Join us for the return of our Casinos of Winnipeg Folklorama Kick-Off on July 23rd at the Assiniboine Park’s Lyric Theatre from 4:00-10:00pm! This FREE family-friendly celebration will launch Folklorama’s 51st Festival. Click ‘attending’ on the Kick-Off Facebook event so you don’t miss updates on the performer lineup, food trucks, and more!
Experience cultural workshops, like interactive African drumming, and performances by Island Breeze Manitoba, Trio Bembe, and many more that will enrich your mind! Come ready for a myriad of entertaining children’s activities and bring your appetite so you can sample all the delicious food trucks you know and love. Get a taste of Folklorama this year with our Pavilion expo and say hi to this year’s Ambassadors’ General and Pavilion Ambassadors. Don’t forget to grab a photo with the beloved Folklorama Llama and bring your own chair!
Meet your hosts!
Caroline Hunter, BOUNCE 99.9 (4:00 – 6:00 pm)
Caroline Hunter has been a staple on Winnipeg airwaves for over 30 years. Having spent 20 of those years waking up Winnipeggers, Caroline has discovered the joy of sleeping a little later and is thrilled to accompany folks for their workday as the midday host on BOUNCE 99.9.
A champion of kindness, Caroline has a special place in her heart for children’s charities and any animal that needs a loving home.
A Winnipegger born and raised, Caroline lives with her husband Anthony and their two rescue dogs Molly and Chloe, who truly run the show.
Colleen Bready, CTV Weather (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Colleen first joined the CTV News team in August 2011. She is the Weather Specialist for CTV News at Noon, 5, and 6.
Colleen got her start in journalism in radio at 680 CJOB in 2005. She was a general assignment reporter with a focus on police and crime and city hall. She was also a newsreader and backup traffic reporter, on four wheels and from the air in the helicopter.
Colleen first made the jump to television in 2008. Before presenting weather forecasts, Colleen wore many hats as a broadcast journalist including radio/television reporter as well as a radio news presenter. She covered a wide range of topics from politics, crime, and courts to health and human interest stories.
Colleen was born and raised in Winnipeg. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) degree in Political Studies from the University of Manitoba.
Ace Burpee, Virgin 103.1 (8:00 – 10:00 pm)
Ace Burpee has worked in radio for over a decade in almost every capacity and is well known for the hundreds of charitable events and causes that he donates his time to every year. He is the host of The Ace Burpee Show on 103.1 Virgin Radio. Ace is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to our community, he is the recipient of a Hero of Mental Health Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association, he has received a Volunteer Manitoba Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, was recognized as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Manitoba and also named a Manitoba Hero. He is proudly from Cooks Creek Manitoba.