COMMUNITY: Folklorama 2018 kicks off this weekend


Manitoba’s  largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world– FOLKLORAMA is here once again!

Every summer,  audience are given a treat to explore  and experience world’s cultures through this two-week event that began in 1970.

Folklorama  showcases   world-class entertainment in  40 volunteer-run pavilions  showing  unique cultures  in  venues throughout Winnipeg.   Each pavillion provides  lively entertainment in the form of   dance,  song,  theatre or  instruments. Most of  the pavillion  provide teachings and history through  cultural displays and   take pride in showing   off  their  authentic ethnic cuisine.

This year,   event is happening from  August 5 to 18, 2018.

Official kick  off  takes place  this Saturday,  July 28, 2018  from 3 to 9 PM @ the Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park.

Brought by The Casinos of Winnipeg,  the free for all event  will compose of   interactive workshops, performances and demonstrations, activities for kids,  pavilion expo and market.


Meet 2018 Ambassadors General for Folklorama 2018. (FROM LEFT:   Vina Dimayuga,2018 Youth Ambassador General (Pearl of the Orient Philippine Pavilion); Nehal Dhadral, 2018 Youth Ambassador General (India Pavilion) Joseph Orobia, 2018 Adult Ambassador General (Pearl of the Orient Philippine Pavilion);  Aileen Madden, 2018 Adult Ambassador General (Pearl of the Orient Philippine Pavilion) File photo from website)




“Come and enjoy Filipino hospitality – arrive as a guest and leave as a friend!”,   thus the slogan of  the Pearl of the Orient Pavillion which  brings on stage  the colorful culture  of  the Philippines and  its  rich heritage  and tradition   through  outstanding performance of  Magdaraga Philippines, Inc.

Through the years,  members of this  well-travelled and  internationally-recognized  dance troupe continues  to amaze the audience with their  powerful and  lovely  performance with the help of the creative team led by Goldie Garcia and Gil Buenaventura.

A cultural display and  an array of Filipino cuisine complete the showcase.


File photo: Filipino Journal


Pearl of the Orient Philippine Pavilion will run on the second week between August 12 to August 18 @ Petrus Hall | 2624 Inkster Blvd. (Located @ Brookside & Inkster) Downtown.

This year’s pavilion coordinators are Jon Omaga and Emiliano Galera.  Adult Ambassadors are Cecilia Berces and Ruby Adriosula while the Youth Ambassadors:Skylar Jeppesen are Mirella Aiello.


Find out about the different pavilion  schedules, hours of performances, entrance fees and  a lot more   at


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