The Croatian Folklore Ensemble CROATOAN was founded in 1978 to celebrate Croatia’s traditional songs and dances throughout the National Capital Region of Canada. Since then, our dedication to our Croatian heritage has warmed the hearts of Croatian-Canadians and other Canadians alike. First founded under the auspices of the Croatian-Canadian Club of Ottawa-Carleton, CROATOAN became an independent not-for-profit organization, registered in Ontario, with its own board of directors and constitution, by 1992. CROATOAN is a member of the Croatian Folklore Federation of Canada-East.  



  • CROATOAN would like to invite you to our annual Maskare (Mardis Gras) party on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6:00PM at the St. Leopold Mandic Parish Hall (67 Lyndale Ave). Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 for those dressed in costume and $10 for those without costume. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site. For more event information, including costume prize information, please visit our Events page.


  • All CROATOAN has a new Facebook Page! 'Like' our page to receive news updates and event invitations online.

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