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Forecast #WPGwhiteout: Where to take Shelter in #EasternMB

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As Manitoba continues to be pummelled by the #WPGwhiteout, the continued forecast calls for fan excitement, fun times with friends and Big Byfuglien Hits. While the front has slowed a bit when it crossed paths with a small Fleury in Vegas, it's expected to pick back up on Friday at 7 PM.

We made a list of the best places to take refuge with greats eats and big screens and cheering the Jets run! GOJETSGO!!!


Best Southern Style BBQ in Manitoba!

Bigg Smoak BBQ - Grunthal

One taste of the authentic Southern Style BBQ will most definitely keep you going back for more. Bigg Smoak BBQ serves up the most diverse menu of award-winning BBQ in the licensed Grunthal restaurant. Award-winning Pitmaster, Rob Turner, along with his crew sure know how to feed a hungry crowd! Enjoy the Jets Playoff Special: 3 topping pizza, dozen wings, and a 2 litre or explore the mouth-watering menu and discover the best brisket and ribs you have ever had!

Best Pizza in Eastern Manitoba

Barnay's Restaurant & Lounge - Letellier

If you are looking for the cheesiest, most delicious pizza you have ever had, it's time to head on out to Letellier, Manitoba and visit the friendly staff at Barnay's Restaurant & Lounge. This small town dinner, a local watering hole if you will, may not look like much from the outside but it is really a hidden gem in Eastern Manitoba.  With a full complement of menu options, you'll be sure to find the perfect meal to help you celebrate your #WPGwhiteout. There's nothing better in life than a pizza, a cold one and the Jets taking the win!

Sizzling Steaks

Papertown Motor Inn - Pine Falls

Friday nights are steak nights at the Papertown Motor Inn and if you're itching to get out and watch the game with a bud, spud, and steak (cooked to perfection) this is the place to be. With its small-town charm and friendly staff, the Night Crawlers Club provides the perfect atmosphere to catch the game with a group of friends. With a ton of great menu options and Game Day Specials, Papertown is the place to be for every game!

Beer and Wings

Sandbar Motor Inn - Grand Beach

Nothing beats the traditional game day feast of beer and wings! If you're a traditional game day fan, then the gang at Sandbar Motor Inn are ready for you. Enjoy a combination of twelve different flavours, from mild to hot along with your favourite domestic or premium beer. The only other thing you need to enjoy your night at the Sandbar is your nearest and dearest Jets Fans to cheer them on!

Eastman's Hot This Week May 14 to 20

Are you ready for the Long Weekend? We sure are here in Eastern Manitoba. As always, our communities have a full line up of great events happening, so drive on out and discover how your heart beats in the Eastman!


Party with the Band

May 19
South Moon Studio - East Braintree

Alright, folks, it's time to get your spring dancing shoes on and celebrate the long weekend with some of Manitoba's most talented musicians, The Robert Allan Wrigley Band. These guys know how to get a party started and get you up off your seat! Jam Rock, Bluegrass, Roots and Country music, Rob Wrigley is a songwriter, a song collector and a multi-instrumentalist (banjo/mandolin/electric and acoustic guitar). A musician for over 22 years he has been on a musical journey; writing about his experiences and exploring sounds through his influences such as Bill Monroe, Grateful Dead, Phish, and Widespread Panic, the Band, Little feet, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and much more.

Star Gaze with the Best!

May 19
Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary - Whiteshell Provincial Park

Join guest speakers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at Star Gazing. This is your chance to gaze at the stars and hear stories from the astronomers, all while looking through their high powered telescopes. 

Let Your Voice be Heard

May 19
Bannock Point Petroforms - Whiteshell Provincial Park

Be part of the end to the exploitation of Indigenous Women and Indigenous Sacred Sites on Mother Earth. We will hold1-day Ceremony and Red Dresses displayed at the Bannock Point Petroforms for 1 week (May 19 - 27) in the Whiteshell Park. Everyone is welcome to bring a Red Dress and participate in Ceremony. 

Discover our Past

May 19
Pine Ridge Trail - Birds Hill Provincial Park

Stroll into the past with the Park Interpreters along the historical Pine Ridge Trail and visit the Kudlowich homestead, the last remaining home in the park from the Pine Ridge Community. Hear the stories of how these resourceful families lived a prosperous life off the land with so little.

