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Community Plannner Liisa Tipman


The late Marge Lichkowski on Beltline balloon patrol

The Mosaic Cultural Festival is an event that celebrates Calgary's urban community and the diversity and creativity that is alive within it. The 2007 festival took place on the afternoon of Saturday, June 2 from 12:00-5:00pm in Central Memorial Park (12th Avenue and 4th Street SW). There were approximately 5,000 people attending the 2007 Mosaic Festival, enjoying the beautiful weather and many exciting activities.
Mosaic 2007 featured:

  • Two performance stages featuring music and dance artists representing many different cultures,
  • Approximately 50 exhibitors & vendors consisting of cultural associations, community and non-profit groups, artisans and other vendors,
  • A beer garden - new this year,
  • An assortment of food vendors selling various ethnic delicacies,
  • A free draw for prizes from Hotel Arts, Yuk Yuk's, River Cafe, Fabutan, Fort Calgary and more,
  • A cultural craft centre where guests learned to make an ethnic craft,
  • A children's area with games, face painting and other fun activities, and
  • Buskers around the park entertaining mini audiences of their own.

Performers included: Trinidad & Tobago Organettes, Calgary Folk Arts Council, Studio Sublime Belly Dance, Fineza Flamenca Dance, Tropicart Brazilian Dance, Peruvian Rhythms, Nuna'Y, Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido and more!

There have not been Mosaic Festivals in 2009 or 2010 due to the reconstruction in Central Memorial Park. Stay tuned for upcoming news...


Taking in the festivities in Central Memorial Park

Gudrun Schulze Ebbinghoff shares a balloon bouquet