Wow! That was one awesome long weekend in the Eastman and just a taste of what is to come over the next couple of warm months! We've got another exciting week ahead of us, so come discover how your heart beats in Eastern Manitoba!
Water is Life
Manito Api Site – Whiteshell Provincial Park
Everyone is welcome to this Anishinaabe Nibi (Water) Gathering 2018! Bring your drums, rattles, feast bundles and lawn chair. It's going to be a good gathering. Over the last 4-5 years, Professor Aimée Craft has been working with Elders and learning from them on Anishinaabe law, with a specific focus on water law, Anishinaabe nibi inaakonigewin. There have been 4 big gatherings thus far (Roseau River in June 2013, Whiteshell Provincial Park (Bannock Point) in September 2014, June 2015, and May 2017). The intention of the gathering was rooted in the idea that “water is living and water is life, in a spiritual and physical way” (Aimée Craft). It was meant to draw out Anishinaabe nibi inaakonigewin, attempt to better understand what it is and to work to implement the responsibilities that flow from it. Anishinaabe inaakonigewin is more than a theory, but a daily practice of a beautiful way of life.
It's Rodeo Time!
May 25 – 27
Hanover Ag – Grunthal
The Heartland Rodeo comes to Grunthal once again and will entertain you and your family during the annual Spring Rodeo. The Rough Stock School is a 3-day event of in-class and practical training in bull and steer riding and bull fighting. Take in the Gymkhana, a great warm-up event to the weekend. Enjoy the mouth-watering supper special on Saturday then kick up your heels with a dance to follow.
Stuartburn to Roseau River
After many years of not seeing the Roseau River Canoe Derby, it's back!. With the river mapped and mile marker signed last year, this paddling poker derby event is an excellent opportunity to participate and check everything out. Canoes/kayaks/tubers start out from Stuartburn between 9 am and noon. Must complete the 11km paddle to Roseau River Park by 4 pm.
Walk/Run for A Cause
Library Allard – St. Georges
In a celebration of fitness and the goal of literacy, Library Allard is holding its fifth annual Walk/Run for Literacy on May 26, 2018, at 9 am as a fundraiser to be able to keep the extended library hours. Runners young and old can take on this community challenge in support of their local library. It’s a wonderful opportunity to join the other walkers/runners in support of literacy and fundraising. It’s even better if you have planned for the event and know what you can expect that morning.
Two Great Events in Tolstoi
Come and Spend the afternoon in Tolstoi, MB on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The Tolstoi Heritage Centre presents a fundraising concert featuring Ray Honeybun and Friends playing traditional Ukrainian and Polish music. From 2 pm to 4 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children under 10 – free. Includes refreshments during the intermission. Tickets are available in advance. The Tolstoi Ukrainian National Hall is hosting a Spring BBQ Supper to raise funds for hall improvements. From 5 pm to 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children under 10 and free for children under 5. The menu includes BBQ Beef, Baked potato, hot veggie, salads and desert.
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 24 – Tracker's – Anola
May 24 – Ceramic Mug Workshop – Landmark
May 25 – BriAnimal Band – St. Malo
May 26 – Flame Reading with Danielle – Beausejour
May 26 – Richer East Flea Market – Richer
May 27 – Yin & Restorative Yoga Workshop – East Braintree
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