Monday, 17 February 2014

The Sights, Sounds, Tastes of the Festival du Voyageur

Remember in the fall we were looking for evidence of French culture in our community? Festival du Voyageur is a feast for the senses; it is the largest winter festival in Western Canada and now is in its 45th year. Let's take in a couple sights!

Snow sculpture at Main and Broadway

St. Mary's Road and Marion Street

What other sights of the Festival du Voyageur are there in our community?

At school we will be enjoying Festival du Voyageur week:

Wednesday, February 19: The Sights of the Festival  Students are invited to dress like a Voyageur or a Pioneer Woman…and win a chance for prizes at the end of the day from “Recycle Everywhere”!  To enter the contest, students need to be wearing at least two Voyageur costume elements (tuque, sash/scarf can be used), checkered shirt, brown or dark pants, beard made of materials from recycling bin, mocassins/mukluks.  Costume elements for the Pioneer Woman include a bonnet (made from recyclables), shawl, long skirt, apron, mocassins or mukluks.

Thursday, February 20: The Sounds of the Festival  Mr. Badiuk will be featuring musical activities that will be sure to get your toes tapping to the tunes from the Fur Trade Era.

Friday, February 21: The Taste of the Festival…and some fun! Students have the option of tasting pea soup and bannock.  That will energize us for the relay activities, also known as the “Concours des Meilleurs” that Mr. Wozney will be hosting in gym class.

Please check this link for more information about the clothing, lifestyle and history of the Voyageur and of the fur trade era: 

On another note, this past week we have been finishing up our journal entries on our family unit.  

C'est ma famille!

Our questions of the week will be repeated.  It's going to be a fun-filled week!

À bientôt!

Mme Christensen

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