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Festival Receives $30K Grant for Fort Gibraltar Renos

February 17, 2014 1:22 PM | Entertainment

Fort Gibraltar

Actors carry out a reenactment inside Fort Gibraltar at Festival du Voyageur on Sunday, February 16, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Festival du Voyageur has received $30,000 from the City of Winnipeg to construct renovations on Fort Gibraltar.

The funding was announced Monday during bustling Louis Riel Day celebrations at Voyageur Park in St. Boniface.

The walls of the fort will be rebuilt, as well as three of its cabins. The replica of the historic North West Company fort was originally built in 1979.

“This really is great news,” said Ginette Lavack Walters, Festival du Voyageur’s executive director. “Fort Gibraltar is a very important part of Saint-Boniface. As a not for profit organization, we have been doing our best to maintain the condition of Fort Gibraltar since its construction in 1979.

— Staff