The first full day of Festival du Voyageur got off to a great start Saturday at Voyageur Park.
The gates swung open at 10 a.m., as people poured in to get Voyageur’d and listen to the array of talented performers in the various tents. The flurries that stuck around for most of the day were actually welcomed by the kids on the toboggan run, who said it made for a faster ride.
“It adds to the atmosphere of Festival,” said a volunteer overseeing the little ones shoot down the icy slide.
Watch highlights from Day 1:
Today at Voyageur Park, Winnipeg’s own Jodi King will perform at the Rivière-Rouge Trading Post at 5:30 p.m., while Andrew Neville and the Poor Choices will be rocking the Snow Bar starting at 7 p.m.
If traditional French-Canadian music is more of your genre of choice, Yves Lambert and his Bébert Orchestra will be performing in the Sugar Shack at 10:15 p.m. Remember, it’s a holiday on Monday, so don’t worry about staying out too late.
Outside the city, the La Broquerie Hotel Trading Post will be celebrating Louis Riel Day Eve with a special performance by Johnny Cajun at 7 p.m.