Vickar Automotive Group Is proud to be a major sponsor for Folklorama in 2022

Vickar Automotive Group Is proud to be a major sponsor for Folklorama in 2022

After two long years, Folklorama is back!

WINNIPEG, MB – May 26th, 2022 – The world’s largest and longest-running multicultural
festival, Folklorama is back from July 31st to August 13th! Tickets go on sale today!

“Folklorama is thrilled to be back to celebrate its 51st Festival,” states Richard Reif,
President, Folklorama Board of Directors. “It’s been a long two years and our Folklorama
family is looking forward to welcoming guests home again.”

Twenty-four pavilions across Winnipeg will open their doors to the public, showcasing
some of Manitoba’s finest ethno-cultural arts and cuisine. Along with the Festival, the much
sought-after VIP Tour experience returns as well. Join one of 37 unique tours where you
can either cycle, walk, or take a luxury motorcoach for an evening of food, fun, reserved
seating, VIP entrance and your own volunteer Tour Guide. Click here for more information.

“The Folklorama Festival serves as a major annual fundraiser for most of our communities,”
states Teresa Cotroneo, Executive Director, Folklorama. “Funds that are made in a Pavilion
during the Festival remain in that community and support year-round programming
initiatives such as language classes, traditional dance, immigration transition support, and
most importantly, community connections. Being back in person promotes a special energy
where culture can be celebrated and shared with pride.”

Casino’s of Winnipeg Folklorama Kick-Off will also be back Saturday, July 23rd from 4 to 10
p.m. at Assiniboine Park’s Lyric Theatre. Experience cultural workshops and performances
along with food trucks, children’s activities, and a Pavilion Expo.

The health and safety of our guests, volunteers and staff is our top priority. Taking into
account the high vaccination rate of Manitobans, feedback from our Pavilions, and
consultation with public health authorities, Folklorama will proceed with the policy that
masks are encouraged, not required. In addition to an already robust health and safety
program, Pavilions also will be certified in the Manitoba Tourism Education Council’s Clean
it Right program. Vaccination cards will also not be required.

While not all Pavilions are able to return this year, Folklorama looks forward to their return
when they are able to do so.

For more information on the 51st Festival, visit

Folklorama began in 1970 as a one-time celebration of Manitoba’s centennial but has since
grown to be the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world.
Developing out of the success of the Festival, the organization offers year-round programs:
Folklorama at Home, Folklorama at Work, Folklorama at School, Folklorama at Play. All the
programs bring to life Folklorama’s mission of celebrating diversity and promoting cultural
understanding. Learn more at

Folklorama gratefully acknowledges that we create, connect, and celebrate on Treaty One
territory – original land of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway, Dene, Dakota peoples, and
homeland of the Métis nation. We are committed to building relationships and sharing
knowledge, and cultural understanding of all communities. Understanding our diversity
fosters pride and mutual respect.

Media Contact:
Tanya Williams
Director, Marketing, Communications, & Engagem
E: C: 204-296-3938

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