"Taste of Hungary" Open House

The Welland Hungarian Hall (the corner of Hellems Ave & Park Street).

361 Hellems Avenue, Welland, Ontario L3B 3C3

Welland, ON

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Culinary & food

Dance

Fashion & costumes

Music

Theatre

The "Taste of Hungary" Open House is a free event, that will introduce the public to the culture, heritage, and history of Hungarians in Ontario. We will feature traditional Hungarian crafts, linens, dishware, art and collectables and people will be educated on the history of Hungary, the famous Hungarians, our costumes, dancers, and music. Crafts people will also be on hand to show off their unique products for sale. Hungarian cuisine is very memorable and well loved by all who taste it. We will be giving out free samples of several of our most popular and much loved menu items, that will also be available for sale. Visitors will find it interesting to discover that today, Canada is home to over 350,000 people of Hungarian and Magyar descent, as well as Hungarian-speaking immigrants from other areas of Europe and nearly half live in Ontario, where they have made remarkable contributions to fields as diverse as accounting, cinematography, finance, government, and music. They may also recognize that many Hungarians have set fine examples as role models for young Canadians in sports such as Canoe Kayak, water polo and fencing. Their rich traditions and values continue to strengthen our communities. Recently, the Province of Ontario recognized the incredible and innumerable contributions of Ontarians of Hungarian descent, and esteems their important role in the economy, culture, politics and identity of Ontario. They also recognized the importance of the acceptance of Hungarian refugees to Canada in 1956-57 as a turning point, which has helped to shape Ontario's open and welcoming immigration policies, and our respect for diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. In recognition of this, the provincial government has passed Bill 50 Act, marking October in Ontario, as Hungarian Heritage Month. Our facility, is completely wheel chair accessible, and includes an elevator for easier access. We will be following all government COVID-19 safety policies that are applicable.

Sun 02 Oct
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Welland Hungarian Hall Website

This event is free.

Organized by

Welland Hungarian Hall

We are a not-for-profit corporation that was created over 100 years ago to help Hungarian immigrants establish a new life in Canada. The mission was to help new residents, find homes, meet friends, find services and learn the language of this new country so they could build a future for their families. The organization continues to provide a community where they host their cultural events, dinners and social events for everyone. They hold commemorative events, language schools, and they provide opportunities for everyone to share their talents for sewing, and cooking, playing sports etc. They hold cultural programs through poetry readings, folk dance lessons, presentations for members of all ages. They also have an active seniors program and a Hunting and Fishing Club.

Location

361 Hellems Avenue, Welland, Ontario L3B 3C3

Welland, ON

We are located in Welland, in the Niagara Region. From Toronto, take the QEW to the Hwy 406. Exit at the Main St round-about and follow Main St West to Hellems Avenue. Turn south on Hellems Ave (which is a one way street).

Language

English, Hungarian

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.

Elevator wheelchair accessible