Eastman’s Hot This Week: August 19 to 25

Summer is almost over and everyone is busy getting ready for the school year to start, but you still have time to enjoy these great Eastman Region activities and events!. From heritage tours to family festivals and (of course) markets.

Mamawe Ota Askihk – Sharing Life Together Here on Earth

August 19 to 23 – Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre – Beausejour

Gather with Indigenous and settler allies to reclaim the homegrown, the homespoken, the homebred, and the homemade.

Your week together will include hands-on learning about growing, harvesting and preparing medicines and foods from the land. There will be time for listening, sharing, singing, ceremony and enjoying good food together. You will gather medicines, work in the garden, build drums, make pemmican, ferment vegetables and more.

2nd Annual Lac du Bonnet Night Market

August 22 – Lac du Bonnet

The 2nd Annual Night Market will be held on Third Street in Lac du Bonnet again. Go out for a nice walk and enjoy a night of shopping, food entertainment and fun!

Wolf Howl

August 23 – Whiteshell Provincial Park

Join a Park Interpreter for this special event on the most misunderstood animal in the Whiteshell.

You’ll begin at the Big Whiteshell Campground Amphitheatre to discover the unique grey (timber) wolf and learn how to howl. Then, travel to the Lone Island Lake picnic area to howl and listen for the wolves’ haunting calls.

Coyote’s Wild Adventure Campfire Talk

August 23 – Birds Hill Provincial Park

Help coyote pups as they travel across the forest game board in search of a new lair. Avoid the traps and find food along the way on this wild adventure life-sized board game.

Gardenton Heritage Tour

August 24 – Gardenton

Gardenton, Manitoba, was once a bustling town with 27 businesses. What drew people here? And why did they leave?

Get the full story as you learn about Gardenton’s natural and cultural history with this fun and informative tour that includes the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Historic St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Gardenton Ukrainian Museum. See what the first settlers saw when they arrived and find out how they used the local plants to eke out a living on this beautiful land.

Rock the Hill with Streetheart

August 24 – Springhill Winter Sports Park

An outdoor concert featuring Streetheart at Springhill Sports Park. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets for a night of music and fun under the stars!

50th Anniversary Celebration Picnic

August 25 – Roseau River Park

Head over to the Roseau River Park to celebrate the park’s 50th anniversary. Enjoy a day of horseshoe tournaments, baseball, children’s games, face painting, bouncy castle, henna tattoos, 50/50, presentation of park history and reminiscing, chicken BBQ supper, anniversary cake, evening entertainment by Heather Bishop & Quinton Blair, and a fireworks display

Survival Campfire Talk

August 25 – Grand Beach Provincial Park

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Head on over to Grand Beach for Survival Campfire Talk to learn the skills that will improve your chances of survival should you ever become lost in the wilderness.

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!

August 20 – Sunflower Expo – Experience the Magic! – St. Adolphe

August 21 – Jim Sr Open Golf Tournament – Buffalo Point

August 22 – Movie Days! – Lac du Bonnet

August 22 – Paddle the River – Various Locations

August 22 – Summer Market – Beausejour

August 22 – Goat Yoga – Springfield

August 22 – Bike The Esker: Guided Bike Tour – Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 22 – Thursday’s Wing Night & Beer Special – Buffalo Point

August 22 – Yoga in the Garden – Beausejour

August 23 – Moon Gate Artisan Bakery – Whitemouth

August 23 – Southeast Farmer’s Market – South Junction

August 24 – Saturday Morning Movie Days! – Lac du Bonnet

August 24 – Tolstoi & Area Harvest Festival – Tolstoi

August 24 – Annual Fire Hall Pancake Breakfast – St. Malo

August 24 – Geocaching – Grand Beach Provincial Park

August 24 – Sundown Gymkhana 2019 – Sundown

August 24 – Blind as a Bat: Amphitheatre Presentation – St. Malo Provincial Park

August 24 – Meet the Conservation Officer Canine Team – Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 24 – Yoga at Nopiming Park – Tulabi Falls Campground

August 24 – Emerson Complex Fundraiser – Emerson

August 25 – A Tale of Two Turtles: Family Program – St. Malo Provincial Park

August 25 – Critter Dipping at Kingfisher Lake – Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 25 – Mini Shades RC Car & Truck Show – Beausejour

Find more great events happening in the Eastman on our Facebook Calendar!

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