Celebrating Folklorama’s timeless charm
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This article was published 06/08/2021 (666 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I hope you and your loved ones have all been remaining safe and having some fun reconnecting throughout the summer as COVID-19 restrictions begin to be lifted.
As most of you will already know, the theme for Folklorama 2021 is “One unified virtual experience. One multi-cultural fusion event,” and I thought I would use this opportunity to share a little bit about Folklorama’s virtual program.
Folklorama 2021 is running between Aug. 6 and 8, and for the first time in the history of Folklorama, members of the ethno-cultural communities that make up all the pavilions worked diligently to create a virtual showcase of their heritages.
This year, along with all the performers, Folklorama held a virtual market, a food week and a 50/50 contest.
Apart from the week-long virtual festival, Folklorama has also shifted its focus and expanded its outreach.
Perhaps you have a special milestone, anniversary, or birthday celebration and are looking for some extra excitement. Folklorama is now available to come to you, at your home, sending performers to set up in your driveway or backyard to do a show for you.
Folklorama will also come to your workplace. As people transition back into their office spaces, Folklorama can help create an environment of fun and excitement for all employees and staff members to experience.
Folklorama is also being made accessible to our schools, daycares and daycamps. It has created workshops and performances that will work with students and groups of any age to create an adventure of culture with the goal of helping students respect and appreciate cultural differences and create pride of their own all while meeting the school curriculum.
With all this incredible work, I think it is extremely important we thank the sponsors, volunteers and our four Folklorama ambassadors for this year: Calvin Loi, Donovan Martin, Vivian Shen and Jan-Michael Reyes.
Personally, my past two summers have been different because I was unable to attend pavilions with my father and my friends due to COVID restrictions.
I know that there is an immense amount of work that goes into Folklorama every year and I value the efforts of the thousands of volunteers who create a world-class event displaying Canada’s diversity in so many ways. I look forward to visiting pavilions in-person in 2022.
If you are interested in learning more about booking private shows, what is happening behind the scenes or perhaps volunteering or getting involved you can visit www.folklorama.ca or email email@example.com
Tyndall Park constituency report
Cindy Lamoureux is the Liberal MLA for Tyndall Park.