September 1 - September 4, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Join the NAFOW email list to receive updates e-list@nafow.org
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NAFOW Accommodations - more rooms available
Make your reservations now for 2016 NAFOW at Headquarters Hotel Westin Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, be in the center of festivities.  
Overflow accommodations for the NAFOW at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire (see details)
Check the Westin Calgary for rooms first as cancellations may occur
Grand Concert Seminars, Workshops & more
Featuring the Colwyn Male Voice Choir directed by Tudur Eames, guest soloist Edith Pritchard.  An evening not to be missed.  Speakers from Wales and North America on topics including Welsh language, customs, poetry, literature, music, dance and films 
Opening Concert  NWAF Awards Gala Banquet
Featuring IONA~ North Americas premier pan-Celtic band. 
NWAF Awards Banquet and Entertainment ~ Presentation of the 2016 National Welsh American Foundation Award with performances by the 2015 National Eisteddfod Blue Riband winner.
 Eisteddfod Competition Gymanfa Ganu
We encourage you to participate in this time honored tradition, enter to compete in the NAFOW Eisteddfod and show off your talents. Competitions in singing and recitation, for all ages and skill levels, entry form will be available for at a later date with details to enter competitions.  The 85th Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu, literally a "song gathering" held Sunday afternoon and evening, congregational hymn singing in both Welsh and English.
Additional Highlights
NAFOW Opening Ceremony ~ Thursday September 1 at 6:30pm,  NAFOW 2016 will officially open.

Tours ~
As part of the festival, we will be running two tours on Thursday and Monday, allowing participants to get a feel for the local history, culture and natural beauty of the area

Marketplace & Tea Room
~ purchase Welsh souvenirs and speak to representatives of Welsh groups in the Marketplace, meet friends for a cup of tea and Welsh cakes in the Tea Room.   Marketplace and  Advertising Forms for vendors interested in reserving a space or advertising in the NAFOW 2016  Souvenir program.

Say Something in Welsh  Meet up

The Affiliated Welsh Organizations Roundtable ~ This annual meeting is your chance to meet with other local Welsh representatives.

Informal Singing ~ Finish every memorable evening singing Welsh hymns and old favorites.
The North American Festival of Wales is held in a different location each year, in either the US or Canada on  the shared Labor Day holiday weekend. Prepare yourself for four full days of song, merriment and camaraderie with old and new friends, celebrating the life, heritage and culture of Wales in Calgary. 
The North American Festival of Wales is sponsored by the Welsh North American Association
with support  from  the Calgary Welsh Society.

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