Wood Carving Challenge Coming to Festival du Voyageur

Wood Carving Challenge Coming to Festival du Voyageur

Wood Carving - Festival du Voyageur
New this year to Festival du Voyageur is the first Wood Carving Challenge inside Voyageur Park. (CHRISD.CA)
Ginette Lavack Walters
Ginette Lavack Walters, executive director of Festival du Voyageur, unveils this year’s programming on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — This year’s Festival du Voyageur will help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with plenty to keep you busy over its 10-day span.

The 48th annual French-Canadian festival is February 17-26, featuring a lineup of more than 150 musical acts, the snow sculpting symposium, canoe races, traditional food, an ice bar, an outdoor disco, singles night and the first-ever wood-carving challenge.

Chainsaw competitors from across Canada will descend on Winnipeg, including the stars from HGTV’s “Carver Kings” and OLN’s “Sawdogs.” Carvers will rev up their chainsaws from February 18-20 for the Wood Carving Challenge, creating unique and original works of art in Voyageur Park. A live and online auction to take home one of the pieces will take place February 25.

Musical headliners include Wide Mouth Mason and troubadour Martin Sexton, with local acts also filling the tents on a nightly basis.

Passes can be purchased at Safeway and Sobeys, at the Festival office (233 Provencher Boulevard), or online. Prices are $34 for adults and $13 for youth aged five to 17. Day passes are also available for $20 (adults) and $10 (youth).

ChrisD.ca will soon be giving away passes you can win. Keep a close eye on our contests page in the weeks to come.


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