September 24th, 2021 Update

September 24th, 2021

Prince George Folkfest Society would like to thank our funders, sponsors and our audience for your continued support through the COVID19 storm, as we strive to help artists and arts workers at what continues to be a very difficult time for the arts community. It’s all about helping each other help each other! With that in mind, we also recognise and express our deepest gratitude to all front-line health care professionals who are working so hard for our safety and well-being.

We are planning to present Coldsnap 2022 between January 28 and February 5 in as typical a format as possible while keeping paramount the safety of our artists, staff and audience. We are also, however, very excited to announce we will be presenting a fall live music show on October 22 and 23 at Uda Dune Baiyoh on Lheidli T’enneh territory. This live music event, presented with funding from Canadian Heritage and with support from Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and The City of Prince George, will feature professional musicians and emerging artists from across the country in front of a small audience if it is feasible. The performances will also be professionally livestreamed across several online channels at no charge to watch. All activities will be carried out with COVID19 safety protocols at top of mind. Stay tuned to this site and our social media channels for details in early October.

Prince George Folkfest Society acknowledges that we live, work and play on the unceded, traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. We respect and value all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis and how wisdom and creativity are embodied in land, language, and culture. We support the principles outlined in The Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and we pledge to use our voice to promote these principles. 
We value the contribution of all cultures to our community, and stand against any form of racism, discrimination or prejudice. 
Our artistic vision is to use music and musicians to bring the community together to celebrate Northern BC, and to promote understanding and communication between all cultures. We believe music is the greatest form of communication and is a powerful tool for education.

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Please honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.