2022 Cat Festival

Celebrate cats, cat culture, and cat people, while raising money for cat rescues on Caturday May 28 and Sunday May 28, 2022!

100% of purr-ceeds from this virtual event is donated to cat rescues.

Your $20 virtual ticket gets you access to LIVE sessions during our festival weekend  and features 3 weeks of replays to Binge Your Own Cat Fest.

PURR-CHASE TICKETS

PLUS: shop our Virtual Vendor Marketplace powered by ATB Financial!

Check back on May 28 for the virtual marketplace link!

2022 Festival Donation Recipients

100% proceeds raised from the 2022 Edmonton Cat Festival will support:

In-Person Cat Yoga Donations

This year we’re also selling limited capacity tickets to in-person cat yoga presented by Yogalife Studios, with 100% purr-ceeds from the yoga class being donated to:

2022 Edmonton Cat Festival Cat Yoga Sessions
  • Caturday, May 28, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. MST
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. MST
How Tickets Work

Cat yoga sessions will be broadcast virtually as part of the virtual Edmonton Cat Festival AND limited tickets will be sold for the in-studio, in-person cat yoga sessions.

  • Anyone with a virtual Cat Festival ticket can join instructor Janelle in the session from their home. That virtual ticket will also give you access to all virtual Cat Festival programming (live and replays). 100% of purrceeds from our virtual festival will be donated to Community Cats Edmonton.

  • If you’d like to purrticipate IN PERSON for cat yoga, this is a SEPARATE TICKET from virtual Cat Festival. 100% of purr-ceeds from cat yoga session in-person tickets will be donated to Little Cats Lost. Only 15 in-person spots are available per session (15 on Caturday May 28, 15 on Sunday, May 29).
    • If you’d like to also access live and replay sessions of virtual Cat Festival (including cat yoga along with dozens of other cat-themed sessions), you will need to purrchase a separate Cat Fest ticket.

May 28 & 29, 2022 Virtual Festival Schedule

Note: there are concurrent sessions happening at any given time both days! 
You can also hop back and forth between sessions and if you miss a session, all ticket holders will have access to session replays (BINGE YOUR OWN CAT FEST ON YOUR OWN TIME!) for up to three weeks after the weekend.
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
TAP THE SCHEDULE TIME/TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Please note: all times are listed in MST (mountain time).

CATURDAY, MAY 28, 2022:

We’re excited to welcome you to the 2022 #YEGCatFest! We’ll explain how the day will go, thank our sponsors, tell you how the virtual vendor marketplace works, give you giveaway details (win prizes!), and tell you a bit about the rescues the virtual event supports.

Ever wonder how a cat rescue operates? Or how you might get involved? Learn more about the work that rescues Community Cats Edmonton and Little Cats Lost do to support cats in need in the community.

Community Cats Edmonton Logo Cat Fest

Little Cats Lost

Join Dr. Carissa Tong of Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency for a session on first aid for felines. What constitutes urgency vs. emergency. What are some basic first aid techniques cat owners can provide at home? Come with cat care questions to be answered by Dr. Tong!

About Pulse Veterinary Specialists & Emergency

Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency is a state of the art hospital, opened by Dr. Kim Hawkes, the first veterinary cardiologist in Alberta. At Pulse, you’ll find an incredible team of board-certified veterinary specialists, emergency veterinarians, animal health technologists and amazing support staff. Pulse is is introducing the first veterinary radiologist and neurologist to Edmonton and are the only exclusively veterinarian-owned emergency and referral hospital in Alberta and will be the only veterinary hospital in Edmonton to boast an MRI. 

Pulse Vet

About Dr. Carissa Tong

Dr. Carissa Tong, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVECC, is a Specialist in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. Carissa attended veterinary school in Edinburgh, Scotland, and completed her advanced training in the US. She is a broad-certified specialist in small animal emergency and critical care, as well as a cat lover. She shares her home with her husband and two rescued kittens, Luna and Willow.

Pulse Vet Dr Carissa Tong

Join Get Cooking Chef / Owner Kathryn Joel in this session to learn how to prepare savoury cat recipes at home! Spoil your cat with delicious homemade dishes. Attempt to follow along at home! (ingredients/recipe will be provided prior to the festival).

