June 21st, 2018: The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities recognized The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society (NLFAS) with their 2018 Inclusion Award for an organization.
The importance of this award dives deep into the grain of NLFAS board members and partners, leaving a feeling of encouragement and reassurance that their accessibility/inclusion efforts have been actionable. We, who look to the past and future for inspiration, matched with intentions to include others in living and enjoying the traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador, hone moments like these — moments where the organization of features that provide everyone with an opportunity to join in the celebration of our province’s culture is working. The result being that Persons with Disabilities attend and take part.
John Drover, President of the NLFAS, attended the annual general meeting to accept this award on the organizations behalf. John tweeted that “We (NLFAS board and partners) try to do a little better every year” when it comes to Accessibility. Sunday, July 18th on VOCM’s Folkus, Kathy Hawkins will chat with host, Greg Smith, on behalf of our partnership with Inclusion NL to discuss this years NL Folk Festival features. Listen in, check out the Accessibility Features on our website, and call our Inclusion Hotline, 709-697-3323, with your questions and ideas.
The NLFAS would like to extend a big thank you to CODNL, Inclusion NL, TD Canada, and our grand volunteers for your help in this initiative. Here’s to an accessible future!
Presented by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society and 590 VOCM. Hosted by 590 VOCM’s Greg Smith, “Folkus” highlights the traditions of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival!
This week’s episode features those folks who, over the last forty years, made the festival what it is. Listen in below:
Presented by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society and hosted by Greg Smith, Folkus highlights all things Folk Festival! Join us each week on VOCM radio at 2pm. This week’s episode features 2016 June Award winners, The Swinging Belles. Catch them at the festival’s TD Main Stage Saturday afternoon but in the meantime, get caught up by listening to this week’s show! It’s in two segments:
We’re very pleased to have a new show on VOCM called “Folkus.” Hosted by Greg Smith, we celebrate our forty years of NL Folk Festivals. You can listen to our sixth episode below. It’s in two segments:
We’re very pleased to have a new show on VOCM called “Folkus.” Hosted by Greg Smith, we celebrate our forty years of NL Folk Festivals. You can listen to our fifth episode below. It’s in two segments:
We’re very pleased to have a new show on VOCM called “Folkus” where we celebrate our forty years of Folk Festivals. You can listen to our fourth episode below. It’s in two segments: