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.

Orlando (Orly) Ongkingco

Kite making and kite flying are both his passion. As a child, the wind was a mystery to him. Complemented by his consciousness of the environment, he pursued the outdoors to find answers as to how this force of nature can be utilized into a positive activity. This led him to discover kite flying and kite making at an early age.

Fueled by his passion, he wanted to share to the society his knowledge and love for kites. Having a strong vision to spread kite flying to the greater majority of the community, Mr. Ongkingco founded the Kite Association of the Philippines in 1993. With members from all walks of life, the association grew to a recognizable non-profit organization that represented the Philippines in the various kite meetings and festivals worldwide.

His travels around the ASEAN region and other continents have introduced the Philippines to the kite community. This brought about significant contributions of our kite tradition and history to the entirety of kite culture around the world.

Aside from representing his country to kite events, teaching kite workshop to children fulfills him the most as this is the Kite Association’s main advocacy, “a kite for every kid”. He strongly believes this tradition should be passed onto the youth so it may live on to the next generation.

Professionally, he is a qualified medical technologist and has worked as a senior medical representative in a major multinational corporation for several years until his retirement.

Mr. Ongkingco is the President of the Kite Association of the Philippines to date.

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