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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WCF Unveils the 'Buy Local' Theme

Organizers of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival believe that buying local is a good habit, no matter where, when, or what you are buying - and that includes entertainment too.

"Our theme this year is 'Buy Local' because we want people to come out and enjoy the Winnipeg Comedy Festival – a world-class comedy gathering that’s right here in our own front yard," says Nick Kowalchuk, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

'Buy Local' also means different things on different levels, according to Artistic Director Lara Rae.

"We want to showcase fine local talent, so you’ll see local talent not only in the Indigenous-focused Winnipeg Show, but also peppered throughout the festival – including our much-loved galas," says Lara.
"We also want to celebrate that revenue from the festival stays local and benefits the Gas Station Arts Centre."