It’s a busy, activities full week in the Eastman Region! Valentine’s Day and Louis Riel Day are happening this week and the communities and organizations are ready to give you and your loved ones perfect ways to celebrate! Treat your special someone (and yourself) to one of the numerous dances, shows, and delicious Valentine’s Day meals happening all over the place! Even the kids can get in on the fun of Valentine’s Day at Niverville’s Mini Spa Day.
Lac du Bonnet is gearing up for their annual Winter Family Fun Day – a day full of family games, activities, and yummy goodies! And head over to the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum their Winterfest where the fun never stops!
Love is a Funny Thing
February 14 – Emerson Golf Course – Emerson
Treat your friend or that someone special with a four-course meal during Emerson Golf Course’s Love is a Funny Thing! Your meals will be prepared by Chef Simon Resch, Chef Kyle Hiebert, and Chef Berlyn Wall, followed by an evening of laughs with comedian Jordan Welwood!
Niverville Mini Spa Day
February 14 & 15 – Niverville Family Chiropractic – Niverville
Is there anything cuter than a kid spa day? I don’t think so!
Make your little ones feel of so special this Valentine’s Day at the Niverville Mini Spa Day! This event is for kiddos age 2-10 years. There will be pampering stations to treat one another, Valentine’s craft table, and some festive treats and refreshments!
MHV Winterfest 2020
February 15 – Mennonite Heritage Village Museum – Steinbach
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum is hosting its annual Winterfest! Sit back and relax on a horse-drawn sleigh ride, or try your hand at Crokinole during the Crokinole Tournament. Cuddle up close and listen to stories by special guest, Metis Storyteller – Tibert le Voyageur. There are plenty of games that your kiddos will love to play.
Enjoy the various outdoor activities like snow sculpting, roasting marshmallows, Crokicurl, skating, sledding and best of all – exploring the village!
February 15 – Birds Hill Provincial Park
At Cougar Cafe you can spend the evening with provincial zoologist, Bill Watkins, as you discover the cougars of Manitoba. Explore the biology and habitat of these elusive creatures and learn how to identify signs that they may be prowling your neighbourhood. Afterwards, enjoy Q&A with Bill around a bonfire!
February 15 – Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes – Whiteshell Provincial Park
Join a Park Interpreter in the Chalet for the Wolf Howl and discover what makes the timber wolf such a unique animal, then you’ll hike to a special location to howl for wolves and listen for their calls. Afterwards, warm up around a fire with hot chocolate and s’mores!
Winter Family Fun Day
February 16 – Lac du Bonnet
Start your Winter Family Fun Day off with a stomach full of delicious home-made pancakes and coffee, tea, or juice for only a Toonie at St. John’s Heritage Church & Arts Centre.
Then head on out and catch all the events happening in Lac du Bonnet. Hit the trails at Blueberry Rock with snowshoes, or enjoy hanging out by the fire and watch the bannock making! Afterwards, this is the perfect spot for a hotdog and some yummy toasted marshmallows with your family and friends.
And don’t miss the action at the Lac du Bonnet Town Dock where you will find more food and hot chocolate, free skating on the open rink from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, free horsedrawn sleigh rides by Ridge Creek Ranch from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM, or participating in, or watching, the silliest of sled races that you can imagine. That’s right, the Wacky Sled Race, full of home-made cardboard sleds of all shapes and sizes will be taking place again this year.
As if that wasn’t enough action for one family packed day, the Community Centre Bowling lanes will be open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for free bowling!
When you’re ready to wind down, come back to visit us in the late afternoon at St. John’s Church for a relaxing yoga session.
More Eastman 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!
February 10 – Full Moon Yoga & Gong Bath – La Broquerie
February 10 – Mature Adult Exercise Classes – Lac du Bonnet
February 10 – Yoga with Fran – Lac du Bonnet
February 11 – Whist Night – Lac du Bonnet
February 12 – Rhythmic Gymnastics: Grades 1 and Up – Lac du Bonnet
February 12 – Movement as Medicine Series: Neck & Low Back – East Braintree
February 13 – 40/30/20 – Lac du Bonnet
February 13 – EPIC SMILE Fundraiser – De Salaberry
February 13 – Drop-In Skating – Beausejour
February 13 – Pucks & Sticks Drop-In – Beausejour
February 13 – Rhythmic Gymnastics: 3-Year-Olds – Lac du Bonnet
February 13 – Rhythmic Gymnastics: 4 and 5-Year-Olds – Lac du Bonnet
February 14 – Public Skating – Beausejour
February 14 – Valentines Dinner – Beausejour
February 14 – Piney Annual Open Bonspiel – Piney
February 14 – Tiny Dancers & Friends – Ste. Anne
February 14 – Beginner Hip Hop – Ste. Anne
February 14 – Vita’s Jarvis Picklyk Memorial Hockey Tournament – Vita
February 14 – Valentine’s Dinner: Three Course – Buffalo Point
February 15 – Forest Club at Falcon Ridge – Falcon Lake
February 15 – VBSD Annual Poker Derby – Traverse Bay
February 15 – Winter Family Fun Day – Lac du Bonnet
February 15 – IOD Stamping Workshop – Landmark
February 15 – Seed Swap, Plant Sale and More – Anola
February 15 – A Night out with Hypnotist James Grant – Lorette
February 15 – Hot Dog Day – Grand Beach
February 15 – Gardenton Valentine’s Dance – Gardenton
February 16 – Ski Day In The Park – St. Malo Provincial Park
February 16 – Family Snowshoe Adventure – Pinawa