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THE EDMONTON HERITAGE FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION

Greetings from The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

 


 

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 2019, the Festival will take place August 3-5, and will feature over 73 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.

UNESCO/CIOFF

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

Our Sponsors are an integral part of the Festival. Their support keeps the Festival an affordable,
family-friendly event.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Narmin Hassam-Clark
President
Mohit Bhutani
Secretary
Robert Rohatyn
Treasurer
Pearl Frederick
Executive Member at Large
Tracy DesLaurier
Immediate Past President
Daniel Hernandez Armada
Bruce Hogle
Evonne Li
Myron Nebozuk
Robert Opara
Svetlana Sapelnikova
Payman Parseyan
Preetam Sharma
Linda Vennard

FESTIVAL STAFF CONTACTS

Jim Gibbon
Executive Director
Deborah Forst
Marketing Director
Karen Simpson
Administration
Chelsea McCurdy
Volunteer Coodinator