The official start of summer is nearing and so is the 51st edition of the Folklorama Festival! In this month's Llama Tales, get the latest Festival updates, enter a contest to win fantastic prizing, read stories from the Indigenous community to celebrate National Indigenous History Month, learn about upcoming FREE events, and welcome Folklorama's newest partners.
Folklorama Tales
Removing Barriers by Teaching Cultural Understanding Through Passion
“Youth and children are sacred,” states Shanley Spence. “They bring new life, new ideas, new spirit to the circle of life. When I educate our children and youth, I remember this and do my best to bring forward valuable life teachings, to plant seeds of love, cultural awareness, self-awareness, compassion, understanding and so much more"... (Keep reading)
Staging the Métis Pavilion
The Métis Pavilion is held at the Heather Curling Club and is home to the well-known dance group, the Asham Stompers. The Asham Stompers capture, preserve and educate on the history of the Métis people through traditional dance. “My favourite thing about the Métis Pavilion is that you are learning and experiencing history that took place right here in this area, long before Winnipeg was settled”...(Keep reading)
Tour Guide Kyle
“I tell my groups, Folklorama is about cultures, not countries; while countries and borders often encompass a culture, we celebrate different cultures. I enjoy making my groups think about that and realize that every Pavilion we attend is a different cultural group that makes up Winnipeg and Manitoba"...(Keep reading)
Building Towards a Better Community
"Folklorama welcomes Daytona Homes to the Folklorama family,” states Kim Morphy, Director, Festival Operations & Partnerships. “Their family-centered approach and their commitment to diversity make a great fit with Folklorama. We look forward to having their staff and communities join us as we welcome back our Festival"...(Keep reading)
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council
365 Days a Year
When you visit a Folklorama Pavilion, you taste the amazing cuisine, you feel the energy of the entertainment, and you experience the spirit of the people, but what you might not realize is that there is more behind the doors. For the Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion, taking part in Folklorama is only a portion of what they do year-round. Especially with the crisis in Ukraine, they are needed more than ever...
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Cultural Conversations: Sharing of Intangible Heritage - Episode 11
Press play to get to know Shanley Spence and Darryl Buck!
Book Your VIP Tours Before They Sell Out!
Thank you to our community for all your incredible support, because of you, our VIP Tours are selling fast and Tour 19 is SOLD OUT! You won't want to miss experiencing the return of the Folklorama Festival in VIP style - book your spot today.
#Folklorama51 Admission Options
However you plan to Pavilion hop we have you covered! All our admissions are available for purchase online at Choose from General Admission, VIP Tours, or Vickar Automotive Group Multi-Pack!
Enter to Win One Complimentary Pack and Prize Pack!
There are only 53 days until the Folklorama Festival is BACK! To celebrate, we're giving away one complimentary pack (10 admissions) to the 2022 Folklorama Festival and a prize pack donated by Manitoba Hydro on our Instagram and Facebook page!

How to enter:
-Follow our Instagram and Facebook
-Find the original post and like it
-Tag a friend you're bringing to #Folklorama51 in the comments (each comment = 1 entry. Unlimited entries. Cannot tag the same person twice)
-BONUS 5 entries: repost the original post to your stories and tag @Folklorama (if private, send us a screenshot)

Giveaway closes June 14th at 12:00pm. Good luck, Folklorama friends!
Manitoba Government Providing $400,000 to Strengthen the Viability and Accessibility of Folklorama
The Manitoba government is supporting the province's largest multicultural festival and major tourist attraction by providing $400,000 in funding to the Pavilions of Folklorama.

The province is providing $300,000 to help support the Folklorama Pavilions participating this year, as well as those who participated in 2019 but are not yet able to return for this year’s 51st edition. As well, $100,000 will be used to offset the admission price of the 9:45 p.m. shows on Monday and Tuesday nights to help boost attendance by reducing ticket costs.

The investment provided will help reignite our member communities and their programming that may have been on pause due to the pandemic, and ensure our rich ethno-cultural history is preserved into the future. Thank you Hon. Andrew Smith, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage and the Manitoba Government!
Casinos of Winnipeg Folklorama Kick-Off
Join us for the return of the annual Casinos of Winnipeg Folklorama Kick-Off! This FREE family-friendly celebration will kick off Folklorama's comeback Festival. Experience cultural workshops and performances, children's activities, food trucks, and a Pavilion expo on Saturday, July 23 at Assiniboine Park's Lyric Theatre from 4:00-10:00 pm!

Click ‘attending’ on the Kick-Off Facebook event so you don’t miss updates on the performer lineup, food trucks, and more.
Come Volunteer With Us!
It takes a village to make Folklorama happen - from Folklorama members, partners, and funders to all the tireless volunteers.

There is still time to sign up to volunteer for Folklorama - whether you want to support a favourite Pavilion by lending a helping hand in the kitchen or volunteer in the Folklorama office and at events outside of the Festival. Our volunteers are crucial to the success of the Festival, and we'd love to have you join us!
Folklorama at Portage Place: Free Summer Series
We are thrilled to announce that our FREE Portage Place series has begun! Head downtown every Wednesday and watch performances from different Folklorama artists from 12:00pm - 1:00pm to get a taste of Folklorama.
Welcome New Partners!
Folklorama is pleased to welcome its newest partners to the Folklorama family for the 2022 Festival!
Member News & Events
If members wish to submit news or upcoming events for inclusion in Llama Tales, please do so no later than the second week of the month before the event takes place. Event and details can be sent to our Coordinator, Marketing, Communications & Engagement, Christena Leachman at .
Chai Folk Ensemble Concert: 'A Great Light'
This year, Chai will be launching a brand new album, the first in over ten years. This record will represent Winnipeg’s Jewish community, from those who have been here for generations to those who have just arrived.

In addition to the recording, this project will feature a full-length performance of the album through both song and dance.
2nd Floor - 183 Kennedy Street
Winnipeg, MB