Open House

May 19
Lac du Bonnet & District Museum - Lac du Bonnet

Located in beautiful Halliday Park, the Lac du Bonnet and District Museum is gearing up for another exciting year with its Open House. New 2018 exhibits include Lac du Bonnet's Hidden Gem Pinawa Generating Station, Anishinaabe Treaty 1 & 3, W. D. Halliday Lac du Bonnet Pioneer, Cherished Memories traveling trunk by Kaitlyn Mitchell, and Lac du Bonnet Swedes. You are invited to visit the museum and open the door to Lac du Bonnet's History, explore the collection, discover the past, experience the 2018 exhibits. Coffee & cookies will be served.

Get Your Bikes Ready!

May 20
Lakeview Trailhead - Birds Hill Provincial Park

Grab your bike and helmet and join the Park Interpreters as we explore Birds Hill’s unique past during the Bike the Esker Guided Bike Tour. From glacial formations to people that once called this land home, to the diverse species of plants and animals that are found here today, discover Birds Hill in a way you’ve never known before.

More Eastern Manitoba Greatness

You don't have to be a local to take part in one of these great community events. Stop on in, try something new, and make some great friends!

May 15 - Perogy Party - St Adolphe

May 15 - Painting on the Prairie - Lorette

May 16 - Parent & Child Stained Glass - Pinawa

May 17 - Tracker's - Anola

May 17 - Animal Blood Donor Clinic - Oakbank

May 17 - Specialty Glaze Workshop - Landmark

May 19 - Community Sale - Anola

May 19 - Museum Dinner and Dance - Sprague

May 20 - CLC Open House - Caddy Lake

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It's Time to Take Up Camping in the Eastman

Camping has always been an excellent way for families to get away from it all. A way to break free of the stresses and business of the regular daily grind; a way to reconnect with yourself, your spouse, your children, and nature. Removed from the regular distractions of life; no tv, no computer, no work, no cell phones (in some cases), no household chores, no errands . . . means that you have no choice but to engage, bond, and socialize with your family.

Camping seems to be one of those rare family activities that can bring everyone together for some real quality time. It’s funny how time seems to slow when you are out there among the trees and stars; breathing in the fresh air and soaking in the giggles and memories that will be talked about for years. It’s almost magical how the simple, mundane family chores become activities and adventures. Meals created over the campfire suddenly become a family affair with all-hands-on-deck. Afternoons are family adventures filled with explorations, games, adventures, and experiences. And evenings become a time to share stories and experiences.

Eastern Manitoba is home to so many beautiful campgrounds to explore. Whether you are new to camping or have been doing it for years, we are sure you will create some wonderful, life lasting memories with your family at one of our top five picks! As a bonus, download the Ultimate Eastman Camping Gear List to help you prep for your trip.

Rock Garden Campground

Rock Garden Campground is a family owned and operated camping getaway in Richer, Manitoba. Located near 7 challenging golf courses, restaurants, fresh fruit stand & market gardens, and the Sandilands Provincial Forest, Rock Garden provides all the amenities and activities you could dream of while getting away for a perfect family weekend.

Heated PoolPicnic ShelterKeith's Way Hiking Trail
Wireless Internet (Hot Spot)Planned ActivitiesBirding
Modern WashroomsPlaygroundGames Room
Hot ShowersFull-sized Basketball CourtBook Exchange
LaundromatHorseshoe PitsFire Pits
Snack BarMini GolfPicnic Tables
Convenience StoreVolleyballFirewood for Sale

Great Woods Park and Campground

A unique and spacious park and campground, Great Woods Park and Campground is located in Beausejour, Manitoba. Enjoy the natural beauty of this park, highlighted with groomed lawns, coniferous and deciduous trees and the meandering Brokenhead River with your family this summer! Great Woods provides plenty of amenities and activities for some time away with the family, and if you're looking for more things to do, the always hoping and vibrant Town of Beausejour is just 5 minutes away!

