Saskatoon Folkfest 2021
Over the years, Saskatoon Folkfest has played an integral part in strengthening community ties through a multicultural celebration of diversity and inclusivity. The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges impacting public health, societies, and economies around the world.
In 2020, Folkfest made history with our first-ever virtual festival, Folkfest Gives Back. We were delighted that this event proved that even when apart, we are all connected through culture. Notwithstanding the success and positive public response, we recognize that a virtual festival does not fill the void of a regular in-person Folkfest experience and we eagerly look forward to gathering with our community in the future.
Since the start of 2021, we have been closely monitoring the vaccination rates and restrictions in hopes to bring back the Folkfest we all love and enjoy. The health and safety of Folkfesters remain our utmost priority. Organizing Folkfest requires the support of thousands of volunteers who give countless hours over months of preparation. Even with the current ease in restrictions, it is simply too formidable of a task to plan our typical in-person festival. Although in 2021, Folkfesters won’t gather in person, our commitment is to create an authentic experience, virtually connecting patrons with our cultural communities.
We hope that you will join us for Folkfest 2021 – Culture Connect this summer for a fun, engaging, and safe virtual festival. The event will be streamed live on August 20 and 21, just eight weeks away! We will be releasing more information soon about exciting activities that avid Folkfesters can sign up for on our social media channels and website.
Stay tuned – you won’t want to miss the pavilion food sales announcement!
Your 2021 Folkfest Board Of Directors:
- Lenore Swystun – President
- Kishore Gali – Vice President
- Winnie Mutswangwa – Treasurer
- Anika Mysha – Secretary
- Daysi Hernandez – Director
- Dr. Effie Kutsogiannis – Director
- Janine Lazaro – Director
- Robert Mellau – Director