We have a lot planned for the month of February! From honouring Black History Month by sharing and learning about experiences, contributions, and achievements; offering free cultural workshops brought to you by the Safe at Home Manitoba program; celebrating I Love to Read Month with live readings from members of the Folklorama family; an exciting new job opportunity, and more - it's all right here in this month's issue!
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 cwright@folklorama.ca today.
Leading From Within the Community: An Interview with Margaret Strachan
Margaret Strachan is a member, has sat on the Folklorama Board and various committees, and is a volunteer at the Caribbean Pavilion. We wanted to learn a bit more about her and her history as a volunteer and prominent member of the Grenadian community in Manitoba. Here’s what Margaret had to say...
Spreading Joy and Authentic African Culture with a Coffieman Twist
“Sharing my talent is a need I have inside of me. In my culture, songs, dances, rhythms and more are kept alive by the sharing of these with everyone. Music feeds my soul and I would not be able to survive without it or without sharing it... It is my privilege to be able to share what I love with so many people”...
Volunteering & Evolving Canada's Cultural Fabric with Sandy Deng
When Sandy Deng first arrived in Winnipeg in 2000, a friend invited her to the Africa Pavilion during Folklorama. She visited the cultural display, bought African clothing, and marveled at seeing so many Africans proudly displaying their culture...(Keep reading)
Go Local: Premier Printing Partnership
Supporting your community is important and keeping your printing orders local is one way to do so. Folklorama has partnered with Premier Printing, an ever-growing family owned Winnipeg business, for many years...(Learn More)
Dancing for Culture with Afro-Caribbean Dancers
If you’ve ever experienced the rising temperatures at the Africa Caribbean Pavilion in August, you’ve witnessed the veracious performances from the Afro-Caribbean Dancers – a group skilled at bringing crowds to their feet....
Spend Friday's in February with Folklorama!
Keep the whole family engaged and entertained while staying home this month with Folklorama at Home: The Virtual Experience!

In partnership with the Safe at Home Manitoba grant, this month's FREE virtual programming includes learning the rhythms and movements of West Africa, Lunar New Year celebrations, origami, and painting with the colours of Carnaval!

Visit our event calendar, choose the workshop(s) you want to attend, and sign up! Attendance and free kits are limited, so reserve your spot today!
Coffieman! A Taste of Authentic Africa
Soaring in the Lunar New Year with a Roar!
Origami Class for Beginners - Intermediates
The Colours of Latin America at Carnaval
We're hiring!
Folklorama is looking for a Festival Services Coordinator (term)! We're looking for a dynamic, keen and organized individual with strong initiative and attention to detail. Sound like you or someone you know? For more details, check out the job posting on our website!
Read Folktales with Folklorama!
February is “I Love to Read Month,” a month-long celebration to share in the joy of literacy! Reading folktales can provide a window into other cultures and help children appreciate diversity.

Cozy up with the whole family and tune in to our Facebook live readings of culturally diverse stories hosted by members of the Folklorama family all month long! Watch our Facebook page for the live reading schedule!
Congratulations Recipients of the Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazers!
Congratulations to the Folklorama family recipients of the 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazer awards, presented by the Nellie McClung Foundation! We are proud to have several members of the community receive this honour! Remembering those with us and those who have gone before us.

Congratulations to:
Mary Kelekis, O.M., Folklorama Founder
Dr. Rayleen De Luca, C.M., O.M., Folklorama Past President
Pam Rebello, O.M, Founder India School of Dance, Music and Theater
Kanaye Connie Matsuo, long-time volunteer
Beatrice Watson, long-time volunteer and advocate 

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 cwright@folklorama.ca .
Spirit of Japanese Canadians in Manitoba: A Cultural Experience
In partnership with the Safe at Home Manitoba program, the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba will be hosting five virtual events beginning on February 23rd! For more information, visit the JCAM event calendar on their website.
Tonight on Zoom: AWOW-Educational Series
Let's sit and talk about stress management in our new life style with Lori Remple, an author and life coach at "Choose Love First". She will share some coping strategies for our new life style. She will teach for 20 minutes and 10 minutes of methods for implementing them in our life.

Follow Asian Women of Winnipeg on Facebook for updates!
Rusalka Virtual Open House
Although we can't gather in person, the Rusalka Ukrainian dancers are keeping their tradition of bringing the community together by hosting a virtual open house! Join Rusalka on February 15 at 7:00pm for a live premiere on their YouTube channel!
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