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.

Kathy Goodwind

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. At first it was just a lark but then she came up with a kite that people loved and wanted to buy. That was in 1976. Kite designing, making and flying became a way of life for 42 years and she is not done yet.

During those years Kathy was able to design more kites and very soon was making a living making kites and called her business Suspended Elevations. Pretty soon she was able to produce a catalog that included The Starflake, Asteroid, Super Nova, Rainbow Aerial star, the PopKan, the Astro fighter, and a series of Dual line kites. 2001 was the year manufacturing went to China.

Manufacturing ended but then Kathy turned her attention to The Gasworks Park Kite shop, which was one of the major retail kite stores in Seattle. She also became known worldwide for kite making supplies and the book she compiled with her son Todd which became what people called the Bible of kite making supplies. She sold the Goodwind’s Kite making Supplies business in 2007.

During this time she also helped to enlarge the kite community by serving on the Board of Directors for both the American Kitefliers Association and The Kite Trade Association International. She was also instrumental in forming the Fort Worden Kite makers Retreat with Doug Hagaman and Jack Van Gilder. It is now known as the Fort Worden Kite makers Conference. She was hired by the city of Long Beach Washington to organize the first International Stunt Kite Competitions in the Northwest. Kathy continued to travel to Kite Festivals as well as teach at other kite retreats.

In 2012 the doors of The Gasworks Kite Shop were closed forever and Kathy retired. She has been studying sculpture and now belongs to the Magrath sculpture Atelier at Gage Academy. There is one last kite that she has to do.


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