Heritagefest
JULY 30TH - AUGUST 1ST, 2022


Heritagefest is a collection of Alberta Based cultural groups that come together, annually, to share their history, song, dance and food with the world. They supply all the songs, dance, crafts and music. Heritagefest is facilitated by the Edmonton Heritage Festival Association. It is overseen by its Board of Directors and managed by a small staff.

We are a member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF). This makes the Festival an “Intangible Cultural Heritage Asset” with CIOFF’s Sponsor UNESCO and allows us worldwide recognition and marketing opportunities.​


CORE VALUES are Cultural Diversity, Inclusion and Better Together
and 
Our PURPOSE is to bring the world together
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WHY THE FESTIVAL IS SO IMPORTANT

According to a July 2020 IPSOS REED poll, "Majority (60%) See Racism as a Serious Problem in Canada Today, Up 13 points Since Last Year. Nearly a Third of Canadians (28%) Say They Have Personally Experienced Racism in the Past Year (+5%)".

 

The good news, according to the Canadian Psychological Association is: that "Contact between individuals of different backgrounds has been shown to improve mutual acceptance. However, such contact is likely to be more effective when contact is voluntary; is among individuals of roughly equal status; and when it is supported by promoting inclusion and limiting discrimination."

 

We promote intercultural contact. 

Meet The Team

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Jim Gibbon

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Chelsea McCurdy

OFFICE MANAGER & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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Ron Walker

SITE MANAGER & WORLD MUSIC WEEK

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Christina Chan

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

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Karen Simpson

ADMINISTRATION

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Mariane Kalliny

EVENT COORDINATOR

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Isaac Makar

SITE CREW

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Evan Makar

SITE CREW

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Cherelle George

WORLDMUSICWEEK

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Greg Davis

WORLDMUSICWEEK

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Katie Robertson

WORLDMUSICWEEK

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Sarah Habkirk

ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

CONTACT US

Office Address:
14603 A - 118 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T5L 2M7

Phone  780-488-3378
Fax   780-455-9097

Email:  admin@heritagefest.ca
Media: social@heritagefest.ca