Jane Lynch
2013 Tastes of the Hill - lots to do, see and taste!!
2013 Tastes of the Hill - lots to do, see and taste!!

Tastes of the Hill, a multicultural festival, brings together residents of diverse backgrounds under four continent pavilions for a day of fun, food and education.

Through food, dance arts and crafts, music and entertainment, Tastes of the Hill provides visitors the opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world without leaving Richmond Hill through a variety of activities, including making crafts from different places, tasting international foods, visiting animals from far away lands, experiencing entertainment they may have never have seen before and discovering new sports.

And, in addition to neighbours meeting and learning about each others’ cultures, Richmond Hill is honoured to be hosting a Citizenship Swearing In Ceremony for almost 60 residents!

Schedule of Events

Stage A

  • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Canadian Citizenship Ceremony
  • 12 - 12:15 p.m.- Opening Ceremony
  • 12:40 - 1 p.m.- RH Centennnial Pipe Band
  • 1:10 - 2 p.m. - John Prince & End of the Road
  • 3 - 3:30 p.m.- Phoenix Academy
  • 4 - 5 p.m.- Ashkenaz Festival - Jaffa Road
  • 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.- Ashkenaz Festival - Yiddish Swingtet with Mitch Smolkin
  • 7:15 - 8 p.m. Reverse

Stage B

  • 12 p.m.- John Prince (O’Canada)
  • 12:15 - 12:40 p.m. John Prince & End of the Road
  • 1 - 1:10 p.m. Chinese Seniors - Big Dance
  • 2 - 3 p.m.- Caribbean Celebration
  • 3:30 - 4 p.m. - Trinity Music
  • 5 - 5:15 p.m.- Nayanee Henry-Noel
  • 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.- Ashkenaz Festival - Lemon Bucke

Click here for the program booklet with more event details

In addition to sharing sensory experiences from different cultures, Tastes of the Hill also raises money for local charitable organizations. In the past six years, the Multicultural Festival has donated more than $320,000 to local charities! Event proceeds from the 2013 Festival will be shared between PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and the York Centre for Children, Youth and Families.

For more information about Richmond Hill’s Tastes of the Hill Multicultural Festival, visit www.RichmondHill.ca/TastesoftheHill  email events@richmondhill.ca or call 905 771-5489.