Canada Life School Program

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The registration form for the Canada Life School Program is available on the right side column and will only be accepted as of October 12, 2022.

    Festival du Voyageur is thrilled to welcome students from far and wide once again! The Canada Life School Program gives students a chance to engage with the cultures, stories, and languages of our ancestors. This year, we are offering a hybrid program comprised of make-and-take craft kits for your classroom, two days of virtual livestreams at Fort Gibraltar, and of course, interactive demonstrations, plays, concerts, outdoor sports, dance workshops, and many free activities for all students to enjoy in-person at Parc du Voyageur.

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    Monique Olivier

    Heritage & Education Programs Manager
    [email protected]
    Tel. : (204) 258-2567

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    Colin Mackie

    Heritage & Education Programs Director
    [email protected]
    Tel. : (204) 258-2566

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    Maryse Gagné

    School Program Coordinator
    [email protected]
    Tel. : (204) 258-2562


    The Canada Life School Program offers students an educational voyage to an important era in Western Canada’s history — the fur trade.

    We invite you and your students to engage with the cultures, stories and languages of our ancestors. Designed to educate students in Grades 1 to 12, the program will explore the dramatic day-to-day lives of the Voyageurs through song, dance, art, sport, and historical interpretation.

    At Canada Life, we’re helping communities reach their potential, every day. Through working together with Festival du Voyageur, we’re engaging new generations of voyageurs, while shining a light on our storied past. Like our country, our company was built by those with adventurous hearts and pioneering spirits, which is why we’ve grown and prospered with Manitoba since 1891.

    We’re proud to continue our support for such a longstanding, Winnipeg winter tradition. Bon Festival! Hé ho!


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