Woven Together from July 31st to August 13th
For the 47th year, Folklorama Festival attendees and visitors will once again come together to celebrate diversity as an essential part of Winnipeg and Manitoba.
“We are so proud that Folklorama continues to be the largest and longest running multicultural festival of its kind in the world,” says Zaleena Salaam, Folklorama President. “We have been a Winnipeg tradition since 1970 and the success of the Folklorama Festival is not possible without the hard work and dedication of our strong team of volunteers who embody our mission of celebrating diversity and promoting cultural understanding.”
To acknowledge Folklorama’ s impact on the Province, the Honourable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage, delivered an official proclamation today, declaring July 31 to August 13 to be Folklorama Weeks.
“We are all “Woven Together” to bring Folklorama to you as an essential part of the fabric of all our lives and what makes living here so wonderful,” says Debra Zoerb, Executive Director. “For two weeks, 45 pavilions will welcome visitors with open arms and hearts, and share what culture means to them.”
From attending a pavilion in your neighbourhood for only $6.00 at the door, to purchasing a Folklorama Vickar Automotive Group Fun Pack (12 pavilions for the price of 9, $54) to booking a customized all-inclusive VIP Tour, Folklorama has something for everyone’s summer schedule, budget, travel bucket list and taste buds!
Folklorama is inviting everyone to attend the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Folklorama
Kick-Off at Memorial Park, on Saturday, July 23 from 4 to 10 pm. The FREE event will include a main stage featuring workshops and performances, the MTS Marketplace highlighting cultural demonstrations, displays, and goods, and an area with plenty of children’s activities featuring arts, crafts, and sports. NEW to the celebration this year is the International wine and Beer Garden!
To find out more, visit www.folklorama.ca.
Photos by Alfred Gaddi | Filipino Journal