Source: SaskPower Media Release, April 8, 2019
Flying the Prairie Skies for 15 years!
Swift Current, SK – The SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year, June 22 & 23, 2019. Windscape is a free-admission family festival featuring 40 celebrity kite flyers from Italy, Colombia, the Philippines, and from across North America and the USA.
The SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival will be a highlight of your Saskatchewan festival season! With a great lineup of kite artists attending from across North America and beyond, the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival offers an exciting weekend of unique entertainment. The festival is open Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.
At Windscape, the skies above Swift Current fill with an incredible array of beautiful and colourful kites, and there are many activities for the whole family to enjoy, such as face-painting, kite-building, bale maze, splatter wall, and so much more! There are food vendors and facilities at the kite field, so you can
easily spend an entire day…your weekend…on the Windscape Kite Field!
This world-class event attracts kite flyers, enthusiasts and fun loving people from across the globe to one prairie field to enjoy an exciting weekend of kiting and family fun. Thousands of visitors from across Canada and the northern United States come to the Windscape Field to make and fly their own kites, watch celebrity kite flyers, and enjoy entertainment on and off the flyer fields.
Windscape thanks SaskPower, the Government of Canada, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Tourism Saskatchewan, the City of Swift Current, and all our local sponsors for their generous support.
Long Time Volunteer Enjoys Kites
Josh Soper started flying kites in Grade Four. He was attending Ashley Park School in Swift Current when kite instructor Ray Gowan came in to give a kite demonstration in the lead up to the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival. Josh was one of the first groups out on the Windscape Kite Field, where he fell in love with kiting immediately.
Fast forward to 2015, when Josh volunteered for the first time at the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival. Josh is now one of a small group of Windscape kite instructors. He loves meeting new people and getting to know them while teaching them about something he’s so passionate about.
His favourite kites to fly are quad-line kites because of the freedom of movement they offer. They can stop mid-air, twist, then go another direction. Quads are the kind of kites most professionals perform stunts with. When Josh first saw quad kites, he was worried it was going to be hard. But he loves to
learn and the challenge was perfect for him.
For Josh, flying a kite is so great because he gets to be outside and let time go by. He hardly realizes how quickly time flies because he has so much fun practicing and honing his skills with the kites.
Find more festival details on WindScapeKiteFestival.ca
Image Source: Windscapekitefestival.ca
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