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
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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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