Al Malbranck Memorial Outstanding Volunteer Award
Established by Honourary Folklorama member, Joanne Malbranck, in honour of her late husband this award celebrates our hard-working pavilion coordinators.

A message from Joanne Malbranck:

“It gives me great pleasure to continue on the legacy of the Al Malbranck Memorial Outstanding Volunteer Award during the Coordinators’ Appreciation Event. Folklorama has been a part of our family’s life for many years, and I feel so grateful to carry on my late husband’s memory with this award while shining a light on our important volunteers who make Folklorama the success it is year after year. Please accept my sincere appreciation.” 
This year’s recipients are:
Aline Tezcucano
Pavilion Co-Coordinator
Mexican Pavilion

Aline is a food safety and policy specialist who works for Manitoba Agriculture and she truly enjoys volunteering with community groups and professional organizations. She has been a volunteer leader with the Mex Y Can Association of Manitoba Inc. for 11 years. Since 2013, she has been involved with the Mexican Pavilion wearing many hats. She is thrilled to participate with Folklorama to promote cultural engagement with others, and to help build strong and diverse communities.

Adriana Zagrodnik
Pavilion Co-Coordinator
Mexican Pavilion

Adriana was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has been living in Manitoba since 1997. Adriana co-founded the Mex Y Can Association of Manitoba Inc. in 2003 and she has been volunteering in her community in numerous ways over the past 16 years. She has coordinated the Mexican Pavilion six times and loves to share her culture. She is proud to participate and promote cultural diversity within Winnipeg through Folklorama and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Terry Gibb
Pavilion Co-Coordinator
Métis Pavilion

Terry was born in St. Boniface to French and Irish parents, all of his family still live in the Winnipeg area. Curling is his passion. Over his career, he has worked with many cultures all over the world and he truly enjoys being a part of Folklorama and the Métis Pavilion.

Sandy Deng
Pavilion Co-Coordinator
South Sudanese Pavilion

Sandy Deng is a mother of two boys and two girls, ages 6 to 20 years. She is in her final year of social work studies (slated to graduate May 2020) and is completing her practicum with Métis Child and Family Services. Sandy is a member of the Council of the South Sudanese Communities of Manitoba (COSSCOM) and a board member of Manitoba Women for Women of South Sudan (MW4WSS). She has worked for the last 12 years as an Intercultural Support Worker for the Winnipeg School Division with newcomer immigrants and refugee families, and she also supports sexually exploited female youths who are in care of Child and Family Services.

Delvinder Kaur
Pavilion Co-Coordinator
Punjab Pavilion

Delvinder was born and raised in Singapore and immigrated to Winnipeg 10 years ago. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and is currently employed at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology as a Student Life Coordinator. Delvinder is presently involved with the Panjab Foundation of Manitoba Inc. and the India Canada Cultural & Heritage Association (ICCHA). She has also received awards from various organizations commending her leadership skills and commitment to service. Her Folklorama journey began in 2013 as Youth Ambassador for the Punjab Pavilion and she has since held many different roles within the pavilion.