Episode 2: Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Edmonton’s Folk Music Festival is a world renowned event that holds a special place in the hearts of the many Edmontonians who volunteer at the festival each year. The Festival brings out a sense of community like no other and this theme is explored by Vicki Fannon, a bit of a local legend and the previous Festival Manager of Volunteers, and Marianne Stover, the current Manager of Volunteers. What emerges is a rich discussion about the importance of community, the value of passionate volunteers and the discovery of friendships.

The Shared Mic is inspired, recorded, and produced on Treaty 6 Territory. Treaty 6 Territory is the traditional territory of the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux and many others whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries. We are just beginning to understand the significance of the land and want to ensure we honour the people and place. Today, this land is still home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The Shared Mic is produced by Age Friendly Edmonton.

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