Eastman’s Hot This Week: February 3 to 9

Are you ready for a funfilled weekend of activities, events, and workshops happening all over the Eastman Region? Head over to Pinawa for the Whiteshell Winter Arts Festival where art lovers and sports enthusiasts will have one heck of a good time. Don’t know what to get your special someone for Valentine’s Day? No problem! Celebrate early at one of the many Valentine events happening, or make add some personal touch to your gift at one of the workshops! And if you can’t get enough of snowmobiling then you will love the 45th Annual Snowmobile Derby in Vassar!

The New Canadian Curling Club

February 4 – Lac du Bonnet Community Centre – Lac du Bonnet

Both laugh-out-loud funny and quietly moving, The New Canadian Curling Club is a brand new comedy about immigration, community, and national identity—with a heart as big as Canada itself!

The town is so small it only has one Tim Hortons. But community-minded Marlene is determined to “diversify” the curling club. She enlists four newcomers to learn the game But when she slips on the ice and breaks her hip, the rink’s ice maker and former champion curler Stuart MacPhail is forced to step in as head coach. Trouble is, Stuart has some strong opinions about immigrants…

What follows is the hilarious and inspiring story of a group of unlikely athletes who face off against local prejudice and become a true team. Each character has their own story to tell about life off the life—all while they prepare to compete in the local bonspiel: the highly coveted Highlander Cup.

Village Books & Gifts, An Evening With The Authors

February 6 – Mennonite Heritage Village Museum – Steinbach

Mennonite Heritage Village Muse is excited to present Village Books & Gifts, An Evening With The Authors to kick off the new year with yet another great evening of literature and reflection. Special guests, Mayor Earl Funk, Authors Andrea Thiessen, Dennis Fast, Dr. Arden Thiessen, and Ralph Friesen

Forest Club at Falcon Ridge

February 8 – Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes – Falcon Lake

Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes is excited to host Forest Club again for the 2020 ski season! This program is designed to connect children to the lake and forests of Falcon Trails on Treaty 3 territory, through safe exploration, play and mentorship. Each week they will explore a new forest theme through games, stories and skill sharing. This week Forest Club will be hosting Animals with Caleigh and Marie.

Whiteshell Winter Arts Festival 2020

February 8 & 9 – Pinawa

It’s that time of year again! Save the date for the annual Whiteshell Winter Arts Festival! Have you always wanted to try yoga, or quilting? Do you enjoy the outdoors and want to skate and toboggan? Maybe find an art piece that you can finally have to cover up that empty space in your home? Then you will love Pinawa’s Whiteshell Winter Arts Festival!

So Sweet: One Day Retreat

February 9 – Shine Your Light – La Broquerie

Would you like to give yourself the gift of a magical one day retreat to treat yourself for this season?

Of course, you would! Head over to So Sweet: One Day Retreat! Who wouldn’t want to start the day with a gentle restorative yoga followed by the calming, healing sounds of 7 attuned chakra crystal bowls. Once you have your energetic body all blissed out then head into the kitchen where you will learn how to bake some amazing sweet and savoury Ayurvedic treats.

Paint Party

February 9 – For The Love Of Art – Ste. Anne

Get ready for a Paint Party! Enjoy an afternoon of creating your very own work of art in a studio, 2-hour small group class, with complimentary refreshments and snacks. This event is great for experienced, beginners and kids are also welcome to paint! It is also a great parent-child night out, girls night out, date night, or treat your self and come mingle!

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 3 – Natural Solutions 101 – Beausejour

February 4 – Tea Time with Tara – Anola

February 4 – Café Night with Chalk ‘n CraiAtive Workshop – St. Pierre Jolys

February 5 – Intro to Beginner Tai Chi Classes – Oakbank

February 6 – DIY Valentine’s Day Cards – La Broquerie

February 6 – Drop-in Skating – Beausejour

February 6 – Pucks & Sticks Drop-In – Beausejour

February 7 – Public Skating – Beausejour

February 7 – Beausejour Ladies Bonspiel – Beausejour

February 7 – Valentine Dinner and Show! – Beausejour

February 7 – Intro to Beginner Tai Chi Classes – Oakbank

February 7 – Starlight Snowshoe Adventure – Pinawa

February 8 – 45th Annual Snowmobile Derby – Vassar

February 8 – Valentines Craft & Sales – Beausejour

February 8 – From our Hearts to Yours Valentine Craft and Bake Sale – Beausejour

February 8 – 3rd Annual Sale – St. Malo

February 8 – 3rd Annual Celebrate Love Event – De Salaberry

February 8 – Woodridge Valentine Dinner & Dance – Woodridge

February 8 – Starlight Snowshoe Adventure – Pinawa

February 8 – Not Your Typical Paint Nite Night – Garson

February 8 – The War Birds – Lorette

February 9 – Dream Catchers Class – Anola

February 9 – Card Camp: Techniques – Île-des-Chêne

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