CED Profile: Festival du Voyageur Inc

The Canadian CED Network

Year: 2011

This is one of the Canadian CED Network’s CED in Manitoba Profiles Project produced 50 stories of Manitoba communities working to build fairer and stronger local economies, reduce poverty, and revitalize neighbourhoods

Not even the coldest winters in the world can keep Manitobans from celebrating the Festival du Voyageur! The internationally renowned 10-day festival is held in Winnipeg’s Fort Gibraltar every February, and encourages visitors to celebrate Franco-Manitoban culture and the history of the Voyageur era. The festival is named for the French Canadian settlers (Voyageurs) who worked