It's Your Festival


Welcome to the 50th Anniversary of It's Your Festival, Presented by Tim Horton's, in Partnership with the Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council.

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Mission Statement

Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council was founded in 1969. We are a Hamilton-based non-profit organization committed to the nurturing and promotion of ethnic awareness, and diverse cultural heritage throughout Canada.

Our Objectives:

  • To co-ordinate the efforts of all ethnic organizations and interested individuals in developing Canada‚Äôs Folk Arts and Heritage.
  • To preserve the Folk Arts heritage and traditions of the people of Canada.
  • To educate and outreach students as well as the general public by implementing various cultural, folk arts, and heritage programs.
  • To benefit the community at large by organizing special cultural events, educational workshops and seminars, as well as exhibitions.
  • To foster the creative expression of folk arts.
  • To provide the opportunity for an exchange among the various cultures; thereby promoting knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures.