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The final number of the June 7 show, titled “Woven Threads”, featured the Chai Folk Ensemble together with the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in a dance called “Hora Hopak”.

There was an air of anticipation as the almost 1400 attendees who filed into the Club Regent Event Centre on a warm Thursday evening, June 7, took their seats. For the first time ever, the Chai Folk Ensemble was going to be joined onstage by groups representing four different Winnipeg ethnic groups: Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Magdragat Phillipines, The Aboriginal School of Dance, and La Troupe jeunesse de l’Ensemble folklorique de la Riviere-Rouge (Métis).
In addition to the Chai Folk Ensemble singers, audience members were treated to singing by the Yona Choir, Paul Ong, and Ray St. Germain.
The evening also provided an opportunity to honour Tova and Larry Vickar, longtime supporters of so many causes in this province.

For a montage of photos from the concert click on "Read more".