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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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Louis Riel Day: What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg

Louis Riel Day: What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg

Louis Riel
A statue of Louis Riel is shown outside of Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum. (TRAVEL MANITOBA)

Louis Riel Day is Monday, February 18, meaning most Manitobans have the day off for the statutory holiday. As a result, some services are operating on a reduced schedule and/or will be closed.

Shopping Centres

Outlet Collection — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel
A statue of Manitoba’s founder, Louis Riel, is seen behind the Manitoba Legislative Building. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Louis Riel Day is Monday, February 19, meaning most Manitobans have the day off for the statutory holiday. As a result, some services are operating on a reduced schedule and/or will be closed.

Shopping centres

Outlet Collection — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

WINNIPEG — A joint bursary for Metis students at Red River College has reached $1.2 million.

The Louis Riel Bursary is funded by the Manitoba Metis Federation and Manitoba government, which have each contributed $600,000 to the fund since 2014.

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What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel Grave
Louis Riel’s grave site in St. Boniface (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Louis Riel Day is Monday, February 20. Here’s what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg.

Festival du Voyageur
Voyageur Park is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Liquor Marts
All Liquor Marts in Winnipeg and Brandon (excluding cityplace) will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Louis Riel Mosaic Unveiled at Festival du Voyageur

Louis Riel Mosaic Unveiled at Festival du Voyageur

Louis Riel Mosaic
A Louis Riel mosaic mural was unveiled Monday, February 15, 2016 at Festival du Voyageur. (CHRISD.CA)

The face of Louis Riel lives on in Manitoba.

Festival du Voyageur on Monday unveiled a mural portrait of the province’s founding father, made up of more than 250 photographs.

The mural is affixed to the outside wall of Fort Gibraltar in the heart of Voyageur Park in St. Boniface.

Each of the photos is used multiple times throughout the piece and were gathered from social media to create Riel’s face and shoulders using light and dark textures.

The weatherproof mural will remain up until the end of Festival du Voyageur, which wraps up on February 21.

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel Grave
Louis Riel’s grave site in St. Boniface (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

With Monday, February 15 being a provincial holiday, here’s what open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule for Louis Riel Day.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts
All Liquor Marts in Winnipeg and Brandon will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for the cityplace Liquor Mart, which will be closed all day.
In addition to cityplace, Liquor Marts located in Roblin, Winkler, Churchill, Steinbach, Pine Falls and Carman will be closed on Louis Riel Day.

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What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)
Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

What’s open and closed on Louis Riel Day, Monday, February 16:

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
All Winnipeg locations (excluding cityplace), Pembina Liquor Mart Express, Airport Liquor Mart Express, Park West Liquor Mart Express, Gateway Liquor Mart Express, and all Brandon locations.

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