The 138th Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), one of North America’s largest and popular trade fairs begins Friday. For the next 17-days the EX! will play as host to thousands, along with fun-filled attractions including amusement park rides, live entertainment, shopping , there is food.
Outrageous Food! On the menu this year! a delicacy distinctive in East Africa.
Senene , Crickets sprinkled Hotdog.
Crickets known locally in East Africa as Senene is packed with high protein and is sure to test your taste buds at this year’s EX!
Mostly available in rainy season in East Africa, senene is roasted and peppered with salt and black pepper, some other ingredients such as onions, pilipli (Hot peppers) are also used to make this critter based dish even more delicious.
I dare you try one at the EX!
There are of course other stuff other than food, some of it is new and other sort of nostalgic.
Below is the list:
2016 CNE HIGHLIGHTS:
NEW – CNE Innovation Garage presented by HP (August 19 to 21): Discover the latest and greatest in consumer products, services and more at this all-new innovation hub! Engage in interactive experiences, browse new products and technology, meet young entrepreneurs presenting at the CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition, and be inspired by talks featuring innovation influencers, industry vanguards and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen.
NEW – Waterfront Shows: The CNE returns to the waterfront for the first time in decades thanks to a $5.5 million infrastructure investment by the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario to rehabilitate the West Channel water sports course just south of the CNE grounds. New Waterfront programming features a daily waterfront show, The Great Canadian Water Ski Caper, the Nautique Canadian Wakesurf Nationals on opening weekend (August 19 to 21), and the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships (August 25 to 28).
NEW – Star Trek “50 Artists. 50 Years.”: Over 50 artists from 10 countries, including works by Canadian artists Johnathan
Begeron, Maria Bergeron, Mark D’Alfonso, and photographs by the late Leonard Nimoy, will be on display in this global art exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the iconic series. All featured illustrations, photography, sculptures, paintings and graphics were commissioned specifically for this exhibit. Trekkers should also mark their calendars for trivia nights, a Star Trek pop-up shop, and themed bar.
NEW – Aerial Acrobatics and Ice Skating Show: An all-new themed Aerial Acrobatics and Ice Skating Show returns to the CNE each day during the fair. This year’s show will feature 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette (August 19 to 22 & August 26 to September 5), and special guest Elvis Stojko (August 23 to 25).