WINNIPEG — A massive elm tree in Whittier Park that had been diagnosed with Dutch elm disease will partly live on through a new public art piece.
Officials with Festival du Voyageur have come to an agreement with the City of Winnipeg and the site’s owner/manager to preserve the tree’s trunk. The tree has become a fixture for residents of St. Boniface and an important symbol for Festival du Voyageur.
WINNIPEG — Despite the unseasonably warm weather, this year’s Festival du Voyageur drew in 94,000 visitors to all official festival sites.
Above freezing temperatures the first week of Festival didn’t prove kind to the snow sculptures inside Voyageur Park and around the city, nor did it help with keeping the park in favourable conditions.
WINNIPEG — Festival du Voyageur organizers are rolling with the punches being dealt by Mother Nature on the opening weekend of the 10-day event.
A rapid thaw and spring-like temperatures on Saturday forced the closure of the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks, where many Festival activities had been planned to complement the fun to be had at Voyageur Park across the river.
WINNIPEG — This year’s theme of Festival du Voyageur is HéHo Heroes, but the only hero will be Mother Nature if the snow sculptures inside Voyageur Park can withstand the next 10 days.
As part of the Festival’s annual international snow sculpting symposium, artists from across the globe are in Winnipeg this week carving their snowy masterpieces. Teams began their work on Wednesday and will aim to finish by Saturday. From there, the sculptures will be on full display for the thousands expected to attend beginning this weekend.