|Languages and IF Midwest host bus trip to Festival du Voyageur|
It's one of Franco-America's largest festivals, Winnipeg's Festival du Voyageur, celebrating French language and culture and the colorful history of French traders, trappers, and Metis people in the northern Plains region, including North Dakota and Minnesota, as well as southern Manitoba.
The Department of Languages-French section and the IF Midwest will host a one-day field trip to the festival Saturday, Feb. 21. A UND bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Memorial Union bus stop and return from the festival grounds in Winnipeg at 9:30 p.m. the same day for the return trip to Grand Forks.
A one-day pass to the Festival Park/Parc du Voyageur is $12 (Canadian funds). You pay for the pass when entering the park.
To take part in this event, pick up an application form, and return it filled out to Virgil Benoit, 302 Merrifield, Stop 8198, by Wednesday, Feb. 18. As soon as you confirm that you're going, please e-mail to Virgil at email@example.com with the following information for officials at the border: your name, birth date, citizenship, sex, place of residence.
To prepare for the actual border crossing, have your passport or a copy of your birth certificate and a photo ID. International students, please have your passport and other relevant documentation ready.
This field trip is open to UND students, faculty, and staff, and to community members at large. For more information about Festival du Voyageur, see http://festivalvoyageur.mb.ca/wp/wp-content/themes/k2/datesfr.php?pageID=9
-- Virgil Benoit, professor, languages.