Help us bring you a #CovidCareful 2021 Festival
The entire Folklorama family is working hard to plan and bring you a #Covidcareful event next August, and we need your input! Please take a few moments to share your thoughts, concerns, and any feedback with us!
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.
Roots & Rhythm: Exploring Ukrainian Culture
When their forefathers immigrated to Canada, they brought with them trunks full of beautiful traditional attire made of pure linen and wool woven by hand, coral beads from the Black Sea, garden seeds...and of course, memories. As children, it was the trunks full of treasure that sparked their curiosity and became the main motivation for cultural exploration...(Keep reading)
Pasta, Family & Warm Welcomes at the Italian Pavilion
"This festival, which brings people together through sharing culture, sharing traditions, sharing our humanity in an effort to understand each other… I believe with all of my heart and soul, if we could figure out how to bring this very basic idea of celebrating diversity to the rest of the world, we just might accidentally achieve world peace"...(Keep reading)
Hands Raised, Minds Engaged: Mary Kardash Children's Centre
“Programs like these are so important as they teach children diversity and expose them to other parts of the world beyond their own,” states Colleen. "It offers opportunity for conversations about the countries the dances come from and a chance to identify with people that may look like them or someone they know....(Keep reading)
Manitoba Hydro in the Community
Manitoba Hydro is an active presence and supporter in the communities they serve, in more ways than being the province’s major energy utility. Through their Community Investment program, Manitoba Hydro is committed to supporting events and activities that make the province a better place for everyone to live, work, and go to school...(Keep reading)

Deliver a safe, ethno-cultural experience to your students!
Enrich and bring the Manitoba curriculum to life through educational workshops and performances from our ethno-cultural entertainers! The program is designed to help students understand, appreciate and respect cultural differences, while motivating them to take pride in their own cultural heritage.

Booking is easy!
Step One: Select a cultural theme and experience you would like to have
Step Two: Let us know your budget
Step Three: We will find a performer to suit your objectives and work within your budget
Save the Date!
Our 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Canad Inns Polo Park (1405 St. Matthews Avenue).

Registration: 6:30
Meeting: 7:00

Please note that only voting members should attend and must RSVP in advance so that we can ensure a Covid-careful meeting.
Supporting culture from home
The Folklorama operations team has listened to the needs of our members and have implemented change to ensure a strong future. We are a non-for-profit charity that has used charitable status to help the diverse communities in Winnipeg that are struggling.

On August 4th, Folklorama Chair, Board of Directors, Stan Hall, introduced Folklorama’s Cultural Preservation Fund. The fund was established to align with our mandate of celebrating diversity and promoting cultural understanding. The Fund will provide Folklorama members access to funds to support their ongoing or new projects that celebrate, educate, promote and preserve culture.

Every January, member organizations will have the opportunity to apply for a grant. the grants must align with the following areas for youth up to the age of 25 years old:
-Supports educational programs such as summer youth camp that puts emphasis on teaching ethno-cultural diversity
-Supports a child to learn cultural dance
-Supports a child to take language classes
-Supports youth travelling to national/international festivals and competitions
-Provides support to exisiting or new scholarship programs

Allowing for a year of fundraising, the grant process will start in January 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 Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Christena Wright at cwright@folklorama.ca .
Searching for a new studio to rent?
Zoloto Ukrainian Dance is offering their studios to rent to various dance, culture, sports and fitness groups at competitive pricing! They have two 1,000sqft studios for rent by the hour, with special discounting for community and non-profit groups. Located at 1301 Admiral Ave. Please contact Zoloto Ukrainian Dance for more information.
If you've always wanted to try Ukrainian dance, here's your chance!
Zoloto Ukrainian Dance Ensemble's dance classes are open! Your safety is their top priority, which is why they have implemented new protocols, including smaller class sizes. They are offering contactless registration and space is limited - so register ASAP! If you have any questions email zoloto.dancers@gmail.com or call 204-942-6268.
Experience Irish Dance for yourself!
2020-2021 McConnell Irish Dance registration is open! They're offering both in-person and online classes open to all ages and levels. Due to restrictions, class sizes are reduced, so register ASAP!
Friday nights are Greek food night!
For the month of September, every Friday you can enjoy authentic Greek cuisine and we're here for it. You'll be happy to know that you can pre-order Greek platters or choose from the à la carte menu! Quantities are limited, so reserve your plate today!
Chilean food? Yes, please!
The Winnipeg Chilean Association is celebrating their 18th anniversary! Reserve your spot for the in person festivities (space limited due to restrictions) OR pre-order their delicious food and celebrate from home!
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture
The Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba are offering language classes for all ages - registration is open! If you want to learn Japanese, introduce your child to the Japanese heritage, maintain your Japanese Language skills or just have an interest in the Japanese culture, these language classes are for you!
Dust off your dancing shoes!
Winnipeg Chilean Association is hosting a South American dance competition! Deadline to submit videos is Sept. 14. The online vote is taking place Sept. 15-18, when the winner will be announced live!
Introducing the winners of the Mark and Dorothy Danzker Scholarship!
Presented by Lawrence Cohen for the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba and Folklorama Scholarship Committee Chair, Eugene Waskiw. Congratulations to this year's winners: Chrissa Constantinides ($1,000), Nina Lam ($1,000), Katrina Lengsavath ($1,000), Avery Shtykalo ($1,000), Aayush Vij ($1,000), and MacKenzie Sarvis ($2,500).
FOLKLORAMA
2nd Floor - 183 Kennedy Street
Winnipeg, MB
204-982-6210