Suspension Walking BridgeVolleyball & Bocci BallGroup Picnic Facility
Children's PlaygroundTubingFishing
CanoeingSwimingNature Trails
Horseshoe PitsRiverwalkOutdoor Stage
Covered Cabana RentalsWashrooms and ShowersFirewood

Debonair Campground

Debonaire Campground, located in St. Malo, Manitoba, is all about fun, family-friendly camping. With three play structures and a private beach complete with palm trees, kids of all ages will have the time of their lives! Staying at Debonaire Campground puts you minutes away from some of the coolest Eastern Manitoba attractions such as the Crow Wing Trail, Manitoba's Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, St. Malo Provincial Park, and so much more!

Private Beach3 PlaystructuresWiFi Hot Spots
Horseshoe PitsVolleyballGeocaching
Book ExchangeModern WashroomsShowers
LaundromatCampfires 

Prairie Oak Campground

Prairie Oak Campground is a little off the beaten path, providing a quiet and relaxing stay that will surely keep you going back. Located in Emerson, Manitoba, Prairie Oak provides access to local hiking trails and plenty of fishing opportunities along the Red River. With a short drive into Emerson, you'll find golfing, water adventures, trails, and the historic Fort Dufferin.

Man Made BeachAccess to Hiking TrailsATV Friendly
Modern WashroomsShowersLaundromat
FishingWiFi (Complete Site)Playground

Lilac Resort

Located in Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Lilac Resort is Manitoba's most complete RV, Lodging, and Water Park. Whether you are ready to soak up the sun on the tropical sun deck, relax in a hot tub, or dance in the sand by the light of bonfires and Tiki torches, Lilac Resort will whisk your family away for a magical weekend full of excitement and memories. 

Tiki Juice Bar4 Hot TubsWiFi Hot Spots
Water SlideSpeed SlidesAnimal Slides
2 PoolsWading PoolSoccer Field
Beach Volleyball CourtsPlay StructuresTetherball Poles
Convenience StoreFishing PondBaseball Diamond
Basketball CourtLaundromatModern Washrooms
Planned ActivitiesFree ShowersMovie Nights
Game Show NightsLive Entertainment

Eastman's Hot This Week May 7 to 13

Eastern Manitoba is coming alive with an ever-growing list of things to do! Of course, this weekend is Mother's Day and there is no shortage of events and things to do in the Eastman to celebrate with your mom! Check out our Mother's Day Blog Post and discover 5 Amazing Ways to Spend Mother's Day in the Eastman!


Happy Birthday Manitoba

May 12
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum - Steinbach

In celebration of Manitoba’s 148th birthday, the Mennonite Heritage Village will be hosting a full day of activities for families and individuals, Manitoba Day.  At 10:00 am, the Steinbach and Area Garden Club will be offering a workshop on spring planting and gardening. This will be followed at 11:00 am by a short ceremony featuring the significance of Manitoba Day with speeches by dignitaries and local government officials, musical guests, raising the flag, and serving birthday cake and coffee. The outdoor village will be open to guests, the Livery Barn Restaurant will be serving its menu of traditional Russian Mennonite food, the Gift Shop and Book Store will feature an assortment of handmade toys, clothing, and household goods, and horse-drawn wagon rides will be available all day. Admission is FREE to the Village Centre and the museum grounds all day (9am-5pm).

Two Centuries of Time

May 12
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum - Steinbach

The Art of Mennonite Clocks is an exhibition of Mennonite wall clocks and their stories spanning more than two centuries. Opening on May 12, 2018, the exhibition showcases 33 clocks and their stories. The exhibition runs until April 2019. 

A Celebration of Mothers

May 13
Various Locations

There are a lot of Mother's Day Brunches taking place all across Eastern, Manitoba. Check out this list and find a spot near you.

Mother's Day Brunch - Rivers Edge Golf & Country Club - Beausejour

Mother's Day Brunch and Buffet - Chicken Chef - Lorette

Mother's Day Lunch Buffet - Mennonite Heritage Village Museum - Steinbach

Mother's Day Special - SJ Diner - South Junction

Mother's Day with Lexi and Family - Kismet Creek Farm - Steinbach - a perfect opportunity for a picnic! 

Even More Eastman Greatness!

May 10 - Tracker's, explore the great outdoors - Anola

May 11 - Reactions Spring Market - Pinawa

May 11 - Kismet Creek Farm Wooden Sign Night - Steinbach

May 11 - Felt Flower Wreath Workshop - Beausejour

May 12 - Crystal Wine Charms Make & Take - Beausejour

May 12 - BJ Busy Bees Spring Craft Sale - Beausejour

May 12 - Laura's "You Can Eat That?!" Wild Edible Adventure - Gardenton

May 12 - Tack Sale and Flea Market - RM of Springfield

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5 Amazing Ways to Spend Mother’s Day in the Eastman

Mother's Day is May 13th and we've put together an amazing collection of ways you can celebrate here in Eastern Manitoba. 


