2017 Polish Festival – Sept 16,17


2017 Roncesvalles Polish Festival Sept 16th-17th

For the last 6 years the members of Knights of Columbus Councils 8026 & 9296, their families and friends have participated in the Roncesvalles Polish Festival (http://polishfestival.ca/) with “The Knights’ Table” and we have found out that we need a great number of volunteers to keep it running smoothly.     For those who have already volunteered in the past years you know what I’m talking about. And if you know some people who you feel will have a BLAST helping out, please pass this message on to them as well!

This year the Festival runs on September 16th & 17th. We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help us at the Festival and more importantly raise funds for charity!

So far over the 6 years we have raised close to $ 200,000.00 for Charity. All our profits go to charity!!!

“The Knights’ Table”, will need helping hands in food preparation and food serving. This is fun work that can be applied to high school students’ community service hours. So if you do know of some students who are looking to have some fun while they work, please pass this information on to them.

And we will also need servers for the “Polkamania Beer Garden”.

The BEER GARDEN servers must be minimum 19 years of age and they will need their “Smart-Serve” certification.  If they do not already have this, we are willing to pay for them to get it.

All you have to do is present your receipt for payment after you have finished your volunteering.            (go to www.smartserve.ca).

We share tips among our students and young servers. We will make sure that there is an equitable distribution of gratuities so that all students and youth workers receive their “just rewards”!

We hope that you will be able to help out this year?!!!The Festival takes place on the weekend, but for The Knights’ Table it also begins the week leading up to the weekend AND also the day after!

Below is some sign-up information and brief descriptions of various volunteer positions and a checklist of availability. We have found that we will need to set up as 6-hour shifts with a cross-over period to keep service running smoothly.




Here are some of the duties:

SET UP and TAKE DOWN: Saturday morning set up at 6am or take down at 7or8 on Sunday. As well as Friday pick ups (van or trailer hitch needed), Monday return of goods.

FOOD SERVICES: grilling sausages, boiling/cooking pierogies, heating bigos and sautéing onions for pierogies, sticking pickles on a stick,  refilling condiments, cleaning up Family eating area, stocking pop, water etc…, running back and forth for supplies, counting money at certain times.

BEER GARDEN: Serving beverages (including serving food), bartenders, Bar backs, stocking bar and cleaning up tables.

Volunteer information: Please fill in the information below and email back to email below. Ideally, volunteers will have cell phones with them. When filling out times, please select a few of your most preferred shifts.

Please advise food service or beverage garden (bar requires Smart Serve certification)

Name: ____________________ Email: ___________________________ Age: ____

Preferred job(s) AND Preferred shift(s): ____________________ Cell Phone #: ______________

Emergency contact info:    IMPORTANT FOR MINORS ! ! !      

NAME: ________________ RELATIONSHIP:  ______________ PHONE#: __________________

During the week of September 11th – pick ups, deliveries        

Friday, Sept. 15th                             Pickups etc….

Saturday, Sept 16th                                                  7:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M   SET UP

                                                            9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.

                                                            2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

                                                            7:00 A.M. until 1:00 A.M.

Sunday, Sept 17th                            9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.

                                                            2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

                                                            6:00 P.M.  until 9:30 P.M. TEAR DOWN

Monday, Sept. 18th                          Returns, deposits etc….

John Dlugosz & Perry Smith – Volunteer Co-ordinators

John Cell: 647-234-0889    Perry Cell: 905-252-8279

email:johndlugosz9217@gmail.com   perrysmith@rogers.com