Dignitaries come out to celebrate Festival

Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2023 08:27

Representatives from both the provincial government and the Manitoba NDP Party were in attendance at this year’s Manitoba Trappers’ Festival. This history of the Manitoba Trappers’ Festival runs deep and is one of the oldest winter festivals in Manitoba. It started in 1916, as The Pas Dog Derby, and has grown extensively over the years, to also include the World Championship Dog Race.
Manitoba’s Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt was in attendance for the grand opening of this year’s Trappers’ Festival.
“The Manitoba government congratulates the Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival and recognizes the unique opportunity it offers for visitors to experience traditions and activities with a special connection to northern wilderness,” said Nesbitt. “I would encourage all Manitobans to visit the Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival in The Pas and take part in this iconic Manitoba tradition.

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