Sunday, April 28th 2019
11am - 4pm
This year marks the 125th annual Fiesta, and we are happy to say that not only are all the old favorites back, such as Silent Auction and carnival games, but several new and exciting games and activities have been added. The kids are sure to be thrilled with this year's event, so don't make any other plans for Sunday, April 28th!
HOW CAN I HELP?
Fiesta is one of the school's biggest fundraisers, with its success showing in the classroom on a daily basis in so many tangible ways. Opportunities to help make this year's Fiesta a wonderful success are listed below.
JOIN THE FIESTA COMMITTEE
Would you like to join in the fun of helping to plan Fiesta? We have a few committee positions available with different levels of participation, and some committee positions can even be done from the comfort of your own home! For more information, please contact Ashley Vilgiate or Susanne Arvidsson
If you own your own company or work for a company that is interested in sponsoring Fiesta at the corporate level, please contact Rachael Kuhnert. Canyon offers different sponsorship levels to suit each company’s needs. Company logos will be prominently displayed on printed and electronic material from now until the conclusion of Fiesta. For more information on sponsorship levels, please visit the Fiesta Corporate Sponsorship Page.
Think of things you’d want to bid on and that’s what the Auction committee is looking for! Start soliciting your friends, family, colleagues and favorite retail locations or restaurants for fabulous trips, gift certificates, concert tickets, kid’s experiences, jewelry, wine and more.
For more information on Silent Auction please visit their page here.
In order to offset the expense of this great event, we look to you for your support as sponsors of the many activities, games, and booths. When you become a sponsor, your family's name will be prominently displayed on a sign in front of that activity on the day of the Fiesta. If you sponsor a commodity such as game prizes or decorations we will acknowledge your contribution with a colorful signposted around the lunch area. A list of Family Sponsorship opportunities will be available soon!
For more information about family sponsorship please contact HeatherTran.
VOLUNTEER AT FIESTA
Fiesta can’t happen without the help of our parent volunteers! The Fiesta Volunteer Sign-up Genius will be available as Fiesta & Auction draws near.
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT FIESTA
Fiesta is not Fiesta without FOOD! Whether your tastes run from gourmet carnival fare to ice cream and churros, we have something for you! Fiesta favorites like fire-roasted corn on the cob and carnitas are destinations on everyone's list. Carnival favorites like hot dogs and pizza will be there in full force. Looking for something on the healthier side…fresh fruit, Acai bowls, and fresh salads will hit the spot.CHILI COOKOFF
Show your mad cooking skills and enter the Chili Cook-Off… or just grab a bowl of chili after the prizes have been awarded! If you have a prized family chili recipe be sure to enter it into the contest. More information on the Chili Cook-Off coming soon.CAKE DECORATING CONTEST
Don’t forget the Cake Decorating Contest, followed by the chance to take home a sweet masterpiece at the Cake Walk! If you love to bake…or even just decorate, submit your cake to the Cake Decorating Contest!
See all the fun from last year's Fiesta!
THE HISTORY OF FIESTA
In the picture dancers in the Historical Pageant at the 1935 Fiesta, including young Ernest and Theresa Marquez.
But did you know the history of behind this highly anticipated event?
Fiesta is part of a rich tradition of celebrating our very special community. Way back in the early days of settlement in the canyon, the land was part of the enormous Mexican land grant known as Rancho Boca de Santa Monica. The school occupied several pastoral acres of land donated to the school by the heirs to the Rancho, the Marquez Family. Fiesta, a charming celebration within the Rancho community, was such an integral part of life here in the Canyon that it is said that a requirement to continue Fiesta was actually stipulated in the land grant! This very forward-thinking requirement has ensured that this close-knit community, of which Canyon School has always been the hub, would continue to value and celebrate its uniqueness and foster that special sense of community that we at Canyon School all share and value so much. Fiesta is an important part of why we all feel like a village within the city! Fiesta has gone through several incarnations, from picnics to art shows to carnivals. As times have changed, school district requirements have evolved and as tastes have swayed, Fiesta has become the celebration of family and pure fun that it is today.
Use of the school premises has been granted pursuant to the provisions of Sections 17400, et seq., of the Education Code of the State of California to (Canyon Booster) from the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District. LA Unified and the Board of Education does not sponsor or take responsibility, nor does it endorse any of the activities, statements or opinions which may be expressed at this meeting/activity.