Edmonton Heritage Festival Association



Edmonton Heritage Festival ®️

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About Edmonton Heritage Festival Association

Who We Are

The Edmonton Heritage Festival Association is a not for profit organisation that manages and oversees the world’s largest multicultural festival.

Our Vision is:

  • Presenting an annual summer festival showcasing the diverse cultures of our community.

  • Providing year round activities and programs that highlight our community’s great and varied cultural heritage.

  • Becoming the primary resource to educate the community on diverse cultures.

What We Do

The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a three day celebration of multiculturalism held annually in Edmonton’s beautiful river valley. In 2020, the Festival will take place August 1st, 2nd and 3rd and will feature over 70 pavilions representing over 100 countries and cultures.  An estimated 1,300 volunteers from participating cultural organizations will work countless hours sharing their talent, enthusiasm, and culinary skills.  Pavilions offer dance, arts and foods from the land of their ancestors.

On site visitor attendance can reach more than est. 350,000.



We are a member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF). This will make the festival an “Intangible Cultural Heritage Asset” with CIOFF’s Sponsor UNESCO and will register, recognize and market the Festival worldwide.

Board of Directors

Festival Staff

Narmin Hassam-Clark - President

Robert Opara - Vice President

Robert Rohatyn  - Treasurer 

Mohit Bhutani - Secretary

Bruce Hogle- Executive Member at Large

Tracy DesLaurier - Immediate Past President 

Daniel Hernandez Armada

Pearl Frederick

Evonne Li

Myron Nebozuk

Svetlana Sapelnikova

Preetam Sharma

Linda Vennard

Sally Wu

Executive Director - Jim Gibbon

Volunteer Coodinator - Chelsea McCurdy

Marketing Director - Deborah Forst

Administration - Karen Simpson

Office Address:

11230 119 Street Suite #100

Edmonton, AB, Canada

T5G 2X3

Phone  780-488-3378

Fax   780-455-9097

Email:  admin@heritagefest.ca