#1 Hit the Trails on Horseback

Get ready to holler ‘giddy-up’ and let loose your inner cowgirl or cowboy! Exploring the Eastern Manitoba trails by horseback is one of the most rewarding ways to spend the day in our awe-inspiring, scenic backyard. With four horseback riding facilities to choose from, you’ll be able to plan the perfect day!

 Falcon Beach Ranch – Falcon Lake 

Birds Hill Park Ranch – Birds Hill 

Horseback River Trails – Outterburne

Ridge Creek Ranch – Lac du Bonnet 

Eagle Ridge Ranch and Wellness Centre - Stuartburn

#2 Plant Your Landscape with Colour

Eastern Manitoba is home to so many wonderful and amazing garden centres. Not only do they carry the most vibrant and amazingly colourful floral embellishments; they each have friendly and knowledgeable staff that are willing to share their green thumb with you. Spend the day amongst the lush colours at our local garden centres and grow the bond with your mother all summer long.

Schriemer's Greenhouses & Garden Centre Ltd – Springfield 

C & S Country Gardens – Lorette

Green Oak Gardens – Beausejour

Vandermeer Garden Centre – Ile-des-Chenes 

Giz’s Garden Centre – New Bothwell 

Glenlea Greenhouses – St. Agathe 

Chevrefils Greenhouse – St. Georges 

Margie’s Greenhouse – Lac du Bonnet 

Fryfogel Flowers – Dugald 

Golden Plains Greenhouse – Kleefeld

Rainbow Mill Gardens – Vivian

Sunshine Greenhouse – Steinbach 

#3 Make Some Furry New Friends

You are never too old to get out and enjoy spending time with the loveable cuties that can be found at our regional petting farms and camps. Featuring lambs, sheep, goats, calves, miniature horses, rabbits, chickens and more, you’re bound to make some great family memories. You’ll also enjoy learning about agriculture and food production and the important tole farm animals have in producing our food.

Dear Meadow Farms – RM of Springfield 

10 Acre Woods – Anola

Kismet Creek Farm – Steinbach 

#4 Discover the Mouth Watering Hidden Gems of the Eastman

Eastern Manitoba has so many wonderful food destinations to choose from it was difficult to keep our list of favorites short. From authentic Ukrainian and German Cuisine to the best crème brûlée and poutines you are sure to find a menu that is perfect for the entire family.

Sophie’s Restaurant and Deli – Hadashville 

Benjamin’s Bistro – Traverse Bay

Lazy Tuesday’s – Seddons Corner - 

Oma’s Schnitzel Stube – St. Pierre Jolys 

The Poutine Trail Manitoba – Various Communities 

#5 Take the Scenic Route Along the MOM’s Way Historic Highway

Make your own adventure as you travel along Highway 12 from Ste Anne to Middlebro. This Historic east-west route joins Lake Superior to the western prairies. MOM's Way is the name for a series of highways in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota. The name "MOM" is an acronym for Manitoba, Ontario, and Minnesota.For centuries, First Nations people and the fur trades, "coureurs de bois", paddled the historic boundary waters of this route joining Lake Superior to the western prairies. Today you can explore the beauty and wonder of the original route. Boasting beautiful prairie sunsets and lake-filled forests, the route will take you through interesting cities and villages including Ste Anne, Steinbach, Zhoda, Piney, and Middlebro. 

RM of Hanover 

Steinbach

RM of Piney 

Buffalo Point First Nation 

Eastman's Hot This Week April 30 to May 6

We sure hope that you are ready for one busy summer in Eastern Manitoba because our local businesses and organizations are! With so many events to choose from, you may need to plan a little staycation in the Eastman.

Get Ready for Chili and Bidding!

May 4
Tolstoi Community Hall, Tolstoi

Sundown Ukrainian Orthodox Church will hold its 5th Annual Chili Supper and Auction. This signature fundraiser supports the renovation and restoration of the Church, which was designated a heritage site in 2009. The live auction includes about 30 items of broad appeal to bidders. In addition, gourmet pies and cheesecakes will be auctioned off. Auction items range in value from $50 to $500.

