Winter Workshops Offered at Fort Gibraltar

Winter Workshops Offered at Fort Gibraltar

By Tyler Sutherland

Visitors walk through Voyageur Park at Festival du Voyageur in this 2012 file photo. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Festival du Voyageur is in February, but Fort Gibraltar will be bustling with activity early in the new year with a series activities.

A series of hands-on workshops will be held where participants can learn traditional dances, finger weaving or how to create a voyageur capote. A snow sculpting workshop is also planned leading up to the Festival.

Traditional dance
The three-session workshop (for beginners or those more advanced) will be held on January 21, 28 and February 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. The cost is of $30 per participant.

Finger weave your own leg sash
Finger weaving is the technique used to create the Métis sashes and the voyageur’s ceinture fléchee. The workshop will be held over three sessions on Tuesdays January 22, 29 and February 5, 2013 at 7 p.m. The cost is $80 per participant.

Make your own capote
All sewing supplies will be provided. The three-session workshop will take place Thursdays January 24, 31 and February 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. The cost is $60 (+ material) per participant.

Create your own snow sculpture
Snow sculpting experts will teach you many useful methods and techniques used to sculpt this ephemeral material. The workshop is offered Saturday, February 2 at 1 p.m. The cost is $25 per participant.

Spots are limited for each workshop. The deadline to register is January 18. Visit for further information.