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!
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!