Artisan Sale

May 5
Dawson Trail Museum, Richer

If you like museums and craft sales, The Dawson Trail Museum Artisan Sale is the place to be this weekend. Several local artisans will be on site at this gorgeous historic site. Find the perfect gift for Mom or a special treat for yourself. Browse tables filled with beautiful yarn crafts, woodworking, and kids crafts. Up-cycled treasures, bath and beauty products, and local jewelry. And don't forget all kinds of sweet treat including cookies, cakes and jams and other savory treats.

Book Lovers Rejoice

May 5
Sun Gro Centre, Beausejour

It's the Big Beausejour Book Sale, need we say more? An annual fundraiser for the Happy Time Nursery School Charity, if love searching through stacks and stack of books looking for the perfect read, this is the place to be!

On Your Mark . . . Set . . . Go!

May 5
Sun Gro Centre, Beausejour

Centennial School PAC Presents the Sunova Spring Colours Run! This 5k event begins at Centennial School with some awesome family and warm-up activities! At 10 am the run will commence through the beautiful town of Lac Du Bonnet, passing several 'Colour Bomb' stations before ending at the school for some commemorative pictures and FUN!! Be sure to sport your funkiest look and wear white for the best experience!

Explore the Wildlife Haven

May 6
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre, Ile des Chenes

Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre has been rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned wildlife for their return to the wild since 1984. A volunteer-driven registered charity that has cared for over 35,000 wildlife who play a vital role in the ecological and biological processes that are essential to life itself. The Wildlife Haven Open House includes kids activities, face painting, great silent auction and door prizes, wildlife care presentation, tours of our new facility, a BBQ Cantine and more!

Enjoy the Faspa

May 6
Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach

We know you're all wondering what a Faspa is. Faspa is a low-German, Mennonite term used for a typical late afternoon lunch that for generations has been served in Mennonite homes. The lunch consists of fresh, homemade buns, butter, jam, coffee, and cheese. Try it out and the MHV Auxilary Faspa and celebrate this family tradition.

Celebrate Culture

May 6
Niverville Heritage Centre, Niverville

The goal of the Asian Canadian Festival is to celebrate and promote Asian Canadian culture and identity by bringing together communities to share their diversity through music, dance and martial arts demonstrations. Absolutely everyone is welcome!

Even More Eastman Greatness!

May 1 - Parent and Child Stained Glass Class - Lac du Bonnet

May 3 - Plant-Based Cooking Classes - Whitemouth

May 3 - Tracker's, explore the great outdoors - Anola

May 3 - Paint Night - East Braintree

May 4 - President's Dinner Formal - Pinawa

May 5 - Willow Basket Workshop - Gardenton

May 5 - Plant Party - Niverville

May 5 - Mother's Day Event, clothing swap, live music, and lunch - Elma

May 5 - Spring Craft and Trade Sale - Anola

May 6 - Whitetail Meadow Market - Niverville

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5 Eastern Manitoba Golf Courses for any Skill Level

In Eastern Manitoba, nestled among lakes, rivers, forests, and granite, you will find some of the best golf courses in Manitoba. From classic layouts designed by golf legends to the sparked imagination of a community memorial course, each provides a challenging and memorable game for golfers of all ages and skill level. 

Each of the golf courses we've written about here represents a different corner of the Eastern Region; where the natural beauty of our inland and lakeshore landscapes will certainly help you discover how your heart beats in Eastern Manitoba.


Grand Pines Golf Club

Design by Dave Grant, Grand Pines Golf Club is a scenic and challenging 18 hole layout that is guaranteed to test the skill level of all golfers. Grand Pines offers the choice of three tees per hole, with lengths ranging from 5,631 to 6,664 yards, allowing golfers to select the course suited to their game. This championship course borders the Belair Provincial Forest in the heart of the lake country, minutes away from both Grand and Victoria Beaches.

Kyle Memorial Golf Course

What started as a private three-hole golf course has now become the pride of many Dominion City residents. The Kyle Memorial Golf Course is a 9 hole, 2029 yard, par 33 course. The course offers a fun yet challenging round of golf with a lot of water hazards involved providing golfers the chance to practice precise accuracy. The Kyle Memorial Golf Course is also very family friendly and offers free golf to all players aged 17 and under. 

