It is my pleasure to extend greetings to the Mex Y Can Association of Manitoba and everyone attending the 2018 Mexican Pavilion celebrating the great Mexican
state of Veracruz. This is a special year for the Mex Y Can Association, and I am delighted to wish everyone involved a happy 15h Anniversary!
The theme for the Mexican Pavilion this year is “Para Bailar La Bamba” in honour of the Mexican state of Veracruz which will be celebrating 500 years of its
foundation in 2019. This is sure to be an exciting theme for everyone attending the pavilion, especially since you will also be treated to a showcase of the states
of Tabasco and Campeche honouring the culture and traditions of the states of the Gulf of Mexico. Every summer, Winnipeggers and thousands of visitors to
the city can travel the world without leaving their doorsteps through the magical Folklorama Festival. A journey to Veracruz, Tabasco and Campeche will give
guests a diverse and memorable taste of Mexican culture and cuisine.
On behalf of the City of Winnipeg, and my City Council colleagues, I wish to recognize the tremendous efforts of the organizers and the many volunteers who
have worked to make this event a success. Folkiorama is one of the most cherished Winnipeg Festivals thanks to people like you!
Mayor Brian Bowman
City of Winnipeg