About Get Cooking

A culinary school in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown, just blocks from the Ice District, Get Cooking offers live and interactive online cooking classes, as well as online and in-person team building, private and corporate events. Our approach to cooking focuses on the use of local ingredients to create globally inspired cuisine. Our goal is to demystify cooking, empowering home cooks with both confidence and new skills.

Get Cooking Edmonton

About Kathryn Joel

Kathryn is the founder and owner of Get Cooking. A graduate of London’s Le Cordon Bleu and Leiths School of Food and Wine, Kathryn’s culinary career has included food buying and catering as well as partnership in a small food production business. She discovered teaching by accident, on a work experience post at The Seafood Training School at Billingsgate in London in 2007: she quickly realized she’d found her calling and has been teaching cooking classes ever since.Kathryn is also a proud cat mama!

Kathryn Joel Get Cooking Edmonton

Come take a closer look at the BIG CATS of the world famous San Diego Zoo. This session will include a live Q&A with Big Cat Wildlife Educators as well as pre-recorded footage of the Big Cats exclusively for the Edmonton Cat Festival.

Note: we are unable to confirm WHICH big cats will be featured but the San Diego Zoo is home to lions, cheetahs, leopards and jaguars. 

About the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is an international, nonprofit conservation organization with two front doors: the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. They integrate wildlife health and care, science, and education to develop sustainable conservation solutions and is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting expertise in animal care and conservation science with dedication to inspiring passion for nature.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Watch adoptable kittens playing, sleeping and just generally existing LIVE.  Maybe you’ll get the itch to give one of them a furr-ever home after this livestream! Open this stream in a new window to catch a different festival session happening simultaneously to the cute felines.  These kittens are adoptable through Community Cats Edmonton.

Community Cats Edmonton Logo Cat Fest

Join instructor Janelle Snow (She/Her) (200-RYT) in-studio OR online for gentle Hatha yoga.

This is a hybrid cat yoga class. Limited tickets will be available for the in-person session at Yogalife Studios (separate from the virtual Cat Festival) while anyone with a virtual Cat Festival ticket can join in at home.

Only 15 spots are available per in-person session (15 on Caturday May 28, 15 on Sunday, May 29).

Janelle will guide you through breath work and moving your body, with an emphasis on accessibility.

Folks who join in-person will have the additional treat of meeting some furry rescue friends (kittens from Little Cats Lost)!

  • Anyone with a virtual Cat Festival ticket can join Janelle in the session from their home. That virtual ticket will also give you access to all virtual Cat Festival programming (live and replays). 100% of purrceeds from our virtual festival will be donated to Community Cats Edmonton.
  • If you’d like to purrticipate IN PERSON for cat yoga, this is a SEPARATE TICKET from virtual Cat Festival. 100% of purr-ceeds from cat yoga session in-person tickets will be donated to Little Cats Lost. If you’d like to also access live and replay sessions of virtual Cat Festival (including cat yoga along with dozens of other cat-themed sessions), you will need to purrchase a separate Cat Fest ticket. 

Caturday, May 28 In-person Cat Festival takes place at Yogalife Studios North – Namao (15823 97 St NW #208).

* Please note photos and video will be captured at the Cat Yoga session. 

About Yogalife Studios

Yogalife Studio‘s vision is simple. Make it easy for anyone to experience the benefits that yoga has to offer. To achieve this, we created a beautiful facility, hand-picked instructors, and created an environment with spa-like amenities. There is a broad world of yoga within our walls, waiting to be explored.

Yogalife is following COVID-19 precautions. Masks are optional and they continue to operate at reduced capacity to allow for mats to be distanced.

Yogalife Studios North Edmonton

About Janelle Snow (the Instructor)

Janelle Snow began practicing meditation and yoga after giving birth in 2009. She struggled with the disconnect she felt with her mind and body and yoga was one of the steps she took to reintroduce herself to movement. Janelle’s approach to teaching is creating an accessible space for everybody. She likes to think of her classes as a ‘choose your own adventure’, where she is just the narrator and each student has their own story. Janelle describes herself as a macabre bohemian swamp witch, meaning she’s a whimsical romantic who doesn’t take herself too seriously. She’s a writer by trade and loves animals, a good cup of coffee and connecting with others. She also might be the only yoga teacher who hates the beach and sunshine, but don’t hold that against her. You can catch one of Janelle’s classes at Yogalife Studios.

