Wainfleet partnered up with Nunavut at 13-For-13 Festival

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Published August 15, 2022 at 4:37 pm

Susan Aglulark is a Canadian singer whose blend of Inuit folk music traditions with country and pop songwriting, which has made her a major recording star in Canada.

Wainfleet has partnered up with Nunavit Territory for their 13-for-13 Festival tomorrow (August 16) at the Wainfleet Arena Park (31943 Park St) from 5 pm to 10:30 pm

The unique 13-for-13 Festival has paired each of Niagara’s 12 municipalities, as well as the region, up with a Canadian province or territory from which they have to draw entertainment as part of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games celebrations.


Wainfleet is calling theirs “a wonderful celebration of arts and heritage featuring celebrated Nunavut artist Susan Aglukark and homegrown artists the Great Lake Swimmers. Come enjoy our local farmers market, delicious offerings from our culinary partners and food trucks, and special activities for the whole family to enjoy.”

At 5:30 pm, they will fill the park with “Kids/Francophone Programming” before the Great Lake Swimmers hit the stage at 7 pm.

The Great Lake Swimmers, all of whom hail from Wainfleet, are a five-piece folk-rock band whose style has been compared to everyone from Neil Young to Gram Parsons and Hank Williams.

Then at 8:30, Susan Aglukark from Arviat, Nunavut takes the stage. Aglulark is a Canadian singer whose blend of Inuit folk music traditions with country and pop songwriting, which has made her a major recording star in Canada.

Her most successful song/single is “O Siem”, which reached No. 1 on the Canadian country and adult contemporary charts in 1995. Overall, she has released seven studio albums and has won three Juno Awards.


The Great Lake Swimmers, all of whom hail from Wainfleet,
are a five-piece folk-rock band.

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