Media Advisory - Kites to take over the skies at the 25th annual Four Winds Kite Festival

-Kortright Centre for Conservation celebrates 25 years of kite flying -

TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - It's time to look up, way up and see the fabulous and fascinating kites that will take flight. Thousands of visitors attend this event to see many large, graceful kites colour the sky above Kortright Centre for Conservation at the Four Winds Kite Festival.  In 2014, the longest running kite festival in the GTA is celebrating its 25th year of bringing family fun to festival goers! The event is a great family outing where you can see professional kite flying demonstrations and enjoy some great springtime activities and wind themed interpretive hikes. 

Learn more about wind and see examples of wind powered technology on the Kortright property and also tour the Archetype Sustainable House.

When: Saturday, May 3 - Sunday, May 4 2014, 10 am4 pm

Highlights of Activities (for a full list visit www.kortright.org)

Toronto Kite Flyers Demonstration: 11:00am-3:30pm: Experts perform kite flying demonstrations including Sport Kites, Fighter Kites, Teddy Bear Parachuting Drop, Running with the Bols, and Great Rokkaku Battle. Demonstrations will be performed throughout the day as wind and weather permits.

Wind Themed Crafts      10:00am-4:00pm: Throughout the festival visit the Education Booth on the kite field to create your own wind themed crafts to take home. In addition to crafts, our experienced staff will have hands-on activities and can provide information about the site and our programs.

'Whistling Wind' Interpretive Walk: 10:30 am & 2:30 pm (Register and Meet at the Education Booth located on the Kite Field)

Make your own Kite: 11:00pm-3:00pm (Meet at the Education Booth located on the Kite Field). Additional cost of $4 for 1 kite  or $6 for 2 kites

Teddy Bear Parachute Drop: Watch as these cuddly bears don their skydiving gear and drop from the sky. Drops will take place throughout the festival as wind conditions permit.

25 year anniversary celebration: To celebrate our 25th anniversary we will have a bouncy castle, face painting and henna body art.  On Sunday at 3pm we will have words from TRCA and the Toronto Kite Flyers Association and will be serving cake.

Where: Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 1A6

Cost: 
Adults: $ 10
Kids, seniors and students: $ 6.50
Children Under 4: Free
Parking: $ 4

About Toronto and Region Conservation

With more than 55 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City – a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at www.trca.on.ca or www.kortright.org

SOURCE Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

For further information: Rowena Calpito, Supervisor, Public Relations, Toronto and Region Conservation, Tel: 416-661-6600 Ext. 5632 E-mail: rcalpito@trca.on.ca; Gary Mark, Toronto Kite Flyers, 647-299-0822 Email: garymark@gmail.com.