Janelle Snow Sundog Strength Soul

Meet local cats Sirius and Draco, and hear the harrowing tale of Draco, who spent seven weeks lost in Jasper National Park before being rescued and reunited with his family. Learn about taking cats on adventures, safety precautions, and more.

Sirius Draco

In this pre-recorded session, local cat loving musician Jon Capus will perform a few tunes and do a meet & greet with his cats, who inspire his music!

Jon Capus Musician

Cat Festival Committee Member and Cat Sitter Extraordinaire Brittney LeBlanc will share about life as a prolific cat sitter. What makes a good cat sitter? What should you be telling your cat sitter? What happens if you’re cat sitting a cat who hates you? Brittney will be sharing some of her interesting adventures in cat sitting, how to handle different cat temperaments, things to keep in mind when hiring a cat sitter, and more!

Have you ever wondered what your cat is doing when no one is looking? Cat researcher Marlee Pyott will share about her ‘CatCam’ research, where she attached cameras to cats to see what they got up to when they were outside. By developing a better understanding of what cats do outside, we can learn about the pros and cons of outdoor access.
 
About the Research
 
Have you ever wondered what your pet is doing when nobody is looking? Well, for this research, Marlee Pyott wanted to see what owned cats were doing when they were let outside, by using custom-built cameras. They call them “Catcams”! They simply attach on to the cat’s collar so the camera (which is about the size and weight of a large egg) sits just below their chin. There is another side to cats that we don’t always like talking about – their wild side! Over the summer, Marlee’s team captured thousands of hours of footage showing the daily habits of cats as they wandered around their neighbourhoods. By developing a better understanding of what cats are doing outside and where they are going, we can learn more about the pros and cons of outdoor access. So far, we have seen cats walk across roads (even busy ones), climb trees, sit under cars (or climbing inside!), enter potentially dangerous places like construction sites, and capture prey.
 
About Marlee Pyott
 
Marlee Pyott has always had a passion for the outdoors and helping animals. While completing a BSc in Zoology, she worked at a wildlife rehabilitation centre, rescuing injured and orphaned animals. She is now working toward completing an MSc in Integrative Biology with a collaborative specialization in One Health (check out the provided link for more information on One Health https://onehealth.uoguelph.ca/). Her current research investigates the pros and cons of allowing domestic cats to have outdoor access by using animal-borne cameras. These cameras will help us understand what cats are doing outside and where they are going. In her free time, Marlee loves to paint, cook, watch movies, and read books. But mostly, she enjoys spending her time outside, enjoying nature with her friends and family.
Marlee Pyott Cat Research

Ever wonder why your cat does THAT? Ask renowned Cat Behaviourist and best-selling author Pam Johnson-Bennett! Does your cat have an odd quirk? How do you stop a cat from behaving a certain way? Get all your cat behaviour questions answered in this session.

About Pam Johnson-Bennett

Pam Johnson-Bennett is a certified cat behaviour consultant and best-selling author of 8 books. She starred in the Animal Planet series Psycho Kitty that was seen all across Canada. Pam was vice president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and founded their Cat Division. She has served on numerous advisory boards and has been an award-winning columnist for many online and print magazines. She is considered a pioneer in the field of cat behaviour consulting and her books have been used as textbooks for behavior courses. She has influenced many practicing in the field today. Her book, Think Like a Cat, is referred to as the cat bible. Pam is the spokesperson for Arm & Hammer Cat Litter’s Purrfectly Impurrfect campaign to raise awareness of shelter cats often overlooked due to age, appearance or behaviour. In addition to her lecture and media schedule, Pam does a limited number of private behaviour consultations. She owns Cat Behaviour Associates in Nashville, TN.

Pam Johnson Bennett

How much do you know about CATS?!

In this session, put your knowledge to the test in Virtual Cat Jeopurrdy and find out!

Join Estate Planning Enthusiasts Amanda McCloy and Ariel Lekas to hear “tails” of cats who have inherited millions and the keys to the castle (litter-ally). And how and why you should make sure that your pets are provided for in your estate planning.

