Welcome to the 3rd Annual

Tesla Electric City Festival!

Pre-register for the event by clicking on the link below:


Each pre-registration guarantees up to two FREE back-to-school gift packages for elementary school aged children attending the event.

*Additional gift packages may be available, while supplies last, for a total of 1,000.


TECF Brochure (pg1)
TECF Trifold Brochure 

This event is hosted by

The City of Hamilton &  Nikola Tesla Educational Corporation

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The Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

created by dji camera

(Photo Courtesy of Robert Connolly)

Directions:  QEW Niagara-bound – exit #90 Nikola Tesla/Woodward, then keep right to Woodard avenue. Turn left at stoplight. Museum is your first entrance on left.

Directions: QEW Toronto-bound – exit #90 Nikola Tesla Blvd,  then keep to right exit and make a U-turn at Parkdale, returning toward QEW. Exit on Woodward avenue.  Turn left at stop sign. Museum is your first entrance on left.

Mill One Design Challenge

TECF-CNC Mill One (V2)

Interested in 3D carving? Sienci Labs presents the #MillOneDesignChallenge! See instructions on how to submit below or visit www.sienci.com/tecf2018 for more details. Chosen submissions will be made on the Mill One at the festival and given to the artist/designer on-site.

How to Submit:

  1. Post your designs and artwork on social media with a small description of what it is.
  2. Tag both Sienci Labs and Tesla in your post and include the hashtag #MillOneDesignChallenge
  • Twitter: @SienciLabs @NTEC_Hamilton
  • Facebook: @siencilabs @Teslaeducational
  • Sienci Labs will contact selected artists before the event through their corresponding social media platforms
    • The earlier the submission, the better your chances to get your design made!
    • Feel free to submit on all three platforms, and ask friends to repost! The easier it is to find you, the better!





Tesla Vendors (V1)


Interested in being a vendor at the festival? Email Peaches Cardenas at peachescardenas111@gmail.com for downloadable vendor/exhibitor’s package.



Free Train Rides

TECF Train Rides

Courtesy of the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers

Tesla Coil

Tesla Coil 1 Tesla Coil 2

Courtesy of the Nikola Tesla Educational Corporation

Robotics Competition

TECF Robotics

6 robotic teams will be attending with all-day demonstration and competition. Be inspired and talk to the participants. Find out how you can join a robotics team!


Glider-Building Workshop

Soggi bio pic

Courtesy of the Southern Ontario Glider Group Inc. (www.soggi.ca)


Hot Rod Hobbies

Courtesy of Hamilton Hot Rod Hobbies (www.hotrodhobbies.ca)

Electric Vehicles


Plug’n Drive will be present to show off Electric Vehicles and provide guests the opportunity to give them a test drive. The public will have an opportunity to talk to the owners of these modern vehicles to get insight about owning one.

Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre






Robert’s Plant Band

Robert's Plant Bands bio pic

Robert Connolly (www.teslamania.tv) discovered that water that is charged with magnetic fields from Tesla coils will cause plants to grow faster and healthier. During this process he also discovered that plants can sense the presence of your human bio-field that can be amplified by holding a quartz crystal in your hand. To measure this response from the plants, Connolly connected a polygraph machine (commonly known as a lie detector) to the plants to observe the electrical impulses. When the electrical signals that the plants produced via the polygraph machines were converted into musical notes via MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), the result was four plants each having control over the notes of their own musical instrument that also included human voices.

Weird Stuff: Antiques, Collectibles & Nostalgia

Vic And Cheryl weird stuff bio pic 

Vic and Cheryl (www.weirdstuff.ca) have been jointly collecting now for 45 years. Their mission at Weird Stuff is to ‘protect History’. They also believe in ‘ recycling and reusing rare quality goods from the past rather than consuming and producing as much as possible. Now, that is not to say that one should not buy new, however, there is always a special place in ones home for something from the past. It makes their day when a customer finds exactly what they have been looking for, and the item finds a great home. Whether it is a bronze light from the Turn of the Century, Roman coins, antique toys, records,rare books, or something as simple as an old comic book.

Arestov Circus

Igor, Tatiana & George Arestov (aristov.wix.com/circus#!), also known as Arestov & Company, have been performing in circus acts around the world for over 25 years. Specializing in gymnastics, hand-to-hand, balance and juggling, they have been featured on City TV, Breakfast Television, BBC and TVO Parents.

Tesla Look-alike!

Tesla Lookalike - Slobodan Levnaic

Slobodan Levnaic


Altitud Musica Andina

Marco bio pic

Vinicio Caza Diaz (https://www.facebook.com/Altitudmusica/), also known as “Jakun Malku”, the force of the settled condor, has been performing in concerts in and around the European continent since the young age of 12. Born in Germany, Vinicio travelled to South America where he gained much experience, particularly in his motherland of Bolivia, one of the cradles of Andean civilization. He has since recorded over 32 musical productions including classical, instrumental, traditional and folk Andean music. For the past five years, Vinicio has been teaching music in Toronto where he also performs regularly at festivals, composes his own music and has been a long-time TTC Subway Musician.

K-Ci & Martin

Cato bio pic Martin bio pic

Kevin Cato (www.kevincato.com) is an accomplished musician who has been making his mark in the Toronto scene for over 16 years. Kevin is a versatile saxophonist with a number of accolades including a 2008 GMA nomination and the Elm-Bedford prize for up-and-coming jazz musician. Kevin holds an Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University and has worked with some of the best musicians the city has to offer. Kevin has shared the stage with artists like MAry J. Blige, Men Without Hats and Guide Basso, to name a few.

Martin Kuwawi (www.martinkguitar.com) is an Indonesian-born, Toronto-based versatile guitarist. He has been playing and teaching professionally for more than a decade. Starting his music career in Indonesia, he decided to move to Canada to study music further. Martin graduated Summa Cum Laude from York University program, where he learned with great musicians such as Lorne Lofsky, Kelly Jefferson, Mike Murley, Roy Patterson, Casey Sokol, Brian Katz, Mike Eisenman among many others.


Chagall bio pic

Chagall Sierra (www.paperbagempress.com), composer and vocalist of Kirrivath, is known in Toronto as Voice of an Angel. She works as a busker as part of the official TTC Subway Musicians program and volunteers as an advocate for both Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness and Social Housing causes. Kirrivath, in it’s own fantasy language, means “Five Lands” or “Royal Vessel” and was named after a childhood fantasy country. Kirrivath creates soundtrack music for the soul – world fusion, Celtic folk and classical genres influence the sound.

Special Guests

1. Ahmed Ibrahim, Winner of the following awards at the 2017 Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair:

  • Nikola Tesla Innovation Award
  • Gold The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Innovation Award
  • First American Psychological Association Award
  • McMaster University Faculties of Science and Engineering Entrance Awards
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario-Hamilton/Burlington Chapter Award
  • First Rotary Club of Hamilton
  • East Wentworth Award – First
  • BASEF – Bronze Merit Award

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Ahmed Ibrahim

2. Michael Wolfe, Winner of the following awards at the 2017 Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair:

  • Nikola Tesla Innovation Award – Silver
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers) Hamilton Section Award
  • Ricoh Americas Corporation Award
  • McMaster University Faculties of Science and Engineering Entrance Awards
  • Mohawk College Building & Construction Sciences Awards – Transportation Engineering
  • Mohawk College Electrotechnology – Electrical Engineering Award
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario – Oakville Chapter Engineering Award – Intermediate
  • BASEF – Gold Merit Award


Michael Wolfe




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Thank you to the following organizations

for their generous food donations:

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