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.
Celebrity Kiters 2018
Dirk and Sonja are both from Germany. Dirk works as a leader for projects for sewer rehabilitation. Sonja works for an insurance broker and is responsible for liability and travel damages in the claims department.
Jon Trennepohl is the owner of Kites and Fun Things and Sky Burner Kites since 1988. He has been producing and designing American made kites for 25 years.
Kathy Goodwind has her degree in Medical Technology, (the person who analyzes your blood), but found more of herself when she started making Kites in Seattle Washington.
Alexa, who lives in Mount Vernon, Washington, USA, became interested in kites when her son Sam suggested they attend the Washington State International Kite Festival (WSIKF) in Long Beach, Washington in 2001.
David McIntyre hails from Mitchell,Ontario. His interest in kiting started when he was in his early teenage years, making his own kites with wood, plastic garbage bags, and his mother’s old stockings.
Ron Gibian has found inspiration for his kites and aerial sculptures in nature. Whether it be insects, birds, or fish all have been sources of inspiration for his single surface kites as well as his more complicated three dimensional objects.
Walter is the current president of the Toronto Kite Fliers and has been kite flying seriously since 2011. “I get the fuzzies when I see the smiles on kids’ faces and love to watch the adults turn into children right in front of my eyes!”
Bas Vreeswijk lives with his wife Sara in Haaksbergen. About 35 years ago Bas began building and flying kites again. Before that time he flew kites as a little boy in Amsterdam.
Don Mock is a kite maker from the Seattle area. He has taught many kite making classes and has won several awards for some of his innovative kites.
Terry Zee Lee is the founder of SkyWindWorld, and has transformed kites into public art exhibits and magical learning experiences in classrooms and community workshops for more than a decade.
Tim, from Nanoose Bay, B.C. is making his 3rd visit to Windscape. He has been flying kites for 15 years, and continues to hone his craft, experimenting with tails, double dual line kites and large single lines on the beaches in Parksville, B.C.
Bill has been flying single line kites all his life. Started out with Eddy type kites that his dad taught him how to make using small branches from bushes, newspaper and flower and water paste.
Murrary got the kite bug over 5 years ago and since then has built quite a collection of various single line kites.
Barry and Susan Tislow, from Renton, Washington, have been flying kites for over twenty years. They are one of the founding members of Team Suspended Animation.
Simon has been flying kites as long as he can remember, spending many, many hours flying kites with the other kids in the neighborhood as a child.
Scott has been providing the kite world with his art for many years. His banners and kites are distinctive with their bright colors and original graphics.
Ron is a graduate from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California (Honors) and worked in advertising for thirty years as an Advertising Art Director in Chicago, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, where he raised two children and lives with his wife Emily.
Tom White is from Winnipeg and got into kite making (with an artistic flair) and traction flying shortly after Y2K. Tom specializes in soft (sparless) kites, four, two and one liners, kites for serious traction/exercise/speed and kites for fun.
David Tuttle has been interested in kites since the late 1970s when at the Ontario College of Art he was assigned a kite design project. This piqued his interest and he eventually became totally involved in kites and kite flying.
Mike and his family are the owners of the Great Canadian Kite Company one of Canada’s favourite kite shops. No strangers to Windscape, the Rose’s make their home in Taber, Alberta and have been flying kites of all sorts for many years.
Gary Mark is a flyer and enthusiast, who has fully immersed himself into the kiting world. He has an extensive collection of kites from around the world, is proud owner of Blue Sky Kites, and organizes kiting events all over Canada.
Raj grew up flying kites where kite flying was especially celebrated at Easter. He was exposed to a tradition of kite flying, not only as a recreational activity but as a form of leisure which brought friends and family together.
Don was bitten by the “Kiting Bug” in 1998 on a beach in Mexico. On his return home, he bought a single line delta kite, followed by a dual line kite and it has grown from there. Don enjoys building kites, doing flying demonstrations and other outings.
Ray Gowan is straight out of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and has become our resident Stunt Kite Expert. You might be able to catch him around the festival giving lessons and flying his stunt kite train in the dual line field.
Bev Dockrill, of Edmonton, Alberta, makes and flies single line kites and loves to come to the Windscape Kite Festival.
Lam Hoac has been flying kites, designing and making kites for many years, and has participated in many competitions and demonstrations. Lam makes single line, two line, and four line kite sport kites.
Christine and Daniel come from Sorel, a small town about an hour from Montreal, Quebec. Both kite flyers engage in non-profit causes which focus on the wellbeing of children.
180 GO! is the official team for Revolution™ Kites. 180 GO! (“one eighty go!”) is a dedicated team of quad-line stunt kite fliers that has been bringing fun and excitement to crowds at kite festivals and events across North America since 2007.
John Pollock is an Artist and Kitemaker. He has won the National Grand National Champion Award in kitemaking from the American Kitefliers Association four times with the most recent being in 2016.
Carl has been a Kite Aerial Photographer since 1989 and a kite builder since 1995. Carl’s custom kites are a good balance between kites for KAP and show kites.
Lucy and Kerry from Guelph, Ontario have enjoyed kite flying and kite making for the last 20 yrs. They make fun inflatables and ground displays, Flowforms, and stunt kites.
Dorothy and Andrei started flying kites in 1985, and building them a few years later.
Kenny first became interested in traction kites 20 years ago after meeting Ken Ruhr, an inspirational kite buggy enthusiast.