A FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR FESTIVAL DU VOYAGEUR!
The year is 1815 and a brigade of voyageurs is preparing for a grand canoe journey to transport goods for the North-West Company. Before they leave, they will celebrate one last time at the Grand Régal. Join us at Fort Gibraltar as we feast together with these brave voyageurs and wish them safe travels.
Festival du Voyageur is proud to present the second annual Grand Régal, a fundraising event for Festival du Voyageur’s Francofonds fund. Inspired by the large feasts that were held on the eve of the voyageurs’ long and arduous journeys to what is now known as Western Canada, Le Grand Régal 1815 will recreate the camaraderie and celebratory atmosphere of yesteryear.
When: June 15, 2017
Where: Fort Gibraltar (866 Saint-Joseph Street)
Cocktails: 6 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m.
What: Inspired by the large feasts that were held on the eve of the voyageurs’ long and arduous journeys to what is now known as Western Canada, Le Grand Régal 1815 will recreate the camaraderie and celebratory atmosphere of yesteryear. Festival du Voyageur’s much loved vibe will be front and center during this unique culinary and cultural experience.
Ticket price: $125 (plus GST). A $50 tax receipt will be provided by *Francofonds Inc. (118930502RR0001)
Corporate tables: $1,000 (plus GST) for table of 8 (with logo).
*$50 of the ticket price will be donated to the Festival du Voyageur endowment fund.
*Francofonds is the only french community foundation in Manitoba. The foundation manages over 190 endowment funds of which represent a capital of $7 500 000.
The meal will be prepared by Gibraltar Dining Corporation and will be served on long tables inside Fort Gibraltar in order to enhance the communal, cultural and informal feel of a grand régal in 1815!
Unique activities and programming will be offered throughout the night, including interactive games in the Fort cabins, a rainbow auction in the Maison du Bourgeois, themed bars, musical performances and historical interpretation which will transport participants all the way back to 1815!
Rainbow auction prizes will be announced within the next month.
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A look at last year’s Grand Régal Cajun: