A massive Father's Day giveaway, your Father's Day gift idea, a novel way to welcome back employees, stories from the community, and the chance to share your talents online - it's all right here in this month's issue!
Summer is nearing and government regulations are lifting, but the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt. This season, join us in our mission of celebrating diversity by supporting local artists, businesses and initiatives. How can you help? Share the community stories below with friends and check out our "Local Love" story highlight on Instagram!
This Father's Day, he deserves something special!
In June, we celebrate father figures everywhere. Even in the middle of a global crisis - especially then. Take the stress out of coming up with a way to say 'thank you for all you do' and let us do the planning for you!

We will create a customized ethno-cultural menu and performance within your budget and bring the spirit of Folklorama to your backyard or driveway! Give him the chance to travel the world from the comfort and safety of home this Father's Day. Book soon - our phones have been ringing off the hook!
The thoughtful way to welcome back your staff
As employees begin the transition from home to office, what better way to let them know you care then to welcome them back with cultural m usic and food? Swap anxiety for serenity with the soothing sounds of the Caribbean Steel Pan or Spanish Flamenco and a full stomach to go along with it!
It's HERE!
We just launched our new website! Check out our Folklorama At Programs pages & new community stories blog; discover our performers; have all your Festival FAQs answered, and more!
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.
The Dynamic Duo at the Punjab Pavilion
Pavilion Coordinators are the oil that keeps the machines running smoothly, which is why many communities elect more than one. Sunny Singh and Delvinder Kaur are the Co-Coordinators for the Punjab Pavilion. They've been involved in the community for many years, both having taken unique paths to get where they are today ... (Keep reading)
Storytelling with TiBert le Voyageur
Raised in a Franco-Manitoban Metis family, Rob Malo, widely known as TiBert le Voyageur, has been active in the community as a positive mentor for many years. Known for his storytelling, song, juggling performances, and larger-than-life stage presence, Rob has been busy teaching culture, building mutual respect, and putting smiles on children's faces ... (Keep reading)
Summer Bear Dance Troupe - Bridging Diverse Communities
When Barbara Nepinak and her husband Clarence moved to where they live today with their family, there was no diversity in the area. As the only Indigenous family, theirs was always being singled out if there was a disturbance in the neighborhood, and their daughters were faced with racism and confrontations at school ... (Keep reading)
Feeling lucky? Enter to win the "Happy Father's Day Contest!"
We partnered with Kildonan Place to help make Dad's day with a backyard set and live entertainment valued at more than $4,300!
What you would take home:
-Traeger Select Smoker from Luxe Barbeque Company
-Traeger Select Cover
-4 Origional Recycled Adirondack Chairs
-Teppan Fire Table/Grill
-2 Bags of Traeger Smoker Pellets
-9' True Blue Umbrella with Base
-A Folklorama At Home performance in your backyard!

*Contest ends June 21
Inspire and excite
Continue celebrating diversity by sharing your talents on our #FolkloramaFeed ! Record yourself at home performing or teaching (song, dance, cooking, etc.), or send us a previously recorded video you have in your archives!
Local Love
We would like to promote local businesses owned or ran by people in the community that are affiliated with Folklorama, as a way to send some love during these trying times. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact our Marketing and Communications department.
2 nd  Floor - 183 Kennedy Street
Winnipeg, MB