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Festival du Voyageur Partners with Two Manitoba Breweries

Festival du Voyageur Partners with Two Manitoba Breweries

Festival du Voyageur Beer

Festival du Voyageur has partnered up with two Manitoba breweries for 2020.

Fort Garry Brewing and Farmery Estate Brewery will provide made-in-Manitoba beer and other beverages for the upcoming winter festival.

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Festival du Voyageur Opens Applications for Snow-Sculpting Symposium

Festival du Voyageur Opens Applications for Snow-Sculpting Symposium

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Sculptors work on their snowy creations in Voyageur Park on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

There’s snow way the Festival du Voyageur is already accepting applications for their snow-sculpting symposium, right? Wrong!

Western Canada’s largest outdoor winter festival has put the call out for sculptors interested in crafting their frozen masterpieces in February 2020.

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Best of Manitoba’s Tourism Sector Honoured at Awards Gala

Best of Manitoba’s Tourism Sector Honoured at Awards Gala

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The 21st annual Manitoba Tourism Awards recognized nine winners at the dinner and gala event Thursday night. (TRAVEL MANITOBA / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The best of the best in Manitoba’s tourism sector was honoured Thursday night at the 21st annual Manitoba Tourism Awards.

The awards show and gala dinner at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre handed out nine awards to recognize the most outstanding contributions to the province’s tourism industry.

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Louis Riel Day Brings Out Thousands to Festival du Voyageur

Louis Riel Day Brings Out Thousands to Festival du Voyageur

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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Marc and Aline Rémillard take in Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

Winnipegger Marc Rémillard remembers attending his very first Festival du Voyageur.

“I was 16-years-old and it was the inaugural event 50 years ago,” he said. “Since then, I have only missed two years of it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else this time of the year.”

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Groovin’ to the Beat: Festival du Voyageur’s ‘Silent Disco’ Proves Wildly Popular

Groovin’ to the Beat: Festival du Voyageur’s ‘Silent Disco’ Proves Wildly Popular

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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DJ A-Luck says people had no problem getting into the concept of Silent Disco at The Dome Sunday night. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — It’s a little strange when you swing open the door to “The Dome” tent at Festival du Voyageur to take in a nighttime dance party where the crowd is moving in response to music… yet there is no music blasting in the room.

That’s because they’re all dancing to what they hear streaming through brightly lit wireless headphones.

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Festival du Voyageur Marking 50 Years with a Look to the Past

Festival du Voyageur Marking 50 Years with a Look to the Past

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Georges Forest (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

WINNIPEG — It’s a special year for Festival du Voyageur as western Canada’s largest winter festival honours its past while celebrating 50 years.

Founder Georges Forest is an important part of the Festival du Voyageur legacy, known for dressing as a voyageur year-round and ensuring Franco-Manitoban culture lived on beyond his time. Forest gave his life to the festival, which is where he passed away in 1990.

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CONTEST: Win Passes to Festival du Voyageur

CONTEST: Win Passes to Festival du Voyageur

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Festival du Voyageur is February 15-24. (HANDOUT)
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Léo La Tuque, Festival du Voyageur’s mascot

Western Canada’s largest French-Canadian winter festival is turning 50 and ChrisD.ca wants to send you there!

Festival du Voyageur is February 15-24, making for 10 days of fun at venues across the city, bringing you music, food, culture and plenty of outdoor winter activities at Voyageur Park in St. Boniface.

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