Ariel Lekas, BSc, JD (she/her) is a lawyer, volunteer, and estate planning enthusiast. Though she doesn’t have a cat (her husband is allergic, allegedly) she is the proud dog parent of a Boston Terrier named Cricket and loves all animals, big and small.

Amanda McCloy CFP®, CLU®, TEP (she/her) has two passions in life, financial planning and cats! Back in 2018 part of her feedback during her annual review was she talked about cats too much.

Amanda and Ariel met while doing a presentation to the Society of Trust and Estate Practioner’s (STEP) in Edmonton and quickly bonded over their shared interest in Estate Planning and their love of their fur babies.

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022:

We’re excited to welcome you to Day 2 of the 2022 #YEGCatFest! We’ll recap the exciting purr-gramming from Caturday, thank our sponsors, remind you how the virtual vendor marketplace works, give you details about giveaways you could win throughout the day, and tell you everything else you need to know to best enjoy the final day of the festival.

Human-cat petting interactions are generally thought to provide a positive opportunity for human-cat bonding. However, not all cats enjoy petting and it can lead to negative outcomes such as petting-related aggression. Some approaches to petting (e.g., touching preferred areas, respecting individual limits), can improve cat responses to petting in the moment.

Kristina O’Hanley and her team examined whether a 4-week training and education program incorporating these approaches improves petting tolerance in cats with a history of avoidance and threatening behaviour during petting.

Hear findings of this Cat Petting Study led by Kristina O’Hanley, a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Guelph.

About Kristina O’Hanley

Kristina O’Hanley is a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Guelph. Her thesis is on companion animal behaviour and welfare, with a focus on feline behaviour concerns that arise during petting interactions. Kristina also has worked in the animal shelter industry for over 8 years in various capacities, and is currently employed at the Guelph Humane Society (Ontario). Additionally, Kristina provides behaviour consults to cat and dog owners for various behaviour concerns and she is working towards her Certified Applied Animal Behaviourist certification (CAAB).

Kristina OHanley Cat Research

Let’s make some cat crafts! Join Cat Festival Committee Member Samantha in creation of some ameowzing cat crafts (supply list will be shared prior to the festival).

Write an ode to your cat! And get tips for how to do it from purr-fessional cat loving writer Nikki Reimer. Attendees are invited to read aloud their poems or short cat stories in this session as well.

About Nikki Reimer

NIKKI REIMER (she/her/they/them) is a multimedia artist/writer and lifelong cat enthusiast. She has been involved with art and writing communities, primarily in Calgary and Vancouver, for over 20 years. Checkout her cat photography project, East Van Cats.

Nikki Reimer Edmonton Cat Festival

But I thought cats groom themselves? In this demonstration, Certified Feline Groomer Lynn Paolillo, of Ask A Cat Groomer, will go through common coat and grooming issues seen based on a cat’s age from kitten to super senior.  She’ll also answer your cat grooming questions!

About Lynn Paolillo

As one of only a few hundred Certified Feline Master Groomers worldwide, Lynn Paolillo does a lot more than just groom for the kitty population of central New Jersey. With almost 2 decades of grooming experience, she’s obsessed with improving the lives of both cats and their owners through creating a positive relationship through grooming. After getting certified in 2011, Lynn’s been a Certifier and Instructor with the National Cat Groomers Institute for the last 10 years. Her New Jersey business, Cat Naps Cattery, provides cat only boarding and grooming and the filming location of her popular TikTok cat grooming videos. When not up to her eyeballs in cat hair, she travels and teaches cat groomers at workshops, seminars, hands-on training and mentoring.

Ask A Cat Groomer

Join instructor Janelle Snow (She/Her) (200-RYT) in-studio OR online for gentle Hatha yoga.

This is a hybrid cat yoga class. Limited tickets will be available for the in-person session at Yogalife Studios (separate from the virtual Cat Festival) while anyone with a virtual Cat Festival ticket can join in at home.

Only 15 spots are available per in-person session (15 on Caturday May 28, 15 on Sunday, May 29).

Janelle will guide you through breath work and moving your body, with an emphasis on accessibility.

Folks who join in-person will have the additional treat of meeting some furry rescue friends (kittens from Little Cats Lost)!

