Windscape Kite Festival

June 19 & 20, 2021 · 10am to 5pm · Swift Current, SK

In light of current events and future uncertainty, the Windscape and Long Day's Night teams have decided it is in everyone's best interest to cancel this year's events. We know large events like ours across the province bring so many wonderful things to life in Saskatchewan. They create great opportunities for strengthening the fabric of our communities, provide volunteer opportunities, and bring people together. We are committed to bringing Windscape and Long Day's Night back to life in 2021 and look forward to sharing the prairie skies again with all of you on June 17th to 20th, 2021.

The teams are working to bring all 2020 performers and vendors back for 2021. We are all in this together, and together we will go on and get through these troubled times.

Windscape Kite festival, which was founded in 2005, annually brings more than 11,000 fans to Swift Current on the summer solstice to watch the mastery of over 40 professional kite makers and performers from around the globe. The 2020 edition of the event would have featured artists from Belgium, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and of course, Saskatchewan. We look forward to having all these artists back June 19th and 20th, 2021.

Long Day's Night Music Festival was established in 2003 and showcases upcoming Saskatchewan and Canadian musicians of a variety of genres under our beautiful starry skies. We are working to bring you a fantastic festival on June 17th to 20th, 2021.

In the meantime, we wish you all good health and to remain strong and positive in these very trying times.

Barbara Meyer

Barbara Meyer is best known as a single line kite builder. Several of her designs are licensed to a major manufacturer, and shipped worldwide.

Intricate pieces, geometric designs, and strong colors typically characterize her kites. Starting with long strips sewn together first and then cut, so rarely individual small pieces need to be handled, layers of design are developed. She likes to use contrasting not blending colors; subtle is not part of her color vocabulary. After all, the design needs to be effective 300 feet away. Tails and line laundry, of course, all matching the kites finish the presentation. Favorite styles of kites include delta, double parasled, a narrow- skinny Rokkaku, and lately the Barn Door.

Barbara Meyer is a past president of the American Kitefliers Association. She has been a member of the AKA since 1978, and active in committees and on the board of directors for many of those years.

To encourage others to also explore their personal design sense and expand their skills, she has been a frequent instructor at the Fort Worden Kitemakers Retreat; the Oregon Kitemakers Retreat; the Midwest Area Kitemakers Retreat (MAKR); the Upper Midwest Kitemakers Retreat (U-MAKE) and many workshops for other clubs and groups.

Barbara has been privileged to attend festivals across the USA and around the world. Travel inspires and connects to others. We truly have a small world, with only one sky uniting all of us.


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