Canada Life School Program


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The reservation form for the Canada Life School Program is now available!

This year, we are bringing Festival du Voyageur’s Canada Life School Program to you and your students! We are offering a variety of activities for your classroom and for your students who are learning from home. With the current public health restrictions in place, we have made the decision to offer the program virtually again this year. We have worked hard to create an inclusive and accessible program that highlights the history, cultures, languages, and of course, joie de vivre of all of our ancestors.

In lieu of workshops and activities at Voyageur Park, we bring you four different types of programming. We have designed a series of interactive free activities that cover a range of topics, from voyageurs, canoes, Manitoba’s mammals, and more! Again this year, we are producing make and take craft kits with instructions and supplementary activities for your classroom. We are also offering virtual live presentations from Fort Gibraltar, featuring colourful fur trade characters from the past who will interact with your students.

Please consult the guide to learn more about the workshops and presentations we have to offer.

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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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