Folklorama 1995 Opening Ceremony

Folklorama 1995 Opening Ceremony

FOLKORAMA'95
CREATING A BALANCE

     The crane in the Japanese culture is a symbol of Peace, Good Health, and Happiness. Legend has it, that if you wish upon the Golden crane and fold 1,000 cranes your wish or prayer will be answered.
     In the times that we live, every day human conflict spreads and grows more severe, the environment becomes more threatened. There is an overwhelming need to establish harmony in our world. We have to "Create A Balance.
     This mobile was created for FOLKORAMA'95 as a celebration of Manitoba's 125th Birthday and Earthday's 25th Birthday by the staff and children of:
     Folkorama Picnic with Bob Frayer and Family co-ordinating, March for Peace Rally, Winnipeg Folk Festival Family Area, Manitoba Youth Centre, MacDonald Youth Services, Winnipeg boys and girls club, St. Boniface Children's Place,St. Amant Centre, Children's Hospital.
     Earthday is represented by the 25 paper cranes on each cross peace. Manitoba is represented by the flocks of 125 paper cranes.
     The White, Yellow, Red, Black cranes were adapted from a different 1,000 crame mobile created in 1992 as 1 of 10 for the Winnipeg International Children's Festival 10th aniversary by Children of the Earth School. They represent the North, East, West, and South. The many colored cranes were chosen to represent all the people of the earth and the mobile to represent Creating A Balance.
     With our world and enviroment in ever increasing chaos and conflict we have folded these cranes as a symbol of our prayer, that through events such as Folkorama, that all the peoples of the world will try to Create A Balance so we all may enjoy"

PEACE, GOOD HEALTH, and HAPPINESS".

Here flies 1,000 CRANES as a gentle reminder for all to do their part in "CREATING A BALANCE'.