Folklorama 2019 "Cead Mile Failte"

August 11 to the 17th

Irish Pavilion

Week 2: Sunday, August 11 - Saturday, August 17, 2019

Soul Sanctuary | 2050 Chevrier Blvd

Fort Garry/River Heights 

EVENT TIMES

Show Time:

SUN 5:15, 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 pm

MON 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 pm

TUE 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 pm

WED 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 pm

THU 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 pm

FRI 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 pm

SAT 5:15, 6:45, 8:15, 9:45 pm

Hours:

SUN 4:30-11:00 pm

MON 6:00-11:00 pm

TUE 6:00-11:00 pm

WED 6:00-11:00 pm

THU 6:00-11:00 pm

FRI 6:00 pm-11:00 pm

SAT 4:30 pm-11:00 pm

An Idea was Born over 40 years ago

Folkorama  is the largest and longest-running multicultural Festival of its kind in the world.  Folklorama began in  1970 and the Irish Association boasts to have been involved within 3 years of its conception.  The Irish Pavilion is one of the longest running pavilions at Folklorama, 48 years. You just can't beat the hospitality of the Irish Pavilion . We showcase the McDonnell School of Dance, Traditional Music and brilliant talent directly from Ireland.  Our cultural centre enlightens all to life in Ireland,  past and present. Your senses will be perked to the aroma of homemade Irish stew, soda bread, colcannon and much more to tempt your taste buds. Sure, it will be fun and you can't leave the Pavilion without raising a Pint of Guinness and tapping your feet to the amazing music and dance.  See you all in August for some Great Craic!  

This year listen to the lively music of the “Celtic Way”, Winnipeg’s oldest Irish pub band , catch a glimpse of the champion Irish dancers from McDonnell School of Irish Dance and enjoy the world class male dancers from Dublin, Ireland.

Hi all,

My name is Kieran Savage, this year’s Irish Pavilion – Folklorama 2019 Volunteer Coordinator. It is that time again!! Time to welcome Winnipeg-ers, Manitobans, national and international guests to a “bit of the Irish”!

We need help! We need friendly, fun-loving, “get the job done” attitudes! We need YOU!

This year’s Pavilion runs in the second week of the Folklorama festival, Sunday August 11th – Saturday August 17th , at our wonderfully AIR CONDITIONED facility, Soul Sanctuary – 2050 Chevrier Boulevard. Come be a part of the fun, say hi to old friends, make a few new friends!

Here is a link to SignupGenius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4DAAA92FAAF85-irish2


Some events you need to know about, please add to your personal calendar;

• Volunteer Orientation Evening - Thursday July 25th, The Irish Association of Manitoba, 654 Erin Street (Complimentary pub grub and beverage - 6:30pm, Presentation - 7:00pm)

o In keeping with Folklorama’s certification process, all volunteers need to be orientated to some of the mandatory safety information. Please come and get to know your fellow volunteers and enjoy a lovely beverage in the process.

• Stage moving crew – Wednesday July 31st (Time to be determined, beverages provided)

o Will be looking for crew to help unpack the stage from the shipping container behind Soul Sanctuary and move the pieces into the building. The Spirit of Ukraine master carpenters take over from there and put together the colossal jigsaw puzzle of stage.

• Pavilion move-in crew – Saturday August 10th (Time to be determined, beverages provided)

o We’ll meet at the Irish Club to load up the pavilion supplies and equipment in trucks, wait for the Spirit of Ukraine’s pavilion to end and the public to leave, and then begin unloading and setting up, because from this point in time there will be approximately 15 HOURS TILL WE OPEN!! YIKES!!! (haha)

• Pavilion setup crew - Sunday August 11th - 11:00am – 3:30pm

o Setup main hall tables and chairs, dress the tables, help setup food serving station and bar, and clean up

• Pavilion tear down crew – Saturday August 17th (right after the Pavilion closes)

o Tear down and load up, unload back at the Irish Club. All tear-down volunteers will be fed and watered back at the club! (And a wee bit a craic as well!)

• Stage moving crew - Sunday August 18th (Approximately 10:00am – Soul Sanctuary, beverages provided)

o Time move the puzzle pieces of a stage back into the shipping container, back to bed for another year

And lastly, our Thank You to our AMAZING volunteer community . . .

• Volunteer Appreciation Evening – Friday September 6th, 7:00pm, The Irish Association of Manitoba, 654 Erin Street

o Please come out and connect with old and new friends, have dinner a beverages on us!

Important Notes:

• Please wear closed toe shoes for all volunteers activities, whether it’s moving crew or during the week of the pavilion

• Also looking to identify people that would consider carpooling or assisting with rides to/from the pavilion if you are headed that way. Some of our most dedicated volunteers are in need of a lift, and given our awesome community, I’m sure we’ll be able to help everyone out. 

Wouldn’t you agree? (wink)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me, Kieran Savage at [email protected] or phone or text at 204-793-6076.

You can also reach our Pavilion Co-coordinators Joe Savage at [email protected] or Bonnie Smeaton at [email protected]

Looking forward to working with you all!

Slainté!

Kieran

Pavillion Coordinator

Joseph Savage has been our pavilions coordinator for the last four years as well as this years new president of the Irish Club.

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Irish Pavillion

August 11 to the 17th

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Co-Coordinator

Bonnie Smeation has been our kitchen coordinator at the Irish Pavillion for the past 5 years & now is taking on a new challenge as co- coordinator.  Bonnie is also on the executive of the club.

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Adult Ambassador

Patrick McDonnell - Past president of the Irish Club & long time active member.

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Adult Ambassador

Amanda Berezowski - part of the Irish dance group that performs at our pavilion.

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Adult Ambassador

Amanda Berezowski - part of the Irish dance group that performs at our pavilion.

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Junior Ambassador

Eamon Prokopowich

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Junior Ambassador

Liam Prokopowich

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2019 Folklorama Committee

Area Coordinators

Finance - Megan Allen

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Kitchen - Ken Hoglund

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Bar - Tara Martin

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VIP Tours - Joanne Small

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Bus Tours - Lindsey Allen Piotrowski

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Health & Safety & Guest services - Gerald Martin & Ryan Street

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Volunteers - Kieran Savage

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Admissions - Lisa Berezowski

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Cultural - Sharon Allen

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Stage Show Committee

                            -Maire Prokopowich TCRG

                            -Bonnie Smeaton 

                            -Lindsey Allen Piotrowski

                            -Joanne Small

                            -Sharon Allen


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Featured Artists

McDonnell School of Irish Dance

The McDonnell School of Irish Dance performs throughout the year at concerts and festivals in Canada and the United States. They strive to promote Irish Culture through the beauty of dance. They perform traditional Irish step dancing, ceili, and modern Irish choreography. They also compete across North America and have won numerous medals and trophies for their solo and group performances. The dancers are brought together by a love for this form of Irish cultural expression and the enjoyment they get from sharing it with others. Classes are available for all ages and are taught by Maire McDonnell Prokopowich TCRG.

Our in house Trad. Musicians


Celtic Way Irish Pub Band