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Get road trip ready because we have a lot going on in Eastern Manitoba!  Come find out where Canada’s Heart Beats on your visit to this region, where the sun rises, the place where Manito Ahbee sits.  There’s so much to love in Eastern Manitoba.  

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Parlez-vous français? Even if you don’t, the Francophone culture in Manitoba will welcome you with open arms. You may even learn a new language. Bienvenue! Clicking the image will open doors to the lively Francophone culture in French or English.

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Manitoba Rock and Mineral Show & Sale

Make plans to attend the Manitoba Rock and Mineral Show & Sale March 23rd - 26th! 10,000 square feet of rare and unusual rocks, crystals, fossils and exotic minerals from around the world! Plus incredible displays and demonstrations, jewelry making classes, lapidary demos and more! Prairie Exotics Zoo and Education Center will be with us all weekend with some incredible reptiles and animals from around the world too! What treasure will you find? FREE ADMISSION! March 23rd - 26th 2017 Hours: Thur March 23th 10:00am - 7:00pm Fri March 24th 10:00am - 9:00pm Sat March 25th 10:00am - 7:00pm Sun March 26th 11:00am - 5:00pm Brokenhead River Community Hall 320 Veterans Lane Beausejour, MB (In front of the SunGro Center) Just a short 35 minute drive NE of Winnipeg! Take Hwy 59 North to Hwy 44 East to Beausejour. www.JacobsTrading.ca/manitobarockshow

City: Beausejour
Dates: March 23, 2017 to March 26, 2017
Event Times: 10:00am - 7pm
Event Admission: Free

Film Night Fundraiser

The Last Objectors Film Night Fundraiser April 6, 2017 the MHV Auxiliary presents the CBC Documentary The Last Objectors, plus stories from womens' perspectives. 7 pm MHV Auditorium $12 admission Donations requested as well Proceeds going to MHV Auxiliary and Mennonite Heritage Center of Winnipeg Pie and coffee will be served. Contact 204-326-9661 for more information.

City: Steinbach
Dates: April 6, 2017 to April 6, 2017
Event Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Admission: $12

Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five

Canadian Blues / Roots

City: Pinawa
Dates: April 21, 2017 to April 21, 2017
Event Times: 8 p.m.
Event Admission: Adult $25, Student $10

Eastman Family Expo

The Eastman Family Expo is a fun day out with the family. On the stage you will find live entertainment throughout the day and the kids will receive free balloon sculptures and play games. When not enjoying a show, you can visit our booth area to learn and shop from local businesses that are geared towards the needs of families and children. With all this fun under one roof the Eastman Family Expo is sure to have something for the whole family. For booth rental information contact: tatiana@gingerbreadkidsboutique.ca Facebook Event www.facebook.com/events/221890341614293/

City: Steinbach
Dates: April 22, 2017 to April 22, 2017
Event Times: 10am-4pm
Event Admission: Free Admission

Volunteer Orientation

Do you love meeting people? Do you like all things historical? Than we have an opportunity for you. Mennonite Heritage Village is currently seeking volunteers in all capacities. This is a great place to work. Go back in time and share your story with over 40,000 visitors from around the world. Please contact Mennonite Heritage Village at 204-326-9661 or by email at info@mhv.ca for more information.

City: Steinbach
Dates: April 27, 2017 to April 27, 2017
Event Times: 7 - 8:30 pm

Laura's "You can eat that?!" Wild Edible Adventure

Get ready for a fun adventure in wild edible plant identification, harvesting and preparation! These one-day workshops will give you the confidence you need to incorporate a variety of common wild edibles into everyday meals. With Laura's guidance, you will prepare a full-course meal with a variety of wild edibles that you gathered, yourself!

Go wild in Manitoba with Laura!

City: Gardenton
Dates: May 13, 2017 to May 13, 2017
Event Times: 9:00 - 6:00
Event Admission: $150 (earlybird $130)

Heritage Classic Car Show

Heritage Classic Car Show Dave Nickel Memorial Soap Box Derby & Swap Meet June 4, 2017 11 am – 4 pm Mennonite Heritage Village Contact Patricia for more information. Ph: 204-326-9661 Email: patriciaw@mhv.ca

City: Steinbach
Dates: June 4, 2017 to June 4, 2017
Event Times: 11 am - 4 pm
Event Admission: $10

Tractor Trek

Almost 50 antique tractors roll into town and gather for a lunch break at the Dawson Trail Park in Richer. Public invited. Free admission. Lunch available.

City: Richer
Dates: June 10, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Event Times: noon to 4 pm
Event Admission: free

Canada Day Celebration

Ball Hockey, music, free food, kids and family activities, fireworks. All at the Dawson Trail Park.

