- Education & Outreach
Welcoming Newcomers to Our Volunteer Community
Launched in 2009, our Newcomer Crew celebrates Manitoba’s diverse face by welcoming new Canadians to our folk festival family and giving them valuable volunteer experience right here at home.
Each year, Newcomer Crew volunteers are given a special orientation to the festival and placed on one of our crews. With the support and guidance of our fantastic volunteers, they become part of our team and gift us with their skills and fresh perspectives. Most come back as regular volunteers in the years that follow.
We are proud to embrace the incredible diversity of our province, and define our festival as a place where people from around the world can create their own harmonies.