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Folk Festival Society of Calgary

The Folk Festival Society is a not-for-profit and registered charitable organization founded in 1980 that produces music and cultural events all year: a summer festival, Calgary Folk Music Festival since 1980; a winter festival, Block Heater since 2016; educational programming such as our annual Boot Camp; and concerts at our own venue, Festival Hall in Inglewood, as well as partner venues across Calgary. The organization is powered by 2000 volunteers, governed by 13 volunteer Board of Directors and a staff team of 13 oversees all operations.

Charitable registration: 127909141 RR0001

Our strategic pillars

Share our passion for music

Create exceptional experiences

Maintain a vibrant & sustainable organization

Foster community spirit

The Calgary Folk Music Festival board
2019-2020 Board of Directors

Brian Pincott

David Frid

Jed Teigan

Jennifer Allford

John Smiley

Karin King

Kerry Lynn Okita

Monique Minvielle

Shayne McBride

Sheldon Lachambre

Timothy Neis

Lisa Hari