With great pleasure we announce that Rev. Dr. Cerwyn Davies is the winner of The Gold Award for 2013. The Gold Award honours a person who has made a significant contribution to Welsh life in Ontario and this is the third year it has been awarded. The Gold Award will be presented to Reverend Davies at the 2013 Ontario Welsh Festival banquet on April 27, 2013. More information on The Gold Award is at the bottom of this page.
Welcome to the Ontario Welsh Festival website. Please take some time to peruse all the information presented. It is our intent to keep you abreast of our planning for future events and to whet your appetite by providing feedback on immediate past events through articles and pictures. If you have unanswered questions or suggestions after visiting the website, please contact us and we will try to address those issues.
We cordially invite you to join us from April 26-28, 2013 as we once again return to the Marriott Gateway on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls. Our celebrations at that venue over the past two years have been overwhelming successful and your survey responses indicated a strong preference for this location. It is also an attractive venue for visitng choirs, attendees from the US and central Ontario, as it is one of the wonders of the world with plenty of activities.
The choir for our 2013 Festival is an exciting male voice choir from Cardiff named Côr Meibion Tâf under the leadership of Robert Nicholls. We have lots of exciting plans and ask you to make intermittent visits to the website as we add more details in the period leading up to our 2013 celebration.
Let’s all keep sustaining and growing the Ontario Welsh Festival as we move forward. We’ve reached the significant milestone of fifty years of fellowship. Now is the time to begin making new memories for our next half century.
President, Ontario Welsh Festival President / Llywydd
The 2013 Gŵyl Gymraeg Ontario / Ontario Welsh Festival is just around the corner. Click here to learn more about this year's Festival.
For more information about the festival, contact Meriel Simpson - 416 578-6592
Am fwy o wybodaeth am yr wyl, cysylltwch â'r Meriel Simpson - 416 578-6592
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ontario Welsh Festival in 2010, Betty Cullingworth (then president of the OGGA) launched the idea of a special Award to be presented annually to a person deemed to have contributed expansively to the Welsh community in Ontario.
A committee was established with a representative from the Ontario Welsh Festival, the Ottawa Welsh society, the St David’s Society of Toronto, Dewi Sant Welsh Church and the president of the Ontario Welsh Festival. Board members and members at large were asked to submit the names of candidates with a resumé of their contributions to the Welsh Community. Requests for candidates are placed in Y Gadwyn as well as the above Societies.
The recipient of the inaugural Award in 2011 was Hefina Phillips. Myfanwy Bajaj was presented with the Award in 2012 and she will participate in the search for a winner in 2013. Update: Rev. Dr. Cerywn Davies is the winner of The Gold Award for 2013.
Should you wish to nominate future candidates for this prestigious Award, please contact Meriel Simpson at 416-578-6592 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a great weekend in Niagara Falls last April. Read all the details of our weekend of fun, song and praise in our Ontario Welsh Festival 2012 Review. And if that's not enough, we also have some pictures of the event.
© Ontario Welsh Festival / Ontario Gymanfa Ganu Association
23 Ionawr / January, 2013
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