Calgary Maple Fest
ACFA régionale Calgary presents

Calgary Maple Fest

March 2nd and 3rd 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB, Canada
For more information about this event, please contact ACFA régionale Calgary at info.calgary@acfa.ab.ca.

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www.calgarymaplefest.com

The Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres is produced by the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta, Calgary chapter (ACFA Calgary), a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote the interests and ensure the holistic development of the Francophone community.

Inaugurated in 2002, the Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres de Calgary is an annual winter event held since 2016 at Heritage Park and  celebrates the French Canadian, Métis and First Nations cultures, their traditions and stories, while offering a memorable cultural experience in French.

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www.calgarymaplefest.com

The Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres is produced by the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta, Calgary chapter (ACFA Calgary), a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote the interests and ensure the holistic development of the Francophone community.

Inaugurated in 2002, the Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres de Calgary is an annual winter event held since 2016 at Heritage Park and  celebrates the French Canadian, Métis and First Nations cultures, their traditions and stories, while offering a memorable cultural experience in French.

Bus 502
Route 502 will pick you up from LRT Heritage Station and take you directly to Heritage Park. This service is offered Saturday and Sunday between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Bus 20
5762 - Heritage LRT Station SBTake Bus route 20 NORTHMOUNT DR and get off at stop WB Heritage DR @ Churchill DR SW (stop 4578).Last intersections: CROSS CR SW, CHURCHILL DR SW, HAYSBORO CR SW.            

4578 - WB Heritage DR @ Churchill DR SWTake HERITAGE DR SW and walk to Heritage Park Historical Village, 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3, Canada, it is 3 streets further.

A Free Heritage Park mini bus will be available for seniors and/or persons with disabilities between the entrance at Heritage Park and the festival site in the park.

Parking costs $5 for the day

Arthur L'Aventurier

Arthur L’aventurier brings young families to an exceptional universe of beauty filled with natural treasures : the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The favorite adventurer of children discovers the high snow covered summits, the majestic lakes and the caves. In song, the kids as well as the adults will discover the lifestyle of many different animals such as the wapiti, the grizzly bear, the bighorn sheep and many more. It is an unforgetable moment with Arthur in the great paradise of the adventurers!

www.arthurlaventurier.com/

Roger Dallaire et Daniel Gervais

2016 and 2011 Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion 
  
Daniel has been playing the violin since the age of five. He plays a variety of fiddle styles and classical violin. Daniel completed a Master of Music degree in classical violin at the University of Alberta studying with Dr. Guillaume Tardif. During his studies, Daniel was awarded a prestigious research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). 
  
Daniel had the opportunity to perform at the 2012 London Olympics as a cultural ambassador of Alberta.  In the spring, he performed for a reception at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Daniel has toured with Zéphyr, a French-Canadian dance group, performing at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., Mondial des cultures in Drummondville, PQ, the Folkmoot USA Festival in North Carolina, and Festival Interfolk in France. Daniel has also had several television and radio appearances.  In 2010, he was a guest artist with The Lost Fingers, performing at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, ON. 
  
Daniel is the first and only Albertan to win the Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Competition.  Daniel first competed in the Canadian Grand Masters in 2003 and returned to this competition in 2004 and again in 2008, finishing in the top eleven both times.  
  
In 2014, Daniel received the Eugène-C. Trottier award from the French-Canadian Association of Alberta (ACFA) for community involvement. Daniel was also awarded the Prix Sylvie Van Brabant-Excellence en création artistique (2010) by the Regroupement artistique francophone de l'Alberta and the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture Award (2007). 
  
Daniel currently teaches as sessional faculty at MacEwan University in the jazz and popular music program. Daniel has had experience teaching a variety of students of different ages and abilities in collaboration with other music organizations such as the National Arts Centre MusicAlive! program, Calvin Vollrath Fiddle Camp and the North Eastern Music Association in St. Paul, AB, the John Arcand Fiddle Fest, Kenosee Lake Kitchen Party and the Pelletier Guitar and Music Camp in Saskatchewan, The Hills are Alive Music and Dance Cultural Fest in Elkwater, AB, Frontier Fiddlers in Manitoba, and the Suzuki Strings and Fiddleheads in Whitehorse, YT. In 2010, Trad'badour in collaboration with Canadian Parents for French completed a school show tour of over 90 presentations in Western Canada. 
  
Daniel has six albums to his credit, including three solo albums, Flying Fiddle (2003) and Endless Possibilities (2005) and Old Red Barn (2013).  In 2006, he was nominated for “Young Performer of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Daniel is a founding member of Trad’badour, a French-Canadian duo, with Roger Dallaire and Hot Club Edmonton with guitarist Clinton Pelletier.  Hot Club Edmonton was awarded "Instrumental Album of the Year" at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2010.

danielgervais.ca/

Folklofolie

These two well-known artists make the happiness of all.   Marie-Claude Gagnon violinist and André Varin guitarist/singer, present an interactive show, under the theme of French-Canadian Folklore. Their joyous and rhythmic tone albums (Vivement Noël and FolkloFolie) have the same electrifying energy generated by this sympathetic and talented duo.

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