the ambassadors of the Festival
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Since the first ever festival in 1969, the Official Voyageurs are the ambassadors of the Festival du Voyageur. They promote the winter festival to the best of their abilities and represent the « joie de vivre » of the francophone community. All the while spreading the voyageur spirit, the Official Voyageurs also have a sense of adventure and discovery.
THE PERRON-BEAUDRY FAMILY,
OFFICIAL VOYAGEURS 2017-2018
Together, the official voyageur family enjoys travelling, discovering, adventures, good cuisine, French language cinema and spending time in a rustic environment by the river.
Nicole was born in Whitehorse, Yukon and grew up in places such as St. Agathe (Manitoba), Lille (France), Gravelbourg (Saskatchewan) and St-Boniface (Manitoba). Nicole graduated from the DSFM,Manitoba’s French language school division,in 1995 and eventually went on to study Early Childhood Education at the University of St. Boniface’s technical college. Nicole has always been active in the community and has collaborated on a variety of theatrical productions as an actor or director. Presently, Nicole teaches preschoolers at Taché School’s Le P’tit Bonheur where children are immersed in a French language environment. Nicole also teaches drama at the Cercle Molière’s School of Theatre. In all her undertakings, Nicole enjoys sharing her love of acting, creating and exploring.
Christian grew up in Ile des Chênes in Manitoba. Early on, his interest for the violin and traditional music had him up on stage preforming for a variety of audiences. After graduating from College régional Gabrielle-Roy in 1992, Christian travelled in Central America and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in history from Université de Saint-Boniface. His fascination with drama and music has allowed Christian to tour parts of Canada, the United States, France and Madagascar. Presently, Christian works for the student services at the Université de Saint-Boniface and he continues to be active in music, theatre and public speaking. He also has a passion for French Canadian history as well as an interest in the migration of French speakers all over the Americas.
Having graduated from College Louis-Riel in 2016, Véronic plans to pursue a post-secondary education in sciences at the Université de Saint-Boniface. During her high school years, Véronic was very active in a wide variety of extracurricular activities including leadership, improvisation, sports, dance and the student union. Véronic likes to keep busy and has many interests. She appreciates music and spending time with friends.
Manu is just about to enter high school at College Louis-Riel. He likes being active in sports as well as having good-hearted fun with people he loves. Manu also likes good food, nature, information technology and math. His hobbies include drawing and playing with his pets Cloé (dog) and Grisou (cat).
Félix is in junior-high at College Louis-Riel. He is fascinated by science and likes to study rocks, minerals and insects. Félix enjoys playing tennis with his older brother or swimming, as does his favorite animal, the dolphin. The hobby he likes best is spending time drawing and taking notes on future inventions.
Past Official Voyageurs
Sorin, Michelle and Marcel, 2015-2016
The Order of the Official Voyageurs, 2014 (To celebrate the festival’s 45th anniversary)
St-Vincent, Daniel and Gagnon, Jocelyne, 2012-2013
Chamberland, Roger and Gervais, Michelle, 2010-2011
Fortier, Denis and Annette, 2008-2009
Brunet, Charles and Gisèle, 2006-2007
Dupont, Jacques and Paulette, 2004-2005
Pambrun, Jean-Marie and Jocelyne, 2002- 2003
Noël, Guy and Johanne, 2000 – 2001
Lacroix, Guy and Agathe, 1998 – 1999
Clément, Gérald and Hélène, 1996 – 1997
Riel, Joseph and Joanne, 1994 – 1995
Rémillard, Marc and Aline, 1992 – 1993
Forest, Gabriel and Marcelle, 1990 – 1991
Dandeneau, David and Huguette, 1988 – 1989
Lavack, Philippe and Jacqueline, 1986 – 1987
Gaudry, Neil and Léona, 1984 – 1985
Laroche, Pierre and Carmen, 1982 – 1983
Desaulniers, Aurèle et Gabrielle, 1980 – 1981
Loiselle, Lucien and Lucienne, 1977- 1978, 1979
Prenovault, Gérard and Germaine, 1974 – 1976, 1979
D’Eschambault, Gilbert and Elsie, 1973, 1979
Marion, Roland and Laurette, 1971 – 1972, 1979
Forest, Georges and Anita, 1970, 1979