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.

Don and Alice Guick

Don Guick

Don was bitten by the “Kiting Bug” in 1998 on a beach in Mexico. On his return to Winnipeg, he bought a single line delta kite, followed by a dual line kite and it has grown from there. While in Winnipeg, Don volunteered at the ILRC Kite Festival in a variety of roles, including Director of Field and Flyers.

Don enjoys building kites, doing flying demonstrations and other outings. Don has won awards for kite making at the Washington State International Kite Festival, and for kite making at the American Kitefliers Association National Convention.

Don’s kite bags contain a variety of single line, dual line and quad line kites, line laundry, and ground displays. Some of both Don’s and the public’s favourites are his flow form, his flex kite, his ghost delta, his swallow flock, and his spikey bouncer, which has provided hours of enjoyment to the young and not so young. Don enjoys interacting and talking with the public at kite festivals. Don and his wife Alice have participated in numerous kite festivals in Canada and the United States.

Don and Alice now living in Lethbridge, Alberta have flown at every Windscape Kite Festival since 2005.

Alice Guick

When her husband Don took up kite flying about 20 years ago, Alice tagged along with him and volunteered in the one of the children’s tents at the Winnipeg Kite Festival. The following year she became a kite mascot wandering around the fields in her diamond kite costume giving and handing out information. When Don became more involved in the kite festival she assisted him in his duties and eventually started to assist him in the flying and making of kites. Alice says she is not a real kite flyer, but as she named herself, a “HUMBLE ASSISTANT”. Alice likes to fly single line figure kites and claims the best way to fly is sitting in a lawn chair soaking up the suns rays. Along with her husband Don, they have flown at every Windscape Kite Festival since 2005.

 

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