LaVerendrye Golf

La Vérendrye Golf was created in 1991 and has since undergone numerous improvements. These upgrades, along with the course’s natural beauty and maturing process, have helped make it what it is today. Designed by renowned golf course architect David Wagner, the course offers an array of challenges for every age and ability. Golfers can choose between 4 sets of tees, ranging from over 7,090 yards from the back tees to a very manageable 5,438 yards from the advanced tees.

Pinawa Golf & Country Club

Surrounded by a mature boreal forest, The Pinawa Golf & Country Club stretches along the edges of the Winnipeg River and the Pinawa Channel, its fairways undulating over and around outcroppings of shield rock for 6,270 awesome yards. These natural environs and their wildlife inhabitants make the club one of the most scenic, exhilarating, and challenging courses in Manitoba. Located in the midst of pristine wilderness beauty, The Course that Nature Built has become one of the province’s premier golf venues.

Pine Ridge Golf Club

Pine Ridge provides a true test for golfers of all skill levels. Founded in 1912, Pine Ridge is an exquisite Donald Ross designed course. At 6600 yards, it is not particularly long by today’s standards. However, what it gives up in length, it more than makes up for with strategically placed hazards, elevation changes, and challenging greens. Set amongst rolling hills, giant pines, and lush forest, Pine Ridge provides the perfect round of 18 holes of Championship golf. 

Eastman's Hot This Week April 23 to 29

Last week's warm weather sure did the trick and it would appear that spring is finally here to stay! Our communities are abuzz with activities and while the yards and gardens still aren't ready for the real work to begin, why don't you drive on out to Eastern Manitoba and see what we have going on this week.


Investigate the World Around You

April 16
10 Acre Woods, Anola

Tracker's is for anyone who loves the outdoors. Walk the 10 Acre's learning about everything we see. From pond scum and poop to bird nests, wood widdling and new life. Lots of fun for the whole family.

Show off Your Musical Talents

April 27
Pennyweight Market, Beausejour

Bring an instrument, or your singing voice, to this relaxed and fun musical Song Circle. Too shy to join in? No problem, just sit back and enjoy the music.

Find some Treasure at these Great Sales

April 28
Sun Gro Centre, Beausejour

Community garage sales are always a hit but the Beausejour Community Garage Sale is going to be a blast! With over 30 garage sale venues all under one roof, you'll be sure to find some really great treasures.

April 28
Garson Community Centre, Garson

After you hit the garage sale in Beausejour, take the drive to Garson for the Annual Spring Craft Sale and Trade Show. With over 30 vendors, a silent auction, canteen and door prizes every hour, you'll be able to make a day of it! 

April 29
Niverville Heritage Centre, Niverville

If you've been waiting for the Farmer's Markets to open, the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Craft & Artisan Boutique is the closest event option available for now. Featuring only made by hand vendors, you're sure to find the perfect treasure at this craft sale.

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Eastman's Hot This Week April 16 to 22

There is no shortage of events taking place in Eastern Manitoba this week. From discovering the world around us, to enjoying great music, movies, and stories - there is something happening this week that you'll be able to participate in. 


Become a Nature Detective

April 18
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Birds Hill

Celebrate Earth Day with Nature Detectives Preschool Program - Growing Up Green. Plant a seed and watching it grow. Discover what seeds need to help them grow and how they can grow food for us to eat. Enjoy a guided walk on part of Nimowin Trail to look for different kinds of seeds in the forest. Enjoy fun games, crafts, songs and a healthy snack while learning more about the outdoors and discover the animals and plants that call Birds Hill Park their home. The program takes place at the Interpretive Workshop, located at the end of Nimowin Road. Programs are FREE. Younger siblings welcome.

Get the Glitter Out!

April 19
ARK Ceramics and Gifts, Landmark

Glam up a Ceramic Wine Glass with ARK Ceramics during this fun Glitter Wine Glass Workshop! Pick your choice of a Wine Glass, Martini Glass, or Margarita Glass, pick your colors and paint the night away! We'll professionally glaze and kiln-fire your piece(s) and have it ready for pick up within a week! Registration is Required.

