folk

CityFolk, formerly known as Ottawa Folk Festival, is an annual festival that began 21 years ago by Max Wallace, a former station manager of Carleton University’s CKCU-FM radio station, Ottawa-based singer-songwriter Chris White, and a community of volunteers. The festival has grown from its humble roots on Ottawa’s Victoria Island to its new home at Lansdowne Park, next to TD Place.

In November 2012, the organization will hand out its first ever Innovator Award at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards, to be held in Saint John, N.B. The honour will be given to a pioneer of the folk community.