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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)

Marc and Aline Rémillard
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)

DJ A-Luck - Silent Disco
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

Georges Forest
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

Festival du Voyageur
Festival du Voyageur is February 15-24. (HANDOUT)
Leo - Festival du Voyageur
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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Festival du Voyageur Balances Some Old, Some New to Mark 50 Years

Festival du Voyageur Balances Some Old, Some New to Mark 50 Years

Festival du Voyageur
Festival du Voyageur is February 15-24, 2019. (HANDOUT)

It’s the big 5-0 for Festival du Voyageur this year as the largest winter festival in Western Canada marks five decades.

“As we mark this milestone in our festival’s history, it is important to not only celebrate the past 50 years but to also look to the future,” said Darrel Nadeau, executive director of Festival du Voyageur.

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Registration Open for Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest

Registration Open for Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest

Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest
Registration for Festival du Voyageur’s annual Beard Growing Contest is now open. (HEHO.CA)

Men (and women) can now register for Festival du Voyageur‘s 37th annual Beard Growing Contest.

Four categories are in play for 2019: clean shaven, open, Voyageur beard and novelty. For women, a participant can show their originality and make their own beard. The contestant with the most creative beard will take home the grand prize.

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