The sun is shining, the trees are budding - it's a feeling of new. Here at Folklorama, there are a lot of new things happening! A brand new fundraising initiative to help our communities, new online workshops, celebrating our successes in 2020, and more!
Folklorama Tales
These stories belong to you. They highlight the people of Folklorama, the driving force behind what makes this community so special. Do you have a Folklorama story to share? Send yours to today.
Promoting Mexican Culture in Manitoba: An Interview with Adriana Zagrodnik
The Mexican Pavilion exceeds visitors’ expectations with the dazzling entertainment, delicious Mexican gastronomy, lively late night parties, and popular marketplace.
It is thanks to the passionate volunteers who work tirelessly to make the annual fiesta a great success. We caught up with Adriana Zagrodnik, Pavilion Coordinator, to learn more about the history of this beloved pavilion... (Keep reading)
Belgian Folkdancers of Winnipeg - Storytelling Through Movement
When people think of Belgium, they envision sweet waffles, authentic chocolates, craft beers, and beautiful lace draped across cultural attire. There's more to Belgium's heritage, of course; beyond the renowned desserts, is the rich cultural history and traditional dances that showcase different aspects of Belgium through movement and storytelling... (Keep reading)
Folklorama at Home: The Virtual Experience Goes Live
The decision to move to this new platform was an easy one”, states Christian Hidalgo-Mazzei, Director, Ethno-Cultural Arts, Folklorama. “We had over 3,000 people take part in the YouTube shows. After we surveyed them, we knew the demand was there”....(Keep reading)
Perth's is Community
“With 14 Perth’s retail locations in every part of Winnipeg, including a 35,000 square foot plant, and over 90 employees, we all believe in community”, states Diana Emmons, Vice President, Perth’s. “Folklorama is part of our history, it’s part of our community – we have always been partners and will always be”...
Registration is open!
Visit our event calendar, choose the virtual workshop(s) you want to attend this month, and reserve your spot today!
Rapa Nui: Dance, Language, and Wardrobe Workshop
May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
You're invited to learn about the exotic island Rapa Nui! Learn basic vocabulary in Rapa Nui language, try your hand at traditional dances, and become acquainted with different pieces of cultural attire!
Ethiopian Coffee Roasting & Ceremony Class
NEW DATE: May 28 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
We will be taking our guests through our beautiful Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony where you will learn how to set up for your ceremony and make coffee from start to finish! Visit event page to see the beautiful souvenirs from Negash Coffee!
LAST CHANCE: Scholarship Application Deadline Extended!
The application window for the Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship for Excellence has been extended to May 28, 2021!

What you need to know:
-There are eight post-secondary scholarships of $1,000 each
-Applicants must be 17 to 25 years of age
-Applications can be mailed OR dropped in person to the Folklorama office

The full list of guidelines and eligibility requirements for those who wish to apply can be found on our website!
Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship For Excellence: A History
The Danzkers were long-time citizens of Winnipeg who contributed to the wellness of the community for years. During Mr. Mark Danzker's lifetime, he had established a fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba.

Upon Mr. Danzker's passing, Mr. Lawrence Cohen (co-executor of the estate), looked at the broad Winnipeg community and continue to allocate funds to key and in-need organizations. It is Mr. Cohen who developed the Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship For Excellence, granting funds to youth involved in the Folk Arts Council and who demonstrate active involvement in preserving Cultural Heritage.
BRAND NEW: 50/50!
For the first time in Folklorama's history, we are introducing a new fundraiser to assist our communities!

Your support of the Folklorama Cultural Preservation Fund 50/50 draw will help establish a granting program to support children and youth in the preservation of culture. Your contribution will assist in the legacy and allow inclusion for future generations to educate, promote, and celebrate their culture.
2020 Annual Report
Presenting the 2020 Annual Report. Take a look back at the year that was 2020.
Welcoming two new faces to the Folklorama office!
Folklorama has hired two new employees! Please help us in welcoming, from left to right, Katie Green (Festival Services Coordinator) and Kim Morphy (Manager, Partnership & Events).
We were thrilled to be part of The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce #ReImagineWPG campaign! A big Folklorama thank-you to The Chamber for featuring local organizations and people who have reimagined their business during the pandemic! We are proud to be part of 45 ethno-cultural communities across Manitoba.
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 Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Christena Wright at .
Friday Night is Greek Food Night!
Greek Food Night is back! Avoid cooking on Friday night by pre-ordering authentic Greek food that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of home. Place your order online - limited quantities available! View website for menu options and further details.
2nd Floor - 183 Kennedy Street
Winnipeg, MB