Milton’s Coptic Christian community welcomed Milton families July 22nd for its eightannual St Abanoub Festival. The event marks the life, and sacrifice of Abanoub a 12- year old Christian martyr in the fourth century. Organizer Ramy Boutros attributes the festival’s success to the people. “The human being is a social creature. They like to be at such a gathering and have fun. Especially our kids,” he said.
The activities included bouncy castles, pony rides, water slides & games and many other fun activities. The majority of the festival’s volunteers are kids under the supervision of adults. The annual festival attracts people from Milton and the surrounding area and is open to all. “Please share this invitation with your friends and neighbors to help spread the word about our church and the commemoration of Saint Abanoub. Let’s reach out to more people and make this festival an unforgettable experience for all!” said Church organizer Ayman Dawoud on social media in the weeks leading up to the event. Special appreciation for Fr Kyrillos Attia as the one who initiated the St. Abanoub Festival 12 years ago and is the head of the organizing committee. For more information on St. George and St. Abanoub Coptic Church and their future events visit their website: www.sgsamilton.ca