City: Richer
Dates: July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2017
Event Times: noon - midnight
Event Admission: free

Laura's "You can eat that?!" Wild Edible Adventure

Get ready for a fun adventure in wild edible plant identification, harvesting and preparation! These one-day workshops will give you the confidence you need to incorporate a variety of common wild edibles into everyday meals. With Laura's guidance, you will prepare a full-course meal with a variety of wild edibles that you gathered, yourself!

Go wild in Manitoba with Laura!

City: Gardenton
Dates: July 8, 2017 to July 8, 2017
Event Times: 9:00 - 6:00
Event Admission: $150 (earlybird $130)

Gardenton Ukrainian Festival

Join us for a celebration of local Ukrainian heritage! Sing or dance along with the Ukrainian performers; fill up on delicious traditional Ukrainian fare (you know those little, puffy pockets filled with potatoe); and learn about the lives of Manitoba’s Ukrainian settlers with guided tours of the museum. The festivities continue all night with an old-time Ukrainian dance, complete with a live band for you to polka and two-step your heart out to! Looking for something a little more mellow? Sit in on the traditional Ukrainian church service or kick back and enjoy a drink with friends in the beer garden.

Most activities take place in a beautiful outdoor setting, so please come prepared for the weather.

City: Gardenton
Dates: July 15, 2017 to July 15, 2017
Event Times: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Richer Rough Stock Rodeo

Annual award winning rodeo and community festival featuring rodeo action, giant "Trading Post", music, family entertainment and more. All at the Dawson Trail Park.

City: Richer
Dates: August 11, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Event Times: 8am - 3 am
Event Admission: varies

Angels Cabin Music Festival

Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of rhythm and blues, country and light rock featuring local Manitoba artists in a beautiful outdoor setting. Canteen, beer garden and children’s activities. Free overnight camping. Gates open at 2:00, concert starts at 3:00.

City: Gardenton
Dates: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Event Times: 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Event Admission: $10 advance, $15 at gate

Prairie Day

Feel, see and experience the tall grass prairie. Guided walks, special presentations by wildlife experts, and activities for the kids provide an opportunity to learn about this amazing endangered ecosystem. It is a place where waving grasses stand nearly two meters high. It is a place where plants smell of licorice, peaches, oregano, and chocolate. It is a place where the bubbling sound of bobolinks and wolf-whistles of upland sandpipers will bring a smile to anyone’s face. It is the largest remnant of tall grass prairie in Canada, nestled between the towns of Tolstoi, Gardenton and Vita.

It is a place of solitude and peace – a place where time stands still.

City: Gardenton
Dates: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Event Times: 10:00am
Event Admission: TBA

Boreal Shores Art Tour

Creativity runs deep in Eastern Manitoba and inspiration flows at every turn. From the surreal east shore beaches of Lake Winnipeg, through the Winnipeg River System to the rugged lake country of the Whiteshell, join us on a tour of art and landscapes as artists across this beautiful region open their homes and studios to share their world with you. Immerse yourself in our world! The Boreal Shores Art Tour is a self guided driving tour through juried artist studios and group locations where you will find diverse artwork for sale and to view and where you will also find opportunities to create your own works of art at hands on locations.

Immerse yourself in our World...

Dates: August 19, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Event Times: 10 am to 5 pm
Event Admission: Free

4th Annual Telus ATV Ride For Dad

The 4th annual Telus ATV Ride For Dad will be held in Woodridge on Sept 9, 2017. This event is to raise money for the treatment and research of prostate cancer and all funds raised, stay within our province. There will be breakfast and lunch available, along with ATV dealer displays, 50/50 tickets, RFD merchandise, celebrities in attendance, and some free gifts for our riders. Registration fee is $40.00 and can be done on line at RideForDad.ca. All registered participants will receive a chance to win a custom motorcycle valued at $124,000 for every $200 in donations raised.  See details and contest rules at RideForDad.ca. All riders must have a licenced and insured machine, sorry no jeeps, sidekicks or dirt bikes . The trail is approximately 75 km and will be a scenic ride for all levels of riders, with no mud . To date Ride For Dad has donated more than $18 million towards prostate cancer research and awareness! Come and join us for some fun and riding while raising funds for a great cause.

City: Woodridge
Dates: September 9, 2017 to September 9, 2017
Event Times: 8am to 5pm
Event Admission: $40.00 registration

Niverville 3rd Annual Winterfest & Market

Niverville's 3rd Annual Winterfest & Market Saturday November 18, 2017 *More Details to come

City: Niverville
Dates: November 18, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Event Times: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM