - Digital exhibit on Catalan women writers All activities will be at: Catalan Center of Toronto 2394 Dufferin St, Toronto ON M6E 2J4 (Dufferin and Eglinton) If you can confirm your assistance in advance it will help us to organizethe space accordingly. To do so you can RSVP at casalpaisoscatalans@gmail.com orto the person who invited you. If yours is a last minute decision we willstill want you to join us! Please feel free to invite as many people as you like, just don't forgetto let us know, specially for the game and lunch. See you all there!

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