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Cooler Temperatures for Second Weekend of Festival du Voyageur

Cooler Temperatures for Second Weekend of Festival du Voyageur

Festival du Voyageur Melting
Snow sculptures at Festival du Voyageur were melting and creating puddles on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The second weekend of Festival du Voyageur gets underway tonight, which promises to be cooler weather-wise than the slush and mud that greeted visitors during the first week of events.

“Festival du Voyageur would like to reassure festivalgoers that we are doing everything we can to ensure that our festival grounds are safe”, said executive director Ginette Lavack Walters.

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No Need to Pack Sunscreen for this Brazilian Street Festival — Salsa and Samba Right Here at Home

No Need to Pack Sunscreen for this Brazilian Street Festival — Salsa and Samba Right Here at Home

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Capoeira Dance
Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, is performed at The HUB Rooftop party last summer. (THE HUB / FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — Carnaval gets underway this Friday in Rio de Janeiro, but you don’t need to jump on an airplane and jet off to Brazil to enjoy the sights and sounds of the popular annual event.

Instead, Winnipeg-based Culture Card is bringing the street party that draws millions to the South American country to our city.

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Festival du Voyageur Alters Plans Due to Warm Weather, Closed River Trail

Festival du Voyageur Alters Plans Due to Warm Weather, Closed River Trail

WINNIPEG — Festival du Voyageur organizers are rolling with the punches being dealt by Mother Nature on the opening weekend of the 10-day event.

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Festival du Voyageur Melting
Snow sculptures at Festival du Voyageur were melting and creating puddles on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

A rapid thaw and spring-like temperatures on Saturday forced the closure of the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks, where many Festival activities had been planned to complement the fun to be had at Voyageur Park across the river.

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Festival du Voyageur Channels Your Inner Hero

Festival du Voyageur Channels Your Inner Hero

Festival du Voyageur Family
The Perron-Beaudry family is this year’s official family of Festival du Voyageur. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — This year’s theme of Festival du Voyageur is HéHo Heroes, but the only hero will be Mother Nature if the snow sculptures inside Voyageur Park can withstand the next 10 days.

As part of the Festival’s annual international snow sculpting symposium, artists from across the globe are in Winnipeg this week carving their snowy masterpieces. Teams began their work on Wednesday and will aim to finish by Saturday. From there, the sculptures will be on full display for the thousands expected to attend beginning this weekend.

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