It is officially Autumn, which means our festival season is over, but we have not slowed down at all! With weekly Folklorama at School and Folklorama at Home bookings, we've been out in the community keeping the celebration of culture alive!

In this month's edition of Llama Tales, find out how to win our upcoming Thanksgiving giveaway, an update on our 2022 Ambassadors General competition, and where to submit your favourite ethno-cultural holiday recipe! Keep scrolling for all of that and more!
Folklorama Tales
Paying It Forward
“Since 2019, Payworks has shown their commitment to community involvement as a proud partner of Folklorama”, states Kim Morphy, Director, Festival Operations & Partnerships. “It’s companies like Payworks that help Folklorama continue to move the dial on diversity education and the celebration of culture. We look forward to developing the partnership for years to come"... (Keep reading)
A Place to Celebrate and Build
Since 2009, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy has taken bold steps to breathe new life into Assiniboine Park and Zoo. In the final major phase of the redevelopment, the focus has shifted to the life-sustaining world of plants with an iconic new horticultural attraction: The Leaf – Canada’s Diversity Gardens.
Creating experiences is one of the reasons why the partnership with Assiniboine Park Conservancy and Folklorama is the perfect fit... (Keep reading)
For Youth, Led by Youth
Peirce Kushnir-Dickson became a part of the Folklorama community in 2011, the year his dance group at the time, the Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and Company, hosted the inaugural Spirit of Ukraine Pavilion. Seeing the sheer volume of work and energy poured into building and hosting a pavilion firsthand gave Dickson his first taste of the power of volunteerism... (Keep reading)
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)
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2022 Ambassadors General competition update
As the Folklorama Operations Team moves forward with plans to implement an in-person festival next August, we are excited to announce that we are working towards launching a 2022 Ambassadors General Competition this Fall!

The Ambassador General program is proudly supported by Cambrian Credit Union.
Stay tuned for an official announcement coming soon!
Share your favourite holiday recipe with us!
This holiday season, we want to share some of the culturally diverse recipes, sweet or savory, that families around Winnipeg are indulging in!

To participate:
-Submit your favourite holiday recipe (ingredients + step-by-step instructions) to
-Include a photo of the finished product or of the process
-Share the significance of the recipe to you and/or your culture
-Let us know your social media handle so we can tag you when we share your recipe online (optional)
Join us in giving thanks to WIN!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we're sharing what Folklorama is grateful for each day for a week - Fusion themed!

To say “thank you” for your constant support, we want to take this time to thank you - our Folklorama Family, Friends, and Fans. Tune in to our social media October 4 – 11 as we celebrate you. Find our post each day and discover how you can have your name entered to win!
Thank you Farmery Brewery!
Thank you to Farmery Brewery for partnering with Folklorama to raise money for the Folklorama Cultural Preservation Fund. Because of their support, over $800.00 was raised!

If you have a business that wants to get involved with the Folklorama Cultural Preservation fund, contact Folklorama today!
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 .
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