En anglais: the French Club is holding barbecue and bonfire Saturday night (Columbia Lake, from 6:30) in honour of St. Jean Baptiste Day. The day may have been taken over as "Fete Nationale" by the establishment in Quebec, but it has a long history as a French-Canadian festival. Information about the French Club: francais@watserv1, or ext. 6857.
There's also KidsFest, with children's music starting at noon each day, not to mention face-painting and pony rides; that part of the festival happens in the central area of the park, with admission free for kids under 10 accompanied by an adult.
The festival is taking over various parking lots on the perimeter of the park, and has announced a $2.50 per vehicle flat rate. Included in the list is UW's parking lot C, off Seagram Drive, but the UW police office says their understanding is that parking there is supposed to be free (as it generally is on weekends) or by "donation". Parking lot A, also off Seagram, isn't open this weekend; lot H near the Humanities building will be $1 coin entry as usual on weekends.
Badminton players from Ontario universities will compete in the Physical Activities Complex tomorrow in a tournament hosted by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association of UW. Spectators are welcome; the competition starts at 10 a.m. Information: s3li@neumann, or phone ext. 3440.
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