The largest French event in Western Canada, Festival du Voyageur, anticipates offering programming that continues to shine that famous joie de vivre and Voyageur spirit. At present, a hybrid in-person and virtual format is planned for the celebration of the 53rd Festival du Voyageur taking place from February 18 to 27, 2022.
A creative, ambitious, and tenacious team at Festival du Voyageur is planning a wide range of activities and performances by local artists. Festivalgoers will be able to step into the always greatly anticipated Parc du Voyageur to benefit from outdoor activities such as historical interpretation at Fort Gibraltar, children’s playground and large slide, horse sleigh rides, snowshoeing, sticky and delicious maple taffy, and traditional and contemporary music projecting from the new Boîte à chansons – a mobile concert trailer!
Additionally, the Relais du Voyageur will be back at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM) with daily and nightly weekend in-person and virtual performances. For festivalgoers at home, a selection of these performances will be available for viewing online and accessible on demand.
“Just like the Voyageurs did in troubled waters, we continue to paddle the canoe forward,” explains Darrel Nadeau, Executive Director of the Festival du Voyageur. “Festival enthusiasts have a desire to be back at the Parc du Voyageur to celebrate once again, to dance and be festive. We owe it to them to remain optimistic regarding programming for Festival 2022 and have planned over 50 performances, outdoor activities and various ways to celebrate from home.”
Festival continues to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and will adapt accordingly to any potential changes to the restrictions currently in effect. The organisation is dedicated to creating a safe environment where festivalgoers can celebrate their joie de vivre.
Tickets for access to the Parc du Voyageur and the performances at the CCFM will be on sale in February in accordance with the restrictions and guidelines as established by Public Health. Follow the Festival’s social media accounts to receive the latest information on tickets and programming. (Facebook: @festivalduvoyageur; Instagram: @fdvoyageur; Twitter: @FDVoyageur)
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