If you needed one word to describe Folklorama - One Unified Virtual Experience. One Multi-Cultural Fusion Event, presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts, it would have to be: extraordinary! The coming together of cultures across Manitoba revived the celebration of diversity, not only across the city, but internationally as well!

In this month's edition of Llama Tales, we're sharing highlights from the three day festival, the winner of the 50/50 raffle, the Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship winners, stories from the community, upcoming member events, and more!
Folklorama Tales
Investing in Community: Manitoba Hydro & Team Folklorama
“As a company that is committed to building relationships of trust and respect across the province, Manitoba Hydro recognizes the hard work and passion that every volunteer brings to Folklorama. With their support, we can continue to say thank you to those individuals who make such a large, positive impact on our organization and community”...
Rooted in Community: An Interview with Susan Shortill
Folklorama is fortunate to connect with a network of amazingly talented and passionate Manitobans.
We would like to introduce you to Susan Shortill, a new (and returning) Folklorama member who has a long-standing relationship with the organization and is passionate about remaining rooted in community... (Keep reading)
Do you have a Folklorama story to share? Send yours to marketing@folklorama.ca!
2021 Folklorama Fusion - a year unlike any other!
The Folklorama Festival was reimagined to engage and delight while celebrating diversity, despite being unable to pavilion hop and gather in person. The festival morphed into a 3-day virtual event where our communities came together to celebrate their cultures. The performances streamed live on our YouTube and Facebook page, and in True North Square! The shows are accessible online across Canada and the world.
The highlights
Over the course of the three nights, 189 Manitobans were able to share their culture and perform on stage for the first time since the pandemic!

The three nights of ethno-cultural performances have a viewership of over 25,000 - pretty great for a beautiful August weekend!
There were 18 restaurants who participated in our first-ever Ethno-Cultural Food Week!

Winnipegers supported these local establishments and filled their tummies with delicious food all week long! Especially during the Folklorama Fusion shows!

Photo: Kozak Food by @adiehardjetsfan
Our virtual Ethno-Cultural Marketplace hosted 14 local vendors!

From your go-to pavilion marketplace favourites to new favourites, there were many hidden treasures to be found!

Photo: A Crafting Spirit by @michelle373
Our 4 fantastic Ambassadors General Jan, Vivian, Calvin and Donovan were busy on stage kicking off each night, taking over the Folklorama Instagram to share behind the scenes content, and interviewing performers about the importance of sharing culture! Stay tuned on social media for these behind the scenes interviews!
We had 9 Team Folklorama volunteers who helped bring this event to life.

From performer check-in and COVID screening, to cleaning and supporting the operations team in every capacity. Thank you!

Team Folklorama brought to you by Manitoba Hydro.
Congratulations to Barbara E. for taking home the 50/50 prize. The final pot was $4,915.00, so Barbara walks away with $2,457.50.

Thank you to everyone who supported!

Folklorama members, look for details about how to apply to the Folklorama Cultural Preservation Fund early in 2022.
Missing Folklorama Fusion and live performances?
Good news! You can book your favourite ethno-cultural performers for your work event, classroom, or event to spice up your backyard party!

To book a Folklorama at Work, Folklorama at School, or Folklorama at Home show or workshop, visit our website and go to the Events & Workshops tab, or email bookings@folklorama.ca!

Folklorama at Home brought to you by Manitoba Liquor Marts.
Introducing the winners of the Mark and Dorothy Danzker Scholarship!
Congratulations to this year's scholarship winners!
Jayden Paul Cadag
Charlotte Gill
Ripley Havens
Isaac Bruce Smendziuk Henderson
Jacob Marks
Adriana Pasieczka
Alisha Vij
Missing: Emily Katsman

Presented by Lawrence Cohen for the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba and Folklorama Scholarship Committee Chair, Eugene Waskiw.
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 Wright at cwright@folklorama.ca .
Programming for all ages!
There's a lot of exciting programming happening at Centro Caboto Centre!

Senior programming starts in September and will take place on Tuesday mornings! It involves exercise and will be followed by coffee and good conversations in their Cafe 13!

Adriale Musical Theatre is a new program at the Centro for children/youth aged 3 - 17. The Centro is planning an Open House on August 22 at 7pm for information and registration!

Have you always wanted to learn a new language? Centro Caboto Centre is also offering Italian Language Classes for adults starting this September!
Dance with Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble!
If you've always wanted to learn how to Ukrainian dance, now's your chance!

Online registration is now open for their 30th dance season! Classes for age 3-17 of traditional Ukrainian dance with cultural workshops and their own Folklorama Pavilion! Students of all abilities and backgrounds are invited to enroll!
2nd Floor - 183 Kennedy Street
Winnipeg, MB