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VIDEO: Sights and Sounds from Festival du Voyageur

February 16, 2020 8:15 AM | Entertainment

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WINNIPEG — The best of winter is currently being celebrated at Festival du Voyageur, as the 51st annual edition kicked off Friday.

Take a peek at the sights and sounds from Voyageur Park in the video above, or click through the photo gallery from Saturday below.

Festival du Voyageur runs until February 23. Tickets and more information can be found at heho.ca.

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Eric Limpalaer cradles his musket while walking Fort Gibraltar as an interpreter during the 51st annual Festival du Voyageur on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in St. Boniface’s Whittier Park. Limpalaer originally came from the Brittany region of France and lent an authentic air to his role as a 19th-century French trapper. (COLIN CORNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

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Kiri Butter (left) and fellow interpreter Berit Allison prepare food 19th century-style during the 51st annual Festival du Voyageur, Saturday, February 15, 2020 in St. Boniface’s Whittier Park. The festival is western Canada’s longest-running winter festival. (COLIN CORNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

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Dancers with the Red River Folk Group perform Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Festival du Voyageur. (COLIN CORNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

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Dancers with the Red River Folk Group perform Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Festival du Voyageur. (COLIN CORNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

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Sophie Moquin weaves a fishing net in a trapper’s cabin in Fort Gibraltar during the 51st annual Festival du Voyageur, Saturday, February 15, 2020 in St. Boniface’s Whittier Park. (COLIN CORNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

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Celeste Rodrigue takes in the afternoon show at the Bell MTS Red River Tent during the 51st annual Festival du Voyageur on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Rodrigue painted her eyes in inspiration from First Nations culture. (COLIN CORNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

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Evan Bird leads audience members in a round dance during the 51st annual Festival du Voyageur on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in St. Boniface’s Whittier Park. Bird joined other First Nations with the Manito-Ahbee group to stage the performances. (COLIN CORNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

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Dean Harper (seated, centre) tends a campfire near a circle of teepees during the 51st annual Festival du Voyageur, Saturday, February 15, 2020 in St. Boniface’s Whittier Park. Volunteer interpreters keep historically accurate displays to help visitors understand the 19th-century origins of the festival. (COLIN CORNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

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Adriana Oplanich works on her snow sculpture during the 51st annual Festival du Voyageur on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in St. Boniface’s Whittier Park. Oplanich journeyed from Argentina to carve her contribution, entitled “Oppression.” (COLIN CORNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

Ice Climbing

Rob Knight climbs the ice tower near Whittier Park with the Richardson Building as a backdrop, Saturday, February 15, 2020. (COLIN CORNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

 


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