WINNIPEG — If you’re hoping to get into the voyageur spirit on Louis Riel Day, here’s a helpful list of all the Festival du Voyageur events that you can attend on Monday.
Global News Green Screen Booth
Stop by the Global News booth from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Souvenir Tent. You can take a digital keepsake of your visit to the Festival du Voyageur and get your photo taken in a virtual Voyageur setting, using green screen technology.
Louis Riel Family Mosaic Unveiling
At 11:30 a.m. festival organizers unveiled a giant Louis Riel Family Mosaic, created by photos sent by Manitobans during the year. You can go see the the mosaic at the Fort Gibraltar walls.
Rendez-vous on the trail
From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. you can celebrate Louis Riel Day on the Red River Mutual Trail. There is free hot chocolate and activities for kids and parents to enjoy. Activities range from tug a war, canoe races and ﬁsh toss.
Wild Winter Canoe Demonstration Race
If you’re hoping to take in a canoe race in the winter, now is your chance. The Winter Canoe Race is held on a snow-packed 200-meter course. The only paddling required comes from your legs – one leg in the canoe, one leg out, then push hard to the finish line. The race takes places from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers Performance
Sara Riel: The Long Journey and Buffalo Pound Round Dance will take place at the Rachel Brown Theater at 8 p.m.
From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., take in a plethora of information regarding Louis Riel’s life. Bring the whole family and take advantage of the campﬁre, interactive activities and gift shop discounts. Admission is free.
La Société historique de Saint-Boniface
Do you have any voyageur ancestors? Would you like to learn more about your family tree? The folks from the Société historique de Saint-Boniface will help you to learn about our shared Manitoban roots from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
MTS Riviere-Rouge Tent
11 a.m. Carmen Campagne
12:30 p.m. Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière-Rouge
2 p.m. Leonard Sumner
3:15 p.m. Sweet Alibi
5:00 p.m. Les Hay Babie
Sugar Shack Caisse Financial Group
10:30 a.m. Patti Kusturok
12 p.m. Dans l’Shed
1:45 p.m. Ça Claque!
3:30 p.m. Les Poules à Colin
5:15 p.m. Nicolas Pellerin et les Grands Hurleurs
La Prairie Tent
11 a.m. Mr. Circus
12:15 p.m. marijo
1:30 p.m. Magicien Patrick Grégoire
2:45 p.m. Madame Diva
Snow Bar Liquor Mart
1 p.m. Dominique Reynolds
2:30 p.m. The Univegas
4 p.m. Dominique Reynolds
5:30 p.m. The Univegas
Pembina Tent Investors Group
12 p.m. Quinton Blair
1:30 p.m. The New Lightweights
3:15 p.m. Red Moon Road
5:00 p.m. Dans l’Shed
11 a.m. Voyageur Apprentice Workshops
11:30 a.m. Louis Riel Family Mosaic Unveiling
4 p.m. Kitchen Party
9 p.m. Ron Bourgeois
L’Auberge dy Violon
5:30 p.m. Alexandre Tétrault
7 p.m. Brad Moggie
8:30 p.m. Michael Audette
The Marion Hotel
7 p.m. Voyageur Games
Mon Ami Loios
6 p.m. Trappers Feast
For more information about events, visit the Festival du Voyageur website here.