Riel Good Looking Guy

Riel Good Looking Guy

Louis Riel Contest
Louis Riel look-a-like contest winner Benjamin Monkman shows off his copycat look to resemble Manitoba’s founding father on Monday, February 18, 2013. Monkman was one of several look-a-likes competing in the adult category at Festival du Voyageur. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
 Riel Gentlemen's Choir
The Riel Gentlemen’s Choir performs at Voyageur Park on Monday afternoon. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Despite the blistery weather conditions, Louis Riel Day brought out some hearty Manitobans to Festival du Voyageur on Monday.

Voyageur Park was the hub of several activities, including a performance by the Riel Gentlemen’s Choir (right). Organizers say they weren’t expecting to break any attendance records on the provincial holiday, but were pleased with the turnout by those who made the trek out.

The park will be closed today and Wednesday to accommodate school groups, but will reopen on Thursday. A number of satellite locations around the city will continue to host Festival-related events all week, including Le Garage, Club St-B and other venues with planned entertainment. Visit HeHo.ca for a complete list.