41st Annual Festival du Voyageur All Set

41st Annual Festival du Voyageur All Set

The annual Festival du Voyageur kicks off its 41st year later tonight with the Torch Light Walk at The Forks. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and will make their way to Provencher Boulevard, where free entertainment will line the street at 7:30 p.m. and on the stage.

The Festival will also put on a benefit concert to support relief efforts in Haiti Saturday evening.

Montreal’s The Wesli Band will headline the show at the Voyageur Trading Post, 340 Provencher Boulevard. The band’s leader — Wesli Toussain — is a native of Port-au-Prince and was recently named CBC 2009 Revelation Artist in the World Music category.

The band was already part of this year’s line-up when the earthquake struck on January 12, but joined forces with other partners to put on this fundraising event for the Caribbean country.

Tickets are $10, or free with a Voyageur Button. Donations are also encouraged.

Showtime is 8 p.m. (doors 7 p.m.) All profits will go to the Canadian Red Cross.

A complete list of events is available at FestivalVoyageur.mb.ca.

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