Oh no, no Hé Ho!

February 26th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

Much to my chagrin, I haven’t been able to make it to Festival du Voyageur this year. In explanation, a simple equation: baby + extra-cold temperatures / all of our babysitters are busy going to Festival = no go for us! But never fear, we managed to enjoy a little Festival in the comfort of […]

A Tale of Two Cities

February 13th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

In the midst of Boulevard, the big kick off for Festival du Voyageur 2010, I found myself thinking about what life must be like right now in my old city, Vancouver. Since I moved here a year and a half ago, I’ve often thought of the friends and colleagues I had there, but I never […]

The Winnipeg O’ My Heart Glossary of Terms

May 17th, 2009 by Aaron

It’s official. High demand has made it necessary for us to create a Winnipeg O’ My Heart glossary of terms unique to Winnipeg and Manitoba. During a recent conversation with CBC Information Radio host Terry MacLeod, he asked us about the unique phrases we coin through the blog. A bit stumped, we fumbled through an […]

Voyageur Voyeurism, Part 2

February 21st, 2009 by Aaron

Tapping our feet and clapping our hands, Emma, Laurel and I had the opportunity to enjoy the Jigging Competition at Festival du Voyageurs! Before arriving on location (Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface), we took advantage of our Festival macarons (badges) to receive a discount at Finales coffee shop on Rue Marion St. Hot drinks and tasty […]

Hé Ho! Bon festival!

February 14th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

I am a believer. Normally, the thought of spending six hours outside on a February night in Winnipeg doesn’t sound like all that much fun. But add heated tents, live music, and caribou, sweet, sweet caribou, and you’re golden. I am no longer a Festival du Voyageur virgin! We’d been warned that Boulevard (short for […]