Louis Riel Articles

Rare Manitoba Photographs to Be Unveiled at U of M

By Tyler Sutherland Rare photographs from the Louis Riel era will be revealed to the public today at the University of Manitoba. Photos from Manitoba's first legislature to a traffic jam at Portage and Main in 1874 are just some of the pieces in the unique collection...

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Riel Good Looking Guy

Riel Good Looking Guy

Despite the blistery weather conditions, Louis Riel Day brought out some hearty Manitobans to Festival du Voyageur on Monday. Voyageur Park was the hub of several activities, including a performance by the Riel Gentlemen's Choir (right). Organizers say they weren't...

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Snowboarders to Compete in ‘Snow Jam’ at The Forks

Snowboarders to Compete in ‘Snow Jam’ at The Forks

If you're lucky enough to get Monday off to celebrate Louis Riel Day, The Forks is the place to be. The fifth annual Snow Jam urban snowboard competition is happening, bringing out the province's most elite snowboarders. The day will begin with the open competition,...

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What’s Open and Closed on Louis Riel Day

Here's a list of what's open, closed and operating on reduced hours on Louis Riel Day, Monday, February 18. 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. The Forks -- 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m....

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Think You Look Like Louis Riel?

The best impressions of Manitoba's founding father, Louis Riel, will be judged this afternoon as part of the first annual Louis Riel Look-A-Like Contest at Festival du Voyageur. A panel of experts will see how close participants can get to pulling off their...

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Louis Riel Day — What’s Open and Closed

To honour Manitoba's founder, Louis Riel, a number of city services will be unavailable or operating on a reduced schedule on Monday. Find the complete list below, as well as a list of fun things for the entire family to take in on the holiday. Festival du Voyageur...

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