Enjoy an Evening of Live Music

April 19
Lot 2 Wye Road, East Braintree

Enjoy an evening with Annie Sumi, Matt Foster, and Friends at this house concert event. Annie Sumi is an Ontario-based ethereal-folk artist with a sound shaped by varied musical influences, from Joni to Feist to Nick Drake, and a dash of mystical songstress Kate Bush emerging in her latest album, In the Unknown. Sumi’s music has been played all across Canada on CBC and community radio and earned critical acclaim and numerous accolades. She’s also a member of the award-winning folk/jazz quartet, The Hidden Roots Collective, recently nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.

Discover the World of Mennonite Farming

April 19
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum, Steinbach

MHV Auxiliary presents Seven Points on Earth Film Night depicting seven Mennonite farming communities from around the world. 

Learn to Cook

April 19
Whitemouth School, Whitemouth

Have you been meaning to step up your game in the kitchen? Now is your perfect chance! Join Gladys Ferrada for a two-part Plant-based Cooking Class. In session 1, you'll enter the world of Soups, Stews, and Sprouting; while in session 2, you learn all about Lasagna, Pizza and Pasta Sauce! Registration is required for either session or both!

Investigate the World Around You

April 19
10 Acre Woods, Anola

Tracker's is for anyone who loves the outdoors. Walk the 10 Acre's learning about everything we see. From pond scum and poop to bird nests, wood widdling and new life. Lots of fun for the whole family.

Celebrate Your Love of Stories and Music

April 19
Lac du Bonnet Regional Library, Lac du Bonnet

Meet up at the LdB Library for an evening of Celebrating Stories and Music. Stories presented by Brenda McKenzie, an artist, and author from Pinawa. Her illustrations are seen in Peggy Halstead's book "Teddy 'n' Me." Her novel "Loving You" follows a couple who become caregivers to the family matriarch who has developed dementia. Their journey answers the question, "What next?" Music will be presented by Hannah Leigh Strachan and her students from Vivo Harmonics Music. Hannah has been a music instructor for over 10 years and has experience playing/ performing on over ten different instruments, but chooses to focus mainly on piano, vocals, and songwriting. Hannah believes strongly in the importance of individualized instruction and works hard to create a flexible and fun learning environment where all students will grow as musicians and learn to love music in their own way. 

Create a Week's Worth of Breakfast

April 21
Pennyweight Market, Beausejour

DIY Oatmeal Packs have been taking over the breakfast world. Pennyweight Market is going to help you jump on board with this time saving, delicious and healthy way to start any day with the DIY Oatmeal Packs Craft & Coffee workshopChildren can create a week's worth of their own unique instant oatmeal combinations, and do some crafting at the same time. We will have a DIY oatmeal station set up, with a variety of dried fruit, grains and spice options from our store. Oatmeal packets can be embellished with stickers and stamps. Children are the chefs, in charge of making up healthy breakfast options. 

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

April 21
Ecole Powerview School, Powerview

Library Allard has organized its fourth annual Kickass Women’s Day. It will be held at the Powerview School gymnasium on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 10:00am—3:00pm. What is a Kickass Women’s Day? Well it is designed to connect women, young and young at heart with medical information booths, community information booths, vendors showcasing products and services aimed at women’s interests, spa treatments, a guest speaker on wellness and interactive demonstrations. Basically become Queen for a Day and allow your loved ones to have access to items that can assist you throughout the year.

Other opportunities: Silent auction; 50/50; Door prize draw; Healthy food and beverages available for purchase at the school canteen. There is no charge to enter the event or to take part in the relaxation sessions; gratuity jars will be available at the relaxation sessions; a silver collection will be set up at the front area. Sign up sheets for the spa sessions are available in advance at the library. 

Balance Your Chakra

April 21
Jacobs Trading, Beausejour

In this Chakra Bracelet Make & Take you will create your very own Essential Oil Diffuser Chakra Bracelet and take home a sample essential oil of your choice too! Essential Oil Diffuser bracelets are a wonderful way to enjoy your favorite essential oil all day long. Whether you are looking for the health or emotional benefits of essential oils, diffuser bracelets will not only smell great but look great too! In this Make + Take you will create one custom essential oil gemstone Chakra bracelet. Our instructor will lead you through the process as well as provide instruction and guidance on how to use the bracelet.

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April 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter