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 will be celebrating its 38th Annual Spring Concert and Banquet on Saturday May 7th, 2016 with special guest performing group Kralj Zvonimir from Norval. The concert will be held at the Algonquin College Commons Theater at 12:30PM. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at The banquet will be held at the St. Leopold Mandic parish hall with live entertainment provided by "Croate" from Southern Ontario. More information can be found on the Events page. We are looking forward to seeing you all there!


  • CROATOAN has undertaken having new costumes made for the group. As you can imagine, there is a considerable cost associated with this initiative. To help offset the cost of the costumes, CROATOAN is currently selling raffle tickets for a draw to be held at the Spring Banquet at 9:00PM (Ottawa Lottery Licence # M776444). You do not need to be in attendance to win. Ticket are 1 for $10.00 and 3 for $25.00. Only 1200 tickets are being sold! To inquire about purchasing a ticket, please contact

First Prize
3 or 4 Day Trip for 2 to Las Vegas – Supplied by Destination Anywhere Travel Services - Max Value $2500.00 – Must be used by December 31, 2017.

Second Prize
1 week stay at a Lakefront Cottage on Lac Cayamant, QC – Donated by Peter & Linda Vukovic – Value $1200.00 – Subject to Availability

Third Prize
Samsung LED 32” Television – Donated by Hagopian TV Repair Centre


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

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