See Canadian Boxing Legend live and in bronze!
George Chuvalo will be a special guest at the Big DADDY Festival celebrating Father's Day Weekend in Halton Hills. Chuvalo, Canada's greatest heavyweight boxer, had a career which spanned three decades and 93 fights. Noted for his toughness, he fought all the greats and nobody - not Joe Frazier, George Foreman or even Muhammad Ali - ever knocked him out. Outside the ring, however, life has dealt Chuvalo several crushing body blows: he lost three sons to drug addiction and his wife to suicide. Yet, just like in the ring, Chuvalo has refused to go down by using his story of personal pain to help others fight drug addiction.
Join us for an up-close and personal experience with the Peoples' Champion at the Chill Zone at the Williams Mill Visual Art Centre in Glen Williams from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 15. Chuvalo will be available for autographs and a personal photo shoot, with a suggested donation of $10 going to the Fight Against Drugs.
On display will be a life size bronze bust of George Chuvalo and a direct casting impression of his fists created by Gabrielle Fischer, a Williams Mill Artist. Compare your fists with George's!
The Chill Zone is a great place to bring the whole family to enjoy live music from a number of local musicians, food from the Glen Oven Cafe and festivities. It runs from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.