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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.

Never miss another contest! Be alerted when we have a new promotion. Sign up for our contest alerts e-mail list.

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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PHOTOS: Inside Folklorama’s Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion

PHOTOS: Inside Folklorama’s Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion

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Dancers put on a traditional Ukrainian performance for visitors at Folklorama’s Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion on Thursday, August 7, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

There’s only two more days to take a trip to Ukraine-Kyiv as Folklorama prepares to wrap up its first week of pavilions in Winnipeg.

Located at Garden City Collegiate, 711 Jefferson Avenue, the final shows run on Saturday, including a late night party at 11:30 p.m.

For all show times and hours, visit Folklorama.ca.

View the photo gallery below.

PHOTOS: Inside Folklorama’s Brazilian Pavilion

PHOTOS: Inside Folklorama’s Brazilian Pavilion

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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)

Folklorama kicked off its 45th anniversary on Sunday by marking the start of two weeks of multicultural pavilions across Winnipeg.

Year after year, the Brazilian Pavilion proves to be one of the most popular destinations for those looking to get cultured.

View the photo gallery below from opening night.

Performers include Viva Capoeira’s dancers, musicians, and capoeiristas, who put on an energetic and acrobatic show.

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CONTEST: Win a 12 Pack of Folklorama Passes

CONTEST: Win a 12 Pack of Folklorama Passes

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Take a trip around the world without leaving Winnipeg!

Folklorama is August 3-16 and ChrisD.ca wants to send you to see as many pavilions as you can.

We have two (2) complimentary packs of passes containing 12 admissions each — perfect for getting cultured in multiple countries each night.

The 2014 festival will feature 43 pavilions celebrating the incredible cultural diversity that exists in Manitoba. This year, Folklorama is encouraging festival-goers to consider: “How will you Folklorama?”

“Folklorama is a Winnipeg tradition,” said executive director Debra Zoerb. “And everyone has their own unique way of enjoying their Folklorama experience.”

How do I win?

Fill out the entry form below. We’ll draw two random winners once the contest closes. Good luck!

CONTEST NOW CLOSED

Visit Folklorama.ca to see the complete 2014 pavilion schedule.

Never miss another contest! Be alerted when we have a new promotion. Sign up for our contest alerts e-mail list.

No purchase necessary. Skill testing question required. One entry per person, please. Multiple entries will not be counted. Winner must confirm receipt of their name being drawn within 24 hours, otherwise another entry will be chosen. All personal information is handled in accordance to our Privacy Policy, and then discarded after the contest. Contest closes Friday, August 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. CT. Manitoba residents 18+ only.

Folklorama Launches Redesigned, Responsive Website

Folklorama Launches Redesigned, Responsive Website

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A screenshot of the new Folklorama.ca

Folklorama has launched a new website ahead of this summer’s 45th annual multicultural festival.

Through partnering with the online design firm Web Wizards, Folklorama.ca has been completely revamped.

“Folklorama is such a unique brand in the community and our new website reflects that,” said Folklorama’s executive director Debra Zoerb. “Our site is chock full of vibrant photos, festival information, a pavilion search function, plus a lot of information on our year-round programs: Folklorama talent, teachings and travel.”

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