Not too long ago, Labour Day weekend was when the Shelter Valley Folk Festival happened but with its shutdown, there is no major event scheduled for that weekend. So it was an obvious time to stage a Poutine Feast. At the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, Council approved an application by Poutine Feast Ontario Inc. to hold their event in Victoria Park on that weekend. It will involve ten to fifteen vendors with their food-trucks “each of them offering their own version of the iconic dish”. Dessert trucks, a kid’s zone and entertainment will also be a part of the offerings. It’s not licensed and will be free to enter – that presumably means no fence. It will run from Thursday, 29 August to Sunday, 1 September, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The report to Council by Community Events Coordinator Jackie Chapman Davis said that “the Community Events Committee has reviewed the application and identified no issues with the event. There are no other event conflicts over Labour Day weekend. A site visit will be scheduled with Town staff and event organizers once approval has been given.” Further that “the festival is financially supported in whole by Poutine Feast Ontario Inc. Staff time will be allocated for a site visit and picnic table drop off and pick up which will be charged back to the event.”
Seemingly no cost to the Town but another reason for visitors to come to Cobourg. However, Councillor Emily Chorley was not convinced that the event would be a benefit to the Town and was the sole vote against approval. John Henderson thought it was worth a try and Nicole spoke in support.
- Poutine Feast Ontario
- Shelter Valley Donates to S.O.N.G. – 10 September 2018
- Is this the last year for the Shelter Valley Folk Festival – 15 June 2017 (It was the last Festival).