On April 1, 2020 the Oshawa Folk Arts Council was advised by our City Council Rep Tito Dante that by order of Mayor Dan Carter all festivals have been cancelled leading up to and including Canada Day Festivities.
At this time we will not be postponing Fiesta Week as we had originally planned, but will be cancelling Fiesta Week altogether for 2020 as ordered by Mayor Carter and the City of Oshawa COVID-19 Emergency Response Team in consultation with recommendations made by Chief Medical Officers.
We need to be prepared and understand the expectation that a second wave of the Covid 19 virus is a possibility. The safety of our community is the main concern of this decision.
We understand that all the cultural pavilions will be financially impacted by this decision and I’m sure it was not made without regret and a heavy heart by our City.
CELEBRATING CULTURAL UNITY
The Oshawa Folk Arts Council (OFAC) is a non-profit organization that aids in sustaining and celebrating the cultural diversity and multicultural communities of Oshawa. For 45 years, the OFAC has brought together over 15 local non-profit cultural groups (pavilions) for a weeklong, annual multi-cultural family celebration across Oshawa called Fiesta Week.
Fiesta Week in it's entirety is presented, organized and run by volunteers from across the board, from OFAC Board of Directors to the cooks in the kitchen, all the way to the 4 year old dancing on the stage.
All of the proceeds from Fiesta Week directly support our local non-profit cultural organizations. These proceeds allow OFAC to continue on serving the community through the years and for generations to come.
We are excited about celebrating the cultural diversity and multicultural communities that make Oshawa a great place to be. Here's to another successful Fiesta Week!
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