As the snow starts to melt, spring is upon us and so are many exciting activities! From opportunities for members to apply to join Folklorama committees and students to apply for our post-secondary scholarship, to seasonal job opportunities and upcoming Folklorama member events. Everything you need to know this month is here!
Folklorama Tales
Meet Kadie Nykvist: 2018 Scholarship Recipient
“Receiving this scholarship provided me with the necessary motivation and encouragement to continue working hard in school as well as to continue connecting with my culture on a deeper level. I truly appreciate being acknowledged for the interest I take in my own and other cultures, as well as how encouraging it was to feel the support of the Folklorama community behind my academic endeavours"...(Keep reading)
Preserving & Sharing With Arms Wide Open
Whether you’re paying for a trip to Chile or watching a colourful performance from Chile Lucha y Canta Inc. (CLC), a local folklore group, you’ll be welcomed into Chilean culture with open arms. CLC has been entertaining audiences since 1976. The group was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba by Chilean refugees with the goal of preserving the rich Chilean history, folklore, and culture...(Keep reading)
Tour Guide Profile: Christine Conway
A Tour Guide volunteer position is one of the most sought-after roles during each Festival. These amazing folks are your personal guides that take you from one side of the world to the other on one of the many VIP or Group Tours Folklorama offers. One of those amazing folks is Christine Conway...(Keep reading)
The Access Impact
Folklorama has numerous goals for the future. One of those is being more environmentally responsible with its day-to-day operations. Thanks to companies like Access, Folklorama is achieving these goals one step at a time. Founded in 2004, Access is the largest privately-held records and information management services provider worldwide... (Keep reading)
Youth Volunteer Building Community: An Interview With MacKinley Hall
I decided to join the Youth Council because I wanted to continue to promote cultural diversity within Winnipeg and Canada. I believe that everyone has a story to share, and being on Team Folklorama and the Youth Council gives me the opportunity to learn and appreciate other people's stories. It also gives me the opportunity to promote cultural diversity and to continue to celebrate our differences...
Do you have a Folklorama story to share? Send yours to!
Save the date: Annual General Meeting
Attention all Folklorama members: the Annual General meeting for 2021 is taking place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022! Join us as we review the year that was and provide updates on what's to come in 2022.

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Where: Location is at Canad Inns Polo Park
Time: 6:30pm registration, 7:00pm meeting start

Please contact Richele Philippot, Executive Assistant, at to RSVP for the meeting and for any questions related to the meeting and voting process.
2022-2023 Committee Applications due soon!
2022-2023 Committee Applications
Due: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 5:00pm
Open to all Folklorama members as well as members of our member organizations.

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to serve the organization in a meaningful way!
Please contact Richele Philippot, Executive Assistant, for forms or any questions you may have at (204) 982-6214 or
The application window for the Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship For Excellence is open!
There is still time to apply for the 2022 Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship for Excellence! There are eight (8) post-secondary scholarships of $1,000 each.

The full list of guidelines and eligibility requirements for those who wish to apply can be found on our website.

All applications are due Friday, April 29, 2022.
Come work with us!
Looking for a fun summer job opportunity? Folklorama is hiring! Check out the 'Careers' page on our website for our seasonal positions which include:

-Assistant, Pavilion Support Team (term)
-Assistant, Social Media (casual term)
-Supervisor, Pavilion Support Team (term)
Remembering our Folklorama family
Dr. Rayleen De Luca - C. Psych., C.M., O.M., Past President
Rayleen De Luca was born in Shawinigan, Quebec in 1942 but spent most of her life living in Winnipeg. She devoted her career to the care of children starting with her own family and then professionally achieving a doctorate in the field of Psychology focusing on children and their mental health well-being. Committed to the Scientist-Practitioner model of clinical psychology, she became recognized as one of Canada's foremost researchers for her pioneering work in the area of child sexual abuse. Her publications have been translated into many languages and her research in the area of child abuse and family violence has been coined "groundbreaking". As a professor at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Psychology, Rayleen was the first woman to hold the position of Director of Clinical Training. Rayleen was active in countless community organizations including Folklorama and the Board of Directors leading as President in 2012 and 2013. Nominated as a Canadian representative to the United Nations - Status of Women Committee, she was not afraid to speak out for injustices and enabled others by virtue of her involvement with them. Rayleen was a tireless advocate and inspiration for/to women and was rewarded with many awards both academically and professionally, and for her volunteerism.
Our deepest sympathies to Vincent and their entire family.
We will always remember those that are now longer with us, and keep their service and passion for the mission of Folklorama close to our hearts.
Welcome new Pavilion Coordinators
It was great to connect with all the new Folklorama Pavilion Coordinators this month! Everyone is hard at work behind-the-scenes!
Celebrate National Volunteer Week with us!
Follow along with us on social media from April 24th - 30th as we celebrate you, our amazing volunteers! If you've been looking for new ways to get involved in the community and want to volunteer with Folklorama, we'll be sharing all the exciting and fun opportunities during NVW! See you then!
Cultural Conversations: Sharing of Intangible Heritage - Episode 6
Press play to get to know Andrea from the Balada Dance Team!
Submit a recipe for the Free Press community cookbook!
Folklorama members, if you love to cook and share your creations with others, consider submitting your favourite recipe to the Winnipeg Free Press community cookbook titled Homemade!

Each submission will be entered to win a copy of the cookbook and other prizes! The deadline is May 20, 2022.
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 .
Ways to support humanitarian efforts
Our friends in the Ukrainian community have been busy putting together events and initiatives to provide support to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. If you are looking for ways to get involved or provide support to verified initiatives, please contact Folklorama member Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council or visit their website for more information.
ICFM - A Fundraising Dinner In Support of Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
Centro Caboto Centre (1055 Wilkes Ave.) and the ICFM (Italian Canadian Foundation of Manitoba) are proud to present a Fundraising Dinner In Support of Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine on Friday, April 8th, 2022. Includes dinner, entertainment, and cash bar. Doors open at 6:00pm, dinner starts at 6:30pm.

To reserve tickets ($50), or for any inquiries, call Mario Audino (204) 330-1308 or Vincenzo Gabriele (204) 487-4597 or email
Winnipeg Police Service - Indigenous and Diversity Recruitment Workshop
The Diversity and Indigenous Partnerships Section will be hosting a 3-hour virtual workshop focused on Diverse, Indigenous, and Newcomer’s interested in a career with the Winnipeg Police Service on April 16th, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm via zoom. 

The event will include an overview of our organization, there will be a formal presentation outlining our application and hiring process. 

Please reply to the below email address before April 13th, 2022 if you would like to attend and we will forward you the zoom link before the workshop.
Please include the following information:
1. Name
2. # people attending
3. If you identify as Indigenous or Diverse
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.
2022 Rady JCC Ken Kronson Sports Dinner
Tickets and sponsorship packages are NOW AVAILABLE for the 2022 Rady JCC Ken Kronson Sports Dinner. There are PLENTY OF OPTIONS ranging from individual tickets to tables available.

Every dollar raised at the gala dinner will directly provide scholarships, camperships, and community service programs for those in the community who need them most regardless of financial situation, ability, age, or cultural background.
2nd Floor - 183 Kennedy Street
Winnipeg, MB