Happy Campers embrace their inner Voyageurs

Happy Campers embrace their inner Voyageurs

First Filipino Journal Day at Festival du Voyageur

Hé Ho!! The 42nd annual Festival du Voyageur is over and boy did we have fun during the 10-day winter festival. This year, the Filipino community including myself embraced our inner voyageurs and opened our minds to learning about the history of Manitoba and French-Canadian history all at the same time.

Even through bitter cold snaps of -40C with the wind chill, did not scare away several groups of Filipino visitors to Voyageur Park. A group of over 60 adults & children lead by Carrie Barroga during Filipino Journal day at Festival du Voyageur on February 20th enjoyed a special musical group performance while trying the traditional pea soup, beef stew and even some good old Caribou. In this instance, Caribou is a fortified wine that was once consumed following a long Caribou hunt in Quebec. The beverage was a mixture of both red wine and home made whiskey.

The Happy Campers group spent an full afternoon in Voyageur Park. Voyageur Park had a multitude of outdoor activities and games where all members of the families were able to enjoy. They climbed the snow hill, ventured on the popular toboggan slide and tried to get lost in the snow maze! Some were able to enjoy themeselves on the horse-drawn sleigh rides along the edges of Voyageur Park.

The Filipino Journal would like to thank Carrie Barroga and the Happy Campers and our volunteer photographers for making 2011 Filipino Journal Day at Festival Du Voyageur an experience to remember for everyone and a wonderful success.

See you next year at Festival du Voyageur! À Bientôt