Ambassadors General

Our Ambassadors General embody Folklorama’s mission of celebrating diversity and promoting cultural understanding. They represent the organization throughout the year at events and in the media.

The 2022 Ambassadors General Competition!

Due to COVID-19 and the vacancy of a festival the past two years, Folklorama has modified the traditional competition for 2022. Much of the format and eligibility requirements will remain the same, with some important changes:

  1. This year’s competition will be open to any Folklorama volunteer who has worked directly with a Pavilion for at least 5 consecutive years
  2. The first phase of the competition will include the initial interviews with members of the jury, will now take place virtually (via Zoom) over three evenings: Monday, November 8th, Tuesday, November 9th, and Wednesday, November 10th, 2021.
  3. Instead of an Inaugural Ceremony, the final phase of the competition will see the top 3 finalists from each category participating in a public speaking competition, to be streamed live from the Folklorama Office (183 Kennedy Street) on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021. Youth Ambassador Finalists will compete from 5:30-6:30p.m., with Adult Ambassador Finalists competing from 7:30-8:30p.m.

Eligibility

-Must have at least five (5) consecutive years experience volunteering directly with a Folklorama Pavilion

-Age requirements

-Youth: Must be between 14 – 17 years old as of May 1, 2021

-Adult: Must be at least 18 years old as of May 1, 2021

-Must be available to attend most Folklorama functions

-Live in or near Winnipeg to attend required events

-Cannot have been a Folklorama Ambassadors General in the past three (3) years

-Must have cultural attire and wear it as required

-Must sign an eligibility form upon winning the competition, acknowledging and accepting the terms and conditions of office, and refrain from volunteering in their respective pavilion during the two weeks of the festival

Youth-Specific Requirements

-Required to attend and participate in all Youth Council meetings and functions and promote Team Folklorama participation with youth volunteers

-Must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form allowing participation and accepting the responsibilities of office

Ambassadors General Application Deadline

Applicants must complete and submit the 2021 Ambassador General Competition Application Form to Katie Green, Coordinator, Member & Festival Services via email or mail no later than October 30th, 2021.

 For more information or to apply, please contact Katie Green, Coordinator, Member & Festival Services, at kgreen@folklorama.ca or (204) 982-6213.

 

Special thanks to our incredible 2020-2021 Ambassadors General!

FROM LEFT:
Calvin Loi, 2020-2021 Adult Ambassador General (Chinese Pavilion)
Donovan Martin, 2020-2021 Youth Ambassador General (Caribbean Pavilion)
Vivian Shen, 2020-2021 Youth Ambassador General (Chinese Pavilion)
Jan-Michael Reyes, 2020-2021 Adult Ambassador General (Pearl of the Orient Philippine Pavilion)

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Ambassadors General

Being an Ambassador General over the last 2 years has been a highlight of my experience in Winnipeg. As I prepare for school in a new city now, I’m grateful to this role for what it’s taught me.

My position in the festival let me get used to taking the first step in making those around me feel welcome and invited in whatever I was doing. Through Folklorama, I was able to see what a difference a dedicated team of volunteers can make—and now that I have this experience, I’m excited to see where my volunteering takes me next. Whether it’s in my classes, at a club, or through my future career, I know there will always be a place where I can apply the skills I’ve learned from Folklorama.

Vivian Shen

2020-2021 Ambassadors General

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