Whats Happening at the Festival Next Year in Calgary!
Featuring the Colwyn Male Voice Choir
directed by Tudur Eames, guest soloist Edith Pritchard. An evening not to be missed.
your reservations now for 2016
NAFOW at Headquarters Hotel Westin, Calargy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, be in the center of festivities.
Featuring Iona~ North Americas premeir pan Celtic band.
Awards Banquet and Entertainment ~ Presentation of the
Welsh American Foundation Award with performances by the 2015 National Eisteddfod Blue Riband winner.
We encourage you to participate in this time honored tradition, enter
to compete in the NAFOW
Eisteddfod and show off your talents. Competitions
in singing and
recitation, for all ages and skill levels, entry form will be available for at a later date with details to enter competitions.
Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu, literally a "song gathering"
Sunday afternoon and evening , congregational hymn
both Welsh and English.
Workshops & more
part of the festival, we will be running two tours on Thursday and Monday,
participants to get a feel for the local history, culture and natural
beauty of the area.
from Wales and North America on topics including Welsh
language, poetry, literature, music,
dance, films, customs, geneology.
|NAFOW Opening Ceremony ~ Thursday
September 1 at 4:00pm, NAFOW 2016 will officially open.
Marketplace & Tea Room
~ purchase Welsh souvenirs and speak to representatives of
groups in the Marketplace, meet friends for a cup of
Welsh cakes in the Tea Room. Lovespoon carving, rugby and spinning demonstrations are planned. Marketplace
and Advertising Forms for vendors interested in reserving a space or advertising
in the NAFOW 2016 Souvenir program.
Say Something in Welsh Meet up
Welsh Organizations Roundtable ~ This
annual meeting is your chance to meet with other local Welsh
Singing ~ Finish every memorable evening singing
Welsh hymns and old favorites.
|The North American Festival
of Wales is held in a different location each year, in either the US or
Canada on the shared Labor Day holiday weekend. Prepare
four full days of song, merriment and camaraderie with old and new
friends, celebrating the life, heritage and culture of Wales in
|The North American Festival of Wales is sponsored by the Welsh North
with support from the Calgary Welsh Society.