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Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

WINNIPEG — A joint bursary for Metis students at Red River College has reached $1.2 million.

The Louis Riel Bursary is funded by the Manitoba Metis Federation and Manitoba government, which have each contributed $600,000 to the fund since 2014.

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What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel Grave
Louis Riel’s grave site in St. Boniface (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Louis Riel Day is Monday, February 20. Here’s what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg.

Festival du Voyageur
Voyageur Park is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Liquor Marts
All Liquor Marts in Winnipeg and Brandon (excluding cityplace) will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Louis Riel Mosaic Unveiled at Festival du Voyageur

Louis Riel Mosaic Unveiled at Festival du Voyageur

Louis Riel Mosaic
A Louis Riel mosaic mural was unveiled Monday, February 15, 2016 at Festival du Voyageur. (CHRISD.CA)

The face of Louis Riel lives on in Manitoba.

Festival du Voyageur on Monday unveiled a mural portrait of the province’s founding father, made up of more than 250 photographs.

The mural is affixed to the outside wall of Fort Gibraltar in the heart of Voyageur Park in St. Boniface.

Each of the photos is used multiple times throughout the piece and were gathered from social media to create Riel’s face and shoulders using light and dark textures.

The weatherproof mural will remain up until the end of Festival du Voyageur, which wraps up on February 21.

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel Grave
Louis Riel’s grave site in St. Boniface (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

With Monday, February 15 being a provincial holiday, here’s what open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule for Louis Riel Day.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts
All Liquor Marts in Winnipeg and Brandon will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for the cityplace Liquor Mart, which will be closed all day.
In addition to cityplace, Liquor Marts located in Roblin, Winkler, Churchill, Steinbach, Pine Falls and Carman will be closed on Louis Riel Day.

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What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)
Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

What’s open and closed on Louis Riel Day, Monday, February 16:

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
All Winnipeg locations (excluding cityplace), Pembina Liquor Mart Express, Airport Liquor Mart Express, Park West Liquor Mart Express, Gateway Liquor Mart Express, and all Brandon locations.

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What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel Grave
Louis Riel’s grave site in St. Boniface (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Louis Riel Day is on Monday, February 17. Here’s what open and closed or operating on reduced hours:

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — All Winnipeg locations (excluding cityplace), Pembina Liquor Mart Express, Airport Liquor Mart Express, Park West Liquor Mart Express, and all Brandon locations.

Civic Offices
Closed

Winnipeg Transit
Operating on a Sunday schedule.

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Rare Manitoba Photographs to Be Unveiled at U of M

By Tyler Sutherland

Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)
Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

Rare photographs from the Louis Riel era will be revealed to the public today at the University of Manitoba.

Photos from Manitoba’s first legislature to a traffic jam at Portage and Main in 1874 are just some of the pieces in the unique collection housed by the U of M’s Archives and Special Collections department.

The works show Manitoba through the 1860s and 1870s, including a shot of the province’s founder, Louis Riel, with a number of his councillors as part of the Métis Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia.

Winnipeg South MP Rod Bruinooge will be on hand for the unveiling at 11 a.m. at the Elizabeth Dafoe Library on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus.

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.

Louis Riel-Inspired Fun at U of M’s Discovery Centre

Louis Riel-Inspired Fun at U of M’s Discovery Centre

By David Klassen

Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)
Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to weather.

Looking for something to do on Louis Riel Day? Why not take a trip back to a simpler time.

The University of Manitoba’s Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre is hosting a fun-packed day on Monday, where visitors will have the opportunity to churn cream into butter, bake some barley bannock, watch bees make honey and strap on snowshoes to walk through deep snow.

The activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Discovery Centre, located about 15 minutes south of Winnipeg on Highway 75 (Pembina Highway) at the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station.

Admission costs include guided tours through the exhibits every hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults are $5, youth 7-18 are $3.50, children under 6 are free, seniors are $3.50, and families are $14.50.

Snowboarders to Compete in ‘Snow Jam’ at The Forks

Snowboarders to Compete in ‘Snow Jam’ at The Forks

A snowboarder competes in Snow Jam in this file photo. (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA)
A snowboarder competes in Snow Jam in this file photo. (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA)

If you’re lucky enough to get Monday off to celebrate Louis Riel Day, The Forks is the place to be.

The fifth annual Snow Jam urban snowboard competition is happening, bringing out the province’s most elite snowboarders. The day will begin with the open competition, followed by a game of S.N.O.W., similar to H.O.R.S.E. for basketball, where athletes copycat the previous rider’s tricks each round building on the last.

“We are excited to see what tricks the snowboarders pull out this year with the hill’s new location,” said Paul Jordan, chief operating officer of The Forks. “This is definitely a spectator worthy event, we encourage visitors to The Forks that day to stop by the hill and check out the action.”

Registration and open practice will be from 9 a.m. until noon. The open competition’s registration fee is $15 and the fee for S.N.O.W. is $10. Riders are welcome to enter into one or both categories.