Calgary, August 25, 2020 – GlobalFest is excited to be part of Alberta Culture Days 2020 and is presenting three online events during the month of festivities taking place all September.

When: Friday 4 September – OneWorld Virtual Showcase

Monday 14 September – Chapter 1 of the Canadian Cultural Mosaic

Monday 21, Thursday 24 and Monday 28 September – Episodes 1 to 3 of the twenty-four-part mini-documentary series OneWorld Spotlight, including the Passport Pursuit contest

Where: GlobalFest’s YouTube channel

What: Alberta Culture Days programming 

GlobalFest takes OneWorld Festival online for Alberta Culture Days – September 2020

This is the first summer since 2003 that GlobalFest’s international fireworks show won’t be lighting up the sky above Elliston Park. Instead, this year will focus on the OneWorld cultural programming that is integral to the festival experience, with a series of online events as part of Alberta Culture Days.

Premiering on Friday 4 September, GlobalFest is excited to present the OneWorld Virtual Showcase. Featuring numerous cultural partners, with photos and video of past performances from the festival stages plus other events in Calgary, it is a visual and auditory feast of the many dance groups and cultural associations that make up the fabric of this city.

Following on, with chapter one being released on Monday 14 September, is the Canadian Cultural Mosaic. Originally performed live on the mainstage at GlobalFest for Canada 150, it is a narrative about the development of Canada from the perspective of Indigenous founding nations, and the stories of various migrant groups as they arrived in Canada. Chapters two and three will be released later in the fall.

Finally, the first three episodes of the OneWorld Spotlight mini-documentary series will be released on Monday 21, Thursday 24 and Monday 28 September. Featuring representatives from the many cultural pavilions that participate in GlobalFest, the interviews will explore history, stories and music from their national heritage. OneWorld Spotlight continues the popular Passport Pursuit contest online – with questions presented in each episode, and viewers submitting their answers via the entry form on the GlobalFest site for a chance to win a grand prize valued at over $6000 from Air Canada.

Each installment of OneWorld programming is released on GlobalFest’s YouTube channel at noon on its premier date, and will remain viewable throughout September and beyond.

Alberta Culture Days, September 1 – 30, is about discovering, experiencing and celebrating our unique blend of peoples and passions, and the importance of culture to a healthy and vibrant province. To learn more, visit  

About GlobalFest

GlobalFest is a not-for-profit society dedicated to celebrating and showcasing Calgary’s cultural diversity and artistic excellence within our communities locally and across the globe. We are committed to producing an inclusive, world-class, multi-faceted arts and cultural festival that will enhance Alberta’s reputation as a truly international destination.

For more information, please contact: 

Olwen Bell | Marketing & Communications Manager GlobalFest

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