Folklorama is ABA's Top Internationally Known Event in 2011

Folklorama has been named the American Bus Association's Internationally Known Event for the 2011 Top 100 Events in North America Publication.

The American Bus Association (ABA) awarded Folklorama Top Canadian Event back in 1993 and has been recognized in the Top 100 Events in North America Publication for over 15 years.

For more information about ABA's Top 100 Events program and to see the 2010 supplement, visit The 2011 Top 100 Events in North America will be published in September.

$2,500 Post-graduate Scholarship Deadline Extended

Folklorama has extended the submission deadline for the new post-graduate studies scholarship for $2,500 to August 16, 2010. Together with the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Folklorama is pleased to have this new Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship of Excellence for the preservation of cultural heritage. 

You must be accepted to or be currently enrolled in a university, college or other recognized post-secondary institution in Canada to qualify for the scholarship and you must be between the ages of 17 and 25.

Visit the scholarships page on our website under Teachings to download the application form. The new deadline for applications for the $2,500 scholarship is August 16, 2010.
Folklorama Honoured by Tourism Winnipeg

Folklorama is a proud recipient of the Tourism Winnipeg Award of Distinction, handed out May 26 at Travel Manitoba's Manitoba Tourism Awards gala event. The award, chosen by Economic Development Winnipeg Inc./Tourism Winnipeg, recognizes any individual, organization or business which has positively impacted the development of Winnipeg's tourism industry and considers factors such as economic impact, uniqueness, city profile, community involvement, commitment to excellence, innovative marketing and overall dedication to the tourism industry. Generally presented to one organization per year, the Award of Distinction honoured three deserving recipients for 2009: Folklorama, Festival du Voyageur and the Winnipeg Folk Festival, who together had a more than $25 million economic impact. 

"We are so proud to be recognized by Tourism Winnipeg for our contribution to our wonderful city and province," says Ron Gauthier, Executive Director. "Folklorama's success would not be possible without our partners, sponsors and 20,000 volunteers, who bring our mission of celebrating diversity and promoting cultural understanding to life."

In addition to the Tourism Winnipeg Award of Distinction, Travel Manitoba recognized outstanding contributions to the tourism industry in our province, with The Honourable Flor Marcelino, Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, and Travel Manitoba Board Chair Paul Robson presenting awards in ten categories. Folklorama's Murray Greenfield received the Service Excellence Award for his work as director of tourism and as creator of the Tourism Awareness Network of Manitoba. Folklorama, in conjunction with Canad Inns, was also chosen as one of three finalists in the Marketing Excellence category.

Folklorama Named Winnipeg's Best Cultural Event

Folklorama was chosen as the Best Cultural Event in Winnipeg in Uptown Magazine's The Best of Winnipeg 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. Folklorama also came in 3rd in the Best Festival category. Thank you to everyone who voted. Check out the May 20 issue of Uptown for all of the results and don't miss Folklorama 2010, running August 1-14.

Show Your Festival Spirit with Folklorama Merchandise

Folklorama merchandise is available now, including shirts, sweatshirts and jackets all featuring the Folklorama logo. Click here to view a catalogue.

Order forms and payments can be dropped off at the Folklorama office, faxed to 943-1956 or emailed to The order deadline is May 31, 2010 by 5:00pm. Clothing samples will be available at the Folklorama office starting Monday, May 10.

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