In Memoriam

The Winnipeg Folk Festival remembers friends and performers who have left us since 2019 and who left their mark on our lives.  

 

2022

Barbara Hiebert – former staff 
Bill Bourne – performer 
Chris Jacques – volunteer

Dallas Good – performer (The Sadies)
Don Cullen – host and supporter
Jakub Marshall – volunteer
Jim Derksen – festival friend
Jim Kirby– volunteer
John Oleksiuk – past board member/volunteer 
Koady Chaisson – performer (The East Pointers) 
Lianne Fournier – performer 
Michael Wrycraft – album designer, MC, friend of the Festival 
Natalie Swayze – volunteer 
Norma Waterson – performer 
Richard Kerschtien – volunteer 
Stu ‘DidgeriSTU’ Fergie – performer 
Vince Fontaine – performer

 

2021 

Bob Lanois – performer
Dave Courchene Jr. – Elder  
Ellen McInwaine – performer 
John Doerksen – volunteer 
Kelly Joe Phelps – performer
Kipp Kocay – STINGRAY Young Performers Program alumni 
Kitty Kanellis – volunteer 
Larry Bergen – volunteer 
Nanci Griffith – performer
Peter Ostroushko – performer 
Rene Ritchot – volunteer
Shingoose/Curtis Jonnie – performer

 

2020

Bradley Kiene – volunteer 
Brenda Prosken Douglas – volunteer/ past board chair 
Brenda Tate – volunteer 
David Olney – performer 
Drew Cringan – festival friend 
Eric Schellenberg – volunteer
Eugene Kostyra – festival friend
Gerry Atwell – performer
John Prine – performer 
Joseph Chornick – volunteer 
Joseph Shabalala (fr. Ladysmith Black Mambazo) – performer 
Justin Haynes – performer
Laura Smith – performer 
Mose Scarlett – performer 
Rick Winzinowich – volunteer 
Sidney Williamson – volunteer 
Terry Scott – volunteer 
Tony Beaulieu – volunteer
Tony Bird – performer
Tony Rice – performer 

 

2019 

Mitch Podolak – Winnipeg Folk Festival Founder