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September 14, 2013
Produced by VWAT Family Services

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The Lantern Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival, is a vastly celebrated holiday throughout East Asia. Tet Trung Thu, as it is known in Vietnam, provides families with an opportunity to gather and celebrate the end of the summer harvest by eating moon cakes, lighting lanterns and gazing at the moon and stars.

VWAT Family Services bring you this celebration to allow all families from every cultural background to explore the meaning of the Vietnamese Lantern Festival as it is seen through the perspective of the Vietnamese community. Take this opportunity and explore new horizons while enjoying new cultural foods, entertainment and activities!

As people move across the globe contributing to the diversity of our city, the beauty of experiencing and understanding the meaning of different cultural practices and celebrations is a powerful point of transformation for each and every one of us. Are you ready to take your step?

 In 2012 the Vietnamese Lantern Festival was held on September 15, 2012 at the Harbourfront Centre and was a great success attracting over 3,000 attendees from the Greater Toronto Area.

This celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival through the perspective of the Vietnamese community is our contribution to the promotion of intercultural awareness within the city of Toronto. Visit the Harbourfront website for details.

Enter the Lantern Competition: English Registration Form
Enter the Lantern Competition: Viet Registration Form
Enter the Thien Le Áo Dài Competition: Registration Form


 Volunteer at the Vietnamese Lantern Festival. Send in your Volunteer Application Form today!



Fashions for Passions

Fashions for Passions-Image1The Fashion Gala featuring fashions by Thien Le is an annual event supporting anti-violence and anti-trafficking of girls and women.

The chairs and volunteers are dedicated and passionate citizens, devoting their time to working to end modern day slavery. Proceeds from all events are donated to various reputable organizations with the same mission through the VWAT Family Services.

Thien Le’s work has several influences and most notable for having a strong influence from what Le calls “The Elegant Period” of the 1930s, 40’s and 50’s. The long gowns full of colours and movement remain his firm signature, tailoring different elements together with details that reaffirm his trademark.  The Canadian designer’s flawless workmanship carries through all of his lines: from luxurious cashmere weekend wear to versatile pieces for golfing to red-carpet couture. With TV personality Mike Chalut as the Master of Ceremony and  delectable courses, it’s sure to be an evening of great company and purpose.

Join us at the Hyatt Regency at 370 King Street West on August 11, 2013 for the much anticipated release of Thien Le’s new collection in support of girls and women everywhere.

 Select the poster image for additional details and sponsorship opportunities.