Winnipeg Folk Fest worth the Trip

Published By on July 12th, 2005 in Edge Insider

We’re back!
Thank you to our top-notch staff at the Edge for keeping a very busy week at the Edge rolling right along while Martha and I and family headed to Winnipeg for the Folk Festival last week.
We really enjoyed travelling Northern Ontario and stopped quite often at some beautiful locations including Lake Superior Provincial Park – to see petroglyphs, the beach at Dave Well’s Naturally Superior Adventures– thanks for supper Dave and the great accommodations on the beach. You’ve got a fine location. Any sea kayak adventurers looking for a great place to paddle, (besides with us!) stop in and see what Dave has to offer. Feels just like home, but with beautiful, beautiful Lake Superior Vistas.
Kakabecka Falls was a nice place too, just north of Thunder Bay. Of course we made the stop at the Terry Fox Memorial high on a hill overlooking Superior just before we got to Thunder Bay.
The Folk Fest: You may have heard of the flooding in Manitoba. Well thinks didn’t look too bad until we got a bit of a thunderstorm on Thursday night. Made for a muddy weekend. Temps soared into the thirties too. My, my, was the music fine! Check out these links to all performers. I especially enjoyed the World Music Jam and AutoRickshaw, Jesse DeNatalie, Jackie Greene (that young Blues Boy can play!), and the Beautiful Girls from Australia were a delightful surprise to most who enjoyed their concert thoroughly.
Thanks to my good friend Celes Davar, of Earth Rhythms for letting me know about the event and encouraging me to attend…. and of the efforts on the tarp run to ensure we had great seats for the main stage concert…. THANK YOU!
The kids say, “We’ll be back!”, so we hope Winnipeggers put on a great show on June 6-9, 2006!