Founded in 1978, the National Capital Region Croatian Folklore Ensemble Croatoan has been actively preserving, protecting and promoting our rich Croatian cultural heritage within Canada and specifically the Ottawa area.
A team of dedicated volunteer instructors work diligently to uphold the spirit and authenticity of Croatia’s folklore songs, dances, instruments and costumes and teach a variety of choreographies to all ages.
CROATOAN COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE
March 27, 2020 - 20:00 - OTTAWA
Dear members and participants,
We hope this update finds you well and that you are doing what you need to do to stay safe in these unprecedented times. On March 26, Croatoan council and teachers met to discuss how the organization will move forward for this season.
All remaining practices for all groups are cancelled. The 2019/2020 season is being extended, with practices set to resume in September. The structure and membership of the groups will remain the same when we reconvene in September. More information about this and registration for the 2020/2021 season will be made available to you closer to September.
Spring Concert – To Be Rescheduled
The Spring Concert and Banquet set for May 2, 2020 has been cancelled and is tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020. We are doing everything we can to keep the same format and venues. Again, more information about the concert will be made available closer to September.
46th Annual Folklore Festival – To Be Rescheduled
The Folklore Federation, its members and the host group Hrvatski Narodni Dom have cancelled the festival planned for May 15-17, 2020. They hope to reschedule the festival for November or December of this year. As a blanket policy, for now Croatoan will retain payments made by members for tickets and charter bus, as the group intends to participate if the festival is rescheduled. If absolutely required, refunds can be issued. Please contact email@example.com if a refund for festival tickets and charter bus payments is required immediately. All hotel reservations have been cancelled.
This is an ever-changing situation which makes it difficult to plan six or eight months ahead, hence why more information will be made available closer to September.
We are providing this preliminary information for your planning purposes and out of respect for the hard work and dedication all our members have put in this year.
Comments and questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and stay safe,
Croatoan Executive Council and Teachers