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Sunny Skies and Family Fun Featured at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day

Sunny Skies and Family Fun Featured at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Festival du Voyageur
Christian and Kristen Clavelle and their children, Kadence, 4, and Caleb, 2, enjoy Louis Riel Day at Festival du Voyageur on Monday, February 19, 2018. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Stefan Riel fondly remembers when his parents and siblings were the official voyageur family of Winnipeg’s Festival du Voyageur “at some point in the early 90’s.”

“That was a lot of fun and the cabane à sucre was always one of my favourite stops during festival,” Riel said, as he held his two-year-old son Everett who was having his inaugural lick of snow maple taffy while inside the popular sugar shack.

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WSO Names Raiskin as New Music Director

WSO Names Raiskin as New Music Director

Daniel Raiskin
Daniel Raiskin has been named the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s new music director. (WSO)

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has hired maestro Daniel Raiskin as its next music director.

The Russian native has made a career for himself around the world, recently guest conducting orchestras in Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Athens, Osaka, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mexico City.

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Inuit Women to Curate Upcoming WAG Exhibit

Inuit Women to Curate Upcoming WAG Exhibit

WAG Inuit Art Centre Curators
From left to right: Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter, Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, Asinnajaq, and Dr. Heather Igloliorte will curate the new Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. (WAG)
WAG Inuit Art Centre
An artist’s rendering of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s future Inuit Art Centre. (HANDOUT)

An all-female, all-Inuit team has been assembled to curate the exhibits in the future Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Opening in 2020, the team will be led by curator and academic Dr. Heather Igloliorte with emerging curators/artists Asinnajaq, Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter, and Krista Ulujuk Zawadski.

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‘Snapshots of Canada’ Exhibit Opens at Manitoba Museum

‘Snapshots of Canada’ Exhibit Opens at Manitoba Museum

By Sarah Klein

Snapshots of Canada
Snapshots of Canada runs February 7 to April 2 in Alloway Hall at the Manitoba Museum. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd/City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)

A new exhibit opened Wednesday at the Manitoba Museum, taking visitors on a tour of Canada’s triumphs, failures, and sacrifices.

Snapshots of Canada is an exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society, highlight some of the country’s cornerstones of history, including the trial of Métis leader Louis Riel.

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