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Festival du Voyageur Attendance Up 5 Per Cent

February 26, 2013 1:53 PM | Entertainment

Festival du Voyageur

Voyageur Park on Saturday, February 16, 2013 (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Organizers of Festival du Voyageur are pleased with this year’s turnout, reporting a 5% increase in visitor attendance.

The 44th annual Francophone festival ran February 15-24 and attracted 97,000 people throughout 10 official sites over 10 days.

“Our tremendous musical programming managed to please thousands of visitors and the addition of the Voyageur Apprentice Workshops gave people the opportunity to learn about the basics of traditional arts and crafts,” said executive director Ginette Lavack Walters. “We are pleased to note that this year’s theme, Find Your Place in History, resonated with our visitors.”

Next year’s Festival du Voyageur is February 14 to 23, 2014.