Eastside news in brief for March 15, 2023


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St. Boniface

East St. Paul


Nadeau leaving Festival du Voyageur’s top job

The 2023 edition of Festival du Voyageur is now in the books, as is the tenure of its executive director Darrel Nadeau.

The St. Boniface-based organization announced Nadeau’s departure last week after six years at the helm as he seeks new challenges.

Nadeau joined Festival in 2017 and has led the organization through six annual events, including the 50th anniversary edition, two pivoted pandemic versions, and this year’s recent return to full, in-person programming.

“I grew up with the philosophy of leaving a space in better condition than it was found. Thanks to our invaluable team, I am very proud that we have all accomplished this together during my time at the helm of Festival du Voyageur. I would like to thank the Festival du Voyageur family and the francophone community, including staff, board of directors, volunteers and our many partners, for contributing to the success of the last six festivals,” Nadeau said in a news release.

Festival’s board has started the process of finding Nadeau’s replacement. The deadline for applications is March 22 at 4 p.m. Visit heho.ca for more information.

Registration open for upcoming spring activities

The RM of East St. Paul has opened registration for spring activities for kids and adults alike.

Programs for children and youth include: Zumba (ages 3-5 and 6-12), Tumbling Twos, recreational gymnastics and cheer, family friendly martial arts, and family paint night. Programs for adults include: barre, vinyasa flow, yogalates, and martial arts (age 13 and up).

Registration for summer camps will open on Monday, April 3 at 9 a.m.

For more information or to register, visit eaststpaul.com

Transcona Museum hosting spring break activities

The Transcona Museum (141 Regent Ave. W) has crafts and games planned for the week of March 27 to 31.

Each day will have a different theme with related activities, with three timeslots available each day — 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each time slot is for 45 minutes. Each day has its own separate registration.

Monday, March 27 is Scientist Day; Tuesday, March 28 is Artist Day; Wednesday, March 29 is Musicians Day; Thursday, March 30 is Detectives Day; and Friday, March 31 is Games Day.

Participants must pre-register as space is limited. There are eight spots total per timeslot. One parent or guardian must accompany the child if they are under 12. Masks are required. Registration opened on March 10.

For more information, visit transconamuseum.mb.ca

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