  • Anyone with a virtual Cat Festival ticket can join Janelle in the session from their home. That virtual ticket will also give you access to all virtual Cat Festival programming (live and replays). 100% of purrceeds from our virtual festival will be donated to Community Cats Edmonton.
  • If you’d like to purrticipate IN PERSON for cat yoga, this is a SEPARATE TICKET from virtual Cat Festival. 100% of purr-ceeds from cat yoga session in-person tickets will be donated to Little Cats Lost. If you’d like to also access live and replay sessions of virtual Cat Festival (including cat yoga along with dozens of other cat-themed sessions), you will need to purrchase a separate Cat Fest ticket. 

Sunday, May 29 In-person Cat Festival takes place at Yogalife Studios South Edmonton (2065 98 St.)

* Please note photos and video will be captured at the Cat Yoga session. 

About Yogalife Studios

Yogalife Studio‘s vision is simple. Make it easy for anyone to experience the benefits that yoga has to offer. To achieve this, we created a beautiful facility, hand-picked instructors, and created an environment with spa-like amenities. There is a broad world of yoga within our walls, waiting to be explored.

Yogalife is following COVID-19 precautions. Masks are optional and they continue to operate at reduced capacity to allow for mats to be distanced.

Yogalife Studios North Edmonton

About Janelle Snow (the Instructor)

Janelle Snow began practicing meditation and yoga after giving birth in 2009. She struggled with the disconnect she felt with her mind and body and yoga was one of the steps she took to reintroduce herself to movement. Janelle’s approach to teaching is creating an accessible space for everybody. She likes to think of her classes as a ‘choose your own adventure’, where she is just the narrator and each student has their own story. Janelle describes herself as a macabre bohemian swamp witch, meaning she’s a whimsical romantic who doesn’t take herself too seriously. She’s a writer by trade and loves animals, a good cup of coffee and connecting with others. She also might be the only yoga teacher who hates the beach and sunshine, but don’t hold that against her. You can catch one of Janelle’s classes at Yogalife Studios.

Janelle Snow Sundog Strength Soul

Watch adoptable kittens playing, sleeping and just generally existing LIVE.  Maybe you’ll get the itch to give one of them a furr-ever home after this livestream! Open this stream in a new window to catch a different festival session happening simultaneously to the cute felines.  These kittens are adoptable through Community Cats Edmonton.

Community Cats Edmonton Logo Cat Fest

In this pre-recorded session, a local cat loving musician will perform a few tunes and do a meet & greet with their cats!

Settle in for an energetic live reading of cat-themed books with librarians from the Edmonton Public Library!

epl

Tell purrticipants about your cat! In this session, you’re invited to come on screen to show off your cat, tell us your cat’s name, age, breed, what kind of things your cat likes to do, funny quirks, interesting points about its personality, reasons why you love your cat, and meow-re!

In this session, meet Steve the “Talking” Cat and mom / animal behaviourist Kristiine Wilson.

Kristiina will share about how she trained Steve to “talk”—using associative concept training (what speech button training is and what it isn’t (it is NOT language or speech acquisition), how to train your pet to use speech buttons, and more!

Kristiina Wilson, CCBC, MA, has spent over 20 years working with domestic cats, rescuing, socializing and fostering ferals as well as raising bottle babies and placing over 400 abandoned cats in permanent homes. She recently completed her Masters Thesis work in Hunter College’s Animal Behavior and Conservation department.

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, she taught her best friend (a 13 year old tuxedo cat named Steve) to use AAC speech buttons and he became an internet sensation, even appearing in People magazine!

Kristiina Wilson and Steve the Talking Cat

Join local artist Robin Good for a live painting demonstration of celebpurrty cat guest Great Grams of Gary! Sharing her acrylic painting techniques in a step-by-step process. Create your very own mini painting of your favourite kitty alongside, or just relax, share cat memes, and enjoy!

Someone will also be able to purrchase the live painting—with 100% purrceeds donated to CURE Animal Rescue. * Robin will be selling her other cat themed artwork as part of the Virtual Vendor Marketplace presented by ATB Financial.

If you’d like to paint from home with Robin:

  • Supplies (optional – if you want to paint along):
    • Small canvas (pre-paint with your favourite colour),
    • Acrylic paints
    • 2-3 paint brushes
    • Water jar/cup
    • Palette
    • Spray bottle with water (optional). 

Robin Good Art

About Robin Good

Robin Good (she/her) is a full-time freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist from Edmonton, AB. Her work is inspired by her love of all creatures, especially cats – big or small!

Join celebrity adventure cat Great Grams of Gary on an adventure in the Canadian Rocky Meowntains and tune in for a live Q&A with Gary and his social media meownager James! 

Great Grams of Gary 1

What a weekend it has been! Our Cat Festival Committee will say goodbye and thank you for purr-ticipating in this year’s virtual weekend, and helping raise money for local rescues. We’ll hopefully have a total to share about how much $$ we’ll be donating to Community Cats Edmonton and Little Cats Lost, plus thank our sponsors, vendors, presenters, announce giveaway winners, details on how to BINGE CAT FEST on your own time following the event, and more!

WIN CAT-THEMED PRIZES!

Thanks to our sponsors, we have meowny fun cat-themed giveaways for festival purr-ticipants! 
CHECK BACK FOR Prizes up for grabs (AND HOW TO ENTER TO WIN)!

How to PURR-ticipate in the virtual festival:

To access the livestream festival, you will need a festival ticket, either a computer, laptop or phone with Internet access, (the computer experience is better than the phone experience!) and an email address to login. 

  • Buy a ticket, which gets you access to the May 28 & 29, 2022 purr-gramming!
  • On May 28. &29, 2022, open the Edmonton Cat Festival: Online Edition livestream link (it will also be embedded on our main Edmonton Cat Fest website)
  • Settle in and have an ameowzing day!
  • Watch the sessions, participate in the chat, ask questions, do polls, interact, engage with other cat lovers!
  • Pre-plan your day to attend your favourite sessions live and then replays of sessions you missed later (Binge your Own Cat Festival, with session recordings available for up to 3 weeks after the event!)
  • Use the drop down menu on the top left hand corner of the livestream page (tap “SCHEDULE”) to navigate all festival sessions and hop back and forth between sessions.
  • Once one session ends, you need to click and select a different session within the dropdown menu Schedule to load the next session, otherwise the screen will remain on the completed session.
  • If there’s connection issues, audio issues, video issues, chat issues, whatever issues, 99% of these issues can be resolved by refreshing your Internet browser window! 
Tickets for the May 28 & 29, 2022 Cat Fest go on sale May 1, 2022.

SHOP THE VIRTUAL VENDOR MARKETPLACE

powered by ATB Financial (ATB Marketplace)

Shop cat-themed products for yourself AND your cat! This is one-stop-shopping featuring special cat products, deals, and more from this year’s vendors! Browse the full Collection, shop by individual seller, and check out special discounts and promotions from vendors. 

Check back on May 28 for the virtual marketplace link!

FEATURED VENDORS:

Stay tuned for festival exclusives from vendors and a ONE STOP SHOPPING link to the Virtual Vendor Marketplace presented by ATB Financial.

The Virtual Vendor Marketplace link will go live on May 28, 2022!

 

Thanks to our 2022 virtual festival sponsors:
Homes Alive Edmonton

Ameowzing Sponsor
Homes Alive Pets

Hellas sonsor

Ameowzing Sponsor
Hellas Custom Catios

ATB Financial Sponsor Logo

Virtual Vendor Marketplace Sponsor
ATB Financial

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Bringing together cat lovers to celebrate cats and cat culture, while raising money and helping cats in need. Learn more about our story, success, and find frequently asked questions about the festival.

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Land Acknowledgement

The Edmonton International Cat Festival is run by a board of volunteers who live on Treaty 6 Territory and within the Michif / Métis homelands and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. As cat-loving settlers who live, work, and play on these lands, it’s important for us to acknowledge this land as the traditional territories of many First Nations such as the Nehiyaw, Dene, Nakota Sioux, Anishinabae and Niitsitapi. We encourage you to visit Native-Land.ca and learn more about the traditional lands you live on.

Diversity Statement

As a festival founded by an Asian woman and run by volunteers of different backgrounds, abilities, sexualities, and identities, we know that society is better with more diversity and inclusion. We do not tolerate or condone hate speech of any kind and want to ensure that the Edmonton International Cat Festival is a safe event for all.