President’s Message


On behalf of the Folkfest Board of Directors and staff, I welcome you to Walk a Mile in the shoes of your friends, neighbours, colleagues,
and classmates by visiting them at one of our 19 pavilions that represent the many ethnic cultures in Saskatoon.

This year represents Saskatoon Folkfest Inc.’s 37th year of celebrating ethnic culture in our beautiful city.

The task of showcasing culture within a pavilion is not an easy one, and can only be possible with dedicated volunteers that make it happen.
I want to thank all our Past Presidents, fellow directors, Pavilion Managers, Adult, Youth and Honorary Ambassadors, and of course the businesses and corporations that support this very important festival.

We invite you all, from near and far, to come experience the cuisine, the wonderful performances, the music, and all of the displays that each pavilion has to offer, you won’t be disappointed.
Make sure to visit the Global Village and see our newest pavilions showing us that they are no strangers to showing hospitality.

The RBC Global Village has two brand new pavilions; Peru and Vietnam! They will be alongside Ghana and Nepal!

Once again for your convenience, the buses will take you around the world in regular intervals!

A big thank you to the Folkfest Staff for always looking to keep the festival fun and exciting and
helping all of the pavilions be as successful as they can be!

See you in your travels!

Lisa Bagonluri


Photo by Josh Schaefer/

Photo by Josh Schaefer/