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Folklorama Piloting Online Ticket Sales to Pavilions

Folklorama Piloting Online Ticket Sales to Pavilions

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Pavilion youth ambassadors dance during the media launch of Folklorama at the RBC Convention Centre on Thursday, July 27, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Folklorama is testing out online ticket sales this year to 10 of its 41 pavilions.

The two-week multicultural festival held its media launch Thursday in advance of its 48th annual celebration.

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Visits to Folklorama Up 5 Percent This Year

Visits to Folklorama Up 5 Percent This Year

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Children at Folklorama’s Spirit of Ukraine pavilion perform on Friday, August 12, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — More people experienced cultures from around the world than last year as the 47th annual Folklorama drew to a close on Saturday.

Organizers say 447,000 visitors took in 45 pavilions across the city — an increase of five percent from 2015.

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Folklorama Draws 426,000 ‘Travellers’ to Tour the World

Folklorama Draws 426,000 ‘Travellers’ to Tour the World

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Dancers perform at Folklorama’s United Kingdom Pavilion on Thursday, August 6, 2015. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

This year’s Folklorama attracted an estimated 426,000 visitors to take a trip around the world, all without leaving Winnipeg.

The 46th annual edition of the festival included 43 multicultural pavilions from August 2-15.

“We received so much positive feedback — directly from visitors and through social media — about how much fun people had as they did their best to see it all,” said Zaleena Salaam, Folklorama president.

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PHOTOS: Inside Folklorama’s Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion

PHOTOS: Inside Folklorama’s Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion

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Dancers perform at Folklorama’s Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Music, dance and particularly the food, are just a few of the things you’ll find at this year’s Ukraine-Kyiv pavilion.

As Folklorama begins to wind down its second week of celebrations, guests can enjoy the regional influences that make each costume, style of music, and series of steps unique and exciting.

Culinary specialties include varenyky, holubtsi and kovbassa.

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PHOTOS: Inside Folklorama’s United Kingdom Pavilion

PHOTOS: Inside Folklorama’s United Kingdom Pavilion

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Dancers perform at Folklorama’s United Kingdom Pavilion on Thursday, August 6, 2015. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Taking a trip to England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales is closer than you may think.

Folklorama’s United Kingdom pavilion explores the U.K. with a high-energy show, paired with the traditional food to go with it.

Guests can test their knowledge of the region with a pre-show pub quiz, sample fine U.K. whiskies and indulge at the 007 martini bar.

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CONTEST: Win Passes to Folklorama

CONTEST: Win Passes to Folklorama

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Folklorama is August 2 to 15, 2015.

Take a trip around the world without ever leaving the city!

Folklorama and ChrisD.ca have partnered again this year to send you to experience the multicultural fun August 2-15.

We have four (4) complimentary packs to this year’s 43 pavilions.

How do I win?

Simply fill out the form below and we’ll draw four random winners. Good luck!

The period to enter this contest is now over.

Visit Folklorama.ca to see the complete 2015 pavilion schedule.

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No purchase necessary. One entry per person, please. Multiple entries will not be counted. All personal information is handled in accordance to our Privacy Policy. Contest closes Monday, July 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. CT. Open to all Manitoba residents. Winners will be notified by e-mail.

Folklorama Elects New President, Board of Directors

Folklorama Elects New President, Board of Directors

FolkloramaWINNIPEG — Folklorama has elected a new board of directors for the annual multicultural summer festival.

“It is my honour and privilege to have the opportunity to lead Folklorama’s board of directors,” said new Folklorama president Zaleena Salaam. “The passion that our board and members have for Folklorama’s mission has enabled our Festival to grow from a one-time event in 1970 to the largest and longest running multicultural festival of its kind in the world.”

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45th Folklorama Draws Nearly 413,000 Visitors

45th Folklorama Draws Nearly 413,000 Visitors

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Folklorama’s Brazilian Pavilion during opening night at the Heather Curling Club on Sunday, August 3, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The 45th edition of Folklorama attracted just under 413,000 visitors during its two-week run.

The annual multicultural celebration included 43 pavilions, with many venues experiencing sellouts. This year’s festival had three less pavilions than 2013.

“Because Folklorama means different things to different people, we wanted our visitors to experience Folklorama in their own unique way,” said Folklorama president Amelia Sheocharan of this year’s theme, How Will You Folklorama? “We are so happy that people enjoyed Folklorama. It is due to the passion and commitment of our 20,000 incredible volunteers that we proudly celebrated our 45th annual festival.”

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