5th annual Indigenous arts and performance festival returns to Gananoque – The Star

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5th annual Indigenous arts and performance festival returns to Gananoque – The Star

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202124 Views

Oct. 14, 2021

The First Peoples’ Performing Arts Festival of the Thousand Islands returns to Gananoque’s downtown this weekend for the fifth annual gathering.

The festival was founded by Kevin John Saylor after he purchased the Royal Theatre Thousand Islands and saw a real lack of Indigenous led content.

The festival is run by First Peoples’ Circle of the Thousand Islands and this year will welcome back vaccinated live audiences with all social distancing and masking policies being followed.

Last year the event was limited to a virtual capacity due to COVID-19.

Frayne McCarthy, artistic director of King Street Productions and a collaborator with the festival, says last year’s edition was almost cancelled outright, but organizers were eager to not stall the momentum the festival had gained in three years prior.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/10/14/5th-annual-indigenous-arts-and-performance-festival-returns-to-gananoque.html

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